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NU man faces harassment order violation charge

Bail set at $60K NEW ULM — A 30-year-old New Ulm man was charged with violating a harassment restraining order (HRO) within 10 years of the first of two previous domestic violence convictions/adjudications in Brown County District Court Monday. According to court documents, New Ulm ...

Hill climb results released

NEW ULM — Results of the New Ulm Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Hill climb held at the club grounds Aug. 26 were recently released. They include: • ATV 1. James Sack, St. Peter, 6.218. 2. Zach Dierks, Hager City, Wi., 6.602. 3. Dale Sack Jr., Clarks Grove, 6.951. • Micro Mini 1. Charlie ...

Closer to reopening

German Street moves closer to opening up to the public again after work crews smooth out the fresh asphalt that was laid on Monday. The German Street road reconstruction has been a summer-long project, starting on May 7.

Vandals hit house

Vandals destroyed just about everything they could at an unoccupied residence at 20932 U.S. Highway 14, about two miles west of Sleepy Eye over the weekend. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office reported the damdage happened between 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m.Sunday. Anyone with information ...

Sleepy Eye City Council discusses 2019 budget

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council held a special meeting to discuss the 2019 city budget Monday. City Manager Mark Kober proposed an 11.1 percent total budget increase for the proposed $3,843,150 budget for 2019. “Most of the increase, about $130,000, is for streets,” Kober ...

Commissioners to consider CSAH 8 bridge proposal

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider a proposal to assist with an historic bridge alternatives analysis for the Eden Township bridge (CSAH 8) over the Minnesota River Tuesday. Bridge 2110, aka the Franklin or Hale Bridge, is the last truss bridge in Brown County. Closed ...

Chinese man faces criminal sex charge

NEW ULM — A 39-year-old man from Zhejiang, China faces felony 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct and gross misdemeanor 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly touching children inappropriately at a New Ulm hotel swimming pool Saturday. According to court documents, New Ulm ...

Preacher and his Band of Men

The Preacher and His Band of Men played the final Music in the Park event of 2018 Monday night. Due to thunderstorms in the afternoon the performance was moved into the Community Center. The Preacher and His Band of Men. The band played New Age Gospel music starting with a rendition of “God ...

Flying up the hill

NEW ULM — Local motorcycle enthusiasts were all revved up for Sunday’s Hill Climb. The Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club held its annual hill climb event on club house grounds near New Ulm. The Flying Dutchmen Hill Climb is an annual tradition going back decades. Les Stadick said it ...

Commemoration of U.S.-Dakota War ends

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society’s commemoration of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 came to a close Sunday, with a walking tour of the pioneer section of the New Ulm Cemetery. Two tours of 25 people each were led by Darla Gebhard and Sue Ullery through the cemetery. Gebhard ...

Bridge work resumes

The 7th Street Bridge crew restarte the task of laying I-beams over Front Street. The project was delayed following the discovery of a defect in some of the original I-beams sent to the project.

Walking tours show Battle of New Ulm sites

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society (BACH) hosted a series of walking tours Saturday in commemoration of the 156th Anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War. The morning walking tour was led by Opal Dewanz. The morning tour was intended for younger audiences and highlighted the ...

City Center Apartments introduced with opening VIP tour

NEW ULM — A special VIP open house event was held at the finished City Center Apartments Saturday afternoon. Guests at the event were able to explore the building from the garage basement to the third floor balconies. Project developer Jim Kretsch invited several of the individuals to ...

Maxine Meine chosen for 2018 Bridge Builder Award

SPRINGFIELD — Each year Bridging Brown County awards a Brown County resident with the Bridge Builder of the Year Award. This award is given to someone who exemplifies the organization’s mission to strengthen our community by bridging relationships of understanding and communication in Brown ...

Bench dedicated in memory of Darlene Ubl

NEW ULM—A bench was placed in Washington Park Friday afternoon to honor the life of Darlene Ubl. Ubl served as a daycare providers for nearly 25 years. Her husband, Tom estimated she watched over 75 children in her career from their home located three blocks from the park. Tom said ...

Historian examines aftermath of US-Dakota War

NEW ULM — Historian Mary Bakerman gave a presentation Friday on the immediate aftermath of the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862. The presentation was part of the Brown County Historical Society’s (BCHS) 156th anniversary commemoration. Bakerman’s presentation “After Wood Lake” was held in ...

House Fire in Hanska

Caution tape surrounds a home at 205 Summit Ave. in Hanska following a fire that started around noon Friday. The Hanska Fire Department has not released details about the fire at this time.

Working on the railroad

Staff photo by Fritz Busch A Swingmaster swing loader removes 85-pound rail, sets it on the ground and installs new 115-pound rail on the Minnesota Prairie Line between Winthrop and Gibbon Aug. 23. The project began this summer and is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 15. The new, continuous ...

School Board confirms names on ballot

NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board held a short meeting Thursday evening, which included a resolution regarding the upcoming school board election. The resolution confirmed the names of those on the School Board election ballot. The names on the sample ballot are Steven Gag, Melissa ...

Lower Sioux staff talk about tipi life

SLEEPY EYE — A trio of Lower Sioux Agency staff talked about tipi construction, customs and items found in a tipi and culture at the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society Depot Museum Thursday. The men displayed many items that originated from buffalo. For instance, a buffalo stomach was ...

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