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Workers lay down asphalt at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd Street North Thursday afternoon.

Asphalt poured on Broadway

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Workers lay down asphalt at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd Street North Thursday afternoon.

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Gov. Mark Dayton takes questions from reporters after participating in the first two rounds of a town hall meeting on water quality in Mankato Wednesday.

Dayton talks water quality

MANKATO — Despite wet conditions and threatening tornadoes, roughly 200 people showed up at Minnesota State University, Mankato, to discuss goals for improving water quality. Gov. Mark Dayton hosted the second of 10 townhall meetings across the state to discuss goals and challenges of ...

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Windom fisheries technician Luke Rossow (left) deposits a fish into the live well while Windom area supervisor Ryan Doorenbos (right) uses his net to snag another stunned fish out of the water.

Electrofishing helps measure water quality

MANKATO — Between buffer strips and invasive species, water quality in Minnesota is an issue that affects virtually every resident. But how does the state measure water quality? A shockingly simple answer is: electrofishing. “Electrofishing is a common method that we fisheries ...

Tornados spotted as storms sweep through

NICOLLET — A storm front swept across south central Minnesota on Wednesday night, bringing with it at least four tornadoes. The first of the tornadoes was spotted near Lake Crystal around 5 p.m., moving in a northern direction. Around the same time, another tornado touched down 3 miles ...

Schell’s Brewery is WCCO Viewers Choice for Best Brewery in Minnesota

NEW ULM — Schell’s Brewery is the WCCO Viewers Choice for Best Brewery in Minnesota, the CBS local station announced Wednesday night. Announcing the news, the station recapped milestones in Schell’s history and present-day business moves. “Being good neighbors to the people in and ...

NUACS nominates individuals for HOF

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) announced the 2017 inductees to its Hall of Fame. They are John Vetter (’66), distinguished achievement; Msgr. John Richter, his sister Pat O’Connor and niece Georgine Gansen, distinguished service; Elizabeth Kelly (’85) humanitarian; ...

New Ulm Mayor Robert Beussman (left) Gen. Rick Nash and others toured the future site of the new Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) Armory and Filed Maintenance Shop Tuesday.

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City Council, National Guard visit armory site

NEW ULM — Mayor Robert Beussman and the City Council took a field trip to the future site of the new Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) armory and field maintenance shop Tuesday. They were accompanied by Gen. Rick Nash and Rep. Paul Torkelson and Sen. Gary Dahms. Nash visited New Ulm to ...

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Santa in the Summer

Santa Claus tries to talk to two-year-old Owen Bratz as his dad Ryan holds him during the Sertoma Club’s Santa in the Summer fundraiser Tuesday at the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm. For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com. Staff photo by Steve Muscatello

County board OKs PFC study

NEW ULM — The Brown County Board of Commissioners approved a study and plan development by GEI Consultants at the Brown County Sanitary Landfill. After a dramatic decrease in the allowed concentration for perflourinated compounds (PFCs) by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), a ...

One person dies in accident in Gaylord

GAYLORD — One person died and another was injured in a three-vehicle collision Tuesday at 10:34 a.m. in Gaylord. A Toyota Camry was rear-ended by a Chevy Silverado when it was westbound and slowing to turn from Highway 19 onto 3rd Street Southeast. The impact spun the Camry into the ...

Military band concert coming up

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public High School will be occupied by the 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Concert Band this week. On Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. in the performing arts center of the high school, the concert band will perform for free. Afterward, members will go to the American ...

Pastor Jo Anne Taylor gives the opening speech during a vigil for the victims of an attack in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this week. The event was attended by over 60 people and had representation from several local churches. The aim of the vigil was to show solidarity and spread a message of peace.

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Vigil for victim

NEW ULM—A candlelight vigil was held Monday in response to a recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Va. The vigil took place in prayer garden of the First United Methodist Church just before dusk. Over 60 people attended, including representatives of First United Methodist, Our Savior’s ...

Park panel debates new Goosetown playground

NEW ULM — The Park and Recreation Commission discussed a request for a new playground in the southern Goosetown area. The request came from former commissioner Dennis Born. Born has long felt this section of town was underserved by a playground. The Goosetown area has two municipal parks, ...

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff including college summer interns conduct biological water monitoring on the Cottonwood River just north of the Cottonwood Street bridge Thursday, Aug.10.

MPCA staff finds 34 species of fish

NEW ULM — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff reported finding 34 species of fish as they surveyed about 500 yards of Cottonwood River on the south edge of town Thursday, Aug. 10. “Even with cloudy water, the river appears to be supporting a good variety of fish,” said MPCA ...

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Officer Sara Schlingmann speaks with Teresa Windschitl, Robert Trautloff, Silva Barnes, Ruby Kroll, Julie Rolloff and Phylis Nelson over a cup of coffee.

Coffee with Cops

NEW ULM — Highland Regency hosted a new program Monday morning called Coffee with Cops. New Ulm police visited the Highland Regency apartments for early morning coffee with the residents. Police Chief Myron Wieland, Commander David Borchert, Sgt. Dean Barstad, Sgt. Jeremy Reed, Cpl. Chip ...

Council to review Armory land with National Guard reps

NEW ULM — The City Council will hold an informal gathering with representatives of the Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) Tuesday. The group will meet at the 30-acre site of the future Armory and Field Maintenance Shop west of the Municipal Airport and south of Highway 14. The group ...

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Brandon Reinarts (left) and Lenny Booth (right) look on as Paul Burr (center) places his ball on the hole 18 green during the The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation’s Golf Scramble at the New Ulm Country Club Monday. The scramble attracted 34 teams to raise money  for the Heart of New Ulm project.

Golf scramble raising money for Heart of New Ulm

Brandon Reinarts (left) and Lenny Booth (right) look on as Paul Burr (center) places his ball on the hole 18 green during the The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation’s Golf Scramble at the New Ulm Country Club Monday. The scramble attracted 34 teams to raise money for the Heart of New Ulm project.

White nationalists: Charlottesville just a beginning

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emboldened and proclaiming victory after a bloody weekend in Virginia, white nationalists are planning more demonstrations to promote their agenda following the violence that left a woman dead and dozens injured. The University of Florida said white provocateur ...

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 The Gladiolus Society was able to fill an entire table with youth entries. Anyone under the age of 17 could enter the youth division. The youth still needed to follow the county fair theme. Many chose to incorporate toys in demo derby-themed exhibits.

Graceful gladioli gladden the eye

NEW ULM — This year, 342 gladiolus spikes and 80 arrangements filled the Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday. This exhibit was created by the Minnesota Gladiolus Society, which visits the Brown County Fair each year. The Minnesota Gladiolus Society has been in operation since 1929 and ...

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The Brown County Demolition Derby concluded Sunday afternoon with four classes of vehicles going hood to hood to wreck each other.

Demo derby ends with a bang

NEW ULM — The Brown County Demolition Derby concluded Sunday afternoon with four classes of vehicles going hood to hood to wreck each other. Sunday’s derby was a special event. Ohmar Schugel was the guest referee for the derby. Schugel is the man responsible for bringing demo derbies to ...

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