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Lori Copler

10/18/2017 - 6:38am
Our local fire department, ambulance service and law enforcement personnel had the unenviable task of responding to two serious accident within two days last week — one resulting in a critical injury, the other in a fatality. As if that weren’t enough, we also received news releases this past week detailing two fatal ATV accidents, one involving a rural Olivia man, the other involving a Green...
10/18/2017 - 12:00am
McLeod County Administrator Patrick Melvin attended his last official county board meeting Tuesday morning. Melvin, who has been the county administrator since 2008, recently accepted a job with the city of Arlington as its new city administrator. McLeod County Board Chair Joe Nagel thanked Melvin for his years of service at the close of Tuesday...
10/18/2017 - 12:00am
An old, wooden bridge on Koala Avenue near 155th Street, northwest of Glencoe, has been closed because of safety issues. McLeod County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst told the County Board Tuesday morning that the bridge had been inspected last week by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which discovered that the west half of the south...
10/18/2017 - 12:00am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners adopted its buffer zone ordinance after a public hearing Tuesday morning. Having an ordinance in place will allow the county to administer the state’s buffer zone regulations, rather than having the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources or the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) administer them....
10/11/2017 - 10:10am
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board is, unfortunately, back to square one on its Helen Baker Elementary School property. The now-vacant school building and its surrounding grounds has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the School Board considered a partnership effort with the city of Glencoe to develop housing on the site, heard a proposal to...
10/11/2017 - 12:00am
The Brownton City Council voted Tuesday, Oct. 3, to restore the funding it had withheld from the Pioneerland Library System, after hearing that the Brownton Public Library was fully staffed. Head Librarian Jackee Fountain also gave a report on the activities and materials that are offered at the library. Fountain said two people have been hired to...
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