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Stewart City Council moves forward with proposed street improvements

The Stewart City Council moved forward Monday night on three blocks worth of street work, and heard a request for more from a local business.
The City Council held an assessment hearing and awarded a bid for street reconstruction for two blocks of Martha Street and one block of East Street.
“This is mostly street surfacing work,” said Andy Kehren, an engineer with Bolton & Menk.

Brownton Council moves forward on priority list application process

The Brownton City Council continued its application process for priority listing for possible state and federal funding — either through grants or low-interest loans — to repair its sanitary sewer system.
The projected cost for the improvements is $2.34 million.
As part of the process, the City Council held a public hearing at its June 3 meeting. Although no one from the public attended, John Rodeberg of the engineering firm of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., outlined the need to repair or replace most of the city’s sanitary sewer mains.

Stewartfest set for June 21-22

Stewartfest will be celebrated Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, in Stewart.
Events have been rearranged to make the former three-day celebration fit into two days.
Activities get under way early Saturday, with an 8 a.m. start for both the annual softball tournament (call 320-848-2857 to register a team), and citywide garage sales.
The first clue for the medallion hunt, with a $250 prize sponsored by First Minnesota Bank, will be posted in the city park at 10 a.m.

John Lipke to run for Legislature

Late Tuesday, June 3, John Lipke of Stewart, DFL, filed as a challenger to District 18B state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe.
In the other state House race, District 18A state Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, will square off against Steve Schiroo of Cokato and formerly of Glencoe.
Both county commissioner races will be contested, District 2 Commissioner Kermit Terlinden of Glencoe is being challenged by Douglas Krueger.