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Homeless couple face felony charges

NEW ULM — A homeless man and woman, Nathaniel G. Owens, 37, and Kylie K. Denault, 19, were charged in Brown County District Court Friday with felony 5th degree drug possession ofmarijuana and aiding and abetting receiving stolen property. In addition, Denault was charged with misdemeanor ...

State Tourney Celebrations

New Ulm and Sleepy Eye had reason to celebrate in the Minnesota State High School League Baseball Tournament Friday. While New Ulm lost in the semifinals, it defeated Alexandria 8-2 for third place in Class AAA. Sleepy Eye won its semifinal game and will be playing for the State Class A Title ...

Mack, Boettger face off in 4th Ward

NEW ULM — The election year, New Ulm’s Fourth Ward residents will be asked to choose their city council representative for the next four years. Incumbent fourth ward councilor Larry Mack is seeking re-election and candidate Andrea Boettger is running for a first term as ward ...

Search still on hold for missing Sleepy Eye man

BROWN COUNTY — The search for Vincent H. Mathiowetz continues to stall due to the dangerous river conditions. Brown County Chief Deputy Jason Seidl said he is still evaluating the Cottonwood. As of Friday afternoon the river was moving too fast for the safety of search crews. Mathiowetz ...

Miss Nicollet and her court

Angie Weber, center, was crowned Miss Nicollet 2018 at Nicollet Friendship Days June 15. Princesses are Emily Bode, left; and Alysha Strunk, right.

Bike club meets downtown

NEW ULM — A new, independent, non-territorial motorcycle riding club is meeting 5 to 11 p.m. every other Friday night on Minnesota Street, from Center to First North Street. The Folk Breed Riding Club includes bobbers, choppers, baggers and cruisers. The club usually meets and rides every ...

Brittany Denn to take part in Aquatennial candidate program

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) announces that Brittany Denn from New Ulm will participate in the AAO Candidate Program July 17- 22. This year, 49 candidates will be participating in the program; one young woman is chosen to be the Queen of the Lakes, ...

GFW Board considers new superintendent contract

GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) Board of Education will consider a contract for new superintendent Lonnie Seifert June 18. Seifert, the New Prague High School Principal, was recently chosen as the new GFW superintendent. Other semifinalists were Buffalo Lake/ Hector/ Stewart ...

SDSU Quarter-Scale Tractor Team wins national title

BROOKINGS, S.D. — A New Ulm man, Caleb Dinse is part of the South Dakota State University Quarter-Scale Tractor Team that won the 2018 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition held May 31-June 3 in Peoria, ...

Berg sells equipment, no plans to retire

NEW ULM — Dick’s Auto Repair & towing Inc. owner Dick Berg sold his business equipment at auction June 14 but he has no plans to retire any time soon. Berg, 72, has been in the repair and towing business for 52 years. He said he plans to continue towing vehicles to local law ...

Fiesta at La Plaza Fiesta

MADELIA — La Plaza Fiesta celebrated a full year of operation in its new building Thursday night with great food and live musical entertainment. The popular Mexican restaurant was one of the businesses lost to the Feb. 3, 2016, fire which claimed several Madelia businesses. La Plaza Fiesta ...

District 88 develops 3-year strategic plan

NEW ULM — District 88 staff hammered out the rough draft of its new strategic plan to lead the district through the next three years. The plan was composed of three pieces. The vision statement guided the who piece; the missions are what the school wants to do; and the goals are how they ...

‘Jews in Germantown’: history detailed

NEW ULM — Vicki Pieser presented at the Brown County Historical Society’s Lunch and a Bite of History series on the history of Jewish people in Brown County. Pieser had conducted years of research on Jewish families living in Brown County. Many of the Jewish people who came to Brown ...

Popcorn wagon out

The Popcorn Wagon attracted visitors in front of the Brown County Museum Thursday.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sewing Seeds

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sewing Seeds Quilting Company Thursday morning. Sewing Seeds Quilt Company is located at 1417 S. State St. and has been part of the New Ulm community for five years. The business began ...

WELS Minnesota District holds convention

NEW ULM — The Minnesota District of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. The District met for its 51st Biennial Convention at Martin Luther College in New Ulm June 12-14, to continue to plan the work of its ministry in Minnesota, Iowa, ...

Sleepy Eye wins 4-1; to play for State Title Saturday.

JORDAN — Sleepy Eye High School defeated South Ridge 4-1 Friday afternoon in the Minnesota State High School League Class A Baseball semifinals. The Indians will play Heritage Christian Academy on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Target Field for the state Class A title.

Aukes is new director of Bridging Brown County

SLEEPY EYE — Bridging Brown County, a non-profit organization that strengthens Brown County by bridging relationships of understanding and communication, announces the appointment of its new director, Ashley Aukes of New Ulm. Aukes has a passion for helping rural communities and ...

Google workshop to help small businesses succeed on the web

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is helping small businesses grow their presence online with a Your Business Online workshop, which will feature a lesson about Getting Found on Google Search and Maps, as well as a presentation about business listings at www.newulm.com. The ...

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