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What’s Happening?

August
Thursday, August 28
7 p.m. — Lakeview football at Minneota.
Friday, August 29
7 p.m. — Cross Country meet at Canby.
Saturday, August 30
2 p.m. — Swan Lake Church Expansion Fundraiser at Prairie Heritage Ranch, Robert and Elain Mohn Farmsite, 3560 265 Ave., Cottonwood.

September
Monday, September 1
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
9 a.m. — Lyon County Board, Courthouse in Marshall.
7:30 p.m. — Lac qui Parle volleyball at Minneota.

Thursday, September 4
4:30 p.m. — Cross Country at Tracy.
7:30 p.m. — Minneota volleyball at Dawson-Boyd.

Friday, September 5
Early Childhood Screening at Minneota Schools (no pre-school or ECSE classes).
6 p.m. — 40th Class Reunion at Countryside Golf Club.  7 p.m. class pictures. Call Margaret Olafson at 507-828-2778 for more details.
5 p.m. — Minneota Volleyball at Marshall Tournament.
7 p.m. — Minneota football at Lac qui Parle Valley

Saturday, September 6
Minneota volleyball at Marshall Tournament.

September 5-6-7
Boxelder Bug Days in Minneota. (See Schedule on back page).
Monday, September 8
6 p.m. — Minneota PTA meting, Minneota School.

Thursday Sept. 11
5:30 p.m. — Minneota School Board special “working meeting”.
6:30 p.m. — Minneota City Council Meeting, City Hall.

Friday, September 12
7 p.m. — Minneota Football at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

Tuesday, September 16
9 a.m. — Lyon County Board, Courthouse, Marshall.

Thursday, September 18
7 p.m. — Minneota School Board Meeting, Media Center.

Police Blotter

A local electrical contractor was burglarized between August 12-19. Approximately $10,000 of copper fittings were taken.  If you have any information please contact Chief Bill Bolt at the Minneota Police Department 507-360-7864.  In addition, double check your locks and make sure you are locking your business when you leave for the evening.
Monday, August 18
•The Minneota Police Department received a report of a person who had been locked out of their house by their roommate.  The reporting party was advised to stay at a friend’s house for the night and resolve their differences with their roommate the next day.
Tuesday, August 19
•The Minneota Police Department took a report of a stolen hammer drill missing since  July 28. After further investigation the hammer drill was located at the job site and determined not to have been stolen. The company is doing an internal review of equipment management.
Wednesday, August 20
•The Officers of the Minneota Police Department participated in state mandated training for Use of Force, Chemical Spray, taser, pistol and shotgun shooting.  All of the officers who participated completed the training.
•The Minneota Police Department was called to help locate a missing person.  As the caller was reporting the incident they received a text from the missing person confirming they were ok.
Friday, August 22
•The Minneota Police Department helped a local resident retrieve their keys from their locked vehicle.
•The Minneota Police Department performed a security check of a residence.
•The Minneota Police Department is investigating four incidents of people passing bad checks.  Those involved were given an opportunity to settle the debt.  If the debt is not settled, charges will be filed.
•The Minneota Police Department made a traffic stop of a vehicle speeding on S. Jefferson and then spinning their tires at the intersection of S. Jefferson and Hwy 68.  The driver was warned for the driving violations.
•The Minneota Police Department had several complaints about a black car racing around town.  A juvenile male was identified as the driver and his parent was notified. After receiving several warnings, all future driving violations committed by this particular juvenile male will result in tickets being issued.
Saturday, August 23
•The Minneota Police Department investigated a driving complaint involving a white truck.  A juvenile male was identified as the driver and his parent was notified.
•The Minneota Police Department assisted a parent in locating their child and returning them home after curfew.
Sunday, August 24
•The Minneota Police Department responded to a report of gold Mustang driving in an alleyway with another juvenile male hang onto to the trunk lid of the car.  The juvenile male driver was identified and his parent was notified.  All future driving violations committed by this particular juvenile male will result in tickets being issued.  
Monday, August 25
•The Minneota Police Department met with the Principal of the high school and offered to help make sure kids are getting to school and are not truant. The Minneota Police Department works closely with the schools in Minneota.
•The Minneota Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding on Hwy 68 at Cenex.  The driver was warned for speed.
•The Minneota Police Department met with a parent regarding a restraining order.  Several options were discussed and the parent is going to choose how they would like to proceed.
•The Minneota Police Department was called to a gas drive off at Cenex.  The driver and vehicle have not been identified.
Tuesday, August 26
•The Minneota Police and Ambulance responded to a call of a man lying on the ground in pain.  The man was transported to the hospital.
•The Minneota Police Department gave a training to the St. Edwards Catholic School fifth and sixth grade students regarding traffic control and school crossings.  The students were attentive and asked terrific questions.

Graduates at SDSU

The following students were candidates for graduation after the Spring 2014 session at South Dakota State University at Brookings, SD.  read entire story. . . .