Stewartville News


10/22/2018 02:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rochester Man Charged after 227 Pounds of Marijuana Seized 

A 44-year-old Rochester man is facing drug and firearm charges after authorities say they seized around 227 pounds of marijuana and a Glock handgun during a search last Thursday. Court records show Jeffrey James Lawstuen is charged in Olmsted County with one count of first-degree sale of 25 kilograms or more of marijuana, one count of first-degree possession of 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, one count of importing a controlled substance across state borders and one count of possessing a firearm after a conviction for a crime of violence.


10/17/2018 12:27 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Smith highlights child care during campaign stop 

Sprouts Day Care owner Krystal Campbell, left, talks with Sen. Tina Smith during a visit in Stewartville Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Senator Tina Smith, middle, introduces herself to Sprouts Day Care co-owner Krystal Campbell, left, and day care volunteer Nancy Campbell during a visit in Stewartville Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.


10/15/2018 08:56 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Stewartville man pleads guilty in domestic abuse incident 

Samuel David Earl Steward, 34, pleaded guilty in Olmsted County District Court. As part of the plea, felony charges of domestic assault by strangulation and fifth-degree controlled substance possession were dismissed as well as a second misdemeanor domestic assault charge.


10/12/2018 02:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Three arrested after meth found in trunk of car 

Three people were arrested early Wednesday and face drug-related charges after five pounds of meth-amphetamine were found in the trunk of the car in which they were traveling. The arrests occurred at 12:10 a.m. at the junction of U.S. Highway 63 and Interstate 90, said Lt.


10/12/2018 09:30 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Two arrested in connection with Pure Pleasure robbery, stabbing 

Two people were arrested at a Rochester motel Wednesday afternoon in connection with a robbery and stabbing at Pure Pleasure in Stewartville. Caleb Siler, 29, of Rochester, and Anna Siegele, 31, of Rochester, were arrested at 4:25 p.m. in a motel room at 1625 S. Broadway, said Capt.


10/11/2018 07:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Stewartville Students to Hold Sweet Fundraiser for Harberts Family 

It's been more than a month since a tragic car crash on Highway 14 claimed the lives of Rachel and Emerson Harberts. The mother and daughter from Dodge Center touched many lives, and support continues to pour in from communities across southern Minnesota.


10/11/2018 03:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pure Pleasure employee stabbed after confronting alleged shoplifter 

A Pure Pleasure store employee was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being stabbed during a shoplifting incident at the adult store in Stewartville. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office was called to Pure Pleasure, 2727 Highway 63 N., just after 7 a.m. for a report of an employee who was stabbed after confronting a man for shoplifting, according to Sgt.


10/11/2018 03:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pure Pleasure employee stabbed after man tried to shoplift cologne 

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. A Pure Pleasure employee was stabbed in the leg with a knife after trying to apprehend a shoplifter Wednesday morning.


10/02/2018 09:18 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Lens on History: The Standard of filling stations 

Rochester's original Standard Oil filling station was built on the corner of what was then called West College and Main Street. Today, 405 First Ave. SW may seem like an odd location for a gas station, but in 1917, that corner was on the crossroads of the Black and Yellow Auto Trail, the Dubuque Trail and the Stewartville to Lake City Road as they passed through Rochester.


10/01/2018 06:21 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Answer Man: Stewartville is not a suburb - yet 

Dear Answer Man, yesterday, I was driving up U.S. 63, and I don't think it was even a mile out of Stewartville when I saw a sign for the Rochester city limits. Does that mean I had arrived in Rochester? I'm not sure what the definition of a suburb is, but I assume it's when two jurisdictions meet up.


09/25/2018 10:23 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Oddchester: Cap'n Crunch has diabetes? 

A 22-year-old Austin resident showed up at Stillwater Area High School and tried to enroll as a 17-year-old named Caspian James Crichton-Stuart IV, fifth Duke of Cleveland, Earl of Scooby. A self-proclaimed "hoax artist" placed a fake classified ad in the Post Bulletin, claiming to have found a diamond scepter and inauguration gown that belonged to Eva Peron! This will heal you.


09/25/2018 06:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Photos: Pine Island Invitational cross country meet 

Runners take part in the Pine Island Invitational Cross Country Meet boys 5000-meter race Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Pine Island Golf Course in Pine Island.