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School tries to educate students on vaping

Local News

NEW ULM — While the use of traditional cigarettes by teens in Minnesota has plummeted, e-cigarette use amongst youth continues to rise in the state. In some cases, some of the burden of educating students about the consequences of e-cigarette use has fallen on local schools. In March, ...

Animal neglect jury trial continues

Local News

NEW ULM — Veterinarians testified Thursday for the State of Minnesota and two Sleepy Eye women facing 18 misdemeanor counts each for animal mistreatment in Brown Country District Court. Cassey L. Mertz, 33, and Corrine Mertz, 61, of rural Sleepy Eye were each charged on April 24, 2018, in ...

Spengler, Peterson to speak on Memorial Day

Local News

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School graduate Peter Spengler and Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School grad Grace Peterson will speak at the Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 27, in New Ulm City Cemetery. Spengler, the son of Kremena and Allen Triebenbach and the late Paul Spengler, will read ...

School board addresses roundabout, parking lot

Local News

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education Thursday approved a temporary easement and permanent recreation trail to help build a roundabout on North Highland Avenue, two bids for parking lot improvements. It also held readings of revised policies and heard a staff development ...

Popcorn wagon back

Local News

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society’s popcorn wagon begins its 2019 season on June 1. It will operate on Center Street in front of the Museum on ten dates throughout the summer and fall, including three dates in June. On Saturday, June 1, the wagon will be open from 10 a.m. ...

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B for farmers; markets slump

Agribusiness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute. U.S. Agriculture Secretary ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: No School Tuesday: Hot Dogs, Vegetable, Veggie Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Wednesday: Pita Salad with Dipping Sauce, Vegetable, Veggie Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: Summer Break Friday: Summer Break St. Paul’s Lutheran School Monday: Summer ...

Jefferson students at Ridgeway

Communities

Submitted photo Mrs. Mack’s fourth graders and Mrs. Brooks’ first graders from Jefferson Elementary visited Ridgeway on 23rd Friday, May 17. While there, students and residents created an art project entitled “Hands of Friendship.” Students also read to residents and played bingo with ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

State Patrol • Responded to a two-vehicle crash with non-life threatening injuries at Jefferson Avenue and TH 5 in Gaylord, Sibley County at 7:50 a.m. Thursday. A 2018 Chevrolet Sonic driven by Sarah D. Johnson, 38, Arlington and a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Abbigale Rose L. Walter, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

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Historical Society offers one-room schoolhouse camp experience NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society is offering a living history camp for children grades K-5. Participants will experience all aspects of a school day in a one-room school, much like children did during the 19th ...

Vaping described as ‘epidemic’ among teens

Local News

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series about e-cigarette usage in Minnesota and Brown County and local response to the problem. NEW ULM — It’s not just harmless water vapor. Minnesota teen tobacco and nicotine use are on the rise, and experts and public health ...

Vehicle Fair at Jefferson

Local News

Avery Braulick, 4, foreground, smiles for a photo as he stands in the bucket of a bulldozer Wednesday during a vehicle fair at Jefferson Elementary. The vehicle fair featured a variety of vehicles such as bulldozers, cranes, firetrucks and a demolition derby car.

Animal neglect jury trial begins

Local News

NEW ULM — A three-day jury trial for two Sleepy Eye women facing 18 misdemeanor counts each for animal mistreatment and deprivation of food and shelter began in Brown County District Court Wednesday. Cassey L. Mertz, 33, and Corrine Mertz, 61, of rural Sleepy Eye were each charged on April ...

First fine arts banquet held at high school

Local News

New Ulm High School students and educators pose for a photo in the high school auditorium Wednesday following a fine arts scholarship and awards ceremony. High school fine arts activities include the high school plays and musical, jazz band, Oak Street Singers, high school choirs and bands, ...

Free drink for NUMC employees, volunteers

Local News

The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation Board is sponsoring a free drink to each New Ulm Medical Center employee, physician and volunteer from May 20-31 from Java Junction (onsite coffee shop) to celebrate the recognition of New Ulm Medical Center being named number-one critical access hospital ...

New Ulm Battery in several events

Local News

SPIRIT LAKE — The New Ulm Battery recently made their annual trip to Spirit Lake, Iowa. The battery has visited the town as part of the 8th-grade Civil War program. The annual visit to the school was first organized by longtime battery member Jerry Fastenow. Spirit Lake is his hometown. ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to a single-vehicle crash at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at 1600 block of N. Franklin St. A 2007 Thomas school bus driven by Gwenice M. Christiansen, 61, New Ulm, was southbound on North Franklin St., braked for a car and a bus passenger stumbled forward, hitting the ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Victory Vertical Project program June 15 NEW ULM — On Saturday, June 15, Dr. Garik Pedersen, professor at Eastern Michigan University, will present a lecture and concert about the Victory Vertical Project during World War II at First United Methodist Church in New Ulm at Center and Broadway ...

Painting by Flavia Gag unveiled

Local News

NEW ULM — The anticipation grew as George Glotzbach peeled off several layers of tape and paper off a slim package from southern California. “You don’t always run into a Flavia Gag,” Wanda Gag House Association board member Diana Lee Schaefer said. “Much less such a beautiful ...

Splashpad will be in North Park

Local News

NEW ULM — North Park will be the site of the New Ulm’s new splashpad. The city council unanimously approved North Park for the splashpad instead of Harman Park. A splashpad is an aquatic play feature with no standing water or depth. With no standing water, a lifeguard is not necessary. ...