Pipestone News


10/18/2018 01:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Arrows and Knights fall, Dutchmen prevail 

The Pipestone Area football team finished the regular season at 6-2 following a 14-13 South Central District loss to the visiting Jackson County Central Huskies Wednesday night in Pipestone.


10/16/2018 06:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
William a oeBilla Thies 

William "Bill" Paul Thies was born on April 4, 1935 in a snow blizzard to Laurence and Julia Thies in Moody County, S.D. He attended school in Dailey District 18 in South Dakota through the eighth grade. He then went to Pipestone High School in Pipestone graduating in 1953.


10/16/2018 09:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
PAS safety grant not selected 

Pipestone Area Schools was not awarded grant funds to add a secure entrance that would route visitors to the school through the middle and high school office, which is to the left of the existing doors in this photo. The security improvements could be included in a bond referendum for a new elementary school and other improvements that the school district might seek next year.


10/13/2018 01:23 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pipestone's first Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, Oct. 8 

Alice Erickson pauses for a moment in the kitchen at the American Legion where she would serve her Indian Tacos on Indigenous Peoples Day in Pipestone, Oct. 8. Pipestone Mayor Myron Koets reads a proclamation in honor of Pipestone's first Indigenous Peoples Day at the American Legion. Eugene Strong walks with others along the Circle Trail at Pipestone National Monument to Three Maidens, where more were gathered for a short ceremony before walking downtown and to the American Legion.


10/11/2018 05:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Possible house demolition raises new questions about city's blight program 

The Pipestone City Council is debating how to handle this particular condemned, vacant house at 319 Fourth St. SE. D. Fitzgerald A house targeted for demolition by the city has opened a new point of discussion and will perhaps add to the program's policy and precedent.


10/02/2018 12:42 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rehab or Reconstruct? How Two Cities Deal with Old Streets 

Like so many cities across the state, Minneapolis has more streets to fix than money to fix them. In its residential areas alone, the city owns and maintains 631 miles of streets.


10/01/2018 07:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
PCMC upgrades mammography services 

This new GE Pristina 3D mammography machine and other enhancements to the mammography suite are expected to provide better results and more comfort for patients at Pipestone County Medical Center. Pipestone Publishing photo by Kyle Kuphal New equipment is expected to improve the results and experience of having a mammogram at Pipestone County Medical Center .


09/27/2018 05:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Single-stream recycling delayed until January 

The new single-stream recycling program that was scheduled to begin Oct. 1 in Pipestone County will not likely be rolled out until around Jan. 1. Pipestone County was planning to implement the system at the beginning of next month so any glitches could be worked out before winter. The project was delayed after the county received a grant agreement from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency later than expected.


09/26/2018 10:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bridge replacement, creek realignment on MnDOT project list 

The Pipestone City Council has scheduled an Oct. 15 public hearing for feedback on the Minnesota Department of Transportation project that would replace this bridge on U.S. Highway 75. The creek will be realigned and the new bridge constructed about 40 feet north of this location. Pipestone Publishing photo by Debra Fitzgerald The bridge over Pipestone Creek on U.S. Highway 75/Eighth Avenue NE through Pipestone is scheduled for replacement with the creek rerouted.


09/26/2018 10:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Tax-forfeited Bauman Hall headed toward demolition 

Jasper's historic Bauman Hall on Wall Street might be demolished due to structural problems. The property is held in trust by the state and is the responsibility of Pipestone County after it was tax-forfeited on July 24. Pipestone Publishing photo by Kyle Kuphal The property was forfeited for delinquent taxes on July 24, making it the property of the state of Minnesota and putting it in the care of Pipestone County.


09/26/2018 10:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Parade show outshines field show in Marching Arrows' first competition 

The Marching Arrows perform their parade show "This is Danny Elfman" at the Waseca Marching Classic Saturday, Sept. 22. Photo contributed by Traci Nissen The Marching Arrows perform their field show "Bump in the night" at the Waseca Marching Classic Saturday, Sept.


09/25/2018 07:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Lawsuit against Diocese of Winona sent back to court 

The Minnesota Appeals Court ruled Monday that a lawsuit against the Diocese of Winona involving allegations sexual abuse should be sent back to the Winona County District Court. The lawsuit, filed by a man only identified in court documents as John Doe 121, alleges that while he was a student at St. Mary's Catholic Church during the early 1960s he was sexually abused by Father Richard Hatch.


09/24/2018 08:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
A new semester, a new fixer-upper for Minn. West & PAS students 

The above house at 515 Fifth Ave. SW is this semester's project for the Minnesota West Carpentry program. The house is next door to the first home the students completed in May of this year.


09/23/2018 12:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
City opposes hard liquor sold at grocery, convenience stores 

The Pipestone City Council unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to a bill that would permit the sale of strong beer, spirits and wine in grocery and convenience stores. Jeff Jones, city administrator, said during the council's Sept.


09/23/2018 08:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Morgan's Jewelers & Boutique 

Erick Urquia Mairena opened a new jewelry store, Morgan's Jewelers and Boutique, at 108 Second Ave. SE. Pipestone Publishing photo by Debra Fitzgerald Another business has been added to downtown Pipestone by Erick Urquia Mairena, who opened Morgan's Jewelers and Boutique on Sept.