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Eagle Update

At the February school board study session, board members received program updates from the principals at Jefferson Elementary, New Ulm Middle School and New Ulm High School. There is plenty to be proud of and share with our communities and parents as well. While we can’t provide you with ...

What’s Going On, by Greg Orear

The world was his oyster. Taylor graduated last May as the valedictorian of a class of 73 students in small-town America. He was born and raised in this rural town of 4,500, one of many generations of his family to do so, including his grandfather who was a popular county judge. As a ...

Town Talk: You ask – We answer

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. You ask: How many ...

Dean Krzmarzick (seated)

Weeds: Dean Krzmarzick: Filling in the outlines of a life

In my summer job inspecting fields, I stop by cemeteries often. A lot of times it is a good place to park. Some are on the edges of towns, others are next to rural churches, a few are in the middle of nowhere. If I have a moment, I walk around. It is quiet, save for the wind and the ...

What’s on your mind?

What do you like about ice fishing? Asked Sunday at the NU Sport Fishermen Ice Fishing Contest (Photos, interviews by Fritz Busch)

What’s Going On, by Greg Orear

He measured about six feet, four inches tall, weighing in at a muscular 280 pounds, with a history of drinking too much and hitting his girlfriends too often. She was at least a foot shorter and half his weight, with a history of winning marksmanship competitions not only in the state, but ...

Town Talk: Selection and delivery of city roadway reconstruction projects

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. The City normally ...

David Rysdahl

Off the Record, by Kevin Sweeney

My wife Marijo and I were watching the new CBS courtroom drama “Bull” on Tuesday, as we usually do (she likes Michael Weathersly — a lot), but with a little more anticipation than usual this week. We had heard that a local boy, David Rysdahl, was going to appear on the show. We ...

Brown County Browser: One in Four – Will it be you?

Mental illness is a condition that has been misunderstood and a treated as a source of shame for far too long.   Mental Illness is not a choice.  It is a disease of the brain that may cause disturbances in a person’s thinking, feelings, moods and ability to relate to other people.  Mental ...

What’s Going On, by Greg Orear

It was a simple, two-panel comic. The first panel portrayed a caricature of President Obama at a microphone urging respect of all life, regardless of color, race, or religion. The second panel depicted an unborn child in the womb, questioning “where’s the respect for my life.” The ...

Town Talk: City EDA conducting NU housing study

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. The New Ulm Economic ...

Brown County Planning and Zoning

The Brown County Planning and Zoning Office administer the permitting in unincorporated areas of the county. To improve efficiency and better serve the public we have been utilizing permitting software for about a year. This allows citizens to apply on-line for several types of permits and you ...

Weeds, by Randy Krzmarzick: I’m not used to social media

Much is made of social media and its impact on our culture. It is said our children are natives in this new digital world. If they are natives, I’m the confused tourist in ugly shorts walking around with a map trying to find someone who speaks English to ask where the bathroom is. Facebook, ...

Eagle Update: Washington Learning Center

The motto at the Washington Learning Center (WLC) is, “Learning for fun, learning for growth, learning for life,” which encompasses all that we do. Programs for families begin at birth with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), continuing on to preschool for children as early as 3 years ...

Off the Record, by Kevin Sweeney

For some reason, the past week since Donald Trump’s inauguration reminds me of a scene from Woody Allen’s 1971 political farce, “Bananas.” In the film, Allen plays Fielding Mellish, a New York nebbish who goes to the tiny Latin American republic of San Marcos to impress his activist ...

Brown County Browser: Register to vote when you file tax return

With income tax season opening Monday, Jan. 23, Minnesota taxpayers who need to register to vote or update their voter registration can now do so when they file their income taxes electronically, the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Secretary of State Steve Simon have announced This ...

What’s Going On, by Greg Orear

There are a lot of Trumps in this world. There’s Trump the businessman. There’s Trump the reality television star. There’s Trump the wrestling star. And of course, there was Trump the candidate. None of those Trumps matter now. As of Friday, we have a new one that does: President ...

Town Talk: You ask, we answer

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. ——— Q – My ...

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