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Local, area youth excel at dairy show

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NEW ULM — Local and area competitors in the 18th Annual Southern Minnesota Youth Dairy Show at the Brown County Fairgrounds made their presence known Saturday. Isaac Nelson, 18, of Sleepy Eye and his four-year-old cow “Beautician” received the Supreme Champion Award. Nelson, the son of ...

Youth POWER program organizes kids for youth service activities

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NEW ULM — Kids were invited to a day of positive play last week to kick off a new effort for youth to create a positive impact on their community. The Optimist Club is teaming up with the Underage Substance Abuse Council (USAC) to encourage youth-led service projects. Youth POWER ...

Open house opens door to NUFD history

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NEW ULM — An open house at the new New Ulm Police (NUPD) and Fire Department (NUFD) storage building Saturday opened the door to history for visitors. The building located at 427 22nd St. N., houses a number of fire department antiques, including an 1870 horse-drawn hand pumper. That was ...

Park & Rec Report

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German Park Bavarian Castle Playground Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting (rescheduled from last week) will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18. The public is encouraged to come! Afterward, stay for the Puppet Show and the Community Concert! Please stay out of the newly seeded areas that ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report without injuries at 5th South Street and Jefferson Street at 11:24 a.m. June 15. A 2013 Chevy Traverse driven by Jane E. Bauer, 15, New Ulm, was westbound on 5th North Street when it collided with a 1998 Chevy pickup driven by Jeffery P. ...

Homeless couple face felony charges

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NEW ULM — A homeless man and woman, Nathaniel G. Owens, 37, and Kylie K. Denault, 19, were charged in Brown County District Court Friday with felony 5th degree drug possession ofmarijuana and aiding and abetting receiving stolen property. In addition, Denault was charged with misdemeanor ...

State Tourney Celebrations

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New Ulm and Sleepy Eye had reason to celebrate in the Minnesota State High School League Baseball Tournament Friday. While New Ulm lost in the semifinals, it defeated Alexandria 8-2 for third place in Class AAA. Sleepy Eye won its semifinal game and will be playing for the State Class A Title ...

Mack, Boettger face off in 4th Ward

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NEW ULM — The election year, New Ulm’s Fourth Ward residents will be asked to choose their city council representative for the next four years. Incumbent fourth ward councilor Larry Mack is seeking re-election and candidate Andrea Boettger is running for a first term as ward ...

Search still on hold for missing Sleepy Eye man

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BROWN COUNTY — The search for Vincent H. Mathiowetz continues to stall due to the dangerous river conditions. Brown County Chief Deputy Jason Seidl said he is still evaluating the Cottonwood. As of Friday afternoon the river was moving too fast for the safety of search crews. Mathiowetz ...

Miss Nicollet and her court

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Angie Weber, center, was crowned Miss Nicollet 2018 at Nicollet Friendship Days June 15. Princesses are Emily Bode, left; and Alysha Strunk, right.

Bike club meets downtown

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NEW ULM — A new, independent, non-territorial motorcycle riding club is meeting 5 to 11 p.m. every other Friday night on Minnesota Street, from Center to First North Street. The Folk Breed Riding Club includes bobbers, choppers, baggers and cruisers. The club usually meets and rides every ...

Brittany Denn to take part in Aquatennial candidate program

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) announces that Brittany Denn from New Ulm will participate in the AAO Candidate Program July 17- 22. This year, 49 candidates will be participating in the program; one young woman is chosen to be the Queen of the Lakes, ...

GFW Board considers new superintendent contract

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GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) Board of Education will consider a contract for new superintendent Lonnie Seifert June 18. Seifert, the New Prague High School Principal, was recently chosen as the new GFW superintendent. Other semifinalists were Buffalo Lake/ Hector/ Stewart ...

SDSU Quarter-Scale Tractor Team wins national title

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BROOKINGS, S.D. — A New Ulm man, Caleb Dinse is part of the South Dakota State University Quarter-Scale Tractor Team that won the 2018 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition held May 31-June 3 in Peoria, ...

Area Church Services

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Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery ...

Off the Shelf: Upcoming book adaptations

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Most avid readers will agree: The book is always better than the movie. But that does not mean that the movie or television adaptation won’t be pretty good, too! It seems that there is always a new spate of book adaptations on the horizon; here are some recent notable adaptations. Hulu has ...

Court Proceedings

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Brown County District Court • Juan F. Oliverez, 56, 109 1st Ave. S.E., Fairfax, was charged with felony threats of violence in Brown County District Court June 15. According to court documents, Sleepy Eye Police got a phone call at 3:07 p.m., June 14 from a man who said he tried to call ...

Berg sells equipment, no plans to retire

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NEW ULM — Dick’s Auto Repair & towing Inc. owner Dick Berg sold his business equipment at auction June 14 but he has no plans to retire any time soon. Berg, 72, has been in the repair and towing business for 52 years. He said he plans to continue towing vehicles to local law ...