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Hub Club spud buddies get peeling for Bavarian Blast feasting

NEW ULM — The tangy scent of german potato salad cut the air in St. George Tuesday night. As it has done for about 30 years including Heritagefest, Farm City Hub Club members met in the Church of St. George parish hall to peel about 400 pounds of potatoes in preparation for the ...

Trial starts in Brown Co. REA stray voltage lawsuit

NEW ULM — A three-week jury trial began Tuesday in Brown County District Court to hear a civil case alleging stray voltage at a Sleepy Eye dairy farm caused by the Brown County Rural Electrical Association (REA). A 12-member jury of four women and four men were chosen Tuesday morning ...

Hagedorn bars Indivisible group from meeting with Mankato staff

MANKATO — U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-1st District) will no longer allow members of the St. Peter/Greater Mankato Indivisible group to meet with members of his district office staff in Mankato. In a letter sent to Indivisible members, Hagedorn said his staff would no longer be available to ...

Dist. 84 board reviews last year, talks of this year at retreat

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education reviewed the last school year and talked of this school year at a retreat at Supt. John Cselovszski’s home Monday night. Elementary teacher Jodi Arneson said grades 2-4 implemented the personalized learning model and Habits of Mind last year ...

BC Planning Commission OKs building permit application, final plats

NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission unanimously approved a Conditional Use Permit Application to allow an existing structure plus an addition to be used as a seasonal dwelling in Section 8, Albin Township Tuesday. Marvin Augustin filed the application for a 14 by 20-foot addition ...

Council’s patience running short with CP over crossings

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council is preparing to put the pressure on Canadian Pacific (CP) Railroad to make necessary railroad crossing repairs. City Manager Chris Dalton gave an update on efforts to improve New Ulm’s railroad crossings in New Ulm. “There is a lot of misinformation ...

Lego learning teaches kids mechanical concepts

NEW ULM — Levers and pulleys and gears — oh my. Children ages six through 12 worked with Legos to build cranes, bridges and conveyor belts in a New Ulm Community Education class hosted by Sheila Rahn at Washington Learning Center Tuesday. Rahn, of Bee Smart Learning, said she travels to ...

Council to consider crossing conditions

NEW ULM — Tuesday’s New Ulm City Council meeting will include an update on railroad crossing conditions in New Ulm and efforts to make improvements. The conditions of the roadway at railroad crossings has been a city concern for years. According to city staff emails, the city has ...

Civil Air Patrol Cadets get stick time

NEW ULM — A dozen Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadets from across the country are getting glider stick (flying) time at the New Ulm Municipal Airport this week. The week-long North Central Region flight academy includes motorized flight at the Mankato Airport and glider flight at New Ulm. Cadets ...

Honor Roll: New Ulm High School

New Ulm High School has released its honor roll for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year: Grade 9 Highest Honors Marcarious Amoah, Paige Frederick, Isaac Gieseke, Natalie Hacker, Logan Kletscher, Makenna Lang, Anna Lee, Jacob Martinka, Riley Merkel, Kylee Nosbush, Makiah Otto, ...

Winthrop Fun Fest

(Above) Just For Kix dancers perform at the Winthrop Farm City Fun Fest Great Parade Sunday. At left, Hula Hoop Handlers entertained the crowd.

State Qualifier competitors

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Kenny Olson (22) of Zimmerman and Evan “Tomahawk” Meier compete in the 14-year-old Expert class at the Gold Cup & State Qualifier at the River Valley BMX track Sunday. See more photos on cu.nujournal.com.

New Ulm Lions present Helen Keller Sight Awards

NEW ULM — Past District Governor Lion LeRoy Levorson and Lion Mary Jo Levorson were each presented with their second, or Progressive, Helen Keller Sight Awards at the Lions Club of New Ulm’s June 13th meeting. Lion LeRoy has served 6 years as a Trustee for the Minnesota Lions Vision ...

Nicollet Co. commissioners OK TH 111/22 rehab project

ST. PETER — Nicollet County commissioners agreed to proceed with three Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) intersection lighting agreements for the TH 111/22 2020 Rehabilitation Project July 9. The state highway department will pay for the initial installation of the lighting ...

Narren celebrate 30 years of making smiles

NEW ULM — The Narren of New Ulm celebrated their 30th birthday in a most appropriate way Saturday, a story-time party with children. Dozens of people participated in story time with the Narren at the New Ulm Public Library. The Narren made crafts, read stories and danced with youth with ...

‘Just say no to scams’ advises Sibley Co. deputy

WINTHROP — “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” Sibley County Chief Deputy Jeremy Templin said at a presentation about how to protect yourself from scams at the Winthrop Farm City Fun Fest Saturday. Templin said consumers can avoid scams by knowing how to recognize them, ...

MnDOT shares good, bad news on NU Gateway project

MANKATO — High water levels on the Minnesota River at New Ulm have halted work this summer on the new river bridge that is part of the New Ulm Gateway (Highway 14/15) project. Construction on the Minnesota River bridge experienced delays in 2018 due to high river levels. Work stopped in ...

100 years of women voting featured in latest exhibit at The Grand

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture held an opening reception for its new exhibit “A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota” in the Four Pillars Gallery Friday. The exhibit, hosted by League of Women Voters Minnesota, features Minnesota’s suffrage ...

In New Ulm Cemetery the Poppies Grow

Photo courtesy of George Glotzbach The new Poppy Garden in New Ulm’s City Cemetery is now in full bloom. Since November of 1918 the poppy has been a national symbol of remembrance for those who fought and died in World War 1. These bright red flowers overlook the cemetery’s Soldiers Rest ...

Hermann Hillside panel comes to agreement on stone for project

NEW ULM — To bevel or not to bevel, that was one of the questions the Hermann Heights Hillside Stabilization committee debated Thursday. The committee was formed last year to determine the best way to re-landscape the hillside leading up to the monument. The Kasota Stone limestone retaining ...