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Missing man found in Mankato

MANKATO — A 58-year-old Texas man last seen about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6 in New Ulm was found in downtown Mankato June 8, according to authorities. New Ulm Police said they were called at 10:27 a.m. Tuesday and told that Alberto Longoria was recognized by a former police officer while ...

Independence Day celebration gets a boost

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Foundation (NUAF) presented the American Legion Post 132 with a $500 check to support their community celebration for Independence Day. The celebration will be held at German Park on Thursday, July 3. The celebration is being moved from Riverside Park to German ...

Cultivating creativity

NEW ULM — This week area art students were able to flex their creative muscles at The Grand Center for the Arts and Culture as part of the Creativity Day Camps. The Creativity Day Camps provide a chance for kindergarten through seventh-graders to learn artistic styles with different ...

Pond repairs underway at Flandrau State Park

NEW ULM — Due to a number of issues, the Flandrau State Park sand-bottom swimming pond will remain closed this year. Park manager Gary Teipel said a number of pond parts in need of repair have been replaced and more work is being done on the pond this summer. “We apologize for the ...

Eagle Scouts honored at ceremony

New Ulm's newest Eagle Scouts, from left, David Bode, Isaac Davis, Nate Fliszar and Sam Schotzko, were honored at an Eagle ceremony held Monday, June 7, at Hermann Height Park. Bode and Brandon Hoffmann earned Eagle awards in 2019, but due to COVID no ceremony could be held. The other three ...

Sleepy Eye school board gets LTFM review

SLEEPY EYE - The District 84 Board of Education received a LTFM (long-term facilities maintenance) review from consultant Tim Harbo Wednesday. Harbo said the school district's 10-year budget plan allows for about $200,000 a year for health, safety, and deferred maintenance projects. He said ...