Lori Copler

12/17/2014 - 8:46am
The Stewart City Council renewed its contract for building inspection services with MNSPECT of Waconia on a 3-2 vote at its Monday, Dec. 8, meeting. A first motion to renew a 3-year contract died for a lack of a second, and Council Member Jim Eitel advocated his earlier position to approve a one-year contract. “I’d like to pursue other companies that inspect buildings,” said...
12/10/2014 - 8:56am
A tough year for farmers also was a tough year for the Brownton Co-op Ag Center, which had an operating loss of $48,428 for its fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. Fortunately, patrons heard at the cooperative’s annual meeting Friday, other income and patronage received from investments boosted the bottom line to a positive $51,568....
12/10/2014 - 8:54am
The Brownton City Council agreed on its 2015 budget at its Dec. 2 meeting — one that does not increase taxes — but did not agree on a salary increase for employees. City Clerk Ella Kruse said the 2015 budget included a 3 percent wage increase for employees, but that the City Council was free to decide if it wanted to award 3 percent...
12/10/2014 - 8:53am
For many years, Minnesota statute has required school districts to start school after the Labor Day weekend. The legislation was the result of lobbying from the tourism industry, hoping to capture end-of-season revenues from the traveling public. And the Minnesota State Fair wraps up its annual session over the weekend, which draws thousands to...
12/10/2014 - 8:52am
I hate shopping. I already need to take back that statement. I don’t hate shopping. I hate spending money. I have always been tight-fisted. Whenever I really wanted something as a child, my mother would need only say, “You’ll have to use your own money.” That usually killed my desire to acquire whatever it was that...
12/03/2014 - 7:54am
The new Vikings Stadium — and its financing — are still under construction, but two major sporting events will be using it for a venue within the next five years. The stadium is expected to be completed and opened in 2016. The National Football League has already approved the stadium as the site of the 2018 Super Bowl. And, a...
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