Sibley County

Sibley County

News pertaining to county-level government in Sibley County.

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...
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...

Train Derailment –

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,...
Less than ideal weather conditions didn’t keep people away from the High Island Arena Rodeo in Jessenland Township this past weekend. According to rodeo coordinator Kathy Biron, approximately 2,200 spectators attended the sixth annual event. Rodeo participants entertained the...
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a crash involving a Sibley County deputy’s squad car rear-ending a Gibbon woman’s car Saturday afternoon in Moltke Township. According to the State patrol, Sibley County Deputy Aaron Louwagie, 35, of Lake Crystal...
After more than a year of discussion, the Sibley County Sheriff's Office will have a new radio tower. County Commissioners, last week, awarded a bid to Tower 2000 of Sauk Rapids to construct a 160 foot radio tower for...
Three new bridges are being proposed and 29 are proposed to be replaced in Sibley County's five year Bridge Replacement program. According to Public Works Director Darin Mielke, the bridges must have sufficiency ratings less than 80 to...
A permit to operate a "soil roaster" to clean petroleum-contaminated soil was recently renewed by the Sibley County Commissioners for a two month period. Shawn Kluver operates the "soil roaster" in Faxon Township. Last month the permit was...

Ropin’ and Ridin’

An estimated 2200 people attended the fifth annual High Island Arena rodeo this past weekend in Jessenland Township. Rodeo participants entertained the crowd with bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel racing. Another crowd favorite...