Lori Copler

12/17/2014 - 8:46am
The Stewart City Council renewed its contract for building inspection services with MNSPECT of Waconia on a 3-2 vote at its Monday, Dec. 8, meeting. A first motion to renew a 3-year contract died for a lack of a second, and Council Member Jim Eitel advocated his earlier position to approve a one-year contract. “I’d like to pursue other companies that inspect buildings,” said...
12/17/2014 - 8:42am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners, on a split vote, turned down a proposed 2 percent levy increase for 2015, and instead voted to not increase the levy at all — also on a split vote. After several years of not increasing its levy — in deference to the economic recession that hit McLeod County harder than many areas because of...
12/17/2014 - 8:40am
The past few Christmas seasons, my co-worker Trisha has roped me into “arts and crafts” to make unique gifts for our co-workers. I’m a very reluctant participant. If she didn’t also offer me wine and some of her “magic” cookies (which her son claims not only taste good but have healing powers), I’d...
12/17/2014 - 8:34am
The McLeod Emergency Food Shelf will be trying out some evening hours at both its locations — Glencoe and Hutchinson. Executive Director Lennie Albers said that evening hours for both accepting donations and distributing food will be held each Thursday starting Thursday, Jan. 8. Donations will be accepted from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on...
12/17/2014 - 8:32am
After a failed motion to increase its 2015 levy 2 percent, the McLeod County Board voted Tuesday morning for a 0 percent increase. A 2 percent increase would have raised an additional $365,872 in 2015, which Board Chair Paul Wright said would have been tagged for implementing the results of a salary compensation study that is currently under...
12/10/2014 - 8:57am
The Stewart City Council approved will raise its levy 3 percent in 2015, it decided at its Monday night meeting. The city had proposed a 5 percent increase when it adopted its preliminary budget in September. Mayor Jason Peirce said the levy increase will provide the city with another $11,270 in revenue. Council Member Kevin Klucas made the...
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