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Springfield Nativity Pageant continues Saturday

Local News

SPRINGFIELD — The 34th Springfield Nativity Pageant is being presented this weekend. It was performed Friday, and will repeat at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Springfield Area Community Center grounds. There is no admission charge. All pageant attendees are invited hot chocolate and ...

Tidings of Great Joy

Local News

The 34th Springfield Nativity Pageant took place on Friday night and continues at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Springfield Area Community Center grounds. Parking and bleacher seating is ample for the free event. All attendees are invited to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies served by the ...

Santa’s Closet set up, ready to serve

Local News

NEW ULM—The New Ulm Steel Hockey team served as Santa’s helpers Friday morning with the setup of Santa’s Closet in the New Ulm Armory. For over 20 years the Sertoma Club of Brown County has organized Santa’s Closet to serves children in Brown County in need of a happy ...

MVL announces accreditation renewed

Local News

NEW ULM – The Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) has renewed the accreditation of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm for the eligibility period of 2020 to 2027. Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance with a goal to evaluate, validate, ...

Santa and tunes

Local News

Santa is stationed at the Sleepy Eye Depot Museum, accompanied by Jan Dittbenner, playing Christmas music on the violin Friday. Elf Sophie Gustafson is also at the depot museum that is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 and 11:30 a.m to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

FCCLA students give to Santa’s Closet

Local News

Members of the FCCLA dropped off a load of toys for Sertoma’s Santa’s Closet on Friday, after doing their shopping at Walmart. The group, which numbers 16 members this year, raises funds every year for Santa’s Closet, and this year raised its highest total — $4,352.73. Members dropping ...

Stimpert’s stealth fighter on display at Reagan Library

Local News

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Stimpert used to fly his F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter undetected into enemy airspace over Iraq. No one was supposed to know about the top-secret aircraft. Now, his stealth fighter is out in the open for all to see, on permanent ...

County Board to adopt 2020 budget, levy

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider adopting the proposed 2020 budget and levy on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The board meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the courthouse second-floor commissioner’s room. The proposed $13,873,499 levy is 4.63% ($613,782) above the certified 2019 levy ...

Farm Crisis meeting at St. Mary’s

Local News

NEW ULM — Farmers and other members of the community will have an opportunity to gather and discuss how the farm crisis is affecting them and what action they can take together during a special “Pulling Together, Moving Forward” meeting Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at ...

Robo Hounds show their stuff

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The 2019 Robo Hounds Robotics Club at St. Anthony Elementary hosted an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 11, for family and friends. The nine robotics teams demonstrated the skills they’ve learned on the mission field, showed off their robot designs, and explained the programs they created. Above ...

New Ulm man charged in fatal Memorial Day crash

Local News

OLIVIA — A New Ulm man has been charged with causing a fatal traffic wreck during the Memorial Day weekend. According to Radio Station KROC in Rochester, the Minnesota State Patrol has filed a citation charging 61-year-old Steven Grussendorf with careless driving and crossing the ...

Our Savior’s Cantata this Sunday

Communities

NEW ULM — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Adult Choir will be presenting a Christmas Cantate by Joseph Martin, “A Ceremony of Candles,” during the church’s 9 a.m. service on Sunday.

Area Church Services

Communities

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to a two-vehicle crash without injuries at 4th North and Front Street at 7:06 p.m. Thursday. A 2012 Toyota Prius driven by Nicolae G. Belfore, 35, Mankato, was southbound on Front Street when it collided with a 2004 Ford Escape driven by Colten J. Schaefer, 18, ...

City of Springfield announces Allina Health partnership

Local News

SPRINGFIELD — The City of Springfield announced Thursday that Allina Health has been selected as its new health care provider to serve patients when Mayo Clinic Health System vacates its Springfield site in March 2020. “As city leaders, it was our obligation to identify a long-term ...

Highway 14/15 Minnesota River bridge to open Dec. 18

Local News

Weather permitting MANKATO — The Minnesota Department of Transportation District 7 Office reported Thursday the Highway 14/15 Minnesota River Bridge in New Ulm will open as early as the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 18, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to expect traffic control ...

Flooding the rink

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Ed Tietel with the Park and Recreation Department adds a layer of water to the Harman Park ice skating rink. The Parks Department began flooding the the rinks at Harman Park early this week. Creating a flat skating surface takes multiple days. The first layer of ice must freeze before a second ...

Dist. 84 board OKs 2019 payable 2020 levy

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SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education unanimously approved the 2019 payable 2020 levy Wednesday. Action came on a motion by board member Casey Coulsen, seconded by Sheila Wurtzberger for the proposed levy of $1,140,046 which is $137,071 (10.6%) less than the 2019 levy of ...

ExCEL award winners at NUHS

Local News

NEW ULM — Two New Ulm High School juniors, Abby Hietala and Isaac Blumhoeffer, received the ExCEL Award this year. ExCEL stands for Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership and is given to Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school, show leadership qualities and ...

SE ag teacher, ex-student attend national ag educator convention

Agribusiness

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mary Hoffmann, agriculture teacher at Sleepy Eye Public, along with Harley Braun, future agriculture teacher and former Sleepy Eye student, attended the 71st annual convention of the National Association of Agricultural Educators, December 3-7 in Anaheim, Calif. At the ...