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Statistics suggest opioids are a region-wide problem

Local News

Note: This is the first in a series of articles outlining the problem of opiod use in the region, a personal perspective and potential solutions. NEW ULM — In October 2017 President Donald Trump declared the increasing rate of opioid-related deaths a public health emergency. Commonly ...

Sorenson hearing details jury trial

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ST. PETER — A pre-trial hearing for a 57-year-old rural New Ulm man facing multiple counts of felony first-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a girl under age 16, felony interference with privacy against a minor under age 18 and gross misdemeanor interference with privacy, ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Renville County Sheriff’s Office • Received a one-vehicle crash report at CR 4, about 1/4 mile east of 420th Street, in Palmyra Township, southeast of Bird Island at 4 p.m. Jan. 21. A 2006 Mercury Milan driven by Jaedyn Kelly, 18, Waconia, was westbound on CR 4, entered the south ditch, ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted) THIRD-DEGREE DWI Elijah M. Foley, 205 1st Ave. S.E., Fairfax, $1,090; 365 days local confinement, 345 days stayed for three years Supervised probation, credit for 4 days served, serve 16 days STS in lieu of jail, to be ...

Family from Courtland shares $1M lottery winnings

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ST. PAUL — A Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket that Don DeSaer of Courtland received as a Christmas gift from one of his daughters turned out to be an unexpected present for the whole family. Don’s Raffle ticket was one of two tickets to win $1 million on New Year’s Day, which he and ...

PUC: Fixing sump pump issue saves $50K a year

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NEW ULM — A residential sump pump inspection program was completed last summer, and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) received a report Tuesday from Wastewater Treatment Plant supervisor Dan O’Connor. In 2014, Wastewater staff began discussing steps to decrease the amount of clean ...

Fairmont shooting probed

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By The Fairmont Sentinel FAIRMONT — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is reporting that Craig Fowler and James Tietje were the police officers involved in a shooting incident at an apartment complex in the city early Saturday. The Fairmont Police Department asked the bureau to ...

Commissioners OK ditch findings of fact

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NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved findings of fact for redetermination of benefits (ROB) on County Ditches 11, 68, and 71 Jan. 23. The ROB and damages for Ditch 68 were slightly revised to $6,970,406; down slightly from an earlier figure of $6,981,661. Included in ...

Construction open house for Highway 14/15 in New Ulm Feb. 8

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Video highlights detour information (and Hermann the German) MANKATO – The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to get New Ulm area residents and businesses ready for construction on the New Ulm Gateway (Highway 14/15) project detour planned for early April. An open house has been ...

Snow emergency downtown

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NEW ULM — A Downtown Snow Emergency has been declared for Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 1:30 a.m. to completion. During this time vehicles parked within the signed downtown snow emergency route will be tagged and towed. Overnight parking during the snow emergency is available in the parking ...

Fair-trade shop gives to NUMAS Haus

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NEW ULM — After seven months New Ulm’s Own (NUO) made its first donation of $1,500 to NUMAS Haus Wednesday. The 501(c)3 nonprofit, fair-trade market raises money on the products it sells to donate to local charities. For its first year, the market was dedicated to giving to NUMAS ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report without injuries on snow-packed roads at Center and Franklin Streets at 10:04 a.m. Jan. 23. A 2001 Chevrolet 3500 driven by Jerry Tasto, 67, New Ulm, was westbound on Center, turned onto Franklin Street in front of a 2010 Chevrolet Impala ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Renville County Sheriff’s Office • Received a one-vehicle crash report at CR 4, about 1/4 mile east of 420th Street, in Palmyra Township, southeast of Bird Island at 4 p.m. Jan. 21. A 2006 Mercury Milan driven by Jaedyn Kelly, 18, Waconia, was westbound on CR 4, entered the south ditch, ...

Court Proceedings

Court News and Tickets

Brown County District Court • Anna R. Kuehl, 27, 823 Sunrise Dr., New Ulm, was convicted of felony second-degree assault-dangerous weapon, two counts of fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, and fourth-degree assalt. Charges of domestic assault-by strangulation and subsequent ...

Blanketed by blizzard

Local News

NEW ULM — Monday was a good day for New Ulm residents to stay indoors. A blizzard created near whiteout conditions, with snow accumulation predicted at between nine and fifteen inches. Travel within the city was difficult despite round-the-clock snow plowing. The New Ulm Street Department ...

Middle School seeks votes as part of $200,000 contest

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Middle School has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 13 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the most unique and inventive K-12 program. In addition to completing an online application for the annual Follett Challenge, New Ulm ...

Water testing meeting called

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NEW ULM — Minnesota Voices: Marching Forward has invited Brown County Commissioners Dave Borchert and Scott Windschitl to its next meeting to discuss the issue of well water nitrate testing. The meeting will be held at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture, 210 N. Minnesota St., on Monday, ...

Downtown Snow Emergency in New Ulm Wednesday

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NEW ULM — A Downtown Snow Emergency has been declared for Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 1:30 a.m. to completion. During this time vehicles parked within the signed downtown snow emergency route will be tagged and towed. Overnight parking during the snow emergency is available in the parking ...

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