Lori Copler

01/04/2017 - 8:44am
Joe Nagel is the new chair of the McLeod County Board of Commissioners, replacing Paul Wright, who had served as chair the past few years. Doug Krueger was elected vice chair. The 2016 vice chair was Ron Shimanski. The motions for both appointments passed unanimously at the County Board’s Tuesday reorganizational meeting. Before the new year began, retiring Commissioner Sheldon Nies...
12/21/2016 - 12:00am
Charlie and Linda Becker were displaced from their rural Glencoe home as the result of a fire Wednesday, Dec. 14. Glencoe Fire Chief Ron Grack said his department, as well as the New Auburn Fire Department, were dispatched to the home at 41670 170th Street, Sibley County, in the early morning hours Wednesday. Grack said the fire appeared to...
12/21/2016 - 12:00am
The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board approved a 2 percent step increase and a 2 percent cost of living adjustment for its employees at its Thursday, Dec. 15, meeting. The board tabled a proposal to add holiday pay until it surveyed other transit systems to find out how they handle the issue. Julie Latzig, Trailblazer’s human...
12/21/2016 - 12:00am
The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board on Thursday tabled action on a possible withdrawal by WCAT (Wright County Area Transportation) until January, hoping that a change in board membership will bring “fresh eyes” to the situation. In November, WCAT announced its intention to withdraw from the Trailblazer Transit joint powers...
12/14/2016 - 10:02am
The city of Brownton had just one person show up for its truth-in-taxation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 6. The city is proposing a 1.8 percent tax increase for 2017, which will generate an additional revenue of about $6,700. City Clerk Ella Kruse said the city has started payments on the fire department’s newest truck, which was the reason for...
12/14/2016 - 9:15am
McLeod County’s Solid Waste Department has “always dabbled” in styrofoam recycling, but its bulkiness limited collection of the product. Now, however, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Resource Recycling Systems, the department has purchased a compressed-air baler that will allow it to increase acceptance of the product. Sarah...
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