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Diamond Avenue railroad crossing to close next spring

The railroad crossing on Diamond Avenue, just east of Glencoe, will be closed to vehicle traffic next spring. On Tuesday, the McLeod County Board approved a resolution that will allow the crossing to be closed. The state will compensate the county $137,048 to close the crossing, which Highway Engin

GLENCOE NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

City Council denies preliminary plat

The Glencoe City Council approved the Planning and Industrial Commission's recommendation to deny a preliminary plat for 10 lots in Glenview Estates with a 3-2 vote at its Monday night meeting. Many neighboring property owners attended the meeting. Mayor Randy Wilson acknowledged the concerns that

GLENCOE NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Chamber seeks donations for holiday decorations

To the Editor: Our Christmas/winter holiday decorations and our blue banners, both of which adorn the light poles along our city streets, have become well worn. The Tourism Committee of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce has determined that replacing these items is our focus for this year. By pa

GLENCOE NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Jon VanDamme hired as municipal liquor store manager

The Glencoe City Council approved the administration's recommendation to hire Jon VanDamme as manager for the Glencoe Municipal Liquor Store. The city received seven applications after choosing to re-advertise the position as "liquor store manager" instead of "assistant liquor store manager." City

GLENCOE NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

SNAP is a critical program for families in crisis

To the Editor: Disaster can strike anywhere. Hurricane Harvey has shown us that we are all vulnerable to circumstances beyond our control, and safety net programs like SNAP (formerly food stamps) can help families through a crisis. I recently had the opportunity to speak before members of the Hous

GLENCOE NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Republican gubernatorial hopefuls woo Olmsted activists

Republican gubernatorial candidates flocked to Rochester on Tuesday night eager to win over local party activists. About 70 people packed into a picnic shelter at Silver Lake Park, munching on shredded beef sandwiches and potato chips as candidates made their pitches. But before the political wooing

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-20 14:34:14

About 700 complete Out of the Darkness Walk

Carrie Ulwelling, whose boyfriend Matthew "Rexx" Hull died by suicide two years ago, organizes shirts at her booth where she sells shirts to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention during the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, around Silver L

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-18 15:13:00

Arts, crafts, books, food - and this year, music

The always-changing Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival was energized this year with the addition of live music. Several groups of musicians performed at the adjacent Taste of Hutchinson stage, where some diners lifted their heels on a makeshift dance floor otherwise known as First Avenue Southeast.

CROWRIVERMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:03:00

EDITORIAL: Doing what's best for kids

As area families settle into their school-year routines, we're reminded that Hutchinson is a good place to raise children. How good? According to the 2015 National Citizen Survey conducted for the city of Hutchinson, 83 percent of 500 respondents said the city is either an "excellent"or "good" place

CROWRIVERMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:03:00

POLL: Respondents predict Tiger football team's season

Views from www.hutchinsonleader.com readers What do you think will happen to this year's Hutchinson Tigers football team, now that they're in a new district? 46% They'll do well, but fall short of the district title. 12% They'll capture the district title. 23% They'll win the section championship. 1

CROWRIVERMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:03:00

A little good from a game

Susan Schreiner-Schlueter, right, befriended Hutchinson resident Jack Klueckman when he was at Hennepin County Medical Center. Everyone needs a friend, especially when things get tough. That's why, when 6-year-old Jack Klueckman was in Hennepin County Medical Center after he was run over by a car wh

CROWRIVERMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:02:00

Watch for new lights on School Road

Motorists who cross the Crow River heading south in downtown Hutchinson are used to following the flow of traffic guided by stop lights. But now those who cross on School Road will want to keep their eyes out as well. No, traffic lights aren't coming to the neighborhood, but pairs of flashing lights

CROWRIVERMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:02:00

Gun stolen from unlocked vehicle in Stewartville

STEWARTVILLE - A loaded gun left inside an unlocked vehicle is missing, authorities said today. Sometime between 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, the 9mm Glock handgun was stolen from the center console of a vehicle parked in the 200 block of Peregrine Place Northwest, said Capt. Scott Behrns of t

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-18 15:34:55

Election may reflect Germany's management of migrant influx

COLOGNE, Germany - German Chancellor Angela Merkel adopted a mantra when citizens questioned her decision to open the country to refugees fleeing wars: "We'll manage." She kept repeating it as the lines at immigration offices circled city blocks, school gyms turned into temporary housing and the que

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 10:36:00

City council approves special levy, looks to next year

In a meeting on September 11, the NYA city council voted unanimously to extend a special benefits levy on property tax as well as approve preliminary tax levy and budget for 2018. The special benefit levy was put in place in 2006 following the purchase of industrial park property through bond. The

SUNPATRIOT.COM - 2017-09-21 07:26:00

New study: Corn's environmental impact varies greatly across U.S.

It's well known that meat has a high environmental impact, largely because of the amount of corn animals are fed, in contrast to the protein they yield. And yet not all corn is created equal - water and fertilizer use varies, along with the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with its production. U

SUNPATRIOT.COM - 2017-09-21 07:06:00

Group slates trip for veterans

In April 2008, 119 World War II veterans boarded a plane and headed to Washington, D.C., to visit the national memorials to their service, all thanks to the efforts of the Waconia Lions Club. Now, the club is planning a return trip in 2018, but this time the veterans will be from the Korean and Viet

SUNPATRIOT.COM - 2017-09-21 07:01:00

Mario's restaurant fights for expansion

Next Thursday, Sept.21 the Watertown Planning Commission is holding their monthly meeting. A this meeting Mario Cortolezzis, owner of Mario's Italian Kitchen will seek approval for his site plan application. The planning commission is holding a meeting on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30. There will b

SUNPATRIOT.COM - 2017-09-20 08:00:00

Column: Seeking an end to human trafficking

Among the many important issues that are debated in Washington D.C., one of the most critical is the issue of human trafficking. Tragically, this detestable practice forces people - most often girls between the ages of 12 and 14 - into slavery and prostitution. Tens of thousands of trafficking victi

SUNPATRIOT.COM - 2017-09-18 20:37:00

Steamboat Days brought in the crowds

Buy Now Firefighters from the Chaska and Carver 1 teams squared off in the fire hose water fights Friday evening sponsored by the Carver Fire & Rescue Department. The Chaska team won this battle during the annual event at Carver Steamboat Days. Photo by Nick Mason Children were eager to spray a bar

SWNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-18 13:00:00