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09/17/2014 - 3:14pm
  During the Silver Lake City Council meeting Monday night, Greg Gillett was sworn in as councilor, replacing Carol Roquette, who resigned in July due to work conflicts. At the August regular meeting, Gillett expressed interest in joining the Silver Lake City Council to get more involved in the community. He and his wife, Kerri, moved to Silver Lake five years ago, and currently reside...
09/10/2014 - 1:29pm
The refurbished seats and new dugouts at the Silver Lake Lions softball field are proof that volunteerism and community spirit are alive and well in Silver Lake.  Last spring, the Silver Lake Pool and Parks Organization applied for a Minnesota Twins “Fields for Kids” grant to help fund the costs of the new addition. The goal...
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...
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...
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