Brownton/Stewart

05/11/2016 - 10:24am
The city of Brownton is trying to figure out what to do with the sludge that accumulates at its wastewater treatment plant.   John Rodeberg, an engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) talked about some possible solutions at the City Council’s May 3 meeting.   Currently, the city pays $750 per acre on two acres of farmland so that it can spread the sludge across the...
05/11/2016 - 10:23am
The city of Stewart has received a very favorable bid for a proposed street and utility improvement project, the City Council heard at its Monday night meeting.   Andy Kehren of Bolton & Menk, the city’s engineering consultant, said the apparent low bid is $2.73 million from LaTour Construction of Maple Lake, which is about 6...
04/13/2016 - 10:19am
RS Fiber has installed a wireless antenna on the United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) grain facility near Brownton, and wireless Internet is now available in the area.   Toby Brummer of RS Fiber gave the Brownton City Council an update on RS Fiber’s fiber-to-the-home project at its April 5 meeting.   Brummer said that those...
04/13/2016 - 10:19am
The city of Stewart’s annual cost of police protection will decline slightly in 2017, the City Council learned Monday night.   Sheriff Scott Rehmann said the 2017 cost will be about $1,300 less than 2016. The city budgeted $105,643 for law enforcement in 2016.   Rehmann said part of the contract is based on the average...
03/16/2016 - 10:16am
The city of Brownton’s street and utility project probably won’t get under way until 2017, the City Council heard at its March 8 meeting.   Engineer John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) said that the review of the project by the Rural Development program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is...
02/17/2016 - 11:41am
The city of Brownton will hire a consultant to find out why it’s losing water.   At its Feb. 8 meeting, engineer John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) said city officials had met with representatives of Rural Development regarding the city’s proposed street and utility project.   While there were “...
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