Crash on Hwy. 68

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Law enforcement and ambulance crews responded to an crash involving a Federal Express freightliner van and a 2008 Chevrolet impala at about 9:23 a.m. Thursday. Danielle Lynn Deopere, 33, of New Ulm was westbound on 68 in the Impala, and Peter Earl Hodge, 25, of Mankato was southbound on 120th ...

Dakota War commemoration events scheduled in Brown County

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NEW ULM — Brown County Historical Society (BCHS), Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society, and New Ulm Public Library (NUPL) are sponsoring a number of events to commemorate the 156th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of August 22-26. Confirm programs at 507-233-2620 or ...

Farmers concerned about trade war implications


By Mike Lamb MORGAN — Leon Wiens of Minneapolis left the Congressional forum at the 2010 Farmfest Tuesday still searching for answers on the present trade war launched by President Donald Trump. He decided to stop at the CHS tent for a presentation by ...

Pork producers urge, exercise caution in ongoing trade disputes


By Mike Lamb GILFILLAN ESTATE — Greg Boerboom was at last sitting down at a table and was able to check his phone, while David Preisler just got off his phone after a long conversation. The two Minnesota pork advocates officials spent all day Tuesday inside ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received theft reports from parked vehicles at 503 Jefferson St. N., at 8:34 a.m., 1016 3rd St. N. at 11:06 a.m., 226 Franklin St. N. at 12:17 p.m. and 404 Payne St. N. at 12:18 p.m., all on Aug. 9. Small change was reported taken from the vehicles overnight.

Editor’s Mailbag


Historic Kiesling House features Quilting and Wool Spinning on Sunday NEW ULM — The historic Kiesling House, 220 North Minnesota St., will showcase a quilting demonstration this Sunday, August 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Quilters will demonstrate the art of quilting. Also, they will ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted) UNSAFE PASSING AGAINST SIGNS (NO PASS ZONE) David P. Carter, Eden Prairie, $135; SPEEDING Carlos I. Rangel, 214 Van Dusen St., S.W., Springfield, 65/55, $125; Maria C. Torres, 120 1/2 Elm St., Sleepy Eye, 66/55, $200; also ...

Demo derby: Fair opens with a bang

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NEW ULM — Once again the first day of the Brown County Fair resulted in countless car crashes and dozens of totaled automobiles, and none of the drivers left a note. Wednesday was the first night of the demolition derby in the Grandstand. Several dozens took part in the vehicular mayhem. ...

Immigration raids at Christensen Farms, other sites

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Christensen Farms’ sites were among places raided by immigration officials Wednesday, as part of a large federal operation targeting businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota. Officials said the businesses knowingly hired and mistreated immigrants who are in the United ...

Gubernatorial candidates stick to party lines

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GILFILLAN — Facing off together for the first and only time before next week’s primary, five candidates for governor largely stuck to party lines at an IDEAg Farmfest Forum Aug. 8. One of the few things Republicans Jeff Johnson and Tim Pawlenty and Democrats Erin Murphy, Lori Swanson and ...

DNR Commissioner: ‘Water belongs to all of us’

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GILFILLAN — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Tom Landwehr said the Mississippi River is “now reasonably” clean since the Clean Water Act at a Minnesota Water Resources forum at the IDEAg Farmfest Aug. 8. “You used to be able to smell (animal) renderings and ...

Learning the basics of theater

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NEW ULM — Wednesday was the third day of State Street Theater’s Children’s Theatre Workshop. The week-long workshop teaches young thespians, ages six to 14, the basics of theater. Wednesday they were taught stage direction and identifying items on stage. The practices are a warmup for ...

NU native opens show at 4 Pillars Gallery

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NEW ULM — New Ulm native Bob Nonnemacher opens “The Division of Space” with a 7 to 9 p.m. reception at the 4 Pillars Gallery at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture Aug. 10. Nonnemacher’s abstract canvases were designed using bold lines and geometric shapes. He used contrasting ...

A fair night for the fair

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NEW ULM — The 151 Annual Brown County Free Fair started Wednesday afternoon with rides, animal attractions, snack food and good music. The first official event of the fair was the 4-H Pet Show, which was held in the Swine Barn. The Brown County is famous for its animal attractions, but the ...

Public notices


PUBLISH (August 9, 2018) NOTICE OF MORT- GAGE FORECLO- SURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the condi- tions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORT- GAGE: November 03, 2011 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORT- GAGE: ...

Politicians debate agriculture, rural issues

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GILFILLAN ESTATE — U.S. Senate and congressional candidates debated agricultural and rural issues with gusto in morning and afternoon forums at the 2018 IDEAg Farmfest Aug. 7. Candidates fielded a question on how they would communicate trade issues in the Senate. Answers became spirited ...

Johnson says he is more conservative than Pawlenty

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NEW ULM — Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson visited New Ulm Tuesday to discuss his campaign a week ahead of the primary. Johnson received the Republican Party endorsement, but is being challenged by former Republican governor Tim Pawlenty who is seeking a third term. Asked ...

City cuts number of parking stalls

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NEW ULM — New Ulm City Council unanimously approved a variance request from State Street Apartments to reduce the number of required off-street parking spaces from 83 to 74. The apartment project is currently designed for 55 units. City code requires 1.5 parking spaces for each unit. For ...

Attorney general candidate touts credentials

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NEW ULM — Mike Rothman may not have the biggest name recognition in the DFL primary for the attorney general nomination, but he figures he has the best credentials. With the Star Tribune editorial board’s endorsement fresh under his belt Monday, Rothman spent time at Farmfest and stopped ...

Gaga ball pit opens at Harman

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NEW ULM — Tuesday afternoon, a special ribbon cutting was held for New Ulm’s first gaga ball pit in Harman Park. Gaga Ball is an simple game that can be played by several people at once. All the players climb inside the pit to play a variation of dodge ball. After the initial serve the ...

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