Lori Copler

09/28/2016 - 9:48am
A driver facing charges in the April 2015 death of Glencoe resident Penny Verdeck in a car-bicycle accident has been convicted of careless driving. District Judge Timothy Looby found her not guilty on two other charges — felony vehicular homicide and a misdemeanor charge of using a cellphone while driving. Looby filed his findings on the case last week. The case went to a court trial,...
09/21/2016 - 11:40am
Staff at Trailblazer Transit told the Joint Powers Board Thursday that recent publicity regarding conflict at the transit system is hindering hiring. Mark Lauer, one of two operations manager for Trailblazer, said he is glad the board has set a workshop to help define processes for dealing with issues at Trailblazer. “I appreciate the...
09/21/2016 - 11:39am
McLeod County’s jail expansion is starting to take real shape, the County Board heard Tuesday morning. Sam Lauer of Contregrity, the construction management firm, said within a few days, “it’s going to start to look like a building coming up from out of the ground.” That is, of course, if the area doesn’t get the...
09/21/2016 - 11:36am
Once again, we’ve been made startlingly aware that terrorism is a global problem, one not confined to just the Mideast, half a world away. Saturday evening, Dahir Adan went on a rampage through a St. Cloud shopping mall, stabbing nine people before being shot by an off-duty police officer. According to news reports, Adan was dressed in a...
09/14/2016 - 9:09am
The McLeod County Sheriff’s Posse has provided security at dances, assisted at fatal accidents and homicides, monitored campgrounds and lakes, helped at Winstock and the county fair, searched for missing persons and provided a multitude of other services to the county in its 40-year history. Current and former members of the posse...
09/14/2016 - 9:07am
Glencoe-Silver Lake history students got to hear about the Civil War from a true expert Wednesday, Sept. 7, when Jeffrey S. Williams, director of media relations for Minnesota Civil War 150, spoke to Tom Schoper’s history classes. Williams, a veteran of the Gulf wars, has long been a Civil War history buff, visiting battle sites and...
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