Kiester News

12/11/2017 10:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mayo hospital closures rankle small towns 

Eileen Evans has been a lifelong supporter of Mayo Clinic's small branch office in LeRoy Minn. While very disappointed that the clinic has been closed, Evans is grateful that the related pharmacy remains open - at least for now.

12/09/2017 03:46 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Chase and arrest in southern MInnesota 

The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says a deputy tried to stop Sims in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am near the intersection of State Lane Road and Highway 69 in Emmons around 1 am Saturday. Authorities say Sims sped away west and the pursuit continued into Faribault County on County Road 50 and then north onto Highway 22. As the case went through Kiester, the Sheriff's Office says Sims hit stock sticks that had been deployed on Highway 22 just south of County Road 46. After three of the Grand Am's tires were deflated, it came to a stop and Sims was arrested.

11/12/2017 02:42 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Liquor stores losing money 

And, according to recently released figures from the state of Minnesota, three of those municipal liquor stores lost money in 2016. Last year, it was reported in the Faribault County Register that both Blue Earth and Kiester netted profits from their communities, while Wells and Elmore lost money in 2015.

10/20/2017 02:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~

Loni Atzenhoefer, 36, of Fairmont received a stay of imposition pursuant to Minnesota statutes on a felony charge of identity theft-total combined loss $500-2,500; fined $85, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed seven days for five years, credit for time served seven days, can be furloughed for outpatient treatment, five years supervised probation, sentence to service 40 hours for 180 days, no alcohol/controlled substance use with the exception of prescribed medications, no alcohol/controlled substance possession with the exception of prescribed medications, random testing, mental health evaluation, follow recommendations of evaluation, take medications in the prescribed dosage and frequency, follow all aftercare recommendations of Project Turnabout VanGuard, no gambling, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation ... (more)

10/01/2017 04:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Recycling concerns brought to board 

Discussions centered around recycling at the last county board meeting as Billeye Rabbe, director of Prairieland Solid Waste Management in Truman, paid a visit to the County Board on Sept. 19. The board passed a motion to include the city of Kiester in the county recycling contract.