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Jakob Kounkel

07/17/2019 - 10:48am
One of McLeod County’s newest employees, Julie Erickson, last week completed her first week of official duties in a position that’s new for her and the county: health and human services director. The county recently merged the social services director, formerly held by Gary Sprynczynatyk, with the public health director, previously held by Jennifer Hauser, into one position. She was born and...
07/17/2019 - 10:46am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved its second cash infusion of the year on Tuesday, July 16 to the McLeod-Sibley-Trailblazer Joint Health Insurance pool to help cover a $300,000 shortfall. McLeod County’s portion is $158,790. Funding has already accumulated in the county's health insurance liability fund to cover the costs of the...
07/10/2019 - 10:47am
The Brownton City Council discussed and tabled increasing the city’s connection charges for water, sewer and natural gas as well as its liability coverage at its meeting Tuesday, July 2. Discussion around liability coverage, especially as it pertains to alcohol-related events, came as some cities in Minnesota are making changes to their liability...
07/03/2019 - 10:40am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners, by the suggestion of the county’s Health and Human Services Department, approved PrimeWest, a private insurer, for the county’s families and children who qualify, those on MinnesotaCare and for those on medical assistance through MNSure. The Minnesota Department of Human Services published a request for...
07/03/2019 - 10:36am
At a Trailblazer Transit Board meeting June 26, the joint powers of McLeod, Wright and Sibley counties discussed the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) new contract obligations. The new requirement between MnDOT and transit boards across the state calls for two-year contracts as opposed to one-year contracts. The most significant...
07/03/2019 - 10:31am
As John Pohland and his Waconia High School Marching Band strolled through this year’s Glencoe Days Parade, he not only showed why he was nominated for a Grammy Award, but also marched past the house he lived in while a student at Glencoe-Silver Lake schools. Pohland was one of 138 quarter-finalists announced for the 2020 Music Educator Award...
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