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Weather gives Bavarian Blast a lift

Local News

NEW ULM — What a difference 30 degrees makes! Saturday’s Bavarian Blast Festival was a completely different climate from Friday with temperatures in the low 70s for most of the day. The festival board was nervous during the early morning hours. A thunderstorm was threatening to dampen ...

Gag honor presented to BCHS Museum

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Descendants of the Anton Gag family were in New Ulm on Saturday for the opening of a new exhibit ‘Art and Artists of Brown County: The Gag Family” at the Brown County Historical Society Museum. Norma (Dolly) Harms, whose late husband Gary was the grandson of local artist Anton Gag and the ...

Bavarian Blast

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Weiner dogs Daisy May (left) and Leo (Right) race to the finish line in the first heat of the afternoon. Below, Lisa Grathwohl of New Ulm holds the Dog Race champion, Leo. This is Leo’s fourth victory at the Bavarian Blast dog races. His family said the secret to his victory is lots of treats ...

Nielsen is Lions President

Communities

Lions President, Jean Nielsen, as well as 14 other New Ulm Lions, were installed onto the Lions Club of New Ulm Board of Directors. The annual Installation of Officers meeting was held on July 11,at New Ulm's Turner Hall. The Lions Club of New Ulm Board of Directors also includes 1st Vice ...

Park & Rec Report

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Monday Night Community Concert in German Park Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Entertainment by Teh Wendinger Band. Municipal Band Concerts are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on July 17 and July 24! July is National Park and Rec month! This year’s theme is Game On! We are challenging ...

A hot time at Bavarian Blast

Local News

NEW ULM — Bavarian Blast 2019 began Friday with a blast of heat, but the crowds turned out for fun anyway. Bavarian Blast began with performances from the Concord Singers, Squeezebox with Mollie B, Alpensterne and Bockfest Boys. The evening entertainment was Wild Angels and I am, He ...

Nelson details farm’s stray voltage journey

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BROWN COUNTY — Sleepy Eye dairy farmer Brian Nelson testified for several hours Friday in a Brown County District Court civil case in which he and his wife are suing the Brown County Rural Electrical Association (REA). The case alleges stray voltage issues for nearly a decade jeopardized ...

Area Church Services

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Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to a report of a fight at 1715 Broadway St. S. at 4:45 p.m. Thursday between two males. Neither man pressed charges. • Arrested a female on a warrant at 927 Spring St. N. at 12:55 p.m. Friday.

Pre-Blast party kicks off festival

Local News

NEW ULM—Pre-celebration for Bavarian Blast 2019 started Thursday evening with performances from Heide & the Good Ole Boys, Transit Authority: A Tribute to Chicago and Rumours & Dreams: The Music of Fleetwood Mac.  By 7 p.m. approximately 500 people had come through the festival ...

Ellison updates county DFL on AG office’s activities

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NEW ULM — As part of a three day tour of south central and southwest Minnesota, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison visited New Ulm and spoke at a Brown County Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) picnic at Hermann Heights Park Thursday. According to a press release from the state ...

Squeezebox, Mollie B happy to be back at Blast

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NEW ULM—Squeezebox with Mollie B is back in town for Bavarian Blast. Mollie B and Ted Lange first formed the group in late 2005 and began playing as Squeezebox and Mollie B in 2007.  The musical group has been a mainstay of the festival. Neither Lange and Mollie could remember how many ...

Nelsons continue testimony in stray voltage trial

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BROWN COUNTY — Rural Sleepy Eye dairy farmers Jill and Brian Nelson testified in a civil case alleging stray voltage issues caused them damages greater than $50,000 in Brown County District Court Wednesday. The Nelsons claim they suffered $297,840 in genetic sales losses alone from 2011 to ...

Getting ready for the Blast

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With good music, good food and crowds of people in lederhosen and dirndls, it looked like Bavarian Blast was already underway during the Pre=Blast concert Thursday night at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The real celebration gets underway today. Here is the schedule for Friday: FRIDAY, JULY ...

Fromm sentenced to 60 days in jail

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NEW ULM — A 39-year-old rural Sleepy Eye man accused of abusing his children, was sentenced to 60 days in jail in Brown County District Court July 15. Andy J. Fromm, 24262 340th Avenue, Sleepy Eye, was convicted of gross misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child and misdemeanor domestic ...

United Prairie supports FFA students

Agribusiness

NEW ULM — United Prairie Bank in New Ulm has partnered with the New Ulm High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) in support of their fundraising efforts. Those funds raised paid off when four FFA students were awarded with $500 scholarships. For the past couple of school ...

MDA reminds produce growers of news safety inspections

Agribusiness

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding Minnesota produce growers of new on-farm inspections that are required under the Produce Safety Rule which is part of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The MDA's Produce Safety Program began inspecting ...

Night of One Acts

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Submitted photo Pictured above are “The Mighty Roving Pan-Galactic Art Players,” just part of the fun At the “Night Of One-Acts” this Friday and Saturday at 7and Sunday at 3 at the Grand Kabrat, 210 N. Minnesota, in New Ulm. Admission is $7, $5 for students and Seniors. Come see Julie ...