Lori Copler

10/22/2014 - 6:34am
What a disappointment the 2014 political campaign season has been. It seems we have reached a new low in our desire to assassinate the characters of our candidates. Some television ads have become so vitrolic that stations are providing “truth tests” and “reality checks” so that voters can find out if the assertions put forth in these ads are truth or fiction, or can be...
10/22/2014 - 6:23am
District 2 county commissioner candidates answered questions regarding trails, the Met Council, public transit, flooding and one-sort recycling at the Oct. 14 forum sponsored by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce. Luce Line Trail The first question posed regarded McLeod County’s contribution of $500,000 toward the renovation and...
10/22/2014 - 6:22am
Candidates for state office were peppered with questions ranging from education funding to the Keystone Pipeline at the forum sponsored by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Participating in the quorum were governor or lieutenant governor candidates from the Independence, Libertarian and Grassroots parties. Neither the...
10/22/2014 - 6:19am
Glencoe City Council candidates were asked about their priorities, health insurance,  infrastructure and blight at the Oct. 14 forum sponsored by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce. At the heart of the discussion was the city of Glencoe’s proposed $11 million projects to address infrastructure, street surface and water issues. All...
10/15/2014 - 9:32am
Although the city of Brownton is not considering any major infrastructure improvements until 2016 — after paying off one of its bonds — it needs to get them “on the shelf so they’ll be ready for funding,” the City Council heard at its Oct. 7 meeting. John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’...
10/15/2014 - 9:30am
Although they didn’t say much, McLeod County Commissioners seemed hesitant to adopt changes to its tobacco ordinance to include e-cigarettes, nicotine and other tobacco-delivery devices. In fact, the County Board tabled the issue until its Nov. 18 meeting as a 30-day commentary period. We wish all governmental units would be so hestitant...
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