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Regional partnership invites project ideas

Agribusiness

MORRIS — The UMN Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (SWRSDP) is seeking project ideas that contribute to the vibrant future of southwest Minnesota and connect them with UMN resources. Project ideas can be in any of these four areas: agriculture and food systems, ...

New Soybean Council officers named

Agribusiness

MANKATO – Patrick O’Leary of Benson was tabbed as the new chairman of the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC). O’Leary takes over the helm for outgoing chairman, Keith Schrader of Nerstrand O’Leary was named the new chair at the Council’s June 12 ...

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Diabetes presentation at Community Center June 29 NEW ULM — Community and Seniors Together will host a Diabetes Type 1 presentation on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 N German Street, Room 112. Bob and Bonnie Schirlinger will speak about diabetes and ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey

Children played in Harman Park Wednesday, blowing bubbles, playing catch and more, during the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Fun in the Park. ECFE hosts the event from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on every Wednesday through Aug. 23. The event is for children 5 or younger and is free.

‘Fun in the Park’

Local News

Children played in Harman Park Wednesday, blowing bubbles, playing catch and more, during the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Fun in the Park. ECFE hosts the event from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on every Wednesday through Aug. 23. The event is for children 5 or younger and is free.

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey

Interim Director Anne Makepeace (left), the Chair of the Fundraising Committee Andrea Boettger (middle) and Maggie Schwab, former board chair (right), stand next to a miniature Eiffel Tower sculpture that will be on display Saturday evening at The Grand.

A Grand event coming up

Local News

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture is kicking off its endowment campaign with “Ete E Paris: An Evening in Paris.” Starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at The Grand, ticket holders will be treated to a five-course tasting meal from Lola’s, drinks and live music. ...

County Board of Appeal OKs recommendations

Local News

NEW ULM — The Brown County Board of Appeal and Equalization approved three assessor recommendations Monday. Changes included raising the agricultural land value of property owned by Raymond Christensen, no address, from $1,103,200 to $1,107,300. The parcel is involved in a split, affecting ...

Dist. 84 board discusses maintenance plan

Local News

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education discussed long-term facility maintenance plans Tuesday. Consultant Tim Harbo said $100,000 track improvement project was in the plans. Supt. John Cselovszki said track maintenance should be done every 10 years to avoid huge costs later. ...

NU man sentenced in January prostitution case

Local News

NEW ULM — A 60-year-old New Ulm man charged earlier this year with gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct in a case filed Jan. 2 was convicted of misdemeanor prostitution in Brown County District Court Wednesday. The fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct charge against Mark ...

Panicked UPS workers fled Calif. gunfire that killed 4

Legals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A UPS employee armed with an assault weapon opened fire Wednesday inside one of the company's San Francisco packing facilities, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as employees fled frantically into the streets shouting "shooter!" and police swarmed ...

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Brudelie Benefit in Hanska Saturday HANSKA — A benefit supporting Tim and Dianne Brudelie of Hanska will be held Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hanska Community Center, 201 Broadway. The Brudelies have been dealing with a series of significant health issues in recent years. ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey

The Brown County Humane Society has more than two dozen kittens like DeLand at the shelter. The flood of newborns prompted the shelter to try to raise some extra resources.

Meet the kittens

Local News

NEW ULM — Come play with kittens and donate to their care during the Brown County Humane Society’s Kitten Shower. The shelter (1301 S. Valley St.) is hosting a kitten shower 3-6 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Runnings of New Ulm (2107 N Garden St). Guests can enjoy free punch and desserts from ...

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Torkelson feels court will rule for Legislature

Local News

NEW ULM — State Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) said Tuesday he and his GOP colleagues in the Legislature are confident Minnesota courts will find Gov. Mark Dayton acted unconstitutionally when he used the line item veto to strip funding from the Minnesota Legislature after the recent ...

Sibley County deputy faces drug charges

Local News

GAYLORD — A 44-year-old Sibley County Sheriff’s Office investigator was arrested for fifth-degree felony controlled substance possession and two counts of misdemeanor trespassing in Sibley County District Court June 8. Jason D. Ruehling, of Arlington, was placed on paid administrative ...

Planning panel OKs permit applications

Local News

NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission unanimously approved a pair of conditional use permit (CUP) applications Tuesday. A number of Mulligan Township farmers voiced opposition to an application by Christensen Farms Midwest LLC (on property owned by Gary & Laureen Tauer) in ...

Golf course resolution dies for lack of second

Local News

FAIRFAX — It’s already been a long, strange trip, but the journey to revive the Fort Ridgely State Park from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) chopping block took another U-turn Tuesday. A resolution approving a concession agreement between the City of Fairfax and the ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 2017) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VE- RIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AF- FECTED BY THIS AC- TION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, ...

Conversations from the Cubicles: North, South, East and West

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Betty: Guess what I just got done reading? Kris: Hmmm. No clue. B: (sigh) Then I guess that means you aren’t psychic. I just finished “Spoonbenders” by Daryl Gregory, and it was a delightfully quirky read. K: We’ve established I’m not a mind reader, so go on. B: In ...

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Monday Concert in German Park NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library presents Concert in the Park: The Porchlights on Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in German Park. Come down to the park and enjoy an evening of acoustic rock and blues music. This program is co-sponsored by KNUJ and New Ulm Park & ...

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Jake Meyer (left) with New Ulm Quartzite Quarries, a division of Oldcastle Materials, presents Joey Schugel of the New Ulm Park and Rec Department with a $250 dollar check to help fund the Park and Rec’s Days of Play event planned for August 2017.

New Ulm Quartzite Quarry donates to New Ulm Days of Play

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Submitted photo Jake Meyer (left) with New Ulm Quartzite Quarries, a division of Oldcastle Materials, presents Joey Schugel of the New Ulm Park and Rec Department with a $250 dollar check to help fund the Park and Rec’s Days of Play event planned for August 2017.

Staff photos by Clay Schuldt

Mexican Restaurant La Plaza Fiesta is open again at its original location at 15 W. Main Street in downtown Madelia. Above, owner Krystal Hernandez in the redone restaurant.

Time for a fiesta

Local News

MADELIA — After a year of hard work by crews, Mexican Restaurant La Plaza Fiesta is open again at its original location at 15 W. Main St. in downtown Madelia. The Mexican restaurant was one of several Main Street businesses destroyed in a massive fire on Feb. 3, 2016. The restaurant ...

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