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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 ...

Career Expo back in the Civic Center

NEW ULM — For the first time since 2019, the Career Expo will be held in the Civic Center. This is thanks to the Park and Rec Commission, who voted to waive the center’s usual fees so the expo can be held there. After 2019, the Expo has been held in the high school gym. The expo is for ...

‘Made it home’

ARLINGTON, Va. — A 2005 Sleepy Eye High School graduate and 2009 United States Air Force Academy cadet was recently honored at the Pentagon for piloting an F-16 to a gear-up landing in Italy. Maj. Brady Augustin, the son of Donna Augustin of Sleepy Eye and Kent and Eileen Augustin of Comfrey ...

Potential WIC funding shortage hits home

NEW ULM — A potential WIC funding shortfall could impact Brown County families who need assistance. Brown County Public Health Director Jaimee Brand said WIC is one of the many programs Brown County Public Health offers. She said WIC focuses on helping pregnant women and new ...

Musical signage plan clears final board hurdle

NEW ULM — ProMusica’s musical signage plan cleared its final city board hurdle Monday, as the Park and Rec Commission approved the design. Park and Rec Director Joey Schugel said the plan itself for ProMusica’s signage, which will be featured in German, Hermann Heights, Nehls, Riverside, ...

Nicollet looking for new maintenance worker

The Nicollet City Council on Monday gave the personnel committee the go ahead to pursue a new maintenance employee. During the meeting, it was announced that Josh Anderson will be leaving the position on March 9. He has worked for the city since 2007. The committee members — Councilman ...