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09/28/2016 - 9:48am
A driver facing charges in the April 2015 death of Glencoe resident Penny Verdeck in a car-bicycle accident has been convicted of careless driving. District Judge Timothy Looby found her not guilty on two other charges — felony vehicular homicide and a misdemeanor charge of using a cellphone while driving. Looby filed his findings on the case last week. The case went to a court trial,...
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...
09/21/2016 - 11:38am
Three people, an adult female, a female toddler and a pre-adolescent male, died of injuries sustained in a house fire in Watertown Township, Carver County, on Saturday. Names of the victims are being withheld because they have not been positively identified, and to notify the next of kin. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a...
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