High-speed chase results in suspect death

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ST JAMES — A high-speed chase involving a stolen car led to a man being killed in St. James in an officer-involved shooting. Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the Wednesday afternoon confrontation that ended with Gilberto Salas, 20, of Gaylord dead from ...

SE City Council supports Orchid Inn project

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a resolution for a letter of support for a project that would convert the former Orchid Inn to a school providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences and focus on agriculture Feb. 1. Proposed by ...

New United Way leader has first solo day on job

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NEW ULM — The new executive director for United Way of the Brown County Area (UWBCA) began her first solo day Thursday. Lori Pickell-Stangel began working at UWBCA Jan. 8, but was supported by outgoing Executive Director Donna Lambrecht until Wednesday, Jan. 31. “It has been great, a ...

Schroeder receives Hub Club Service to Ag Award


COURTLAND — A January 22 blizzard postponed the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club’s annual meeting and banquet by a week, but it didn’t dampen enthusiasm. More than a hundred members and guests attended the event Monday, January 29 at the Courtland Community Center. Highlight of the evening ...

School Lunch Menus


Lafayette Charter School Monday: Chicken Gravy over Rice, Lettuce, Broccoli, Pineapple Tuesday: Hamburger Goulash Hotdish, Green Beans, Lettuce, Mandarine Oranges Wednesday: Pigs in a Blanket, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Mixed Fruit Thursday: Chicken Fajita, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, ...

Honor Roll


NEW ULM — St. Anthony Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the Second Quarter of the 2017-18 school year. “A” Honor Roll, Grade 5 Colin Anderson Ava Brennan Jase Christiansen Jack Edwards Caleb Forstner Lucy Gaalswyk Brennan Glawe Jaden Helget Rylan ...

College News


Students named to the fall semester 2017 Deans List were recently announced by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston. To qualify for a place on the Deans List, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • An argument on the 1300 block of German Street South Thursday morning at 8:12 ended up with one suspect arrested. After police were called to the argument, they found one party had a warrant out from Watonwan County and arrested them. • A theft from Retzlaff’s Ace ...

Public notices


PUBLISH (January 27, Febru- ary 2, 2018) DOCUMENT 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Heinen Hill GST Slope Stabilization New Ulm Public Utilities New Ulm, Minnesota SEH No. NULPU 143877 Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the City Clerk ...

Million dollar fundraiser returns to NUACS

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NEW ULM — The Catholic Schools raffle returns this winter to New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS), giving people the opportunity to turn $5 into a brand-new car or $20,000 in cash while supporting the local Catholic school. Starting Jan. 25, students from NUACS will join students from 83 ...

Play tackles serious issues with humor

Local News

NEW ULM — A free play telling the story of a rag-tag group of workers fighting corporate competition is coming to New Ulm. At 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the New Ulm Community Center (600 N. German St.) theater company Ten Thousand Things (TTT) will present “Park & Lake.” “It is ...

Opioids, a perspective: Man shares story of painkiller addition

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Note: This is the second in a series of articles outlining the problem of opioid use in the region, a personal perspective and potential solutions. The first story ran Jan. 25. NEW ULM — Although statistical data shows a relatively small impact of opioids, the data cannot really convey what ...

Torkelson against throwing $43M at MNLARS problem

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is seeking $43 million in additional funding for the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS). The MNLARS program has been in development to the last 10 years and was officially launched in July 2017. MNLARS was designed to ...

Star spellers at NUACS

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Isabelle Webb, grade 6, right, won Wednesday’s Catholic Schools Week Spelling Bee at New Ulm Area Catholic Schools. Second place went to Mackenzie Weinkauf, grade 6, left. Third place went to Rylan Koopmann, grade 5. Web will represent NUACS at the Regional Spelling Bee in Mankato. Submitted photo

Police Logs

Police Logs

Redwood County Sheriff’s Office • With the Brown-Lyon-Redwood Renville Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at a Milroy apartment complex at 3 p.m., Jan. 25. Property was recovered from a burglary at the Farmer’s Co-op Association elevator. A suspect, Robert J. Casey, 31, ...

Court Proceedings

Police Logs

Brown County District Court • David J. Christiansen, 69, 1718 Southridge Road, New Ulm , wasa charged with gross misdemeanor third-degree refusal to submit to chemical test and misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI Jan. 30. According to court documents, New Ulm Police was on patrol at 7:55 ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted) SPEEDING Randall Z. Sanderson, Minneapolis, 65/55, $225; Tori R. Kimminau, Lincoln, Ne., 78/55, $225; Jared D. Larson, 102 Sunset Ave., Hanska, 80/55, $225; Chad W. Jorgensen, 406 16th St. S., New Ulm, 41/30, $135; Alexis L. ...

Citizens Bank holds annual meeting

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NEW ULM — Citizens Bancorporation of New Ulm, Inc., parent company of Citizens Bank Minnesota, held its annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Citizens Bancorporation is owned by approximately 400 shareholders from New Ulm and the surrounding area. Re-elected to three year terms were ...

SE Sportsmen’s Club hosts 36th annual Fishing Derby

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On SE Lake 12-3 p.m. Feb. 4 SLEEPY EYE — One of the largest fishing contests in southern Minnesota, the 36th Annual Fishing Derby at Sleepy Eye Lake will be held noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Sportsmen’s Club members said they will get the grill hot early and begin serving food in ...

Housley hopes to replace Franken

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NEW ULM — Karin Housley is hoping to take her Minnesota Senate experience to Washington to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate. Housley, a member of the Republican caucus in the Senate, was touring southern Minnesota with GOP veteran Marty Seifert Tuesday. She said she wants to head to ...

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