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To fix or to tear down?

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council will mull options for the property at 307 N. Minnesota Street, Tuesday. The city has been dealing with maintained issues associated with this property since July 2015. Currently, the north wall of the building is crumbling. The building owner has stated ...

Courtland Lions host Ham Dinner Feb. 7

Courtland Lions Club will hold a ham dinner fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Courtland Community Center, 300 Railroad St. Text or call 507-382-2758 to reserve meals by Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per meal. When calling, leave the number of meals you want, ...

Courtland Lions host Ham Dinner Feb. 7

COURTLAND — The Courtland Lions Club will hold a ham dinner fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Courtland Community Center, 300 Railroad St. Text or call 507-382-2758 to reserve meals by Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per meal. When calling, leave the number ...

What goes up…

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye Holiday Lights in Motion display at Sportsman’s Park was a major regional hit this season, but like every year, the display needs to come down. Over the weekend a few dozen locals volunteered their time to take down over 350,000 lights from Sportsman’s Park ...

DAV resumes clothing collection

NEW ULM — The Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary are resuming their Wednesday clothing collections. Clothing can be dropped off at 1522 S. Valley St., New Ulm from 9 a.m. to noon. The collection had been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

KofC Pancake Breakfast scheduled

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Pancake Breakfast on Jan. 31. The breakfast will be a pre-order and pick-up sale only. Pickup will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm, in the alley behind the church, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. To other online, go to ...

The Grand goes virtual on new exhibit

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture held a special virtual gallery opening Friday for the new Edward Curtis photography exhibit. The exhibit is called “The North American Indian” and features a selection of 55 of Curtis’s portraits and scenes on loan from The Montgomery ...

Lyric 3 glad to be reopening

NEW ULM — The silver screen is glowing again at the Lyric 3 movie theater. Friday afternoon, the Lyric 3 opened back up for business and is screening three new films. The Lyric 3 was forced to close in November due to Governor Tim Walz’s executive order due to a surge in COIVD-19 ...

Drug raid results in NU man facing nine felony counts

NEW ULM — A 38-year-old New Ulm man faces nine felony charges after the Brown-Lincoln-Redwood-Renville (BLRR) Drug Task Force (DTF) executed a search warrant at at a residence inTraulich Estates Jan. 11. Charges filed against Brandon L. White, 2201 N. Broadway, in Brown County District ...

Brown County Commissioners to hear COVID-19 update

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Commissioners will receive a COVID-19 update from Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz at their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19. “We’ve seen a reduction in COVID-19 cases in Brown County since our November surge,” reported Moritz. “December ...

Schell’s Brewery cancels Bockfest

NEW ULM — The August Schell Brewery posted that the 2021 Bockfest is cancelled. “This may be a few too many people for Bockfest this year,” read a Facebook post with a large group of people at the brewery that was made shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. “In the best interest of our ...

Rodney’s is back

NEW ULM — For the second time in 10 months, Rodney’s Tavern reopened its doors 3 p.m. Thursday. The dial back Gov. Tim Walz issued for restaurants and bars back in November was relaxed on Monday. Several area bars and restaurants reopened, but Rodney’s owner Rodney Zimmer chose to ...

MnDOT grants $406K for Highway 14 expansion interchanges

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced Thursday that a $409,950 Transportation Economic Development (TED) grant will help pay for Highway 14 four-lane expansion project interchanges at County Road 37 southeast of New Ulm and County Road 12/24 at ...

Minnesota expands vaccine eligibility

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is allowing hospitals, health care systems and other vaccination partners to start vaccinating a “broader category of Minnesotans” against the COVID-19 virus where possible, but Brown County is still working on vaccinating frontline ...

Brown County Human Services petitions Level 3 sex offender

NEW ULM — Brown County Human Services has filed a civil commitment petition for a 25-year-old New Ulm level 3 sex offender to be committed indefinitely to the Minnesota sex offender program. Colten C. Camacho, 25, who has six convictions for engaging in prostitution with juveniles in Brown ...

Raw weather, Hwy 14 fatalities marked start of 2020 in NU

JANUARY 2020 2 — Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ice fishing house that went through the ice on Lake Hanska. No one was in the ice house, but recent warmer weather have created unsafe ice fishing conditions. 2 — Keegan Witte was born 3:07 p.m. at the New Ulm ...

United Way of Brown County moves to new location in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The United Way of the Brown County Area's office has moved. Its new office space is at the New Ulm Event Center office complex located at 301 20th Street South. To access the office, guests can use the side entrance marked BUSINESS ENTRANCE with the United Way logo on the door. ...

MLC athletic center fully funded, groundbreaking in April

NEW ULM— The Martin Luther College (MLC) administration and governing board announced that thanks to the gift of two donors, the MLC new athletic center is fully funded. In April, the MLC campus family will celebrate the groundbreaking of the fieldhouse, with student use anticipated by the ...

On display at The Grand

NEW ULM — An exhibit of Edward Curtis’s photography is coming to New Ulm and will be on display at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. The exhibit is called “The North American Indian” and features a selection of 55 of Curtis’s portraits and scenes on loan from The Montgomery Arts ...

Dist. 84 board reorganizes

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education reelected its existing officers Wednesday. Action came on a motion by Brian Nelson, seconded by Bryan Sellner. Reelected were Chairwoman Darla Remus, Vice Chairman Casey Coulson, Clerk Sheila Wurtzberger and Treasurer Joleen ...