Lori Copler

10/29/2014 - 8:50am
The city of Brownton is searching for a new public works employee after accepting the resignation of 17-year employee Mark Streich. Streich has accepted a job in the private sector and his resignation is effective Nov. 12. The Brownton City Council met in special session Thursday night to start the advertising process for finding a replacement. City Clerk Ella Kruse said Streich has agreed...
10/22/2014 - 6:22am
Candidates for state office were peppered with questions ranging from education funding to the Keystone Pipeline at the forum sponsored by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Participating in the quorum were governor or lieutenant governor candidates from the Independence, Libertarian and Grassroots parties. Neither the...
10/22/2014 - 6:19am
Glencoe City Council candidates were asked about their priorities, health insurance,  infrastructure and blight at the Oct. 14 forum sponsored by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce. At the heart of the discussion was the city of Glencoe’s proposed $11 million projects to address infrastructure, street surface and water issues. All...
10/15/2014 - 9:32am
Although the city of Brownton is not considering any major infrastructure improvements until 2016 — after paying off one of its bonds — it needs to get them “on the shelf so they’ll be ready for funding,” the City Council heard at its Oct. 7 meeting. John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’...
10/15/2014 - 9:30am
Although they didn’t say much, McLeod County Commissioners seemed hesitant to adopt changes to its tobacco ordinance to include e-cigarettes, nicotine and other tobacco-delivery devices. In fact, the County Board tabled the issue until its Nov. 18 meeting as a 30-day commentary period. We wish all governmental units would be so hestitant...
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...
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