Sleepy Eye City Council continues investigation into complaints 19 May 17

The Sleepy Eye City Council will seek additional legal counsel to continue an investigation into allegations that a first-term councilor has created a hostile work environment. Council member Larry Braun has been under investigation since March by Twin Cities attorney Annette Margarit after 13 complaints about Braun’s behavior were filed by city employees. The council read and discussed Margarit’s report in closed session Thursday before calling for additional legal counsel to continue the investigation. City manager Mark Kober says some of the complaints began prior to Braun taking office in January adding the workplace has become hostile because of the alleged complaints against Braun. Another special meeting was scheduled for June 1st.