Lori Copler

06/22/2016 - 11:04am
The number of children who need foster care is far outpacing the number of available beds in foster homes, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The Star Tribune’s Brandon Stahl took a hard look at why there are more foster children than available homes, and part of the answer was startling: the Minnesota Legislature in 2015, passed some sweeping reforms...
06/22/2016 - 10:59am
The McLeod County Board on Tuesday — and on a 3-2 vote — approved $12,945 to fund a new position for the McLeod County Historical Society. The new position will coordinate a collaboration between the county and other historic organizations in the county, such as Historic Hutchinson and the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society. The...
06/22/2016 - 8:00am
The Brownton Bruins earned an 8-2 win over Carver in Sunday’s hot and sultry weather. The Bruins scored their first run in the top of the first when Taylor Schuette drew a bases-loaded walk to plate leadoff batter Spencer Glaeser, who reached base on an error. Brownton pulled ahead 2-0 with a run in the top of the fourth as Schuette,...
06/15/2016 - 10:02am
Once again, our nation has sat back, stunned, in front of our television sets as reports came out of Orlando, Florida, of the most massive shooting in our country’s recent history. Questions abound: was the shooter a member of a terroristic organization? Was he, as his parents claim, repulsed by gay people? How did someone who was, at...
06/15/2016 - 9:23am
The Stewart City Council awarded the bid for its 2016-17 improvement project after hosting an assessment hearing Monday night.   LaTour Construction, Inc., of Maple Lake had the lowest of seven bids received on the project, and was awarded the bid at $2.73 million. The total project cost is estimated at $3.76 million, with the inclusion...
06/15/2016 - 8:00am
The Brownton Bruins suffered two losses in their two most recent games. The Bruins hosted the Green Isle Irish Wednesday, June 8, with the Irish defeating their hosts 7-1 in a Crow River Valley League (CRVL) game. The two teams battled through four scoreless innings before Brownton put the first run on the scoreboard in the fifth on an RBI...
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