SAUK RAPIDS - With a new Mayor and three new council members, the Sauk Rapids City Council has a very different look.

New Mayor Brad Gunderson and new Council members Steve Heinen and Nick Sauer all took the Oath of Office this (Monday) evening.

New Sauk Rapids council members Nick Sauer and Steve Heinen, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice

The council then unanimously approved the appointment of former council member Kurt Hunstiger to the open seat. Hunstiger previously served on the board from 2001 through 2007.

Board member Paul Weber nominated Hunstiger because he has experience. He says, with two new freshman board members already, it made says to bring someone on to the board with a little more knowledge of city government.

Appointed Sauk Rapids council member Kurt Hunstiger being sworn in by City Administrator Ross Olson, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice