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Brownton City Council considers options for crumbling building

The Brownton City Council has decided to press charges against the owner of a decrepit building on Fourth Avenue N, its main business street.
The roof of the building, a former grocery store, has begun to cave in and its brick facade is falling into an empty lot on the south side of the building. The city has placed warning cones around the building.
At its Tuesday, March 7 meeting, Police Chief Ken Bauer suggested the city take possession of the building and demolish.
However, council members didn’t feel it was the city’s responsibility to take on the issue.

City Clerk Ella Kruse said that the owner of the building has not returned phone calls about the building, although certified mail regarding the issue has been picked up.

For the full story, see the March 15 edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.