Walz to retire, run for governor in 2018

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota First District Rep. Tim Walz will run for governor in 2018. In an interview with the Rochester Post Bulletin, Waltz announced his plans to file the paperwork Monday to start his bid for governor. Walz said his campaign will focus on bringing Minnesotans together. “I ...

Special ed has big local impact

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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series highlighting the work of special education teachers in ISD 88. NEW ULM — Special education in New Ulm Public Schools serves a small percentage of the population, but it is significant in impact. Just under 14 percent of students ...

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Paula Humbard, who is organizing a park run, stands in front of the Lincoln Park shelter where the run and walk will start and end.

Woman hopes to start monthly park run

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NEW ULM — One woman hopes to start a monthly park run and walk this week, to encourage healthy activity. Saturday, April 1, starting at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Park, participants will be able to run three miles or walk two miles. Afterward, musical duo DD & Roscoe are anticipated to perform ...

Township interested in mail-in ballots; Haala wins

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BROWN COUNTY — Prairieville Township board members voiced interest in mail-in election ballots, but did not fully approve the issue, earlier this month. “Township officers will initiate mail-in ballots. We can act on it later,” Prairieville Township Clerk Tom Hirsch said. All 11 ...

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Pictured, left to right, front row, Sara Guymon, Jordan Rummel and Nick Schultz; back row, Sam Dobie, Emma Maudal and Rachel Dauer.

NUHS finalists at home tournament

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NEW ULM — New Ulm High School (NUHS) hosted its annual speech invitational on Saturday, March 25, for 28 area schools and 350 competitors. Nick Schultz took 3rd place in varsity humorous, and Sam Dobie earned a red ribbon in varsity prose. Novice finalists included Jordan Rummel (1st ...

Cocktails at the Governor’s with Jerrid Sebesta

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NEW ULM — The public is invited to attend Cocktails at the Governor’s at the historic Governor John Lind House in New Ulm 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 7. The guest of honor will be Jerrid Sebesta, a former award-winning meteorologist at KARE 11 TV in Minneapolis. Guests will enjoy a ...

Court Proceedings

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Brown County District Court • Jeremy J. Jacobs, 37, 422 N. Garden St., New Ulm, was charged with gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation, misdemeanor violation of restricted license and petty misdemeanor top sign violation Monday. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were ...

Bayler, left, and Brendley Nordby of New Ulm spin the wheel at the Allina Health booth at the New Ulm Health & Home Show Sunday.

NUPU offers rebates, resources

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NEW ULM — Traffic was heavy again in and around the New Ulm Civic Center, as the New Ulm Home and Health Show concluded Sunday. Children continued to enjoy spinning wheels at exhibitor booths, winning prizes. Other people filled out registration cards in hopes of winning a variety of ...

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Cheryl and Tom MacFarland host a soft opening of their new restaurant, Mac’s Smokehouse at the former Fairfax Auto Clinic building on west Highway 19 Saturday. The bar/restaurant holds a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on April 1.

Fairfax couple opens Mac’s Smokehouse

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FAIRFAX — After months of preparation, a former Twin Cities and South Florida sous-chef and his wife will open Mac’s Smokehouse restaurant/bar in the former Auto Clinic on west Highway 19 on April 1. Tom MacFarland and his wife Cheryl moved from the Twin Cities to a farm northeast of ...

Rep. Tim Walz

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Walz to retire, run for governor

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tim Walz, a five-term Democrat, says he is running for governor of his home state of Minnesota. Walz is seeking to replace Gov. Mark Dayton, a fellow Democrat. A spokesman for Walz' gubernatorial campaign confirmed his decision. Walz is the top Democrat on the ...

MVL Speech Team successful in meet

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NEW ULM — On Saturday, March 25, MVL speech team competed in the New Ulm Eagles Speech Invitational. In the novice division, Rachel Ruschmeyer placed 3rd in Poetry. On the varsity team, Abigail Pleiss placed 4th in Extemporaneous Reading. Ari Selvey received an honorable mention award in the ...

Business & Professional

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Three New Physicians at NUMC NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by the New Ulm Medical Center recently to welcome new physicians Dr. Brian Lovig, Dr. Anas Khanfar and Dr. Victoria Wang. Dr. Lovig was born in raised in Mantorville, where ...

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Rosalie Koch, New Ulm, gets a number of balloons including a twisted balloon from Jamison Douglas, right, of Mankato at the 37th Annual New Ulm Health & Home Show at the New Ulm Civic Center Saturday. The show continues 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Home & Health Show continues

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NEW ULM — Parking was tight in the New Ulm Civic Center parking lot as the 37th Annual Home & Health show rolled on Saturday. Inside, small children and their parents lined up for colored balloon animals and hats inflated and twisted by Jamison Douglas of Mankato at the Bank Midwest ...

Team Keep Calm and Leprechaun On, 5th graders from New Ulm Middle School, took first place Saturday in the Northern Regional Destination Imagination tournament at Blaine High School and will be competing in the state tournament in April. They were one of 18 teams competing at the Elementary Level in the Vanished! Fine Arts challenge. In front, (L-R) are Megan Hames, Peyton Kveno and Emmie Stangel. In back (L-R) Abigail Rathmann, Alex Groebner, Isabelle Fuhr, Alyssa Rainwater The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process.

Destination Imagination champs

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Submitted Photo Team Keep Calm and Leprechaun On, 5th graders from New Ulm Middle School, took first place Saturday in the Northern Regional Destination Imagination tournament at Blaine High School and will be competing in the state tournament in April. They were one of 18 teams competing at ...

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New Ulm Purple: (L-R) Jacob Todd, Nori Ness, Peter Spengler, Daniel Lindquist, and Rodrigo Tojo Garcia

Three New Ulm teams heading to State Knowledge Bowl

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NEW ULM — Three teams from two local schools will be advancing to the knowledge bowl state competition next month. April 6 and 7, Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s (MVL) team Cobalt and New Ulm Public School’s Purple and White teams will be testing their knowledge at Cragun’s Conference ...

Commissioners to consider TH 4 detour to CSAH 29

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NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a resolution supporting a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) TH 4 detour agreement for CSAH 29 Tuesday. The state highway department requested the use of 12.73 miles of Brown County CSAH 29 as a detour for TH 4, from TH 4 to TH ...

Park & Rec Report


Red Cross Lifeguard Review is being offered to individuals needing to renew their certification. Classes will be held Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2. Please call the PR office at 359-8340 to register over the phone. The next class will be offered May 20 and 21. If you are interested in ...

Public Notices, March 26, 2017


PUBLISH (March 22, 26, 2017) State of Minnesota County of Brown Township of Cottonwood Seeking Quotes The Cottonwood Township Board is seeking quotes for supplying, crushing, loading and hauling 4000 yards (more or less) of crushed class 1 gravel. The gravel must meet DOT ...

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