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Search for Sleepy Eye man hampered by heavy rains

NEW ULM — The fifth day in the search for a missing 73-year-old Sleepy Eye was called off early Friday due to heavy rains. Vincent Hugo Mathiowetz was reported missing by his family around noon Sunday, June 3. His vehicle was located about 3 miles south of Sleepy Eye at a boat landing on ...

Film Society offers ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society is kicking off its ’80s films series with one the greatest action films of all time “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” The screening begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Library. “Raider of the Lost Ark” was released in 1981, but it was inspired by ...

Technology provides advanced congestion warning information to travelers

MANKATO – Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 11, on Highway 14 from Mankato to North Mankato, which has the highest volume of traffic in southcentral Minnesota. Because of the more than 43,000 vehicles on Highway 14 on an average day, coupled with segmented lane and ramp ...

Poker Walk gets people walking in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The 4th Annual Poker Walk, sponsored by New Ulm Ameriprise Financial, the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, and Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, took place on Fridays throughout the month of May. The walking routes included 20 local businesses and a total of 74 ...

DNR auction in New Ulm on June 16

NEW ULM — Pick-ups, boats, UTVs (Utility Task Vehicles, also known as ‘side-by-sides’) and other items will be for sale during a public auction of surplus equipment held by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in New Ulm. Approximately 175 lots of ...

Brown County DFL to hold Picnic on June 18

NEW ULM — The Brown County DFL will hold its annual picnic on Monday, June 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm. This year’s featured guests are Dan Feehan of Mankato, the endorsed candidate in Congressional District 1, and Mindy Kimmel of New Ulm who is the DFL ...

Eagles advance to state

Members of the New Ulm Eagles baseball team congratulate Brandon Seidl (center) after he successfully lays down a sacrifice bunt during the Eagles win in the Section 2AAA championship game Thursday at Mueller Park in New Ulm. New Ulm defeated Mankato West 2-1 in 11 innings. See page 1B for more.

Dance coach dealing with whirlwind of emotions

NEW ULM — Missy Mack-Marti has always been passionate about her head coaching position of the New Ulm Cathedral Sonics dance team, a position she’s held since 2002. But an email she received from the school last Friday, June 1, was one that shocked the long-time coach and her many ...

Safety panel urges changes at intersections by high school

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Safety Commission is recommending a change in two intersections on Highland Ave. During its June meeting, the commission heard a report on how to improve safety and smooth traffic flow where Center Street and Oak Street intersect with Highland Ave. Using data taken ...

RENU  oversight group meets for the 1st time

NEW ULM — The first meeting of the Reinvest in New Ulm (RENU) Oversight Committee was held at the Civic Center June 7. The purpose of the RENU oversight committee is to make recommendation to the city council concerning the RENU project In 2016, voters approved a continuation of a local ...

Springfield man faces two criminal sexual conduct charges

NEW ULM — A 76-year-old Springfield man faces two 2nd-degree felony criminal sexual conduct charges involving a child. Charges were filed against Delster J. Keene, 220 Winona St., Springfield in Brown County District Court June 7. He allegedly had sexual contact with a child between April ...

American Legion Auxiliary sends 3 to Girls State

NEW ULM — The Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 Auxiliary is sending three local girls to attend Girls State, June 10-16 on the campus of Bethel University, St. Paul. It will be a week of learning about government, and the delegates will be involved in setting up a state government, ...

Junior Youth Baseball Association fundraiser

Eight-year-old Jace Lohman, left, pitches a baseball while Mason Perkins, 10, tracks the speed during a fundraiser for the New Ulm Junior Youth Baseball Association at the Kohls Weelborg Chevrolet dealership Wednesday. The dealership usually raises around $500 through donations tied to test ...

Updates to New Ulm city charter in progress

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Charter Commission held their second meeting June 5. The purpose of the commission is to update New Ulm’s city charter. The last time the city established a charter commission was in 2011. At the previous meeting, commissioners agreed to submit discussion points ...

Vogel files for 5th District seat

BROWN COUNTY — Lifelong Brown County resident Jack Vogel of rural Comfrey created a four-way race for the Brown County Board of Commissioners District 5 seat when he filed for office June 5. Vogel will face Lynn Anderson and Derek Tonn of Springfield plus Jeffrey Veerkamp of Comfrey for the ...

Search for missing man continues

BROWN COUNTY — Authorities continued to search the Cottonwood River, the shoreline and on land for a missing 73-year-old Sleepy Eye man June 6. Brown County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and Sleepy Eye Fire Department personnel were unable to locate the missing person, Vincent H. Mathiowetz, ...

Authorities search for St. Cloud man

NEW ULM — Authorities are searching for a 36-year-old St. Cloud man facing charges of felony 3rd-degree burglary and felony theft filed in Brown County District Court June 5. Brandon L. Nagel, 125 4th Ave. N.E., is accused of entering Proformance Auto Start & Security, 1218 N. Front ...

BCSO offers new communication service

BROWN COUNTY — The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Brown County Emergency Management office have a new service to offer residents who live, work or are visiting Brown County. Nixle is a communication service that gives the County the ability to quickly provide emergency information ...

GFW board, committee interviews superintendent candidates June 7

GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) Board of Education and a community committee will interview four superintendent semifinalist candidates from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the Gibbon Elementary School board room. The four semifinalists are Buffalo Lake/Hector School Superintendent/Elementary ...

Produce Tuesday on June 12

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf & Second Harvest Food Bank are offering produce, fruit, bakery items and miscellaneous items. Distribution will be Tuesday, June 12 from 10 am to 11:50 a.m. at 1305 South Valley Street, New Ulm. Signup begins at 9:45 am. Bring your own ...

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