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A ‘Wonderland’ of fall fashion

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NEW ULM — It was a “Wonderland” of Fashion at this year’s Modenschau Fall Fashion Show. This year’s autumn fashion show was held at Turner Hall and featured style from Gallery 512, Inspired, Bailey Creek Boutique and A to Zinnia Floral and Gifts. The show started at 6:30 p.m., ...

Farmers Union president takes swing at Washington

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BROWN COUNTY — Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish said the farm crisis is getting worse as time goes on. Speaking at the Brown County Farmers Union Convention at Searles Bar & Grill Thursday night, Wertish said farmers are getting a raw deal with loser commodity prices due ...

Shooting down homelessness

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COURTLAND — Area hunters gave their best shot at helping the homeless Thursday. A special fundraiser called “Shoot Down Homelessness” was held at the River Ridge Gun Club outside Courtland. Participants took part in a clay pigeon shooting contest to raise money for NUMAS Haus. NUMAS ...

Bicyclist struck at 4th North, Broadway

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A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of 4th North Street and Broadway Thursday afternoon. Anne Louise Koop, 62, of New Ulm, was riding a bike east bound on 4th North approaching Broadway. At the same time a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Delford Richard Kiecker, 87, of ...

Expect daytime lane/ramp closures on Highway 14 in Mankato next week

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MANKATO — While construction on Highway 14 from Lookout Drive in North Mankato to Highway 22 in Mankato is mostly complete, additional work on the shoulders will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week (Sept. 25-27). The work will be done under traffic with daytime lane and ramp ...

Sleepy Eye man faces six charges

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Juvenile alleges he ordered kids to punch each other BROWN COUNTY — Andy J. Fromm, 36, 24262 340th Avenue, Sleepy Eye, faces six counts in Brown County District Court including felony threats of violence. His daughter alleges he made her brother punch her in in the stomach and the ...

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Agribusiness

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach. The dam ...

Sioux Valley Gun Club donation

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Submitted Photo Sioux Valley Gun Club donated $15,000 to the City of New Ulm for improvements to the Trap and Skeet Range. Left to right: Dan Meinzer - Youth Coordinator, Dan Buechner – Treasurer, Jim Arndt – President, Tom Schmitz - Park and Recreation Director, Tom Glaser - Board ...

School Lunch Menus

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Lafayette Charter School Monday: Soft Shelled Taco, Corn, Vegetable Sticks/Lettuce, Fruit Tuesday: Tater Tot Hot Dish/Bread, Vegetable Sticks, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Wednesday: Silly Fish Nuggets, Broccoli, Vegetable Sticks/Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: Hamburger Soup & Bread, Green ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Low Vision gathering in New Ulm Sept. 24 NEW ULM — A Low Vision Resource Gathering will take place on Monday, Sept. 24, starting at 1 p.m. The location for the gathering is Ridgeway on 23rd, 720 23rd North in New Ulm. Featured as a guest speaker is Stacy Shamblott and Eric Nelson from the ...

Gawk at the gaggle of geese gathered

Local News

For a get-together on the ground A gaggle of grounded Canadian geese gathered in an empty lot across from the Skylline Terrace Apartments and next to the Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Residents in the area were able to get relatively close to the geese to take photographs. In all, ...

Apple Pies at River Bend ALC

Local News

Students and staff from River Bend ALC in New Ulm prepare apples and crust for their apple pie & apple crisp fundraiser. Apples are donated to the school, then the students do everything from cleaning the apples to making the crust from scratch. Pies and crisps are made, then frozen, so ...

Man opens fire at Wisconsin office, 3 hurt

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MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators. Middleton Police Chief Chuck ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (September 13 & 20, 2018) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No.: 08-PR-18-806 In Re: Estate of Gor- don J. Haack, De- cedent AMENDED NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON ...

NUACS homecoming court

Local News

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools 2018 Homecoming Court members are, from left, Josh Seidl, Kayla Adema, Ethan Kirchberg, Mary Herzog, David Berg, Karlie Gieseke, Zach Helget, and Heidi Hoffman. The coronation of the 2018 Cathedral High School Homecoming Royalty will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, ...

Board OKs 2.25% 2019 tax hike

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved establishing the proposed 2019 property tax levy of $13,357.696, a 2.25% increase over the total 2018 certified levy Tuesday. The 2019 budget includes two call-back items subject to further review by commissioners this fall—$24,000 ...

New Auburn man sentenced for 2017 roundabout crash

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Hit pole near roundabout NEW ULM — A 20-year-old New Auburn man was convicted of gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation in Brown County District Court Monday. Kyle J. Geisler, 8154 8th Avenue, New Auburn, was fined $3,406.23 including $2,346.23 in restitution. He was sentenced to ...

Sleepy Eye woman faces five charges

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3 counts of malicious punishment of a child BROWN COUNTY — A 32-year-old Sleepy Eye woman faces five felony aand gross misdemeanor counts and three counts of malicious punishment of a child in Brown County District Court. The charges were filed in Fifth Judicial District Court Tuesday ...

Off the Shelf: It’s a mystery

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A few years ago “Gone Girl” came out and shortly afterward every psychological suspense book had ‘girl’ in the title. And then each new psychological mystery had to have more twists than the next. It seemed like authors needed to jump on the same bandwagon and then top it in some ...

NUHS Class of 1949 reunion

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Photo by Denis Warta The 1949 class of New Ulm High School held a reunion for its 69th year at Turner Hall September 14. Pictured above left to right are: Back row: George Glotzbach, Herbert Schaper, Glenn Swanson, Kenneth Gleisner, Harley Vogel, Norman Bernholtz, Richard Niemann, Robert ...

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