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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Contract Awarded for construction on the Sibley Wind Farm, a 20 MW project located in Sibley County, Minn.
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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.
The interactive system wasn't the first solution Sibley County officials used in adjusting to declining enrollments, which began in Sibley County schools about 10 years ago.
By the early 1980s, four of the county schools were hooked to a common cable television line--Triax Cablevision--and the Sibley County Cable Commission began investigating the feasibility and cost of installing an interactive television learning system.
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.
It is frustrating to sentence a person without knowing the full extent of his or her history," said Judge Thomas McCarthy, Sibley County.