Brownton, MN

Stewart Man Injured in SUV/Tractor Crash

A Stewart man was injured in a crash north of Winthrop Tuesday afternoon (correction). The State Patrol says 48-year-old Benjamin Rettmann was taken to Hutchinson Health and then airlifted to HCMC in Minneapolis for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The Patrol says Rettman was driving a tractor on the southbound...
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Man hurt when tractor hit by car in McLeod County

(Brownton MN-) A Stewart man was hurt when his farm tractor was hit by a car in McLeod County Tuesday afternoon. The state patrol says it happened at 4:33 p.m. on Highway 15, south of Brownton. 48-year-old Benjamin Rettmann was driving the tractor on the southbound shoulder when he was hit by a southbound car driven by 32-year-old Sara Geifer of Lafayette. Rettmann was taken to the Hutchinson Hospital and later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with non-life-threatening injuries. Geifer was not hurt.
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Rural Henderson man critically injured in motorcycle vs. deer crash

KELSO, Minn. (KEYC) — A rural Henderson man was critically injured Monday night when the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer in Kelso Township. The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office reports that 54-year-old Martin Hahn, of rural Henderson, struck a deer near the intersection of 391st Ave. and 306th St. shortly after 9 p.m. Monday while he was traveling northbound on 391st Ave.
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Motorcyclist critically injured in crash with deer

Police car with emergency siren at night. 3D rendered illustration. A Henderson man was critically injured Monday night when his motorcycle struck a deer south of Arlington. Martin Hahn, 54, suffered significant injuries in the crash, according to a press release from the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to Riverview Medical Center in Arlington. Hahn was later airlifted to another hospital. His current condition is unknown.

Hector International Airport terminal expansion study underway

FARGO (KFGO) -Hector International Airport is in the middle of a major terminal study with the airport authority favoring a project for expansion to the east. The airport would go from 5 to 9 gates. “It would be our goal by this fall to maybe have the architect on board,...

Le Sueur man arrested, charged in connection to drug investigation

LE SUEUR, Minn. (KEYC) — A 42-year-old Le Sueur man was arrested and charged Monday with multiple controlled substances offenses and being in illegal possession of a firearm. Deputies from the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office and Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force agents said they observed...

Former Winthrop Man Pleads Guilty for Threats Against Doctor

A former Winthrop man accused of offering a reward for a doctor’s kidnapping pleaded guilty to felony threats of violence in Brown County District Court Friday. The plea agreement says Ronald Schoenborn will receive a stay of adjudication. Schoenborn was arrested in April 2021 near the New Ulm Medical...
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New Ulm man charged with felony stalking

A New Ulm man with a history of criminal convictions is facing felony stalking charges. A criminal complaint says Joseph Thomas Rewitzer, 31, parked across the street from the victim’s rural Nicollet County home last week and began screaming profanities. The victim was outside with her children when the incident occurred. Police say the victim had multiple recordings of Rewitzer acting similarly.
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Task force arrests Le Sueur man on drug charges

A Le Sueur man is behind bars on multiple drug charges and illegally possessing a firearm. The Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force arrested 42-year-old Ronale Deshun Lewis on Monday. Police initiated a traffic stop after Lewis left an apartment building. About 42 grams of cocaine was discovered...

LHS Marching Band Grand Champions at Roseville

The Litchfield High School Marching Band did very well at its last competitive parade of the season. The band got grand champion in Roseville Monday night and had a score of 88.9. The Litchfield High School Marching Band took first place in Class-A and also had the Best Color Guard and Best Wind section. Members of the band will be traveling to South Carolina later this week. Their final parade of the season will be the Litchfield Watercade parade on July 9th.

Watercade Queen Candidate Kaylee Sundve

Four candidates are vying for the title of Miss Litchfield this year. A queen and a princess will be crowned at the conclusion of the 66th annual Watercade celebration on July 10th. Candidate #1 is Kaylee Sundve, daughter of Bryce & Kim Sundve, and she’s sponsored by Forsman Farms. Kaylee...
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Josie Ploetz, 80

Josie Ploetz, age 80 of Belle Plaine, passed away June 23, 2022. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie. Fr. Roger Hessian will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine and continue one hour prior to Mass at church on Friday morning. Memorials are preferred to Belle Plaine Dollars for Scholars in lieu of flowers.

Difficult spring weather leads to summer crops struggling

LE SUEUR, Minn. (KEYC) - This year’s unusually cold spring has been a known issue for farmers. Planting season was pushed back and the true scope of the weather has yet to be seen. But crops that are harvested throughout the summer, such as sweet corn and strawberries, are...

Gov. Walz allocates funding for public safety, gun violence prevention

LE SUEUR, Minn. (KEYC) — Gov. Tim Walz’s office has announced the use of federal funding for public safety and gun violence protection. The plan includes $4 million for the Minnesota State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources and nearly $5 million for the Department of Corrections for staffing shortages.

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The History of Pioneer Brewer August Schell (1828 - 1891)

NEW ULM, MN - August Schell came to newly established New Ulm, Minnesota, to help prop up a struggling German-American immigrant community. He began a brewery while living there. Despite having to navigate several pioneer-era challenges, he prospered. A self-made man, his generosity and thoughtfulness, as well as his love of the outdoors, shone through during his lifetime.

Ceasar Stepping Down, Benoit Taking Over

The Litchfield High School Marching Band has had another successful parade season this year with its “Camelot” show. Director Dave Ceasar is stepping down after 21 years to pursue another opportunity, and Bailey Benoit is taking over as director. Ceasar says he took over a successful program that...