Rich Glennie

04/16/2014 - 3:36pm
“Life happens when you have other plans,” Nathan Backstrom said Thursday afternoon to an engrossed audience of secondary students at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. He had their attention. Backstrom, his wife, Connie, and son, Charles, were part of a McLeod County MEADA-sponsored program about drunk driving and its consequences. They know the consequences first-hand. As the Backstroms spoke, one...
04/16/2014 - 7:44am
Last Wednesday afternoon, before a hushed audience of teenagers in the high school gym, Nathan and Connie Backstrom of the tiny town of Hampton, along with son, Charles, gave a heart-wrenching presentation on the consequences of drunk driving. They experienced the unimaginable of losing three sons in the same accident on Oct. 10, 2004, when a...
04/16/2014 - 7:43am
Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law on Monday the largest increase in the state’s minimum wage in history. The phased increases will begin in August when the state’s current minimum wage jumps to $8 an hour from the current $6.15. By 2016, the minimum wage will go to $9.50 an hour, one of the highest in the country. On top of that, the mininum wage...
04/16/2014 - 7:41am
You may not have noticed, but I took a week off recently. I wanted to give retirement a test run to see if I would like it. I liked it. It may not be common knowledge, yet, but I plan to retire Aug. 1 from the editor’s position at The Chronicle. I have been manning the editor’s desk for the past 23 years, and the constant stresses and strains have...
03/26/2014 - 7:42am
After weeks of speculation, Minnesota 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson made it official last week. He is running for another term in Congress. The groans from the district Republicans was audible. They were banking on the veteran Democrat finally getting out of the way so they could reclaim the so-called Republican 7th District as their...
01/29/2014 - 11:28am
The McLeod County Corn and Soybean Growers Association held its 30th annual banquet and ag appreciation night at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Glencoe and heard a combination of some predictions about agriculture from Al Kluis along with laughing so hard at Dick Jonckowski’s jokes that their faces hurt. The county group also honored one of their own...
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