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Hagedorn claims county GOP leaders’ endorsements

BLUE EARTH – The Friends of Hagedorn Committee on Friday announced its first list of endorsements from Republican Party county chairs, co-chairs and deputy chairs. The list of 15 includes support from 12 of the 21 counties in Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Hagedorn is seeking ...

Fire destroys abandoned house

Firefighters from Sleepy Eye, Springfield and Comfrey responded to a fire at an abandoned farm house located 31474 185th St., Sleepy Eye, about one and a half miles northwest of Leavenworth. The fire was called in to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office at 3:15 a.m. Sept. 7. Sleepy Eye ...

ACT scores above state average at all area schools

NEW ULM — All three high schools in or around New Ulm averaged higher average ACT scores than the state this year. Minnesota’s state average composite score of 21.5 was the highest of the 17 states that give the ACT to all students and fifth highest of states that give the test to over ...

St. Paul’s has new STEM class

NEW ULM — St. Paul’s Lutheran School started classes Sept. 5, with the addition of a new STEM class. The addition is in part a response to a 2014 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that found STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related jobs will grow to over 9 ...

Cathedral Homecoming

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Homecoming court members are, from left to right, Truman Pippert, Brooke Landreville, Adam Franta, Jill Griebel, Ian Berdan, Kristina Long, Nathan Hauser, Leah Schmitt, Brandon Berg, and Regan Berdan. The coronation of the 2017 Cathedral High School’s Homecoming ...

Artist performs at The Grand tonight

NEW ULM — Wandering musician Ray Bonneville is performing at The Grand Kabaret tonight. The show begins at 8 p.m. at The Grand. Tickets are $8 for members and $12 for non-members. “I am doing a music show. I will be by myself on the stage with an electric guitar and a harmonica and a ...

Highway 4 detour begins Sept. 13

WILLMAR — A detour for culvert work on State Highway 4 from Nicollet County Road 5 to Brown County Road 29 will go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 16, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). Traffic will be detoured using County Roads 5 and ...

11th annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive returns to Mankato

Blood drive helps pump up the Red Cross blood supply MANKATO — Help pump up the blood supply by donating blood with the American Red Cross, Alpha Media (KEEZ-FM, KYSM-FM, KRBI-FM, KMKO-FM) and Culver’s when the annual Rock ‘N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive returns to Mankato Sept. ...

Artist: never be complacent

NEW ULM — A new artist who focuses on realistic and abstract renditions of nature is coming to The Grand. Starting with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 8, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., painter Brian Frink’s show “Odd Shapes and Other Delights” will be on display in the 4 Pillars ...

City Hall being updated

NEW ULM — The City Hall Chambers will undergo a series of security updates later this month. Due to these updates the council chambers will be unavailable starting Sept. 15. The renovations are expected to last from Sept. 15 to Nov. 9. During this time meetings typically scheduled for the ...

Cobden man faces felony charge, six other counts

NEW ULM — A 30-year-old Cobden man was charged with seven counts including fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle (which is a felony) in Brown County District Court Tuesday. Besides the felony charge, Rolando Parra Jr., 120 2nd St., Cobden, was charged with contributing to the need for ...

Six inducted into NUACS Hall of Fame

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) will induct six members into the 2017 Hall of Fame. A brunch will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Best Western Plus to honor the newest members. Each year, candidates who have been nominated by fellow alumni, classmates, co-workers ...

German-Bohemian Society to hold fall picnic

NEW ULM — A presentation titled “The Connection Between Loretto Spiritual Sites in Bohemia and New Ulm” is the feature of the German-Bohemian Heritage Society’s (GBHS) fall picnic to be held in Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Learn how ...

Princess Kay open house Sunday

NICOLLET COUNTY — The Nicollet County Dairy Association will host an open house to honor the newly-crowned 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Emily Annexstad, from St. Peter. The public is invited to come and congratulate Annexstad on her new role. An open house will be held on Sunday, ...

Man, formerly of New Ulm, talks of hurricane aftermath

SIENNA PLANTATION, TEXAS — The current home of former New Ulm resident Tyler Morgan is recovering after flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. Residents in the town of Sienna Plantation, Texas, just south of Houston, are cleaning up damage to homes and schools. “A couple of congregational ...

City cuts funds for NU Economic Development Corp.

NEW ULM — As of 2018, the city of New Ulm will eliminate $50,000 in funding for the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) in favor of filling an open assistant city manager position. Currently the city subsidizes the NUEDC at $50,000 per year, which is the maximum amount a ...

Leash law tabled

NEW ULM — The status of an animal leash law returned to the City Council Tuesday night, but was tabled for a second time. A recommendation came from the Park and Recreation Department to reinstate a leash law in New Ulm City parks. On June 12 the Happy Trail Dog Park Committee recommended ...

Commissioners OK ditch cleanout

NEW ULM — After nearly an hour of discussion with a roomful of farmers Tuesday, Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to do a complete clean out of County Ditch (CD) 33 this fall. At an Aug. 22 drainage committee meeting, it was decided that CD 33 landowners should ...

New Ulm Telecom, Inc. declares 3rd quarter dividend

NEW ULM — The Board of Directors of New Ulm Telecom, Inc. approved a 3rd quarter dividend payment of $.10 per share. The recently declared dividend will be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 11 and will be payable on Sept. 18. NU-Telecom is a communications ...

Brain Injury Task Force plans event

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Brain Injury Force (MNBIF) is providing a free brain expo on Monday, Sept. 11, 4 - 8 p.m. at Jakes Stadium Pizza in Mankato. At 4 p.m. Director Sharon Gieseke will speak on “You received a Brain Injury: What Now?” At 5 p.m. Margot Imdieke Cross, accessibility ...

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