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Murder suspect gets $500K bail with conditions

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NEW ULM — Bail for a 44-year-old Sleepy Eye man accused of causing the death of an 11-week-old infant at Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Jan. 7, was set at $1 million without conditions and $500,000 with conditions in Brown County District Court Jan. 9. Jose Isabel Rodriguez Limones, ...

No need for new hotel

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NEW ULM — During special weekend events hotel space is a sought-after commodity in New Ulm, but on weekdays, there is a high surplus. This was the ultimate finding of the hotel feasibility analysis conducted by the Hospitality Consulting Group, which recently recommended against a new hotel ...

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Accident at Y closes road

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Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey The Minnesota State Patrol, the New Ulm Police Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Courtland Fire Department blocked off Highway 14 where it intersects with Highway 15 after a freightliner semi rolled at ...

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Left to right, New Ulm Purple: Nori Ness, Emma Maudal, Peter Spengler and Jacob Todd.

New Ulm Purple takes 1st at K-Bowl meet

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MANKATO — The New Ulm High School’s Purple Knowledge Bowl team (Nori Ness, Emma Maudal, Peter Spengler and Jacob Todd) placed first in a 45-team meet in Mankato on Tuesday, Jan. 9, with 122 points. New Ulm Ivory (Kodie Bastian, Thomas Bauer, Max Gieseke and Jacob Hanson) placed second, ...

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Pictured are, from left to right, Evan Bentler, Noah Mages, Ricky Koopmann, Brendon DeVries, Cayden Heck, Miles Boesch, John Gillis, Adam Franta, Sam Blomberg, Matt Guggisberg, Mark Schommer, and Owen Pyan.

CHS robotics teams advance to state

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NEW ULM — Two out of three Cathedral High School Vex Robotics Competition (VRC) teams that competed on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Windom VRC, advanced to state competition. After the qualification rounds, CHS Team C was in first place, CHS Team A was in fourth place, and CHS Team B was in ...

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The City of New Ulm’s Park and Recreation Chair Toby Freier gives an acceptance speech after receiving an award for accomplishments in recreation, parks, leisure services and conservation of the environment, at the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association Banquet and Award Ceremony at the Chaska Event Center on Jan. 9.

Freier receives award

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NEW ULM — The City of New Ulm’s Park and Recreation Chair Toby Freier received an award for excellent, outstanding or unique accomplishments in recreation, parks, leisure services and conservation of the environment, at the Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association Banquet and Award ...

Red Cross urging blood donations

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NEW ULM — The Bloodmobile is at the Vogel Fieldhouse, and donations are badly needed. The Red Cross is currently experiencing a shortage of blood, and there is a call for anyone able to donate to do so over the next few days. “We never really caught up from the Christmas season,” Red ...

DPS awards Sleepy Eye Police with Stalker Radar

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SLEEPY EYE — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) awarded Sleepy Eye Police with a DSR 2X Stalker Radar in honor of successful enforcement and traffic safety activities, at the Sleepy Eye City Council meeting Jan. 9. Each quarter, DPS-OTS law ...

Police Logs

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State Patrol • Received a two-vehicle crash report at Highway 169 in Le Sueur County at 9:50 p.m. Jan. 8. A 2005 Buick Rendevous, driven by David A. Mattew, 31, Nicollet, was southbound on Highway 169 when it rear-ended a 1996 Peterbuilt semi driven by Robert J. Mulligan, 63, Owensboro, Ky. ...

Editor’s Mailbag

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Heartland Express will operate on MLK Day NEW ULM — Brown County Heartland Express will operate as normal for MLK day on Monday, Jan. 15. If you need to schedule a ride for that day, please make sure to call the Brown County Heartland Express office at 507-359-2717, or 800-707-2717 before ...

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A donation of $5,000 has been made to Turner Hall to be used to purchase new kitchen equipment to be installed in the remodeled kitchen. Dr. Ann Vogel made this donation in recognition of the present Turner Hall staff, renovation contractors, and legion of volunteers, Turner Ladies, and Board Members.  This is also given in honor of Rich Runck and Lucille Stegeman, dedicated and tireless workers at Turner Hall down and through the years past. Pictured, from left, are Virginia Suker Moldan, Janell Chrobak, Ed Weber, Dr. Ann Vogel, Dan Beranek and Kathleen Backer.

Turner Hall Donation

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Submitted photo A donation of $5,000 has been made to Turner Hall to be used to purchase new kitchen equipment to be installed in the remodeled kitchen. Dr. Ann Vogel made this donation in recognition of the present Turner Hall staff, renovation contractors, and legion of volunteers, Turner ...

Court Proceedings

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Brown County District Court • Nathan M. Iverson, 27, 1121 S. Washington St., New Ulm, was convicted of felony domestic abuse-violates 2 or more OFPs within 10 years of conviction and gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI Jan. 9. Charges of third-degree DWI, two fourth-degree DWI counts, ...

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Man charged with murder in baby’s death

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BROWN COUNTY — A 44-year-old Sleepy Eye man facing second-degree murder, first and second-degree manslaughter, and first and fifth-degree assault charges is scheduled to be arraigned in Brown County District Court at 11:30 a.m. today. A criminal complaint involving the death of an ...

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Jodi and Ted Marti were given an award Monday night in recognition of their involvement with the Sister Cities program.

Martis earn Sister Cities award

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NEW ULM — Ted and Jodi Marti were given an award Monday night in recognition of their involvement with the Sister Cities program. Last fall Ted and Jodi provided a work internship for the Hans Joohs intern Anna Nusser. For three months Nusser worked at the Schell’s Brewery office and even ...

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Maggie Bourn, right, and Alex Bidwell, mid-right, tell Tammy, left, and Mark Goodall, left, behind, about their experiences in their international food class.

Vocation-focused curriculum showcased

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NEW ULM — The public high school showed off its vocation-focused curriculum Monday night in the commons. During the first ever Career and Technical Education (CTE) Expo, over 150 members from the business and industry community were invited to examine what CTE programs District 88 ...

Park & Recreation Commission OKs MHS grant

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park and Recreation Commission unanimously approved recommending the New Ulm City Council accept a $60,000 Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) grant to help fund a Hermann Monument Comprehensive Conditions Assessment Study, Jan. 8. “The Hermann Monument is in dire ...

Date set for Sorenson hearing

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ST. PETER — The date is set for the pretrial hearing for a New Ulm man charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. During a motion hearing Tuesday in Nicollet County court, the pretrial hearing for Robert Sorenson was set for Jan. 24 at 1:15 p.m. Sorenson is charged with five ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a one-vehicle crash report without injuries at 13th South Street and German Street at 12:55 p.m. Jan. 7. Grady G. K. Meendering, 20, Springfield, was traveling downhill in a 2007 Cadillac STS on 13th South Street near German Street when it braked and skidded, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

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Winner has yet to claim prize ROSEVILLE — The winner of a $1 million lottery ticket sold in New Ulm has yet to claim their prize. A ticket sold at the Casey’s General Store in New Ulm was one of two winners for the Minnesota Millionaire Raffle of New Year’s Day. The other ticket, sold ...

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