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SE man faces criminal sex, domestic assault charges
NEW ULM — A 24-year-old Sleepy Eye man arrested last weekend after telling police a woman assaulted him, stole his truck keys and vandalized his friend, was charged with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct and misdemeanor domestic assault in Brown County District Court Aug. 15.
Workers arrested at southern Minn. farm
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. — A federal indictment alleges a criminal conspiracy in which a Nebraska man supplied illegal immigrants to work for ag-related facilities in Nebraska and Minnesota, including Sleepy Eye-based Christensen Farms, one of the largest hog producers in the nation.Federal prosecutors all
Minnesota candidates for governor address issues of concern to farmers at Farmfest
MORGAN, Minn. – With Minnesota’s primary election over, Democrat Tim Walz and Republican Jeff Johnson became the two main party nominations to compete for state governor. Both candidates attended the forums at Farmfest on Aug. 8 and addressed many concerns shared by farmers across the state.Moderati
Farmers move to control aphid populations/Crop conditions remain marginal
LAMBERTON, Minn. – With just over five days suitable for fieldwork, progress was made in haying and small grain harvest, as well as scouting and spraying in corn and soybeans.The big concern, in early August, was growing aphid populations.“There's a swath that runs from St. Cloud, Willmar over to th
Willmar man pleads guilty to illegal weapons possession after bombs, machine guns found on property
A Willmar, Minn., man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing unregistered machine guns, silencers and pipe bombs retrieved by authorities whounearthed an arsenal on his propertyearlier this year.
Big I beams put in place
Highway construction workers began laying pre-stressed concrete I beams as part of the new Front Street bridge at 5 a.m. Friday. By 10:30 a.m., four of eight 119,000-pound, 145-feet long beams were laid in the two-year, New Ulm Gateway Project that includes decorative brick, stone and concrete.
Redwood Falls to shut off water for part of town Aug. 15
The City of Redwood Falls has announced there will be a water shut off Wednesday, August 15th, 2018. It is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.
Small Town Wood Lake Continues ‘Mini World Fair’ Tradition
About 350 people live in Wood Lake, Minn. But during the third week of August, thousands more come to town. And there is a good reason why.
County Fair enjoys ideal weather as busy afternoon, evening approach - News and Sports from Windom, MN and surrounding areas
The weather appears to be ideal for another big day at the Cottonwood County Fair.It has already been a busy day for livestock shows and fair board members are gearing up for a busy Friday night, which features the steak dinner in the 4H Food Stand and also the Ranch Working Rodeo inside the Arena.F
Taking stock of road damage
The full extent of the damage that the July flood event had on Lyon County roads and bridges is something that’s taken a long time to assess. In many cases, it’s still not certain what the full costs of repairs will be, said county highway engineer Aaron VanMoer.
Kwik Trip Opening in Willmar
Erica Dischino / Tribune The Kwik Trip on U.S. Highway 12, which includes a truck stop, showers and grocery store, opened its doors for the first time Thursday in Willmar.
Monson pleads guilty to three weapons charges
SAINT PAUL – Chad Lee Monson, 46, Willmar, plead guilty to three federal weapons charges Thursday stemming from two searches of his Wilmar properties early this year, which turned up wide array of machine guns, shotguns, rifles and pipe bombs.
Olivia opposes zoning change east of city limits
Sawyer Tersteeg is asking Renville County to rezone his property on the south side of U.S. Highway 212 and immediately west of 360th Street from an urban expansion zone to agriculture. If the county does so, Tersteeg said he would apply for a conditional use permit to rent out space in the former Pa
Candidates say they’ll work to keep farmers farming
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her challenger, Jim Newberger, say they know the importance of farming in Minnesota, and they’ll work to keep farmers doing what they do.
Day 2 of the County Fair packed with action, food, entertainment - News and Sports from Windom, MN and surrounding areas
Under overcast skies, the second day of the Cottonwood County Fair delivers another busy day of 4H shows, entertainment and great food.
Wabasso to host FloodFest event Aug. 15
Burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and root beer will be served, and the Lions bar will also be open. Bean bags will also be offered to provide entertainment to those interested.
Red Cross to host flood disaster damage resource center event Aug. 16-17 in Tracy
The Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs.
Spicer woman injured in Highway 23 crash
According to the State Patrol, a 2008 Ford Mustang, driven by Dustan Allen Jones, 45, of New London, was going north on Highway 23 when it rear-ended a 2003 Jeep Wrangler driven by Lauren Louis Kath, 73, of Spicer.Both vehicles left the roadway and went into the median. The Jeep continued into the s
Sheriff’s Log August 2 – August 8
Thursday, August 23:59 a.m. Received request for an ambulance in Slayton City. Murray County Ambulance was paged.7:42 am. Received report of an animal complaint in Skandia Township. Deputy responded.8:32 a.m. Received report of harassment in Lake Wilson City. Deputies responded.9:35 p.m. Received re
Brown County Teen Court celebrates 20 years in action
In 1998, Brown County Probation started the juvenile diversion program in which trained adolescents sit in a courtroom and question their peers charged with a petty level crime. After some deliberation in a jury room, Teen Court jurors pronounce a sentence with conditions for the teen offender to fo