Brownton/Stewart

07/09/2014 - 2:30pm
In a short meeting last Tuesday evening, the Brownton City Council heard an update from Police Chief Ken Bauer about the city’s pet ordinance regarding barking dogs. Bauer said he talked with the city attorney about the recurring nuisance of a barking dog and found that in Minnesota, “barking dog offenses” can be charged as misdemeanors and offenders can be fined up to $900...
06/18/2014 - 11:40am
Within the next two weeks, New Auburn will again have a full-service convenience store. The Brownton Co-op Ag Center bought the C-store in March, and currently has the pumps open for pay-at-the-pump service. Brownton Co-op Ag Center General Manager Bruce Loeschen said the cooperative’s board began talking about possibly buying the closed...
06/18/2014 - 11:38am
The Stewart City Council gave permission to the Stewart-Brownton Girl Scouts to start a butterfly garden on city-owned property at its June 9 meeting. The garden will be located on Powers Street, just east of the former Red Owl grocery building. The troop presented the City Council with a schematic drawing of its plans, and the Council voted...
06/12/2014 - 2:11pm
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,”...
06/12/2014 - 2:10pm
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...
06/12/2014 - 2:09pm
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...
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