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New Ulm High School graduates 158 students

Local News

NEW ULM — Over 150 graduates in New Ulm High School’s class of 2019 ended their high school careers following a ceremony in the high school gym Friday. The senior class commencement address was delivered by senior Emma Maudal. Maudal reflected on some of her memories during the school ...

Mertzes found guilty on 17 of 19 counts of animal neglect

Local News

NEW ULM — After nearly five hours of deliberation Friday, a jury of four men and two women found Cassey and Corrine Mertz of rural Sleepy Eye guilty of 17 of 19 counts of animal mistreatment in Brown County District Court. Eighteen of the 19 original counts were misdemeanor charges. One ...

Nuvera Communications declares dividend

Local News

NEW ULM – The Board of Directors of Nuvera Communications, Inc. has approved a 2nd quarter dividend payment of $.13 per share. This is an increase from the 1st quarter dividend of $.12 per share paid in March 2019. The recently declared dividend will be paid to shareholders of record at ...

Hanska man faces domestic assault charges

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — A 24-year-old Hanska was charged Friday in Brown County District Court with felony domestic assault by strangulation, misdemeanor domestic assault and 5th-degree possession of drugs-not small amount marijuana. Matthew A. Penkert, 200 E. 3rd St., Hanska, allegedly got into a ...

The Whitesidewalls to perform

Local News

Submitted photo The Whitesidewalls will perform in New Ulm at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. The concert will take place on stage of the State Street Theater at 1 N. State St. The Whitesidewalls Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue has been the Midwest’s ultimate 1950s and 1960s rock & roll, rockabilly and ...

NUHS Class of 2019

Local News

Clockwise, from upper left, New Ulm High School graduates walk to their seats during the beginning of their graduation commencement Friday at the high school. New Ulm High School Concert Choir performs “You Are The New Day,” arranged by Peter Knight, during New Ulm High School’s 2019 ...

Area Church Services

Communities

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Police stopped a 20-year-old New Ulm male driver for speeding at 16th Street North and Broadway at 6:20 p.m. Thursday. An officer noticed a metallic pouch in a glove box that contained a green, leafy substance. A vehicle search revealed more drug paraphernalia. The man was ...

Public Notices, May 25, 2019

Legals

PUBLISH (May 25, June 1, 2019) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 08-PR-19-433 In Re: Estate of Norma B. Sieh, also known as Norma Berdeen Sieh, Decedent. NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND ...

School tries to educate students on vaping

Local News

NEW ULM — While the use of traditional cigarettes by teens in Minnesota has plummeted, e-cigarette use amongst youth continues to rise in the state. In some cases, some of the burden of educating students about the consequences of e-cigarette use has fallen on local schools. In March, ...

Animal neglect jury trial continues

Local News

NEW ULM — Veterinarians testified Thursday for the State of Minnesota and two Sleepy Eye women facing 18 misdemeanor counts each for animal mistreatment in Brown Country District Court. Cassey L. Mertz, 33, and Corrine Mertz, 61, of rural Sleepy Eye were each charged on April 24, 2018, in ...

Spengler, Peterson to speak on Memorial Day

Local News

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School graduate Peter Spengler and Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School grad Grace Peterson will speak at the Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 27, in New Ulm City Cemetery. Spengler, the son of Kremena and Allen Triebenbach and the late Paul Spengler, will read ...

School board addresses roundabout, parking lot

Local News

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education Thursday approved a temporary easement and permanent recreation trail to help build a roundabout on North Highland Avenue, two bids for parking lot improvements. It also held readings of revised policies and heard a staff development ...

Popcorn wagon back

Local News

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society’s popcorn wagon begins its 2019 season on June 1. It will operate on Center Street in front of the Museum on ten dates throughout the summer and fall, including three dates in June. On Saturday, June 1, the wagon will be open from 10 a.m. ...

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B for farmers; markets slump

Agribusiness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute. U.S. Agriculture Secretary ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: No School Tuesday: Hot Dogs, Vegetable, Veggie Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Wednesday: Pita Salad with Dipping Sauce, Vegetable, Veggie Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: Summer Break Friday: Summer Break St. Paul’s Lutheran School Monday: Summer ...

Jefferson students at Ridgeway

Communities

Submitted photo Mrs. Mack’s fourth graders and Mrs. Brooks’ first graders from Jefferson Elementary visited Ridgeway on 23rd Friday, May 17. While there, students and residents created an art project entitled “Hands of Friendship.” Students also read to residents and played bingo with ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

State Patrol • Responded to a two-vehicle crash with non-life threatening injuries at Jefferson Avenue and TH 5 in Gaylord, Sibley County at 7:50 a.m. Thursday. A 2018 Chevrolet Sonic driven by Sarah D. Johnson, 38, Arlington and a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Abbigale Rose L. Walter, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Historical Society offers one-room schoolhouse camp experience NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society is offering a living history camp for children grades K-5. Participants will experience all aspects of a school day in a one-room school, much like children did during the 19th ...

Vaping described as ‘epidemic’ among teens

Local News

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series about e-cigarette usage in Minnesota and Brown County and local response to the problem. NEW ULM — It’s not just harmless water vapor. Minnesota teen tobacco and nicotine use are on the rise, and experts and public health ...