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Dave Pedersen

06/24/2015 - 9:23am
Jennifer Hauser was appointed as the new McLeod County Public Health Agency coordinator by the Board of Commissioners at its June 16 meeting. When the position first opened, the county considered different ways to re-structure the job. When there was not a lot of interest, especially internally, the board went back to fill the original job description. Hauser previously worked for the county...
06/24/2015 - 9:22am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted to improve the scope of how residents are warned in case of emergencies at its June 16 meeting. Emergency Management Director Kevin Mathews asked the board to approve the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) Addendum for the CodeRED mass notification system. The wireless system is from...
06/10/2015 - 12:08pm
McLeod County commissioners took a first step to fix the poor road conditions on County Road 54 between County Road 87 and County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 7 near Lake Marion. A new road resurfacing process used on the four-mile stretch of road last year did not work out and ways to improve the road quality have been sought ever since....
06/10/2015 - 12:05pm
A conditional use permit (CUP) for mining an existing gravel site in Bergen Township near Lester Prairie was approved by McLeod County Commissioners at the June 2 meeting after some tweaks were made to appease protesting residents. Another CUP at the same site that includes production of hot mix asphalt was tabled because it was not made clear...
05/27/2015 - 1:10pm
McLeod County was recognized by the Minnesota Safety Council for superior performance in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon May 7 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The award was presented at the May 19 McLeod County board of commissioners meeting. Receiving the honor were members of the safety...
05/27/2015 - 1:09pm
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners opted to invest in technology upgrades at its May 19 meeting, which will save time and funds in the long run. Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst was granted his request to purchase a new Trimble R10 GPS surveying instrument, tablet PC and miscellaneous hardware and software from Frontier Precision in St....
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