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Beussman win decisive

NEW ULM — Over seven hours after the polls closed, the final votes were tallied for New Ulm, and Mayor Robert Beussman won another term against challenger Kathleen Backer. City Councilor Larry Mack narrowly won re-election to the Fourth Ward. Beussman was at the Brown County Courthouse ...

Veerkamp edges Anderson in District 5

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Board of Commissioners District 5 candidate Jeff Veerkamp of Comfrey edged Lynn Anderson of Springfield for the seat early Wednesday morning. With two of 13 precincts reporting, Anderson led with 408 votes to 326 for Veerkamp. When the complete, unofficial county ...

Residents object to assessment

NEW ULM — On Tuesday, the City Council held a public hearing on adopting the final assessment rolls for 2017 utility, street and alley improvements. There were 14 improvements on the list. Most of the improvements received no comments, but multiple residents objected to the assessment to the ...

Firefighters honored

Mitchell Palmer, Mike Ranweiler and Jason Thompson (left to right) were honored at the New Ulm Fire Department Induction Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 5. All three firefighters recently earned their NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II Certifications.

Borchert is New Ulm’s police chief

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council rushed through a crowded agenda Tuesday, which included the appointment of a new police chief and of a temporary city manager, to meet the 6 p.m. deadline dictated by the election night requirements. David Borchert was appointed New Ulm’s new police ...

Gag, Groebner, Sunderman lead in District 88 race

NEW ULM — With a little over half the precincts reporting in the District 88 election, the four candidates for the three seats on the board of education were running neck and neck as the votes trickled in Tuesday night. But with 15 of 25 precincts reporting, challenger Amanda Groebner ...

Pedestrian severely hurt in crash

NEW ULM — A pedestrian was severely injured in a crash that also involved a motor vehicle in New Ulm on Tuesday, according to a New Ulm police press release. Paulette Schmeling, 65, of New Ulm, was transported to the New Ulm Medical Center via ambulance and then to the Hennepin County ...

Rumors of school threat unfounded

NEW ULM — Rumors about a possible threat to the New Ulm High School that came to the attention of school officials last Friday afternoon proved unfounded, said Superintendent Jeff Bertrang in a message to parents. The school resource officer investigated the information Monday, a staff ...

Commissioners OK bridge debris removal quote

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved an $89,272 quote Tuesday to remove bridge debris due to excessive rain that caused many trees to wash into the Cottonwood River in June and early July. Some of the trees snagged on bridges on County State Aid Highways (CSAH) 10, 11 ...

‘Tall Cop’ talks about vape pens, new drugs

SLEEPY EYE — A former six-foot, nine-inch basketball player at DePaul and San Francisco State University talked about drug and alcohol abuse issues including vape pens to a variety of people at the Sleepy Eye Event Center Tuesday. Sponsored by the Brown County Underage Substance Abuse ...

Sleepy Eye City Council meets at noon Thursday

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council will hold a special meeting at noon, Thursday, Nov. 8 to canvass local election results. In addition, St. Mary’s liquor permits for Nov. 17, 2018 and Jan. 26, 2019 will be considered along with a resolution to seek the Brown County Assessor’s ...

Another pedestrian hit in New Ulm

NEW ULM — A pedestrian was hit in New Ulm Tuesday, the third in the past 45 days. Police received a report about a motor vehicle-pedestrian crash at 1st North and Garden Streets at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday. Paulette Schmeling, 65, of New Ulm, was in a crosswalk, walking west across North Garden ...

Know your polling place

NEW ULM — The 2018 midterm elections are tonight, and in New Ulm there are four polling locations. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close 8 p.m. Voters must vote in the ward and precinct they reside. This year the county reduced the number of locations to four, one for each ward. The First ...

Council considers charter

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council will hold a public hearing and first reading for proposed changes to the New Ulm City Charter, Tuesday. The city’s Charter Commission met April 24 through August 22 to consider amendments to the New Ulm Home Rule Charter. Changes proposed include ...

St. Paul man faces two felony check forgery charges

NEW ULM — Charges were filed in Brown County District Court Thursday against a 56-year-old St. Paul man for allegedly forging three checks totalling $11,600. Timothy J. Kellerman, St. Paul, was charged with two counts of felony check forgery Thursday. He was summoned to appear in court at ...

Drug Task Force arrests two suspects

NEW ULM — The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force found more than one dosage unit of suspected methamphetamine in various packaging during the execution of a search warrant in New Ulm Friday. Felony 5th-degree drug possession of a controlled substance charges were filed Friday ...

Commissioners consider bridge debris removal quote

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider an $89,272 quote Tuesday to remove bridge debris due to excessive rain that caused many trees to wash into the Cottonwood River in June and early July. Some of the trees snagged on bridges on County State Aid Highways (CSAH) 10, 11 and 13. ...

Love story set in U.S. – Dakota War translated

NEW ULM — Former New Ulm resident Kevin Hoffmann has published an English translation of a century-old German novel set in New Ulm during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1962. Hoffmann’s translation is titled “Trial and Triumph,” but the original German version was called “Neu Ulm.” The ...

Tina Smith – Dem

Top priority: If elected, what is your top priority for the 2019 Congress? Why are you running for office? The number one issue I hear about from Minnesotans is the rising cost of health care, including the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. As Senator, I have introduced multiple pieces ...

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