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Rich Glennie

01/16/2019 - 10:37am
Glencoe is not a destination city. We don’t have a lake. We don’t have many tourist attractions. We don’t have a lot here that would make a driver pull off the highway and spend the day. We do have, however, a lot of history. Glencoe is an old community dating back before Minnesota was even a state. But as we continue to tear down old buildings and replace them with newer ones or simply leave...
10/24/2018 - 10:02am
In a span of 24 hours recently, I was accused of being a left-wing liberal and a right-wing conservative by two different acquaintances. Now I’m confused. On the other hand, it confirms an old newspaper adage: “If you get all sides mad at you, you must be doing something right!” As the editor of The Chronicle, I was often accused of trying to...
08/22/2018 - 1:37pm
I’m not sure when it became optional to stop for stop signs, but that seems to be the case lately. Otherwise, why would motorists do the stupid things they do? I see it every day in my neighborhood on 14th Street and Judd Avenue, where there is a four-way stop with flashing red lights that indicate First Lutheran School is nearby. Yet, some people...
08/08/2018 - 10:18am
Glencoe City Council on Monday night approved exploring other options concerning the proposed demolition of a vacant Hennepin Avenue commercial building (former General Store) as it struggled with the $124,370 low bid for its removal. “This is an odd occurrence,” said Mayor Randy Wilson. “It hasn’t happened before.” He said past demolition costs...
08/08/2018 - 10:17am
Glencoe is one of eight communities selected to participate in the 2019 Blandin Community Leadership Program, and is now in the process of recruiting 24 community members. Recruiting will go on until Dec. 3 and the week-long leadership training will be held Feb. 11-15 at Sugar Lake Lodge near Grand Rapids. Becky Adams, leadership recruitment...
08/08/2018 - 10:08am
Glencoe City Council opted to bypass a peer review of its $20 million to $23 million wastewater treatment plant project, and instead decided to continue on its schedule to call for plans and specifications on Aug. 20, open bids Oct. 17, award bids in November and begin construction next spring. The action came after a City Council workshop session...
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