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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 ...

Political scarabs active this year

Every few summers conditions become good for flying, biting and stinging pests. Going outside means contending with clouds of gnats and black flies, or dive-bombing mosquitos. Most of them are gone by mid-October, thankfully. But every two to four years, a different kind of insect pest ...

Weeds: Driving down the capillaries of the nation’s food supply

Roads play a large role in the American psyche. After love, probably more songs have been written about roads than anything else. Bless the Broken…, Red Dirt…, Long and Winding…, Thunder… and hundreds of others. Hitting the road is the common American therapy. Ours is a nation blessed ...

What’s Going On: A simple chuckle, a troubling commentary

It was the saddest chuckle I have ever heard. And at the same time, the most troubling commentary on our current political state of affairs. CBS News correspondent Chris Pelley was interviewing Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons, two members of the Senate judiciary committee who had ...

Eagle Update: Measuring school achievement

Every 5-10 years, either the state or federal government rolls out new requirements for public schools to meet. Recently at the federal level, we changed from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Based on the changes, states are required to submit to the federal ...

Town Talk: Fire Prevention Week

Each year, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) sponsors public observance of Fire Prevention Week. This year, October 7th – 13th is designated as the week to bring awareness to the risk of fire related deaths and provide educational resources to all people, in an effort to keep ...

Brown County Browser: What every Veteran should know – Part 1

As former members of the Army and the Air Force, John Schotzko and I (Greg Peterson) would like to thank you, the men and women of Brown County who have served in the United States Armed Forces, for your dedicated service to our country. We hold all of our fellow service members in the highest ...

What’s on your mind?

What’s your favorite ballroom? (Asked Saturday at the Brown County Historical Society)

What’s Going On: No rules makes tenants vulnerable

Amina Ismail moved to Marshall about 20 years ago, after immigrating from her native home thousands of miles away in search of a little piece of the American dream. She went to work at Turkey Valley Farms in 2005 and has been there since, working three or four 12-hour shifts per week, ...

Weeds: Parenthood involves a lot of prayer

Our relationships evolve as time passes and circumstances change. None so dramatically and completely as our relationship with our children. What begins as kicks in the womb becomes a baby becomes a child becomes a teenager becomes an adult making his or her way in the world. There is one ...

What’s on your mind?

What is the best place to hunt Pokémon? (Asked at Saturday’s Pokémon Go Community Day)

Eagle Update: Washington Learning Center

Washington Learning Center (WLC) offers classes beginning with expectant parents, infants through kindergarten and is the home of Community Education. WLC is focused on providing education opportunities for all ages. Being a parent is hard work. We work to provide parents with a network of ...

Brown County Browser: Sales and New Construction

Happy fall! The Assessor’s office is busy finishing up their routine inspections and starting to focus on Sales and New Construction. Sales Study An important tool in the equalization of market values is the sales ratio. This is a twelve month study that begins on Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. ...

What’s on your mind?

What do you like about raising poultry? (Asked at the New Ulm Poultry and Pigeon Show Saturday)

What’s Going On: A common cause truly uniting ALL Americans

Another Sept. 11 has come and gone with solemn remembrances and ceremonies and as typical, calls for some version of the national unity that permeated this country in the attack’s immediate aftermath. In the coincidences of coincidences, the U.S. House of Representatives, for a fleeting ...

Town Talk: Police officer hiring process

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 Police ...

A German at HermannFest

I have been asked questions about Hermann multiple times during my time in New Ulm. I have to admit that no, I did not know about Hermann before I came to Minnesota and thus no, I have not visited the ‘Hermannsdenkmal’ in Detmold, Germany either. So for me, it was astonishing to see how ...

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