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‘Worst Band Ever’ fails to live ‘down’ to name

The Worst Band Ever played the German Park ampitheater Monday night. That’s not an critique of their music. They actually call themselves “The Worst Band Ever.” This extremely self-deprecating band played a combination of blue grass and folk music for the gathered crowds. The band ...

City to buy land to help DLC

NEW ULM — On Tuesday, the New Ulm City Council will consider executing an agreement with the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) for a lot purchase in the Airport Industrial Park. The lot would then be sold to DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication. DLC has outgrown its facility ...

Sleepy Eye School Board holds retreat

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education discussed the 2017-18 school year and the future at a board retreat at Superintendent John Cselovzski's home July 16. "This was an historic year, with all the teams in state competition," Cselovszki said. "Congratulations on the great effort. ...

Homeless man faces drug charges

Allegedly had .11 grams of meth near park NEW ULM — A 19-year-old homeless man, Austin D. O’Hearn, faces charges of felony third-degree drug possession charge-methamphetamine in a school/park zone and gross misdemeanor fifth-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana, in ...

MPCA fines Arlington company $30K

ST. PAUL —Scott Equipment Co. of Arlington recently pad the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) a $30,000 penalty as part of an agreement to bring the company into compliance with environmental laws. The company makes processing equipment and provides other services for agricultural ...

Many drawn to Harkin Store

NEW ULM — Several families on history tours came to the New Ulm area Sunday due in part to the Wilder Pageant in Walnut Grove. The Harkin Store experienced a rush of families in the afternoon for their special programing, which was dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Harkin Store was ...

Madelia moves Park Days downtown

MADELIA — Downtown Madelia was packed with crowds of people for 2018 Park Days. The fun started with a 5K run/walk early morning. After the run, folks gathered on Main Street for the Rivers Edge Art & More Fair. Both sides of the street were filled with vendor tables selling a variety ...

Sons of Norway meeting to focus on Lindbergh

WINDOM — The Sons of Norway Stavanger Lodge will host their next monthly meeting on Thursday, July 19, at the Cottonwood County Historical Society Museum, 812 4th Ave, Windom. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The program for the evening will be “Charles Lindbergh: Triumph, Tragedy and ...

WWI Exhibit receives national honor

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) received a significant honor Friday. The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announced BCHS will receive the Award of Merit for its “Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and WWI” exhibit. BCHS opened its exhibit to ...

Madelia Park Days

MADELIA — The 43rd Madelia Park Days Celebration kicked of Friday with a Grand Parade down Main St. and Benzel Ave. There were 60 entries in this year’s lineup. It took over an hour for the parade to pass by the spectators. There was concern early in the day the Grand Parade would need ...

Exhibit opens

Art lover Franz Kitzberger looks over some of the artwork in the “Friends of the Grand” opening exhibit Friday evening at the Grand Center for Arts & Culture.The work “Lion” by Kathrina Decker dominates the wall in front of him. The exhibit is open through Aug. 3.

High-water angling

Despite unusually high water levels, a man fishes the Minnesota River at the Riverside Park access July 12.

Dist. 88 board discusses standards-based grading

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education discussed standards-based grading with district principals at a study session July 12. Jefferson Elementary School Principal Adam Kluver said under standards-based grading, which is being implemented, students are not punished for a slow start ...

Members of The Grand show off their talent

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts & Culture is going to let its members in on the fun for the next 4 Pillars Gallery Show. The member art show opens to the public at 7 p.m. July 13, and will feature the works of art created by Grand members. Anne Makepeace said a similar show was ...

Digging in the dirt

Earthmoving continues on the New Ulm Gateway (Highway 14/15) project on the Minnesota River Valley bluff east of New Ulm July 12.

Jury finds Lynd man guilty of prostitution

NEW ULM — A jury of nine men and three women deliberated for about eight minutes July 6 before finding a 70-year-old Lynd man guilty of felony prostitution with a minor believed to be age 16 to 18. Lawrence D. Depyper of Lynd was among eight suspects in a week-long undercover sex sting in ...

Students train to be FCCLA leaders

NEW ULM — Students from New Ulm Middle and High School attended the Minnesota Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Leadership camp at Bethel College from June 18-20. Centered around a theme of “FCCLA Incredibles” attendees worked to improve their leadership abilities ...

‘Nip’ Tanley marks 60 years at M.R. Paving

NEW ULM — Glen “Nip” Tanley is celebrating 60 years on the job with M.R. Paving/Wallner Construction. Nip started at the age of 18 and has done most jobs in the industry over time. He has seen many changes in equipment and processes during his tenure. His loyalty, reliability, and ...

Holstein Twilight Meeting to be held at Schroeder farm July 19

COURTLAND — The Brown and Nicollet County Holstein Associations will jointly sponsor a Twilight Meeting at Schroeder Holsteins, rural Courtland, on Thursday, July 19. The evening will include farm tours, a judging contest, an appearance by Princess Kay Emily Annexstad, cheese and crackers, ...

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