Lori Copler

04/27/2016 - 9:11am
McLeod County will be hosting a public hearing Tuesday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m., on its proposed trail plan. The meeting will be at the Glencoe City Center. We expect there will be a lot of debate at the hearing, and we hope people present their views respectfully and civilly. The County Board’s 2012 decision to put $500,000 toward the paving of the Luce Line sparked a lot of backlash many...
04/27/2016 - 9:08am
Susan Herreid, a consultant with Sand Stone Group, outlined the general results of a workplace environment study commissioned by the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board at its Thursday, April 25, meeting. Herreid prefaced her remarks by noting that not all of the information she collected could be discussed at a public meeting because of...
04/27/2016 - 9:06am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners had a lengthy discussion on whether to switch employee health insurance to another provider, and ended up tabling the issue until its May 17 meeting. County Administrator Pat Melvin brought the matter forward at the board’s April 19 meeting, saying he wanted some direction before pursuing it more...
04/27/2016 - 9:04am
The Trailblazer Transit Joint Board of Commissioners has offered its human resources position to a candidate, but the decision came after a long, sometimes tense and contentious discussion over the hiring procedure. The board met Thursday morning at the Trailblazer facility. Trailblazer Executive Director Gary Ludwig announced that the...
04/27/2016 - 9:02am
Trailblazer Transit had a financially sound fiscal year 2015, the joint powers board heard Thursday morning. Executive Director Gary Ludwig reviewed the 2015 fourth-quarter report, noting that for the first time in its history, “we have excess operating revenue.” Ludwig did note that part of the reason for the success was that...
04/27/2016 - 8:00am
The Brownton Bruins lost 14-4 to St. Croix Falls Saturday afternoon in an exhibition game, their second of the new season. The Bruins rotated five pitchers through eight innings of play to give some arm time to each before the Crow River Valley League season opens Sunday, May 1. Dylan McCormick started and threw three innings, followed by Ryan...
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