• Some areas in Arlington experienced flooding after heavy rain on early Saturday morning, June 16. The community received anywhere from 3 1/2 to five-plus inches of rain over a couple of hours. The southeast part of town received 3 1/2 inches of rain while the northeast section of the community received four-plus inches. The west section of town received five-plus inches. The heavy rain flooded Fairview Park, pictured, and threatened the Fairview Assisted Living facility. Gaylord received approximately 3 1/2 inches while Green Isle received as much as 2 1/2 inches of rain during the same period of time, according to reports.
  • Sibley County Princesses and Ambassadors recently served root beer floats at CornerStone Bank in Green Isle. Left to right: Dairy Ambassador Alyson Dieball, Dairy Ambassador Montana Krueger, Dairy Princess Madison Krueger, Dairy Ambassador Shelby Dieball and Dairy Ambassador Maggie Schuft. Missing from the photo are Dairy Princess Olivia Gronholz and Dairy Ambassador Noah Kellermann.
  • Amy and Sam Doehling are twins who recently competed in the Minnesota High School Rodeo State Finals at the Dead Broke Saddle Club in Hugo. Sam placed fourth in state and received a national qualifier buckle in tie down calf roping. Amy placed first in breakaway roping and the title of grand champion breakaway roper. In addition, she won a championship buckle, breakaway championship saddle and a national trip in breakaway roping. Both Sam and Amy will be competing on the Minnesota High school Rodeo Team.

Expect delays for road maintenance work on Highway 5,Highway 22 in Sibley County week of Monday, June 25

Motorists can expect delays on Highway 5 and Highway 22 in Sibley County during the week of June 25 as crews seal coat the road, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Weather permitting, seal coating operations on Highway 5 from Green Isle to Gaylord will take place from June 25 – 27, and during this time there will be no street parking on Highway 5 in Arlington. Seal coating on Highway 22 through Gaylord is planned for June 28. Signs will be in place for no street parking in town during operations.

Traffic may encounter loose rock on the road and should anticipate lane closures during operations. Traffic will be controlled with a pilot car and flaggers.