July 20th, 2016

Lindemans named McLeod County farm family of the year

The Robert and Lori Lindeman farm southeast of Brownton is in its fourth generation — moving into its fifth generation.
The Lindemans also are McLeod County’s Farm Family of the Year, an honor bestowed by the Minnesota Extension Service to farm families who are engaged both in farming and in their communities.

County Board updated on jail, Judd projects

Rain, a need to move water and sewer services and an unexpected encounter with a coal bin wall has put McLeod County’s jail expansion project a little behind schedule, the County Board heard Tuesday morning.
Larry Filippi and Sam Lauer of Contegrity, the construction management firm, gave an update on the project.
Filippi said the coal bin wall issue resulted in having to shift a planned elevator shaft about six inches. There also were issues with the planned sites for the water and sewer extensions.

Motion to extend yard waste hours fails for lack of 2nd

The hours of operation of Glencoe’s yard waste site has been a topic of discussion in recent months.
Mayor Randy Wilson, at the Glencoe City Council’s meeting on Monday, suggested that the Council take a look at the possibility of expanded hours and associated costs.
The city currently spends over $8,000 for the operation of the site, after the county reimburses around $4,000.
After the city purchased the leaf vacuum in 2014, the need of residents to use the site has decreased. The city will be purchasing a second vacuum this fall.

New Lighthouse pastor seeks mission of a ‘right relationship’ with God

The Rev. Dale Baker has a simple mission for Lighthouse Church, located west of Plato on Highway 212: to make it known as a congregation “that has a right relationship with God.”
Baker, who has been with the church since May, said he is “all about relationships, especially a relationship with our Lord, Jesus. My philosophy of ministry is to be relational in all I do, to connect with people, to know people.”

City Council hears report on sidewalks on Hennepin

What started as a sidewalk replacement project has become much more.
The Glencoe City Council had ordered Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH) to do a feasibility study for sidewalk replacements on the east side of Hennepin Avenue between 11th and 13th Streets.
Much of the current curb and sidewalks are estimated to be from the 1930s and are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Planning Commission: opt out of temporary health care housing law

Baby boomers are aging and the cost of caring for aging family members isn’t going down.
In May, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill allowing property owners to place mobile residential structures on their property to serve as a temporary family health care dwelling.
The city of Glencoe’s Planning Commission discussed the new law at its meeting on July 14.
The structure could be on the property for a six-month period with an option to request a one-time, six-month extension. A $100 permit, along with a $50 renewal fee, would be required.

One injured in 2-vehicle accident near Glencoe

Karen Karl, 73, of Stewart, was taken to the Glencoe hospital by ambulance following a two-vehicle accident Thursday near Glencoe.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Karl was eastbound on Highway 22 in a 2013 Buick Enclave and had stopped to turn left on 120th Street when her vehicle was rear-ended by a 1993 Ford van driven by Christina Bonillo, 18, of Glencoe.
Karl’s injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the state patrol.

Common Cup collecting school supplies

Common Cup Ministries, along with the Salvation Army, will again be supplying school supplies to children in need for the coming year.
Last year, approximately 500 children in McLeod County applied for, and received, supplies and a backpack.
Common Cup relies on individuals to donate the needed items or money donations to make this happen. Organizations, clubs, families and individuals are encouraged to donate. All donations are appreciated. Supply lists are available online at

Grand Meadows enjoys evening of jazz

Lindemans named county farm family of the year

The Robert and Lori Lindeman family has been named the 2016 McLeod County Farm Family of the Year for their commitment to farming and their community. They farm southeast of Brownton. From left to right are Bob, Lori, Mariele and Bryce Lindeman.