Lori Copler

07/01/2015 - 10:39am
Scanning through social media after the Glencoe Days celebration was somewhat deflating, to say the least. People took to the Internet to offer up their criticisms of the celebration. Every public event is subject to criticism, but what struck us most was the venom of some of the barbed comments. The other thing that struck us was that some people simply have no idea how a community festival...
07/01/2015 - 10:30am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to spend $14,500 to create a business plan for its solid waste department. The plan will be provided by Burns & McDonnell, the consulting firm that helped the county develop its facility retrofit project to accommodate one-sort recycling in the county. Commissioner Paul Wright said the...
07/01/2015 - 10:26am
McLeod County will be seeking quotes to reclaim the surfacing on County Road 54 (Tagus Avenue) to help the road surfacing issues that resulted from a failed trial of a prime, seal and fog coat of the gravel road between County Road 87 (near the Brownton Rod & Gun Club) to County Road 7. The 3.9 miles of road is located on the west side of...
07/01/2015 - 8:00am
The Brownton Bruins posted yet another Crow River Valley League (CRVL) win Wednesday night, June 24, by edging Winsted in a 2-0 pitchers’ duel. The team’s two aces — Dylan McCormick for Brownton and  Tony Kley for the Wildcats — battled it out on the mound as each threw complete games. McCormick scattered three hits,...
06/24/2015 - 10:20am
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Motorcycle Safety Center reported last week that motorcycle deaths in Minnesota are up 56 percent from the same period last year. As of June 19, 25 motorcycle fatalities were reported by the DPS. Since then, a motorcycle death was reported in Sibley County, and a motorcycle driver and a passenger...
06/24/2015 - 9:27am
Reduced square footage, reconfiguration of the sally port, a different bidding period and the hiring of a construction manager may all be options as the McLeod County Board looks at ways to reduce the cost of its proposed jail expansion and courthouse security project. The County Board met in a workshop session Tuesday morning with architect...
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