Brownton News

12/04/2018 04:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Winthrop City Council OKs final property tax levy 

The Winthrop City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting a 6.48 percent 2019 final property tax levy increase Monday. Approved on a motion by councilor Lyle Muth, seconded by Bob Rickheim, the $725,117 levy is 11.5 percent under the proposed 18 percent city tax levy hike that recently appeared in proposed tax statements mailed to landowners.

12/02/2018 07:40 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Taxpayers asked to pony up for RS Fiber shortfall 

With a projected financial shortfall of slightly more than $1 million, the RS Fiber Cooperative project is asking nine cities in the project to cover an estimated $1,073,639.50 needed over two years to fund economic development loan bond payments. At a recent RS Fiber Joint Powers Board meeting, Shannon Sweeney of Minneapolis-based David Drown Associates said that the subordinated debt payments will not be made by the cooperative for the next two years.

11/20/2018 01:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Logs 

A 2004 Ford Escape driven by Jayda Helet, 16, New Ulm, turned eastbound onto Cottonwood Street from Ridgeview Drive. The vehicle failed to yield right of way and hit a westbound 2016 Chevy Express van driven by Eric Bruns, 46, Madelia.