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Officer Sara Schlingmann speaks with Teresa Windschitl, Robert Trautloff, Silva Barnes, Ruby Kroll, Julie Rolloff and Phylis Nelson over a cup of coffee.

Coffee with Cops

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NEW ULM — Highland Regency hosted a new program Monday morning called Coffee with Cops. New Ulm police visited the Highland Regency apartments for early morning coffee with the residents. Police Chief Myron Wieland, Commander David Borchert, Sgt. Dean Barstad, Sgt. Jeremy Reed, Cpl. Chip ...

Council to review Armory land with National Guard reps

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NEW ULM — The City Council will hold an informal gathering with representatives of the Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) Tuesday. The group will meet at the 30-acre site of the future Armory and Field Maintenance Shop west of the Municipal Airport and south of Highway 14. The group ...

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Brandon Reinarts (left) and Lenny Booth (right) look on as Paul Burr (center) places his ball on the hole 18 green during the The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation’s Golf Scramble at the New Ulm Country Club Monday. The scramble attracted 34 teams to raise money  for the Heart of New Ulm project.

Golf scramble raising money for Heart of New Ulm

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Brandon Reinarts (left) and Lenny Booth (right) look on as Paul Burr (center) places his ball on the hole 18 green during the The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation’s Golf Scramble at the New Ulm Country Club Monday. The scramble attracted 34 teams to raise money for the Heart of New Ulm project.

White nationalists: Charlottesville just a beginning

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emboldened and proclaiming victory after a bloody weekend in Virginia, white nationalists are planning more demonstrations to promote their agenda following the violence that left a woman dead and dozens injured. The University of Florida said white provocateur ...

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 The Gladiolus Society was able to fill an entire table with youth entries. Anyone under the age of 17 could enter the youth division. The youth still needed to follow the county fair theme. Many chose to incorporate toys in demo derby-themed exhibits.

Graceful gladioli gladden the eye

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NEW ULM — This year, 342 gladiolus spikes and 80 arrangements filled the Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday. This exhibit was created by the Minnesota Gladiolus Society, which visits the Brown County Fair each year. The Minnesota Gladiolus Society has been in operation since 1929 and ...

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The Brown County Demolition Derby concluded Sunday afternoon with four classes of vehicles going hood to hood to wreck each other.

Demo derby ends with a bang

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NEW ULM — The Brown County Demolition Derby concluded Sunday afternoon with four classes of vehicles going hood to hood to wreck each other. Sunday’s derby was a special event. Ohmar Schugel was the guest referee for the derby. Schugel is the man responsible for bringing demo derbies to ...

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Several members of the Gag family help plant the Goosetown Memorial Tree in Riverside Park. Ashley Gag (left) hands Audrey Gag (center) the shovel to add dirt while Dan Gag (right) holds the tree in place.

Gemutlichkeit in Goosetown

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NEW ULM — The second annual Gemutlichkeit in Goosetown was held Sunday. Despite threats of rain, the event attracted a fair crowd. Gemutlichkeit translates into friendliness or welcoming. The Friends of Goosetown organize the event as a neighborhood celebration similar to a block ...

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MVLHS builds garage; invites public to reception Aug. 30

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NEW ULM — A new storage/bus maintenance facility was constructed this summer on the campus of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVLHS). The facility, built in partnership with Palmer Bus Service, will equip the school with a better area to maintain the buses during the winter season, ...

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In the photo are: Brian Serbus, SouthPoint Financial; Becca Loose and Nikina Howk, BeMobile; Pam Kitzberger, Oak Hills Living Center; and Chad Aukes, Tech Unlimited.

BeMobile remodeled

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NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee recently visited BeMobile to check out their new remodel. The remodel was commissioned to stay up-to-date and look like corporate Verizon stores, giving it a modern look. One of the big change from the remodel was they removed the large counter in the back ...

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In the photo are: Kathy Van Roekel, NU-Telecom; Andrea Boettger, Design Home Center; Dr. Taylor Oie, Akre & Clark; and Brittney Schmiesing, Chuck Spaeth Ford.

New optometrist welcomed

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NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee recently welcomed Dr. Taylor Oie, the new optometrist at Drs. Akre and Clark Family Eye Care. Dr. Oie is originally from Lake Crystal, MN and went to college at University of Northwestern St. Paul and optometry school in Big Rapids, Michigan. She wanted to ...

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The Grandstands were full for the Brown County Demolition Derby. The 80s Stock division was one of the most popular classes and divided into two heats. Brad Wiltscheck in the #342 car took first prize in the second heat.

Fans flock to Demolition Derby

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NEW ULM—A rough estimate from ticket takers place as many of 3,000 demo fans in the grandstands Saturday night. The Saturday demo derby was a long awaited event. It marks the 50th anniversary of the Demolition Derby at the Brown County Fair. Saturday was intended to be the second night ...

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Jordan Kieper showed a hog in the Brown County 4-H swine show Saturday at the fairgrounds.

Good turnout for 4-H swine show at Brown County Fair

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NEW ULM — The 4-H Swine Show had strong showing this year. There was a wide variety of swine spread across 23 classes. Ag Society Director Alisa Mangen said in recent year Brown County 4-H has seen more pure breed entries like Duroc, Hampshires and Yorkshire pigs. This has expanded the ...

Brown County Fair Results

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Truck and Tractor Pull Friday, Aug. 11 Hobby Stock 4500 LBS 1-Eric Oslund, Mankato 2-Paul Hanson, Lake Crysta 3-Matt Petersen, Sprinqfield Impoved Stock 4500LBS 1-Paul Gregor, Kilkenny 2-Ben Michels, Mankato 6000 LBS Pure Stock-Gas Trucks 1-Doug Citrowske, New Ulm 2-John ...

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Noah and Samantha Richert took top honors in the Brown County Fair’s 4-H goat show on Saturday.

Richerts do well in goat show

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NEW ULM—The 4-H Goat Show is one of the smaller animal competitions at the State Fair, but the 2017 show saw increased interest from last year. The 4-H volunteers believe Brown County Goat producers are working with breeds they like and that has made all the difference. As with last year, ...

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Mckenzie Cselovszki completes the most difficult part of the llama obstacle course. The last stretch requires the handler to either walk the llama while bouncing a basketball on grass or walk the llama while hulu-hooping. Cselovszki chose the basketball.

Llama drama at the Fair

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NEW ULM—The 4-H animal shows concluded on Saturday with the most unusual competition saved for last. The 4-H Llama show consisted of only two 4-H member. Cassidy Hacker and McKenzie Cselovszki worked with the six llamas provided by the Hacker family. The two girls lead the llamas through ...

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The Minnesota Gladiolus Society return to the Brown County Fair. The theme of this year’s show was “The County Fair.” Judges reviewed hundreds of flowers in a variety of category. A people’s choice category was also open to public voting on Saturday.

Brown County Fair

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Photos by Clay Schuldt The Minnesota Gladiolus Society return to the Brown County Fair. The theme of this year’s show was “The County Fair.” Judges reviewed hundreds of flowers in a variety of category. A people’s choice category was also open to public voting on Saturday.

Park & Rec Report

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Concert in German Park Monday, August 14. Entertainment by DD & Rosco starting at 7 p.m. Wow! Zone in Mankato Trip available to age 8 and up. Friday, August 11. Bowl, play mini golf and laser tag for a fun-filled afternoon! Van departs from the Rec Center at 12 and returns at 4 ...

Marlin Portner, a primary organizer behind the Tractor Pull, pulls with his tractor in one of the earlier heats. He said he was happy with this year’s turnout as it was the first year in a few to not be rained out. About 50 people competed across 24 weight and vehicle categories for the top three spots in each.

Pulling at the County Fair

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Marlin Portner, a primary organizer behind the Tractor Pull, pulls with his tractor in one of the earlier heats. He said he was happy with this year’s turnout as it was the first year in a few to not be rained out. About 50 people competed across 24 weight and vehicle categories for the top ...

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Bob Schabert of Courtland  received the Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Nicollet County Fair Friday.

Schabert named Nicollet County Outstanding Senior

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ST. PETER — Former Courtland mayor and civic leader Bob Schabert received the Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award at the Nicollet County Fair Friday. The award is given to a person age 70 or older who continues to do voluntary service after age 65 and remains active in such ...

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Steve Sherman, who won the 18-and over round, takes his first bite during the Pie Eating Contest Friday at the Brown County Free Fair.

Contestants clean up in pie eating contest

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NEW ULM — Competitors stuffed their faces with apple pies Friday at the Brown County Free Fair Pie Eating Contest. Contestants lined up next to a long table and waited for the “Go” to rip open the cardboard boxes containing the pies and pig out. There were three age-based rounds. ...

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