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09/21/2016 - 11:45am
The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board will spend about three hours in a workshop session Oct. 20 with attorney Frank Madden of Madden Galanter Hansen LLP. The law firm specializes in labor issues. With that in mind, the Joint Powers Board on Thursday tabled most of the items on its meeting agenda until its regular meeting in November, hoping that the workshop will set parameters for...
09/21/2016 - 11:44am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners is proposing a 5 percent increase in its levy for 2017. The board adopted the preliminary levy Tuesday morning on a unanimous vote. The proposed increase will generate about $939,700 additional revenue for the county. The 2016 levy was $18,793,585, the proposed 2017 levy is $19,733,264. Commissioner...
09/21/2016 - 11:43am
Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) announced Monday the beginning of a new construction project that will dramatically alter the first-floor layout and main entrance of the hospital located at 1805 Hennepin Ave. N in Glencoe. Construction began Tuesday, Sept. 20, and should be complete by July 2017. GRHS expects to invest $5 million in the...
09/21/2016 - 11:41am
The Glencoe City Council approved a request by two property owners outside the city limits to connect to the city’s sanitary sewer service. Ron and Mary Mielke and Sharon Gruenhagen, who both live on Dove Avenue east of Glencoe along Highway 212, made the request to the council on Monday, Sept 19. All costs to connect to the city’s...
09/21/2016 - 11:40am
Staff at Trailblazer Transit told the Joint Powers Board Thursday that recent publicity regarding conflict at the transit system is hindering hiring. Mark Lauer, one of two operations manager for Trailblazer, said he is glad the board has set a workshop to help define processes for dealing with issues at Trailblazer. “I appreciate the...
09/21/2016 - 11:39am
McLeod County’s jail expansion is starting to take real shape, the County Board heard Tuesday morning. Sam Lauer of Contregrity, the construction management firm, said within a few days, “it’s going to start to look like a building coming up from out of the ground.” That is, of course, if the area doesn’t get the...
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