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City council takes action to advance RENU projects

Local News

NEW ULM — The city council authorized multiple recommendations from the RENU Oversight Committee Tuesday. RENU stands for Reinvest in New Ulm, an effort to fun city infrastructure improvements through a local sales tax. During the June 7 meeting of the RENU Oversight Committee it was ...

Engelbrecht faces two 2nd degree murder charges

Local News

ST. JAMES — A 59-year-old St. James man was charged with two counts of felony 2nd degree murder and 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon in Watonwan County District Court June 18. He allegedly shot his wife and stepdaughter June 16. The charges are the maximum Scott F. Engelbrecht, ...

NU Forward marches on

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Forward, a new organization which says it is geared to celebrating diversity, community health, an inclusive workforce and providing affordable housing, continued to gather steam, meeting at New Ulm Middle School Tuesday. The group has created a brochure to be distributed ...

Commissioners approve deputy sheriff appointment

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Eric Schwarzrock as a full-time deputy sheriff effective July 6 on June 19. Schwarzrock was one of three deputy sheriff candidates interviewed. The interview committee (sheriff, chief deputy, county administrator ...

BLRR Drug Task force seizes more than $18K in currency

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BROWN COUNTY — The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force (DTF) reports seizing more than $18,500 in currency used to buy or sell controlled substances over the past six months. The DTF seized 1,388 grams of methamphetamine, 687 grams of marijuana and prescription pills and 10 grams of ...

Red fox meets friends

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Cedar Mountain Elementary School students get a close look at a stuffed red fox at the Riverside History & Nature Learning Center in Riverside Park in New Ulm June 19. Students from left are Noah Christensen, Jeremy Prescott, Mikala Wiese and Owen Dittbenner.

Creativity Camp

Local News

Children paint hubcap flowers for the Children’s Creativity Day Camps: Exploring the World through Fine Arts and Science at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Tuesday. About 22 children were signed up for the four-day camp where they could choose from different projects such as homemade ...

Off the Shelf: Is it lonely in here, or is it just me?

Communities

Did you hear that? I think very definitely there’s an echo. That’s what happens when there is one less person in the cubicles. cubicles … cubicles. See? Echoes. To take our minds off of the quiet, maybe you want to hear about the books I (just me, all alone) have been reading. Having ...

Lions walk to ‘D-Feet’ Children’s Hearing Loss

Mailbag

Submitted photo Twelve New Ulm Lions and friends participated in the 7th annual Lions “D-Feet Children’s Hearing Loss” walk on Saturday, June 2 at the U of M Landscape Arboretum, Chaska. Over $114,000 was raised for the Lions Children’s Hearing Center at the University of Minnesota by ...

Court Proceedings

Court News and Tickets

Brown County District Court • Shun D. Brown, 40, 615 German St. N., New Ulm, was charged with felony threats of violence June 19. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to 615 N. German St. at 11:35 a.m., June 16 for a reported physical disturbance. At the residence, ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted) SPEEDING Joshua J. Frailing, Appleton, 80/55, $225; Michael W. Timm, 207 Sorenson St., Storden, 65/55, $125; Lydia M. Bonnett, 7 S. Payne St., New Ulm, 40/30, $125; Robert S. Bode, 1210 Cottonwood St., New Ulm, 65/55, $125; Eric L. ...

Rec on the Go takes off

Local News

Children play spike ball with Park and Recreation Staff in Lincoln Park during the first session of Rec on the Go. Despite the wet conditions, Program Director Tyler Guggisberg estimated about 40 to 50 kids showed up to each session Monday.

Man held pending second-degree murder charge

Local News

ST. JAMES — A 59-year-old St. James man is in custody at the Watonwan County Jail after an alleged June 16 shooting claimed the life of a 43-year-old St. James woman. Scott F. Engelbrecht is being held pending a second-degree murder charge. Formal charges are pending from the Watonwan ...

City Council to authorize RENU plans

Local News

NEW ULM — The City Council will be asked to authorize multiple recommendations from the RENU Oversight Committee today. RENU stands for Reinvest in New Ulm, an initiative to fund infrastructure projects with a city sales tax. During the June 7 meeting of the RENU Oversight Committee, it ...

Feehan, Kimmel, Hohensee talk at DFL picnic

Local News

NEW ULM — Recently-endorsed 1st Congressional District DFL candidate Dan Feehan of Mankato spoke with an air of seriousness at the Brown County DFL annual picnic at Hermann Heights Park June 18. “Our country seems to be pulling apart lately,” Feehan said. “There’s a feeling of fear ...

Ribbon cutting for new playground

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New Ulm Mayor Bob Beussman and playground users were joined by members of the Willkommen Committee for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new German Park playground on Monday.

Enter 2019 NUPU photo contest, win chamber dollars

Local News

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Utilities reminds customers about the annual Rebate and Conservation Calendar Photo Contest. New this year, for the 2019 calendar, will be a $25 chamber dollars prize for each month’s feature photo selected. Twelve prizes of $25 will be awarded. We may use ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to an assault report at 6 Minnesota St. S. at 1:29 a.m. June 18. A 51-year-old New Ulm man was arrested for assault and DUI.

Community comes together for Kalk

Local News

NEW ULM — Eden “Bliss” Kalk was busy getting just about all the hugs she could handle at Bliss Stock at Turner Hall June 17. Diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer last October, she is now receiving immunotherapy treatment at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Ill. ...

Bankers Association honors New Ulmers

Local News

NEW ULM – Four area residents were honored by the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) for their long-time service. Sharon Nordby, Rosemary Melzer, John Wisniewski and Roger Schultz were inducted into the Pioneer Banker Club at the MBA’s Annual Summit June 12. “It is an award of the ...