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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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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...