Brownton/Stewart

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 who would like to sign up for wireless Internet may...
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 “...
02/10/2016 - 1:12pm
The “backbone” for the RS Fiber fiber-to-the-home project has been built as far as Brownton, the Stewart City Council heard Monday night.   Mark Erickson, the city of Winthrop’s economic development director and a driving force behind the cooperative fiber project, said that the extension of the backbone from Brownton...
01/20/2016 - 10:34am
The Stewart City Council tabled a request from the fire department to purchase a 2012 mini-pumper.   A resolution regarding the purchase came before the Council at its Monday, Jan. 11, meeting.   The 2012 Ford 550 mini-pumper had a purchase price of $137,500. The department sought an additional $10,000 to buy equipment for the...
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