Lori Copler

05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the K-12 education funding bill last week because it did not provide funding for one of his pet issues — mandatory preschool for 4-year-olds.  We understand the governor has the right to veto bills he feel are unacceptable, but one would hope it would be for better reasons. Don’t get us wrong — preschool for 4-year-olds ought to be offered. In...
05/27/2015 - 1:16pm
Seventy-one years after his plane was shot down over Germany in World War II and he was taken captive, Stewart native Norman Kottke was awarded his Prisoner of War medal. It was presented to his widow, Adline Kottke, Monday afternoon following the Stewart Memorial Day service by representatives of the Armed Forces and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D...
05/27/2015 - 1:14pm
Trailblazer Transit needs 32 drivers and eight administrative and support staff employees, its joint powers board heard Thursday morning. “I’m challenged to fill 40 open positions,” said Executive Director Gary Ludwig. The upshot, said Ludwig, is that there is a huge demand for drivers right now in all aspects of the economy...
05/27/2015 - 1:12pm
While Minnesota’s roads and bridges are in need of repairs and upgrades, raising the gas tax to fund them probably will hurt the economy more than it will help. That’s the message state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, and state Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, brought to constituents at a town hall meeting Thursday in Glencoe....
05/27/2015 - 1:11pm
Trailblazer Transit received high praise from Tom Gottfried, program director for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Office of Transit at the joint powers board’s Thursday morning meeting. Gottfried lauded Trailblazer for its success in incorporating most of Wright County’s communities into its service area....
05/27/2015 - 8:25am
Brownton Bruins’ skipper Doug Schuette took advantage of the May 20 exhibition game against Fairfax to give his reserves some significant playing time. They came through for their manager, pulling out a 6-2 win to preserve the Bruins’ spotless season record, which is now 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Crow River Valley League....
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