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Council tables matter of safety equipment for crossing

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council Tuesday tabled a grant application that would lead to installing safety equipment for pedestrians crossing Broadway. This is the second time the council has tabled it, but for a new reason. The council is waiting to hear about state grants that could fund ...

County Board OKs drug court pact

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a drug court surveillance contract for a surveillance officer for the Brown-Nicollet-Watonwan Drug Court. In 2018, Brown and Nicollet Counties have budgeted $10,000 for the service. District Court provided funding for fiscal ...

Off the Shelf: ‘Before We Were Yours’: Fiction base on history

Communities

Stolen children, abuse, secrets, and lies that affected families for generations is the story told in “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. It’s an unbelievable story, so it has to be fictional, right? Although “Before We Were Yours” actually is fiction, the story is based on the ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Communities

MN Music Hall of Fame to recognize Scheid NEW ULM — To recognize Elmer Scheid’s recent induction into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame, the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame will celebrate “Elmer Scheid Day” on Saturday, Oct. 28, with an open house at the museum, 27 North ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

State Patrol • Received a two-vehicle crash report with injuries at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday. A 2001 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 17-year-old female was westbound on 451st Avenue in Granby Township, Nicollet County when it entered the State Highway 111 intersection and was hit on the driver’s ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (October 18, 2017) On September 14, 2017, the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing indefinitely and actively suspended, for no less than three (3) years, Timothy Dubois, license no.: RN671609, of New Ulm, Minnesota, be- cause he is unable to practice ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Juried Art Show submissions sought NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture will accept submissions for the 9th Annual New Ulm ArtScape Juried Art Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 2. Submissions may be dropped off at The Grand, 210 N. Minnesota St. The ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted. SPEEDING Renata L. Metzler, 512 S. Hunt St., Lake Crystal, 65/55, $125; Jacquisha K. Johnson, 606 Dill Ave. S.W., Madelia, 73/55, $145; Zachary J. Johnson, Mound, 83/55, $285; Eric C. Sandwick, 82195 430th St., Truman, 65/55, $125; ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey

Cmdr. Dave Borchert briefed members of the public on what the New Ulm Police Department has done to prepare for responding to mental health calls Monday at the Public Library.

Police explain response to mental health calls

Local News

NEW ULM — Members of the public got a rundown of the New Ulm Police Department’s preparation for mental health incidents. Cmdr. Dave Borchert of the New Ulm Police Department (NUPD) briefed the public on the department’s ability to respond to mental health crises. “I would probably ...

Fire was arson; woman charged

Local News

NEW ULM — Investigators have ruled that a Saturday fire at 509 1/2 Center Street, Apartment 1, was an arson. Charged in the arson is Tanya Marie Lieder, 37, of 509 1/2 Center Street, Apartment 1, the New Ulm Police Department said Monday in a press release. Lieder is charged with one ...

City to look at rectangular rapid flashing beacon

Local News

NEW ULM — An application for a rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) will once again come before the City Council. The council tabled accepting the beacon last January. Earlier this month, the Safety Commission recommended the council authorize an application to fund one on Broadway at ...

Board considers ten-year road, bridge program

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will review and consider a proposed ten-year road and bridge construction program Oct. 17. A number of projects in the program were reviewed and discussed on a park and road tour this year. Changes have been made based on current construction costs, bond ...

Nicollet County board approves best power project option

Local News

ST. PETER — The Nicollet County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved what its considered the best option for a new transmission line Oct. 10. Public Works Director Seth Greenwood asked commissioners to consider approval of the Huntley-Wilmarth 345 kV project. Xcel Energy and ITC ...

Water main flushing underway

Local News

NEW ULM — The Water Department is flushing the water mains today, from Highway 14 to County Road 29 and all the side streets along these routes. Flushing is from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. While flushing is underway in your area, avoid doing laundry and allow about an hour after daily flushing ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Renville County Sheriff • Received a report of a ATV (all-terrain vehicle) crash with injuries on U.S. Highway 71, a half mile north of 840th Avenue, two and one-half miles north of U.S. Highway 212 in Winfield Township at 5:27 p.m. Thursday. A 2015 Arctic Cat ATV driven by James Zenk, ...

Court Proceedings

Court News and Tickets

Brown County District Court • Pamela M. Riebe, 39, 100 S. Minnesota St., New Ulm, received a stay of adjudication for wrongfully obtaining assistance-theft Monday. Successful probation completion will result in a dismissal. Two counts of financial transaction card fraud and perjury-in any ...

Harkin Store Site Manager Ruth Grewe stands by a variety of antique artifacts and letters on display during a program on the history of the West Newton Post Office Sunday at the Harkin Store.

Honey, I mailed the kids!

Local News

NEW ULM — Sunday the Harkin Store hosted their penultimate program for the year on the history of the West Newton Post Office. This is only the second time the Harkin Store has ever hosted a Post Office program despite the fact the building served as a post office for over 30 years. “I ...

Cat died in fire

Local News

NEW ULM — The cause of Saturday night’s fire at 509 Center St. is still under investigation. None of the tenants in the building were home at the time of the fire, but two cats were found in the building. Firefighters were able to save one of the cats, but the other perished. Fire ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Ted Marti, head of August Schell’s Brewing Company, counts the number of empty kegs the day after the Oktoberfest celebration held on site. Marti wanted to get a firsthand count of the expired kegs to make sure the mix was right for future product runs.
This year’s Oktoberfest had lower numbers than in 2016. Marti estimated 1,000 less people visited the brewery, but he is not disappointed with the turnout. “It was still a wonderful celebration,” he said.

The aftermath

Local News

Ted Marti, head of August Schell’s Brewing Company, counts the number of empty kegs the day after the Oktoberfest celebration held on site. Marti wanted to get a firsthand count of the expired kegs to make sure the mix was right for future product runs. This year’s Oktoberfest had lower ...

Fire was arson; one charged

Local News

NEW ULM — Investigators from the New Ulm Fire Department, New Ulm Police Department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshall have ruled that a Saturday fire at 509 1/2 Center Street, Apartment 1, New Ulm, was an arson. Charged in the arson is Tanya Marie Lieder, 37, of 509 1/2 Center Street, ...

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