Lori Copler

01/28/2015 - 11:38am
A couple of items came across the editorial desk this week that should catch the attention of those interested in school levy referendums — which ought to be each one of us. Randall Thalmann, a rural Plato farmer and former Glencoe School Board member, dropped off a guest column outlining the reasons many farmers are asking the state to tax only a farm’s home and one acre of land...
01/21/2015 - 8:58am
Ruth Klukas, 92, was living alone on her farm near Gibbon in 2013, and her family was concerned about her well-being as the effects of aging took their toll. Klukas’ granddaughter, Laura Donnay of Glencoe, had experience with home health care, and was familiar with the hospice program offered in the past by ConnectCare and now by Allina...
01/21/2015 - 8:55am
Trailblazer Transit’s dwindling pool of volunteer drivers has it pondering how to continue providing service to those with unique needs. The joint powers board heard Thursday morning that there are just seven active volunteers, with an average age of 80. The volunteer drivers provide rides to people who have needs outside of Trailblazer...
01/21/2015 - 8:54am
Trailblazer Transit’s goal of duplicating its Glencoe facility at a location in Buffalo in Wright County has hit a snag. Trailblazer Executive Director Gary Ludwig told the joint powers board that the Buffalo Housing Authority, which is building the facility to lease to Trailblazer, is having difficulty getting financing. “They...
01/14/2015 - 9:14am
On a 3-1 vote Jan. 6, the Brownton City Council passed a resolution indicating that it will use its bonding authority to help secure a loan for the fledgling RS Fiber project. Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates, the financial advisor for both RS Fiber and the city of Brownton, said the proposal to bring fiber-optic service to homes in 10...
01/14/2015 - 9:13am
The Brownton City Council appointed resident Tim Olson to the Council for a two-year term at its Jan. 6 meeting. The two-year term was created when then Council Member Norm Schwarze was elected mayor in the November 2014 election. Schwarze officially resigned his council position Tuesday when he was sworn in as mayor. In the public comment...
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