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Golden grain goodness

Semi truck drivers haul grain at Farmers Cooperative of Hanska, 201 Water St. Wednesday.

Springfield man accused of threatening officer, kicking squad car

SPRINGFIELD — A 36-year-old Springfield man is accused of threatening and head-butting an officer, and kicking a squad car multiple times on March 29, in charges in Brown County District Court. Seven charges were filed against Steven L. Dingman, 10 W. Maple St., Springfield on March 31. ...

Nicollet Co. special board meeting is virtual

NICOLLET COUNTY — The Nicollet County Board of Commissioners special meeting on Thursday, April 1 to consider personnel and other issues will be a virtual meeting on Zoom. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. by telephone or other electronic means due to the COVID 19 pandemic, resulting state and ...

Prairie Piecemakers to meet

NEW ULM — Prairie Piecemakers will meet on Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 201 N. State, with featured speaker Jen Shaffer.

GFW holds special virtual meeting April 7

GIBBON — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board will hold a special virtual meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. The meeting will be conducted by telephone or other electronic means. Action items include a strategic plan.

Yoga class offered

NEW ULM — New Ulm Community Education is offering an “Intro to Yoga” Class at the Washington Learning Center, room 104. The instructor will be Rachel Sturm, who is a NETA certified yoga Instructor Class 1 will be held on Tuesday, April 13, Class 2 will be Wednesday, April 14, and ...

St. Peter man dies in Highway 169 crash

NICOLLET COUNTY — A 58-year-old St. Peter man died at the scene in a semi-farm tractor crash on U.S. Highway 169 at 6:18 a.m. March 31. A 2020 Mack tractor truck driven by Randall A. Shively, 62, Woodbury, was southbound on Highway 169 when it collided with a southbound International ...

Burning ban lifted April 1

BROWN COUNTY — The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Brown County fire chiefs will lift the burning ban for all of Brown County effective Thursday, April 1. Brown County does not require residents to obtain a permit for open burning, but you MUST notify the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at ...

Comfrey competes in BPA state competition

COMFREY — The Comfrey Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter completed virtual state competition last week. On Saturday, some gathered at the school to view the awards session. Comfrey advanced their four senior members to nationals. Their advisor, Donna Krueger, calls them the ...

Daudt hopeful for more tax breaks

SLEEPY EYE — Minnesota House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt said he hopeful the Minnesota Legislature will exempt state income tax from federal PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans and unemployment benefits for displaced workers this year. “We need the legislature to take ...

Car wins award

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A 1970 Dodge Challenger built in Australia won the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Cup Ultimate Best in Show award March 27. The Challenger is powered by a 572ci (9.4 liter) big-block hemi engine capable of producing 2,000 horsepower. Custom vehicle enthusiasts cast more than ...

Suzanne (Sue) Bielen Carr

Sue, 78, died peacefully at her residence on March 27th, 2021. She was born in November, 1942 in Springfield MN, the daughter of Ervin and Donna (Patterson) Bielen. She graduated from Springfield HS and traveled to various places/jobs before falling in love with Florida. She married and ...

Nicollet County board meets April 1

NICOLLET COUNTY — The Nicollet County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting to consider personnel and other issues beginning at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 1. Agenda items include: • Consideration of a separation agreement with Nicollet County Administrator Ryan Krosch. • A ...

Fun in the sun

As the sun shined brightly and the temperature topped 70 degrees Monday afternoon, Alison, left, and Lucy Graupman of Oronoco rest on a bench while exploring German Park.

Vaccines open to all but supply still short

BROWN COUNTY -- As of today, all Minnesotans 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, but appointments are still prioritized based on age, underlying health conditions and essential workers. A press release from Brown County Public health said “vaccine providers will continue to ...

SE woman faces multiple perjury, animal mistreatment charges

SLEEPY EYE — A 43-year-old rural Sleepy Eye woman who trained horses faces seven felony counts of perjury and 20 misdemeanor counts of animal mistreatment in Brown County District Court. Charges were filed March 25 against Candi J. Lemarr, 26731 315th Ave. An arraignment (a formal reading ...

Sheriff’s office issues burning ban

BROWN COUNTY — Effective Monday, March 29, at noon, until further notice, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office has issued a burning ban for all of Brown County. A red flag warning has been issued by the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MNIFC) for portions of west central Minnesota. While ...

Four fire departments respond to rural Danube fire

RENVILLE COUNTY — Fire departments from Olivia, Danube, Renville and Redwood Falls responded to a fire at Jansen Dairy, rural Danube March 26. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 7:46 p.m., March 26 reporting a structure fire in the 80000 block of 300th Street, ...

Blood drive in Nicollet

NICOLLET — A Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday, April 12, at the Nicollet American Legion at 715 3rd St., Nicollet. The blood drive is from 1 to 6 p.m. To make an appointment call 1 800 REDCROSS (1 800 733 2767) or visit redcrossblood. org and enter “Nicollet” to schedule and ...

DNR seeks public input on proposed waterfowl regulations through April 11

ST. PAUL — The public has through Sunday, April 11, to submit comments on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) proposed waterfowl hunting regulations and seasons.  Comments may be submitted by completing on online comment form  through Sunday, April 11. The DNR is ...