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Lyric 3 signs up

Sid’s Signs on Broadway installs new signs at the Lyric 3 movie theater on Center Street Friday. The theater is closed until Thursday, Nov. 21 for interior and exterior renovations. The theater, formerly a Cinema 3 theater, was owned by Carmike, then by AMC . It was purchased in June by ...

Judge dismisses B&L street dance case

NEW ULM — Five days before they were scheduled for a one-day jury trial, misdemeanor liquor license violation charges involving a July 27 street dance on Minnesota Street, the B & L Bar, Inc. and Ricky A. Kamm were dismissed Friday. Brown County District Judge Robert Docherty signed an ...

MVL announces ‘Spirit of MVL’ Award Winners

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is celebrating the great number of people in our family, all with a heart for Christian education, with its Spirit of MVL events. This special evening will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Best Western Plus Conference Center in New ...

Commissioners to consider changing license bureau hours

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider authorizing changing Brown County License Bureau hours to be consistent with all county officers and union policy Tuesday, Nov. 19. Changing hours to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday will help create a standard 40-hour work week. ...

Fifth N. Street opens

After an extensive reconstruction project, Fifth N. Street reopened Thursday. As originally planned, the final lift of bituminous pavement will be paved in spring/summer 2020. The final topsoil grading and sodding will take place at the same time.

Park & Rec Report

Teen Day of Play Friday, Nov. 22 at the Rec Center from 9-11 p.m. This event is FREE and open to teens 12-18, thanks to the generous donations of our Days of Play sponsors!!! Enjoy Human Fooseball, Human Billiards and mini golf, pool and gym activities. Men’s Adult Basketball League for 18 ...

Author says Dakota ethnically cleansed, robbed

NEW ULM — A University of Oklahoma history professor and author of many books on the fate of Native American populations said he couldn’t write his latest book until more recent years. “I couldn’t write ‘Massacre in Minnesota’ in the 1980s and 1990s. Then I took on the idiots ...

Klingler to receive Hub Club’s Service to Ag Award

NEW ULM — Arline Klingler was about to leave home to go to one of her cleaning jobs Wednesday afternoon when a half dozen fellow Hub Club members showed up at her door. When she opened the door, they told her that she's the newest New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club’s Service to Agriculture ...

District 84 board OKs two-year teacher contract

SLEEPY EYE — The District 88 Board unanimously approved a master agreement with the Sleepy Eye Education Association Wednesday. Action came on a motion by board member Joleen Dittbenner, seconded by Brian Nelson to approve a 8.5% total package hike over two years, for the 2019-2021 school ...

Service providers, first responders learn about Vitals app

NEW ULM — First responders, detox, New Ulm Medical Center staff, probation, human services and other service providers learned about the virtues of The Vitals app at an informational meeting at the New Ulm Fire Department Wednesday. The app allows caregivers and individuals to create and ...

SEHS presents ‘Elf, The Musical’

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye High School presents “Elf The Musical” at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Nov. 15, 16 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit “Elf,” the film written by David Berenbaum, is about Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls in ...

Blood drive at Cathedral High School

Jon Adema, 17, donates blood for the first time during Cathedral High School’s Red Cross blood drive. Adema said he responded to a call for volunteers in class and decided to help out. He is not afraid of needles and said he would likely give again. Student volunteer Emma Henle, 18, was ...

No federal funding for Highway 14 in 2020

NEW ULM — Highway 14 will receive no funding from the federal government in 2020. Earlier this year, the U.S. Highway 14 Partnership worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to apply for a $25 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing ...

Neighbors oppose campground proposal

NEW ULM — After hearing opposition from a couple neighbors, the Brown County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a conditional use permit application Tuesday by Brian Domeier to allow a seasonal campground on Clear Lake in Section 14, Sigel Township. Brown County ...

EDA to help small business in new way

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Economic Development Authority authorized a $30,000 agreement with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to deliver up-to-date counseling and technical assistance for small businesses in New Ulm. The SBDC program already provides service to New Ulm, but this ...

Sheriff, police to inform public about Vitals app

NEW ULM — The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the New Ulm Police Department are hosting an information session on Wednesday November 13, 11 a.m. at the New Ulm Fire Department, 526 8th St. N., to tell the public about the Vitals app product. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the ...

Sleepy Eye City Council OKs $616K bond sale

SLEEPY EYE - The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a resolution awarding the sale of $616,000 in general obligation capital improvement bonds Tuesday Action came on a motion by councilor Doug Pelzel, seconded by councilor Joann Schmidt for the bonds to replenish cash and help the ...

Honoring veterans

NEW ULM — Minnesota National Guard Maj. Blake St. Sauver urged Veterans Day Program participants to thank a veteran for their sacrifices and service, at New Ulm High School Monday. “Acknowledge our debt of gratitude to those that keep our nation whole,” said St. Sauver. "Like former ...

SE City Council considers $616K bond sale

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider a resolution awarding the sale of $616,000 in general obligation capital improvement bonds today. A five-year capital improvement plan approved by the city council last June authorized the bonds to be issued to pay for renovating the ...

BCHS annual meeting Thursday

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society will hold its 89th annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Best Western Convention Center in New Ulm. Socializing begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. The business meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. and the program will begin ...