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Cottonwood forecast to stay at major flood stage this week

Local News

NEW ULM — Despite large ice chunks and tree limbs in the river north and south of the Cottonwood Street bridge, the Cottonwood River flowed south under the bridge Monday morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service reported the river was observed at ...

Author: Mistakes vital to creativity

Local News

NEW ULM — Nancy Carlson, author and illustrator of 67 children’s books, told Jefferson Elementary students that mistakes are vital for growing creatively. “Number one - don’t erase,” Carlson told students. “Erasing is a mistake.” Carlson spoke to Jefferson Elementary students ...

Nicollet County P&Z OKs large solar project

Local News

]NICOLLET COUNTY — The Nicollet County Planning and Zoning Advisory Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit (CUP) application to establish a large, solar energy system between Courtland and Nicollet Monday. The action came on a motion by Rick Altmann, seconded by David ...

Three options mulled in Hermann Park hillside stabilization

Local News

NEW ULM — How many walls, and how long should they be? That is the top concern of the Hermann Heights Park hillside stabilization committee. Tuesday, Bolton & Menk presented the committee with 3D renderings of the three potential wall options for configuration in the park. The ...

Board cuts administrator candidates to four finalists

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners whittled down county administrator semifinalist candidates from nine to four finalists Monday morning. The unanimous action came on a motion by Commissioner Scott Windschitl, seconded by Commissioner Dean Simonsen to rescind an earlier motion and offer ...

Council may declare snow emergency

Local News

NEW ULM — With this winter’s snow starting to melt, the city council is expected to declare a state of emergency in New Ulm due to the condition resulting from the flooding event of spring 2019. The Nation Weather Service’s flood prediction is New Ulm will experience moderate to severe ...

Brown County DFL Annual Convention on March 23

Local News

NEW ULM — The Brown County DFL Party will hold its annual convention on Saturday, March 23, in the basement meeting room of the New Ulm Library. Registration will start at 9:40am and the convention will start at 10 am. The main order of business will be election of officers and planning for ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Sleepy Eye Police • Responded to a call about a fight at Sunrise Manor, 500 Remmele St. S.W. at 6:28 p.m. and 7:16 p.m. Sunday. Police said two pre-teen boys, about age 12 were involved. No damage, injuries or reports were done. McLeod County Sheriff’s Office • Observed garbage ...

Public notices

Legals

ebruary 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VE- RIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AF- FECTED BY THIS AC- TION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, ...

Cottonwood crests Sunday night

Local News

NEW ULM — The swollen Cottonwood River continued to inch its way higher on Cottonwood Street Sunday afternoon. A number of local citizens parked their vehicles behind Cottonwood Street barricades and walked towards the river to get a better view of the river west of the bridge. The National ...

Irish pride on parade

Local News

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall Terry Dempsey, left, and Irish Queen Janet Dempsey look like they’re having fun Sunday during the parade in downtown New Ulm. Staff photo by Fritz Busch

County board considers buying 14K sandbags

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider buying a pallet of sandbags for spring flooding on Tuesday, March 19. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts Brown County as having a greater than 50 percent change of major flooding on the Minnesota and Cottonwood River this spring. ...

Harren joins museum staff

Monday Business

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at the Brown County Historical Society to welcome Ryan Harren as the museum’s new curator! A 2011 graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato with a master’s degree in history, Ryan is from Rice, MN, and has ...

Dalton new owner of H&R Block

Monday Business

Kelly Dalton is the new owner of H&R Block in New Ulm, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by the offices at 1610 S Broadway to congratulate her! Kelly is not new to H&R Block. She worked there for 16 years before recently purchasing ...

United Prairie celebrates 100 years

Monday Business

MANKATO — United Prairie is celebrating 100 years of business in 2019. The original bank charter of what is now known as United Prairie Bank, started in the year 1919. United Prairie Bank is a family-owned, banking company headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota. The organization serves clients ...

Lori Opitz recognized by American Family Insurance

Monday Business

MADISON, Wis. — Lori Opitz doing business as Lori J Mickelson Agency,) an American Family Insurance agency owner in (New Ulm, MN), has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “An ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to a juvenile trouble call at 924 Center Street at 11:35 p.m. Saturday. A 15-year-old girl was cited for vape cigarette possession.

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2019) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VE- RIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AF- FECTED BY THIS AC- TION. NOTICE IS ...