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New ID scanner

Local News

The Underage Substance Abuse Coalition (USAC) recently purchased a handheld ID scanner to be used to check IDs during county-wide events and prevent underage drinking. Abby Schwab, USAC, presents Jason Seidl, Brown County Sheriff s Office, with the ID scanner.

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police Two vehicles sustained damage in an accident without injuries reported at 6:27 p.m. at 20th South/ HyVee. Issac Luellen, 20, of Rossville, KS, driving a 2000 Buick, was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of 20th South and was attempting to make a U-turn around the ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (September 6, 2018) CITY OF NEW ULM BROWN COUNTY STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING on PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT AND BUSINESS SUBSIDY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (August 24, 31, Sep- tember 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of that cer- tain mortgage, that cer- tain Mortgage dated October 21, 2013, ex- ecuted by Nancy ...

First grade’s first in school!

Local News

Jefferson Elementary School first-graders participate in physical education class as they begin the school year Tuesday. Other grades except kindergarten begin school Wednesday. Kindergarten classes start Thursday.

NU man faces 1st-degree arson charge

Local News

NEW ULM — A 30-year-old New Ulm man accused of starting a fire in the B & J Laundromat Aug. 30 was charged with felony 1st-degree arson in Brown County District Court Tuesday. Unconditional bail was set at $150,000 for Cotey J. Bandow, 308 Front St. S., in court Tuesday. He was ordered ...

Board tables salary issue

Local News

NEW ULM — By a 4-1 vote Tuesday in front of a roomful of county employees, Brown County commissioners tabled a Salary Administration Task Force recommendation to implement a 13-step salary range schedule for paying non-union, salaried and hourly employees effective Jan. 3, ...

City council approves noise variance; contest has to be indoors

Local News

NEW ULM — By a split 3-1 vote, the New Ulm City Council approved a noise variance for Dan Horner of PROformance Auto Start & Security on Sept. 8 at 1218 N. Front St., to allow amplified music during Midwest SPL and DB Drag Show. The condition is for the contest take place indoors. The ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a theft report at Front St. and 7th St. N. at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday. Between $400 and $500 worth of construction equipment was reported stolen over the weekend. The theft remains under investigation. Sibley County Sheriff’s Office • Received a theft report from ...

Court Proceedings

Court News and Tickets

Brown County District Court • David D. Uhde, 50, 25 5th St. N.W., Madelia, was charged with felony DWI-operate motor vehicle under influence of a controlled substance and 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana Tuesday. According to court documents, a Brown County ...

Godahl’s population swells on Labor Day

Local News

GODAHL — Hundreds of people young and old, maybe more than 1,000, flocked to this tiny village on the Brown-Watonwan County Line to celebrate Labor Day together for the 63rd year, and support the local ball field maintenance plus youth recreation programs. A handful of people, maybe a few ...

Godahl Celebration

Local News

The 63rd Annual Godahl Day Labor Day Celebration was held Monday in Godahl. The festivities drew hundreds of people and spectators to town to watch the parade along State Highway 4.

Holiday garland might have to go

Local News

NEW ULM — The holidays are only a few months away, but due to liability concerns downtown Minnesota Street might go without garlands this year. Since 1925, fresh garlands featuring lighted bells and stars have adorned downtown New Ulm during the holiday season. The decorations continue to ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received an Order For Protection (OFP) violation report at 10:10 p.m. Sunday. A 21-year-old New Ulm man was arrested and transported to the Brown County Jail. Sleepy Eye Police • Received a theft report at 208 Summit St. S.W. at 5:10 p.m. Sunday. Residents said they ...

Public Notices, Sept. 4, 2018

Legals

PUBLISH (September 4, 11, 2018) Notice Of Hearing On Final Special Assessment Roll Notice Is Hereby given that the City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 100 North Broadway in the City of New Ulm, Minnesota, ...

‘Lonesome’ Ron croons at the Harkin Store

Local News

NICOLLET COUNTY — ’Lonesome’ Ron Affolter belted out cowboy tunes as Harkin Store visitors climbed the stairs from County Road 21 to the old-time general store Sunday. Also known as king of the valley yodelers, Affolter strummed an acoustic guitar to tunes including “Don’t Fence Me ...

Board considers 10-year road, bridge plan

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will review and consider a 10-year road and bridge construction program Tuesday, Sept. 4. In addition, they will consider continuing the Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation (LOST). Changes have been made based on current construction costs, bond ...

Searles Bar & Grill has new addition

Monday Business

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at Searles Bar & Grill to check out their new addition. This is the latest in updates and construction projects that Shirley Farasyn, who has owned the bar since 2002, has undertaken. They remodeled the ...

New director of Bridging Brown County

Monday Business

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ashley Aukes as the new director for Bridging Brown County. Bridging Brown County is a non-profit organization focused on strengthening Brown County by bridging relationships of understanding and communication ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a theft report at 1327 Jefferson St. N. at 9 a.m. Sunday. A resident reported $4,000 in $100s, $50s and $20 bills was stolen from an unsecured residence sometime between Thursday and Friday. Police have no suspects at this time. Minnesota State Patrol, ...

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