Lori Copler

02/11/2016 - 3:24pm
Bids were opened this Thursday on the proposed McLeod County Jail expansion and security project, and appear to b be under estimated costs. The County Board had been looking at a budget of just over $6 million for the construction costs of the project, with a total estimated cost of $7.99 million with architectural and construction management fees, contingencies, and alternates on top of the...
02/10/2016 - 12:12pm
The “backbone” for the RS Fiber fiber-to-the-home project has been built as far as Brownton, the Stewart City Council heard Monday night.   Mark Erickson, the city of Winthrop’s economic development director and a driving force behind the cooperative fiber project, said that the extension of the backbone from Brownton...
02/10/2016 - 10:38am
From Lady Gaga’s “National Anthem” performance to reviews of the halftime show, multi-million-dollar ads and, of course, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton slinking out of a post-game interview, the 50th Super Bowl was very much on the minds of armchair quarterbacks on Monday morning. Funny that much of the talk was about the non...
02/10/2016 - 10:29am
Brownton’s fifth annual Cabin Fever Days celebration is set for Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20. The celebration opens Friday evening with two shows at the Brownton Area Civic Center gymnasium (the former Brownton school). Doors open at 7 p.m., and the first show starts at 7:30 p.m. Up first will be comedian  Ron Lamprecht, a...
02/10/2016 - 10:23am
They love to argue. Which is why they all get along so great. “They” are members of the 2015-16 Glencoe-Silver Lake Mock Trial team, which is taking a 2-1 record into the regional tournament. When asked why they participate in Mock Trial, members talk about rising up to new challenges and trying an activity that is different than...
02/10/2016 - 10:22am
McLeod County is applying for state bridge bond funding for three bridges, including a $1 million project on Hamlet Avenue in Glencoe Township. The County Board approved a resolution applying for the funds at its Tuesday, Feb. 2, meeting. According to McLeod County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst, the county is applying for township bridge...
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