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Glencoe police cite four in alcohol and tobacco compliance checks

12/2/2021

For the first time in almost a decade, the Glencoe City Council will have to address businesses where their employees sold alcohol or tobacco to supervised underage buyers. Among the permit holders who will face possible sanctions from the city once the criminal side of the issue is addressed is the City of Glencoe.

Glencoe police conducted compliance checks of all the businesses holding city-issued tobacco and alcohol sales licenses Monday, Nov. 22. Four businesses, including Glencoe Wine & Spirits, were found in violation, according to police reports issued by the police department. One business sold both alcohol and tobacco. Two more sold alcohol and one business sold tobacco to an underage supervised buyer, according to published police incident reports.

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Sibley County had 89 COVID-19 cases during the last eight days

12/2/2021

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased significantly in Sibley County during the past week, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. As of Tuesday, Nov. 30, Sibley County now has 2,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19. That is an increase of 89 cases from Monday, Nov. 22.

Sibley County also has 17 related deaths. Nicollet County has 5,026 confirmed cases. That is an increase of 238 cases from last week. Nicollet County also has 60 related deaths. McLeod County has 6,786 confirmed cases.

That is an increase of 248 cases from last week. McLeod County also has 83 related deaths. Renville County has 2,556 confirmed cases. That is an increase of 73 cases from last week.  Renville County also has  51 related deaths.

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E-mail threat was sent to SE High School last week

12/2/2021

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington Police Department, at 7:41a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, was notified of an e-mail that was sent to Sibley East high school administrators in Arlington threatening that there would be a shooting at the middle school/high school at 10 am. that morning.  

The Arlington Police Department, along with assistance from the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department, responded and began investigating the origins of the email, according to the report. During the investigation, the school went into soft lock down protocol.  

Law enforcement was able to trace the creation of the suspect email address and message to a juvenile Sibley East student, according to the report. The juvenile was found to be at school and was brought to the office for questioning. The juvenile allegedly admitted to school staff that they had sent the email in the hopes that school would be cancelled for the day.  

The student was released to the custody of their parents and the matter will be referred to the Sibley County Attorney’s Office for a juvenile petition of threats of violence M.S.S. 609.713, according to the report. No firearms were found at the school, and the juvenile suspect stated they did not have access to any firearms. The student will also face disciplinary action based on the school district policy which will include suspension, according to Sibley East Superintendent Dr. Joe Libby.

Find the story in the December 5, 2021 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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Arli-Dazzle festivities are set for Saturday, Dec. 4

12/2/2021

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The 13th Arli-Dazzle festivities are set for Saturday, Dec. 4. The event is sponsored by the Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce and many generous sponsors. There are a number of activities planned for the day.

• The Arlington Museum, located on Main Street, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • A Quilt Show will be featured at the Arlington Public Library from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Santa Day will be held at the Sibley East Middle School/High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature free face painting by the Hoopsters. • The Christmas Market will be held at the Sibley East Middle School/High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • The Dash Through The Snow event is returning and will be held on Main Street at 12:30 p.m. There are 89 runners/walkers registered to date.

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8/5/2021

By Kurt Menk
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