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California judge says coffee needs cancer warning labels

Agribusiness

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that Starbucks and other ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: NO SCHOOL Tuesday: Burger Goulash Hotdish, Green Beans, Lettuce, Mandarine Oranges Wednesday: Pigs in a Blanket, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Mixed Fruit Thursday: Chicken Fajita, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Pears Friday: Pita Salad/w Dipping Sauce, Winter ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 2018) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VE- RIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AF- FECTED BY THIS AC- TION. NOTICE IS HEREBY ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Easter Egg Hunt moving indoors NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park & Rec has decided to move its Annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 1-7 years old indoors to the New Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin St.). The free event is Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt in Hanska HANSKA — ...

Standing tall 20 years after tornado

Local News

COMFREY — Redwood County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Meyer of Comfrey was on patrol near Sanborn on March 29, 1998, when he felt the weather seemed “funny.” “I was talking to Comfrey Fire Chief Mark Warner on the police radio about it, when Mark said he thought a really big storm was ...

Roy Janni’s rare footage of tornado still in demand

Local News

NEW ULM — The torandoes that hit Comfrey and St. Peter affected hundreds of people. Everyone who lived through it can remember where they were during the tornado, but few have the footage. Roy Janni managed to do something no one else could. He successfully filmed the tornado as it passed ...

Tornado knocked Schneiders out of dairy

Local News

NEW ULM — In the path of the 1998 tornado, just north of Hanska, lay the Four Seasons Dairy. Owners Dean and Lori Schneider did not realize that the large, black cloud approaching them on that Sunday evening on March 29 was a tornado until it was nearly on top of them. Dean and two of ...

1998: No ordinary storm system year

Local News

NEW ULM — Twenty years ago today, over a dozen early-season tornadoes ripped through southern Minnesota. Destroying farms, blowing houses off of foundations and devastating towns, the tornadoes were one of the most damaging storm systems to hit Minnesota in March. “From 1950 to 1997 ...

Tornado knocked Schneiders out of dairy

Local News

NEW ULM — In the path of the 1998 tornado, just north of Hanska, lay the Four Seasons Dairy. Owners Dean and Lori Schneider did not realize that the large, black cloud approaching them on that Sunday evening on March 29 was a tornado until it was nearly on top of them. Dean and two of ...

Moms pack goodies for those in need

Local News

NEW ULM — Moms packed bags full of clothes and goodies for locals going through a rough patch. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), a moms’ group, packed bags for new foster kids and Chemo Care bags for New Ulm Cancer Center patients as its spring service project. “We wanted something that ...

Andrea Lyn releasing second full-length album

Local News

NEW ULM — New Ulm’s Andrea Lyn (Gehrke) will be featured for a special two-evening event, the releasing of her second full-length album. This work, titled “Lightning” will debut on April 13 and 14 at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. “This is a tribute to family, both here and ...

Musical Tales Concerto taking shape

Local News

NEW ULM — New steps toward the Musical Tales Concerto festival bring the collaborative workshop ever closer. A new grant and website leave only recruitment and some writing work to be done before the planned August weekend. “Most of what we are doing now is looking for a musical ...

PUC hears report on electrical system reliability

Local News

NEW ULM — Tuesday, the Public Utilities Commission received a report from Utility Engineer Dan Pirsig on the electrical system reliability standards for 2017. New Ulm’s electrical system is measured by three standards: system average interruption frequency index (SAIFI), system average ...

Board OKs office lease for License Bureau

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved a two-year lease for space in the Brown County License Bureau building March 27. Use of one room of office space one-half day per week by Lifework Planning Center enables more county clients to take advantage of services aimed at ...

GFW Board hears about roof repair needs

Local News

Gibbon gym roof needs work GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) learned that the elementary school gym roof is overdue for replacement March 26. Superintendent Tami Martin said roof repair and replacement quotes are being received. Martin said several other roofs are in need of ...

Twenty Years After the Storm

Local News

NEW ULM—The tornadoes that hit Comfrey and St. Peter affected hundreds of people. Everyone who lived through it can remember where they were during the tornado, but few have the footage. Roy Janni managed to do something no one else could. He successfully filmed the tornado as it passed by ...

Off the Shelf: Building projects at the library

Communities

Anyone who has dropped a book in the bathtub knows that paper and water don’t mix. Actually, they do mix – into a mess. Think pulp. Think mold. That’s why there isn’t a scenario much worse for a librarian than walking into the library and seeing a significant water leak, which was my ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2018) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Dated: March 22, 2018 THE RIGHT TO VE- RIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AF- FECTED BY THIS ...

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