Sleepy Eye News


04/23/2018 03:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Willkommen Committee greets new MBW operations directors 

There are three new operations directors at MBW Company, Brandy Kuck, Ron Agler, and Tyler Berg, and the Willkommen Committee stopped by to meet and congratulate them! Brandy Kuck, of Hanska, was promoted internally from manager to Operations Director. Brandy started working at MBW at age 16. She also worked at MRCI for a while, and has been back at MBW for the past 12 years.


04/23/2018 03:23 AM  ~~~Source~~~
College News 

St. Paul senior public relations major Sarah Bengtson of Winthrop has been accepted into Xi Xi, the school's chapter of the National Communication Association's academic honor society, Lambda Pi Eta. Students must be in the top 35 percent of their class, among other criteria to be invited.


04/18/2018 03:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Brown County Browser: Property Valuation 

The Brown County Assessor's office is in the process of finishing up values for Assessment 2018. You will be receiving notice of new values mid to late March.


04/17/2018 05:38 AM  ~~~Source~~~
County considers roundabout agreement 

Brown County commissioners will consider a cooperative construction agreement for the Highway 4 and County Road 29 roundabout April 17. The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Brown County agreed to construct a roundabout at the Highway 4 and County Road 29 intersection north of Sleepy Eye because of the crash history at the intersection. An environmental assessment and required environmental documentation has been done by MnDOT.


04/16/2018 05:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Court Proceedings 

It was explained that at 4 p.m., one victim saw Berkner making oatmeal in a microwave and tried to take it away from her because of her dietary restrictions. The victim said Berkner charged her and tried to tackle her but restrained Berkner somewhat.


04/13/2018 02:15 PM  ~~~Source~~~
As Snow Approaches, Parts of Minnesota Dealing With Severe Thunderstorms 

Just after 9 a.m., the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities reported a severe thunderstorm moving east to northeast into Watonwan and Brown Counties. A tweet said wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour and half-inch sized hail was possible.


04/12/2018 02:44 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Six men to be ordained as permanent deacons 

He noted that among this year's candidates are a farmer, a physical therapist and an electrician, with ages spanning from 36 to 60. The six men will be ordained by Bishop John M. LeVoir at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. This will be the second group of men to be ordained as permanent deacons for the Diocese of New Ulm.


04/12/2018 09:55 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Brown County REA members gather for 81st annual meeting 

More than 480 members and spouses, employees and guests of Brown County Rural Electrical Association filled the Sleepy Eye Event Center April 5 for the cooperative's 81st Annual Meeting. A total of 288 members registered at the meeting.


04/12/2018 05:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Townships officers get county update 

The Brown County Association of Township Officers got a healthy dose of Brown County news at their annual spring meeting at the Sleepy Eye Servicemen's Club April 11. Sheriff Rich Hoffmann said drug activity is mostly methamphetamine and prescription pills. He encouraged people to check for unused medications in residences, especially those of the elderly.


04/11/2018 05:04 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sleepy Eye City Council grants tax abatement 

The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a resolution granting a property tax abatement of up to $218,379 for a Frontier Labs expansion project in the Snow Farm property April 10. The resolution, approved on a motion by councilor Dick Zinniel seconded by Doug Pelzel, was grant the abatement for 15 years. No public comments were made at a hearing.


04/11/2018 05:04 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Panel denies mining permit 

After more than an hour of discussion April 10, the Brown County Planning Commission unanimously accepted a recommendation to deny a conditional use permit application for a mining operation in Section 13 of Leavenworth Township. The permit application was filed by Jason Ver Steeg of Duininck Inc. on property owned by Charles Kotten located next to Ladd Demolition & Aggregates, 19818 280th Ave., rural Sleepy Eye.


03/31/2018 04:18 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Dahms' ditch mowing permit bill advances 

A bill requiring a one-year moratorium on enforcement of Minnesota Department of Transportation ditch mowing permits was heard by and passed by the Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee March 29. District 16 and Assistant Majority Leader Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, is the chief author of Senate File 3569 that, if passed, would not allow MnDOT to enforce its permit rule to mow or bale hay in the right-of-way on a trunk highway until April 30, 2019. The bill awaits consideration by the full Senate.


03/30/2018 07:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Holy Redeemer parishioner to be ordained a deacon 

Kenneth Noyes said his willingness to listen to God led him down the path that will eventually make him a deacon at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Noyes was recently selected for the lifetime appointment and will be ordained April 21 at St. Mary's in Sleepy Eye.


03/30/2018 03:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Semi, SUV collide 

New Ulm Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at Highway 14 and 20th North Street at 12:17 p.m. Thursday. A 2013 Chevy Equinox driven by Lisa Romberg, 46, rural Sleepy Eye, was facing south on 20th North, entered the Highway 14 intersection and collided with a 2012 Freightliner driven by Ronald Michaelson, 59, Wadena.


03/27/2018 08:37 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Comfort for kids in foster care 

"The reason that I wanted to do this project is, the program explained that a lot of kids that go into foster care are given basically a black trash bag to keep their belongings in and this is just so much more dignified," There are two sizes, one for children and one for teens. MVMF added some fabric markers to the teenagers' bags so they could personalize their bags.