— Drivers are being warned to watch for cattle while driving in Le Sueur County.
It was reported at about 7 a.m. Saturday that about 40 head of cattle had left a fenced area east of Le Center. Members of the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Posse were called to round up the cattle, but the job hasn't been easy because the animals have broken into smaller groups.
The animals that haven't been found are wandering in corn fields and wooded areas about two or three miles east of the city and just south of Highway 99, a Sheriff's Department news release said.
"We are currently requesting that the public be cautious when traveling in this area around Le Center, keeping a close eye out for these cattle, because the estimated average weight of the animals is about 700 to 800 pounds," the release said.