Lori Copler

11/19/2014 - 7:51am
We can’t say we weren’t told. In the wake of failed building referendums, the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board and administration have warned us time and again that we need to address issues at the aging Helen Baker Elementary School. Thursday night, School Board members heard that the heating system has responded well to the early and frigid cold snap; in fact, it has...
11/12/2014 - 8:31am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will hopefully see a revised proposal for amendments to its tobacco ordinance, to include e-cigarettes and other “tobacco-delivery” devices, at its Nov. 17 meeting. The County Board had originally heard proposed changes to its ordinance in October from its public health staff, but postponed...
11/12/2014 - 8:29am
Seven of McLeod County’s 14 townships held their annual elections in conjunction with the Nov. 4 general election. All had open supervisor seats on the ballots, while others also had either treasurer or clerk positions open. Results included: • Acoma Township — Four candidates vied for the open supervisor seat, and incumbent...
11/12/2014 - 8:27am
McLeod County’s first try at a prime-and-seal road project may need some fixing up, the County Board heard at its Nov. 4 meeting. The county used funds generated by its wheelage tax to use the prime-and-seal method to provide a blacktop-like surface on Tagus Avenue, west of Lake Marion. Pete Maiers, chairman of the Collins Township Board...
11/05/2014 - 10:46am
For several weeks before Sunday’s Vikings-Redskins’ game, The Chronicle received e-mails from organizations touting their plans to rally in the Twin Cities to protest the use of “Redskins” as a team name. Our gut reaction was that this was another attempt at making society overly “politically correct,” or...
11/05/2014 - 10:37am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners had already planned a Nov. 13 workshop to discuss its jail expansion and courthouse security project, but will take an extra hard look at it after hearing Tuesday morning that the project’s anticipated cost is $7.1 million, about $200,000 more than the original estimate of $6.9 million. John...
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