The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
Updated at 7:52 AM

What has the death penalty taught us about American politics?Words matter. When politicians speak, listen. Not because what they say is always important, but because what they say is not always what they mean. In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court gave imprimatur to new legislation in several states that promised the death penalty would be reserved for the worst of the worst.

Updated at 7:19 AM

Jon Stewart's last show was filled with familiar faces, hilarious jabs, and high praise for the host, who signed off after 16 years.

Updated at 7:15 AM

Billionaire Donald Trump was the center of attention on Thursday at the first Republican debate in Cleveland. When not going after “The Donald,” his rivals Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and the rest of the GOP pack attacked...

Posted at 7:00 AM

The Sleepy Eye football boosters will host their third annual memorial golf tournament on August 8 at Sleepy Eye Golf Club.

Posted at 5:00 AM

St. Mary’s Church held their annual festival on Sunday. It was a warm but breezy day and the church grounds were full with fest-goers of all ages.

Posted at 5:00 AM

Two-month detour to replace culvert

Posted at 1:01 AM

This is an excellent year for the Perseid meteor shower, one of the strongest and most popular meteor showers. Not only is the moon reaching full moon on Aug. 14 - meaning skies will be dark - the peak of the shower favors nighttime over North...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Some say that the psychological thriller was born with Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Some also say that there’s never been a better one. There’s a good argument in favor of the first statement; the second one is debatable. But there’s no doubt that...

Posted at 2:10 AM

People often say we're in a new golden age of television. That was never truer than tonight, when 10 men took the stage to make their case for the Republican party's presidential nomination in 2016.

Posted at 2:11 AM

After more than 16 years of exasperation, mirth and downright anger directed towards American politics,

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