Lori Copler

08/24/2016 - 11:32am
In this issue, we report on the third straight Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board meeting that seemed to disintegrant into a pile of muck. In each of those meetings, members of the board have discussed workplace environment issues, and whether any progress is being made on rectifying perceived problems. Each meeting, the morass seems to get worse. McLeod County Commissioner Doug Krueger...
08/24/2016 - 11:26am
A motion to immediately terminate Trailblazer Transit Director Gary Ludwig’s employment was declared out of order and ultimately withdrawn at a Joint Powers Board meeting Thursday morning. The motion was made in the midst of another long and messy discussion regarding Trailblazer’s workplace environment, and whether Ludwig was...
08/24/2016 - 11:25am
The city of Glencoe will have contested council races on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Filings for candidacy closed on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Mayor Randal Wilson is seeking re-election and is unchallenged. In Precinct 1, incumbent Daniel F. Perschau is being challenged by Milan Alexander; and, in Precinct 4, incumbent Kevin Dietz is being...
08/24/2016 - 11:24am
The McLeod County Board, on a 4-1 vote, tabled until Aug. 30 a decision on whether it should apply for Legacy grant funding to pave the Dakota Trail. At its Aug. 16 meeting, Parks Director Al Koglin told the board that the trail had received designation as a regional trail, which will allow it to apply for a Legacy Fund grant. It is estimated...
08/24/2016 - 11:23am
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is updating its Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan, and that has the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board pondering whether it should be expanding service hours into evenings and weekends. Beverly Herfindahl of MnDOT said that the proposed plan is based on a survey of transit riders,...
08/24/2016 - 11:19am
McLeod County is planning improvements to the bathroom facility at Piepenburg Park, north of Hutchinson. Parks Director Al Koglin told the County Board at its Aug. 16 meeting that the current bathroom is 34 years old, and needs some upgrading. Koglin would like to totally remodel the interior, and divide it up into four family-style bathrooms...
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