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Lori Copler

12/13/2017 - 8:12am
The Brownton City Council voted to not increase its levy for 2018, but one person still came to its truth-in-taxation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 5, to ask about his property tax statement. Jesse Spaude said the property taxes assessed against his home keep going up each year. City Clerk Ella Kruse said that while the city kept its 2018 levy at the same level as 2017, the assessed values of property in...
11/22/2017 - 7:36am
Wright County intends to become a member of the Wright County Area Transportation (WCAT) coalition, the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board heard Friday afternoon. Currently, WCAT partners with McLeod and Sibley counties to provide transit service. Adding Wright County will both allow expansion of service in Wright County, and provide another...
11/15/2017 - 6:44am
Nearly two decades ago, there was a mandate from the state of Minnesota that public schools offer Veterans Day programs. The hope was to renew a passion for the history of our country’s military and to bring the honor and respect to our veterans that they deserve. Government mandates, particularly in our schools, are seldom welcome. But this one...
11/15/2017 - 6:32am
While it’s wonderful to honor veterans on Veterans Day and offer them respect on a one-to-one basis, there is more to be done. That was guest speaker Matthew Tiernan’s message to students and community members at the annual Glencoe-Silver Lake Veterans Day program at the high school Friday morning. Tiernan is a veteran himself and a U.S. Army...
11/15/2017 - 6:31am
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce honored some outstanding volunteers at its annual banquet Wednesday, Nov. 8. Mindy Lemke of Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, LTD, received the 2017 Mike Popelka Chamber Volunteer of the Year award, and Jon and Myranda VanDamme were named the 2017 community volunteers of the year. The chamber also honored several...
11/15/2017 - 12:00am
The Stewart City Council on Monday night approved a requested increase in the per year benefit amount for the Stewart Fire Relief Association’s pension fund. The council approved a request to raise the benefit to $1,500 per year from the current $1,200 per year. Nick Millbrandt, representing the fire relief association, said the pension fund is...
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