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Hazelton offered top county job

Local News

NEW ULM — After about 20 minutes of discussion, Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to offer the county administrator job to Winthrop City Administrator/Economic Development Director Jenny Hazelton. On a motion by commissioner Scott Windschitl, seconded by Tony ...

Three walls top option for Hermann Heights

Local News

NEW ULM — Three walls was the top option of the Hermann Heights Park hillside stabilization committee, but the length of the walls is still up for debate. The Hermann hill committee was formed last year to determine the best way to relandscape the hillside leading up to the monument. The ...

Man dies in traffic

Local News

NEW ULM — A minor vehicle accident near 1720 Westridge Rd. ended with a death Wednesday morning. Douglas Melvin Walter, 67, of New Ulm, died due to a medical condition while driving. Walters was driving a 2014 Nissan Altima eastbound on Westridge Road along the outside area of the Walmart ...

Miller Sellner acquires Rabe International Inc.

Local News

Miller Sellner Implement of Sleepy Eye announce the recent acquisition of Rabe International, Inc. of Fairmont. Pictured are John Oothoudt, store manager and Rabe owner, Doug Miller, Miller Sellner president and Dave Baarson, Rabe owner. This addition makes Miller Sellner a 4 store location ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

State Patrol • Received a two vehicle crash report on Highway 111 and the Fort Road, Granby Township, Nicollet County, at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday. A 2016 Chevy Silverado driven by Daniel W. Rouser, 54, Atwater, was westbound on County Road 5 when it collided with a 2012 Dodge Durango driven by ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (April 11, 18, 2019) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 08-PR-19-284 In Re: Estate of Martha Emelia Wellner, also known as Martha E. Wellner, Decedent. NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEAR- ING ON ...

Former Jacobs & Meidl music store may house grocery store

Local News

NEW ULM — The former Jacobs & Meidl music store on 5 N. Minnesota St. is being rehabbed with plans to turn it into a grocery store. Tuesday, the New Ulm Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved a $50,000 loan from the Commercial Property Loan Program to Vaharoslee, Inc./ABD, LLC, ...

Controlled burn at Ft. Ridgely

Local News

Mac Oglesby, a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources natural resource technician, spreads a controlled fire on a hillside Tuesday on County Highway 29 at Fort Ridgely State Park. Controlled fires were set to mitigate overgrowth and reintroduce a natural prairie on the hillside.

April showers bring no flowers

Local News

BROWN COUNTY—April once again proves to be cruelest month as south central Minnesota prepares to be hit by a massive blizzard. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts up to four inches of snow accumulation by Wednesday night. There is a 60 percent of precipitation Tuesday night which ...

Planning panel OKs gravel mining permit

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — After considerable discussion, the Brown County Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit (CUP) application by Duininck, Inc., to renew an existing CUP in Section 29, North Star Township Tuesday. A recommendation to the Brown County Board of ...

Fish introduced to creek

Local News

Scott Mackenthun, a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources area fisheries supervisor, introduces rainbow and brown trout to Fort Ridgely Creek Tuesday at Fort Ridgely. Mackenthun said 400 trout were introduced to Fort Ridgely Creek including Ramsey Creek, Spring Creek and Scheldorf Creek ...

Allina awards grants to local entities

Local News

NEW ULM — Seven New Ulm nonprofit and local government organizations are the newest recipients of Neighborhood Health Connection grants from Allina Health, according to a press release from Allina Health. Out of 68 nonprofits and organizations chosen in Minnesota and Wisconsin, seven from ...

Fence goes up as St. Paul’s starts building

Local News

A fence went up at St. Paul’s Lutheran Elementary School this week and changed traffic patterns on school property, as the school starts construction of a pre-school wing, STEM labs and other new features.

Spring snowstorm hits hard

Local News

The much anticipated winter storm hit Minnesota, creating slick roads and icy conditions around the state, including New Ulm. Above, a pair of semi tractor-trailer rigs jackknifed and collided near the Highway 15-68 intersection south of New Ulm, snarling traffic in the area. It was one of ...

Off the Shelf: A library experience

Communities

I have always loved libraries. My childhood library, the Kent Free Library in Ohio, holds an almost magical quality in my memories. The children’s area was in the basement and could be accessed by elevator or a metal spiral staircase near the adult service desk. It felt like stepping into ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to a two-vehicle crash without injuries at 108 S. Front Street at 5:29 p.m. Monday. A 2006 Chevy Malibu driven by Steven A. Dausey, 55, New Ulm backed into a parked 2007 GMC Yukon owned by Joseph A. Gehring, 32, New Ulm, while leaving a driveway. Damage was minor ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (April 3, 10, 2019) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 08-PR-19-256 In Re: Estate of Mark A. Bode, also known as Mark Bode, De- cedent. NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEAR- ING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Oakwood Spaghetti Supper postponed NEW ULM — Oakwood United Methodist Church is postponing its Spaghetti Supper, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11, to Thursday, May 16 because of the weather. It will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1630 Oakwood Ave., New Ulm. A ...

Nuvera Gift Campaign

Mailbag

Nuvera recently completed their “Working Together Great Things Can Happen” campaign, raising over $16,000 for local nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves. Pictured at right, Tricia Gieseke (Nuvera) presents one of the donations to Lori Pickell-Stangel (United Way of Brown ...