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Some not looking forward to time change this weekend

NEW ULM — This weekend marks the end of daylight saving time in 48 states as clocks “fall back” at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, Nov. 5. The only places that don’t observe daylight savings time are most of Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin ...

Community School program reports positive progress

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Schools’ Community School program received a positive update from program director Tammy Lorch at a School Board Work Session Thursday. The program seeks to bring the school together with the students and families both in and outside of the school. Their focus is ...

Prepare for a frosty winter

NEW ULM — With a heavy and cold winter projected, local officials and health experts want to make sure people are safe and healthy. The Old Farmer’s Almanac makes predictions for each region of the United States. New Ulm is covered under the Upper Midwest prediction, which sees ...

Legendary hair appointment

WASHINGTON D.C. — Last month, New Ulm resident Dan Backer traveled to the Smithsonian Museum of Anthropology for a special family hair appointment. The appointment was to visit 17 and a half feet of beard that once belonged to Hans Nielsen Langseth. Langseth is the world record holder for ...

Brown Co. admin appointed to state board

NEW ULM — Brown County Administrator Sam Hansen was appointed to the Center for Rural Policy and Development by Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan Oct. 28. For the next six years, Hansen will serve as rural county government representative on the board that represents a variety of interests ...

Watonwan County Jail inmate escapes custody

ST. JAMES — A 36-year old Watonwan County Jail inmate escaped custody Sunday, according to the Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office. Watonwan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mark Slater said Leonardo Lopez Jr. was being transferred from one part of the jail to another when he forced his way ...