Sleepy Eye News


10/21/2018 09:27 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Rathman says farmer employees make Leavenworth Silage Co. go 

Leavenworth Silage Supervisor Jim Rathman of Sleepy Eye stands in front of silage processing equipment at the Sleepy Eye Del Monte Corporation plant. For more than 30 years, Leavenworth Silage Company has specialized in sweet corn silage sales to stock growers.


10/20/2018 05:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Medicare changes for seniors 

Medicare enrollment for 2019 started this week and many seniors and families are expressing concerns about the significant change happening with private Medicare plans available in our region. Seniors eligible for Medicare have several options to secure the best coverage possible to meet their needs.


10/17/2018 09:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
1 man killed, another hurt in Minnesota farm accidents 

The Brown County Sheriff's Office says authorities were called Wednesday afternoon to a farm accident near New Ulm. Authorities say family members found 53-year-old John Hoffmann pinned between a combine and the corn head.


10/16/2018 07:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
4 SE councilors discuss issues 

Four Sleepy Eye City Council members, two of which are running against each other Nov. 6, agreed downtown revitalization plans are among the most important issues in town. Ward 2 incumbent Dick Zinniel, who has served more than 20 years on the city council, and challenger Gary Windschitl, who formerly served on the council and wants to return, were joined by Ward 1 incumbent Doug Pelzel and Councilor-At-Large Nate Stevermer at the Sleepy Eye Event Center.


10/14/2018 04:31 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Day of Caring gives disabled, seniors a boost 

Disabled and/or senior residents of Brown County got a helping hand Saturday morning as the United Way of the Brown County Area sprang to action. After breakfast was served by the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club in the Jefferson Elementary School cafeteria, service organizations visited residents in need of help.


10/14/2018 04:31 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Illegal dumping 

The Brown County Sheriff's Office is looking for information on and illegal dumping in the northern part of Brown County. On October 11, at approximately 6:24 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a call reporting an illegal dumping of materials on Brown County Road 30 just west of the Minnesota Highway 4 intersection, approximately seven miles north of Sleepy Eye.


10/12/2018 07:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Dist. 84 hears Dashir annual report, audit 

The District 84 Board of Education received the annual Dashir facility management report and fiscal year 2018 audit by Eide Bailly Wednesday. Sleepy Eye Public School Facilities Maintenance Manager Doug Domeier listed completed projects including installing new elementary gym bleachers, new security cameras, no-wax floors in elementary lavatories and the band room.


10/03/2018 11:20 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Springfield man faces four felonies 

A 55-year-old Springfield man who allegedly physically abused his wife told officers he was not going back to jail. David M. Maclaren, also known as David Joseph Starkey and David Mark Starkey, of 205 N. Washington Ave., allegedly also assaulted an officer and pulled at an officer's firearm holster.


09/29/2018 10:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~
SE man, woman face drug charges 

A 24-year-old woman and 26-year-old man each face four felony 5th-degree drug possession charges after the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville County Drug Task Force search of their residence in Sleepy Eye on Thursday, Sept. 27. After a search warrant was executed, Jennifer J. Hanson and Jacob A. Madson, both of 509 Summit St. S.E. were arrested and transported by Sleepy Eye Police to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center where they were booked Thursday night.


09/25/2018 09:18 AM  ~~~Source~~~
SEHS Coronation 

Staff photo by Fritz Busch SEHS Coronation The Sleepy Eye High School 2018 Homecoming Coronation Monday night, from front left, Junior Attendants Ava Kunkel and Hayden Domeier; and back, Queen Cassidy Hoffmann and King Landon Strong. Homecoming events at Sleepy Eye High School this week will culminate with the homecoming football game on Friday, when Sleepy Eye hosts Wabasso.


09/23/2018 03:39 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Museum revives music legends 

Staff photos by Clay Schuldt Randy Krzmarzick carries the tradition of Tanta Anna into the 21-century. The Tanta Anna was always played by a male member of the Fezz Fritsche Band.