As a resident of McLeod County, I am certainly happy about the change to single-sort recycling. Because it is so easy to toss every reusable material into one cart, This method is sure to increase the annual recycle tonnage of important and energy intensive nonrenewable products. In a world of 7 billions people and limited raw materials, we all need to contribute an expanded effort in reuse and recycle.
A draft rule issued by USDA aims to define what it means to be “actively engaged” in farming. The proposed rule makes some important changes, but those improvements are immediately undermined by two new loopholes introduced in the rule.
George Ittel, 49, of Plato previously entered a plea of guilty to one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired. Judge Michael Savre placed the defendant on probation for one year. The defendant must serve 10 days in McLeod County Jail, serve 80 hours of community work service, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, follow the recommendations of the evaluation, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine and surcharge of $500.