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07/27/2016 - 2:55pm
Contentious and heated discussion continued Thursday morning regarding Trailblazer Transit’s workplace environment, with allegations of micro-managing, violations of the Minnesota open meeting law and whether Executive Director Gary Ludwig was following the directions given earlier this summer in a letter of reprimand. The heated discussion often resulted in raised voices among members...
07/13/2016 - 9:49am
The Brownton City Council accepted the resignation of a part-time police officer and hired another part timer at its July 5 meeting. Part-time officer Brandon Traxler has resigned, and the City Council voted to hire Kenny Peterson as a new part-time officer. Peterson will complement the police department’s part-time police chief, Ken...
07/13/2016 - 9:48am
The Silver Lake Music in the Park series drew over 174 people to the Silver Lake Auditorium on Thursday, July 7. Because of the rain, the event was held indoors rather than in the park. Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentine will provide music Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m., with the Silver Lake Women’s Club providing lunch consisting of...
07/13/2016 - 9:39am
The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board on Monday night awarded bids from a package that it had rebid after the package came in higher than budgeted. The package was related to construction of the building expansion at the junior high and senior high school campus. The Board awarded four bids totaling $4.26 million, with a savings of about...
07/13/2016 - 9:37am
Firefighters, legislators and arson investigators all benefited from a training fire conducted by the Plato Fire Department at an abandoned farm home Friday afternoon. And the general public also will benefit. As part of the training, a cameraman from KMSP-TV in Minneapolis was there to film the impact of residential sprinklers on safety and...
07/13/2016 - 9:36am
Nathan Winter moved last week from his dream job to his next dream job. Winter, who has been the Extension educator for McLeod and Meeker counties the past 111⁄2 years, is now a program leader — providing assistance and guidance to about 10 other Extension educators in the area. Winter started as the Extension agent in McLeod and...
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