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Brown County board hopefuls talk issues

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioner 5th District candidates Lynn Anderson of rural Springfield and Jeffrey Veerkamp of Comfrey seemed to agree on many but not all issues at the New Ulm League of Women Voters Candidate Forum at New Ulm City Hall Monday night. Anderson and Veerkamp survived ...

SE women face 18 counts of animal maltreatment

BROWN COUNTY — Two Sleepy Eye women each face 18 counts of misdemeanor maltreatment of animals after Brown County Sheriff’s deputies received complaints of several neglected horses in rural Sleepy Eye April 24. Charges of torturing five horses and four ponies, and depriving them of ...

RENU panel begins process of requesting proposals for recreation center

NEW ULM — The RENU Oversight Committee met to review and recommend updates to projects, Monday. RENU stands for Reinvest in New Ulm, an effort to fund local projects with a local sales tax. The committee is seeking to begin the preliminary work on the Recreation Center, which is proposed ...

Commissioners consider budget callback items

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider two 2019 draft budget callback items Tuesday, Oct. 23. The first item to be considered is the purchase of five portable computers for $4,160. On Aug. 27, commissioners reviewed the proposed purchase and requested further information on the ...

Pokémon Go players raise over $1K for area charities

NEW ULM — Area Pokémon Go players raised over $1,000 for local charities Sunday. The popular mobile game held a community day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the local New Ulm Pokémon Go club hosted a gathering in German Park. Every month the club uses the community day events as ...

Season finale at Harkin Store

NEW ULM — The Harkin Store gave a final Blue Grass musical round-up to cap off the 2018 season. Each year, the historic Harkin Store closes shop in late October with one last musical performance. Harkin Store favorite Lonesome Ron of Mankato always takes part in the show and usually brings ...

Smashing good fun at the Fairgrounds

NEW ULM — A crowd of spectators filled the grandstands at the Brown County Fairgrounds Saturday for the second annual Pumpkin Smash Demo Derby. The fall derby brought out many of the same drivers from the county fair. Over 70 drivers participated in seven divisions. Unlike other derbies, ...

Sleepy Eye man dies from injuries in farm accident

MINNEAPOLIS — Kaleb Fischer, 19, of Sleepy Eye, who was injured in a farm accident on Wednesday, has died from his injuries. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office informed the Brown County Sheriff’s office Friday evening that Fischer died at 6:54 p.m. Friday at the Hennepin ...

Junior Pioneers Annual Meeting Oct. 26

NEW ULM — The Junior Pioneers will hold its Annual Meeting on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Green Mill Restaurant, New Ulm. The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., business meeting at 6 p.m., then a meal followed by the program. Reservations are due by Tuesday, Oct. 23. Tickets ...

‘Divas’ to cap off Shopping Opener

NEW ULM — “Divas Through the Decades” will perform at the State Street Theater on Friday, Nov. 2 starting at 6 p.m. for desserts and drinks, with a performance at 7:30 pm. A ticket will include admission to the concert and a dessert bar. A cash bar will be available with the Chocolate ...

Neighbors help harvest Hoffmann crop

NEW ULM — In the midst of tragic death, area farmers came together to help a grieving family bring in the crops. In a show of support, friends, family and neighbors of the late John Hoffmann, came together Thursday to combine the remaining 200 acres of soy beans in his field. Hoffmann was ...

Grand Gallery exhibit opens

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for the Arts held an opening reception for the “Form and Fragments” gallery exhibit Friday. The gallery show is unique in that it features the work of two artists. Both Charlie Putnam and Le Ann Gehring-Ryan were on hand to talk about their work with ...

Pokémon Go event in New Ulm this Sunday

NEW ULM — German Park and downtown New Ulm will be crowded with Pokémon hunters on Sunday. The local Pokémon Club as well as the clubs from Mankato and St. Peters are coming to town. The gathering will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in German Park. The event will include fun and ...

Water main flushing on State Street Monday

NEW ULM — On Monday, Oct. 22 the Water Dept. will be flushing mains North and South State Streets. Flushing hours will be from 8 a.m.. to 3 p.m.. Monday through Friday until completed. It is advisable to allow about an hour after daily flushing for water to clear. If problems arise, ...

Sleepy Eye man dies from injuries in farm accident

MINNEAPOLIS — Kaleb Fischer, 19, of Sleepy Eye, who was injured in a farm accident on Wednesday, has died from his injuries. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office informed the Brown County Sheriff's office that Fischer died at 6:54 p.m. Friday at the Hennepin County Medical ...

‘Legend’ surprised by award

NEW ULM — Steve Schneider was surprised Thursday by a group of Allina Health personnel who awarded him with the annual Legend of Medicine Award. For the last 14 years, New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has celebrated legendary figures from the NUMC’s past. The Legend Award is given every year ...

Woman sustains life-threatening injury

A woman sustained a life-threatening injury when a semi and car collided at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Highway 15 and 422nd street, near Mile Post 61 in Lafayette Township, Nicollet County. Patti Lee Bock, 66, of New Ulm, driving a 1998 Ford Taurus, and Michael A Lewis, 47, of Huntingdon, ...

‘Forms and fragments’ at Grand

NEW ULM — The Grand Center of Arts and Culture will host the “Form and Fragments” art gallery show with works from artists Charlie Putnam and Le Ann Gehring-Ryan. The grand opening of the exhibit is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in The Grand’s 4 Pillars Gallery. Putnam works out of a ...

One killed, another critically hurt in farm accidents

BROWN COUNTY — One person died and another was seriously injured in two separate farm accidents Wednesday in Brown County. A fatal farm accident was reported Wednesday in Milford Township on 205th Avenue. At 1:27 p.m. the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Minnesota State Patrol and ...

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