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‘Feminist Theory’ at The Grand

NEW ULM — “Feminist Theory” is the title and the topic of the latest art exhibit at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. The exhibit features 13 pieces from artist Megan Rolloff on the subject of feminism. In her artist statement, Rolloff opened with the dictionary definition of ...

FDMC flat track race results released

NEW ULM — New Ulm Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club flat track race results were released Monday. Jack Freeman of New Ulm won two Saturday races, the Open B Amateur and and 450. Chace Larson of New Ulm won the 125cc race. Local and area placers included: 50ccl DTRX Peewee - 2. Artie Dietz, ...

Summer favorites sampled

NEW ULM — Fair food lovers waited ahead of time for Brown County Fair food vendors to begin selling food at the Brown County Fairgrounds Sunday morning. Before long, dozens of customers ordered food from a number of vendors, then backed away to maintain social distance, waiting to pick up ...

Water ball battle

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Brennin Peterson, left, of Gibbon sprays Lincoln Werner of Gibbon and a big rubber ball with a fire hose in water ball competition at the Gibbon Funfest Saturday.

Flat track fun

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Jaxson Reinhart of Courtland competes in the 50cc DTX division flat track races at the Flying Dutchmen Club grounds Saturday. Races continued at the track Sunday.

MLC to bring students back

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College will be opening its campus to students this fall and will be holding classes with social distancing precautions, the college announced on Friday. The college said it is using guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health ...

Local gov’ts adapt meetings to needs of COVID-19

NEW ULM — In the era of COVID, everyone has to adapt to a new normal, even public meetings. In a normal month, the City of New Ulm holds over a dozen council, commission, or board meetings. Most of these meetings are held in the City Hall Council Chambers. By law the public is allowed to ...

The call of the curds

NEW ULM — Bavarian Blast and the Brown County Fair are canceled this summer, but the festival food is still being served at the fairgrounds. The Brown County Fairground is hosting Fair Food Vendors all weekend. The event opened from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The food fair will open again from 11 ...

Keeping cool Friday

Dominick Dallmann, left; and Blake Beranek, both of New Ulm, keep cool with water features at the North Park splashpad Friday afternoon. The splashpad are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. With heat index values of 107 degrees forecast for today, the splash pad could be popular again today. ...

GFW School Board to hear public comments at Fairfax Community Center Monday

FAIRFAX — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) School Board will hold a regular board meeting to hear public comments at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 20 at the Fairfax Community Center, 300 S. Park St. GFW Superintendent Jeff Horton said there will be no dialogue. The board will just listen to ...

MLC gets donation

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College received a $64,400 check for their recruitment, student aid and facility enhancement campaign. The money was donated by New Ulm businesses and retired business owners. MLC began the campaign earlier this year and has a target of raising between $15 million ...

Hagedorn says he supports helping businesses in crisis

NEW ULM — Minnesota’s First District Rep. Jim Hagedorn visited New Ulm Thursday to meet with community leaders across the district and rally for small businesses. Hagedorn said he planned to visit with downtown businesses, many of whom took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program ...

Feehan hosts virtual town hall

By Clay Schuldt Staff Writer MINNESOTA — DFL congressional candidate Dan Feehan hosted a virtual town hall to discuss ongoing healthcare implications of COVID-19. The town hall included Rochester area specialists Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, MD of Infectious Diseases; Dr. Christopher McCoy, ...

Jeffers Petroglyphs site reopens

JEFFERS PETROGLYPHS — After four months of closure due to COVID-19, visitors toured the Jeffers Petroglyphs Wednesday. You now get a guided, predominately outdoor experience from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. New later evening hours enable visitors ...

Human rights panel urges swift response to hate speech

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Human Rights Commission issued a formal response to the increase in hate speech at the art wall. The commission unanimously agreed to submit a letter to the city manager and New Ulm Park and Recreation requesting the elimination of hate speech at the art wall to become ...

Cinema is returning to New Ulm, with classics

NEW ULM — Cinema is returning to New Ulm. On Friday, July 17, The Lyric 3 will re-open to the public and feature classic film titles along with some recent Hollywood hits. The theatre started selling tickets online on Wednesday, July 15. Having been closed due to the pandemic since ...

Lafayette Lion inducted into Lions Hall of Fame

LAFAYETTE — Ruth Klossner, a Lafayette Area Lions member for 21 years, was unanimously voted into the prestigious Lions Hall of Fame for District 5M2 at the Lions Mid-Winter Convention back on February 15, 2020 at the City Center Hotel in Mankato. The Lions Hall of Fame honors those Lion ...

Predatory offender moves to Sleepy Eye

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye Police Department released information on a 30-year-old predatory offender who served his prison sentence, was recently released from jail and moved to Sleepy Eye. Paul A. Alonzo moved to the 500 block of 2nd Avenue Northwest on June 25. He was convicted of ...

Candidates for primary election to appear at League of Women Voters forum

NEW ULM — The League of Women Voters New Ulm announced today that New Ulm City Council President candidates and Republican Candidates for House District 16B will participate in a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, July 22. Andrea Boettger, Larry Mack and Charles Schmitz will appear at 6:30 pm ...

Free food distribution July 28 in SE

SLEEPY EYE — For those in need of food or struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 crisis are invited to receive food in the Sleepy Eye Baseball Park parking lot July 28. Pre-packed boxes of produce, dairy and meet will be distributed safety via drive-up/curbside pickup from 3 to 5 ...