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GFW School Board meets Feb. 8

GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) School Board meets at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8 in the Gibbon Elementary gym for a regular board meeting and closed session. Agenda items include a closed session for preliminary consideration of allegations against an employee. In her report, ...

SE City Council considers real estate ordinances

SLEEPY EYE - The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider the reading of ordinances to sell lots in the Sleepy Hollow 5th Addition and in the Snow Farm property on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The council will consider the first reading of an ordinance to sell a lot in the Sleepy Hollow 5th Addition, the ...

Good day for Sun Dogs

Staff photo by Steve Grosam Journal Circulation Manager Steve Grosam captured this spectacular pair of sun dogs Friday morning about three miles south of Gibbon. Sun dogs are formed from ice crystals in high and cold cirrus clouds or, during very cold weather, by ice crystals drifting in the ...

Park and Rec commission to talk about park development

NEW ULM — New Ulm’s next neighborhood park will be discussed by the Park and Recreation Commission during a work session on Monday. The location of New Ulm’s next neighborhood park has been a subject of scrutiny in recent months. Park and Recreation Director Tom Schmitz has indicated ...

Jury finds St. Paul man guilty of assault, theft

NEW ULM — A Brown County District Court jury deliberated for an hour Friday before finding a 32-year-old St. Paul man guilty of two felony counts of theft and a gross misdemeanor 5th-degree assault charge Friday. Sentencing for Matthew D. Smith, currently incarcerated at Oak Park Heights ...

Commissioners to consider sponsoring Stark, Stately Township projects

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider sponsoring local road improvement program (LRIP) projects in Stark and Stately Townships Feb. 9. Stark Township requested Brown County sponsor a realignment project on 220th Street to move a road away from eroding Cottonwood River ...