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Mighty fine bird

Wayne Fischer, judge for the 2019 New Ulm Pigeon show, examines a pigeon at the Brown County Fair Grounds Saturday. Fischer said the pigeon show is a tradition that’s gone on for nearly 100 years. Dozens of pigeon breeds, from German Beauty Homers to English Carriers, were featured throughout ...

City experiencing power outages Saturday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities reported it was working on an electrical power outage in the city. The city announced it on the New Ulm Public Safety Facebook site. The area of the outage seemed to be in the South Payne Street area south of Center Street. Crews were working to ...

Accident investigation

Submitted photo New Ulm Police officers investigate a two car accident at 11th South Street and Wasington Street on Saturday, at about 12:30 p.m. Ronald Harold Sands, 74, of Alpha, MN, was southbound on Washington Street in a 2009 Toyota Rav4. Ivan Alexis Montalvo, 19, of New lm, was ...

Commissioners to consider Adopt-A-Highway payments

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider changing the Adopt-A-Highway Program to include paying youth groups $10 per mile Tuesday, Feb. 5. The current program is voluntary. Groups pick up trash on road segments and get a sign erected with their group’s name on it. Brown ...

Bills to fund Highway 14 introduced

ST. PAUL — Highway 14 advocates are hopeful that legislation introduced Thursday at the Minnesota Legislature will finally fund a long-awaited project that aims to improve a stretch of Highway 14 that has long been plagued by dangerous crashes and impeded economic growth. The bill, SF ...

Brown County commissioners support, stay with South Country

NEW ULM — After about an hour of reviewing the status of a capital call and the South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) financial outlook, Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to support and maintain its membership with South Country Friday. The action came on a motion ...

Knowledge Bowl successes

Submitted photo The 2019 Tomahawk Conference Knowledge Bowl meet was hosted by New Ulm Cathedral at St. Paul’s Church in New Ulm. Eighteen teams participated from seven schools. MVL’s conference win is its 13th consecutive championship. The top five: 1. MVL Black 107; 2. MVL Blue 87; 3. ...

Business Action Teams report on their activities, issues

NEW ULM—The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the monthly meeting of its four Business Action Teams (BAT) Friday. Updates were given for the Riverside Development Advisory Group, Workforce Development and Downtown Action Team. The Downtown Action Team had the most projects and ...

PUC worked through the cold for customers

NEW ULM — The extreme subzero temperatures due to the Polar Vortex induced minor interruptions and damages to water and gas lines in New Ulm this past week. However, New Ulm Public Utilities responded to citywide customers and braved the cold to make repairs calls. According to a press ...

NUHS Knowledge Bowl teams

Submitted photos (Above) The NU White team of (L-R) Hannah Blumhoefer, Nori Ness, Owen Wilkins, Avery Wendinger, and Isaac Blumhoefer captured 2nd Place at the MNCS Invitational in Mankato. Below: The NU Crimson team of (L-R) Ethan O’Connor, Brandon Ocampo, Logan O’Neill, and Griffin ...

Musicians wanted for Municipal Band

NEW ULM — Be a part of New Ulm’s rich musical history. The New Ulm Municipal Band has been in existence for over 70 years, It is made up of high school students, college students, farmers, teachers, doctors, attorneys, nurses, optometrists, and more with diversity not only of ages, but ...

The carnival must go on

NEW ULM — Despite the subzero temperatures, a few postponements and closures, Martin Luther College’s annual Winter Carnival festivities continue. During Winter Carnival, a week-long event going from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, students embrace “Minne-snowta” with campus activities such as a ...

DTF seizes 6.5 pounds of meth in NU

NEW ULM — The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force (BLRR DTF) seized 6 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items while doing surveillance at 801 N. Jefferson St. Jan. 28. New Ulm Police and DTF agents saw Stephanie K. Tisdell, 43, arrive at the residence in a white ...

Jensen is new deputy Brown County attorney

NEW ULM — A former editor at The Minnesota Daily and student reporter at the Star Tribune, Rochester Post-Bulletin and Albert Lea Tribune became a deputy Brown County attorney Jan. 15. Jill Jensen, a 2016 University of Minnesota Law School graduate and 2012 University of Minnesota ...

Sleepy Eye Lake Fishing Derby set for Sunday

SLEEPY EYE — The 37th Annual Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club Fishing Derby takes place noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, on Sleepy Eye Lake. Registration for one of the largest fish contests in Southern Minnesota begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants are asked to enter on the north side of the lake ...

Undeterred by weather, Reinharts to take (polar) plunge

NEW ULM — Frigid winter temperatures and the biting cold aren’t stopping one New Ulm family from taking the plunge at the St. Peter Polar Plunge Saturday. The Reinhart family, or Reinhart Five Generations as their team is called, consists of Sylvia Reinhart, 90, Steven Reinhart, 69, Kari ...

Local banks honored for community involvement

Citizens Bank Minnesota, Frandsen Bank & Trust of New Ulm honored by industry group EDEN PRAIRIE — Two New Ulm banks are among the 35 honored by the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their communities and to honor ...

New Ulm Human Rights Commission poster, essay, video contest deadline extended

NEW ULM — The deadline for submissions for the New Ulm Human Rights Commission’s poster, essay and video contests has been extended to March 1. This year’s topics are as follows: Poster contest (grades K-12): How can we end racism? Essay contest (grades 5-12): How has racism impacted ...

Resources available when offender moves in

NEW ULM — As a cold wind blew snow outside, a community notification meeting for a Level 3 registrant drew a small number of people to the New Ulm Community Center Tuesday night. Representatives of the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC), New Ulm Police and the Committee Against ...