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Brown County Farmers Union Winter Meeting coming up

COMFREY — The Brown County Farmers Union Winter Meeting is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Comfrey Bar & Grill Speakers are Dave Hesse, Minnesota farm advocate, and Brian Klabunde, Minnesota Farmers Union vice president. Supper on your own at 7 p.m. with meeting to ...

Library to host History of New Ulm Fire Department presentation

NEW ULM — Retired New Ulm firefighter and DNR forester Tom Romaine will present “The History of the New Ulm Fire Department” on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library. This program is free and open to the public. Call 507-359-8331 for more information.

St. Paul’s Math Counts team 10th of 25 at state

NEW ULM — St. Paul’s Lutheran School’s Math Counts team took tenth place of 25 teams at the Minnesota MathCounts state competition on March 8-9 at the Crown Plaza in Plymouth. Individually, Isaiah Carlovsky finished in 17th, Isaiah Rogotzke 39th, Bethany Spike 76th, and Gavin ...

Water licks at road, as crews dig ditches

A vehicle heading east on Highway 14 between Courtland and Nicollet passes through a flooded patch of highway Thursday. Water licked at the edges of the road as Minnesota Department of Transportation crews dug drainage ditches to alleviate flooding.

Booster club works on school spirit

NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board heard updates on the Unified Booster Club, Washington Learning Center (WLC) programs and Kids Connection during its study session Thursday. Unified Booster Club President Shannon Frauenholtz went over the club’s efforts to continue enhancing school ...

Milford Township looking at new town hall building

Estimated cost $160K BROWN COUNTY — Milford Township plans to build a new town hall on County Road 11, across the road from the River Valley Dutchmen Snowmobile Club. A few structure bids have been received. The project is estimated to cost about $160,000. Township officers did not ...

All women’s art

Artists Sarah Huttner, left, and Roberta Zamma-Gallarati of Mankato look at Zamma-Gallarati’s “Seahorse Plastic Cape” at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture Thursday. It’s all part a new exhibit, “Femmes: An All Women’s Grad Exhibition Gallery” that continues through April 12 ...

Grants awarded to area artists

NEW ULM — The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce that $14,000 in Artist Career Development Grants have been awarded to fourteen local artists at $1,000 each, announces Brenda Byron, PLRAC Executive Director. The purpose of the PLRAC/McKnight Artist Grant Program is to ...

Summit Avenue Music Series presents: Pro Arte Quartet

NEW ULM — Summit Avenue Music Series presents the Pro Arte Quartet, featuring violinists David Perry, Suzanne Beia, violist Sally Chisholm and cellist Parry Karp. The Summit Ave Music Series is thrilled to present the second concert of its season on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3:00pm in the ...

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute seeks applicants for two scholarships

MINNEAPOLIS — Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is encouraging applications for two scholarships it administers for people hoping to pursue an education after high school. The Scholarship for People with Disabilities provides financial assistance up to $1,000 for students with ...

Spring road weight restrictions start today

NEW ULM — Spring weight road restrictions on Brown County roads will go into effect on the morning of Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:01 AM to coincide with weight restrictions imposed by Mn/DOT in the South Zone. All County roadways are restricted to five, seven, nine or ten tons per axle ...

Splish-splash

A car sprays water as it surfs through the intersection of Fourth South Street and South Broadway Street Wednesday. A forecast of rain caused water to collect at many intersections. A mixture of rain and snow along with strong wind gusts if predicted for Thursday.

District 84 OKs all-day, every day kindergarten

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to offer all-day, every day kindergarten effective for the 2019-2020 school year, Tuesday. The program was approved with a number of action items, motion by Joleen Dittbenner, seconded by Jeremy ...

MDA invites farmers to participate in survey

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages farmers to take part in its annual pesticide and fertilizer use survey. Survey data helps the MDA track the use of agricultural chemicals on Minnesota farms and provides guidance for educational and research ...

RVs, RVs everywhere

NEW ULM — The 21st Annual RV Camping Show opened Wednesday at the New Ulm Civic Center. The annual camper show held by Joe’s Camper Sales runs from Wednesday through Sunday and features over 70 units including tent trailers, fish houses, fifth wheels, ATVs and trucks. This trend in ...

Several arrested in drug sting

REDWOOD FALLS — On Monday and Tuesday, the Brown, Lyon, Redwood, Renville (BLRR) Drug Task Force executed several search warrants in Redwood Falls resulting in multiple arrests for controlled substances sale and possession, along with several persons arrested on outstanding arrest warrants. ...

Irish Tea in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Irish Cultural Society of New Ulm will host its annual Irish Tea and Luncheon on Saturday, March 16, at noon at the New Ulm Country Club, 1 Golf Dr., New Ulm. Entertainment will be a performance of “It Started with an Irishman’s Sneeze”, Irish music and a sing-a-long ...

ISD 88 Foundation backs Eagle Enterprises

NEW ULM — The ISD 88 Foundation announced its 2019 grant recipient, Eagle Enterprises. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) departments at New Ulm High School created this new program to fill the skills gap in our community by providing real work experiences, industry level training, ...

Take steps to reduce risk of frozen water pipes

NEW ULM — Cold weather brings a chance of water pipes freezing and breaking, the New Ulm Public Utilities advise. This risk increases with long stretches of extremely cold weather. Here are some tips to help avoid frozen water pipes in your home. • Most water service lines enter the home ...

Brown County Board meets Monday

NEW ULM — The Brown County Board of Commissioners will begin a special meeting at 9 a.m., Monday, March 18 to determine county administrator finalists. Selected finalists will be interviewed for the county administrator position on Wednesday, April 10. The Monday special meeting will be ...