Lori Copler

07/16/2014 - 7:47am
A solar panel “farm” may soon be located north of Lester Prairie along Highway 7, near Balow’s Auto Salvage, Inc., the McLeod County Board of Commissioners heard at its July 8 meeting. Nathan Franzen, director of solar energy of Geronimo Energy, gave the Board an overview of the project, explaining that it is a statewide effort by Xcel Energy to provide additional electrical generation during...
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...
03/27/2013 - 9:15am
The Stewart City Council is hoping to take advantage of its current street and utility improvement project to address some of its inflow and infiltration (I&I) of storm water into the sanitary sewer system.   Maintenance Supervisor Matt Maiers told the City Council in workshop Monday night that at least 40 properties along the...
09/26/2012 - 8:01am
The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board had a look at the preliminary 2013 budget Thursday morning, but with a caution from Director Gary Ludwig — it could change based on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) own budget. “Trailblazer will finalize its budget after MnDOT establishes its funding levels,” said Ludwig. MnDOT...
09/12/2012 - 8:35am
For the third straight year, McLeod County will not increase its property tax levy. The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 4, approved a preliminary levy of just over $18.29 million, the same as it has since 2011. At a budget workshop in late August, the County Board had heard that it would need to use about $88,000 in reserves to keep its...
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