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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...
05/31/2017 - 7:12am
RS Fiber Cooperative (RS Fiber) will begin the final stage of its state-of-the-art fiber-optic network next month.  Construction to link the cities of Brownton, Buffalo Lake, Fairfax and Stewart to the RS Fiber network is scheduled to start by the end of June. Those cities will join six others (Gaylord, Gibbon, Green Isle, Lafayette, New Auburn...
05/10/2017 - 9:25am
The city of Brownton’s general fund cash balance improved by nearly $70,000, according to an audit report presented at the May 2 City Council meeting. Paul Harvego of Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing (CDS), said the city ended 2016 with a cash balance of $310,782. It ended its 2015 year with a cash balance of $243,537. Harvego said the...
05/10/2017 - 9:24am
The Stewart City Council amended its land use ordinance Monday night to allow solar gardens in its rural residential and agricultural district. The city heard a proposal from Sunrise Energy Ventures to place two one-megawatt solar gardens on acreage owned by Dwight and Pam Wiechman at the city’s southwestern edge. Mark Zwieg of Sunrise...
04/12/2017 - 10:32am
The city of Brownton should finally see the installation of the RS Fiber network this summer, the City Council heard at its April 4 meeting. Toby Brummer of RS Fiber said work on the fiber-to-the-home network should begin in June or July. The fiber network will offer phone, television and internet service to customers. At some point during...
03/21/2017 - 10:28pm
The Stewart City Council awarded the low bid of $831,322.58 to R&R Excavating, Inc., of Hutchinson for the proposed Mill Street construction project. City Engineer Andy Kehren from Bolton and Menk informed the council that five bids were received ranging from the low bid to over $985,000. The sealed bids were opened March 1. The city has...
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