Brownton/Stewart

09/10/2014 - 9:03am
The Brownton City Council passed a social host ordinance on a 3-2 vote at its Sept. 2 meeting. The ordinance is similar to one adopted in Glencoe, said Police Chief Ken Bauer. McLeod County also has a similar ordinance, Bauer said, but its jurisdiction doesn’t extend into the city limits. The ordinance had been proposed at the Brownton City Council’s August meeting and had been...
09/10/2014 - 9:02am
The Stewart City Council continued Monday night to express dissatisfaction with the quality of work on its 2012-13 street and utility improvement project. Mayor Jason Peirce launched the issue as the City Council considered pay requests for the project. Peirce said the project is still not completely finished, and the City Council has set more...
09/10/2014 - 9:01am
The city of Brownton will not deviate from its plan to begin replacing and repairing storm sewer in 2016, the City Council decided by concensus at its Sept. 2 meeting. At its August meeting, the Council heard from its maintenance department that about six blocks of storm sewer either had collapsed or was nearing collapse, and had asked its city...
09/10/2014 - 9:00am
Landlords in Stewart pleaded with the Stewart City Council Sept. 3 to relax its rental inspection ordinance. The City Council held a public hearing that evening on changes it already is proposing for its ordinance after hearing earlier complaints. Landlords Keith and Debra Lorensen said they are unhappy with being asked to replace windows that...
08/27/2014 - 8:53am
The Stewart City Council has set a special meeting and public hearing for Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m., to consider changes to its rental property regulations and inspection ordinance. The Council met in a workshop session Tuesday, Aug. 19, to consider changing the ordinance after some landlords complained that it was too stringent. The...
08/07/2014 - 12:30pm
Two candidates have filed for election to seats on the Stewart City Council, according to City Clerk Ronda Huls. Chuck Kruggel filed on Wednesday, Aug. 6, and Kevin Masrud filed Thursday. There are two council seats for four-year terms up for election on the Nov. 4 ballot. Also up for election is the two-year mayor term. Council members...
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