LEWISTON, Minn. — A small community in southeastern Minnesota is hiring a new police chief that local leaders hope will bring some stability to the position.

The Lewiston City Council is expected to hire Scott Yeiter Wednesday. He will be the city's seventh police chief in seven years. The 45-year-old Yeiter has been second in command at the Houston County Sheriff's Department.

The Post-Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1KFSG3S ) says the chief's job last became available a year ago when Joe Hastings resigned. The city offered the job to former Lewiston Chief Ken Bradford who submitted a two-sentence letter last fall saying he was no longer interested, but didn't explain.