County holds public auction; approves new jail contract

Lake County Commissioners held a public auction on tax deed property in the county courthouse during their meeting on Tuesday.  The property, located at 841 Central Avenue in Winfred, was sold to Allen and Cheryle Eichmann of Winfred for three-thousand dollars.

Also on Tuesday, the commission approved a jail contract with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Police Department.  Sheriff Tim Walburg said that he met with a representative from the police department there this summer to discuss a possible agreement.

The agreement with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Police Department is a two-year contract, with the same daily rate of 75-dollars that other counties pay as well.