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Anderson, Veerkamp face off in District 5 Commissioner race

BROWN COUNTY — Primary Election survivors Lynn Anderson and Jeffrey Veerkamp face off for the Brown County Board of Commissioners District 5 seat in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election. Anderson, of rural Springfield, got 471 votes (39.25%) and Veerkamp of Comfrey had 404 votes (33.67%) ...

Marks’ art is drawn from nature — literally

NEW ULM—Friday night the 4 Pillars Gallery in the Grand Center for Arts premiered Stephen Mark’s art exhibit: “Feather Dinosaurs, Milkweed and the Everlasting.” The art exhibit will be on display from Sept. 14 through Oct. 12 in the Grand. It is one of the more unique exhibits shown ...

New program aims to help students handle stress

NEW ULM — In cooperation with New Ulm High School, Allina Health has created a program to teach students, staff members and parents about stress-caused mental illnesses, how to detect the symptoms and how to deal with them. Jennifer Maurer, who works for Allina Health as a Wellness ...

Two NU arts groups receive Heritage grants

NEW ULM — The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council has awarded grants of $163,281 from the Arts and Culture Heritage Fund to 24 arts organizations, community groups and schools in the region. Two New Ulm organizations received arts grants totaling $16,000. Martin Luther College received ...

Correction

The United Way of the Brown County Area has issued the following statement in correction of its section published recently in The Journal. “United Way of the Brown County Area greatly appreciates and recognizes all of our donors. It was brought to our attention that a few of these generous ...

Fall Art Classes at The Grand

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture invites the public to participate in fall arts education classes. The newly released fall scheduled offers a wide range of creative classes for children and adults of various interests taught by local artists and professionals. Examples of new ...

ISD 88 Hall of Fame banquet tickets on sale

NEW ULM — Tickets for the 2018 ISD 88 Hall of Fame banquet are now on sale. They are available at the Chamber of Commerce or by contacting the Foundation at 507-233-8313 or info@isd88foundation.org The banquet Saturday, Oct. 6, at New Ulm High School to honor the 2018 ISD 88 Hall of Fame ...

Nicollet County plans to rebuild Highway 12

OK 3.79 percent tax levy hike ST. PETER — Nicollet County Public Works Director Seth Greenwood told commissioners Tuesday that plans and specifications for the reconstruction of 2.3 miles of County Highway 12 are being developed. The plan will include right-of-way acquisition. Geotechnical ...

District 88 works to improve technology ratio in schools

NEW ULM — Independent School District 88 (ISD 88) is working to improve the technology ratio in schools by next year. During Thursday’s School Board Study Session, Technology Director Michael Milbourn gave a tectology update to the board. Over the summer the schools added around 400 ...

Walz staff visit Fairmont as part of ‘Southern Minnesota Way of Life Tour’

FAIRMONT — As part of U.S. Rep. Tim Walz‘ s “Southern Minnesota Way of Life Tour,” members of his staff visited Fairmont on Wednesday for a roundtable discussion with local leaders. According to Walz’s chief of staff Josh Syrjamaki, the goal of the tour is to get feedback and ...

MVL student gets 36 on ACT

NEW ULM — Jonah Kramer, a sophomore at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, has earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36 on the June 9, 2018, exam. On average, only one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class ...

Emergency drill at NUMC; soccer kids help

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), in partnership with Allina Emergency Medical Services and the Lafayette Ambulance, conducted a large Code Orange drill on Sept. 12. The code scenario was meant to simulate an explosion at a local manufacturing plant with multiple injuries, some ...

District 84 Board OKs 43 open enrollees

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education unanimously approved open enrollment requests for 43 migrant students Wednesday. Of the 43 open enrollees, 21 are from the Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school district, 12 from Springfield, four each from New Ulm and St. James and one from ...

Sesquicentennial, century farms honored by Farm Bureau

SLEEPY EYE — Celebrating its 100th year, the Brown County Farm Bureau honored 2018 Sesquicentennial and Century Farms at its annual meeting at the Brown County REA Auditorium Thursday. Eric and Shari Moll were honored as a Sesquicentennial Farm dating back to 1865. Century Farms were the ...

Public Utilities welcome new director

NEW ULM — This month the New Ulm Public Utilities welcomed Rodney “Rod” Marshall as its new utilities director. The position was vacant since the resignation of former director Patrick Wrase last November. Marshall officially started as the new director Sept. 4. Marshall holds a ...

Painting rocks at Oak Hills

NEW ULM —The residents of Oak Hills and fourth, fifth and sixth-graders from Kids Connection decorated rocks for a good cause Wednesday evening. Next week, Bank Midwest is participating in a Community Impact Week through the Minnesota Bankers Association. Starting Monday, Sept. 17, the ...

Oakwood Church to host Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

NEW ULM — Oakwood Church is hosting the music team and presenters of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge (MnTC) this Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9:30 a.m., 1630 Oakwood Avenue, New Ulm. Everyone is welcome to come and support this ministry. Today MnTC serves thousands, offering the largest network ...

Detour to reach ‘Gathering of the Grads’

BERNADOTTE — Continuing road construction on Nicollet County Road 10 will require those attending the U of M St. Paul & Waseca campus “Gathering of the Grads” Saturday, September 15 at Bernadotte to use a detour. All access to the Bernadotte Lutheran Church Park will be from the ...

EDA moves forward with homebuyer assistance loan program

NEW ULM — A revised draft for the homebuyer assistance loan program was presented to the Economic Development Authority on Tuesday. This program would provide financing to those wishing to buy their first home in New Ulm through a zero percent, deferred payment loan. Assistant City ...

Panel OKs applications

Commissioners consider apps Sept. 18 NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission approved recommendations for three conditional use permits (CUP), four final plat applications and a preliminary plat application, Tuesday. Recommended applications to be considered by the Brown County ...

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