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Lonesome Ron pays visit to Harkin Store

NEW ULM — Lonesome Ron paid a visit to the Harkin Store Sunday afternoon to share stories, cowboy ballads and even yodel. Lonesome Ron, also known as Ron Affolter, visits the Harkin Store each Labor Day and continues to be a big draw. Site Manager Ruth Grewe said the musical programing is ...

Board to look at hazard plan

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider a resolution and letter of commitment authorizing participation in the planning process and execution of a sub-grant agreement to update the Brown County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan Sept. 5. The resolution includes a sub-grant agreement with ...

Deutsche Strasse B&B has new owners

NEW ULM — The Deutsche Strasse Bed and Breakfast has been part of New Ulm for 20 years and, as far as new owners Vicki McCauley and David Crinklaw are concerned, it will continue to remain in New Ulm for years to come. McCauley and Crinklaw officially purchased Deutsche Strasse B&B from ...

Preston Holm determined to fight, beat diabetes

HANSKA — Preston Holm of Hanska will be entering fifth grade this fall and he will have one of the more dramatic summer stories to tell his fellow classmates. On Memorial Day, not long after finishing his fourth grade year, Preston almost died. Unknown to Preston or his family he had Type 1 ...

Interest in miniatures is huge at toy show

NEW ULM — Toy tractors and farm miniatures may look small, but they are a big deal to collectors. For the last 32 years New Ulm has hosted an annual Labor Day Toy Show dedicated to farm toy aficionados. The show started Saturday and continues through Sunday afternoon at Civic Center. ...

Atzenhoefer at the head of the MSU Marching Band

MANKATO — On Saturday Sept 9, residents of Lafayette and New Ulm will get the first chance to see Lafayette native Evan Atzenhoefer in action as he leads the Minnesota State University (MSU) Maverick “Machine” Marching Band during the football team’s first home game. Atzenhoefer was ...

Six juveniles injured in rollover crash near SE

SLEEPY EYE — Six juveniles were injured early Saturday morning and three were airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center after a roll over accident on Brown County 27 near the intersection of Country Road 10, just east of Sleepy Eye. The accident occurred at approximately 12:49 a.m. ...

New Ulm Farm Toy Show

The New Ulm Farm Toy Show is taking place this weekend at the New Ulm Civic Center. Hours today are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Admission is $3.50 per person, with 10 and under admitted free.

Couple combines talents in muscle car restoration

LAFAYETTE — Steve and Janet Havemeier made a night of it at the final Classic Car Night at Dave’s Place in Lafayette Friday. A rural New Sweden hobby farmer, Steve Havemeier converted his former dairy barn into a machine shop of sorts a few years back and started a frame-off restoration ...

Six injured in rollover crash near Sleepy Eye early Saturday

BROWN COUNTY—Six juveniles were injured and three were airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center after a roll over accident on Brown County 27 near the intersection of Country Road 10, just east of Sleepy Eye. The accident occured at approximately 12:49 a.m. Saturday morning. Several ...

Minnesota River recedes

The Minnesota River receded enough this week so the lower level of Minnecon Park is now open again. Picnic tables are once again on dry land. New Ulm Park and Recreation Department Director Tom Schmitz reported the Minnecon Park water access site and boat ramp reopened. He added that Minnesota ...

Godahl prepares for 62nd annual Labor Day celebration

GODAHL — Labor Day almost here and that means the small unincorporated community of Godahl will soon face a large crowd of visitors for the 62nd Annual Godahl Day. The annual event is celebrated each year on Labor Day with a parade, music, food, bingo and raffle prizes. However, this ...

Lind House to host Pitchfork Fondue

NEW ULM — The Lind House Association is hosting its annual Pitchfork Fondue Steak Fry at Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm on Friday, September 8, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The menu will feature sirloin steak, corn on the cob, baked beans, pickles, and ice cream treats. A child’s hot dog meal ...

Bloodmobile winds up New Ulm drive

NEW ULM — The Red Cross Bloodmobile concluded its three-day drive in New Ulm on Friday, collecting 78 units of blood, short of its goal of 89. Over the three days of the drive, the bloodmobile collected 368 units of blood. Its goal was 389. Bob Ahlers was presented with a 12-gallon pin on ...

First look at Bank Midwest

NEW ULM — Last November Bank Midwest in New Ulm broke ground for a new building on the corner of Broadway and Center Streets. At that time Bank Midwest President Shannon Hillesheim estimated the building should be open by Oktoberfest 2017. As construction enters its final phase, it looks ...

Hot Topics: Immigration and the Minnesota economy

NEW ULM — Immigrants and the Minnesotan economy were the topic of Thursday’s Hot Topics lunch. William Blazer, the senior vice president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, explained immigrants served four major roles when it came to the state economy. “First, certainly, as ...

Zoning, planning panels clear way to twin-home construction

NEW ULM — Both the Zoning Board and Planning Commission approved requests related to a Milford Heights housing development on Thursday. First the Board of Zoning approved an application for side yard variances in the Milford Heights Second Addition. The variance would allow for the ...

Library to show new release

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Library will show a newly released DVD on Wednesday, September 6 at 3:30 p.m. This movie is rated PG and runs 76 minutes. Popcorn and drinks will be served at this free event. This event is sponsored by the Optimist Club of New Ulm. For more information, ...

Red Cross collects 127 units of blood

NEW ULM — The Red Cross collected 127 units of Blood Thursday in New Ulm, down from a projection of 127. Pins: Patty Matthews, 3 gallons; Darlene Beranek, 5; Joan Gleisner, 7; Deb Koehler, 9; Beryl Fischer, 9; and Bryan Hornick, 13.

Open houses at New Ulm Public Schools

Students and community members were invited to two days of open houses at the District 88 campuses. Students could use the time to find their lockers and meet teachers while other community members could explore and see what changes were made over the summer.

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