Agenda for the Dec. 12 Redwood County Board meeting
➢ Review and approve December 12th meeting agenda. -Budget Report: General Fund; Road and Bridge; Building; Human. Services; Ditch; Health; Debt Service; Insurance; Solid Waste; Soil and Water Conservation District Fund. 2) Ditch Fund Transfers. 3) Resolution Authorizing A/T to make Electronic Funds Transfer in 2024. 4) Resolution Authorizing A/T...
PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF NEW ULM CITY BUDGET
New Ulm saw a levy increase of 5.77-percent and a total budget of over $27,424 and tax rate of 69.08% and the city council was satisfied with that as they went through the numbers Tuesday night. Minimal changes were made to the new budget from last year. The largest sections of the budget will go to public works, debt service, police and administration. The city’s tax rate is also going down. The approved tax rate was 69.25% in September but is now 69.08%, the first time it’s been below 70% since 2011. The preliminary budget for 2024 was approved with some minor tweaks. Final approval will be considered at the December 19 meeting.
Springfield Nativity Pageant set for December 8-9
The Christmas story is one of “good news and great joy” and that beautiful story will be retold in a live Nativity Pageant December 8-9 in Springfield. The pageant will be performed under the stars with one performance at 7:00 p.m. each evening. The Springfield Area Nativity Theatre...
Stork Award to be Given to St James Ambulance and Police Department for Successful Prehospital Delivery
Witness the St. James ambulance and police department receive the prestigious Stork Award at St. James City Hall. This commendation, a first for St. James EMS workers, celebrates their exceptional response and successful delivery during an active labor situation.
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.
Beyond Kato Living: Lakes on 1st
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - This week’s Beyond Kato Living segment takes us to a place that’s been eagerly awaiting the completion of the Highway 14 expansion and boy, from North Mankato, it felt like we arrived there in no time!. We stopped into Lakes on 1st in New...
New St. Peter street named for historic Magner family
“Brother against brother,” is a common refrain used to describe the American Civil War, but for Nicollet County’s Magner family, the phrase couldn’t be more true. And in honor of the family’s sacrifices and contributions to the local area, a newly acquired city street in St. Peter will be named after them. A place to live ...
Redwood/Renville recycling cart replacement dates changed
According to the Redwood/Renville Regional Solid Waste Authority (RRRSWA), everyone in those counties was set to get new recycling carts this month. However, while the switch-out is still set to happen, it’s been postponed a month. The new schedule calls for RRRSWA to deliver new recycling carts, and remove old ones, from all residents and businesses in Redwood and Rengville Counties beginning next Jan. 4.
Multiple Fire Departments Battle Residential Fire on Saturday in Franklin
FRANKLIN – Multiple fire departments were called out to a residential fire Saturday afternoon, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 4:41 Saturday afternoon, a garage fire was reported in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue West in the city of Franklin. Upon arrival, crews from the Franklin, Fairfax, and Morton Fire Departments discovered an attached garage fully engulfed in flames and a portion of the house was engulfed in flames as well. Fire crews attempted to save the structure of the house, however both the house and garage sustained severe smoke and fire damage.
Making a 4H connection in Walnut Grove
They both either have been or will be the featured hands-on learning subject of 4H Clover Connections. The program has been in place for a couple years in Redwood County, and is now expanding to Walnut Grove, which lies in the most-western portion of the county. “We are working with...
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.
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.
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...
Mons Among 2024 MN Music Hall of Fame Inductees
The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame has announced their 2024 Inductees and a familiar voice to Ingstad Broadcasting listeners is among them. John Mons from Hutchinson is one of six that will be inducted in April. The other inductees are:. The band “Crow” from Minneapolis. Brian Wicklund from...
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.”
A new cook in the kitchen: Tracy’s food shelf has new leader
Saying goodbye is never easy, but for Margaret Palan, stepping away from her role as the food and nutrition manager for United Community Action Partnership is made easier knowing she has the perfect replacement. After 13 years of service to area food shelves through UCAP — including the Tracy Kitchen...
‘Santa & Skate’ returns to New Ulm
NEW ULM, Minn. (KEYC) - In what has become a December tradition, the New Ulm Civic Center was filled with community members ringing in the holiday season on Sunday. “Santa & Skate” is an opportunity for families to spend some time on the ice rink, meet Santa and do some holiday arts and crafts.
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.
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.