The city of Monticello will use a general obligation bond to pay a $5.75 million settlement with FiberNet bondholders who filed a class action suit against the city. A final settlement hearing in the FiberNet bondholder lawsuit saga was held Friday, Sept. 12, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

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The Monticello Times and its editorial staff is asking for the community’s help with a Veterans Day salute. In the Thursday, Nov. 6, edition of the Times, we’ll be publishing stories and photos honoring our local veterans, many of whom currently serve our community each day through their occupations in business, education, industry, law enforcement and public safety. We also want to hear from veterans living in the community and revisit their stories. If you know of a past or present veteran with a unique story, please contact Managing Editor Tim Hennagir via email at tim.hennagir@ecm-inc.com or by phone at 763-271-6468.

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Monticello council members recently removed a three-month severance clause included in City Administrator Jeff O’Neill’s current contract. The surprise 3-2 vote that came after Mayor Clint Herbst offered a motion seconded by Councilmember Brian Stumpf sparked plenty of controversy Monday, Sept. 8. Herbst, Stumpf and Councilmember Lloyd Hilgart voted to remove the severance clause; Councilmembers [...]

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City council members concur with a staff recommendation to spend almost $70,000 on new meter reading equipment for the Monticello Water Department. Finance Director Wayne Oberg and Water/Sewer Superintendent Matt Theisen presented the request in a memo to council Sept. 8. New bronze meters and radio reading equipment were approved as a consent item without [...]

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