Last month, voters in St. Peter approved an increase in a sales tax to fund a new fire station. St. Peter City manager Todd Prafke says the next step in the process of building the facility should come soon.

“We hope to bid for the new facility in February or March and hope to have the new fire station open by late next year or early 2023,” said Prafke.

The new facility would replace the fire department’s nearly century-old station.