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Brown Co. speed study hearing targets N. Highland

NEW ULM — By a 4-1 vote Tuesday, Brown County Commissioners approved a June 18 public hearing date for input on a proposed speed study for County State-Aid Highway (CSAH) 13 (North Highland Ave.). Commissioner Dave Borchert cast a dissenting vote on the request approved on a motion by ...

‘We take it everywhere’

NEW ULM — Rivian and Tesla electric vehicle owners described their electric vehicle experiences in great detail. Most of their responses were positive. Rural New Ulm welder and farmer Tad Ulrich bought a brand new Rivian all-wheel drive pickup that was delivered to his door a couple years ...

SE Council OKs ending community center leases

SLEEPY EYE — Due to building damage caused by lessees, the Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved no longer offering leases at the Community Center main hall Tuesday. Sleepy Eye City Manager Bob Elston said he recently noticed permanent Magic Marker marks on the new community center ...

Bomb threat delays SE schools two hours

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye Public School and St. Mary’s Catholic School opened at 10 a.m. Thursday, two hours late, due to an early morning potential bomb threat. “It has been determined there is no credible threat to the safety of students,” read a Brown County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) ...

Comfrey man dies in 2-vehicle crash in Amboy Township

COMFREY — The Minnesota State Patrol reported an 81-year-old Comfrey man died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 71 and Highway 30 at Amboy Township, Cottonwood County at 10:13 a.m. Monday. Jerry Lee Evers of Comfrey was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on ...

Nicollet working on potential development

Ryan Johnson, of Total Package, LLC, presented a potential plan for development to the Nicollet City Council at their meeting on Monday. Johnson’s plan is to develop twenty-six acres on the south side of Nicollet that currently belongs to Bob Freitag. His plan is to build 320 storage units ...