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Six men to be ordained as permanent deacons

NEW ULM — Six men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Diocese of New Ulm April 21. “The Lord calls men from all walks of life,” said deacon Mark Kober, Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of New Ulm. He noted that among this year’s candidates are a farmer, a ...

Townships officers get county update

SLEEPY EYE - The Brown County Association of Township Officers got a healthy dose of Brown County news at their annual spring meeting at the Sleepy Eye Servicemen's Club April 11. Sheriff Rich Hoffmann said drug activity is mostly methamphetamine and prescription pills. He encouraged people ...

Brown County REA members gather for 81st annual meeting

SLEEPY EYE — More than 480 members and spouses, employees and guests of Brown County Rural Electrical Association (REA) filled the Sleepy Eye Event Center April 5 for the cooperative’s 81st Annual Meeting. A total of 288 members registered at the meeting. Sister JoAnne Backes, Pastoral ...

EDA welcomes new assistant city manager

NEW ULM — Tuesday morning, Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director Chris Dalton attended his first meeting of the Economic Development Authority since taking the new position. Dalton’s first day in New Ulm was last Wednesday. He gave a report on city actions following the ...

Honor Roll

St. Anthony Elementary School has released its third quarter 5th and 6th grade honor roll. “A” Honor Roll, Grade 5 Colin Anderson, Ava Brennan, Brock Carlson, Jack Edwards, Caleb Forstner, Lucy Gaalswyk, Brennan Glawe, Madelyn Haala, Jaden Helget, Rylan Koopmann, Taryn Leshovsky, ...

Panel denies mining permit

NEW ULM — After more than an hour of discussion April 10, the Brown County Planning Commission unanimously accepted a recommendation to deny a conditional use permit (CUP) application for a mining operation in Section 13 of Leavenworth Township. The permit application was filed by Jason ...

Sleepy Eye City Council grants tax abatement

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a resolution granting a property tax abatement of up to $218,379 for a Frontier Labs expansion project in the Snow Farm property April 10. The resolution, approved on a motion by councilor Dick Zinniel seconded by Doug Pelzel, ...

Westbrook man dies in crash

WORTHINGTON — A 27-year-old Westbrook man died in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 59 in Elk Township, Nobles County at 6:19 p.m. April 9. Daniel H. McClellan was driving a 2001 Cadillac Deville southbound on Highway 59 when he drifted onto the right shoulder, over-corrected, crossed ...

Road to Stardom: Highway 14 Authors Program at Gag House

NEW ULM — Author Kathleen Baxter will discuss authors Wanda Gag, Maud Hart Lovelace, and Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Wanda Gag House (226 N. Washington) on Saturday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. Baxter’s new book, “My Betsy-Tacy Miracle: A Literary Pilgrimage to Deep Valley,” discusses her ...

District 84 Board meets April 11

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education will hear a Class of 2018 senior trip report and Class of 2019 senior trip information April 11. Other agenda items include a revised 2017-18 budget presentation, consideration of the Class of 2019 Senior Trip, and a memo of understanding ...

First annual Family Festival Benefit to be held June 17

NEW ULM — New Ulm residents looking forward to summer can now also look forward to an outdoor family music festival and enjoy the sun for a good cause. On June 17 the first annual Bliss Stock Family Festival will be hosted on the Turner Hall lawn. “Bliss Stock was created by a group of ...

100 and counting

NEW ULM — The newest centenarian at Orchard Hill Assisted Living Community hosted 50 guests Saturday for his birthday party. Mervin Ingebritson’s party was a day early. He turned 100 Sunday, April 8. He was delighted to catch up with his friends and relatives who came from across the ...

Planning panel gets RENU briefing; design phase coming up

NEW ULM — Monday, the Park and Recreation Commission received an update on the Reinvest in New Ulm (RENU) projects. Assistant Park and Recreation Director Cheryl Kormann gave the commissioners a chart outlining the schedule for the RENU projects. Kormann said nothing was set in stone. The ...

DNR hosts Nicollet deer plan input meeting

NICOLLET — Minnesota’s new deer plan sets a new statewide harvest target, increases citizen participation in deer management, and outlines ways to keep the population and habitat healthy. The Department of Natural Resources is taking online public comments on the new plan now through ...

Resident questions schools on walkouts

NEW ULM — Another student walkout is planned Wednesday to test perceived biases in the media and schools. On Wednesday, April 11, at 10 a.m., a national student walkout is planned for 17 minutes of silence and prayer to protest abortion. The walkout was brought to the attention of New ...

Winter rages on, unperturbed

More winter weather coated New Ulm in snow Sunday, unperturbed that it was the beginning of the second week of April.

Local boy to be featured on KARE 11 News at 10

NEW ULM — A local boy will be on KARE 11 News soon in a segment about his concertina performances. Cameron Mack, 8, will be featured by the broadcaster Sunday, April 15, during the 10 p.m. news. The feature will focus on Mack learning the concertina. Mack has been playing the concertina ...

Pianist rounds out chamber music series

NEW ULM — The Summit Avenue Music Series (SAMS) finished its season on Sunday with pianist Ralph Votapek. In the Chapel of the Christ on the Martin Luther College (MLC) campus, 77 guests braved late-season snow to listen to the renowned pianist. “It has been another wonderful year,” ...

Spring fashion show carries on despite cold

NEW ULM — The weather outside was hardly spring-like, but models showcased the freshest spring fashion Saturday morning at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. The annual Spring Fashion Show, sponsored by local boutiques, filled two floors with almost 130 guests to eat brunch, sip mimosas ...

Courtland man arrested on criminal sex, child porn charges

COURTLAND — A Courtland man was jailed in Nicollet County on Friday on 19 charges relating to criminal sexual conduct and child pornography. Phillip Mark Reinhart, 37, of Courtland is charged with one count of first degree and six second degree counts of criminal sexual conduct. He is ...

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