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CAST hosting program on Smart Homes

NEW ULM — Community And Seniors Together will host a free Smart Home presentation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Senior Center, 600 N. German St., New Ulm in Room 112. Technology is no longer just about operating a computer. Now you can run your entire home with your phone when you are ...

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Flag at half staff

The flag in front of the Brown County Court House was flown at half staff Thursday. Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the flag lowered in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump as a mark of respect for the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Telemedicine gains a foothold at NU Medical Center

NEW ULM — New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) is expanding a convenient service for patients and providers. The new program, telehealth virtual visits, is a way for patients to see their doctor online for certain kinds of visits. “We started the telehealth virtual visits back in 2017 with a few ...

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Construction continues

The Center Street Apartments continues to rise up on the edge of downtown Minnesota Street. The three-story apartment building began the construction process in the fall and is expected to be completed in 2018. When completed the building will consist of 37 one-, two- and three-bedroom ...

MVR Rail Authority plans to lay new rail to Gibbon

REDWOOD FALLS — Boosted by $4 million in state funds, the Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority (MVRRA) plans to lay 5.5 miles of 286,000 pound rail from Winthrop to just east of Gibbon this year. Ballast and resurfacing will be added after rail is laid in the project that is seeking ...

MPCA releases Volkswagen settlement plan

Mankato meeting March 15 ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) released the state’s plan to invest $47 million from the national Volkswagen settlement in a better, cleaner Minnesota environment Feb. 15. Settlement funds were made available following a 2016 federal ...

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3M Club donates to NUMAS Haus

The 3M Club of New Ulm donated $500 to the NUMAS Haus. The funds were raised by selling raffle tickets at their Christmas dinner/dance which the 3M Club donates to local charities. Pictured, left to right, Brian Ubl, 3M Club president, Karla Diehn, NUMAS Haus, and Amy Scheibel and Keith ...

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Pictured, left to right, New Ulm Lions Club President Gayle O’Connor, Lion Sue Keim, Lion Diann Warta and Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation trustee Bob Schirlinger.

New Ulm Lions present awards

NEW ULM — The Lions Club of New Ulm presented awards of recognition to two Lions members at their Feb. 8 meeting. Lion Diann Warta was presented the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation’s “Dream Catcher Award.” Warta was instrumental in supporting the foundation’s “Feed the Pig” ...

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Meghan Moore presented a brief history of ragtime music to members of CASTLE Lifelong Learning.

Life-long learners study ragtime

NEW ULM — Ahead of viewing “Ragtime, the Musical” CASTLE members were briefed on the history of the music and musical Wednesday. At the New Ulm Community Center, CASTLE (Community and Seniors Together Learning Environment) Lifelong Learning brought in a speaker to discuss the history of ...

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Town Rural Urban Express (TRUE) Transit is offering a route from New Ulm to Mankato on Mondays. The photo shows the bus used.

Need a Monday ride? TRUE Transit can help

NEW ULM — Do you need a ride to Mankato on Mondays? A new transit company can help. Town Rural Urban Express (TRUE) Transit is offering a route from New Ulm to Mankato on Mondays. The company’s primary route runs through Nicollet, Le Sueur and Blue Earth Counties. After conducting ...

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New Ulm native, book award finalist to publish new book

NEW ULM — Minneopa Valley Press, Inc., a publishing company specializing in rural literary fiction and nonfiction, has acquired the rights to “The Winter Bees,” fiction, by Minnesota author Jill Kalz. Kalz, from New Ulm, has published poetry in the Nebraska Review, the Ohio Review, ...

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3M Club donates to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

The 3M Club on New Ulm presented a check for $500 to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. The donation was from the raffles held at the 3M Club Christmas dinner/dance. Pictured, left to right, Jolene Rohlik, club secretary, Tina Cariveau, club VP, Koni Goblirsch, club treasurer, Paul Severson, Beyond the ...

Brief lockdown at Milroy school

MILROY — The Milroy public school was placed on a brief lockdown on Feb. 14. At approximately 11:35 a.m. the Redwood County Sheriff’s office was investigating a domestic assault. During this investigation, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a man. A brief pursuit ensued, and ...

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EDA donates land to city

On Tuesday the Economic Development Authority donated a parcel of land between the Kiesling House and the Lamplighter to the city. This land is mostly empty green space and will remain green space under city ownership. Through this donation Kiesling Park has increased in size allowing for ...

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Family fun night

Leah Franta, 5, crawls out of the tunnels at the end of the inflatable obstacle course provided by the National Guard during Family Fun Night Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Elementary.

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Regional DNR leader Dennis Frederickson retires

NEW ULM — After a half century of public service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Southern Region Director Dennis Frederickson retired Feb. 6. Former DNR Grassland Program Coordinator Scott Roemhildt, a distinguished person in his own right, became the new DNR southern ...

EDA gives parcel of land to city

NEW ULM — The Economic Development Authority gave the city an early Valentine on Tuesday. The EDA donated a parcel of land next to the Kiesling house to the city. The parcel of land is located between the Kiesling House and the Lamplighter Bar and Grill. At this time the parcel is mostly ...

SE City Council OKs rural fire rate options

SLEEPY EYE - The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a resolution setting two rural fire rate options Feb. 13. City Manager Mark Kober said 64 percent of Sleepy Eye Fire Department hours for rural calls in 2017 and 64 percent over the past four years.The 2017 rural fire rate was ...

Brown County DFL OKs resolutions

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) resolutions were approved earlier this week. They will be considered by the state party. Approved resolutions include: • Pursue policies that result in more farmers on the land raising crops and livestock, and support and ...

Planning Commission OKs final plat application

NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission approved a final plate application for a single-lot split application by Timothy Peterson on property owned by the Made L. Tande Testamentary Trust Feb. 12. The application includes 3.38 acres in Section 32, Albin Township. The parcel being ...

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