HOWARD LAKE, MN Max Ramstad, a 2014 Delano High School graduate, will be getting some practical experience in local government over the summer.
The Howard Lake City Council, during its June 16 meeting, approved hiring Ramstad as an administrative intern.
Ramstad said he has lived in Delano about seven years. Prior to that, he lived in Valley City, ND, where his father was the city assessor and building official.
Ramstad is currently studying philosophy and pre-law at the University of North Dakota.
He will be working full-time in Howard Lake over the summer, including most of August.
Ramstad said he is enjoying working at city hall, and is looking forward to the next couple of months.
City Administrator Jennifer Nash said Ramstad will be paid $11 per hour. Part of the funding for this position will come from a $3,500 matching grant the city received from the Minnesota City/County Management Association.
Odds and ends
In other business, the council:
• accepted a $2,500 grant from CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant program. The matching funds will be used to equip the police department’s new squad car.
• accepted a $199 donation from Legion Post 145 for Memorial Park maintenance, and a $1,200 donation from the Maple Lake Lions.