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Co. Board tables adding deputy

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners tabled the question of adding an extra deputy position in 2020 on Tuesday. The added position is needed due to increased calls for service. Transport times increased since the New Ulm juvenile detention center closed and the next closest facility is in ...

3 Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

NEW ULM — Three Girl Scout members of Troop #34112, New Ulm, Amber Kretsch, Laura Schmitt, and Emma Miller, were recognized at the Girl Scout Highest Award Ceremony in St Paul recently for earning their Silver Award. The Silver Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn at the ...

Bavarian Blast in New Ulm set for July 18-21

NEW ULM — Bavarian Blast, now in its 14th year, takes place July 18-21, 2019. A German and American Music Festival, it features all sorts of music, including German-style bands, old-time, and rock music.  Nationally-known musicians as well as local favorites take the stages all weekend ...

Gaylord EMT receives state, national awards

GAYLORD — Gaylord Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Mark Brand recently received the Minnesota and National VFW Emergency Medical Technician Awards at the state VFW convention in St. Cloud in June. The awards recognized him for 34 years of dedication and selfless service ...

Map depicts cemetery layout

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt The New Ulm City Monuments / Cemetery Commission recently approved the installation of a large city cemetery map which is centrally located in the New Ulm City Cemetery. The map was installed to help visitors / relatives / friends / researchers find burial ...

Park & Rec board authorizes bids for German Park amphitheater

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park and Recreation Commission recommended the plans, specifications and authorized the bidding process for the German Park Amphitheater at its meeting Monday. This project has been discussed for a decade. The earthen and grass seating terraces have slumped and ...

Former Commissioner Charlie Griebel dies at 93

BROWN COUNTY — Former Brown County commissioners fondly recalled their memories of former District 2 commissioner Charlie Griebel on Monday. Griebel, 93, died Sunday, July 7 at Oak Hills Living Center. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m., Saturday, July 13 at St. John the Baptist Catholic ...

Forums set for 2019 Farmfest

GILFILLAN ESTATE — Opening day Farmfest forums will center on global trade agreements and impacts to growers, national agriculture leaders discussing ag policy and the state of rural Minnesota and agriculture Tuesday, Aug. 6. Chris Pothen, CHS (Cenex Harvest States) Vice President of Global ...

NU man brushes off taser wire, later found at home

NEW ULM — A 28-year-old New Ulm man faces two charges after running away from police, then pushing a taser wire away in an alley near the B&J Laundromat June 30. Misdemeanor charges of evading a peace officer and driving after revocation were filed in Brown County District Court Monday ...

Chris & Chris in concert

Chris & Chris of Sleepy Eye (Chris Steffen, right, and Chris Ames) perform at the German Park Concert in the Park Series Monday night. The Concord Singers will perform next week in German Park at 7 p.m., Monday, July 15.

Harkin Store explores fashions of the past

WEST NEWTON — The Harkin Store explored the clothing and fashion trends of the 1870s during its Sunday programming at the historic site in West Newton Sunday. On display was a collection of mid- to late-1800s style dresses, including the clothing belonging to Elizabeth Harkin Russell, the ...

Of birds and bees…

FORT RIDGELY — Bix Baker wants to talk about the birds and bees, but this time, it’s not awkward. Baker, a volunteer naturalist at Fort Ridgely State Park, guided a nature walk through the park’s grounds Saturday and pointed out the variety of plants and wildlife that call the place ...

Fun in the summer sun

A boy makes a face at two girls while they play in Flandrau State Park’s sand-bottom swimming pool Friday. Temperatures are expected to remain in the low-80s and high-70s over the weekend with partly cloudy skies and a chance of stray showers or thunderstorms.

Sleepy Eye city manager finalists named

SLEEPY EYE — The names of four finalists for the Sleepy Eye city manager position were released by recruiting consultant Liza Donabuer earlier this week. Finalists who will be interviewed on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8 & 9 in Sleepy Eye are Sleepy Eye Public Works Director and interim ...

Board mulls adding deputy

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider adding an extra deputy position in 2020 on Tuesday, July 9. The added position is needed due to increased calls for service, transport times increased since the New Ulm juvenile detention center closed and the next closest facility is in ...

Husband finds meth, calls cops

BROWN COUNTY — A 35-year-old rural New Ulm woman faces four charges after her husband called law enforcement about the alleged presence of methamaphetamine in their rural New Ulm residence July 2. Charges including felony third-degree drug possession, gross misdemeanor child endangerment, ...

Take a stroll on the grim and gritty side of human nature

NEW ULM — Take a stroll on the grim and gritty side of human nature for a special screening of “Double Indemnity” Tuesday at the New Ulm Library. “Double Indemnity” is the first film in the New Ulm Film Society’s film noir series, and few films fit the genre better. “Double ...

SE City Council considers new sign request

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider a request for new signs by the Sleepy Eye Coffee and Brewing Company at its Tuesday, July 9 meeting. Other agenda items include the next community survey, garbage collection discussion, Home Cemetery annexation, a dangerous dog ...

Independence Day in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The stifling aroma of barbecue, sulfur from spent fireworks and even the resonance of a nineteenth century cannon filled the air throughout New Ulm Wednesday and Thursday. The New Ulm Battery marked the Independence Day celebrations in New Ulm with the firing of their cannon ...