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Ambulance donation

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Submitted photo The Lafayette Area Ambulance department recently received $7,500 in funding for a new ambulance. $5,000 was provided by the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Foundation and $2,500 from New Ulm Medical Center Charitable contributions. Pictured with the new ambulance are NUMC ...

MVL Speech Team competes in Section 2A tournament

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ST. PETER — Nine members of the MVL speech team traveled to St. Peter on Friday afternoon to compete in the 2A section tournament. In Extemporaneous Speaking, David Huang placed 5th , and Emma Niebuhr placed 2nd in Extemporaneous Reading. In poetry, Elizabeth Kassuelke placed 2nd, and Rachel ...

Area Church Services

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Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery ...

Public Notices, April 14, 2018

Legals

PUBLISH (April 14, 2018) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 08-CV-07-939 In Re: Irrevocable Special Needs Trust of TAYLOR BECKER pursuant to Court Order dated December 17, 2007 ORDER FOR HEARING The Petition for Settlement and ...

Gateway project starts

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NEW ULM — Road construction season has begun. The Highway 14/15 Gateway project into New Ulm began Thursday morning. Construction crews set up barricades blocking traffic on 7th Street North from Broadway to the bridge over the Minnesota River. The crews began working on the bridge over ...

Winter storm predicted

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NEW ULM — April is the cruelest month. Even as temperatures reached 50 degrees Thursday, New Ulm is bracing for another winter blast this Friday that could last through Sunday. A winter watch is in effect from Friday, 10 p.m. until Sunday 1 a.m. According to weather reports, there is a 90 ...

Lockdown at WLC

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NEW ULM — A scare at Washington Learning Center (WLC) resulted in a short lockdown near the end of the school day. Police were dispatched to a conflict near WLC at 2:43 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports of two adults arguing. “While they were en route, another report came into ...

School board learns about daycare, transition programs

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NEW ULM — School Board members and principals discussed Kids Connection and interschool transitions during their study session April 12. Little Kids Connection, for preschool ages 3-5, is up by four in enrollment with a ratio of one staff person to 10 students. There is one lead teacher and ...

Drug case jury trial to conclude Friday, defendant takes stand

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NEW ULM — A Brown County District Court jury trial for a Mankato man facing drug and other charges is scheduled to conclude April 13. Joel A. Wortman, 48, 50 Teton Lane, Mankato, is facing four felony third-degree narcotic drugs sale charges, two counts of felony soliciting or conspiring ...

SE man faces felony false imprisonment charge

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SLEEPY EYE — A 24-year-old Sleepy Eye man faces felony false imprisonment-intentional restraint, gross misdemeanor 911 call disruption and misdemeanor domestic assault charges after an alleged April 8 fight in Sleepy Eye. Charges were filed April 12 in Brown County District Court against ...

NU man faces felony threats of violence, stalking charges

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NEW ULM — A 60-year-old New Ulm man was charged with felony threats of violence and stalking in Brown County District Court April 12, for allegedly leaving threatening voice messages at a business he formerly worked for. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were notified at 9:01 ...

Weather forces 3M plant to close for first time in 27 years

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NEW ULM — Concern of the Friday the 13th storm caused the 3M Plant of New Ulm to shut down plant operations at 11 p.m. Friday. Plant Manager Dennis Miling said it was the right thing to do to ensure the safety of their employees. New Ulm’s 3M plant has rarely shut down for inclement ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Vegetables, Veggie Sticks/Lettuce, Fruit Tuesday: Sub Sandwich, Ham/Turkey & Cheese, Corn, Fruit Wednesday: Cheez Beefy Mac, Hot Dish, Green Beans, Fruit Thursday: Beef & Bean Burrito, Peas, Veggie Sticks/ Lettuce, ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Sibley County Sheriff • Received a report of a one-vehicle crash on 1st Avenue in gibbon at 5:09 p.m. April 10. Roger Holm, 60, rural Winthrop was driving a 2017 Buick Essence southbound on 1st Avenue, left he road and hit a building. Holm had moderate injuries and was transported by ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (April 13, 17, 2018) ASSESSMENT NOTICE INPORTANT INFOR- MATION REGARDING PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS This may affect your 2019 property taxes. The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Township of West Newton in Nicollet County, Minnesota will meet at the ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Focus on Vision resource event at Lafayette LAFAYETTE — The Fields of Grace Churches at Lafayette and the Lafayette Area Lions will co-sponsor a Focus on Vision Impairment and Blindness Info & Resource Fair, Wednesday, April 25. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at First ...

Bike donation

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Jefferson Elementary received $870 Wednesday morning for a stationary bike to add to its sensory room. Anytime Fitness held a fundraiser last week, which raised over $300. On top of that, Sluggers Forever, a family-owned non-profit, donated an additional $500. Pictured left to right: Jefferson ...

Brown County Humane Society under fire after euthanizing cat

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NEW ULM — The Brown County Humane Society (BCHS) in New Ulm is under fire after euthanizing a cat that was suspected of having rabies. The cat, later revealed to be owned by Ryan Lohman, was brought to BCHS without identification on Thursday, April 5. It bit a volunteer and broke skin, ...

Six men to be ordained as permanent deacons

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NEW ULM — Six men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Diocese of New Ulm April 21. “The Lord calls men from all walks of life,” said deacon Mark Kober, Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of New Ulm. He noted that among this year’s candidates are a farmer, a ...

Townships officers get county update

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SLEEPY EYE - The Brown County Association of Township Officers got a healthy dose of Brown County news at their annual spring meeting at the Sleepy Eye Servicemen's Club April 11. Sheriff Rich Hoffmann said drug activity is mostly methamphetamine and prescription pills. He encouraged people ...

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