Swanville City Council

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Swanville residents along Rhoda Avenue approached the City Council to express their concerns with the new boulevard. Large stones and other unwanted debris is present in the soil, making it difficult for grass to sprout. Rhoda Avenue residents are also struggling with weeds growing in the boulevard, they feel this is due [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The city of Swanville will withhold more than $50,000 in payment to Larson Excavating Contractors Inc. from Holdingford due to several unfinished items that the construction company was contracted to do last summer and fall. Some items on the list include repairs to damaged valve boxes for city hydrants and near the [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Drainage issues in the city of Swanville may have been caused by buildup of sand due to last year’s road construction. Storm drains near DeGraff Avenue and Fifth Street were open for the majority of the summer and fall last year. This would have allowed sand and debris to collect into the [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Drainage issues in the city of Swanville may have been caused by buildup of sand due to last year’s road construction. Storm drains near DeGraff Avenue and Fifth Street were open for the majority of the summer and fall last year. This would have allowed sand and debris to collect into the sewers. [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor  Swanville Council Member Jay Bartkowicz said it sounds like a war zone with constant shooting at a residence on Springbrook Drive in Swanville. He said he had called the Little Falls Police Department about whether a state statute was in place regarding shooting within a city’s limits. “It gets a little [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer As with many cities across the area, frozen water lines have proven to be a problem in Swanville.  At the City Council’s meeting Tuesday, it was reported that several more homes and a business have reported frozen water pipes. Residents are asked to keep their water running if they think their [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Representatives from Greater Minnesota Gas Inc. MIT met with Swanville residents Feb. 11, prior to the City Council’s regular monthly meeting. The company will begin hooking natural gas lines to the homes of residents who have requested the service when the frost is out. The plan is to be done with [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The Swanville City Council has begun the search for a full-time water/wastewater operator and maintenance person to work in its public works department. This action comes after the Council accepted Brian Zapzalka’s verbal resignation to Mayor Sandy Peterson, Oct. 16. Action to accept his resignation was taken during a special meeting, [...]

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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer The completion of Swanville’s water and street project has been put on hold until spring. On Tuesday, the Council approved a disbursement of $151,292.47 to Larson Excavating for work that has been completed so far. Mike Rude from Widseth Smith Nolting said the project is nearly complete except for the second [...]

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