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Lori Copler

07/03/2018 - 10:49am
The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission tabled a request for a conditional use permit for two one-megawatt solar gardens near Lester Prairie at its Wednesday, June 27, meeting. Novel Energy Solar was seeking the permits to establish the gardens on property owned by Cecil Martin along County Road 9, south of Highway 7. The primary reason the commission tabled the requests was to get better...
06/13/2018 - 10:17am
With the exception of one lock and the cleanout of a strainer on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), the McLeod County Jail expansion and courthouse security project are complete. Sam Lauer of Contegrity, the construction manager, gave the final construction update to the County Board at its June 5 meeting. He said the lock was...
06/13/2018 - 10:16am
A proposal to eliminate one section of fifth grade at Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Schools was back on the table Monday night, where it was deferred until July (see separate article). The GSL School Board met in a work session Wednesday, June 6, to discuss its next steps after a proposal to eliminate the section — made possible through the retirement...
06/13/2018 - 10:15am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners — sitting as the Solid Waste Advisory Committee — threw a lot of options on the table for dealing with contaminated waste at recycling collection sites in Glencoe and townships. Among options are to increase the number of times a year the county does curbside pickup of appliances, e-waste and other non-...
06/13/2018 - 10:12am
A proposed change to McLeod County’s zoning ordinance is headed to a County Board workshop. At its June 5 meeting, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners tabled a request by the county planning zoning commission to make a change to the ordinance in regard to allowing a second home on agricultural residential property to accommodate an ill or...
06/13/2018 - 10:11am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved spending up to $10,000 for additional administrative services for its new pavilion at the McLeod County Fairgrounds at its June 5 meeting. The board also approved a bid of $155,243 from RAM Buildings, Inc., of Winsted, to expand the show arena at the fairgrounds. John Brunkhorst, public works...
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