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NEW ULM — The 20th annual New Ulm Autofest ‘22 begins Saturday, June 25, with a free drive-in movie “Smokey and the Bandit” at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The 1977 American road action comedy stars Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field, Jerry Reed and others. In case you ...

Planner: Less parking, more chaos in downtown

NEW ULM— Charles Marohn was back by popular demand Monday, to provide insight and knowledge on ways to strengthen and revitalize New Ulm. Marohn is the founder and president of Strong Towns. He is a professional engineer and land use planner. He has presented Strong Town concepts in ...

Small wins in water is goal of new aquatics chief

NEW ULM— The new Park and Recreation pool is one of the premier aquatic centers in the region, and, as of April, a new aquatics and fitness coordinator has helped managed it all. Ben Doeden was hired as the aquatics and fitness coordinator on April 27. Originally from Worthington, Doeden ...

Day care provider convicted of child neglect

NEW ULM — A 28-year-old Sleepy Eye daycare provider was convicted of child neglect Monday in Brown County District Court but avoided a prison sentence with a stay of imposition as part of a plea agreement. McKenzie M. Bode, 308 3rd Ave. N.E., Sleepy Eye, was initially charged with felony ...

Two deaths Sunday on Minnesota River in Renville County investigated

RENVILLE COUNTY — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of two people in two separate incidents that occurred on the Minnesota River on Sunday, June 19. At 2:58 p.m. Sunday, the office received a 911 call from an individual who reported finding a body caught in ...

Madelia traffic changes begin on Highway 15 and Highway 60

MANKATO – Motorists traveling on Highways 15/60 near Madelia will encounter traffic changes starting Tuesday, June 21, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. With the traffic changes, the contractor can move to the second phase of construction. Traffic changes ...