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Brownton/Stewart

11/15/2017 - 12:00am
The Stewart City Council on Monday night approved a requested increase in the per year benefit amount for the Stewart Fire Relief Association’s pension fund. The council approved a request to raise the benefit to $1,500 per year from the current $1,200 per year. Nick Millbrandt, representing the fire relief association, said the pension fund is currently funded at 147 percent. “Even with the...
07/12/2017 - 6:41am
Schulze of Stewart are hosting two youth exchange participants through the Lions International Youth Camp and Exchange Program (YCE). This is the first time the Schulze family has hosted YCE participants, although both of their daughters have participated in other countries’ YCEs with Lauren Schulze going to Italy and Norway and Caitlin...
07/12/2017 - 6:38am
The Stewart City Council breezed through some routine items in a 35-minute meeting Monday night. The most time-consuming item was the 2016 annual audit report, which showed the city gaining in its cash position in its general fund, primarily because it under-budgeted for revenues. Jon Archer, the city auditor, said that a good portion of the...
07/04/2017 - 11:00pm
Larry E. Rath, rural Stewart, died Tuesday, June 27, in a skid loader accident, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call at 5:18 p.m. that day reporting a Bobcat skid loader was on its roof in the ditch and that the operator was still in the machine. The accident occurred in the...
06/13/2017 - 11:00pm
On a 3-1 vote, the Stewart City Council on Monday approved a conditional use permit for a proposed recreational vehicle (RV) park and tiny home park on North Street. In May, the council had declined the permit, requested by Terry Rikke, after hearing concerns from residents, and suggested that Rikke come back with a revised plan to address...
06/13/2017 - 11:00pm
The Brownton City Council will be taking a look at revising its assessment policy after learning that some assessments for its proposed $8.37 million street and utility improvement project will push $20,000 per parcel. John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), said that the city’s assessment policy is pretty much 50-50...
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