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The Hungry Hungry Hippo inflatable was new to this year’s Winter Blast Day of Play held Monday at Vogel Fieldhouse. Four kids are tied into a life-size Hungry Hungry Hippo game and compete to collect the most foam balls.
Staff photos by Clay Schuldt

Winter Blast

Local News

NEW ULM — Hundreds of children took part in the Park and Recreation’s Winter Blast celebration Monday at Vogel Fieldhouse. The event was free to the public and featured seven inflatables. The inflatables included classics such as the bounce castle, National Guard obstacle course and ...

First ever Bus Driver Appreciation Day Wednesday

Local News

NEW ULM — Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Minnesota’s first ever Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Wednesday, Feb. 22, is the day to show appreciation to the drivers who transport children to and from school and activities every day. “The drivers, they do need to be recognized because they ...

Golf cart request returns

Local News

NEW ULM — The City Council has been asked reconsider the use of golf carts within the city limits. The council received a request to allowing golf carts in 2009, but voted it down. Both the 2009 and 2017 requests were submitted by Dennis Born. In 2009, a sub-committee was formed to look ...

Winter Dairy Workshop in New Ulm Thursday

Local News

NEW ULM — Minnesota Dairy Initiative is providing an educational Winter Dairy Workshop for dairy farmers and industry professionals on Thursday, Feb. 23 in New Ulm, at Turner Hall. Attendees will be able to learn about “Preparing for the Next $12 Milk” and “Forage Planning for the Whole ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

FAILURE TO STOP AT STOP SIGNS OR STOP LINES AT ENTRANCE TO THROUGH HIGHWAY Douglas G. Ibberson, 110 Hanson St., Evan, $135; Austin G. Axford, Tracy, $135; SPEEDING Tyler J. Bryantt, Souris, S.D., 47/30, $145; Stephanie A. Grossmann, 48/30, $145; Angela J. Flandrick, 412 3rd Ave. W., ...

Madelia manslaughter hearing Tuesday

Local News

WATONWAN COUNTY—David Allen Pettersen, 65, of rural Madelia, will appear in Watonwan County Court Tuesday, for a preliminary hearing on the charge of second-degree manslaughter resulting in the death of Nicholas T. Embertson, 19, of Madelia. According to a criminal complaint by Watonwan ...

Vasquez murder trial resumes

Local News

NEW ULM — The murder trial of Miguel A. Vasquez resumes Tuesday morning at the Brown County Courthouse. Vasquez stands accused of the first-degree murder and dismemberment of his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Amber Lechuga, and burning her remains in a vehicle fire 3 miles south of Sleepy Eye on ...

Pictured, left to right, front row, Fadhil Orbandi, Nick Schultz, Emma Maudal and Dan Lindquist; back row, Maggie Bourn, Abigail Allen, Mackenzie Larson and Rachel Dauer

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Speech students place at Mankato West Invitational

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MANKATO — The New Ulm High School Speech Team competed at the Mankato West ‘Scarlet’ Speech Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 18, against 14 area schools. Nick Schultz took 3rd place in Humorous, and Abigail Allen took 4th place in Creative Expression. Mackenzie Larson earned a red ribbon in ...

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Business & Professional

Monday Business

Paul receives accredited portfolio management advisor designation NEW ULM — Dennis Paul, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in New Ulm, recently received the Accredited Portfolio Management AdvisorSM (APMA®) designation from the College of Financial Planning. Individuals ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Renville County Sheriff A vehicle crashed into the guardrail on Renville Co Rd 2 in Beaver Falls County Park which is approximately 2 miles northwest of Morton in Beaver Falls Township Feb. 18, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office reports. The accident was reported at approximately 3:32 ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka prepares to lead a historic themed hike through Flandrau State Park. The tour explores the history of the make-work programs that built the park in the 30s and 40s.

Hiking through Flandrau’s history

Local News

NEW ULM — Scott Kudelka led a history hike through Flandrau State Park Saturday morning. Kudelka told the story of the work programs responsible for constructing the buildings in Flandrau during the Depression. The hike through the park was originally intended as a snow shoe hike, but with ...

Commissioners to consider landfill contract

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider a two-year contract Tuesday with Ron’s Recycling of Walnut Grove to collect e-waste and white goods at the Brown County Landfill. Brown County offered residents e-waste and white goods recycling services since 2012, working that entire ...

Local DFL meet-ups start Feb. 25

Local News

NEW ULM — The Brown County DFL will hold monthly meet-ups for any local progressives to come together and informally discuss current issues. The first of these monthly get togethers will be at Lola’s in New Ulm at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Meet-ups first took shape during the 2004 ...

Park & Rec Report

Local News

Day of Play: Winterblast: TOMORROW Feb. 20 from 12:30-5 p.m. Inflatables, gym games, arts and crafts and other fun activities from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Open Swim offered from 1-5 p.m. FREE admission. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Days of Play are sponsored by ...

Staff photos by Clay Schuldt
Marley Schauer (right) and Vivian Schauer (left) pull chunks of ice out the German Park fountain Friday afternoon. With temperatures in the mid 60s neither girl felt the need to wear a coat and the ice seemed like a novelty.

Record high temp recorded Friday

Local News

NEW ULM — On Feb. 17, 1981 a record high temperature of 63 degrees was set in New Ulm. This record was broken Friday. By 1 p.m. thermometers across New Ulm recorder temperatures ranging from 62 degrees to 65 degrees. A high of 64 was reported at the New Ulm Municipal Airport, and the weather ...

Fort Ridgely golf course capital campaign tops $26,000

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FAIRFAX — City Administrator Marcia Seibert-Volz told the Fairfax City Council Tuesday that the City of Fairfax has received $26,425 in pledges for the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course capital campaign. The campaign was created in an effort to raise $100,000 for golf course maintenance ...

Sunday’s Wine Dinner fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life team

Local News

NEW ULM — Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the 10th annual Wine Dinner fundraiser for the Brown County Relay For Life. Sunday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the New Ulm Country Club guests will have a chance to sample wines paired with a four course meal, a raffle and a live ...

Boy Scouts from New Ulm Boy Scout Troop 25 (now sponsored by the New Ulm Optimist Club) were at the Norseland Scout Camp Saturday, Feb. 4 at the annual Klondike Derby. Pictured are scouts from the troop preparing for the race. In the sled is Jackson Holm. Others, from left, are Jacob Vogel, Bennet Carlson and Brandon Hoffmann.

Klondike Derby

Local News

Submitted photo Boy Scouts from New Ulm Boy Scout Troop 25 (now sponsored by the New Ulm Optimist Club) were at the Norseland Scout Camp Saturday, Feb. 4 at the annual Klondike Derby. Pictured are scouts from the troop preparing for the race. In the sled is Jackson Holm. Others, from left, ...

Public Notices, Feb. 18, 2017

Legals

PUBLISH (February 18, 25, 2017) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 08-PR-17-93 In Re: Estate of David F. Schwartz, Decedent. NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL ...

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