Lori Copler

06/28/2017 - 7:05am
On Monday, in Ramsey County District Court, Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to 90 days of funding for the Minnesota Legislature so it can hopefully come to a compromise with him on the recently passed budget bills. A quick recap: Gov. Dayton, a Democrat, signed an agreement with the Republican-controlled Legislature that he would sign the budget bills. Although he did sign the bills, he line-item...
06/14/2017 - 10:00am
It’s been an ongoing issue: making the Glencoe yard waste site, also known as the elm site, more available to city residents. And the Glencoe City Council will be considering expanding those hours at its Monday, June 19, meeting. The city’s personnel and legislative committee is recommending a revision to the hours to the City...
06/14/2017 - 12:00am
On a 3-1 vote, the Stewart City Council on Monday approved a conditional use permit for a proposed recreational vehicle (RV) park and tiny home park on North Street. In May, the council had declined the permit, requested by Terry Rikke, after hearing concerns from residents, and suggested that Rikke come back with a revised plan to address...
06/14/2017 - 12:00am
The Brownton City Council will be taking a look at revising its assessment policy after learning that some assessments for its proposed $8.37 million street and utility improvement project will push $20,000 per parcel. John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), said that the city’s assessment policy is pretty much 50-50...
06/14/2017 - 12:00am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will be considering an agreement with GreenForest Recycling Systems, LLC, of Brainerd, to manage its Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at its June 20 meeting. The McLeod County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC), which is currently comprised of the five county commissioners, walked through the...
06/14/2017 - 12:00am
State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, said last week that the 2017 legislative session was “eventful,” but he wished even more could have been done. But there was plenty accomplished that will benefit the local area. For example, the Legislature passed a 40 percent credit for farms on school building bond levies. “That...
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