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By Jakob Kounkel

07/17/2019 - 10:43am
After 36 years as an emergency medical responder and 32 on Stewart’s fire department, Kevin Klucas submitted his resignations for both to the Stewart City Council, closing a career saturated with dedication and knowledge. He also voted for the resignations as a Stewart City Councilman. Klucas knows Stewart as if it was a blueprint in his head, obtaining intimate knowledge of the town starting...
07/10/2019 - 10:49am
Logan Anderson, part-time Brownton police officer and full-time McLeod County sheriff’s deputy, stood before the Brownton City Council to encourage the council to reconsider its sick pay policy for full-time employees. Anderson was a full-time employee with the Brownton Police Department and part-time with the sheriff’s office before deciding to...
07/10/2019 - 10:39am
The Stewart City Council sat with representatives from RS Fiber Cooperative and Hiawatha Broadband Company (HBC) to discuss the financial impacts facing the city due to a shortfall in funding. RS Fiber has been the topic of tumultuous conversation in Stewart and Brownton — the only two out of 10 member cities located in McLeod County. The RS Fiber...
06/19/2019 - 10:20am
By Jakob Kounkel Staff Writer After talking to Mark Hueser last summer, the optimistic side of him supported President Donald Trump and hoped we wouldn’t be meeting to talk about the same thing this summer. But at Hueser Grain, the agricultural business in Glencoe that Hueser operates, about a year after the president imposed tariffs on China,...
05/15/2019 - 11:15am
Shawn McCoy cut a deal with the Brownton City Council on May 7 for the run-down house at 818 Division St. The house, which was on track to forfeiture, had accrued over $22,000 in property taxes and assessments dating back to 2014. McCoy, who works in the McLeod County Assessor’s Office, asked to pay $5,588 and offered to cover the taxes accrued in...
05/15/2019 - 11:07am
Ruth Bauer, a Renville-Sibley Fiber (RS Fiber) board member, attended Brownton’s May city council meeting to answer questions council members have been asking in meetings for months. RS Fiber and its member cities are bearing the brunt of a nearly $8 million shortfall due to contractual obligations. “The council’s having some questions about new...
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