LOUDERMILK NOW FACING DRUG CHARGES
A man who was in the Brown County jail on theft charges is now facing felony drug charges. Court documents say that on November 27, a sargent with the sheriff’s department was doing a jail check. Garrent Dean Loudermilk was asleep in a room and the seargent noticed a baggie on the floor. The sergeant asked Loudermilk about the baggie and he said it wasn’t his. Court documents say the baggie wasn’t on the floor during earlier rounds. The package did test positive for methamphetamine. He faces felony third-degree drug charges and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both. Loudermilk was in jail in connection with burglaries at New Ulm Public Utilities over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Mammoth tusk revealed to be 22,136 years old
Through radiocarbon testing, a mammoth tusk held at the Brown County Historical Society was revealed to be twenty-two thousand, one hundred thirty six years old!
Minnesota High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Brown County Today - December 8
If you're wondering how to watch today's local high school basketball action in Brown County, Minnesota, keep your browser locked on this page. All of the details are outlined below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune...
Minnesota High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Brown County Today - December 7
Want to learn how to stream high school basketball matchups in Brown County, Minnesota today? We have the information below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Brown County, Minnesota High School Boys Basketball Games Today.
Brown County Jail to Address Inmate Mental Health Crisis with New Resources
Facing a mental health crisis among inmates, Brown County Jail is set to receive much-needed resources. The local jail has seen a significant increase in mental health issues, leading to a unanimous decision by the County Board of Commissioners to fund Advanced Correctional Healthcare.
Brown County Jail to receive mental health resources
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Brown County Jail staff in New Ulm say they’ve been dealing with an inmate mental health crisis. “Over the last few years, we’ve had a large increase in mental health in the jails. And staff and jails are struggling to overcome the difficulties with inmates,” said Appel.
SLEEPY EYE MAN FACING SIX FELONY CHARGES
A Sleepy Eye man who held a knife near police this week is facing six felony charges in two criminal cases in Brown County. Court documents say that Sleepy Eye Police received a call from Mathiowetz Body Shop around 9 pm Wednesday about a man acting strangely. Police located the man identified as Shane Allen Peterson near Hardees. Peterson asked them for a ride home. He invited police inside, and then threw a hammer into a living room that bounced off a table near the officers. He then walked toward an officer holding a knife. He put the knife down as the officer reached for his service weapon. The officers left the residence but returned to arrest the man the next day. However they knocked on the door and no one answered. Police then got a call from Ross Park Apartments reporting that a man had damaged property and created other issues. Peterson was arrested at Hardees. He is charged with two counts of felony second degree burglary, two counts of felony third-degree burglary, misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal damage to property, theft and disorderly conduct in the first case. Charges in the second case include felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, felony threats of violence, reckless disregard risk, misdemeanor fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He is in custody in the Brown County Jail.
ZEMPELS HONORD AS BROWN COUNTY OUTSTANDING CONSERVATIONISTS
The Brown Soil and Water Conservation District has named Gene and Lori Zempel as the 2023 Outstanding Conservationist in Brown County. The Zempels live northeast of Morgan in what they refer to as the “Garden of Eden.” They maintain one CREP easement and several CRP easements in addition to many conservation focused projects including native pollinator plantings, a water control structure, a recreational pond with surrounding native wetland species. A press release says the Zempels have committed their entire life to conservation. Gene is a lifetime Pheasants Forever member and Lori has used “Master Gardener” techniques to grow, harvest, preserve and freeze their various garden crop for 30 years.
Bird Flu Hits Operations in Kandiyohi, Ottertail, Brown Counties
(KWLM/Willmar, MN) A Kandiyohi County turkey breeder hen operation was hit by bird flu last week. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza was confirmed in a flock of 7,199 birds last Friday. Also last Friday, a flock of 19,500 commercial meat turkeys tested positive for...
Canby woman faces 4 criminal vehicular operation charges
NEW ULM — A 35-year-old Canby woman faces four criminal vehicular operation charges and two DWI charges stemming from a June 16, 2023, crash at CR 29 near the intersection of 257th Street. Two felony criminal vehicular operation-substantial bodily harm any amount schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance, two...
Weekly Safety Report: Tractor/Semi Collision and Missing Canoeists in Brown County, Minnesota
Two incidents occurred in Brown County, Minnesota this week. In the first incident, two men were injured when a semi-truck collided with a tractor near Sleepy Eye. The tractor driver was transported to the Sleepy Eye Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. In the second incident, the body of a second missing canoeist from New Ulm was found in a Wisconsin lake. The search teams recovered the body of 27-year-old Andrew DeRock, who went missing along with Ryan Busch on October 28. Busch's body was found earlier on November 9 after extensive search efforts.
BURNING RESTRICTIONS LIFTED
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the burning restrictions in Brown County. The sheriff’s office issued burning restrictions Thursday due to windy, dry conditions but they are no longer in effect.
Brown County Sheriff’s Office issues burning restrictions until further notice
From now until further notice, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and fire chiefs have issued burning restrictions for all of Brown County. No open burning of CRP land and/or ditches or brush piles is permitted. Recreational campfires are permitted. Recreational campfires must be contained in a ring of either...