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.
Parents in two Minnesota school districts will have another chance to get their voices heard on moving to a four-day school week.
A Mankato woman broke a national powerlifting record Saturday after she deadlifted 300 pounds at a powerlifting tournament, according to DCS Fitness.
A private funeral is set for Friday for Anthony Hauser. An obituary notice says Hauser died last Thursday at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He was 56.
One woman is dead after the car she was riding was backing up on a county road and was rear-ended by a vehicle traveling in the same direction.
A school superintendent in Sleepy Eye says the district needs to seriously consider converting to a four-day school week.