The moose that wandered hundreds of miles south to a Sleepy Eye couples’ backyard in November died from a brain worm infection, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A necropsy conducted at the University of Minnesota’s veterinary laboratory determined that there were lesions in the moose’s spinal cord and brain caused by a parasite.
Verna Wendinger was on her farmhouse porch on Sunday, pounding out a dust mop. That’s when she caught something near the backyard garden out the corner of her eye. Whatever it was seemed strangely out of place. “All of a sudden it turned around and, oh my!” Verna said. “My first thought was it was a horse, and oh, it’s got antlers.”
A Springfield, Minn. man was arrested in connection with the Sleepy Eye car accident that led to the discovery of human remains last month. Twenty-six year old Miguel Angel Vazquez, of Springfield, Minn., was arrested on charges of second degree murder.
Authorities are investigating after human remains were found inside a burning vehicle, following a car crash in Sleepy Eye, Minn.
Two Minnesota brothers are dead after their two-seater aircraft crashed near the Montevideo Airport, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. On Sunday at 3:47 p.m., the Chippewa County dispatch received a 911 reporting an airplane crash¬ on the northern edge of Montevideo.
A 19-year-old Sleepy Eye man faces two misdemeanor charges in connection to a crash that killed four people in March, according to the Brown County Attorney’s Office. On Friday, Kansas Taylor Adams was specifically charged with failure to use due care and allowing over 1.4 grams of marijuana to be in his motor vehicle.
The condition of one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed four people and left four injured in Sleepy Eye has improved. According to North Memorial Medical Center, Kansas Adams was listed in fair condition Saturday afternoon. The accident took place roughly at 8:18 p.m. Friday, March 7 according to Lt. Eric Roeske.
Sleepy Eye High School will be open to students, despite a day off from classes. School district administrators will open the school from 10 a.m. to noon Monday for students to gather and deal with the deaths of four young people killed in a Friday night car crash.
The 19-year-old driver of a car that lost control on an icy highway near Sleepy Eye, killing four people, is still recovering in the hospital.
Four people are dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Sleepy Eye. The State Patrol says Saturday morning that the victims are all male. Two were 17 years old, one was 18, and one was 20 years old. Their names and other details were expected to be released at a Saturday news conference.
It seems unimaginable now, but adoption for some families used to be as easy as showing up at the train depot. Word would go out when kids were coming from the East Coast. They were largely children of immigrant families who’d found poverty rather than promise in their voyage to the New World. Renee Wendinger of Sleepy Eye interviewed some Orphan Train riders for her book. Few of them are still living. “They were found in doorways and other out-of-the-way places, hungry and starving,” Wendinger said.
A 77-year-old man is dead after a skid loader apparently trapped him on a Brown County farm. Donald Richert had been working with a skid loader near a burn pit when he apparently had gotten off to move something into the pit in rural Sleepy Eye.
The southern part of the state is described as the epicenter of the outbreak this year.
Extra security is now in place with students resuming class in Sleepy Eye and New Ulm Monday. The action was taken after a teenager was arrested for allegedly posting threats on Facebook.
The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Brown County early Thursday afternoon. According to the patrol, the crash happened at 6 a.m. along Highway 14 near 250th Avenue, just east of Sleepy Eye.