Lori Copler

09/17/2014 - 8:13am
A professional football player knocks his fiancée unconscious in an elevator. He is suspended for two games. After a video of the assault becomes public, he is suspended indefinitely. Another professional football player admittedly “whoops” his son with a switch, stuffs leaves in the 4-year-old’s mouth, and is indicted by a grand jury for reckless or negligent injury to...
09/17/2014 - 8:12am
The moon pulls at the tide. A magnet attracts steel. An open flame draws a moth. I know how that feels. Last Friday, when I awoke to 35 degrees outdoors and 60 degrees indoors, I was attracted to my thermostat like a moth to a flame. The same thermostat I walk past 50 times a day without ever even noticing it hanging on the wall. But Friday...
09/17/2014 - 8:03am
McLeod County will go ahead with issuing $10 million in bonds to assist with capital improvement projects. The County Board approved three separate areas of bonding at its Tuesday morning meeting — $3.7 million for its newly adopted capital improvement plan (CIP), $1.3 million in capital equipment notes, and $5 million solid waste bonds...
09/17/2014 - 7:56am
Cory Becker just wanted to know more about his family. An admitted history buff, he began researching his family heritage. And the GFW High School senior’s work led to his family’s farm being recognized as a Minnesota Century Farm, a designation co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau. “If it...
09/10/2014 - 9:03am
The Brownton City Council passed a social host ordinance on a 3-2 vote at its Sept. 2 meeting. The ordinance is similar to one adopted in Glencoe, said Police Chief Ken Bauer. McLeod County also has a similar ordinance, Bauer said, but its jurisdiction doesn’t extend into the city limits. The ordinance had been proposed at the Brownton...
09/10/2014 - 9:02am
The Stewart City Council continued Monday night to express dissatisfaction with the quality of work on its 2012-13 street and utility improvement project. Mayor Jason Peirce launched the issue as the City Council considered pay requests for the project. Peirce said the project is still not completely finished, and the City Council has set more...
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