Sibley County

Sibley County

News pertaining to county-level government in Sibley County.

New Auburn Mayor Roger Becker believes residents of our county, state, and country have a lot to learn from Sweden about recycling. Becker has traveled to Sweden twice, to visit his daughter Wendy, who lives and works there. During...
Being prepared. That is the reason why Sibley County formed an entry team about eight years ago. The entry team can be used for high risk entries for search warrants. Most often, the team is called when suicidal...

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There will be two new faces on the Sibley County Board of Commissioners next year. Joy Cohrs of New Auburn Township defeated Steve Gillaspie of Green Isle Township 751 to 497 in the District Four Commissioner race. Cohrs' victory...
The Sibley County Sheriff's Department is planning upgrades to its dispatch equipment. According to Sheriff Bruce Ponath, the current equipment was used before the new jail was built (1995) and is at least 20 years old. County Commissioners, last week,...
A Green Isle man, Brian A. Zeiher, was killed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15, in a car-dump truck head on collision on Highway 25, east of Green Isle. According to the State Patrol, Zeiher, 48, was driving a car westbound...
After 22 years of working in the Sibley County Sheriff's Office, investigator Ellerd Mathwig will be retiring Sept. 30. Mathwig began his law enforcement career in 1975. For the next 10 years he worked part-time as a police officer...
Sibley County Commissioners, last week, approved conditional use permits for the construction of two hogs barns in Sibley Township. High Point Farms, LLC, of Cleveland proposes to construct two, 2,400 head finishing barns approximately six miles southeast of Gaylord....
New Auburn residents re-elected their long-time mayor, and added a new face to the City Council. Roger Becker, who has served as mayor for 24 years, was re-elected with 88 votes. His challengers Pam Horton and Craig Lowden each...
An investigation by the Sibley County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has determined that the report of an abduction and assault of a juvenile female in Moltke Township Sept. 7 was false. On Sept. 7...