Lori Copler

08/27/2014 - 8:38am
The current campaign season is just starting to heat up, and with it will come the usual buzzwords and phrases: “streamlining government,” “inter-governmental cooperation,” “efficiency,” “inter-agency cooperation.” People want government that does more with fewer of our tax dollars. Everyone wants to eliminate duplication of services, to...
08/20/2014 - 8:23am
The ballot has been set for McLeod County’s District 5 Commissioner race and the city of Hutchinson’s mayoral tilt as the result of the Aug. 12 primary election. Jon Christensen, incumbent District 5 county commissioner, and Hutchinson resident Joe Nagel will face off for the seat on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Challenger...
03/26/2014 - 7:40am
Sometime late Thursday afternoon, I realized I had not received a single e-mail since early that morning. Which is odd for me, because I’ve somehow managed to get myself on every mailing list under the sun, from clothing stores to a tire store to a variety of health websites, to a sporting goods store. Like my snail mail, most of it is non-...
02/26/2014 - 8:58am
Like most middle-aged people, I’ve made sporadic attempts to “get in shape” and “drop a few pounds.” (And by a few, I mean 20). I’ve tried everything from long-distance bike riding to Wii Fit and Tae Bo. A few years ago, I read somewhere that the best “fat-burning” exercises are those in which you bear your own body weight, such as walking or...
03/27/2013 - 9:15am
The Stewart City Council is hoping to take advantage of its current street and utility improvement project to address some of its inflow and infiltration (I&I) of storm water into the sanitary sewer system.   Maintenance Supervisor Matt Maiers told the City Council in workshop Monday night that at least 40 properties along the...
09/26/2012 - 8:01am
The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board had a look at the preliminary 2013 budget Thursday morning, but with a caution from Director Gary Ludwig — it could change based on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) own budget. “Trailblazer will finalize its budget after MnDOT establishes its funding levels,” said Ludwig. MnDOT...
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