The Free Press, Mankato, MN

March 28, 2013

Wells fires city administrator

By Brian Ojanpa
Free Press Staff Writer

WELLS — The city administrator of Wells has been fired after a yet-unspecified complaint was lodged against him.

The City Council met in closed session this week and unanimously decided to end the six-month tenure of Steve Bloom, effectively immediately.

An employee in City Hall Thursday said further details will be revealed  pending the return of the vacationing city attorney. City officials Thursday declined to comment on the nature of the complaint.

Bloom came to the job with more than two decades of experience in city and county government and also was a teacher for six years.

He was due for a six-month job review and had been working under probationary status.

Bloom could not be reached for comment.