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Undeterred by weather, Reinharts to take (polar) plunge

Local News

NEW ULM — Frigid winter temperatures and the biting cold aren’t stopping one New Ulm family from taking the plunge at the St. Peter Polar Plunge Saturday. The Reinhart family, or Reinhart Five Generations as their team is called, consists of Sylvia Reinhart, 90, Steven Reinhart, 69, Kari ...

Local banks honored for community involvement

Local News

Citizens Bank Minnesota, Frandsen Bank & Trust of New Ulm honored by industry group EDEN PRAIRIE — Two New Ulm banks are among the 35 honored by the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their communities and to honor ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (January 31, Febru- ary 7, 2019) TOWNSHIP PROJECT Bids close March 8, 2019 Milford Township, MN NOTICE TO CON- TRACTORS - Notice is hereby given that the Milford Town- ship Board of Supervi- sors, Brown County MN will accept sealed bids at ...

Resources available when offender moves in

Local News

NEW ULM — As a cold wind blew snow outside, a community notification meeting for a Level 3 registrant drew a small number of people to the New Ulm Community Center Tuesday night. Representatives of the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC), New Ulm Police and the Committee Against ...

Prostitution jury trial stops early

Local News

NEW ULM — A mistrial was declared Tuesday in Brown County District Court in a four-day jury trial for a 23-year-old man charged with three counts of felony prostitution involving a 17-year-old girl in 2015. A jury of six men and six women were chosen from dozens of people called to jury ...

Postal Service suspends delivery

Local News

Due to projected deteriorating weather conditions related to Polar Vortex Jayden, postal delivery operations will be suspended in Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa and Western Illinois. Retail operations at local offices will be available, but may be limited. There will be no collection ...

Brown County commissioners meet Feb. 1

Local News

To review SCHA status NEW ULM — The Brown County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1 in the courthouse commissioner’s room to review the South Country Health Care Alliance (SCHA) status. Commissioners will review the current status of a capital ...

Take steps to reduce the risk of frozen water pipes, says PUC

Local News

NEW ULM — Cold weather brings a chance of water pipes freezing and breaking. This risk increases with long stretches of extremely cold weather. Here are some tips to help avoid frozen water pipes in your home. • Most water service lines enter the home in the basement, make sure that the ...

Start Up Smart new business workshops

Local News

NEW ULM — Is entrepreneurship right for you? The Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center, will host free interactive Start Up Smart workshops for people interested in starting their own business. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at the ...

Kraft retiree meeting is Feb. 4

Local News

NEW ULM — Kraft retirees and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, Happy Joes Pizza for food and conversation. Please stay home if it is very cold.

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions

Local News

During dangerous cold, blowing snow MANKATO — As near record breaking cold takes hold of southcentral Minnesota, motorists are reminded to take extra precautions to avoid potentially life threatening situations, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Subzero temperatures ...

Fourth annual donation

Communities

Submitted photo Avid area gardener Duane Kolbe of East Linden Township recently made his 4th annual donation of 3,000 pounds of organic-grown butternut squash to three area food shelves— New Ulm, Mankato and St. James. Kolbe attributes his gardening prowess to “a kind Mohter Nature,” ...

Off the Shelf: Tidying up

New Ulm

My sister gave me the “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo for my birthday a few years ago... I think she may have thought I needed some help. Apparently I thought it was hopeless, because I never read it. Marie Kondo and her bestselling books “Life-Changing Magic of ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Served an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court to a 47-year-old New Ulm woman, at 1729 Jefferson St. N., at 5:01 p.m. Monday. The woman was transported to the Brown County Jail without incident. • Received a phone call at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday about a dog without ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a report about two-vehicle crash without injuries in icy roads at 20th St. North and Broadway at 3:27 p.m.. A 2001 Peterbuilt tow truck driven by Erik T. Marquette, 33, Montrose, was stopped at a stop sign on 20th North and Broadway, facing east. A 2017 Chevy ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

New Ulm Gem & Mineral Society meets Feb. 10 MORGAN — The New Ulm Gem & Mineral Society will meet Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Morgan Public Library at 1 p.m.. in the lower level meeting room. Wheelchair accessible. A DVD on agates will be shown. Show-and-tell is encouraged. For more ...