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Jakob Kounkel

01/16/2019 - 10:53am
At a Stewart City Council meeting on Monday night, councilors approved the sale of a fire truck and heard from a freelance writer working with the McLeod County Historical Partnership. Councilors — with Council Member Kurt Glaeser absent and with the new addition of Council Member James (Jim) Eitel — were heartily surprised to receive a bid on the sale of the city’s old fire truck at $2,500, with...
01/09/2019 - 10:41am
A United States Air Force airman who benefited from a McLeod County care package coordination effort — called Minnesota Nice — that sent packages to soldiers overseas recently stopped at former soldier package coordinator Linda Krueger’s house, of Glencoe, to express his gratefulness for the kind gesture that reached thousands of soldiers like...
01/09/2019 - 10:16am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners, in its first meeting of the new year, chose commissioners Joe Nagel and Doug Krueger to continue as chair and vice chair of the board for 2019, and also approved a temporary rental agreement for the three buildings it purchased for the government center. There wasn’t any public discussion over the choice...
12/12/2018 - 10:52am
At a Brownton forfeiture auction at the beginning of this year, Rockford resident John Turner bought properties he intended to renovate. One of those properties in Brownton, formerly Nelson’s Market, referenced as the “warehouse,” was the antagonist of a rancorous discussion that visibly and vocally enraged Council Member Curtis Carrigan and the...
12/12/2018 - 10:48am
At the Stewart City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, Mayor Jason Peirce announced that the budget isn’t balanced — it had a shortfall of just over $15,000 at the beginning of the meeting. City Clerk Debra Huls also swore in the returning mayor, Peirce; a returning council member, Curt Glaeser; and a new council member, James Eitel,...
12/12/2018 - 10:15am
The McLeod County Board worked through the agenda quickly at its regular meeting — until the end. At the meeting, a group of concerned residents sat together ominously to the right of the podium. Among those men was a 22-year veteran on the board, Ray Bayerl. Bayerl asked if the board would be willing to rearrange the “public comment” section of...
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