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Minneapolis man with local ties faces four charges

BROWN COUNTY —Four charges were filed May 15 against a Minneapolis man with local ties in Brown County District Court. Cody L. Stark, 26, living in a Minneapolis treatment center, is on probation with Brown County and the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Stark faces charges of felony ...

BBB warns of fake COVID-19 antibody tests

BURNSVILLE — Better Business Bureau serving Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers of fake COVID-19 antibody tests being marketed by scammers. With studies showing that up to 50% of people with COVID-19 don’t show any symptoms, many people are seeking antibody tests to determine ...

Celebration of Life Parade

SLEEPY EYE — A parade in Sleepy Eye on Saturday, May 16, dubbed a Celebration of Life Parade, was held to help Karmela Krenz on her upcoming birthday. Karmi is the granddaughter of Larry and Kathy Krenz and daughter of Jeff and Nichole Krenz. She loves princesses and wanted a princess ...

School Bus Drive By Wednesday

NEW ULM — New Ulm Bus Lines is planning a “School Bus Cruise” to give a salute to honor all the students, teachers, administrators and support staff in New Ulm. They plan on meeting to line-up buses at 12:30 p.m. and depart at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. The buses will drive by at New ...

A ‘drive-bye’ at St. Anthony

NEW ULM — St. Anthony Elementary students were able to say good-bye to their teachers in person Saturday. Last Friday was the final day of school for the students at St. Anthony, but with distancing learning in effect, students and staff never had a chance to say good-bye in person. The ...

St. Mary’s send-off

SLEEPY EYE — A small parade was held in Sleepy Eye to celebrate St. Mary’s Class of 2020. The parade began around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Students and their families were allowed to join the parade lineup in their vehicles. Despite the cold rain, spectators gathered along the route to wish ...

Feehan holds town hall for children

MINNESOTA — DFL congressional candidate Dan Feehan held a virtual town hall for the youngest members of southern Minnesota. Feehan was joined by his 9-year-old son Conor in answering questions from kids. Feehan said he has been hearing from adults for the last several weeks and wanted to ...

Commissioners consider License Bureau staffing request

May 19. The license bureau will face a multitude of challenges in the months ahead, due to the current health crisis and due to staffing considerations. The license bureau of a high-traffic area. With the state shutdown, there is going to be a tremendous demand for driver’s license ...

GFW approved for operating levy question

FAIRFAX — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) School District has received approval from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to run an operating levy Tuesday, Aug. 11. Action items on the Monday, May 18 virtual board meeting agenda include the school board deciding on an amount to be ...

Cruise Night set for Wednesday, May 20

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Auto Cruise Night will be held Wednesday, May 20. Participants should meet at the former Target parking lot near Burger King before 6 p.m. and the cruise will leave promptly at 6 pm. Please remember to be social safe and keep a minimum of 6’ or more between your ...

New Ulm High School lists local scholarship winners

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School held its 2020 Senior Awards Program on Wednesday, May 13. The following is a list of scholarship and award winners. Award/Scholarship: Winner Ann Rotramel Scholarship: Caitlyn Todesco, Abbigail Voges & Elizabeth Wilfahrt Betty Fenske Memorial ...

Back in business

NEW ULM — After being closed for weeks due to Gov. Tim Walz’ executive orders because of COVID-19, Gallery 512 Boutique’s flagship store at 20 N. Minnesota St. will re-open its doors for customers at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18. Business co-owner Danielle Fischer Marti said the business that ...

Chamber explores reopening plans for local businesses

NEW ULM — As some small retailers planned to reopen on Monday, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Zoom video conference to help them prepare. All retail stores, malls and other businesses that sell, rent, maintain and repair goods can reopen for in-person sales on May 18 with two ...

New Ulm Cruise grows

NEW ULM — Traffic in New Ulm Friday evening never looked better. A Car Cruise that began in the former Target parking lot, traveled north to the Law Enforcement Center, to the New Ulm Medical Center and the New Ulm Fire Departments. This was the fifth cruise event held in New Ulm since the ...

Chalking up another year

NEW ULM — Friday was the last day of school for St. Anthony 3rd grader Tiphany Dos Santos and to celebrate the occasion she began drawing a zoo-themed chalk display on a sidewalk along 412 North Second St. Dos Santos began drawing around 1 p.m. and was surprised when her teacher Kristin ...

Drive-by for Natalie

Friday, May 15 was Natalie Foster’s 12th birthday and to celebrate her family once again held a drive-by birthday celebration. With a sign placed at Raymond and Oak Street, Natalie could greet family and friends from a safe distance. This is the second drive-by birthday the Foster family ...

St. James man faces criminal vehicular homicide charge

GAYLORD — A 20-year-old St. James man facing five charges, including felony criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation for his alleged role in a Sept. 11, 2019 Sibley County crash, made an initial court appearance Friday. Tashawn Ray Parker, 25619 110th St., James, who ...

Second COVID-19 death in Brown County

NEW ULM — Brown County has recorded its second death from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Brown County Public Health. The person was in their 90’s according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The confirmed cases in Brown County remains at 10. Four cases ...