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STEM-trained workforce seen as way to attract employers

NEW ULM — Leaders from several local industries attended day-long conferences at Martin Luther College related to the need for STEM-educated employees in the region. The conference was facilitated by New Ulm Business Resource and Innovation Centerand Project Lead the Way. PLTW is a STEM ...

Services available to assist local children, families

A range of social services are available to children and their families to ensure children are healthy, safe and taken care of. Brown County Human Services works in partnership with other organizations to ensure families receive the support they need. It can be difficult reaching out and ...

Businesses of hard year

NEW ULM— KNUJ and Windings were honored during the Industry/Business of the Year banquet Tuesday. Every year since 1974, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized outstanding industries and businesses in New Ulm. Chamber President Sarah Warmka said the chamber board votes on the ...

NUBRIC CEPO talks of economic challenges, solutions

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Business Resource Innovation Center introduced itself Tuesday to the New Ulm business community at a mixer event at Black Frost Distilling. Formerly the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation, NUBRIC CEO Paul Wessel talked about some of New Ulm’s economic ...

Hearing set on financing Oak Hills Center project

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved setting a July 7 public hearing date for public input on using the county’s bonding authority to assist in financing expansion of the Oak Hills Living Center. Oak Hills is working with United Prairie Bank and intends to ...

Renville sheriff identifies two bodies recovered in Minnesota River

RENVILLE COUNTY — Police released the names of the men recovered in two separate Minnesota River recoveries on Sunday. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office reported the body of Matthew James Wrobleski, 48, of Willmar, was located and recovered after the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 ...