Lori Copler

10/22/2014 - 6:34am
What a disappointment the 2014 political campaign season has been. It seems we have reached a new low in our desire to assassinate the characters of our candidates. Some television ads have become so vitrolic that stations are providing “truth tests” and “reality checks” so that voters can find out if the assertions put forth in these ads are truth or fiction, or can be...
10/15/2014 - 9:29am
Unlike most election years, 2014 has been a light one for election and campaign letters to the editor. It’s hard to believe the general election is a scant three weeks away. As in the past, we will put on a moratorium on letters regarding candidates or other ballot issues, ending election letters in the second-to-last edition before the...
10/15/2014 - 9:19am
The McLeod County Board put on hold proposed changes to its tobacco ordinance and workplace policy to include e-cigarettes and “nicotine and tobacco-related delivery devices and similar products” after a public hearing at its Oct. 7 meeting. McLeod County Public Health Educator Jean Johnson told the County Board that the proposed...
10/15/2014 - 9:16am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners considered, but didn’t act on, a proposal to place a veterans memorial on courthouse property in Glencoe. Commissioner Kermit Terlinden brought the possibility before the County Board at its Oct. 7 meeting, saying that an effort is under way by Glencoe veterans groups to establish a memorial....
10/08/2014 - 9:20am
Local voters will have ample opportunity to research the positions of candidates for office prior to the Nov. 4 general election. First, we need to express our appreciation to the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce for once again hosting a candidates’ forum. This forum is set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 6:30 p.m. to about 9 p.m., in the...
10/08/2014 - 9:18am
I was propped up on pillows in bed, scanning through a clothing catalog, thinking that the last time I updated my wardrobe was about 10 years ago. First, I’ve always said that I will buy new clothes after I reach my target weight, which is probably never going to happen if it hasn’t happened since 1993, when I started my diet....
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