Redwood County Court News for Nov. 20 – Dec. 3, 2023
Ross Edward McCorquodale, Morton: petty misdemeanor ATV – prohibitions on youthful operators / passengers under 18 – helmet required, fees and fines $135. Kristen Anne Altermatt, Wabasso: petty misdemeanor speed 60 zone 78/60, fees and fines $145. Madelyn Ruth Bauer, Faribault: petty misdemeanor speed 60 zone 64/60, fees...
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.
Lamberton meets to seek police chief
The city council of Lamberton held an emergency meeting last week and interviewed a Minnesota man in seeking to acquire a new chief of police. Josh Walker is the current chief but has accepted a new job as chief in Canby. That city itself is short three deputies, according to Lamberton staff working with Walker.
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.
New RRRSWA Recycling Carts to Roll Out in January 2024
OLIVIA — The Redwood/Renville Regional Solid Waste Authority (RRRSWA) will deliver new recycling carts, and remove old recycling carts, from all residents and business in Redwood County and Renville County beginning January 4, 2024. The original plan was for the change to take effect in December of this year, however the dates and process have changed. Recycling cart DELIVERY and recycling cart.
Franklin home damaged by fire
A home in Franklin was damaged by fire over the weekend. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office responded to a garage fire at 225 3rd Ave W on Saturday at 4:41 p.m. The home is owned by Wesley Lund, 41, of Franklin. Firefighters arrived at the home to find an...
Agenda for the Dec. 7 Renville County Board work session
Virtual Board Meeting Instructions for those attending remotely:. Snowmobile Grant-In-Aid Program – FY 2024 Maintenance and Grooming Grants. Resolution 41-23 : South Fork Crow River Watershed Comprehensive.
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.
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.
Agenda for the Dec. 5 Redwood Falls City Council meeting
Approve On Sale Liquor and Tobacco Licenses – Fernelius Enterprises LLC, dba Redwood Falls Golf Club. 2024 Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Storm Sewer Rates – Resolution #75 D. 2024 Electric Rates – Resolution #76.
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.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire and Theft Impact Sleepy Eye and New Ulm
This week in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, two incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. Firstly, a house fire displaced a family of five due to excessive smoke damage. The fire started in the basement and the cause is still under investigation. Secondly, a former employee of the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission was charged with theft after stealing items from the PUC building. The stolen items included a safe containing documents and invoices related to the utilities commission. The suspect was traced through his PUC access card.
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.
Update: Names Released in Fatal Kandiyohi Co Crash
Authorities have released the names of the two people that died in a two-vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County Wednesday morning northwest of Blomkest. The Sheriff’s Office says the driver and passenger in one of the vehicles, 83-year-old Ronald Lundquist and 76-year-old Betty Lundquist, both from Blomkest, suffered fatal injuries.
Springfield recruits emergency crew members
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The city of Springfield is looking to fill various medical response positions. Ambulance Driver, EMR, EMT and paramedic are all in demand in the city, and recruitment efforts are ramping up as COVID-era employment requirements EXPIRE at the end of this year. That’s prompted city officials...
How to Watch St. John’s Red Storm vs. Sacred Heart Pioneers: Live Stream or on TV
The St. John’s Red Storm (5-2) aim to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the Sacred Heart Pioneers (4-5) on December 6, 2023 at Carnesecca Arena. In its most recent game, St. John’s topped West Virginia on Friday, 79-73. Its high scorer was Joel Soriano with 24 points. In its previous game, Sacred Heart lost to Boston University on Saturday, 70-49. Nico Galette scored a team-high 13 points (and added zero assists and six boards).
AREA HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
A couple of area communities will be in the Holiday spirit Saturday and beyond. Arlington is having their Arli-Dazzle Celebration all day with activities including Santa Day at Sibley East High School, adult and kid scavenger hunts, a Dash Through the Snow 5K starting at 11, the Schell’s Hobo Christmas Quartet, sled dogs and much more. Santa will arrive on a real train at 5:20 and will take part in the Arli-Dazzle parade, probably the largest lighted parade in Minnesota. Fireworks will precede the parade at 5:30 pm. We’ll have several broadcasts throughout the day from Arlington. Sanborn will celebrate Memories of a Hometown Christmas which will start at 10 with rolls and coffee and Zion’s Christmas for Kids at the Sanborn Community Center. There will be fire truck rides, kids games, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Santa House starting at 1:30 and a Portrait of an Angel contest will be at the community center. This is children’s photos age 0 to 2.
The Roots of Prosperity: Redwood County's Agricultural Heritage
The tapestry of Redwood County's agricultural prowess is interwoven with the tenacity and innovation of its early settlers, many of whom hailed from Scandinavian and German roots. In the quaint town of Clements, pioneers like William F. Cahoon and Patrick O. Callaghan took to the prairies, transforming them into fertile farmland that would sustain generations. They introduced superior livestock breeds and endured harsh conditions to establish a vibrant agricultural community, setting the stage for Minnesota's economic surge.
Buffalo Lake, Minnesota: Preserving Heritage Amidst Agricultural Growth and Environmental Challenges
Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, a city with deep historical roots dating back to its official platting in 1881, has long been a centerpiece of community life in Renville County. Its identity, intertwined with a nearby body of water sharing its name, has been a constant through the city's demographic ebbs and flows. Despite recent population decreases, Buffalo Lake preserves its historical essence, reflecting the resilience of small American towns.
Renville Sheriff’s Office Food Drive Results
Last week, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office completed their 2nd Annual Sheriff’s Office Food Drive which supports the Renville County Food Shelf. The Sheriff’s Office coordinates the event with each of the elementary schools in Renville County as well as several churches from throughout the county. This...