Rich Glennie

01/28/2015 - 11:27am
It came as no surprise Tuesday, Jan. 20, that the Glencoe City Council is still focused on water issues as Gary Schreifels, public works director for water and wastewater, reported on a sewer-cleaning project and the city’s annual report to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) about the Glencoe’s inflow and infiltration (I&I) efforts. Schreifels said the city plans to...
12/24/2014 - 8:29am
I have a real strong urge to say “I told you so!” But I will refrain. However, after sitting in (as a private citizen) on the last Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board meeting and last week’s four-hour workshop session, I wondered why are we even going through this again? Why should we even have to run another building bond...
12/17/2014 - 8:31am
Glencoe’s downtown area will lose its third business building on Greeley Avenue within a year. The Glencoe City Council heard Monday night that the building that houses Denny’s Barber Shop, 1218 Greeley Ave., was recently condemned for occupancy after a city building inspection of the rental units resulted in a structural engineer...
12/10/2014 - 8:51am
I saw a pulp truck the other day … near Hutchinson. It looked as out of place as the moose that took up residence at a New Ulm area farm recently. They both appeared to be lost. The sight of a pulp truck brought back memories of my college days working in a pulp and paper mill in International Falls and of my early days as the editor of...
12/03/2014 - 7:49am
After closing its public hearing on the 2015 tax levy and budget Monday night, the Glencoe City Council debated what kind of raise it will give its city employees. City Administrator Mark Larson said the preliminary budget approved in September had a built-in 3 percent raise for city workers, but he recommended a 2.5 percent raise instead....
11/26/2014 - 7:49am
I’m starting to get on a “first-wave” basis with the regulars along my 10th Street walking route. I wave at the Samuel Adams beer truck driver, the Gutter Helmet truck, the Old Dutch Potato Chip guy and the driver of the Pepsi truck. Most wave back as we head along our paths each morning. Some are almost like clockwork, along...
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