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Minnesota Idol: New Ulm hosts Sings finals

EW ULM — More than 50 singers will be competing in a statewide Minnesota Sings contest this weekend at the State Street Theater. Doors open Saturday at 7 a.m., with the singing beginning at 8:30 a.m. and running throughout the day. The competition will continue again Sunday morning to until ...

Historical society gets funds to inventory artifacts

A Minnesota historical and cultural heritage grant of $8,691 was awarded this week to the Brown County Historical Society to support an ongoing inventory project of its artifact collection. The project is cataloging and photographing more than 1,800 objects in the museum’s collection ...

MVL students selected as National Merit semifinalists

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the selection of more than 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including two Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School student pictured here: Isaiah Rogotzke and Isaiah Carlovsky. The ...

County has shortage of long-term care advocates

October is Residents’ Rights Month, which focuses on finding volunteer ombudsmen, who educate residents, families and long-term care staff on residents’ rights. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care had 33 certified ombudsman volunteers ...

Environmental issues down on farm

Local farmer Diana Schaefer will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the New Ulm Garden CLub on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at the New Ulm Airport. Schaefer will talk about several enviornmental topics about the farm, including installing buffer strips planted with 2,600 new trees, ...

Allina collecting for bikes for drive

MINNEAPOLIS — Gently used or new bikes will be collected at Allina Health facilities for the Free Bikes 4 Kidz Minnesota donation drive. For the 12th consecutive year Allina Health will collect donated bicycles throughout its locations in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, including the New ...