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Hagedorn campaigns in New Ulm

Local News

NEW ULM — The GOP hopeful for the First Minnesota Congressional District seat, Jim Hagedorn, returned to New Ulm Wednesday evening for another fundraising stop. The reception was held at the New Ulm Country Club. Former Minnesota House Minority Leader Marty Seifert attended, as did Sen. ...

Wisconsin man dies in accident near St. James

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ST. JAMES — One person died in an accident at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday at Mile Post 64 on Highway 60 in Saint James Township, Watonwan County. A 2004 Jeep, driven by Derek Arthur Anderson, 35, of Marinette, Wis., was traveling east on Highway 60. A 2015 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Lisa Jennie ...

Highway 4 in St. James detour removed next week

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Community planning celebration in November MANKATO — After three construction seasons and multiple detours in the city of St. James, the Highway 4 reconstruction will be wrapping up and detour removed the week of October 22-26. The $15.7 million Highway 4 project included ...

Human Rights Award ceremony Oct. 23

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Human Rights Commission is awarding its 2018 Human Rights Award to Alma Marín Millán of New Ulm. A native of Bolivia, Marin has lived in several countries throughout Latin America. She has dedicated years to public service, serving on multiple commissions and ...

Flushing on Minnesota Street

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NEW ULM — Today the Water Department will be flushing on North and South Minnesota Streets. Flushing hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until completed. It is advisable to allow about an hour after daily flushing for water to clear. If problems arise, call the ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (October 11, 18, 2018) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 08-PR-18-961 Estate of Henry F. Liesenfeld, Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PRO- BATE OF WILL ...

City Council chairs clash

Local News

NEW ULM — There was a clash of council presidents Tuesday night at the New Ulm City Council meeting, with former City Council president Dan Beranek accusing current City Council President Charlie Schmitz of scheming to remove City Manager Brian Gramentz. “This whole thing stinks a lot, ...

City reproved about banners

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NEW ULM — A discussion on the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) financial report turned into a citizen’s request to abolish a Chamber of Commerce authority, during the city council meeting Tuesday. Shannon McKeeth, owner of Bingham Hall Bed and Breakfast, spoke to the council about the ...

Commissioners OK county-based purchasing letter

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a county-based purchasing (CBP) letter of support to gubernatorial candidates Tuesday. The action came at the request of South Country Health Alliance CEO Leota B. Lind. The letter was sent to Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff ...

Off the Shelf: The lure of a good book

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I was wondering what draws us to certain books. Is it that the reader loves the writing, that the story or message draws them in, maybe that the characters are relatable? Perhaps it’s also primal...and harkens back to the stories you read or that were read to you as a kid. I grew up with ...

Frandsen supports Project Lunch Box

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Submitted photo Frandsen Bank & Trust staff recently held a fundraiser for the benefit of Project Lunch Box, raising a total of $1,100 dollars. The staff donations were matched by Frandsen Bank & Trust, for a total donation of $2,200. Project Lunch Box is a weekend meal program for ...

CHS Class of 1962

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Submitted photo The Cathedral High School Class of 1962 held its 56 year reunion recently in New Ulm. In the front row, left to right, areMary Kay (Bieraugel) Hartten, Darlene (Wendinger) Kuester, Jane (Boettger) Grundmeyer, Kathy (Lindsay) Jensen, Joanne (Kretsch) Windschitl, Pauline (Dietz) ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a criminal damage to property report at the Best Western Plus, 2101 S. Broadway, at 3:18 p.m. Monday. Over the weekend, a domestic assault included a hole in the wall and broken television. Damage was estimate at $700. An individual was arrested for domestic ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Erin Hart to lead book discussion NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library and CASTLE will welcome author Erin Hart to the library on Friday, October 19 at 1:30 p.m. Hart will discuss her second book in the Nora Gavin and Cormac Maguire series, “Lake of Sorrows,” which is set in Ireland and ...

Daycare, vital downtown are key issues, Ward 4 candidates say

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm League of Women Voters held a candidate forum for New Ulm's City Council, Fourth Ward, Monday. The candidates for the Fourth Ward are incumbent City Councilor Larry Mack and challenger Andrea Boettger. In his opening statement Mack said he has served as councilor for ...

Mayoral candidates would like to advocate for city, its people

Local News

NEW ULM — The League of Women Voters held a Mayoral Candidates Forum, Tuesday. The two candidates running for the mayoral seat are incumbent Robert Beussman and challenger Kathleen Backer. Backer said if elected she would dedicate herself to making New Ulm the best place to live, while ...

Groundbreaking for DLC facility

Local News

NEW ULM — A ground breaking ceremony was held Monday at 24 Somsen St. for the new DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication building. DLC President Brent Donner and CEO David Dewald along with employees, members of Citizen’s Bank, Apx Construction and city administrative staff, gathered for the ...

City Council to approve terms of separation with city manager

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NEW ULM — The City Council is expected to formally approve the terms of Brian Gramentz’ separation from the city manager position, tonight. The Separation Agreement and Release of Claims regarding the terms of severance of the employment of City Manager Brian Gramentz will be presented ...

4 SE councilors discuss issues

Local News

SLEEPY EYE — Four Sleepy Eye City Council members, two of which are running against each other Nov. 6, agreed downtown revitalization plans are among the most important issues in town. Ward 2 incumbent Dick Zinniel, who has served more than 20 years on the city council, and challenger Gary ...

Zoomania 2018 begins Friday

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SLEEPY EYE — The public is invited to see Bat Bus with Batman and Nightwing, Brent (Zooman) Mielke and his animal friends, ghost tours, UFO and alien displays beginning Friday night at 145 E. Main St., Sleepy Eye. The kid-friendly Halloween party that continues at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, ...

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