Lori Copler

08/26/2015 - 1:48pm
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved spending up to $525,000 to replace about 9,500 feet of tile in County Ditch 20, located near Hutchinson between Highway 15 and County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 12.   The decision came after a public hearing during the Board’s regular meeting Tuesday morning, Aug. 18.   Chuck Vermeersch, an engineer with Short Elliott...
08/19/2015 - 9:14am
Charges were filed recently against a driver whose alleged inattention caused the death of a local woman. The case has yet to be played out in court, but the criminal complaint alleges that the driver had received two text messages on her phone within a minute before reporting the accident, which claimed the life of a 40-year-old Glencoe woman...
08/19/2015 - 9:03am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to hire Contegrity Group of Little Falls as its construction manager for the proposed jail expansion and courthouse security project. Commissioner Sheldon Nies noted that the county had received four proposals for construction management services, and had pared that down to two for...
08/12/2015 - 11:41am
The Brownton City Council spent a good chunk of a well-over-3-hour Aug. 4 meeting changing decisions it had made at its July meeting.   Those decisions were made in regard to providing water and sewer service to a property outside the city limits, the use of canvas carports and the renting of the community center to a group that wants...
08/12/2015 - 11:40am
The city of Brownton’s cash position is a “bit on the low side,” but is slowly building back up after capital expenditures made in 2011. Paul Harvego of Conway, Dueth & Schmiesing (CDS) presented the 2014 audit report at the City Council’s Aug. 4 meeting.   Harvego said the city ended 2014 with $197,706 in...
08/12/2015 - 11:39am
The Stewart City Council decided not to purchase a newer street sweeper at its meeting Monday night.   City maintenance supervisor Matt Maiers said the city’s current sweeper, a 1991 Elgin Pelican, needs about $4,500 in repair, and presented quotes on four newer, but used, sweepers. The quotes ranged from $32,000 to $37,500....
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