Browne to take over for longtime chief Collins

Photo by Chad Koenen
Andrew Browne has been named as the new fire chief in Deer Creek. He was recommended for the position by the members of the Deer Creek Fire Department. 

By Chad Koenen


Andrew Browne will take over as the new fire chief in Deer Creek.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Dec. 19, the Deer Creek City Council learned the fire department recommended Browne as its new fire chief. He will replace the current fire chief Travis Collins who has served in that capacity for a number of years. The motion was approved by the city council on a 4-1 vote. 

In addition to the new fire chief, the city council heard that the city will be seeking a new fire-year agreement for fire protection for the local townships it currently serves. The contract is fairly standard and the current one expires in the near future. The townships currently served by the Deer Creek Fire and Rescue include portions of Oak Valley Township, Leaf Lake Township, Inman Township, Deer Creek Township and Compton Township. 

The council also made several designations for the upcoming year including naming the Citizen’s Advocate newspaper in Henning as its official newspaper, as well as the official depositor as Wadena State Bank and setting the monthly meeting day and time for city council meetings (which will stay as the fourth Monday of the month).