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Town Talk: How do you apply for a job with the City of New Ulm?

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 of New Ulm has ...

Brown County Browser: National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

The week of July 16-22, 2017 is dedicated to pretrial, probation and parole supervision week. This year’s theme from the American Probation and Parole Association is Clients, Communities, Employees: Empower- ment through Partnerships. This approach is evident that our communities are made ...

Weeds: The watery jewel of Brown County

The excitement has built to a crescendo. Thousands are lined up at newsstands (whatever a newsstand is). Without further ado, here is the Annual Weeds Vacation Guide! Please, stay in line, no pushing and shoving. Once again we begin with a hearty recommendation to vacation Sleepy Eye. Sleepy ...

Kathy Madrid, St. Peter: “The food, German potato salad especially.”

What’s on your mind?

What’s your favorite aspect of German culture? Asked at Bavarian Blast

What’s Going On: Trump supporters still don’t care

He was in Sioux Center, Iowa a little over a year ago when he said the now prophetic words: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?” I vividly remember the day then presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke those ...

Brown County Browser: Recent legislation benefits veterans and their survivors

The March 20th Veterans Day on the Hill Rally bus that took 50 Veterans from Springfield, New Ulm, and St. Peter to visit with their Legislators really hit a home run for Minnesota’s Veterans and their dependents. This article discusses laws passed in the 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session. ...

Ty Frederick, New Ulm: “You can go fast.”

What’s on your mind?

What do you like about BMX? Asked at River Valley BMX state qualifier in New Ulm, July 9

What’s Going On: New Ulm’s housing problem improving

Has the tide turned in New Ulm’s ongoing battle with a lack of housing? Two reported events this past week have given us reason for hope regarding this major problem facing the community, the first being the sale of 24 acres in the Milford Heights Addition to a Courtland-based developer, Al ...

Town Talk: The reason we seal coat roadways

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. Studies by the Asphalt ...

Off the Record: ‘Your money or your life’

“Your money or your life!” The classic stickup line was the basis for one of Jack Benny’s funniest jokes. On his radio show, Benny, the notorious miser, is accosted by a stickup man who demands, “Your money or your life!” There is a pause, and the stickup man repeats, “Look, Bud, I ...

Weeds: Father-to-son transition

Traditionally men passed their occupations to their sons. Cobblers raised cobblers and millers raised millers. We picture Jesus working with Joseph in the carpentry shop until he was called to his larger work. That happens less today. There is one occupation where the old pattern holds. Most ...

What’s Going On: A contract for the heart?

Mandy Catron is not what you would call a typical romantic. The author of a book titled “How to Fall in Love With Anyone,” has also been a contributor to the New York Times column “Modern Love.” In a contribution to that column a couple years ago, Catron wrote about a first date in ...

Letter From Ulm: Hunting in Germany

Jon Braegelmann is New Ulm’s Hans Joohs Sister Cities exchange intern to Ulm. He is in Ulm from May 5 - August 4. Below is his first letter to New Ulm regarding his experiences while in Ulm. My time in Germany this summer has been a whirlwind. Between my internships at the ...

Town Talk: Have fun during National Park & Recreation Month

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. From the New Ulm Park ...

Off the Record: I prefer honest, hardworking crooks

After reading about the latest bout of cyber crime that broke out in Europe this week, I’m developing a greater appreciation for the honest, hardworking criminals who go out there and do some work when they rob you. Cyber criminals sit around in front of a computer terminal writing some ...

Brown County Browser: The fight against sex trafficking

Since 2015, you may have noticed an increase in law enforcement activity as it pertains to prostitution stings in Brown and surrounding counties. In 2015, Brown, Nicollet and Blue Earth County received a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFMN) to conduct these sting operations. ...

What’s Going On: Keep those taxes coming

When I talk to folks who have lived in New Ulm, regardless if their stay has been a short or a long one or somewhere in between, two complaints frequently surface: high utility costs and high taxes. I’ll leave the utility issue for another day primarily because this week the high tax issue ...

Returning to cold war status with Cuba

Editor’s note: Lowell Liedman and his wife Ingrid of New Ulm have traveled extensively over the years, including a recent trip to Cuba. He offers this view of the restoration of some restriction on U.S. travelers to Cuba. Last week President Trump announced a definite change from the policy ...

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