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Court proceedings

Brown County District Court • A felony 1st-degree drug sale charge was filed July 5, 2023 against Caleb J. McCollum, 35, 11701 110th Ave., Madelia. A remote hearing was set for 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. According to court documents, Brown Lincoln Redwood Renville (BLRR) Drug Task ...

Commissioners consider snow removal policy updates

To extend snow removal operation hours if needed By Fritz Busch Staff Writer NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider approving a Brown County Highway Department updated snow removal policy Tuesday, July 11. The current snow removal policy was approved March 21, 1995. Snow ...

Police logs

Brown County Sheriff’s Office • Responded to a suspicious activity report at 380th Avenue and 140th Street, Bashaw Township at 7:40 a.m. July 7. A 34-year-old Springfield man was found slumped over in a vehicle. An ambulance was called. The man was transported to the Brown County Jail on ...

Hometown boy returns

NEW ULM — New Ulm native Joey Schugel became the City of New Ulm Park & Recreation Director this week, following Tom Schmitz who held the position for nearly 18 years. Working in recreation for 45 years, Schmitz received the 2022 Clifton E. French Distinguished Service Award, the ...

Courtland Council OKs ordinance regarding land alterations

By Karen Fluegge Special to the Journal COURTLAND — The City Council discussed concerns over land alternations and preservation during Thursday’s meeting. The Land Preservations Ordinance requires a permit for land alterations of 50 cubic yards or more within Courtland. Only one change ...

Brown Co. board to consider snow removal policy updates

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider approving a Brown County Highway Department updated snow removal policy Tuesday. The current snow removal policy was approved March 21, 1995. Snow removal and salt/sand use were discussed at previous county board meetings. An amended ...