Lori Copler

07/29/2015 - 1:11pm
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the city of Stewart and the five townships that contract with it for fire protection will have a new deal.   At a joint meeting Wednesday, July 22, the Stewart City Council agreed that the costs of running the fire department and emergency medical responders unit will be split 50-50 — the city will pay 50 percent of the fire department and emergency...
07/22/2015 - 12:07pm
McLeod County Commissioner Doug Krueger on Tuesday praised fellow commissioners Paul Wright and Sheldon Nies for “busting their butts” in getting the county’s retrofit of its materials recovery facility (MRF) completed. But Krueger also struggled with what he feels is a lack of solid information as the county deals with the...
07/22/2015 - 12:05pm
When I bought my house over a decade ago, there was a bare patch in the backyard where a small, wooden shed once stood. I had two options: plant grass seed, or do the Minnesota thing and plant a vegetable garden. I had images of neat rows of lush vegetables from which I would pluck side dishes while my pork chops cooked to perfection on the...
07/22/2015 - 12:01pm
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending $166,904 on a fence and another $19,270 for a concrete apron for the driveway, both at the Solid Waste Facility in Hutchinson. The approval came on a 3-2 vote — not because dissenting commissioners disputed the need, but the process. Commissioners Doug Krueger and Ron...
07/22/2015 - 11:56am
McLeod and Sibley county representatives on the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board got some good news Thursday morning — their counties will be reimbursed a good portion of their “local share” from 2014. According to Trailblazer Transit Executive Director Gary Ludwig, McLeod County is set to be reimbursed $105,483, while...
07/15/2015 - 9:41am
nesota should be applauded for trying to be more proactive in preventing campus sexual assaults. Statistics say one in five women on college campuses are the victim of some form of sexual assault. Any effort to reduce that statistic is welcome. The University of Minnesota recently proposed an “affirmative assent” policy — in...
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