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City Council decides dogs must be leashed

NEW ULM — Dogs must be leashed in public spaces. The City Council unanimously approved an amended ordinance requiring leashes for dogs through New Ulm, excluding private property and designated parks. Since 2004, the law has required animals be on a leash only while on the recreational ...

County OKs ditch benefits

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved redetermination of benefits for County Ditches 71, 11 and 68, Jan. 16. The resolutions followed several hours of testimony and discussion on a variety of related topics by affected landowners in Cottonwood, Sigel, Lake Hanska and ...

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Life Living speaker provides unique perspective

NEW ULM — Author and English/humanities teacher from South Central College Kristin Crone-Mills spoke at the Community Center Monday night as part of this year’s Life Living Series. This year’s series theme is “The Challenge of Children” and Crone-Mills has written three young adult ...

City Council to view leash rules

NEW ULM — Pet regulations could figuratively and literally be put on a short leash after tonight’s city council meeting. The council is expected to make a recommendation to the city attorney regarding amending the ordinance requiring leashes for dogs and cats within New Ulm. In 2004, ...

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Sun dog

Nate Scharf of New Ulm captured this photo of “sun dog” from the Kwik Trip parking lot at about 9:40 a.m. Monday. A sun dog is a rainbow-like circle around the sun in the winter sky created by light refracting through frozen ice crystals in the air.

Dist. 84 Board to hear presentations

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education will hear presentations on personalized learning and on daycare from St. James Community Education Director Sue Harris Jan. 17. The board will also act on a $500 donation/grant from the CHS Foundation for the benefit of the Industrial ...

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The Lafayette Lions Club presented Delsin Zamzow (center) with a $1,000 check to help renovate his home after a serious dirt-biking accident severely limited his mobility.

Lafayette comes together

LAFAYETTE — The town of Lafayette came together Sunday to support one of their own as he adapts to a life in a wheel chair. After falling off his dirt bike last spring, Delsin Zamzow become a quadriplegic. On Sunday, the Lafayette Area Lions Club used their annual Dad’s Belgian Waffle ...

A roomful of quilters worked on their projects in the St. George Parish Center on Saturday during the Sewing for Sight quilt fundraiser.

Quilt show raises funds for vision clinic in Guatemala

ST. GEORGE — Around 250 quilts were on display Saturday in the St. George Parish during the Sewing for Sight fundraiser. The annual event is part of an effort to raise money for The Foundation for Saving Sight which works to provide eye care to the people of San Lucas-Toliman, ...

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Cindy Winters with the Downtown Action Group spoke on her teams progress in improving the downtown Minnesota Street business district. Early efforts focused on parking issues and sidewalk additions.

Community Visioning groups report on progress

NEW ULM — Over 50 people listened to an update on the New Ulm Community Visioning 2020 efforts at the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce’s Hot Topic Lunch Friday afternoon. A year ago, around 100 people representing the New Ulm area discussed community issues and prioritized projects as ...

Cathedral High School seniors Nathan Hauser and Becca Schwarz were chosen as this year’s AAA Award winners from Cathedral High School. The AAA Award, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, is given to one male student and one female student who excel in the areas of Arts, Academic, and Athletics. Nathan’s high school activities have included PSEO and CIS classes, band, robotics, football, basketball, and baseball. Becca’s high school activities have included PSEO and CIS classes, Knowledge Bowl, band, volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Cathedral AAA Award winners

Cathedral High School seniors Nathan Hauser and Becca Schwarz were chosen as this year’s AAA Award winners from Cathedral High School. The AAA Award, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, is given to one male student and one female student who excel in the areas of Arts, ...

County Board to hold ditch benefit hearings

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will hold redetermination of benefits (ROB) public hearings for County Ditches 71, 11 and 68. The board meeting begins in the courthouse commissioner’s room at 9 a.m., Jan. 16. The ditch hearings will begin at 11 a.m.. The Drainage Authority will ...

Sister Cities seeking Hans Joohs applicants

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the year 2018 Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program. The recipient of this award will live up to 12 weeks in or near the City of Ulm, Germany. The New Ulm Sister Cities Commission will provide ...

Deutcher Sprachklub to meet Jan. 21

The New Ulm Deutscher Sprachklub will meet on Jan. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Martin Luther Collegeroom adjacent to the cafeteria for a Christmas get together. The college will serve in the cafeteria from noon until 1 p.m. All are welcome. Any level of German speaking ability is ...

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The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Snap Fitness into its new location with a special ribbon cutting.

Snap Fitness relocates

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Snap Fitness into its new location with a special ribbon cutting. Snap Fitness relocated to 319 N. Front St. Dec. 11, 2017. The 24-hour gym was previously located near Wal-mart in the current location of Shoe ...

Missing Sleepy Eye man found

SLEEPY EYE — A 70-year-old Sleepy Eye man reported missing since Dec. 15 was found safe Jan. 9, according to an immediate family member. Grant Friton was reported missing and last seen at the Sioux Falls, S.D. Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He was driving an early 2000 maroon Ford ...

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Voice of Democracy essay winners at MVL

Four students were chosen as winners from Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in the Voice of Democracy essay contest, sponsored by the VFW. Pictured left to right are, junior Lexi Fischer of Courtland, freshman Morgan Glowicki of Jordan, junior Joseph Roemhildt of Mankato, and senior Isaiah ...

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Left to right, front, Becca, ARS Coordinator Karrie Borchert, Phyllis Gag with MRCI, Alie, Tammy; back, Madeline Cacciatore with ARS, Linda Leger with MRCI, Shirley Krengel with MRCI, and John.

MRCI donates to ARS

NEW ULM — MRCI Bargains made a $1,000 donation to Adaptive Recreational Services Thursday night. ARS is a non-profit organization that hosts events and projects for people with disabilities. ARS meets on average four times a week, typically at the Community Center. ARS has been part of New ...

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Wild Bunch Board members and coaches receive a $1,000 donation from MRCI. Left to right, Bryce Boelter, Darren Gregg, Patt Woratschka, Calvin Carlson, Mary Nachreiner, Tracey Zeig and Charles Guggisberg with MRCI

MRCI donates to Wild Bunch

NEW ULM — MRCI donated a $1,000 check to the Wild Bunch Special Olympics Thursday evening. The donations will be used to support Special Olympics athletes through the purchase of equipment, practice space and travel expenditures. The athletes compete in basketball, softball, bowling and ...

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Curtis Karpen donates blood at Vogel Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

Calling all blood donors

NEW ULM — Vogel Fieldhouse was full of generous volunteers Wednesday afternoon. The Red Cross reported a good turnout for the first day of the blood drive. Many of those donating blood were regulars. Curtis Karpen came in early to donate double-reds. Karpen has been donating blood since his ...

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