Rich Glennie

09/14/2016 - 9:05am
I walk by it every morning, and little has changed. The new Judd Avenue street work looks much like it did when the county broke ground last spring. It remains an eyesore and an embarrassment. Judd Avenue, after ground was opened up, was suddenly put on hold when unexpected problems arose, and the contractor pulled off the job for another work site as the city and county worked out the...
06/29/2016 - 10:28am
I was on all fours, eyeball to eyeball with my garden weeds. With the expanded “tire” around my stomach, it was difficult to breathe, and I was perspiring profusely, but the weeds had to go. They were taking over the garden.   While I was talking at (not to) the weeds, I was thinking about the recently completed Glencoe Days...
06/22/2016 - 11:03am
While the political charades continue on the national level, local politics are at work, too. Two items come to mind: storm water and setting precedent. At the June 6 Glencoe City Council meeting, council members heard that the city may try to prevent water from the eastern watershed from flowing west into the central watershed as a reaction to...
05/04/2016 - 12:05pm
As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton methodically march to their political party nominations, I have been hearing more and more people saying they may not vote at all. They may sit on the sidelines because they don’t care for either party front-runner.   That would be unfortunate for the United States, the bastion of freedoms,...
04/20/2016 - 10:26am
I was deeply sadden by the passing of Noel Phifer, 90, last week. It was a loss of another great community leader, who helped shape generations of people through his work as a school teacher and administrator as well as a mentor and community volunteer. His involvement in the community and throughout the area indicates a lengthy list of...
03/30/2016 - 9:01am
What seems to pass for discourse nowadays is … volume. Those who can outshout their opponents seem to think they are the winners. Recent incidents involving metro school district meetings as well as Minnesota House committee meetings have been disrupted by loud-mouthed protesters, who seem to think their views are the only ones that need...
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