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Annexstad crowned Princesss Kay

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Emily Annexstad, a 19-year-old college student from St. Peter, representing Nicollet County, was crowned the 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Aug. 23. Annexstad will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for ...

Farm Bureau donates to New Ulm FFA

Submitted photo Brown County Farm Bureau along with Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation and Schwartz Farms Inc. donated $350.00 to each FFA Chapter in the county - New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield. The money will be used for Agriculture Education purposes. Accepting the donation for New Ulm ...

Marilyn Lieske remembered as teacher, volunteer

NEW ULM — District 88 faculty at Jefferson Elementary School dedicated a memorial Wednesday to long-time volunteer Marilyn Jane Lieske. Lieske died on May 10, 2017. Her 84th birthday would have been last Saturday. Lieske will be remembered with a memorial bench at the entrance of ...

Case against Fr. Wagner suspended

NEW ULM — An investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Fr. Sam Wagner, a priest of the Diocese of New Ulm, has resulted in no charges being filed and the case against him suspended. A statement from the New Ulm Police Department on Friday said the investigation began in January when it ...

LaBatte seeks to dispel myths

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society’s week-long commemoration of the U.S.Dakota War of 1862 continued Wednesday with a presentation from independent author and historian John LaBatte. LaBatte spoke at the Brown County Historical Society Annex on the relations between the white ...

Hot Topics: ‘Immigration and Economic Development’

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Chamber will host a Hot Topics Lunch on Thursday, Aug. 31, on the topic of Immigration and Economic Development. It is presented by Bill Blazar, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Business Development. The lunch will be at ...

State Patrol: Sellners wore seatbelts

SLEEPY EYE — The Minnesota State Patrol said Wednesday that the two Sleepy Eye men involved in a fatal two-vehicle crash Aug. 21 were wearing seatbelts. State trooper Sgt. Troy Christianson told The Journal that Philip P. Sellner, 61, and Joseph H. Sellner, 60, were wearing seatbelts when ...

Two new members join Heart of New Ulm Leadership Team

Jeff Dittrich, broker/owner at Century 21 Koeckeritz Realty and Dr. Nathan Groebner, a radiologist at New Ulm Medical Center, recently joined the The Heart of New Ulm Project’s Community Leadership Team. They join 10 other community members on the team along with staff facilitators Jennifer ...

New Ulm man sets world record

NEW ULM — A week ago, as Brown County residents prepared for the demolition derby at the Brown County Fair, another loud car competition was taking place in the New Ulm area with world record results. A dB Drag Racing competition was held at Mike Kral Construction. The dB Drag Racing is a ...

State Patrol identifies crash victim

SLEEPY EYE — The Minnesota State Patrol identified the 60-year-old man who died in a crash on State Highway 4 in Home Township, north of Sleepy Eye, at 2:16 p.m. Monday. Joseph H. Sellner, 60, Sleepy Eye, died of injuries received in a crash involving a 1997 Chevy pickup driven by Philip P. ...

New Ulm will have charging station

NEW ULM — Electric vehicles could become more common in New Ulm with the installation of a charging station. During Tuesday’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) meeting, the commission issued a purchase order for electric vehicle (EV) charging station equipment. Assistant Utilities ...

Bird’s eye view

David Lehman installs bird deterrent netting on the south side of the Brown County Courthouse roof Tuesday.

Commissioners hear FlexVoice presentation

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved creating an ad-hoc committee to further research county options to provide phone service to county buildings Tuesday. A New Ulm Telecom FlexVoice presentation by Mike Furth included options that would save the county money compared ...

Hard to eclipse an eclipse

NEW ULM — Local viewers were able to see early parts of the solar eclipse late Monday morning. The New Ulm Wellness Collective, 15 S. Minnesota St., provided viewers with ISO certified solar eclipse glasses, folding chairs and 60’s music on a newly-paved area behind the business. Viewers ...

Man dies in accident

SLEEPY EYE — An unidentified 60-year-old man died in an accident reported at 2:16 p.m. Monday at Milepost 70 on Highway 4, Home Township, Brown County, said the State Patrol. Two vehicles were involved: a 1997 Chevy pickup driven by Philip Patrick Sellner, 61, of Sleepy Eye, and a 2016 Hino ...

‘Attack on New Ulm: One Painting, Many Perspectives’

Quick Facts Exhibit: “Attack on New Ulm: One Painting, Many Perspectives” Date: Sept. 16, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018 Art Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Place: James J. Hill House Art Gallery, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul Cost: Free ST. PAUL — A new exhibit featuring ...

SE man faces felony criminal vehicular operation charges

NEW ULM — An 18-year-old Sleepy Eye resident faces two counts of felony criminal vehicular operation-substantial bodily harm and three other charges in Brown County District Court after traveling through the roundabout and hitting a light pole on Highway 14 west of New Ulm May 4. Kyle J. ...

Local storm damage

A large tree limb falls and blocks a good share of North Washington Street, just north of the Fifth North Street intersection early Monday night.

History buffs learn ‘more on Dakota War’

NEW ULM — This week the Brown County Historical Society is commemorating the anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 with a series of lunch-time programs. Tuesday afternoon the Historical Society Annex hosted author and historian Curtis Dahlin. Dahlin spoke about his latest book titled ...

Theatre Troupe visits Wanda Gag House

NEW ULM — An award-winning Twin Cities theatre troupe working on a play inspired by the life of Wanda Gag visited the Wanda Gag House Sunday. Sandbox Theatre, named City Pages’ Best Theatre Troup 2017, is an experimental theater company based in Minneapolis. They will present “In The ...

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