The Shoe Lady coming to the Kiesling House Sunday


NEW ULM — Programming at the Historic Kiesling House, 220 N. Minnesota St., on Sunday, Aug. 19, features Pegeen Rozeske, The Shoe Lady, a historical re-enactor, shoe maker and New Ulm resident. She will present the Art and Mystery of a Cordwainer. A journeyman shoemaker, Pegeen travels ...

MCHC holding health clinic for hunters, photo contest


MADELIA – The Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) is offering a specially priced health screening specifically for hunters on Wednesday, September 19 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Clinic. Hunters that attend will have their height and weight recorded, their blood pressure checked, and ...

Fishing Contest Fun

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Kids (above) took a break from fishing with rods and reels to play with some of the catch already turned in at the New Ulm Sport Fishermen Club’s annual Childrens’ Fishing Contest at Riverside Park Wednesday evening. The weather was perfect, the river wasn’t too high, and about 200 kids ...

Brown County Teen Court celebrates 20 years in action

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NEW ULM — Brown County Teen Court celebrated turning 20 years old with a visit from a number of dignitaries in the Brown County District Courtroom Wednesday. In 1998, Brown County Probation started the juvenile diversion program in which trained adolescents sit in a courtroom and question ...

County planners OK plat applications

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NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission approved a final plate application and four preliminary plat applications Tuesday. A final plat application filed by Casandra Anderson was approved by a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Brian Braun cast the dissenting vote. The 4.85 acre parcel being ...

Dakota War Commemoration Events Scheduled in Brown Co.

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NEW ULM — Brown County Historical Society (BCHS), Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society, and New Ulm Public Library are sponsoring a number of events to commemorate the 156th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of Aug. 22-26. Confirm programs at 507-233-2620 or ...

US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires


By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the ...

Seidl, Hohensee move on in Brown County sheriff’s race

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BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Sheriff’s candidates Jason Seidl and Jeffrey Hohensee and Brown County District 5 candidates Lynn Anderson and Jeffrey Veerkamp survived the Primary Election Aug. 14. With all 13 precincts reporting, Anderson of rural Springfield had 471 votes (39.25%) of the ...

Winter files for Dist. 88 re-election

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NEW ULM — Duane Winter filed on Monday for re-election to the District 88 School Board, setting up a four-way race for the three open positions on the board. Filing for school board has now closed. Winter has served on the school board since 2007, the longest serving member by four years of ...

EDA mulls projects to be funded with cash reserve

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NEW ULM — The Economic Development Authority (EDA) discussed draft ideas first presented at the July EDA meeting. In June, the EDA paid off the mortgages for both Garden Terrace buildings. The EDA’s reserve account for these buildings has grown to a significant amount. Staff proposed ...

NU man faces stolen property charge in Watonwan County

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Allegedly steals truck in Searles WATONWAN COUNTY — A 46-year-old New Ulm man faces felony charges for receiving stolen property, plus gross misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor DWI charges in Watonwan County District Court after drinking in a Brown County bar and driving to Watonwan County Aug. ...

Calif. man faces fugitive from justice charge

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Arrested in Sleepy Eye Aug. 11 BROWN COUNTY — A 37-year-old California man faces felony fugitive from justice from other state and gross misdemeanor giving peace office false name charges in Brown County District Court. Montey Rockey Woodruff’s bail was set at $10,000 Aug. 14. He ...

Ohio publisher, New Ulm native, dies

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LISBON, Ohio — Larry Dorschner, publisher of the Morning Journal in Lisbon Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 12, at his home following a lengthy illness. A New Ulm native, Dorschner, 67, had been publisher of the Morning Journal since 2000 and was named a group publisher by Ogden Newspapers in 2005, ...

SE City Council considers annexation Aug. 16

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider the first reading an annexation of a portion of the future Todnem Addition Aug. 16. Other agenda items include Sam Parker of Region 9 Development talking about the Minnesota Highway Department’s Highway 4 project, a blight committee ...

Off the Shelf: What’s new in children’s literature?


Many of you may have gone on vacation this summer, but I was at Camp Read-a-Lot! It is just what it sounds like: a spot for people who read a lot! Teachers and librarians gathered at the Mankato State University Library and talked about books for kids. Prior to the event, I had the opportunity ...

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Kimmel hosting Jam Session at the Coffee Hag in Mankato MANKATO — Minnesota Music Hall of Fame musician, Dick Kimmel, is hosting a series of acoustic jam sessions at the Coffee Hag, 329 N Riverfront Dr in Mankato. The first jam session will take place on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. ...

Bridge taking shape

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Construction of the North 7th Street Bridge continued Monday. Bridge crews began adding beams to the bridge decking, which will soon span over Front Street.

New PU director in New Ulm

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NEW ULM — Rodney Marshall was approved by appointment to the Public Utilities director position during a special PUC meeting, Monday. The New Ulm PUC has been without a director since the resignation of Patrick Wrase last November. During the first round of recruitment efforts, Marshall ...

Park and Rec recommends new, Upper Cottonwood park

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NEW ULM — The Park and Recreation Commission recommended the city begin the process of establishing a neighborhood park in the Upper Cottonwood Street/Dacotah West area. New Ulm has seven undeveloped park areas, five of which are designated and owned by the city. Upper Cottonwood is one of ...

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