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Stations of the Cross

As the temperature neared 70 degrees under sunny skies, worshippers prayed the Stations of the Cross at the Way of the Cross in New Ulm on Good Friday. The 14 stations depicting the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus are housed in the small enclosures along the route, leading to a small chapel at ...

County reports 95 new COVID-19 cases in past week

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Public Health (BCPH) continues to report increased numbers of cases this week. The BCPH report on Friday reported 33 new COVID-19 cases since its March 31 update. That number was 18 more than the State of Minnesota Department of Health reported for the county on ...

Commissioners to consider lower gun permit fee for vets

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider amending the sheriff’s office fee to issue permits to carry guns for veterans, National Guard, Reservists or active duty U.S. Armed Forces members, to $25 on Tuesday. The board meeting begins in the Brown County Law Enforcement Center ...

Soaking up sun

As the temperature climbed into the 50s Friday, Mary and Terry Root of Eagan walk their dogs on German St. N., near German Park. Warmer weather is forecast this weekend with forecast highs in the 70s Sunday and Monday.

Iowa man accepts Sibley East supt. job

GAYLORD — A West Des Moines Community Schools director of teaching and learning services has verbally accepted the Sibley East Public School superintendent position. The Sibley East School Board selected Dr. Joseph Libby for the job March 24 after interviewing him and two other finalists. ...

Johnson dedicates bench to Bieraugel

NEW ULM — The best friend of a 16-year-old New Ulm High School student who died in a one-vehicle crash near the New Ulm Municipal Airport in October 2019, dedicated a bench commemorating him outside the New Ulm Community Center Thursday. Jackson Bieraugel was a passenger in the rear bed of ...

Ball park preparation

New Ulm Park and Recreation employee Josh Kretsch blows leaves behind the Johnson Park baseball field grandstand Thursday. Minnesota Valley Lutheran opens its high school baseball season against Mankato Loyola at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Mueller Park. New Ulm High School hosts Worthington ...

Print sales benefit park

Eight by 12 inch prints of Maggie Schwab’s watercolor painting of the Junior Pioneer Park entrance are being sold at The Grand Artisan Gift Shop and New Ulm’s Own Store, 212 Minnesota St. N. All proceeds benefit the Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and vicinity park, 1901 Washington St. S. The ...

GSM donation to Post 132

GSM (Gag Sheet Metal) recently donated $3000 to American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm. The donation was used to replace the heating and cooling unit that was purchased and installed by GSM. Pictured from left, John Gohr, past commander, Roger Hoffmann, first commander, Brian Krosch, commander, ...

Nicollet Co. board OKs resignation

NICOLLET COUNTY — Nicollet County commissioners unanimously accepted a separation agreement with county administrator Ryan Krosch and the resignation of human resources director/assistant county administrator Jamie Haefner Thursday. Action came without discussion to accept Krosch’s ...

ProMusica Minnesota presents concert

N. Mankato — ProMusica Minnesota presents the second live concert of the spring, Mozart, Previn, & Schumann. This concert features New Ulm-based soprano and Martin Luther College Instructor Kathryn Wurster, Principal Second Violin for the Minnesota Orchestra Peter McGuire, and the return ...

Highway 60 project begins April 15

MANKATO — Motorists traveling Highway 60 from the intersection with Highway 14 east of Eagle Lake to Highway 13 at Waterville can expect a detour beginning Thursday, April 15, weather permitting, as construction begins on the 17-mile corridor. A detour will remain in place until the ...

Dress for the weather

Hooper Corporation electric and mechanical contractor linemen of Madison, Wis., dress for the weather on 3rd St. N. east of Front St. Wednesday. The windchill measured as low as 10 degrees F. Warmer weather is forecast this week and into next weekend.

Golden grain goodness

Semi truck drivers haul grain at Farmers Cooperative of Hanska, 201 Water St. Wednesday.

Springfield man accused of threatening officer, kicking squad car

SPRINGFIELD — A 36-year-old Springfield man is accused of threatening and head-butting an officer, and kicking a squad car multiple times on March 29, in charges in Brown County District Court. Seven charges were filed against Steven L. Dingman, 10 W. Maple St., Springfield on March 31. ...

Nicollet Co. special board meeting is virtual

NICOLLET COUNTY — The Nicollet County Board of Commissioners special meeting on Thursday, April 1 to consider personnel and other issues will be a virtual meeting on Zoom. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. by telephone or other electronic means due to the COVID 19 pandemic, resulting state and ...

Prairie Piecemakers to meet

NEW ULM — Prairie Piecemakers will meet on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 201 N. State, with featured speaker Jen Shaffer.

GFW holds special virtual meeting April 7

GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board will hold a special virtual meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. The meeting will be conducted by telephone or other electronic means. Action items include a strategic plan.

Yoga class offered

NEW ULM — New Ulm Community Education is offering an “Intro to Yoga” Class at the Washington Learning Center, room 104. The instructor will be Rachel Sturm, who is a NETA certified yoga Instructor Class 1 will be held on Tuesday, April 13, Class 2 will be Wednesday, April 14, and ...

St. Peter man dies in Highway 169 crash

NICOLLET COUNTY — A 58-year-old St. Peter man died at the scene in a semi-farm tractor crash on U.S. Highway 169 at 6:18 a.m. March 31. A 2020 Mack tractor truck driven by Randall A. Shively, 62, Woodbury, was southbound on Highway 169 when it collided with a southbound International ...