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Bridging the mental health gap

NEW ULM — A new mental health Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is coming to New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) to bridge the gap between in-patient and out-patient treatment. Before this program started, NUMC had only two options for mental health treatment. The out-patient option had ...

Farmland prices continue to climb in SW, SC Minn.

NEW ULM — South Central and Southwest Minnesota farm land prices continued to rise in 2023, according to a University of Minnesota Extension survey of farmland sales. The 2022 Brown County average farmland sale price was $8,259 per acre, according to Minnesota Department of Revenue ...

Torkelson, Dahms hopeful for NU sewer, water main funding

ST. PAUL — Rep. Paul Torkelson and Sen. Gary Dahms said they’re hopeful Minnesota’s 2024 Capital Investment Bonding bill will include $2 million to complete New Ulm’s gravity sewer and water main project and demolish a lift station. The 2024 Minnesota legislative session began Feb. 12. ...

Nicollet Public School Board hears report on social media bullying

NICOLLET —The Nicollet Public School Board on Wednesday heard a report by Superintendent Robin Courrier on bullying incidents at the school involving cellphones and social media. The incidents of bullying were occurring mostly on the Snapchat application. Students were using the social ...

A white Valentine’s Day

NEW ULM — While red is the most associated color with Valentine’s Day, a rare snowstorm colored the city’s landscape with white. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tyler Hasenstein said there have been plenty of systems in the Midwest this year, but few had made it north enough to ...

Deaths outnumber births in Brown County

BROWN COUNTY — Deaths have outnumbered births in Brown County in recent years, according to data from Brown County Public Health (BCPH) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). There were 258 more deaths than births in Brown County from 2020 through 2023. Brown County data showed 328 ...