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John Mueller

01/16/2019 - 10:36am
Last August, the Glencoe City Council met in a workshop session to discuss budgetary issues relating to the city’s public works department. Councilors spent the better part of two hours discussing the most effective way to spend taxpayer dollars meeting citizens’ wants and the city’s maintenance operations. All six council members had the chance to offer points of view and raise concerns as city...
01/02/2019 - 10:26am
Lions Club members are rightfully proud of the motto, “We serve.” This week, a group of locally elected officials are officially stepping away from their roles as representatives of the people after many years of service. Like the Lions, they may proudly take credit for serving the public. Elected representatives of the people in Silver Lake,...
01/02/2019 - 10:24am
They sought elected office many years ago for similar reasons and now believe they leave having made a positive impact. Two area mayors are stepping away from elected office confident they made good on efforts to give back to their communities. Silver Lake Mayor Bruce Bebo and Plato Mayor Bob Becker stepped away from elected office this week. Bebo...
01/02/2019 - 10:22am
They both won election to the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board at a time when the district was in need of new and positive perspectives. This month, the board will renew its work without two of its most experienced members. Directors Anne Twiss and Clark Christianson completed their service on the GSL School Board last month, finishing a dozen...
12/26/2018 - 9:05am
Everybody likes to kvetch about property taxes. It’s a popular pastime in most every corner of the area, though you’d never know it by the attendance at local city council, county board and school district meetings. In short, it’s oftentimes easier for people to complain amongst friends over coffee than make their voices heard. Elected officials,...
12/26/2018 - 9:01am
As it begins its study of highways 212 and 22 through Glencoe and the surrounding area, the Minnesota Department of Transportation came to town looking for input from the people who know both highways well. Last Wednesday, Dec. 19, MnDOT asked civic and business leaders their opinions on what the study of the two highways should include. MnDOT and...
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