Pipestone News


07/18/2018 07:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Supervisors broach subject of buffer enforcement timeline 

When to notify Pipestone County about producers who are non-compliant with the state buffer law was a topic of discussion during the Pipestone Soil and Water Conservation District's regular meeting, July 12. The above chart from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources shows the percentage and number of compliant parcels by county as of July 10, 2018 in southwest Minnesota's Area 5. Minnesota's buffer law requires landowners to establish new perennial vegetation buffers of up to 50 feet along lakes, rivers, and streams and buffers of 16.5 feet along ditches. The buffers are intended to help filter out phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment.


07/18/2018 07:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Midway to done 

Pipestone's new water treatment plant is halfway to completion. Construction began in July 2017 and the facility is on track to be completed in July 2019, according to Jon Peterson, senior environmental engineer with Bolton and Menk, who's overseeing construction.


07/14/2018 02:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Falling stucco prompts meetings for historic water tower's future 

One might expect this when there's discussions regarding the future of an iconic structure, Brainerd Council President Dave Pritschet told the Dispatch during a phone interview Friday, July 13. The building in question? None other than the historic water tower, again placed in the heart of the city's discussions with reports early in the week that more of the aging structure's stucco exterior is flaking and falling to the ground below. City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson said this was the first time she learned of flaking during her six months on the job and, to her knowledge, the structure had proven stable since the water tower underwent a series of restorative chipping projects in 2014.


07/12/2018 06:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
City committee to meet with garbage collectors 

The Pipestone City Council has appointed a committee to meet with garbage collectors to discuss using one residential trash hauler rather than allowing multiple residential haulers to operate within the city. At their meeting on Monday, July 2 a two-person committee made up of Mayor Myron Koets and Councilor Rodger Smidt was appointed.


07/11/2018 02:15 PM  ~~~Source~~~
PAS will begin screening for dyslexia 

Beginning this fall, Pipestone Area Schools will screen students in kindergarten through second grade for dyslexia. According to the Mayo Clinic, dyslexia causes problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words - referred to decoding.


07/11/2018 12:08 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Daniel Paulson 

Daniel was born on July 15, 1950 at Pipestone, the son of Gordon and Betty Paulson. He grew up in Jasper and was a graduate of Jasper High School.


07/10/2018 07:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Arnie Zochert 

Casket bearers were Austin Schelhaas, Verdeen Colbeck, Kenny Pape, Michael Raschke, Tom Bobendrier, Bob Lewis, Kent Stueven, Randy Zupp, Bruce Wing, Neil Jennings, Bernie Uilk, Allen Bierstedt, Dick Whipple and Barry Kerkaert. Arnold Carl Otto Zochert was born to William and Christina Zochert on Oct. 14, 1918 in Wheaton.


07/09/2018 07:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Death notice for Sarah Jane (Donaway) Norman 

Sarah Jane Morman, 95 years and 4 days, of Jasper, died Friday, July 6, 2018 at her home after a brief illness.


07/05/2018 05:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Klumper charged with criminal sexual conduct 

Taniyah Stormm Yvonne Klumper, 21, of Pipestone, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the second degree for allegedly exposing herself to a child under 13 years of age who she was babysitting and encouraging the child to have sexual contact. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $40,000.


07/04/2018 01:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
A 'life worth living' | Pipestone County Star 

On Feb. 17, 2016, Bryan Bentley was arrested after an anonymous tip lead to the arrest of a man Bentley was staying with, and a subsequent search by law enforcement of that Pipestone residence. Inside the residence, officers found methamphetamine, marijuana, over 130 pills of various sorts, drug paraphernalia, guns and ammunition.


07/04/2018 01:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Local park crew assigned to Casey Jones Trail maintenance, oversight | Pipestone County Star 

Last year during the annual meeting for the Friends of the Casey Jones Trail, Phil Nasby, area supervisor with the State Parks and Trails Division of the Department of Natural Resources surprised the group toward the end of the meeting with news that long-awaited funding had been found to pave five miles of shovel-ready Casey Jones trail in Pipestone County from County Road 16 east to Woodstock. That $600,000 came from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources , a 17-member body that makes funding recommendations to the legislature for special environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund .


07/04/2018 01:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pipestone EDA sells carpentry program house plus two lots 

The Pipestone Economic Development Authority sold the house at 517 Fifth Ave. SW for $48,000 to Lance Johnson. The house was the first renovated through a unique partnership between Minnesota West, the EDA and Pipestone Area Schools .


07/02/2018 01:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Willie Langholz 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.


07/02/2018 01:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Patricia a oePata Beyers 

Patricia "Pat" Beyers, 85, Pipestone, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D. Casket bearers were Matthew Huber, Caroline Gernhart, John Halling, Brad Huber, Julia Gernhart, Michael Susich, Kelly Gernhart and Roger Hurley. Patricia Joan Beyers was born March 13, 1933 to Edwin and Irene Henry in Pipestone.


06/28/2018 10:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
80 sign petition to lower peddler fee to draw ice cream trucks 

Pipestone resident Shantel Quaintance petitioned the Pipestone City Council to lower its peddler fee so that the Monkey Business ice cream trucks would come to Pipestone. "I personally want my children to have the experience of an ice cream truck in Pipestone," Quaintance said.