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May 13th, 2015

Why utility ‘net metering’ reform is needed

To the Editor:

House GOP spotlight on rural state fades

To the Editor:
Republicans swept into the majority last year by picking up 10 House seats in Greater Minnesota, convincing voters that they would shine the spotlight on rural areas of the state that they claimed had been ignored by the Democrats. That spotlight shone brightly on rural Minnesota at the start of this legislative session, but it faded quickly once the House Republican majority started passing their major bills last week.

Urge legislators to fund transportation

To the Editor:
As we move into the final stretch of this year’s legislative session it is refreshing to see all sides agreeing that Minnesota has significant transportation problems that require a long-term investment to get back on track.

Adult crime drops slightly in the county

McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge reported a slight decrease in adult criminals charged in 2014 compared to the previous year while presenting part of his annual report at the May 5 McLeod County Board of Commissioners meeting.
He gave part of the report for the benefit of students from the county attending the meeting. The rest will be presented to the board at its next meeting.
“What I often say is our job involves drugs, sex, booze and gambling,” said Junge about how 95 percent of charges are found in these areas.

School Board approves Field House position

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board approved hiring a full-time coordinator for the Panther Field House at its Monday night meeting.
The position will be a new one, said Tina Schauer, Community Education director.
Schauer said the impending retirement of a Field House employee “gave us a chance to look at reconfiguring our staffing.”
Schauer said that realigning current staffing and reallocating dollars will allow the creation of the new field house coordinator position.

Additional staff approved for School Readiness, ECSE

School Board approved two new positions to accommodate a spurt in enrollment in its School Readiness preschool program and early childhood special education (ESCE).
The School Board heard Monday night that there already have been 27 registrations for the morning 4-year-old class for 2015-16, and 16 registrations for the ECSE program. The enrollments are high enough to trigger the splitting of the 4-year-old class into sections, according to the school administration.

Voters pass school bond

4th-annual Mileka’s Run

GSL choir concert

True team competition