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10/22/2014 - 2:21pm
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer The Silver Lake City Council tabled the decision to vacate an alley due to opposing ideas and lack of councilors present at Monday night’s public hearing. Mayor Bruce Bebo and councilors Greg Gillett and Eric Nelson were the only members of Council present, (councilors Nolan Johnson and Pat Fogarty were absent) and in discussing the benefits to either...
10/15/2014 - 9:32am
Although the city of Brownton is not considering any major infrastructure improvements until 2016 — after paying off one of its bonds — it needs to get them “on the shelf so they’ll be ready for funding,” the City Council heard at its Oct. 7 meeting. John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’...
10/15/2014 - 9:19am
The McLeod County Board put on hold proposed changes to its tobacco ordinance and workplace policy to include e-cigarettes and “nicotine and tobacco-related delivery devices and similar products” after a public hearing at its Oct. 7 meeting. McLeod County Public Health Educator Jean Johnson told the County Board that the proposed...
10/15/2014 - 9:17am
The “breakfast in the classroom” program at Glencoe-Silver Lake elementary schools will end at the end of October, and breakfast will be served in the cafeteria beginning Nov. 3, the GSL School Board heard Monday night. Business Manager Michelle Sander said she and elementary principal Bill Butler were “just not seeing things...
10/15/2014 - 9:16am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners considered, but didn’t act on, a proposal to place a veterans memorial on courthouse property in Glencoe. Commissioner Kermit Terlinden brought the possibility before the County Board at its Oct. 7 meeting, saying that an effort is under way by Glencoe veterans groups to establish a memorial....
10/15/2014 - 9:14am
The Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission debated what to do about deteriorating, foreclosed properties and incomplete repair jobs on other buildings at its monthly meeting Thursday night at the City Center. It took no action to strengthen its blight ordinance even after hearing horror stories from its building inspector, local fire...
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