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Suspect dead after a standoff in Winsted that saw 2 deputies shot

1/26/2023

A man who allegedly shot two deputies from the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department when they attempted to serve an arrest warrant was later found dead inside the residence, according to the report.
The shootings allegedly occurred in Winsted on Monday morning, Jan. 23.


The two deputies, according to authorities, were struck by gunfire during the incident. They reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries and were reported to be released from a medical facility on Monday evening, Jan. 23.

Find the full story in the January 26, 2023 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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Arlington City Council extends deadline to May 1 for property owner to comply with certain condition

1/26/2023

The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting, agreed to extend a deadline to Tony Hoff from AJH Properties who did not pay for a permit and illegally hooked up to the city’s water service line  from his property located just north of the Sibley County Fairgrounds.
The new deadline is Monday, May 1.


The City Council, during its regular meeting back in November of 2022, unanimously approved a motion and requested that Hoff apply for and pay for the water access charge and sewer access charge. In addition, Hoff must hire and pay for a licensed contractor to dig up and inspect the water line. Furthermore, Hoff must show plans on how he plans to hook up to the city’s sewer service. Finally, Hoff, at that time, was required to complete these requests within 30 days.

Police
The City Council voted 4-0 and approved a motion to approve a contract with Morris Electronics.
Police Chief Glenn Gerads explained that the contract provides support for computer networks at the police department.

Find the full story in the January 26, 2023 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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Arlington Fire Department had 76 calls during 2022

1/26/2023

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington Fire Department responded to 76 calls in 2022, according to Fire Chief Doug Mackenthun.
The number of calls was a decrease of 10 calls from the previous year.


The local fire department serves the City of Arlington, Arlington Township, Dryden Township, Green Isle Township, Jessenland Township, Kelso Township and New Auburn Township.

Number of Calls
The fire department responded to 17 fire calls, seven alarms, four weather related calls, 10 medical calls, 13 helipad calls, 11 accident calls, eight cancelled calls and one gas line hit call.  In addition, there were five mutual aid calls given and one mutual aid call received.


There were 54 calls in the City of Arlington, eight calls in Arlington Township, two calls in Dryden Township, three calls in Green Isle Township, one call in Jessenland Township, two calls in Kelso Township and one call in New Auburn Township.

Find the full story in the January 26, 2023 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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Make a splash at the pool

1/26/2023

By Kurt Menk
Editor

Long-time Arlington resident Pam Roth is the new manager at the Arlington-Sibley East Swimming Pool.
“As someone who spent many hours in the pool, I am excited and proud to be able to manage the pool and be able to play a big part in making it a successful asset in the Arlington/Sibley East area,” said Roth, who is a 1993 graduate of the Sibley East High School. “I am enjoying meeting new people and connecting with others in the area who are willing to assist in making the swimming pool thrive.”


Since the swimming pool has been closed for a few years, Roth said the reopening of the facility is similar to opening a new one.

Find the full story in the January 26, 2023 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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9/29/2022

By Kurt Menk
Editor

Doloris (Schultz) Roufs celebrated her 100th birthday at the Good Samaritan Society - Arlington on Monday, Sept. 26.


Her late husband, Cletus Roufs, would have celebrated his 100th birthday just one day later.
Doloris and two other residents were recognized for their birthdays during a celebration at the Good Samaritan Society - Arlington earlier this month.


She also celebrated her birthday with family members at the A-Town Tavern in Arlington on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Doloris will also be the honored guest during a private family party in Fairview Park in Arlington on Saturday, Oct. 1.


Doloris was born to William and Martha (Dose) Schultz in Glencoe on Sept. 26, 1922. She is the oldest daughter and last surviving child of a family of 10 children.

Find the full story in the September 29, 2022 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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3/3/2022

By Kurt Menk
Editor

Luke Ellanson, who was offered the job to fill the open police chief position, has withdrawn his application.
The full Arlington City Council was notified about the news by an e-mail on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 24.
The City Council, during its regular meeting on Tuesday night, Feb. 22, approved a motion to make a conditional offer of employment to Ellanson to fill the open police chief position.

Find the full story in the March 3, 2022 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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3/3/2022

By Kurt Menk
Editor

Luke Ellanson, who was offered the job to fill the open police chief position, has withdrawn his application.
The full Arlington City Council was notified about the news by an e-mail on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 24.
The City Council, during its regular meeting on Tuesday night, Feb. 22, approved a motion to make a conditional offer of employment to Ellanson to fill the open police chief position.

Find the full story in the March 3, 2022 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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8/5/2021

By Kurt Menk
Editor

 

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