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Well testing decision to be discussed

Local News

NEW ULM — One of the most hot-button issues facing Brown County is Well Water Nitrate Testing. In order to learn more about the issue Minnesota Voices: Marching Forward has invited Brown County Commissioners Dave Borchert and Scott Windschitl to its next meeting to discuss the issue. The ...

No Grammy for Schmidt

Local News

New Ulm native Brian A. Schmidt was nominated in three Grammy categories for “Tyberg: Masses,” recorded with the South Dakota Chorale, which he directs. The record was shutout out in each categeory, however: Best Choral Performance went to “Bryars: The Fifth Century.” Best Engineered ...

Hitting the ice on Lake Hanska

Local News

HANSKA — A temporary town with a population of over 500 set up camp on Lake Hanska Saturday for the community’s annual Ice Fishing contest. The ice fishing tournament was sponsored by the Hanska Firefighters Association. The tournament serves as a fundraiser for the assoication. Proceeds ...

Snowshoers trek at Fort Ridgely

Local News

FORT RIDGELY — Area naturalist Scott Kudelka led a group on a snowshoe hike through Fort Ridgely State Park Saturday morning. The event was free to the public and snowshoes were provided for those without the proper footwear. Kudelka described snowshoeing as one the more accessible ...

NUACS Snowfest focuses on fun and games

Local News

NEW ULM — St. Anthony Elementary was in the sporting spirit as New Ulam Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) hosted Snowfest XXXV (35). Director of Development Sara Rieland said Snowfest is the largest fundraising event for NUACS and is second only to the annual appeal. The goal of the Snowfest ...

Park & Rec Report

Communities

Hermann Swim Club starts Jan. 30 and runs through March 22. Club open to ages 8-17 will focus on training swimmers to improve strokes, build muscle, speed, strength and endurance in a fun and safe environment. Participants must have passed Level 4 swim lessons and be at least 8 years old. Swim ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • A two vehicle accident occurred at 8:43 a.m. Saturday at the corner of 16th S. and Broadway. A 2014 Ford Taurus driven by Patrick John Schumacher, 50, of New Ulm was southbound on Broadway. The Taurus was in the left hand land approaching the intersection with 16th South. A ...

Public Notices, Jan. 28, 2018

Legals

PUBLISH (January 21, 28, 2018) INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS FOR COMPREHENSIVE HISTORIC BUILDING CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT REPORT ON THE HERMANN MONUMENT BASE The City of New Ulm, Minnesota will be receiving proposals from qualified historic architecture firms to evaluate the conditions of the ...

Fritsches talk dairy farming at Super Bowl Experience

Local News

NEW ULM — Paul and Melanie Fritsche of rural New Ulm plus more than 50 other Midwest dairy farmers will share their stories at the Super Bowl Experience at the Minneapolis Convention Center Jan. 31. The Fritsches of Fritsche Farms, LLC, will serve as ambassadors for Midwest Dairy’s Fuel ...

Dahms, Torkelson update constituents on policy matters

Local News

NEW ULM — State Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) and State Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) took part in a town hall meeting Friday morning at the New Ulm Public Library. The two gave an update on Minnesota politics ahead of the 2018 legislative session. Dahms and Torkelson answered ...

PUC to host steam ed classes

Local News

NEW ULM – New Ulm Public Utilities will host steam education classes for vendors and district energy customers on Monday, Jan. 29, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Broadway St. Conducted by FVB Energy Inc. of Bloomington, this program is designed to educate customers on how to get ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report without injuries on the 600 block of 7th Street North. A 2007 Toyota Camry driven by Lauren Humbard, 17, New Ulm was westbound on 7th North St. when it was hit by a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Robbi Koons, 62, Hanska, who exited an ...

Public notices

Legals

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 ...

Late Journal publisher honored

Local News

BLOOMINGTON — Bruce Fenske, the former publisher of The Journal, was named the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s Distinguished Service to Journalism award recipient at the MNA convention Thursday at the Double Tree by Hilton in Bloomington. The award is the highest honor presented by ...

Farmers Union legislative director details issues

Local News

Supports 7-year wind easements COMFREY — Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) Legislative Director Thom Petersen discussed the group's draft legislative agenda at a joint MFU/National Farmers Organization (NFO) meeting at the Comfrey Cafe Jan. 25. "In our third straight year of tough prices, ...

Kimmel gathers input on issues

Local News

NEW ULM — Candidate for State House representative Mindy Kimmel visited the Backerei Thursday morning as part of her series of Common Ground meetup events. Kimmel is seeking the DFL endorsement to run for the Minnesota House Seat 16B, which is currently held by GOP incumbent Paul ...

Beekeepers employ a variety of strategies in winter

Agribusiness

By PATRICK VARINE Pittsburgh Tribune-Review MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The bees' knees stay warm inside trees. In nature, honeybees survive the winter by retreating inside their hives — often built in a tree cavity — and clustering together to stay warm. For local beekeepers, whose ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Renville County Sheriff On Jan. 21 at approximately 4:45 PM, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle roll-over crash which had occurred near the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 19. That location is northwest of Morton, in Beaver Falls ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (January 19, 26, February 2, 2018) NOTICE OF HEARING REGARDING A PETITION TO OUTLET INTO COUNTY DITCH 48 BROWN COUNTY, MINNESOTA In the Matter of the Petition to Outlet into County Ditch 48 Brown County, Min- nesota. TO ALL INTERESTED ...

Mathletes in action

Local News

NEW ULM — St. Paul’s Lutheran Elementary School swept the 3M MathCounts meet Wednesday at Leifeld Hall. The team took first with 48.75 points total. The second-place team was New Ulm Middle School, with 27.75 points. Seven area schools took part in the meet. St. Paul’s team members ...

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