Sibley County

Sibley County

News pertaining to county-level government in Sibley County.

The Cities of Arlington, Green Isle, and Winthrop will each receive $50 for assisting the County Auditor's Office with the recount in the U.S. Senate Race. Auditor Lisa Pfarr told commissioners Tuesday that Sibley County received $232.95, which calculates...
Sibley County continues to move forward with upgrades to its radio system. Commissioners, last week, hired Alpha Wireless of North Mankato as a participation plan consultant. The cost will not exceed $30,000 and will be paid through a grant. In...
Sibley County taxpayers will be paying more for court appointed attorneys, due to the state's budget shortfall. Public defenders, in the past, represented parents in cases for Children in Need of Protection and Services (CHIPS). Public defenders are not...
Sibley County will soon be forming a committee/task force to address narrowband radio mandates. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that law enforcement, public works, and emergency services change from wideband (25 kilohertz) radio systems to narrowband (12.5 kilohertz...
After a two month delay, County Commissioners, last week, awarded bids on the CSAH 2 project near Gibbon. Central Specialities, Inc. of Alexandria was awarded the bid for the CSAH 2 north bituminous reconditioning project that is funded by...
Sibley County Commissioners, last week, turned down a request to have an ATM (automated teller machine) installed in the courthouse. Treasurer Mary Fisher brought the request before the commissioners. Auditor Lisa Pfarr and Recorder Kathy Dietz had felt that...
Sibley County's non-union employees and Highway Union employees will receive a 2% cost of living adjustment to their wages in 2008. County Commissioners, last week, approved the increase. Not only does the 2% cost of living increase include non-union...
Two juvenile males have been charged with making terroristic threats to injure Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop school staff and students. This charge is considered a felony offense under Minnesota law. The incident occurred two weeks ago. District Court Judge Richard Perkins, wrote...
New Auburn residents, Tuesday, re-elected Mayor Roger Becker and Mike Hauan and Jim Stark to the City Council. Becker was the only candidate who filed for mayor. He received 141 votes. Hauan and Stark were challenged for City Council...
Sibley County's elected officials will receive a 5% salary increase for 2008, which includes a 2% cost of living adjustment and a 3% step increase. Commissioners approved the salaries by resolution Wednesday. The salary for County Attorney David Schauer was...