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Grams to lead Diocese of New Ulm

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NEW ULM – Msgr. Douglas L. Grams was elected by the diocesan College of Consultors to serve as the diocesan administrator of the Diocese of New Ulm, effective Aug. 10. This follows the Aug. 6 announcement by Pope Francis of the acceptance of the retirement of the Most Rev. John M. LeVoir, ...

SE City Council OKs lot sale regulations

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council called for first or second readings of lot sale ordinances in Sleepy Hollow Addition Tuesday. Dennis and Sharon Fromm offered $96,000 for three Elm Street N.E. lots. They intend to divide the three lots into five, 77 feet by 150 feet each, in order ...

Sleepy Eye city races tighten

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council and mayoral races tightened Tuesday as Rejeana Wick filed for the Ward 2 seat and former Dyckman Free Library Director Andrew Kelton filed for mayor. Wick, who retired in 2001, worked as an operating room neurosurgery registered nurse at ...

EDA accepts revised small business loan guidelines

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Economic Development Authority (EDA) accepted the revised small business loan guidelines and applications Tuesday. In May, the EDA approved revising the limited loan program into a small business loan program. Staff created separate guidelines and applications for the ...

MSU Mankato offers expanded move-in schedule for students

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Optional ‘drop & go’ sessions will allow students to drop off belongings early MANKATO – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Residential Life is offering expanded move-in dates this fall in an effort to reduce the amount of students moving in at any one time during ...

KNUJ Farmers’ Market adds COVID-19 safety measures

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NEW ULM — Amid the recent pandemic, KNUJ Farmers’ Market is taking steps to help prevent the spread of the disease at its market. The market will be adding signage to inform customers of recommended practices related to COVID 19 pandemic as well as hand washing stations. Funding was ...

New Ulm Community Garden awarded grant for hand washing stations

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NEW ULM — To provide the safest community garden experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Ulm Community Garden was awarded a grant to install hand washing stations and signage. The grant was awarded by the Brown, Nicollet, Le Sueur, and Waseca Counties Statewide Health Improvement ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Police received a stolen vehicle report 9:02 a.m. Tuesday. An individual borrowed a Silver Mazda 3 to a person on Wednesday, Aug. 5, with the understanding it would be returned that day. The vehicle was not returned and was reported stolen. The vehicle is believed to be in ...

Broadway blocked off

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Motorists are advised that Highway 15 (South Broadway) in New Ulm will be detoured for two to three days to allow crews to adjust manholes and water valve castings. In addition, 20th North Street from U.S. Highway 14 to North Broadway will be closed until this coming Friday for rail crossing repairs.

New Ulm will have in-person school for lower grades

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NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board unanimously approved the district base learning model for the 2020-20201 school year Monday during a special board meeting. The board adopted a plan calling for in-person learning for students grades K-6 and hybrid learning for students 7-12. The ...

Arlington man dies in motorcycle crash

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GOODHUE COUNTY — A 25-year-old Arlington man died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 52 at 415th Street, Wanamingo Township, Goodhue County Sunday afternoon. Nolan E. Osborne was southbound on a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he collided with a northbound 2002 GMC SUV in the ...

Race develops for GFW school board seat

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WINTHROP — While a number of city offices and school board seats did not have candidates filing for office as of Monday afternoon, a race developed for a Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board seat recently. Three candidates filed for Winthrop seats on the GFW school board — Nathan ...

NU narrows down council president choice

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BROWN COUNTY — It is primary time in Minnesota today. Brown County voters will be able to select candidates for the general election. In Brown County, this primary election will determine which U.S. Senate candidates will move on to the general election. State Senate District 16B will also ...

Park and Rec to study tobacco-free policy

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NEW ULM–The New Ulm Park and Recreation Commission established a sub-committee to study potential tobacco-free policy for future recommendations to the City Council. The Heart of New Ulm initiative proposed the commission propose a policy that prohibits tobacco use at parks ...

Waloch files for school board

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NEW ULM — Denny Waloch filed for school board Monday. He is the fourth District 88 School Board member to file for re-election this year. This year, four school board seats are up for election, including the seats held by Christie Dewanz, Jonathan Schiro, Matt Ringhofer and Waloch. As of ...

Kirchoefer pleads guilty to 3 felony porn counts

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NEW ULM — A 32-year-old former Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s teacher pleaded guilty to two felony counts of using minors in pornographic work and one count of possessing pornographic work in Brown County District Court Monday. As part of a Rule 15 plea agreement in hearing using remote ...

SE City Council considers lot sales rules

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SLEEPY EYE —The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider ordinances to sell real estate in the Sleepy Hollow Fifth Addition to three parties on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Dennis and Sharon Fromm offered $$96,000 for Lots 3, 4 and 5 in Block 4, Elm Street, N.E. Addition. The Fromms intend to divide the ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • A possible HRO violation report at 8:47 p.m. Sunday from a 17-year-old New Ulm female who said she was flipped off by a 16-year-old New Ulm male at Kwik Trip, 1521 S. Broadway. A report was sent to the New Ulm City Attorney’s Office. • Received a vandalism report of a ...

Court Proceedings

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Brown Count District Court • Andrew R. Sears, 32, 400 State St. S., New Ulm, was charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI and misdemeanor driving after suspension Aug. 6. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were on patrol at 4 a.m., Aug. 6 when their ...