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Why did KFC close?

Local News

NEW ULM — The Kentucky Fried Chicken store on 7th North Street is closed. It’s last day of operation was Sunday. The KFC was part of the community for 47 years, but the franchise contract with KFC expired earlier this year. The last few days the restaurant depleted its inventory before ...

Splashpad may be installed at Harman Park

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park and Recreation Commission recommended a new donated splashpad be located at Harman Park. A splashpad is an aquatic feature with no standing water or depth. It is described as playground equipment with water spraying features. In November 2018, the city ...

Richmond woman faces five financial exploitation charges

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BROWN COUNTY — A 60-year-old Richmond woman accused of using a vulnerable adult’s credit card for spending more than $17,000 from April 25, 2016, to Sept. 24, 2018, faces five charges of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Four felony charges and one gross misdemeanor charge ...

Gibbon man convicted of interfering with 911 call

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NEW ULM — A 23-year-old rural Gibbon man was convicted of gross misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call as part of a plea agreement in Brown County District Court Monday. Ryan James N. Davey, 32345 611th Ave., Gibbon was originally charged with two counts of felony domestic assault-by ...

DNR seeks hunting, trapping input

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ST. PAUL — Hunters, wildlife watchers, landowners and interested groups can provide their thoughts about deer populations, proposed hunting and trapping season changes, including expanding the youth deer hunting season across the state, allowing smaller-gauged shotguns for wild turkey ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

McLeod County Sheriff • Responded to a domestic on 130th Street, north of Brownton at 8:51 p.m. April 5. The situation was mediated. Brownton Police also responded. • Responded to a fight on south Street in Stewart at 10:36 p.m. April 5. No one was transported. Also responding were ...

Public notices

Legals

(April 9, 2019) NOTICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING PUBLIC HEARING The Courtland planning and zoning commis- sion will hold a public hearing on April 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m., in the city council chambers regarding a mineral ex- traction conditional use permit for Frank ...

Time to Build

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Pre-schoolers equipped with yellow helmets and shovels are among several groups that took turns to break symbolic ground for a major addition to the school Sunday. The groundbreaking service was attended by several hundred people.

Report: 40% of US bridges need repair

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ASHINGTON — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) released its 2019 bridge report recently, listing 47,000 U.S. bridges in poor condition and that four of out 10 U.S. bridges need to be replaced or repaired, including one-third of interstate highway ...

Bell ringers

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Handbell choirs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota participate in the 40th Annual WELS Western Region Handbell Festival at the Chapel of the Christ at Martin Luther College Sunday afternoon.

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report at 11:16 a.m. Sunday at Broadway and 9th South Street. A 2007 Chrysler Aspen driven by Allison M. Madsen, 24, Rochester, was southbound on Broadway near 9th South when she rapidly slowed for traffic stopped at Broadway and 10th South ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (April 4, 7, 8, 2019) ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS JOHNSON PARK 2019 IMPROVEMENTS NEW ULM, MINNESOTA ISG NO. 18-22191 Sealed Prime General Contract bids for John- son Park 2019 Im- provements will be re- ceived by the Owner at the office of the Owner, c/o ...

Brunch, show-goers get a jump on spring

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NEW ULM — Local models displayed spring wardrobe, jewelry and accessories to dozens of women at the fifth annual Champagne Brunch & Spring Fashion Show at the Grand Center for Arts & Culture Saturday morning. Brunch and beverages were served before this spring’s trendy collections ...

Highway 14/15 detour begins April 15

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NEW ULM — A new detour at the highway 14/15 interchange will begin Monday, April 15 as New Ulm Gateway project construction crews tackle the completion of the new interchange and Minnesota River bridge. The new detour will consist of Nicollet County Road 5 (Fort Road), Nicollet CR 12 and 21 ...

Community Market & Co-op expands hours

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Community Market & Co-op, 506 1st St. N., recently expanded its hours to three days a week. Helping support local producers and community, the store is now open 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. In addition, store ...

Knights of Columbus kick off tourney

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New Ulm Knights of Columbus members Paul Hillesheim, left, and Bob Schabert stand at attention as Ashley Schaefer sings the National Anthem at the Minnesota Knights of Columbus State Bowling Tournament at Concordia Lanes Saturday. The tournament is being held this weekend and next at Concordia ...

MVL sending 4 to state speech tourney

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ST. PETER — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School speech team traveled to St. Peter on Friday, April 5, to compete in the 2A Section Tournament. In Discussion, Stephanie Dose placed 5th, and in Humorous Interpretation, Kincaid Diersen placed 5th. In Extemporaneous Reading, Maida ...

Park & Rec Report

Communities

Self Paced Triathlon is being offered April 8-May 17 at the Rec Center. Activity miles may be completed in or outdoors. We will rely on the honor system when recording mileage totals. All competitors that reach their goal by the end of the event will receive a t-shirt. You do not need to be a ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a driving complaint at Cash Wish Foods, 1220 Westridge Road at 6:03 p.m. Friday. During a child custody exchange, a person was found to have no valid driver’s license, no vehicle insurance and no title transfer. A report was sent to the New Ulm City Attorney’s ...