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Lori Copler

07/03/2018 - 10:49am
The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission tabled a request for a conditional use permit for two one-megawatt solar gardens near Lester Prairie at its Wednesday, June 27, meeting. Novel Energy Solar was seeking the permits to establish the gardens on property owned by Cecil Martin along County Road 9, south of Highway 7. The primary reason the commission tabled the requests was to get better...
07/03/2018 - 8:26am
The Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen has been the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church since January 1999, a little over 19 years. Some community members were somewhat shocked to learn that the long-time pastor had accepted a new call to serve First Lutheran in St. James. To Hermodson-Olsen, moving is just a natural step of life. Hermodson-Olsen’s father...
07/03/2018 - 8:25am
A proposal to develop a small campground at the Area 22 Paint Ball site, located along Highway 22 between Glencoe and Hutchinson, caused some head scratching among members of the McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission at its Wednesday, June 27, meeting. Anthony and Amy Wagner, who operate the facility, would like to place eight to 10 vintage...
06/27/2018 - 2:54pm
Two controversial means of subduing unruly suspects hit the front pages of daily papers across the state this past week. In one incident, officers shot and killed a man in an alley who allegedly had a gun. In other instances, police officers and emergency medical personnel are coming under criticism for using the drug ketamine to sedate people in...
06/27/2018 - 2:53pm
This is my last week with McLeod Publishing. After nearly 35 years in the newspaper business — 31 of that career with McLeod Publishing — I’ve decided it’s time for a change. I started my journalism career with the Byron Review, spent a brief time with my hometown newspaper, the Pine Island Record, and was hired in 1986 as the editor of the...
06/27/2018 - 2:51pm
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners amended its recently adopted buffer ordinance to comply with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BOWSR) at its Tuesday, June 19, meeting. Ryan Freitag of the McLeod Soil and Water Conservation District said BOWSR “did not agree with the administrative penalty” portion of the county’s ordinance...
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