BODY FOUND NEAR WESTBROOK
A body was found near Westbrook Sunday. The Westbrook Police Department says that they received a report of a missing 53-year-old man Saturday. He had last been seen on February 15. Authorities located tire tracks along 330th Avenue with parts of the missing man’s vehicle. Law enforcement believe the man had turned off 330th Avenue, drove through a field before striking a tree and bursting into flames. The body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and identification. The Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office is reportedly handling the case with help by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Westbrook Police and Fire Departments.
Sarah Paws Resort,rural Currie, officially opens
Sarah Paws Resort, located in rural Currie, recently hosted an open house event to showcase their business expansion, which officially launched in August of this year. Sarah Willhite, the owner of the pet resort, has always had a passion for animals. Growing up on a farm, she spent most of her time with animals, including rabbits, cows, chickens, pigs, and any other animal that needed extra attention. Her love for animals led her to open Sarah Paws Resort in 2014, where she offers professional boarding and grooming services.
Longtime judge, former county attorney Bruce Gross passes away
A longtime judge in Cottonwood County and former county attorney, Bruce Gross, passed away Wednesday at the age of 77. Gross was appointed county attorney in 1979 and was appointed as the Fifth District Judge in Cottonwood County in 1989. He retired from the bench in 2012. Gross also was...
Broadband Access and Poverty Rates: A Detailed Look at Mower, Sibley, Cottonwood Counties, Duluth and Monticello
Next Century Cities, an organization that aids local officials in enhancing broadband, recently published detailed reports on each state, including Minnesota. The report presents data on the statewide population, households lacking a computer or internet, and individuals living in poverty. Minnesota's population is 5,714,300, with 5.5% of households lacking a computer, 10.3% lacking internet, and 9.6% of individuals in poverty.
Redwood County residents petition to rescind county recorder resolution
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Redwood County Commissioners passed a resolution to make the Redwood County Recorder an appointed position instead of one elected by the voters in the county. A group of Redwood County citizens are concerned this sets a bad precedent, and could lead to a slippery slope...
Wabasso Girl and Morton Boy Injured in Rollover Accident
REDWOOD FALLS – A Wabasso girl and Morton boy were injured in a rollover accident on Tuesday in Redwood County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 9:38 Tuesday morning, a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling eastbound on Highway 19 in Sheridan Township of Redwood County when it lost control and rolled in the ditch.
Redwood Falls man found guilty in Redwood County Court after selling fentanyl to drug task force agents
A Redwood Falls man, Brandon Lee Jones Sr., age 36, was found guilty in Redwood County Court on Feb. 8 of drug sales. According to the Redwood County Attorney’s office, on August 16, 2022, at about 11:15 a.m., Jones sold .876 grams of fentanyl for $150 to a confidential informant (“CI”) during a controlled buy supervised by the agents from the Brown Lyon Redwood Renville Drug Task Force. The sale was arranged earlier in the day via Facebook Messenger between Jones and the CI.
Redwood County spring road restrictions go into effect Feb. 26
Spring road restrictions will go into effect on all Redwood County roads effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, February 26. Signs will be placed designating the applicable axle weight limits on all bituminous roads. All municipal, township, & county/CSAH gravel roads are restricted to 5 ton axle loads unless posted otherwise. Crews will begin placing signs Friday afternoon, but restrictions will actually be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.
KONKOL RETIRES FROM MINNWEST BANK
“Fun is what you make it” has always been Kim Konkol’s motto. Throughout her 38-year career at Minnwest Bank in Slayton, Minn., Konkol has had fun working with customers and colleagues. “It has always been about helping people,” said Konkol who retired from her position of Retail Lead...
SECTION HOCKEY: Late flurry lifts New Ulm past Eagles
The Windom Area boys hockey hung tough early, but New Ulm wore the Eagles down over the final half of the game Thursday, eliminating Windom Area from the Section 3A playoffs with an 8-1 decision at New Ulm. New Ulm got on the board first, scoring at the 11:13 mark...
County looks at options for attorney vacancy
The impending vacancy at the county attorney’s office was at the forefront for Cottonwood County Commissioners Tuesday. The board formally approved the resignation of Nick Anderson as county attorney and discussed seeking help from neighboring counties while looking to fill the vacancy. Commissioner Donna Gravley noted she had spoken...
SECTION GIRLS BASKETBALL: Panthers knock out Falcons
Red Rock Central couldn’t overcome a frigid night from the field Thursday night, as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton raced to a 60-24 win in the Section 3A playoffs at Tracy. The Panthers blew the game open early, going on a 13-0 run early in the game to take a 17-3 lead. TMB had the lead up to 20 in the first half before the Falcons were able to make a small run late in the half, cutting the deficit to 15.
GIRLS WIN LAST GAME OF REGULAR SEASON
The MCC Rebel Girls wrapped up their regular basketball season on Monday night (February 19) in Lamberton. The Rebels took on the Red Rock Central Falcons for the second time this season. Earlier this year, the Rebels beat the Falcons in Slayton 62 to 37. That was the first win for the Rebels over RRC since 2012. That means the Rebels had never beat the Falcons on their home court in Lamberton. The Falcons had played their home games before 2016-2017 in Jeffers but made the switch that season. The Rebels have lost in so many different ways in Lamberton. They were hoping in their final game in the gym, they would get that first win. The Falcons got the early lead in this game, as Ella Erickson made a three-point shot to start the scoring. The Falcons held a small lead for the first four minutes of the game, but then the turnovers started to pile up and the Rebels started to score. Lily Daniels started the game strong, getting her hands on several passes, creating turnovers and then hitting two three-point shots, before finishing the half with a layup. Kate Blankenship got into the game and immediately started to score. She would lead the Rebels, along with Daniels, with 8 points in the first half. The Rebels were up 14 points before the Falcons scored the final 5 points of the half to make the halftime score 32 to 24.
REBELS OUTPLAYED BY KNIGHTS
In the rematch of a lopsided affair in Slayton, the February 20 game had many similarities. A tough match-up for the Rebels on Senior night for RTR. The Rebels would strike first 8 seconds into the game with a Carter Lewis attack and finish in the paint. But RTR would shoot a long three, miss but gather the offensive rebound and put it back up. This would be a common theme on this night. The Rebels would attack and miss a contested lay-up before the Knights would score on the easy two. A wing entry to the opposite side block caught the Rebels defense napping.
ADDITIONAL FUNDING APPROVED FOR ASSISTED LIVING/MEMORY CARE
The Murray County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Commissioner Malone was not present at the meeting. Auditor-Treasurer Heidi Winter represented the AARP Committee in requesting the transfer of funds within the fund to allow the $10,000 purchase of key fobs for several doors within the government center. The action was recommended following a safety assessment of the facility. There are other doors that will be added later in the order they had been prioritized after the assessment. Another $15,000 of AARP funds will be used to create an office area for the IT Assistant. Of the total $1.59M in AARP funds there is a balance remaining to $304,000.
Casey Jones revitalization
The Friends of the Casey Jones Trail group is hoping to secure enough support to restore other portions of the trail. They have requested $3.15 million from the State to rehabilitate two segments of the Casey Jones State Trail – the Pipestone trailhead, along with three miles of the trail heading east of the Pipestone and the final segment (3rd phase) of the Currie Loop Trail.
How personal income has changed in Cottonwood County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Cottonwood County, Minnesota and how it compares to state and national levels.
Experience Authentic Cuisine: The 4 Latin American Restaurants You Can't Miss in Worthington
In this article, we're exploring four remarkable Latin American restaurants in Worthington. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
SLAYTON CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSES TOWNSHIP FIRE RATES FOR NEXT THREE YEARS
The city council met on Tuesday, February 20th. Mayor Miron Carney asked for corrections, questions, or additions to the agenda, the regular meeting minutes from February 5th, and the Special meeting held on February 13th. There were none. All were approved as printed. There were claims from February 15th that...
West falls to Marshall in section 3A quarterfinal game
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Mankato West took on Marshall Thursday night for a section 3A quarterfinal game. West was down 1-0 at the end of the first period, but Scarlets Isaac Ulman tied the game up 1-1 in the second period. Marshall answered back quickly in the second period to regain the lead 3-1.