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Hermann turns purple

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Hermann the German took on a subtle purple tint Wednesday night. The violet light was set to honor the New Ulm High School Class of 2020 which graduates this Friday.

Up, up and away…

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NEW ULM — The St. Paul’s Lutheran kindergarten class walked the red carpet Wednesday to commemorate moving up to first grade. In past years, the ceremony was held inside the school with all the students, but COVID-19 forced kindergarten teachers Beth Wolf and Sarah Spike to get creative. ...

Plan to reopen downtown finalized

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NEW ULM — City officials and downtown business owners finalized a plan for reopening bars and restaurants downtown by temporarily closing parts of Minnesota Street. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz has allowed restaurants and bars to open with outside seating and a 50-patron ...

No Bavarian Blast

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NEW ULM — Bavarian Blast 2020 has officially been canceled. The Board of Directors of Bavarian Blast decided to postpone the annual festival during a meeting Tuesday. In a press release, the board said “the safety and well-being of our volunteers, performers and customers come first. As ...

GFW school board OKs operating levy election

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GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board unanimously approved holding an operating levy election on Tuesday, Aug. 11 (Primary Election Day), at an electronic meeting Wednesday. The 10-year operating levy hike would be $1,406 per pupil unit. The levy hike would boost annual ...

Adopt a senior

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Adopt a Senior is a Facebook site spearheaded by Rebecca Fliszar, Melanie Bushard and Andrea Helget to help provide this year’s graduating seniors in New Ulm with a little extra acknowledgement. Parents are encouraged to post their senior’s photo on the page so others in the community ...

Courtland man faces eight charges

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SLEEPY EYE — A 27-year-old Courtland man faces eight charges in Brown County District Court after a May 22 incident in Sleepy Eye. Charges including burglary, assault on a peace officer, obstructing legal process, fleeing a peace officer, drug possession and sale and possession of drug ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police * Received a theft report at 100 Minnesota St. S. at 8:17 p.m. Thursday. A Weber charcoal grill estimated at $84 was stolen sometime after 8:20 p.m. Monday from the back porch of the residence.

Public notices

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PUBLISH (May 28, 2020) BROWN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Brown County Planning Commission, in and for the County of Brown, will conduct certain public hearings as follows: 9:00 AM: Conditional Use Permit ...

Diplomas by appointment

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NEW ULM — New Ulm High School Class of 2020 seniors began picking up diplomas Tuesday afternoon. The school administration set up an appointment window in which graduates could come to the school to receive a diploma and take graduation pictures with immediate family. Students would come ...

Free Heartland bus rides continue to July 1

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Federal funds cover costs By Fritz Busch Staff Writer BROWN COUNTY —Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a request to continue free Heartland Express bus rides until July 1 Tuesday. Action came on a motion by Commissioner Dean Simonsen, seconded by Commissioner Tony Berg ...

Deferred payment planned for unpaid utilities

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC) authorized filing a proposed deferred payment plan for unpaid utility bills which won’t be disconnected under COVID-19 peacetime emergency rules. In March, the PUC authorized New Ulm Public Utilities (NUPU) to waive the penalties and ...

Level 3 sex offender moves to NU

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Police released information Tuesday of a Level 3 Sex Offender who moved to the 1300 block of North Broadway May 18. Travis J. Stancer, 44, was described as five feet, eight inches, 200 pounds, medium complexion, green eyes, brown hair with a lean build. According to the ...

NU woman says hitchhiker left meth in her truck

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NEW ULM — A 27-year-old New Ulm — who claims hitchhikers she picked up near Nicollet left a methamphetamine pipe in her truck — faces two drug charges in Brown County District Court. Charges of storing methamphetamine paraphernalia (a felony) and child endangerment (a gross misdemeanor ...

All city, county incumbents have filed for reelection

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NEW ULM — All three City Council incumbents have filed for the 2020 election. The filing period for the 2020 election opened on Tuesday, May 19, and will remain open through Tuesday, June 2. New Ulm has three council seats up for election in 2020: the councilor-at-large, First Ward and ...

Hagedorn introduces bill to aid livestock industries

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WASHINGTON – First District Rep. Jim Hagedorn, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, on Tuesday introduced legislation titled the “Livestock Producer Assistance for COVID-19 Damages Act.” Hagedorn’s bill expands the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Springfield Police * Received a scam/fraud report at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday from a 23-year-old Springfield man. A South African woman asked him for $200 after he send her some photographs. The man did not send the woman any money.

New Ulm to host cruise to honor graduating high school seniors

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NEW ULM — Lamplighter Restaurant and Lounge, with assistance from the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a 2020 Senior Cruise: Unity in the Community. The cruise is an effort to honor the senior graduating class from all public/private schools in New Ulm. The cruise will take ...

Nici Peper Virtual Live at the Grand

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NEW ULM — The Grand Kabaret will hold a virtual live performance on Friday, May 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring Nici Peper with Kit Kildahl. Nici Peper is an Americana singer-songwriter based based in the Minnesota/ Wisconsin region. This event will be streaming live from The Grand’s ...

‘Freedom Isn’t Free’

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Battery cannon fire echoed three times through the hazy Minnesota River Valley during Monday’s Memorial Day observance. New Ulm High School 2020 honor graduate Jordan Petersen, the grandson of Korean War and U.S. Navy Veteran Elroy R. Wagner, gave the Memorial Day ...