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4-H Fashion Review

Rachel Portner of the Leavenworth Lucky Clovers models her outfit in the Clothes You Make category for Grades 6-8 at the Brown County 4-H Fashion Review, held at the New Ulm Civic Center during the opening day of the Brown County Fair.

Farmers air issues with state officials at Farmfest

GILFILLAN FARM — Farmers asked Minnesota agency commissioners a number of probing questions at a Farmfest forum Tuesday. A Lakefield farmer asked Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher if the agency is looking at j-turns, alternatives to ...

Hemp plot draws interest at Farmfest

GILFILLAN FARM — Famers roamed an industrial hemp plot in the warm sunshine at the southwest corner of the Farmfest grounds Tuesday. With the cultivation of industrial hemp now legalized, a number of newly-created hemp businesses advertised themselves in a nearby tent, touting the ...

Council approves wall plan for Hermann Heights hillside

NEW ULM — Hermann Heights will have a new wall after approving a recommendation from the Hermann Heights Hillside Committee, Tuesday. Last September, the Hermann Heights Hillside Stabilization Committee was created to consider repair and replacement options for Hermann Heights’ hillside ...

Klatt enters Alford plea in shooting

OLIVIA — A Fairfax man, charged with first-degree attempted murder for shooting a Hector man in the hand and face last January, entered an Alford plea to second-degree murder and second-degree assault in Renville County District Court Monday. In entering an Alford plea, Michael J. Klatt, ...

Commissioners dispute DHS denial of South Country managed care contract

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution objecting to the actions of Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and authorized a request of mediation. The commissioner’s resolution specifically objected to DHS selection of participating health plans as it ...

Dakota War Commemoration events scheduled in Brown County

NEW ULM — Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) and New Ulm Public Library (NUPL) are sponsoring a number of events to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of Aug. 21-25. All presentations and tours are free and open to the public; seating is first come, first ...

A solid foundation

Crewmen with Zachman Precast Inc. guide a precast concrete slab into position as work on the foundation of Alliance Bank’s new building continues Monday.

Victims of fatal Sunday crash ID’d

BROWN COUNTY — A man and a woman died, and five others, including three children, were injured, in an accident at 5:50 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Highway 14 and County Road 10 in Home Township, Brown County, said the State Patrol. The State Patrol identified the fatalities Monday as ...

City to look at Hermann Heights hillside stabilization

NEW ULM — A formal recommendation for Hermann Heights’ hillside will come before the city council Tuesday. The council will receive a report and recommendation for the Hermann hillside retaining wall. Last September, the Hermann Heights Hillside Stabilization Committee was created to ...

Raising, replacing the cross

Lenny, left, and and Troy Booth of Booth Welding & Fabricating, New Ulm, removed a wooden cross and replaced it with a stainless steel cross on top of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1400 S. State St. Monday morning. The cross that was replaced dates back to 1962. The job included two ...

Sibley Co. P&Z extend feedlot permit requests

GAYLORD — Sibley County Planning & Zoning Commissioners held a public hearing for a pair of commercial feedlot requests in Bismarck Township, but tabled action on the requests to the September 9 meeting Monday night. Sibley County Zoning Administrator Ryan Krzos said staff recommended ...

Red Bull Band shows versatility

NEW ULM — The 34th Infantry Division Red Bull Band displayed vocal and instrumental musical versatility at a Sunday afternoon concert at the State Street Theater. Solo singers led renditions of “The National Anthem” and “God Bless America” early in the concert. Sgt. Jeremy Andrin ...

Brown County Free Fair opens Wednesday

NEW ULM — The 152nd Brown County Free Fair opens Wednesday, Aug. 7 with shows, demonstrations, a demolition derby and a diverse band. The 4-H Pet Show begins at 4 p.m. in the swine barn. Livestock demonstrations follow at 5 p.m. in the swine barn. Demolition derby tickets go on sale at ...

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame announces inductees

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame has chosen its 2019 Inductees, who will be include on Friday, Nov. 1. They are: The Peterson Family (Linda, Billy, Patty, Ricky, and Paul), Minneapolis are referred to as “Minnesota’s First Family of Music.” Everyone in the Peterson Family is ...

American Legion Riders raise $60,874

NEW ULM — Minnesota American Legion Riders reported raising $60,874 over the weekend for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. “We rode 689 miles over the weekend, from Pipestone to Buffalo with no problems. It was a great ride and a great weekend,” American Legion motorcycle ...

Victims of fatal Sunday crash ID’d

BROWN COUNTY — A man and a woman died, and five others, including three children, were injured, in an accident at 5:50 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Highway 14 and County Road 10 in Home Township, Brown County, said the State Patrol. The State Patrol identified the fatalities Monday as ...

Radio- controlled mower still cutting it after 25 years

NEW ULM — Twenty-five years ago, New Ulm brothers William and Jeff Eibner invented a remote-controlled, electric lawn mower they displayed at the Minnesota Inventor’s Congress (MIC) in Redwood Falls. The brothers were looking for an investor back then to help put the mower into ...

American Legion Riders roll in to Oak Hills for scholarship ride

NEW ULM — Oak Hills Living Center residents waved American flags as dozens of Minnesota American Legion Riders rolled into New Ulm Saturday afternoon. Riders from across Minnesota parked their motorcycles near the front of Oak Hills while on their Southern Minnesota tour to raise money for ...

NUHS gets $10K Education Equity Grant

Submitted photo 3M is awarding a $10,000 grant to New Ulm Public High School to assist with the purchase of CAD Software that allows the school’s Career/Technical Education program to teach students skills in STEM careers such as designing parts for fabrication, designing landscape and ...