Lori Copler

02/09/2016 - 3:44pm
McLeod County Deputy Sheriff Matthew Wyatt will not be charged in the Nov. 1 shooting death of Hutchinson resident Luverne Christensen, it was announced Tuesday afternoon. The McLeod County Attorney's Office has found that Wyatt's action was legal under the Minnesota statute that governs the "use of deadly force to protect any person from apparent death or bodily harm."...
01/27/2016 - 8:25am
Trailblazer Transit’s continuing difficulty in filling open jobs caused a sometimes contentious discussion at a joint powers board meeting Thursday morning. Trailblazer’s new human resources and compliance director, Brittany Myers, said she has concerns about filling the jobs. Myers started her new job just after Thanksgiving, and...
01/27/2016 - 8:23am
McLeod County Solid Waste is considering accepting two materials for recycling at its materials recovery facility (MRF) — ag bags and boat wrap. The Solid Waste Advisory Committee (which currently consists of the McLeod County Board of Commissioners) heard about both at a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 20. Sarah Young, acting solid waste...
01/25/2016 - 2:40pm
The Silver Lake Fire Department was called out in the wee hours of Sunday morning to battle a machine shed blaze at the David Pokornowski residence on 228th Street, northeast of Silver Lake. Fire Chief Dale Kosek said the department was paged at about 2:20 a.m. After hearing from a deputy that the 50-foot by 100-foot shed was fully engulfed,...
01/20/2016 - 9:34am
The Stewart City Council tabled a request from the fire department to purchase a 2012 mini-pumper.   A resolution regarding the purchase came before the Council at its Monday, Jan. 11, meeting.   The 2012 Ford 550 mini-pumper had a purchase price of $137,500. The department sought an additional $10,000 to buy equipment for the...
01/20/2016 - 9:34am
The Stewart City Council made its annual designations and appointments at its Monday, Jan. 11, meeting.   One position that was not filled was that of the emergency management director. Mayor Jason Peirce said there were no qualified candidates at the moment.   Council Member Carol Altrichter suggested that fellow Council...
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