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Grand opening at Sleepy Eye Events Center

Sandra Lee of Sandra Lee (Zarn) & The Velvets sang at the Sleepy Eye Event Center grand opening Saturday night. Dancers included Marlo, left, and Elaine Lindstrom of San Marcos, Calif. Elaine is originally from Westbrook where the couple spends the summer and fall.

‘Happy Trails’ to you

The Harkin Store, musician “Lonesome” Ron Affolter of Mankato, second from left, and his friends, from left, Al Jensen, Heron Lake, Bruce Boldt, Windom, and Nancy Jensen, Heron Lake, bid farewell and “happy trails” to the season with folk, country and bluegrass music Sunday afternoon.

Board considers detox contract

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider the Brown County Evaluation Center, Inc. (detox division) 2018 contract Oct. 24. The contract calls for a 2018 daily patient rate of $411. The 201 rate was $375 a day. An $88 per recipient daily discount remains the same. Brown County usage ...

ScaritageFest opens

ScaritageFest offered terrifying ghouls, winding hallways and spooky, dark corners at the State Street Theater Saturday night. The haunted school and haunted door maze continues next weekend, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28 and on Halloween, Oct. 31. Above, a family encounters a wicked witch in ...

St. Olaf professor chronicles Sallet, Dakota Free Press

NEW ULM — A St. Olaf College professor of German presented the legacy of journalist Richard Sallet at the German-Bohemian Heritage Society Fall Meeting at the New Ulm Country Club Saturday night. LaVern Rippley, who specializes in the study of those who transferred from the German-speaking ...

NU woman faces felony assault charges

NEW ULM — A 27-year-old New Ulm woman was charged with felony second-degree assault, two counts of felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer and felony domestic assault in Brown County District Court Friday. Anna R. Kuehl, 708 S. Payne St., New Ulm, was also charged with gross ...

Fire damages Christensen Farms barn

Area Fire Departments responded to a hog barn fire two miles northwest of Sleepy Eye at a Christensen Farm’s site. The call came in at 10:54 a.m. By 11:30 a.m. a smoke plume was visible from Highway 14. Fire crews from Sleepy Eye and Comfrey were on the scene fighting the fire. The cause of ...

Breast Cancer Awareness

United Prairie Bank team shows their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month Friday by releasing pink and white balloons in memory of those who have lost their battle with breast cancer and to “show support to those currently fighting a courageous battle,” the bank said. “For the fourth ...

Editor’s Mailbag

‘Hunor for Heroes’ tour coming to New Ulm NEW ULM — The “Humor For Heroes” Tour, a Rat Pack style comedy tour that is doing a 30 dates in 30 days fundraiser across the entire state, is coming to New Ulm today. The show will be held at the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post, 13 ...

Shoe Sensation to hold Grand Opening

NEW ULM — Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoes stores, is holding its grand opening and ribbon cutting in New Ulm on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. The first 100 customers will receive a free gift courtesy of Shoe Sensation. Customers will also able to register to win a free pair of ...

Pumpkin painters

Parents brought their children to the New Ulm Community Market & Cooperative Thursday evening to spend some of the Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) weekend celebrating the season by painting pumpkins.

Tax credits approved for apartments in former school

NEW ULM — One of the first steps to alleviating New Ulm’s housing shortage is moving forward now. Tax credits for the State Street Apartments, currently being developed by the Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC), were approved Thursday. “It was great news to get the final ...

‘New’ city job: whys and hows

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) has decided to keep coordinator Brian Tohal on full time for 2018, but the future of Economic Development in New Ulm is still in limbo. Last month, the City of New Ulm cut funding to the NUEDC. The city had been contributing ...

Speaker addresses teachers

Keynote speaker Paul Koelpin addressed a crowd of teachers in the Martin Luther College Auditorium about Luther and education Thursday morning as part of the first day of the Minnesota District Teachers Conference.

New director at ISD 88 Foundation

NEW ULM — A new executive director was brought onboard of the ISD 88 Foundation at the beginning of October. Kim RockVam officially began Oct. 2. She has years of experience in non-profit work as well as graphic design. “I was excited and then nervous, but I do not need to be nervous ...

Calling all artists

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture is seeking artists’ submissions for its annual juried art show. The Grand is calling for art submissions to the ninth annual Artscape Juried Art Show. Artists can submit art Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at ...

Honor Flight on TV

NEW ULM — KARE 11, the NBC affiliate for the Twin Cities will air at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, a featured story about the recent Honor Flight which carried nearly 90 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington, D.C. Four New Ulm WWII Veterans made the trip: Carl Martens, Richard ...

River reflections

The river level is high and the waters are moving rapidly, but that didn’t dim the natural beauty of a balmy fall day Tuesday. This photo was taken at the Riverside Park boat access.

Woman faces arson, assault charges

NEW ULM — A 37-year-old New Ulm woman found walking in a nearby alley by police clearing the scene of an apartment fire Sunday night was charged with felony first-degree arson, felony fourth-degree assault and gross misdemeanor obstructing legal process for interfering with a peace officer in ...

Council tables matter of safety equipment for crossing

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council Tuesday tabled a grant application that would lead to installing safety equipment for pedestrians crossing Broadway. This is the second time the council has tabled it, but for a new reason. The council is waiting to hear about state grants that could fund ...

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