Sleepy Eye News


07/22/2018 03:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Farmers fret and wait as US-China trade war escalates 

Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas. The longer the Trump administration's tariffs remain in place, the more China's retaliatory tariffs against American exports stand to hurt U.S. soybean and pork producers.


07/20/2018 09:37 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pre-Blast gives audience a taste of things to come 

The 13th year of Bavarian Blast got underway with a trio of bands under the big tent at the Brown County Fairgrounds July 19. of Sleepy Eye performed a variety of music to get the crowd warmed up to an evening of music. A number of couples took the floor to dance and enjoy themselves.


07/19/2018 02:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Farmers fret and wait as US-China trade war escalates 

American farmers have put the brakes on unnecessary spending as the U.S.-China trade war esca... . In this July 18, 2018 photo, soybean farmer Michael Petefish stands inside a bin with soybeans from last season's crop at his farm near Claremont in southern Minnesota.


07/19/2018 04:41 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Texas man faces charges after high-speed chase 

A 31-year-old Texas man is scheduled to appear in Brown County District Court July 19 after leading authorities on a 15-minute high-speed chase from New Ulm to near Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, in the early morning hours of July 18. Andre Rashad Wilkerson-Smith, of San Antonio, Texas, faces felony charges for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and two charges of 4th-degree driving while intoxicated . He remains in custody at the Brown County Jail.


07/18/2018 07:33 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Weeds: Empty Nesters Camp 

We've just completed the season's graduation party circuit. I enjoy these rites of passage.


07/17/2018 12:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Worst Band Ever' fails to live - down' to name 

The Worst Band Ever played the German Park ampitheater Monday night. That's not an critique of their music.


07/17/2018 07:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sleepy Eye School Board holds retreat 

The District 84 Board of Education discussed the 2017-18 school year and the future at a board retreat at Superintendent John Cselovzski's home July 16. Several board members said they've experienced and heard from students that 30 minutes for dinner and recess is not long enough. In addition, it was mentioned that some kids said they don't get enough to eat.


07/12/2018 01:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Fast action saves boy's life at Sleepy Eye waterpark 

Quick lifesaving action by a couple teenagers, aquatic center staff and first responders saved the life of a young boy at the Family Aquatic Center Tuesday afternoon. John Baures, 14, was playing basketball in the swimming pool when he saw a seven or eight-year-old boy swimming near him go underwater.


07/11/2018 09:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
SE Council approves new trash container service contract 

The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a new trash container service and a service contract with Braun & Borth Sanitation July 10. Under the resolution offered by Councilor Dick Zinniel, seconded by Larry Braun, new 65-gallon containers on wheels would be provided by the company. Monthly pickup fees will increase $0.75 as of Jan. 1, 2019 to $12.66 for single residents and $18.11 for families.


07/08/2018 02:22 AM  ~~~Source~~~
SE City Council considers 2019 budget overview 

Other agenda items include Peggy Tauer urging recognition of Edward Peter Bertrand's contributions as a Sleepy Eye historical figure, a new River Valley Sanitation trash container service and contract. In addition, project updates from City Engineer Dave Palm include the airport seal coat project, 2018 Highway 14 project and 2020 Street & Utility Project.


06/30/2018 04:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Get ready for Independence Day 

The Independence Day holiday is less than a week away and several area communities are celebrating the occasion. At Riverside Park in New Ulm, the American Legion will open the food-beer stand at 5 p.m. The Original German Band will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. There will be a pause in the music at 6:30 p.m. for a reading of The Gettysburg Address.


06/29/2018 05:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Labat returns to his roots 

The Green Valley native Labat moved back to the Marshall area June 26 to assume service to area Catholic churches as one of three new priests to serve the Bread of Life Faith Community and Our Lady of the Prairie Faith Community. "One thing I really look forward to is being in my home area, again, and getting to work with people I knew about before," "I'll be trying to get my feet on the ground, get to know what groups are active in Marshall, Tracy and Milroy."


06/27/2018 01:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
SE considers redevelopment 

Economic Development Authority Coordinator Kurk Kramer led the meeting on consultant Ron Drake's list of what he saw as how residents viewed their community, what future they wanted and how to get there. The report made a point that Sleepy Eye was an affordable, safe town with good amenities, but lacks the downtown retail to attract people and the motivation to improve.


06/27/2018 01:10 AM  ~~~Source~~~
NU men face felony burglary charges 

Felony theft and possession of burglary or theft tools were filed against two 39-year-old New Ulm men in Brown County District Court June 25. Jason A. Gehl and Clinton Zeitz, 2526 S. Bridge St., were also both charged with misdemeanor theft. Both men were released from custody Monday.


06/27/2018 01:10 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Vasquez appeal rejected 

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently dismissed a new trial request for a 30-year-old Springfield man convicted of the 2014 murder of his ex-girlfriend in Brown County. Miguel Vasquez was convicted last year of first and second-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of Amber Lechuga, 23. Her body was found burned in a minivan near the Cottonwood River access south of Sleepy Eye in September 2014.