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Goats get to work

Local News

NEW ULM — Fifty-nine goats raced out of a long trailer and into a hilly, wooded area secured by an electric, mesh fence at Flandrau State Park Thursday afternoon. Goats will eat and control invasive plants for about a month on about 22 acres of the northern edge of the park. The goats will ...

Highway 14 Partnership rep updates public on legislation

Local News

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Legislature has three proposals for road improvements this session, but only two provide funding opportunities for Highway 14. Shane Zahrt, representing the Highway 14 Partnership, visited New Ulm and Mankato Thursday to provide updates on various transportation ...

Nuvera CEO Bill Otis to retire after 40 years

Local News

NEW ULM — Nuvera Communications, Inc., a communications company headquartered in New Ulm, Minnesota, has announced its Chief Executive Officer Bill Otis, 61, will be retiring after 40 years with the company. He will remain in his current role until a successor is named and then provide ...

Highway 13 closes again

Local News

After opening for a brief period this week, County Road 13 north of New Ulm, including the Buessman Bridge, was closed Thursday from the KC Road to Nicollet County 21 due to high floodwater. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail for traveling in the area. If travelers need ...

Southbound Highway 169 opens Thursday night

Local News

MANKATO — The southbound lanes of Highway 169 between Mankato and St. Peter was expected to open by 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Highway 169’s southbound lanes closed Wednesday morning as mudslides began during heavy rains and ...

Ribbon cut at Sippet

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sippet Coffee & Bagels. Sippet opened a month ago at 701 N. German St. It is managed by Aron Bode. Bode spoke to the Willkommen Committee before the ribbon-cutting about the ...

Michigan House targets unlicensed pot shops still operating

Agribusiness

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are intervening in a long-running legal dispute over unlicensed medical marijuana shops, pushing to enact a firm deadline by which the businesses must close or risk their ability to get a license. The House voted ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: No School Tuesday: Soft Shelled Taco, Corn, Vegetable Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Wednesday: Silly Fish Nuggets, Wheat Chips, Peas, Fruit Thursday: Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Green Beans, Croutons, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit Friday: Cheese Pizza, Mixed ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a single-vehicle crash report without injuries at 12th North and Front Street at 12:36 p.m. Wednesday. A 2003 Peterbilt semi driven by William V. Hildebrand, 72, Atlantic, Ia., and 2006 flatbed trailer with six commercial air conditioning units of various sizes was ...

Public notices

Legals

April 19, 21, 22, 2019) ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF NEW ULM MN RECREATION CENTER BOILER RE- PLACEMENT ISG NO. 19-22599 Sealed Prime General Contract bids for City of New Ulm Recreation Center Boiler Re- placement will be re- ceived by the City of New Ulm ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Deutscher Sprachklub meeting moved NEW ULM — The Deutscher Sprachklub will meet this month at a different time and place. Instead of the 3rd Sunday it will meet on the 4th Sunday due to Easter. It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 28 at Ridgeway on 23rd, 720 23rd St. N. From Minnesota ...

More flooding forecast

Local News

The Minnecon Park boat access in New Ulm remains closed and under water. The river was measured at 802.7 feet at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Minor flooding is occurring, and moderate flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 800 feet. The river will continue rising to nearly 805.9 feet by the morning of ...

Medical center deactivates MRI

Local News

NEW ULM — New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) deactivated its MRI Wednesday as part of a months-long project to replace the old machine and renovate the clinic’s radiology department. To deactivate the MRI, the machine’s powerful superconducting magnet was “quenched,” or rid of its ...

Streets flood again

Local News

The City of New Ulm closed Cottonwood Street Wednesday after the rising Cottonwood River ran over Cottonwood Street, just west of the bridge. The river was observed at 13.2 feet at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Flood stage is 11 feet. The river was forecast to reach 15 feet Friday morning and stay at that ...

Opening reception for Groebner Friday at Grand

Local News

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture is set to host an opening reception Friday in the Four Pillars Gallery for its new exhibit “Interwoven by Mary Gulden Groebner.” The exhibit features Groebner’s work across a variety of mediums such as creative textile works, paintings ...

Mudslides close Highway 169 south of St. Peter

Local News

MANKATO — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) advised motorists that both southbound lanes of Highway 169 and the inside northbound lane of Highway 169 south of St. Peter were closed due to multiple mudslides Wednesday. A MnDOT travel advisory sent Wednesday read that the ...

Just practicing

Local News

The New Ulm Fire Department conducted some training drills Wednesday evening at a vacant house at 3rd North and German Streets. The firefighters conducted a variety of drills inside and outside the house, including doing search and rescues in smoke-filled rooms, crawling through tight spaces, ...

‘Drawn to the Cross’ concert at MVL

Local News

Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School conducted its “Drawn to the Cross” spring concert Wednesday night at the school gym. The Symphonic Band and the A Capella, Chargaliers, and freshman Choirs took part in the concert. Pictured is the mass choir. The artwork for the concert was created ...

Three Brown County groups awarded $18,000 in arts grants

Local News

MANKATO — The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council has announced grants of $122,945 from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to 22 arts organizations, community groups and schools in the region, including three in Brown County. This fund was created by the people of Minnesota to support the ...

Tourism mixer to be held in New Ulm

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Convention and Visitors Bureau, a committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the first annual tourism mixer from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, at the New Ulm Conference Center at Best Western Plus. Tourism plays an important role in the economy ...