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August 27th, 2014

County moves forward on jail expansion design

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners called for a final design for its proposed jail expansion and courthouse security project after reviewing a schematic design at its Aug. 19 meeting.
John McNamara of Wold Architects walked the County Board through a Power Point presentation that showed floor layouts for each level of the courthouse with the jail addition and security improvements.

Trailblazer Transit expands service into Wright County area

Trailblazer Transit can’t get service on the road fast enough in Wright County, its Joint Powers Board heard Thursday morning.
Trailblazer Executive Assistant, Cindy Posivio, told the Board that Trailblazer provided at least 3,750 rides on three buses in its first month of operation, July, in Wright County.
Those statistics reflected rides within cities in Wright County, not rides in the rural area, Posivio said.
“At this pace, we could see 45,000 rides on an annual basis, give or take 5 percent,” said Posivio.

New principal takes the helm at First Lutheran School

Dean Scheele, a native of Hamburg, has enjoyed traveling and teaching around the United States in New Orleans, La., Williamsburg, Iowa, and Bay City, Mich., but is “happy to be back” as the new principal at First Lutheran School here in Glencoe.
Scheele grew up in Hamburg, graduated from Mayer Lutheran High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in history and physical education from Concordia University in Nebraska, where he met his wife, Sheila.
The couple moved to New Orleans after he was called to teach there at a Lutheran school.

Two injured in vehicle rollover

Logan H.A. Pool, 18, of Glencoe, and Sierra A. Newman, 18, of Belle Plaine, were both injured in a vehicle rollover Saturday at about 10:20 p.m.
According to the State Patrol, Pool was driving a 2001 GMC Sonoma westbound on Highway 212 near Dairy Avenue, east of Glencoe, when he fell asleep. The vehicle went into the median. The driver attempted to regain control, over-corrected and crossed both westbound lanes before rolling in the north ditch.

County receives $160,574 dividend

McLeod County will receive dividends totalling $160,574 from the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT) — $94,327 for workers compensation and $66,247 for property/casualty insurance.
County Administrator Pat Melvin informed the County Board of the dividends at its Aug. 19 meeting, saying that the dividends are awarded to counties based on performance in categories such as workers compensation and insurance claims.
County Auditor-Treasurer Cindy Schultz said the county should receive the dividends before the end of the month.

Sweet, sweet corn

New GSL teachers

Miller Manufacturing demos

August 20th

Ground broken for Biscay treatment system

SL Council approves aquatic center deck improvements