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Town Talk: It’s time to have your furnace checked

Like it or not, the winter heating season is right around the corner. It’s time to have your furnace checked and cleaned by a qualified technician. When you have your furnace checked annually it reduces the chance of having problems when the weather turns severe. The New Ulm Public Utilities ...

NUACS News: Great start to NUACS school year

The school year at NUACS is off to an excellent start, with several new and exciting initiatives taking place. We continue to build on the newly established Robotics program at both St. Anthony Elementary and Cathedral High School. Sixty-four students in grades 4-6 are participating in the ...

Weeds: The dangers of farming are never far away

There was a day in October I could see six combines running from our own field where we were starting in corn. Harvest had gotten off to a slow start. A frustrating, rainy stretch limited farmers to a few sloppy days. Then in mid-October the sun proved it still existed, and we had a welcome dry ...

Brown County Browser: Excuse the mess!

From the Brown County License Bureau Yes, the Brown County License Bureau has begun an expansion project. With the implementation of MNLARS in July of 2017 and now REAL ID in October 2018, we are adding two work stations and a larger lobby area for our customers. You, as taxpayers, will see ...

What’s Going On: Liberals, conservatives unite in disdain for political ads

It was as if the political cartoon was speaking directly to me. “If you’re sick of negative campaign ads, then vote for me,” the voice shouted to a couple sitting on their couch watching television. “Not my opponent who is a no-good, lying, hypocrite.” The exact, same scenario ...

Eagle Update: Good start to school year

We are enjoying a great school year. Students are fully engaged in their learning, teachers are honing their craft to challenge and stretch all learners and we continue to see growth in all co-curricular programs. Each year we add new programs and enhance current programs to meet student needs ...

Town Talk: Fitness incentive programs

With the seasons changing and weather cooling down, now is a great time to consider stepping up your fitness game by joining your local fitness club! Whether you are looking for family, all age encompassing facility like the Rec Center or a more private, 24-hour club setting, New Ulm has many ...

Brown County Browser: Project Nighthawk

Brown County Probation has a number of prevention/ accountability programs for probationers. One of these programs is called Project Nighthawk, which was started in 2005. This program partners law enforcement with probation officers to target high risk clients on active probation. The program ...

Town Talk: How does your water meter work?

The water meter in your home or business is owned and maintained by the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission Water Department. The water meters currently installed in New Ulm are mechanical water meters. Water flows through the meter’s strainer into the measuring chamber. In this chamber there ...

Brown County Browser: Highway projects update

The Brown County Highway Department has been busy performing many maintenance operations this summer. We have completed 18 miles of crack sealing, 35 miles of seal coating, major & minor patching of blacktop roads that are breaking down and spot graveling of county gravel roads. These ...

Weeds: Memories of Christmas wishing and hoping

If Randy isn’t writing this week, that means he’s either planting or harvesting. As a pinch hitter for Weeds, this would be considered my “September call-up” after the initial “call to The Show” last May. Ah, this time of year. I love fall! That is, if winter doesn’t come early. ...

Eagle Update: Jefferson Elementary using Responsive Classroom

While Jefferson Elementary has always worked to create a welcoming and positive atmosphere for students, things are getting even better thanks to a focus on using the Responsive Classroom approach. Responsive Classroom was created in 1981 by a group of teachers who believed that student’s ...

What’s Going On: The commandment few Christians follow

Generally speaking, the Ten Commandments are a pretty big deal to most Christians. They memorize them in Sunday School, aspire to live by them, and lobby to have them displayed in courtrooms. Considering that, it’s surprising that there is one specific commandment Christians and ...

Medicare changes for seniors

Medicare enrollment for 2019 started this week and many seniors and families are expressing concerns about the significant change happening with private Medicare plans available in our region. Seniors eligible for Medicare have several options to secure the best coverage possible to meet ...

Town Talk: National Friends of the Library Week

Oct. 21-27, 2018 is National Friends of the Library Week. It is a chance for libraries throughout the United States to recognize the contributions of their Friends of the Library groups to their communities. New Ulm Public Library is grateful to have an active group of library Friends who ...

Brown County Browser: Heartland Express

Winter is fast approaching, are you wanting to park your car, and take the bus? If you have never done so it can seem a bit intimidating. Here are a few simple rules to follow for using the Brown County Heartland Express. First of all call our office at 359-2717 or toll free 800-707-2717, ...

What’s on your mind?

What do you like about Oktoberfest? (Asked Saturday at the Schell’s Oktoberfest)

What’s Going On: The amazing story of an American staple

His name is Steve Henson, and his little-known story is the personification of the American Dream. You’ve probably never heard of Steve Henson, but you are aware of his legacy and impact on the American way of life. Steve was from the little town of Thayer, Neb., population 62 in 2010, ...

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