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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 ...

U.S.-Dakota War: The financial aspect

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society’s commemoration of the US-Dakota War of 1862 continued Thursday with a presentation by Daniel C. Munson on the financial aspect of the conflict. The war had its origins in a late annuity payment that the U.S. government owed the Dakota ...

Treasure Haus fashion show

Staff photo by Kevin Sweeney The Treasure Haus hosted a Back to School/Fall Fashion Show on Thursday. Pictured, people participating in the show.

Three-vehicle accident on Highway 37

Staff photo by Fritz Busch New Ulm Police and Fire Departments were called to a three-vehicle crash on the 23rd Street South bridge at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters contained vehicle fluids from draining into the Minnesota River. The Minnesota State Patrol assisted.

Fixing the cannons

Submitted photo Chipping paint has been the bane of sailors since ships became metal. Brown County’s Facilities Director Jesse Kral explained the county’s periodic maintenance to keep two Navy 5-inch cannons that guard the courthouse front doors in tip-top shape. Workers are shown as they ...

Another (unplanned) detour!

NEW ULM — The two-year, $35-million Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway Project got another detour recently when Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) inspectors discovered a defect in the long concrete I-beams recently laid on the Front Street bridge. “It didn’t take too long to ...

Speaker suggests rethinking U.S. – Dakota relations

NEW ULM — Dr. Robert W. Galler gave a presentation on the history of the Crow Creek Tribal Schools Wednesday evening. The presentation was part of the commemoration of the 156th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War. Galler’s presentation was titled “Rethinking U.S.-Dakota Relations into ...

Boettger is new Turner Hall boss

NEW ULM — A former Turner Hall assistant general manager with New Ulm roots is coming back to become the executive director and manager of the iconic New Ulm establishment. Andrea Boettger takes over the Turner Hall controls today. She follows Virginia Suker Moldan who stepped down from the ...

Kimmel concert coming up

NEW ULM — Native New Ulm musician Ian Kimmel is back in town and playing a concert Friday night at the State Street Theater with his band “Ian Kimmel & The Heard.” Kimmel and his band have returned to New Ulm for a chance to play at the State Street Theater (SST). Kimmel is happy to ...

Back to school, fall fashion show at Treasure Haus

NEW ULM — Treasure Haus is hosting a Back to SchooL/Fall Fashion Show on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m.. Treasure Haus is extending its hours until 7p.m. on Thursday to showcase its Fall clothing and decor. Last Sunday, 12 members of the Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School National Honor ...

New Ulm City Manager Gramentz leaving Dec. 31

NEW ULM — City Manager Brian Gramentz announced his plan to resign from his position at the end of the year. The resignation came as unexpected news. The council was informed of this decision prior to the start of Tuesday’s meeting. No warning of his resignation was included in the ...

Schugel’s last day

NEW ULM — Tuesday was a bittersweet day at the Recreation Center because it was the last day of work for Recreation Program Supervisor Joey Schugel. A special farewell party was held at the Rec Center for Schugel as he departs for his new position with St. Peter’s Recreation ...

Commissioners table salary schedule recommendation

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously tabled a salary administration task force to implement a 13-step salary range schedule for non-union salaried and hourly employees Tuesday. The task force recommendation was to consolidate a 26-step salary schedule as a 13-step schedule ...

Lynd man gets stay in prostitution case

Ordered to program, 30 days jail NEW ULM — A 70-year-old Lynd man found guilty of felony prostitution by a Brown County District Court jury after eight minutes of deliberation July 6, fined $905 and sentenced to 30 days local confinement. Receiving a stay of imposition, Lawrence D. ...

I-beams defective

NEW ULM — The two-year, $35-million Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway Project got another detour recently when Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) inspectors discovered a defect in the long, concrete I-beams recently laid on the Front Street bridge. “It didn’t take too long to ...

New District 88 teachers ready to start year

This year’s new District 88 teachers gather outside New Ulm Middle School on Monday after the first day of new teacher orientation in preparation for the new school year.. Nearly 20 teachers were added to New Ulm public this year. Bottom row L to R: Jacob Beilke (Grade 6), Jill Berdan ...

Council to consider new Cottonwood park request

NEW ULM — Residents have requested a new park be added to the upper Cottonwood Street/Dacotah West subdivision area. The New Ulm City Council will consider at Tuesday’s meeting whether New Ulm staff should evaluate areas for a new Cottonwood Street neighborhood park. Last week at the ...

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