Horizon 2012: Progress of Glencoe

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McLeod County Chronicle, March 21, 2012
City plans little for ’12; but plenty in future
By Rich Glennie Editor uilding permits plummeted from $9 million in 2010 to $1.7 million last year as the “Great Recession” lingers, and 2012 looks to be a another quiet one for residential growth in Glencoe as well. City Administrator Mark Larson also noted that the city will “take a break” from projects in 2012 with nothing major in the plans. “Taking a year off will not hurt,” Larson added. During 2012, a couple of bonds will expire as the city prepares for future projects, including a scaled back version of the Morningside Avenue extension planned for 2014; a possible municipal liquor store expansion at its current location or somewhere else in the community; and a possible runway extension project at the Vernon Perschau Memorial Airport. A lot depends on finding the needed funding to make these projects happen. But those future projects do not mean nothing will be happening this year in Glencoe. Larson pointed to the $1.2 million Christ Lutheran Church expansion project scheduled to begin this year; the replacement of Shelter House No. 2 at Oak Leaf Park, which could cost between $40,000 to $50,000 when completed; and the completion of phase one of the Glencoe-to-Plato trail that will be finished to County Road 1 this summer. Lurking in the background may be the biggest issue facing Glencoe City Council: How to pay for future utility projects as the city’s infrastructure ages. The future projects range from water and sewer replacements to street work, Larson said. Who pays for the work is the big question City Council will be grappling with in 2012 as it looks at a rate management study. Glencoe City Council and city staff have been looking at a comprehensive rate study to see how to raise funds, including possible assessments of costs to benefit property owners, as the city budget gets squeezed even more. While no major water and sewer projects are in the 2012 plans, a 2013 project will be water, sewer and street reconstruction in the Lincoln Park area, one of the older parts of the city. Larson said under-sized water lines have been identified in that area, but another problem area is in the central part of Glencoe. The utility plans also are tied into the city’s ongoing inflow and infiltration (I&I) program, whose goal is to eliminate runoff water from getting into the city’s sanitary sewer collection system. In the past, the I&I problems have caused difficulties at the wastewater treatment plant, especially after heavy rains. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has mandated the city spend at least $100,000 a year to address the I&I problems. Larson also noted that some streets, especially in the center of Glencoe, have been overlayed so often that the crowns in the middle of the streets have gotten too steep. “Try plowing snow,” Larson
the new design concepts are completed. The extension is still on track to be started in 2014 with county funds in place and federal dollars for the railroad portion of the work “in hand.” The new railroad crossing at Morningside Avenue will require the closing of the current crossing on Union Avenue, Larson said. Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W) currently does its switching on a double track near Morningside Avenue, and the plans will require that switching to be shifted farther to the east. Larson said about 6,000 feet of track will be needed closer to Diamond Avenue for the new switching area. That 6,000 feet (over a mile) can “side a whole train,” Larson said.
store on 10th Street is not a prime location, “I’m not sure the move out there (near Coborn’s) will mean more money to the city.”
Airport runway
An extension of the city’s airport would add another 3,000 feet to the 4,500-foot runway and allow for smaller jets to land in Glencoe, Larson said. And that could potentially mean more commercial business for the airport. Last fall, City Council authorized drafting a lease agreement of a plan to add more hangars at the airport, with the state providing half the cost. But he said only one person has shown an interest in the hangar project to date.
DEED application
Larson said another project in the works is the completion of Gruenhagen Drive in the new industrial park. The city has applied for a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grant to make that happen. Currently, Gruenhagen Drive, which leads south from the industrial park and exits onto Highway 212, is an unimproved gravel road. “There’s been no word, yet,” Larson said of the DEED application.
Liquor store
Larson said one of his assignments after his latest job review by City Council is to work on an expansion of the municipal liquor store, either at its current site in old city hall or elsewhere. The latest elsewhere is a proposal by Coborn’s to locate the liquor store on property just west of the grocery store and Little Duke’s convenience store. But Larson said a study needs to be done to see if that makes economic sense. He said the current site generates about $1.3 million to $1.4 million in sales a year. To make a new facility work at the Coborn’s location would require an additional $500,000 in sales a year in order to pay off a bond to build a new facility. There is no debt on the current liquor store building. “We're working on that (study),” Larson said, and added the city wants to exhaust all options before “putting more money” in its current site on 10th Street. Previously announced expansion plans included the liquor store taking over the former city hall and chamber of commerce offices at its 10th Street location. The project would remodel the facility and upgrade its cooler capacity in offering an expanded selection of beverages. That plan, however, has been sitting idle as the city continues to struggle with its tight budgets in recent years. While Larson said having the liquor
City Administrator Mark Larson said of those steep street crowns.
Larson said Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) has been hired by the county to do a preliminary design for the Morningside Avenue extension. The county is the lead agency since Morningside Avenue is a county road. The extension would go north from 11th Street to 16th Street and over the railroad tracks. When completed, Morningside Avenue and its bridge would be a major arterial street going north and south from 1st Street to 16th Street near the high school. The new extension design is “tremendously downsized from the 2004-06 plans,” Larson said. The reason is the traffic numbers projected with the early study “never materialized.” The expected growth in residential housing south of Highway 212 in Glencoe did not happen when the housing market collapsed after the Morningside bridge project was completed. Larson said Morningside Avenue property owners north of 11th Street will be contacted and meetings will be held once
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Another application has been made to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to complete the first phase of the Buffalo Highlands hiking/biking trail from Glencoe east to County Road 1. Larson said the goal is to complete the ground work, and then put a bituminous surface on the trail. Last fall, about half the ground work was completed with Class 5 base material put in place. The aim to to get back at the ground work this spring. The bituminous work is estimated to cost $225,000, of which a federal grant pays for $180,000. The city is looking to fund $7,000, and the DNR grant application is for the remaining $63,000. Phases two and three would eventually extend the Buffalo Highlands trail system farther east to Plato.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
Work began last fall on the first phase of the Buffalo Highland walking-biking trail from Morningside Avenue in Glencoe east along Highway 212 to County Road 1. The gravel base was installed about half way before winter set in. This spring, work will complete the phase, and it will get a bituminous surface.
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East-end transmission project set for this year
By Rich Glennie Editor he Glencoe Light & Power Commission has awarded one set of bids and is poised to approve another later this month as the new multi-million dollar east-end transmission line construction project gets ready to begin, perhaps by August. “The transmission line project is progressing nicely,” said David Meyer, Glencoe Light Plant manager. Meyer said the bids were awarded Feb. 27 for the steel poles, insulators, conductors and optical ground wire. “They came in dead-on with the engineer’s estimate,” he added. The second bid for construction of and equipment for the new substation to be located east of Glencoe along Diamond Avenue, was opened March 14, reviewed and awarded by the Light & Power Commission at its March 26 meeting. The estimated $4.3 million price tag will be paid for with a combination of a 15-year revenue bond and cash reserves that have been set aside for the project, Meyer said. The exact amount of the bond will be determined by the Light & Power Commission, possibly at the March 26 meeting. The project will consist of approximately 4.5 miles of overhead 115KV (115,000 volts) transmission line and a new substation. Meyer said when work begins depends on the contractors and the delivery date of the materials needed. He told Glencoe City Council recently that it could take up to 120 days to get the steel poles, and that would put the start of that portion of the project into late July or early August. Work on the substation could begin earlier, depending on the contractor, Meyer added. “Our goal is to get our portion up and energized in 2012,” Meyer said. Whether that can be done by then is yet to be seen, he added. Weather can play a big factor as well as the delivery of materials in the timely fashion, Meyer noted. ***** Asked about any changes in the transmission line route that sparked some property owner complaints last fall, Meyer replied. “The route has not changed.” That required Glencoe Light & Power to acquire numerous permits and several easements. Meyer said the state, county, township and city have all “signed off on the project” by giving their approval. As to private property easements, Meyer said very few are required because most of the route runs in state right-ofway or in utility easements already in place. He said there are two private property easements needed near Diamond Avenue. The only one needed in Glencoe is through the old creamery property. So where is the transmission line route? “To lessen the impact to agricultural and residential property use along the route, Glencoe Light & Power Commission is proposing a route that will follow
Glencoe Light & Power’s new 115KV transmission line and substation project is expected to get started later in 2012. The new line will run from the Armstrong Avenue substation at far left down to Highway 212 and follow the highway right-of-way east to Diamond Av-
enue, where it will go north to a new substation along Diamond Avenue. The estimated $4.3 million project is aimed to ensuring Light & Power’s customers a more reliable source of power from the east to match its western transmission line into the city. “I don’t like the high rates either,” Meyer said, “but there are so many things out of our control.” ***** Meyer said the east-end transmission project has been years in the making, starting with former plant manager, Collin Engebretson. “It was well thought out by my predecessor. “Our goal is to minimize the impact on others,” Meyer said of property owners along the route. “But there will always be someone impacted.” Meyer said the Diamond Avenue substation will be built with the future in mind. Originally planned as a full-distribution substation with feeder lines, that was scaled back now, but with the potential of adding more later. When the project was being designed, “we were not in a recession,” Meyer said, “and they thought we would grow to the east. Things had slowed by the time I arrived (two years ago).” He said the substation is designed and being built to address future needs. “As a utility, we do not want to ‘chase the load.’ Doing the substation now, we’ll be ahead of the game.” While little in the way of growth is happening now, “How about in five years?” Meyer asked. He said the potential is there if the economy turns around. ***** Meyer said the Glencoe Municipal Light Plant did a lot of “upgrades” to the underground electrical systems around the city last year, especially in the Oak Leaf Park area and with the substation leading into the park. More underground work is planned for Glenview Woods this summer, he said. Also, the Light & Power Commission is looking at some remodeling and upgrades at the light plant this year, especially in replacing windows and doors with more energy efficient ones.
David Meyer existing road right of way or utility easement corridors,” Meyer wrote in a statement last fall before the McLeod County Planning Commission. Meyer stated the new transmission line begins at the west substation located on Armstrong Avenue and 11th Street and goes south along the west side of the street until reaching an existing overhead line. The line then turns east following an existing line until it intersects with the north right-of-way on Highway 212 before crossing the highway to the south right-of-way and heading east. At Diamond Avenue, the line crosses Highway 212 again and goes north to a new substation near Diamond Avenue. Meyer said the transmission poles will be single steel poles, and in some areas, guy wires may be required. The transmission lines will carry four wires (three electrical and one for lightning protection).
Easements will be requested from landowners that have poles or overhead lines on their property, Meyer said. He added the majority of the easements will allow the use of the land by landowners for such things as farming activities, drainage systems, underground utilities and access drives. ***** “This is a big project,” Meyer said recently. “There are so many benefits” to the municipal utility and its customers. Currently, Glencoe Light & Power has one major feed into Glencoe, coming from the west, and a smaller, older, less dependable line coming in from the east. The new transmission line from the east “puts us in a loop feed,” meaning power can travel in both directions, Meyer said. That makes switching from one feed to another in times of power outages much quicker. The current 69KV east transmission line, owned by Xcel Energy, was “not dependable,” Meyers said. He said the Light Plant’s transmission line currently ends at a four-way pole in Oscar Olson Park. ***** Meyer said the Glencoe Light Plant’s system is “very reliable” now, but “there is always room for improvement.” And this new transmission line is a major improvement, he added. “We are not changing rates,” Meyers said of paying for the project. “Because of this (project), we will be able to stabilize rates. And owning the line is a revenue source,” he added, and that will help offset the expenses of constructing the line. The biggest expense for the municipal utility, Meyer said, “is power purchasing. The power industry is very volatile. “The only thing we can control is what’s here,” Meyer said of rates. That includes contracts to purchase power as well as the Spruce Ridge landfill energy that is a steady supply.
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Partnership makes sense
MiroMatrix, Midwest Porcine Recovery complement each other’s business
By Rich Glennie Editor he arrival of MiroMatrix Medical Inc., joining with Midwest Porcine Recovery, has made for a solid one-two anchor in Glencoe’s new industrial park. Dave Theis’ Midwest Porcine Recovery opened its doors in 2010, and MiroMatrix and its cutting-edge medical technology, moved into the newly remodeled facility last fall. The goal is a long-term business relationship between the two companies that also will benefit the Glencoe community with additional jobs. “It helps Dave Theis’ business (Midwest Porcine), with a customer right in his business,” said Dan Ehrke, president of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce. “It (MiroMatrix) also has a great deal of potential long-term.” Ehrke, also the city’s economic development director, added that the big advantage for MiroMatrix is that “they are close to their supplier (same building).” The two companies work in tandem — Midwest Porcine provides the raw materials (pig organs), and MiroMatrix provides the technology and know-how to make the organs acceptable for a variety of potential human transplantation products. While the start-up company is still seeking investors, MiroMatrix also needs to generate revenue in the short-term to continue its product research. One of the first products being produced at MiroMatrix's Glencoe facility is a biomesh used in procedures like hernia repair and breast reconstruction, said MiroMatrix CEO Robert Cohen last fall. The mesh is a patch made out porcine material, and according to its website, MiroMatrix stated the market for the biomesh products is about $2 billion. “These are large, growing markets, with double digit growth rates for biologic products, and the most recent biologic product introduced having achieved revenue of $100 million in its first full sales year.” Last fall, as Cohen was seeking potential local investors, he said the biomesh products were being developed first because it would take less time to get the products federally approved. It also would provide a quicker return on invest23 percent shareholder in MiroMatrix Medical. Another major contributor of a no-strings-attached grant was Johnson & Johnson, he said. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty also joined the MiroMatrix board of directors last fall. The expansion of the Midwest Porcine Recovery facility, to accommodate MiroMatrix, received a $60,000 low-interest loan from the city’s tax increment financing (TIF) District 15 last June. The loan is over a five-year period at a 2.5 percent interest rate. MiroMatrix Medical Inc. held an open house at its new facility last October for chamber members and civic leaders. Currently, Midwest Porcine Recovery has 16 employees and MiroMatrix has four.
“It helps Dave Theis’ business (Midwest Porcine), with a customer right in his business. It (MiroMatrix) also has a great deal of potential long-term.”
— Dan Ehrke, president of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce.
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MiroMatrix CEO Robert Cohen. ments. While biomesh products may be the first of the company’s products, the premier MiroMatrix project is its science fiction-like perfusion decellularization process that has the potential to revolutionize medical transplants. The process was first developed by Dr. Doris Taylor, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Cardiovascular Repair. In a lab, Taylor successfully drained cellular material from the heart of a dead rat and refilled the extracellular matrix with cells from new-born rats to create a beating animal heart. Cohen said MiroMatrix, which owns the property rights to the new technology, has been working with U of M researchers decellularizing the pig organs and putting human cells back into the matrix (or organ shell) to regrow the organ. He said pig organs are identical to human organs. Depending on the organ, the decellularization process can take hours or days, and three to eight weeks to put human cells back in. Cohen said the new organ-growing technology could help address the growing list of people needing transplants, many of whom die before a human donor organ becomes available. Cohen said last fall that the U of M is a
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Jeff Ross showed a pig’s liver that was being decellularized. Ross is vice president of product development.
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McLeod County Chronicle, March 21, 2012
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Last fall, the main shelter house at Oak Leaf Park, No. 2, was condemned for use after it was discovered most of the building’s support posts had rotted out (below). The building was sold and removed, leaving a gaping hole in the landscape at the park (left). The concrete slab was saved and will be reused, and a new shelter house plan is in the works. The aim is to get the new shelter house built and functioning for use this summer.
Drew, parks have a full plate in ’12
By Lee Ostrom Staff Writer lencoe’s superintendent of parks has no shortage of projects to keep busy this spring. Indeed, Mike Drew has the most used shelter in Oak Leaf Park to replace; an aquatics center in need of fresh paint and other spendy maintenance; and demand for new ramps and other equipment at Oscar Olson Park’s 8-year-old skate park. There’s more! Completion of the first two phases of the Buffalo Highlands Trail are scheduled for the summer of 2012. When finished, a blacktop path — with signage – will run from Morningside Avenue east to McLeod County Road 1, with connections to Buffalo Creek County Park, The trail, paid for in large part with federal enhancement dollars, has become “a controversial thing,” according the Drew. It was not always that way, though. Back in the planning stages, before the economic recession, he recalls citizens being “very supportive” of the trail project. At any rate, it is onward to County Road 1. “We have money already invested in this project,” Drew said. Speaking of money, the estate of Donald Hatz, a recently departed citizen of Glencoe, has left the city $558,274 —
Mike Drew $25,000 for the cemetery fund and the remainder for parks improvement. Drew said the Park Board looks to use the money wisely, which might include leveraging portions of it against potential grants. Some of it, however, might assist the city on large maintenance items.
Such a target could be the aquatics center, where the main slide is about due for a new paint job — with sandblasting — at a cost of as much as $30,000. Two other jobs, each of about $30,000, too, are coming up for the 12-year-old pool; one being a diamond bright resurfacing, the other a reshingling (to metal shingles). Another target is the skate park, which has seen its deteriorating main ramps torn out for safety reasons. It is in need of an overhaul. When fully operational, Drew said, the skate park received a lot of use. “That (restoration) is one of our shortterm goals,” he said. Drew and other city officials saw the maintenance items coming at the aquatics center and skate park. They were anticipated. Shelter No. 2 is another story. Drew called it a “bombshell.” In the winter of 2010-11, frost lifted the 27-year-old pole building a good three inches. When workers went to explore, 16 of the 18 posts were found to be mostly “rotted.” The building was red flagged; then advertised for sale. A buyer purchased the old shelter for $2,000, and probably saved the city another $2,000 by removing the purchased items himself, Drew said. All that was left behind of Oak Leaf Park’s most popular shelter was the 32feet-by-52-feet concrete slab, to which Drew places a $10,000 price tag.
Now, Drew said, Park Board officials are hustling to get Shelter No. 2’s replacement up and running for the summer of 2012. “We’ve got a plan,” Drew said, explaining that numbers were being crunched “to see if the plan is financially feasible” before taking it to the Glencoe City Council on the evening of March 19. Drew suggested that an open-air shelter might be attached to a new enclosed shelter — and in such a way as to complement the next-door aquatics center. *** — Besides Oak Leaf and Oscar Olson parks, the city maintains six neighborhood parks, a BMX track and a winter recreation area (sledding hill, skating rink and warming house). In addition to Buffalo Highlands Trail, the city continues work on finishing a loop trail, all 6 to 7 miles inside the city limits. Drew said about one-third of the trail is done. — Plans to develop a campground — with 12 to 14 RV plug-in sites and 10-12 tent sites — at Oak Leaf Park still exist. Drew would like to land a state Department of Natural Resources grant to help fund an Oak Leaf Park improvements package. The package might include the campground, new playground equipment and shower facilities.
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Christ Lutheran expansion plans
Christ Lutheran Church recently pulled building permits for its $1.2 million expansion/remodeling project that is expected to get under way this year. In December, church representatives requested, and received, a setback variance for the church project. The addition will move the church front, now facing west and onto Knight Avenue, around to the south and face into the parking lot. The main church entrance also will include a drive-under canopy, according to plans presented to the city. The plans expand the building to the west and south. The project also includes remodeling work and the installation of an elevator. Jeff Mullenbach, president of the church council, said the lack of the elevator was the main reason for the project. He said the changes will be “a new way to welcome people” to the church. Final design plans by Miller Architects and Builders of St. Paul, will be brought before the church council soon, Mullenbach said.
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Single family dwellings Year Permits Value 2011 1 $115,387 2010 2 $334,116 2009 4 $949,840 2008 2 $367,432 2007 1 $50,000 Multiple family dwellings (units) 2011 0 0 2010 0 0 2009 0 0 2008 1 $8,255,916 2007 0 0 Additions, alterations 2011 36 2010 28 2009 19 2008 33 2007 40 Garages 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
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TC&W: Rail re-emerging in transportation
By Lori Copler Staff Writer ailroads are once again rising in prominence as a mode of transportation, say officials at Twin Cities & Western Railroad, which is based in Glencoe. “People are looking at rail who have never considered it before,” said Robin Bergeron, director of sales at TC&W. High fuel prices, stringent trucking rules and regulations and the need to move high volumes of product have producers looking for the best bang for their buck. All of which lead to two new trends in the rail industry — product transfer stations and unit trains. “We call it ‘transload’ in the industry,” Bergeron said of the product transfer stations. “A producer will find a certain location and use it to either load or offload their products.” TC&W will be affected by at least three such transload facilities, said Craig Glaeser, director of marketing and sales. Most notable in this area is the large grain-handling facility located just northwest of Brownton, which is being built by United Farmers Cooperative. It will have a grain-storage facility and a loop rail off the main track to load grain. The facility is expected to be completed in time for the fall harvest season. The goal is to truck grain in from UFC’s customers and then load it onto trains to the Pacific Northwest to ship overseas. In addition, Glaeser said, South Central Grain & Energy is planning a similar transload station at its Buffalo Lake site, but with a ladder-type side rail rather than a rail loop. An ethanol plant is planning a similar facility in Granite Falls. TC&W also will be involved in a fourth transload facility, a coal-handling site just
east of Stewart, which was recently permitted by the McLeod County Board of Commissioners. Unlike the grain facilities, in which grain is brought in by semis and then transported out by rail, the coal station will bring in coal by rail and then disperse it to end users by semi. The transload stations lead to another new trend in the industry — unit trains. Instead of trains which may carry a couple of cars of product for one company and a few cars for another company, unit trains typically carry one product for one company, and can be 80 to over 100 cars long. The use of transloading allows customers to make the best use of both road and rail transportation, said Glaeser, getting “Transload” facilities, such as this grain-transfer station being built by United Farmers Cothe best bang for its operative (UFC) just northwest of Brownton, will greatly impact the Twin Cities & Western transportation buck. In addition, the use of (TC&W) Railroad, and prove to be a new trend in the rail industry. rail can help open mar“But once it’s on rail, it’s gone,” said “We’re always looking for new opporkets not accessible before to producers. Bergeron. “You don’t have to worry about tunities to help people move their goods,” “The whole goal is to get the best prices it again until it gets to where it’s going.” agreed Bergeron. for our customers,” said Glaeser. Other products transported along the ***** But it is not just the grain, ethanol and 229-mile line, which spans from the Twin TC&W bought the former Soo Line coal industries that are turning to railCities to Appleton in western Minnesota Railroad, known as the “Ortonville Line,” roads, said Bergeron. Companies that (with rail rights all the way to Milbank, in 1991. The Soo Line was based on the have over-size products also use it. S.D.), include sugar, beet pulp pellets, original Milwaukee Road’s main line, As farm machinery has grown in size, molasses, canned and frozen vegetables, originally built in the 1870s and provided more producers are turning to rail to get fertilizer and wind energy components. freight and passenger service all the way their products to their franchises. The unique thing about TC&W is that it to the northwest. Truckers are subject to size and weight interchanges with other railroads in the Since buying the line, TC&W has inlimits, and each state may require a differMinneapolis/St. Paul area, which opens vested more than $40 million in track inent permit for transporting large, heavy up even more markets, including moving frastructure and in equipment in order to items by truck, said Bergeron. product to river terminals and to other provide better service to its customers. railroads. TC&W, which celebrated its 20th anGlaeser said TC&W is always looking niversary in 2011, currently has over 75 for other markets to help in transportation. employees. Along with its main headquarFor example, he said, the company is ters in Glencoe, it has offices in Golden keeping a close eye on the frac sand inValley, Hopkins, Montevideo, Morton and dustry. Frac sand is used to fracture rock Winthrop. It also operates a sister line, the formations in oil fields to allow better acMinnesota Prairie Line, to the south cess to oil. With the opening of oil fields through Sibley, Renville, Redwood and in North Dakota, TC&W may be poised to Yellow Medicine counties. help get frac sand to the west.
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iller Manufacturing Company announced in February that it had purchased the Farm Store division of Double L Group, Ltd., in Dyersville, Iowa, and planned to move the product inventory, ordering, shipping and pickup centers to its Glencoe facility. In its press release, Miller Manufacturing said the acquisition will allow the Double L Group to focus all its efforts on its commercial ag division, while it provides Miller Manufacturing an opportunity to “broaden and strengthen the product offerings of its Springer Magrath division.” Miller Manufacturing’s Springer Magrath division is assuming the Double L Group product lines, which include buckets, tubs, feeders, rubber mats, Versa Pad™ flooring, horse stalls, goat products, stall products, bale feeders and auger hoppers. On top of that, Miller Manufacturing stated it will continue to market the acquired product lines under the brands Double Tuff™, Galva Turf™, Versa Pad™ and as inventories are depleted, the Double L will be replaced with the Springer Magrath product packaging. In a press release in February, Dan Ferrise, chief executive officer of Miller Manufacturing, said with the acquisition the
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Shopko, Pamida merger complete
Glencoe Pamida store to change to Shopko Hometown
he merger between two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko and Pamida, is now complete as of March 1, creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller, rural communities. With nearly $3 billion in annual revenues, the combined entity, which is retaining the Shopko name, features nearly 350 locations in 22 states with more than 20,000 employees. Glencoe’s Pamida store will change names in April. Financial details of the merger were not disclosed. Shopko will be headquartered in Green Bay and Pamida’s corporate headquarters in Omaha will be consolidated into the Green Bay office over the next several months. Shopko President, Chairman and CEO W. Paul Jones will retain his position, providing leadership for the combined company. Pamida CEO John Harlow will serve on the leadership team and help direct the integration process. “A great deal of work and planning was required to get us to this point, and we’re excited that the merger is now complete so we can begin to move forward as one organization,” said Jones. “Our aim is to combine the best of both companies as we become one Shopko team with a shared vision to become the nation’s leading general merchandise retailer focused on serving smaller communities across the country with our Shopko Hometown store format.” Shopko also announced the conversion plans for Pamida stores. The company announced that the Pamida stores will be converted to the Shopko Hometown store format by the end of 2012. As part of the continual review process, the company has identified six stores that will not go through conversion and will be closed in August. The Shopko Hometown retail format, developed over the past three years to augment Shopko’s larger store model, offers a differentiated and financially successful merchandising strategy. “Shopko Hometown combines pharmacy services with a broad and dynamic offering of strong national brands and high-
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The recent merger of Shopko and Pamida will see some changes at the Glencoe Pamida store in east Glencoe. What all those changes entail have not been announced, value private label brands of apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, and lawn and garden products – all in attractive, well laid out, easyto-shop store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000-square-feet,” Jones said. Shopko announced approximately $80 million will be invested into Pamida store conversions, which will begin in June, and occur in phases through the end of the year. Each individual store conversion will take approximately five to six weeks from start to finish and will include new interior and exterior signage, updated supplemented fixtures, improved store design and layout, as well as an expanded merchandise mix. “We’re eager to get the Pamida store conversion process under way and start to bring Shopko Hometown to more communities,” said Jones. “Over the past two years, seven Pamida stores have already been successfully transitioned to the Shopko Hometown format.
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Old school building finds a new purpose
By Lori Copler Staff Writer he new Brownton Area Civic Center, transformed from the former school building, has generated a “wow” factor in the community. “People come in and say, ‘wow, this is really nice,’” said City Clerk Cindy Lindeman. When the former McLeod West School District folded after its 2008-09 school year, consolidating with neighboring districts, the city of Brownton bought the former school building and grounds from the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District. A task force was formed to come up with a plan for uses for the former building and accompanying 15 acres of land, which includes the Barney Tadsen baseball field (one of the sites of the 2011 state amateur baseball tournament) and some softball fields, as well as playground equipment. After months of meetings, what the task force came up with was this: tear down the dilapidated middle section of the school building, seal off and mothball the east wing, and convert the west wing into a civic center with space for the city clerk’s office, council chambers and the public library. The task force also wanted to utilize the gym, for which McLeod West had refinished the floor and added energy-efficient lighting. But the building needed major renovation, including a new roof, new windows and doors and improved ventilation. It also needed a new entry way and bathrooms. Engineers’ estimates for all of the improvements came in at about $1.33 million. City voters, in November 2010, approved an $850,000 general obligation bond, and a fund-raising task force set a goal of raising $400,000 through pledges. The city also applied for, and received, a federal energy efficiency grant in the amount of $87,050 to replace the doors and windows. In April 2011, demolition began on the center section of the school. Once that was completed, work began on renovating the west wing, with Vos Construction of Green Isle as general contractor.
In February, the city offices moved into its new quarter, which was the former business room of the high school. The public library followed shortly, moving into renovated space in the former home economics and art rooms area, giving the library nearly twice as much space as it previously had. Utility bill payers and library clients had the chance to see the renovated building in February, but the real showcase of the new facility came in late Feburary, A new entry way and bathrooms were added to the west wing of the former Brownton when the fund-raising school building, now the Brownton Area Civic Center. committee hosted “Cabin Fever Days” in an effort to raise more money for the facility. The three-day weekend raised about $17,800, said Lindeman, and was considered a huge success. Among activities were a mystery dinner theater held at the Brownton Community Center, and a bean-bag tournament, dueling pianos show, pancake breakfast and open house held at the new civic center. Lindeman said there is interest in making Cabin Fever Days an annual event. The City Council also recently voted to host open gym hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in the gymnasium. It is seeking volunteers to supervise; those wishing to volunteer can contact Lindeman at 320-328-5318. The Council also will make the gymnasium available for rent; a schedule of fees is available at the clerk’s office. The address of the new Brownton Area Civic Center is 335 Third St. S. The clerk’s hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 The Brownton Public Library moved into spacious new quarters in the p.m. The library’s hours are: Monday, 3 Brownton Area Civic Center in February. From left to right are Brownton lip.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; brarian Beth Selle, head Glencoe-Brownton librarian Jackee Fountain, and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 3 Gloria and Rufus Draeger of Brownton. p.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, closed; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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New restaurants, shops open in Glencoe
By Karin Ramige Staff Writer/advertising manager he retail and restaurant businesses have changed in downtown Glencoe over the years. In the last year, a number of new and unique restaurants and stores have opened that offer more than just your toothpaste and laundry soap and burger and fries.
The Perfect Thing
The Perfect Thing, a new occasional store located next to Franklin Printing at 719 13th Street, Suite B, opened in November 2011. Amanda Ortloff, a northern Minnesota native, is not new to retail ownership. She has previously owned Artiques by Amanda and Through the Open Gate, with her mom and sister, but decided to take some time off to spend more time with her two small children. Of the demands of a traditional retail store, Ortloff said, “I read once that owning a retail store is like having a small child in cement.” When Ortloff and husband, Keith, purchased the former library building and relocated Franklin Printing, Amanda thought again about having a store. She started with giftware displays inside Franklin Printing. While Amanda Ortloff enjoyed having a retail presence again, she missed the people. In November, with much help from mom, LeAnn Grachek, and her husband, Keith, the store opened. As an occasional store, The Perfect
Taqueria del Buen Pastor
Carolina and Adan Ramirez, along with their children, Victor and Dolores, opened Taqueria del Buen Pastor at 1128 Hennepin Ave. in October 2011. The Ramirezes moved to Glencoe in 1998 from Puebla, Mexico, where they had owned a restaurant. Once in Glencoe, Carolina and Adan went to work for a company in Shakopee, while the children went to school. Dolores graduated from Glencoe-Silver Lake High School in 2002 and Victor in 2004. When the company in Shakopee closed, Carolina and Adan turned to what they had previously done, they opened the restaurant offering authentic, madefrom-scratch, Mexican food. Carolina makes all the merinades and sauces. She even makes the chorizo, an authentic Mexican sausage, from scratch. The house speciality, Carne Arabe, or Arabian pork, is a speciality of Puebla, Mexico. It is a mild, but flavorful pork served in a tortilla. The spices make the meat appear greenish. It is served with a
LeAnn Grachek and Amanda Ortloff Thing, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the third weekend of each month. The store offers a variety of homemade arts, crafts and accessories, good condition women’s and children’s consignment clothing, wholesale items such as lotions, candles, jewelry and other gift items. Ortloff said the arrangement works well for her family. Upcoming weekends are April 19-21 and May 17-19.
Carolina and Adan Ramirez special Arabe sauce. Yum! Taqueria del Buen Pastor is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. And dine-in or take-out orders are available.
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You can tell that sandal season is here. The massaging pedicure chairs are being used at Pro Nails. After visiting Glencoe and noticing there was not a nail salon, Vietnam native Sang Nguyen, purchased and remodeled the former Flower Corner building at 702 11th St. Nguyen moved to Minnesota 15 years ago, living in various places in southern Minnesota, including Northfield, Rochester and Owatanna. He has been working in the nail salon industry for nearly 13 years. Pro Nails offers a full range of manicure and pedicure services. They are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
S&J Novelties Thrift Store
S&J Novelties Thrift Store opened at 716 E. 13th St. in Glencoe on May 7, 2011. After some health issues, owner Ofelia Guereca, a native of Brownsville, Texas, was unable to perform heavy labor. She decided to open the store. S&J Novelties offers “a little a bit of everything,” Guereca said. The store offers new and gently-used clothing, toys, housewares and much more. S&J is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It also is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Attorneys Michael Redden and Scott Nokes joined together to form a partnership and opened the Glencoe Law Office at 821 E. 11th St. in 2011. Redden received his law license in 2010 and Nokes in 2011. Nokes purchased the vacant former Oriel Theatre building across the street from the courthouse and remodeled it into the law office. The remodeling maintained the movie theme of the building’s history. An open house was held last October. Since the grand opening, the Glencoe Law Office also has become home to the county public defenders’ offices as well as Step By Step Behavioral Counseling
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In November, Nian Qi Fu and Lin fu Qin opened another new restaurant in Glencoe, the Fu Buffet, a Chinese buffet located at 714 11th St. in the former King’s Wok site. The restaurant features Chinese food, Japanese sushi, seafood, desserts and more. Fu Buffet is open Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Fu Buffet restaurant, on 11th Street
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Plumbing Supplies Housewares Clothing & Boots Propane We have Hunting/ Fishing Licenses
Fred Werth Realtor, GRI
Hwy 212 3105 10 St. E., Glencoe
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Since 1905
It’s easy to feel comfortable when you know that the most important people and things in your life are protected. We offer insurance coverage for all of your assets, from home and auto to health and life. Feel free to contact us anytime to discuss your insurance questions, review your current coverage or learn more about your insurance options. We’re always happy to help and offer you the industry’s most competitive prices.
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Dr. Gauer and Dr. Brown
•Retirement Planning & Long Term Care Ins. •Mutual Funds, Annuities •Farm & Home Insurance provided through YA Mutual •Life & Health Insurance
toll free 1-800-653-4140 www.gauerchiropractic.com 1706 10th St. E., Glencoe, MN 55336
Glenn Gruenhagen, CLU, Charter Financial Consultant
Securities offered through Glenn Gruenhagen as a Registered Representative of 1717 Capital Management Company, P.O. Box 15626, Wilmington, DE 19850, (302) 453-3800. Member NASD, SIPC. A Nationwide Financial company.
624 E. 13th St., Suite 101,Glencoe (320) 864-5903
Welcome to Glencoe’s own radio station – Classic Hit Country, 1310-KTWN
Home of the Minnesota Twins Radio Network!
Featuring local high school sports for the GSL Panthers, Central Raiders, Mayer Lutheran Crusaders, Sibley East Wolverines, Watertown-Mayer Royals, and more.
In addition to our line of starters, gernerators and alternators, we offer:
• Charging and Starting systems diagnosis. • Installation of starters, generators, alternators, and INTERSTATE brand batteries. • Diagnosis and repair of electrical system problems. • Fast custom rebuilding of your: –Alternator, Starter or Generator –DC Motor for winch, snowplow or hydraulic pump • Custom installation of aftermarket electrical equipment. –Electric brake systems –Trailer wiring/lights • Boat wiring and equipment installation. • Golf cart repair. • Custom made battery cables.
Home of the Linder Farm Network with Lynn Ketelsen.
Every Friday at Noon, join Glencoe City Administrator Mark Larson and Chamber President Dan Ehrke for Glencoe Talk. This is your one-stop shop for everything Glencoe and the surrounding communities!
Home of Crow River Valley League town-team baseball with Jeremy Stender and Chris Dammann. Listen to live coverage of the 2012 season at 1310-KTWN
Local news and weather updates throughout the week, plus community events and more!
KTWN Radio
911 Hennepin Avenue N., Glencoe, MN 55336
Jeremy Stender: General Manager | Morgan Marti: Sales Manager
1215 Hennepin Ave., Glencoe, MN 320-864-6200 • toll free 1-877-237-3306
Phone: 320-864-2010 / Fax: 320-864-2030
2,500 Watts of Classic Hit Country!!!
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Hwy. 22 NW, Glencoe, MN
Hwy. 22 NW, Glencoe, MN 320-864-5294 Licensed 157 unit park within the Glencoe City Limits
707 13th St. NW. (Hwy. 22) • 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Daily
Chronicle photo
Johnson-McBride expansion plans
Hantge Funeral Chapel of Hutchinson, owner of the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, is planning an expansion of its parking lot in Glencoe once a sales agreement on two properties to the east is finalized. Robert Hantge said those papers have not been signed, yet, by lot owners Wes and Sue Olson. In the background is an apartment building that will be moved by the Olsons. Farther east is the Hair Hut, Sue Olson’s beauty salon business. The Hair Hut building will be razed, and Sue Olson’s salon is scheduled to move to the former Buffalo Creek Theatre building on Hennepin Avenue. Glencoe City Council approved the vacation of the north half of the alley between the funeral home and apartment building to make way for the parking lot expansion.
Glencoe Oil Co.
John & Chuck Shamla - (320) 864-5506
• Locally Owned and Operated for 90 years • Personalized Service • Full Service/Self Service • Three grades Gasoline, Diesel & K-1 Kerosene • Bulk Farm Fuel and Home Heating Fuel • Farm & Industrial Lubricants
Glencoe Oil Co.
The McLeod County Chronicle
downtown Glencoe - across from the Courthouse
Currently served by over 30% renewable energy!
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 305 11th Street East • Glencoe
Phone (320) 864-5184
It Pay Conses to rve!
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HORIZON Young America Mutual Insurance Co.
McLeod County Chronicle, March 21, 2012
Connie Jaskowiak, Manager
Gould’s Jewelry
Est. 1878
Wm. B. Gould & Pamela K. Gould
First Minnesota Bank
Established in 1905. Serving the community of Glencoe since 2010.
Glencoe Oil Co.
Since 1922
Harpel Bros., Inc.
GM Dealership Since November 1922
Glencoe Liquor Store
Started Jan., 1934
Security Bank & Trust Co.
October, 1935
Member F.D.I.C.
McLeod Cooperative Power Assn.
1231 Ford Ave. Glencoe
Light and Power Commission
Gavin, Winters, Twiss, Thiemann & Long Ltd. YEARS 1017 N Hennepin, Glencoe
Glencoe Regional Health Services
Established 1941
Arnold’s of Glencoe Inc.
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Professional Insurance Providers
Since 1947
Seneca Foods Corporation
Since 1949
Knife River
Hwy 212, Glencoe 1-888-235-4343
Bernie’s Furniture
Quality Brand Name Furniture June 1, 1967
Tim Ardolf, Owner
Denny’s Barber Shop
Started July, 1969
Owner, Dennis Wendlandt
Glencoe NAPA / Do It Best
Mathews Drainage & Excavating, Inc.
Jerry Scharpe Ltd.
Certified Public Accountant
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Glencoe Lions Club
Making a difference in our community since 1974
Glencoe VFW
Post 5102 Established Sept., 1974
McLeod Publishing, Inc.
November 1977
Gruenhagen Insurance
Started in 1978
Gerry’s Vision Shoppe, Inc.
September 1979
Heidi Klockmann, Owner 320-864-6111
Myron Schuette Construction, LLC
Since 1979
Happy Hour Inn
815 11th St. E. Glencoe
Kevin Post Agency
Atlas Insurance Brokers
Schiroo Electrical Rebuilding
Started Feb., 1981 320-864-6200
Dubb’s Grill & Bar
Gene Moske, Owner
RDV Companies
Started July, 1984 Owner Ryan Voss
Dobrava Bros.
Plumbing & Heating
Dale’s Plumbing & Heating
Gauer Chiropractic Clinic
Dr. Scott Gauer Dr. Robert Brown
Bump’s Family Restaurant
Mike McGuire & Eileen Popelka
Priority 1 Metrowest Realty
Brian O’Donnell
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Orchard Estates
Pro Auto
Since 1991
Glencoe, Hutchinson & Norwood Owners Mike, Lyle & Kevin Eiden
Hearing Care Specialists
Kurt T. Pfaff, Au.D.
Neubarth Lawn Care & Landscaping
Al’s Auto Sales
Scotty & Cindy Lilienthal
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Cutting Edge
729 10th St. E. Glencoe 864-3518 Lisa Ahlbrecht, Owner
Flatworks Concrete Construction,
LLC James Rosckes, Owner 864-5729
Intensity Signs & Graphics/ Better Half Embroidery
RE/MAX Homes
Team Jenkins 864-6870
Edward Jones
Kirk Miller 320-864-4397
2211 11th St. E. Glencoe
Sam’s Tire Service
The Hair Studio
1220 Hennepin Ave. Glencoe, MN 320-864-6033 Owners Wayne & Tanya Mathews
Wood’s Edge Alternative Heating, LLC
Outdoor & Indoor Stoves 320-864-6435
Gert & Erma’s
March 14, 2002
1110 Hennepin Ave. Glencoe 864-4543
Glencoe Laundry/ Glen Knoll Park & Storage
Coldwell Banker Realty
Fred Werth
Southwest Eye Care
1201 Greeley Ave. #3, Glencoe
Pro-Crete Concrete & Masonry
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Grand Meadows
1420 Prairie Ave. Glencoe
Glencoe Fleet Supply True Value
Hwy 212, 1305 10th St. E. Glencoe 864-4304
KTWN-AM 1310
July 15, 2009
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Now is the time to review your insurance coverage before the spring storms.
One of the oldest businesses in the area has served its policy holders for 143 years!
Property Insurance for Farm • Business • Home
Young America Mutual Insurance Co.
615 West 13 St., Glencoe, MN 55336-1000 320-864-3069 - Connie Jaskowiak, Manager Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
For more information or to schedule a tour call:
Independent Living | Assisted Living | Enhanced Services | Memory Care
320-864-5577 | 1420 Prairie Ave. | Glencoe, MN 55336
Let us help you with your next project
Everything from A to Z
• New Homes & Additions • Remodeling & Design • Excavation & Sewer Repair • Masonry & Concrete • Central Vacs & Roofing
• Full-Service Auto Repair • Oil Changes • DOT Inspections • Small Engine Repair • Brake Service
• Exhaust/Mufflers • Free Estimates • On-Site Tire Repair • A/C Service • Laser Alignments
• New & Used Auto, Truck & Farm Tires
Residential & Commercial
Sam’s Tire Service
Reliability • Durability • Value
Call Ryan at 320-864-4243
719 Chandler • Glencoe (320) 864-3615
Visit our website at www.samstire.net
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We’ve got a great variety to choose from!
ve We ha to ys the ke ext your n e! l vehic
Customer Satisfaction…It’s our Trademark
With over 65 years of combined experience in the automobile business, Scott Lilienthal and Jerry Rechtzigel are more than happy to meet your transportation needs! We also offer TOP dollar for your trade-in vehicle!
Vehicles in Inventory!
2.99% or lower APR financing available! OAC
We Specialize in Getting the Vehicle You Want
Al’s Car Wash & Detail Center
595 Jefferson, Hutchinson
Featuring: • Automatic Dynawash Express Car Wash • 3 Self-Service Bays • All NEW Equipment • Heated Bays • Complete Detail Center
AuMN Al’sGlencoe, to Sales
Dir. Lic. #21692
Member of Northland Independent Automobile Dealers Association, the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, and the Better Business Bureau
9522 Hwy. 22, Glencoe • 320-864-6897
HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 8-7, Fri. 8-5:30, Sat. 8-4
Connie Stock
Car Wash Manager
We have the ❒ Fresh Produce ❒ Fresh Meat & Seafood ❒ Fresh Bakery ❒ Fresh Deli
Open 24 H ours 7 Da ys a We ek
Why Shop Coborn’s? Always convenient and always fun!
freshness you want, with service that can’t be beat!
❒ Little Dukes on-the-go gas & groceries ❒ Video Superstore ❒ Pharmacy
2211 11th St. E., Glencoe, MN • (320) 864-6132 • www.coborns.com
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