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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.
Exploring the Small Town Charm and Community Growth at Lakes on First
Explore the charm of small-town living in New Ulm, where the community thrives on camaraderie and good food. Discover Lakes on First, a family-owned restaurant that serves the best food in the Upper Midwest and embodies the spirit of the town.
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.
GFW will get new mascot, may get new name
The GFW School Board was told at its November 20th meeting that it will have to starting looking for a new mascot. The Thunderbird has ties to Native American descent and the District had been told to change their logo. Superintendent Jeff Horton stated that the District applied for an exemption but received negative responses from two Tribal Nations.
Tough start in a busy week for T-Birds
It was a busy week to start the season for the GFW Thunderbird girls basketball team, playing three games in a matter of four days. Unfortunately, all three were losses. The week started on Monday with a 50-37 loss at home against Martin County West. The T-Birds never led in...
19-year-old killed in a landslide at a Minnesota state park, authorities say
(CNN) — Authorities in Minnesota are investigating a landslide that killed a 19-year-old in a state park over the weekend.
Santa to highlight Christmas in the Country
Saturday will be a fun-packed day for people of all ages as Winthrop hosts its annual Christmas in the Country. For those who are crafty, the day starts out with Mimosas and Mistletoes at Tanker Bay. The event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until noon. At 10 a.m. people can make their own ornament ring and at 11 a.m. they can make a yarn tree on wood. There are fees associated with this event.
These mankato, MN based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of mankato..
Santa brings smiles to Gibbon
It was a festive day in Gibbon on Saturday when Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus stopped by to talk with the children. Sylvie and Hatti Gunnick were all smiles as they told Santa what they wanted for Christmas but their brother Roman didn’t quite know what to think about the situation. Photo by Maggie Buettner.
Bennetts create unique treasures
No one has to tell Kireina Bennett to “think outside the box.” It’s second nature for the rural Winthrop woman. Bennett easily takes an idea, runs with it, and creates something new and exciting. An equestrian and former horse trainer, Bennett builds on that background to make...
Cheese and pie shop in St. Peter to close, leaving one location
The handmade pie and Wisconsin cheese specialty shop will have one remaining location.
Tracy Woman Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision in Sibley County
LAFAYETTE – A Tracy woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision on Sunday in Sibley County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 12:29 Sunday afternoon, a 2019 Honda Pilot was traveling northbound on Highway 15 and a 2010 Toyota Highlander was traveling westbound on County Road 8 when they collided in the intersection.
Addressing Property Crime in Small Communities: A Case Study and Solutions
The quaint town of Green Isle recently faced a jarring disruption when Mark Todd Kleman, 58, reported a burglary at his property located at 490 Railroad Street. The incident, under investigation by the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, is believed to have occurred between November 23rd and December 3rd. Thieves forced entry into a shop building and absconded with DeWalt power tools along with uninstalled outdoor security lights, a significant loss for Kleman. The Sheriff’s Office is appealing to the public for any information that could lead to the resolution of this crime and the restoration of peace in the community.
Green Isle burglary under investigation
A burglary that occurred sometime within the last two weeks in Green Isle is under investigation. The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office says a shop building on a property owned by Mark Kleman of Hamburg was forcibly broken into between November 23 and December 3, when the crime was reported.
Two Injured in Crash South of Arlington
Two drivers were injured in a crash in Sibley County Friday afternoon south of Arlington. The Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old James Laskowski of Circle Pines and 65-year-old Richard Felmlee of rural Arlington were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Both were driving SUV’s that collided...
Schwecke interns in Costa Rica
Weston Schwecke of Gibbon is currently a Junior at the University of Minnesota studying Animal Science with a minor in Captive Wildlife Care and Handling. This summer he spent ten weeks in Costa Rica as a Wildlife Biologist Intern. The first eight weeks he was at Wild Sun Rescue in Cabuya where the internship took place. He stayed on the main site in Cabuya which had a bunk house for the interns and volunteers. It consisted of a few bunk beds and a couple of dressers. Weston added “there was no AC but a few fans to keep you cool at night. I would also occasionally sleep outside in a hammock out on the yoga deck.”
Council approves final tax levy, Park improvements to move forward
Action taken at the regular November meeting of the Winthrop City Council will take a bit of sting out of the proposed property tax statements that were sent out by Sibley County earlier this fall. The City Council approved a tax levy of $893,300 which is about $60,000 higher than...
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.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Sleepy Eye as of 2023-12-05. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.229, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Franklin house, garage damaged by fire Saturday afternoon
A house and garage in Franklin were damaged by a structure fire Saturday afternoon. The Franklin, Fairfax and Morton Fire Departments discovered an attached garage fully engulfed in flames, and the house partially engulfed in flames. The house sustained fire and smoke damage, while the garage was severely damaged. No injuries were reported.