Photo courtesy of the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club
The newest Service to Agriculture recipient, Michele Schroeder, seated, was joined by previous recipients of the Hub Club award Monday, November 13. Pictured, from left are Denny Schmidt, Kerry Hoffmann, Janine Enter, and Terry Dempsey. Not pictured: Ruth Klossner.

Michele Schroeder to receive Service to Ag Award

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Farm City Hub Club announceS that Michele Schroeder of rural Courtland is the 2018 recipient of the club’s Service to Agriculture Award. Five past award recipients informed Schroeder of the honor when they walked into her office at Upper Midwest Management Monday, Nov. ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
The carolers and actors in “Tannenbaum Tales,” to be performed Friday and Saturday Nov. 24 and 25 stand backstage in front of two Christmast trees. Pictured left to right, front row: Edwin Hendrickson, Aidan Hendrickson, Ivrin Hendrickson, Ivy Harrison, Jayda Schewe, Hailey Schewe, Elissa Ries and Isaac Schewe; back row: Emily Edel, Brenda Nielsen, John Bergstrand, Bonnie Lantz, Makaila Schewe, Aldean Hendrickson, Anita Prestidge, Nita Gilbert and Jenny Spurgin.

“Tannenbaum Tales” is SSTC’s holiday offering next weekend

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NEW ULM — Take a break from the start of the Christmas shopping season next Friday and Saturday and listen to some Christmas tales with State Street Theater Company (SSTC). This year, SSTC is putting on “Tannenbaum Tales,” an original collection of personal stories and family fun. ...

Community Friends Thanksgiving Dinner

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Community Friends will hold their 30th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 417 South Minnesota St. The dinner is open to anyone, especially those who might otherwise be alone on ...

Area Church Services


Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Minnesota State Patrol • Received a two-vehicle crash report with injuries at Highway 22 and Airport Road at 4:07 p.m. Wednesday. A 2001 Chevy Suburban driven by Tyler M. Tenney, 31, New Germany, was southbound on Highway 22 when a 2012 GMC Acadia driven by Leroy F. Penas, 81, Glencoe, ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey

Members of a panel of local stakeholders listen to questions posed by staff members of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office about the local impact of the opioid crisis. Pictured left to right, Dr. Jeffrey Rayl, Leah Lake, Marie Larsen and Jennifer Eckstein. Not pictured but present, Sheriff Rich Hoffman, Chris Swenson, Jolene Hanson and Klobuchar staffers Sarah Franz and Kyle Olson.

Panel addresses opioid epidemic

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NEW ULM — Two staffers from Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office stopped in New Ulm for a panel on opioid abuse in the area. Local stakeholders spoke to the staffers about their experiences with the opioid epidemic. Each talked on the state of opioid use in the area and challenges they face in ...

Play reading at Lind House

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NEW ULM — Social disease, euthanasia, incest, hypocrisy, arson, blackmail, adultery—sounds like the making of a present-day drama, but it isn’t. Henrik Ibsen wrote about these foibles of humans in his play, “Ghosts,” in 1881. The Play Reading Society will examine these sins of one ...

JV suspect faces threat charge

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NEW ULM — A Sleepy Eye Public School student under age 16 was charged with one count of making a threat, in a closed hearing in Brown County District Court Wednesday. The suspect was transported to court from the Prairie Lakes Detention Center in Willmar. The case stems from an incident ...

School district receives clean audit

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NEW ULM — The audit of District 88’s finances was presented to the Board of Education Thursday night. During a later-than-usual board meeting, the board received the presentation of a clean audit for the 2017 fiscal year. “A pretty clean audit again,” Craig Popenhagen with ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday stopped by My Eye Photography to celebrate the new business with a ribbon-cutting, with City Councilor Dave Christian (front, center right). Shamara Hornick (front, center left) opened the photography studio at 526 S. Minnesota St. in the Old Corner Store building a few months ago. She grew up in New Ulm and graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar with a degree in Professional Photography. She came back to New Ulm after college because, she says, she felt “this is my home.” She has been a full-time photographer for the past year, shooting on location, but is looking forward to having a studio for indoor photos, especially during the winter months.

Ribbon cutting at My Eye Photography

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NEW ULM—A ribbon-cutting event was held at My Eye Photography Thursday morning. Members of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee attended the event to welcome the new business. My Eye Photography was started by professional photographer Shamara Hornick. Hornick has ...

Sleepy Eye FFA holds Crop Show


The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show/Greenhand/Parents Night Program on Monday, November 13th. It was a chance for the families of FFA members to get together and recognize the efforts of the chapter�s members and parents, while announcing the winners of the 2017 FFA Crops ...

Honor Roll


Lafayette Charter School presentst its first quarter academic honor roll and perfect attendance list. A Honor Roll: Rachel Lund – 4th; Robert Lund – 5th; Isabelle Miller – 5th; Nicholes Turbes – 5th; Ava Natysin – 6th; Anna Peters – 6th; April Rose – 6th; Brooklyn Peterson – ...

School Lunch Menus


Lafayette Charter School Monday: Soft Shelled Taco, Corn, Veggie Sticks / Lettuce, Fruit Tuesday: Tater Tot Hot Dish, Bread, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Wednesday: Silly Fish Nuggets, Broccoli, Veggie Sticks / Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: NO SCHOOL Friday: NO SCHOOL St. Paul’s Lutheran ...

Editor’s Mailbag


Polar Express in Sleepy Eye SLEEPY EYE — THE Sleepy Eye Downtown District Committee is presenting Polar X-Press in Sleepy Eye every Saturday in December. The event will run from 2 to 7 p.m. beginning Dec. 2, in inside and outside downtownbuildings. There will be an Elves Workshop ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted.) SPEEDING Linda R. Radke, 651 Main St., Tracy, 74/55, $145; Gary W. Nelson, Sun Prairie, Wi., 69/55, $135; Justin J. Bertrand, 24293 CR 29, Sleepy Eye, 65/55, $125; Abigail W. Nora, 2201 N. Broadway, New Ulm, 40/30, $125; ...

New Ulm EDA faces economic development funding dilemma

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NEW ULM — The Economic Development Authority is facing a funding request dilemma. No official decision was made during Tuesday meetings, but the EDA Board learned that both the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) and the City of New Ulm were seeking funding for economic ...

Township Association gets county update

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SLEEPY EYE — Brown County commissioners, department heads and elected officials talked about some of the latest issues affecting rural residents at the Brown County Township Association fall meeting at the Sleepy Eye Servicemen's Club Wednesday. Commissioner Dennis Potter urged landowners ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

New Ulm Mayor Bob Beussman, left, reads a proclamation as part of celebrating the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) as Industry of the Year. At right is NUMC President Toby Freier.

NUMC honored as Industry of the Year

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber paid tribute to one of the community’s most important businesses Tuesday night: the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC). A special banquet dinner was held in honor of NUMC at the New Ulm Event Center. The NUMC is the first business to receive the New Ulm ...

Lockdown in Sleepy Eye school

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SLEEPY EYE — At 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, the Sleepy Eye Public School received a call from the Tactical Institute in Washington, D.C., that a potential threat was made on Twitter against a school and that the Twitter feed came from Sleepy Eye Public School, according to a press release from ...

SE City Council discusses Event Center underage drinking

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council discussed underage drinking issues at the new Event Center Tuesday. "I've heard there was quite a bit of underage drinking at one function," said Councilor Doug Pelzel. "I think it's important this doesn't happen." Councilor Nate Stevermer ...

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