Lori Copler

04/16/2014 - 3:33pm
It’s National Library Week, which seems like a good time to introduce the new librarian at the Brownton Public Library, and some of the activities that are going on, both this week and throughout the year. Sylvia Muecke is the new librarian. The North Dakota native has lived in Brownton for 12 years with her husband, Bruce. The couple has two sons. Muecke said she pursued a degree in secondary...
04/16/2014 - 11:22am
The Stewart City Council voted Monday night to drop Winona Street from its latest round of street and utility improvements. The street runs for one block north and south between Highway 212 and Croyden, and has St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on the east side and the church’s parsonage on the west. At issue is the church’s desire...
04/16/2014 - 7:59am
Several people took advantage of the McLeod County Board’s open forum portion of its April 8 meeting to express displeasure with a potential county adoption of the state building code. The County Board had a workshop regarding the building code after its regular meeting, but had determined at an earlier meeting that only invited guests would be...
04/16/2014 - 7:39am
I took advantage of Saturday’s gorgeous weather to take care of a couple of maintenance projects, and spent a good deal of time in the garage rooting around in my dad’s tool collection. Dad was a career Navy man, but as the son of a carpenter, he had a love and appreciation for proper tools, and spent his adult life collecting a large assortment....
03/26/2014 - 7:40am
Sometime late Thursday afternoon, I realized I had not received a single e-mail since early that morning. Which is odd for me, because I’ve somehow managed to get myself on every mailing list under the sun, from clothing stores to a tire store to a variety of health websites, to a sporting goods store. Like my snail mail, most of it is non-...
02/26/2014 - 8:58am
Like most middle-aged people, I’ve made sporadic attempts to “get in shape” and “drop a few pounds.” (And by a few, I mean 20). I’ve tried everything from long-distance bike riding to Wii Fit and Tae Bo. A few years ago, I read somewhere that the best “fat-burning” exercises are those in which you bear your own body weight, such as walking or...
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