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(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted.) RESTRICTED PARKING AS MARKED Trevor J. Grack, 1020 N. Garden St., New Ulm, $52; CARELESS DRIVING Natasha B. Ring, 109 2nd St., Darfur, $260, 2 days Sentence to Service for indeterminate period, six months Unsupervised ...

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Bakken Museum employees Nathan Meyer, left, as Thomas Edison, and Siri Hellerman, right, as Nikola Tesla, explained the basics of electrical generation and the fight between the two inventors on Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary School.

War of the currents

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NEW ULM — It was all about AC versus DC Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary, though it had nothing to do with rock and roll. Bakken Museum employees Siri Hellerman, school proposal outreach coordinator, and Nathan Meyer, invention programs coordinator, presented about the basics of how ...

City Council looking at 1.68 percent levy increase

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NEW ULM — The City of New Ulm’s 2018 annual budget hearing was held Tuesday night. Following changes made to the preliminary budget, the city is currently looking at a 1.68 percent levy increase for 2018. In September, the council set the preliminary tax levy increase at 5.5 percent. By ...

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MVL student gets perfect ACT score

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NEW ULM — A Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School student earned the best possible composite score of 36 on her ACT test in October. Anna Natrakul, 17, a senior this year, earned the mark on her third time taking the test. This time she said that nothing had stuck out to her on the ...

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St. Nikolaus gives Hank Kirschstein, 4, a bag of candy after speaking to him about the meaning of Christmas. Nikolaus and Krampus appeared at the public library Tuesday evening, St. Nikolaus Day Eve, during the St. Nikolaus Storytime and Craft Event.

Naughty or nice?

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St. Nikolaus gives Hank Kirschstein, 4, a bag of candy after speaking to him about the meaning of Christmas. Nikolaus and Krampus appeared at the public library Tuesday evening, St. Nikolaus Day Eve, during the St. Nikolaus Storytime and Craft Event.

Balmy weather turns into a blizzard

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BROWN COUNTY — Weather in much of Minnesota went from one extreme to the other Dec. 4. The Twin Cities broke a 76-year-old weather record high Monday when the temperature rose to 57 degrees at noon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The old record was 56 degrees in ...

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NU-Telecom donates $15,000 to the State Street Theater Capital Campaign Dec. 5. NU-Telecom’s donation was matched by a $1,250 donation from CoBank through its Sharing Success Program. From left, NU-Telecom Chief Operating Officer Barb Bornhoft and Chief Executive Officer Bill Otis, State Street Theater Capital Campaign Coordinator Mary Ellen Domeier and board chairwoman Judy Sellner and campaign cabinet member Bob Schirlinger. The donations put the capital campaign past $201,000.

State Street Theater boost

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NU-Telecom donates $15,000 to the State Street Theater Capital Campaign Dec. 5. NU-Telecom’s donation was matched by a $1,250 donation from CoBank through its Sharing Success Program. From left, NU-Telecom Chief Operating Officer Barb Bornhoft and Chief Executive Officer Bill Otis, State ...

Police Logs

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Renville County Sheriff’s Office • Received a two-vehicle crash report with injuries at the intersection of CR 21 and CR 11, in Crooks Township, about 3 miles north of Renville Dec. 4. A 2011 GMC Acadia driven by Nicole Hoberg, 24, Renville, was eastbound on CR 11 when it collided with a ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • A wallet was reported stolen 8 p.m. Tuesday from Toyota Camry parked in the 900 block of Center Street. The wallet was reported to contain $200. • Police received a theft report 9:36 a.m. Wednesday from the South 500 block of Broadway. A bird bath valued at $80 was taken ...

NUACS Christmas concert on Dec. 11

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NUACS Christmas concert on Dec. 11 NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will present their annual Christmas Concert on Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral High School Gymnasium. The performing groups will include students from 5th grade Choir and Band through 12th Grade ...

Court Proceedings

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Brown County District Court • Anthony N. Geisler, 30, 1006 1/2 Center St., New Ulm, was convicted of felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor DWI-body contains any amount of Schedule I/II drugs Dec. 5. Charges of felony fifth-degree drug possession-not small ...

Compassionate Friends candle lighting Sunday

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NEW ULM — The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 700 South Broadway, New Ulm. The candle lighting begins at 7 pm. and continues until 8 pm. There will also be a potluck which begins at 6 p.m. ...

City’s budget, levy hearing set tonight

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NEW ULM — Tonight New Ulm residents will able to comment on the city’s 2018 budget and tax levy during a public hearing. The budget and tax hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. In September, the council set the preliminary tax levy increase at 5.5 ...

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Where two buildings destroyed by a late October fire stood is now an empty lot. Whether the city will be rebuilding or not depends on the insurance company.

Lafayette rebuilding question waits on insurance

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LAFAYETTE — A little over a month after a fire destroyed two buildings in downtown Lafayette, the city is still waiting on insurance to move forward. In late October a building owned by resident Dennis Fenske caught fire. Adjacent to that building was the site of future city offices which ...

Storm causes slippery roads, low visibility in area

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NEW ULM — A slushy, sleety rain turned to snow in Brown County about 5 p.m. on Monday, and high winds turned the snow into whiteout conditions. Brown County authorities handled multiple reports of cars sliding off the road in the Sleepy Eye area, and drivers complaining of poor visibility. ...

Dollar General now open in Fairfax

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FAIRFAX — Dollar General’s newest store at 100 Lincoln Ave. W. in Fairfax is now open. Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a ...

Dan Feehan meet & greet today

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NEW ULM — Dr. Joan Krikava and Jim Bodine are hosting 1st Distrcit congressional candidate Dan Feehan for a Meet & Greet in their home at 308 South Broadway, New Ulm, beginning 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Feehand is seeking DFL endorsement for the US Congressional seat currently held by ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Sleepy Eye Police • Received a report at 4:56 p.m. Dec. 3 of a 15-year-old male who left home on the 100 block of 5th Avenue N.E. at 11 a.m. Dec. 2. Police learned that the male was at his girlfriend’s residence in New Ulm, where police picked him up Dec. 3 and released him to his ...

Court Proceedings

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Brown County District Court • James W. Hesse, 69, 1212 N. German St., New Ulm, was charged with gross misdemeanor criminal neglect Dec. 4. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to 1212 N. German St. for a welfare check on Oct. 7 after a call was received from the ...

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