Lori Copler

07/30/2014 - 8:24am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the Hutchinson Joint Planning Area ordinance that will allow feedlots within a half-mile of Hutchinson and neighbors, provided a conditional use permit is approved to allow the feedlot. Original language in the ordinance stated that no new feedlots would be allowed within the joint planning area, which surrounds the...
07/30/2014 - 7:55am
Back in the day, when we were stumped about something, we’d grab a dictionary, encyclopedia or almanac and look it up. These days, we “Google” or “ask Siri.” Well, I don’t ask Siri anymore. Not since she told me she found my “frivolous questions” tiresome. “Frivolous?” She should be so judgmental. I once asked her for the meaning of life, and she...
07/23/2014 - 8:09am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners asked Wold Architects to proceed with a schematic design of its proposed jail renovation and courthouse security project — including the potential closing of Ives Street and reopening of Judd Avenue. John McNamara of Wold reviewed the proposed project, which has been on hold while the county waited out the...
07/23/2014 - 7:32am
I have an aversion to filling out forms. I think it all started in my junior year of high school, when we started filling out financial aid applications for college. My dad, with his “misery loves company” philosophy, made me sit at the kitchen table with him to fill out the forms, when all I really wanted was to be out cruising around town with...
03/26/2014 - 7:40am
Sometime late Thursday afternoon, I realized I had not received a single e-mail since early that morning. Which is odd for me, because I’ve somehow managed to get myself on every mailing list under the sun, from clothing stores to a tire store to a variety of health websites, to a sporting goods store. Like my snail mail, most of it is non-...
02/26/2014 - 8:58am
Like most middle-aged people, I’ve made sporadic attempts to “get in shape” and “drop a few pounds.” (And by a few, I mean 20). I’ve tried everything from long-distance bike riding to Wii Fit and Tae Bo. A few years ago, I read somewhere that the best “fat-burning” exercises are those in which you bear your own body weight, such as walking or...
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