Sibley County

Sibley County, Minnesota

400 Court St
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone: (507) 237-4051
Fax: (507) 237-4062
www.co.sibley.mn.us

In south-central MN, southwest of Minneapolis; established Mar 5, 1853 (prior to statehood) from unorganized lands. Name Origin: For Henry Hastings Sibley (1811-91), delegate to the U.S. Congress from WI territory (1848-49) and from MN Territory (1849-53), and first governor of MN (1858-60)

Area (sq mi):: 600.41 (land 588.65; water 11.76) Population per square mile: 25.90
Population 2005: 15,237 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 6.90% Population 2000: 15,356 (White 93.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 5.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 4.00%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 37.30
Income 2000: per capita $18,004; median household $41,458; Population below poverty level: 8.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,985-$23,922
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Communities in and around Minnesotas rural Sibley County are going from worst to best after building a wireless and fiber-optic cooperative.
Ground-truth data were collected from the Sibley County NRCS tillage transect survey data.
Further, evaluation of TM logistic regression models were made by comparing tillage estimates for Sibley County using Method II, with observed data.
Tillage and crop residue types of 84 randomly selected ground-truth data locations in Sibley County for the 1997 planting season are presented in Table 2.
But in Sibley County, Minnesota, public school officials have found an innovative way to provide rural students with the courses they need--a pioneering interactive instruction system using television and a specialized facsimile machine from Ricoh Corp.
The system is very successful, according to David Czech, director of the Sibley County Co-op Center, which coordinates sharing of educational resources among the county's five school districts.
This interactive system wasn't the first solution we used in adjusting to declining school enrollments, which began in Sibley County about ten years ago.
Bob Kendall, Ricoh engineer; Eugene Johengen, Sibley County Co-op Center technician; and David Schilling, Triax Cablevision technician, worked together to perfect the use of the fax on cable.
This new portal benefits both Minnesota's residents and county governments," said Mary Fisher, Sibley County Treasurer, and chair of the portal project for MACATFO.
A good example of a project established to increase student, teacher and community access to educational opportunities is found in Sibley County, where an interactive network is operated by a local cable company.
Prior to implementation of this system in 1984, the four schools in Sibley County were not always able to provide algebra, Spanish and business courses or other basic and elective coursework.
Contract Awarded for construction on the Sibley Wind Farm, a 20 MW project located in Sibley County, Minn.