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New Ulm sees last Classic Car Hop and Shop Cruise-In of 2017

NEW ULM — The last Classic Car Hop and Shop Cruise-In of 2017 was Thursday on downtown Minnesota Street. Since May, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted the cruise-in on the second Thursday of the month. Vehicles from nearly every decade since the invention of the automobile ...

Dist. 84 OKs max levy, contract agreements

OKs 28 students to open enroll SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education unanimously approved certifying the 2017 payable 2018 tax levy for the maximum amount Wednesday. Superintendent John Cselovszki said the resolution would reduce school district taxes by 1.05 percent next year, ...

Welcome to Night at the Museum

NEW ULM — Travel back to the early 20th century Saturday at the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum. The second annual Night at the Museum Gala begins at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. Dinner will be at Lola’s- An American Bistro, served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased ...

Platz is Bridge Builder of Year in Brown County

NEW ULM — Clarice Platz is the winner of the Bridge Builder of the Year Award. The award is presented to a Brown County citizen who exemplifies the mission of Bridging Brown County, “to strengthen the Brown County community by bridging relationships of understanding and ...

NU-Telecom launches Hanska broadband project

NEW ULM — NU-Telecom recently celebrated the launch of one of its 2017 broadband development projects, made possible by a grant awarded by The Minnesota State Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). NU-Telecom received three of the 42 grants announced by Lt. Governor Tina ...

National Merit Semi-finalists

Minnesota Valley Lutheran seniors Blake Fosburgh, left, and Anna Natrakul, right, were named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Wednesday. Fosburgh hopes to study some variation of chemistry in college. Natrakul wants to go into medicine and be a doctor.

Immanuel Lutheran Church to hold spaghetti dinner

COURTLAND — Immanuel Lutheran Church in Courtland will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, bread sticks, green beans, fresh fruit and ice cream bars. Free will offerings will be accepted to help send a mission trip to Las Crucas, ...

EDA discusses future of Milford Heights Subdivision

NEW ULM — The future of the Milford Heights Subdivision was discussed by New Ulm’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) Tuesday. Recently S & P Development purchased 20 acres that make up the second and third phases of the subdivision. The proceeds from this sale are $398,555. S ...

New Ulm airport gets federal grant

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Ulm Municipal Airport a grant of $264,600 for infrastructure improvements. City Engineer Steven Koehler said this grant will allow the city to update its airport master plan and layout plan and update zoning. The city ...

Two MVL students are semi-finalists for National Merit Scholarship

By Connor Cummiskey Staff Writer NEW ULM — Two New Ulm-area students have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School seniors Blake Fosburgh and Anna Natrakul will have the opportunity to compete for some 7,500 scholarships ...

Sorenson facing travel restrictions

ST. PETER — A 57-year-old rural New Ulm man charged with a felony and gross misdemeanor stalking and a misdemeanor domestic abuse charge of violating an order for protection (OFP) July 28 was granted permission to travel out of state but must return home by 9 p.m. the same day, in Nicollet ...

SE City Council OKs 3.5 percent preliminary levy hike

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a 3.46 percent 2018 preliminary tax levy certification hike Tuesday. City Manager Mark Kober said most city departments would see two to three percent budget increase. The general fund would increase from $591,535 in 2017 to ...

Panel OKs applications

NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission approved three applications Tuesday. The list included: • A Conditional Use Permit Application by Mathiowetz Constructions Company on property owned by Justin & Carrie Roiger, Section 4, Stately Township to allow use of property for a ...

Highway 14 re-opens

U.S. Highway 14 re-opened between Sleepy Eye and Springfield last weekend. Primarily a concrete overlay and shoulder work, the project should provide a smoother, safer ride, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Next year, a Highway 14 project from Sleepy Eye to New ...

Planning recommendation may affect Kiesling House

NEW ULM — The Park and Recreation Commission made a recommendation Monday night that could affect the Kiesling House’s status on the National Register of Historic Places. The Kiesling House is the only wood-framed house remaining in New Ulm built before the Dakota Conflict of 1862. At ...

Marty Seifert to keynote Brown County Republican FunRaiser

NEW ULM — Marty Seifert will be the keynote speaker at the annual Brown County Republican FunRaiser scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21, at the New Ulm Community Center, 500 North German Street, New Ulm. U.S. 1st District congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn, state Dist. 16B Rep. Paul ...

New Ulm to hold forum on race

NEW ULM – New Ulm is asking community residents to come together for a community conversation on race. “It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race” is a YWCA trademarked racial dialogue facilitation process utilizing trained facilitators to lead small table discussions on race. Participants ...

Pancakes, planes and fun

NEW ULM — A large crowd of people attended the Lions Club of New Ulm 44th Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast but it was a 74-year-old German immigrant that may have been the most interesting story at the New Ulm Municipal Airport Sunday. Riding a very energy-efficient bicycle across the ...

Cathedral coronation

Nathan Hauser, left, and Brooke Landreville were crowned Cathedral High School Homecoming 2017 King and Queen Sunday night.

HermannFest lights up the sky

NEW ULM — HermannFest returned this year as a celebration not only of Hermann the Cheruscan, whose monument overlooks New Ulm and the Minnesota River Valley, but the man who designed and built the 102-foot tall monument. No fewer than four generations of Berndts attended an unveiling of the ...

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