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Lori Copler

01/17/2018 - 8:31am
Tuesday morning, in a workshop session, the McLeod County Board heard a proposal to install a security checkpoint in the new lobby of the law enforcement center and courthouse. Representatives of the sheriff’s office noted that they had received a citizen complaint regarding the current system for checking bags at courtroom entrances. Would a one-stop, scanning station at the courthouse’s main...
01/17/2018 - 8:02am
McLeod County received a citizen complaint regarding its courthouse security procedures, prompting a discussion at a County Board workshop Tuesday on whether it needed to install a weapons screening checkpoint at the entrance to the law enforcement center and courthouse. Tim Langenfeld, chief deputy of the sheriff’s department, said that the...
01/10/2018 - 10:37am
A motion was made at the Glencoe City Council’s Jan. 2 meeting to sign an agreement with McLeod County regarding the Morningside Avenue extension project. That motion died for a lack of a second. The agreement, had it passed, outlined the responsibilities and cost shares for the county and the city. The project is a joint partnership between the...
01/10/2018 - 10:28am
Minnesota Nice’s final season of sending care packages to active military personnel definitely ended with a bang rather than whimper. The Minnesota Nice crew sent out a record-high 400 packages this year, with Linda Krueger and her two stalwart volunteers, LaDonna Stuber and Colleen Benjamin, packing the final 22 on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and mailing...
01/10/2018 - 10:27am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will consider increasing the amount it pays to Green Forest Recycling Services to $75 per ton for materials shipped to end markets from the current rate of $56 per ton. Green Forest was hired by the County Board in 2017 as a private contractor to manage the county’s materials recovery facility (MRF), which...
01/10/2018 - 10:24am
The Brownton City Council was displeased to learn that its proposed $8.4 million street and utility improvement project may not be going out for bids in a timely manner. The council heard at its Tuesday, Jan. 2, meeting that the final plans and specifications had not been approved until Dec. 20 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA...
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