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Church seeks permit to locate in former Dollar General store

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission recommended approval Thursday of a permit to locate a church in the former Dollar General store at 320 20th South St. The permit request came from Pastor Lonny Carpenter with New Beginnings Church. During the public hearing Carpenter spoke with the ...

Jury acquits man of felony prostitution charge

NEW ULM — After nearly four hours of deliberation Friday, a jury of nine men and three women acquitted a 39-year-old Willmar man of felony prostitution but found him guilty of misdemeanor prostitution in Brown County District Court. Joshua T. Lippert was accused of intentionally hiring, ...

New staff at NUACS

Submitted photo New Ulm Area Catholic Schools welcomes new faculty and staff to St. Anthony Elementary and Cathedral High School for the 2018-2019 school year. Pictured, from left to right, are: Angela Novotny (CHS Media Specialist), Gabby Budenski (CHS English), Amber Bentler (SAE ...

Laundromat on fire; heavy damage

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Fire Department responded to a fire Thursday at the B & J Laundromat, 506 Center. The fire was reported at 6:56 a.m. when someone noticed smoke coming out of the building. Upon arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke coming from the first and second floors, ...

News mixed for NU schools

NEW ULM — The New Ulm School District received mixed scores on the new North Star accountability system. The new school rating system released listed New Ulm students with a lower than average score in math proficiency and reading proficiency, but the school is well above average in student ...

Borings promising

NEW ULM — The preliminary soil borings at the Recreation Center for proposed Reinvest in New Ulm (RENU) projects proved promising, but the location to the Dome Facility remains in question. The RENU Oversight Committee met Thursday evening to discuss updates. Before the RENU projects can ...

Jury trial continues for Willmar man

NEW ULM — A two-day jury trial for a 39-year-old Willmar man facing a felony prostitution charge for allegedly hiring a 16-year-old girl for sex continues in Brown County District Court Friday. Joshua T. Lippert was among eight suspects charged in a week-long undercover sex sting operation ...

Handgun theft reported at R&R Bait&Tackle

Up to $1K reward offered NEW ULM — Police responded to a burglary involving three handguns stolen from R&R Bail & Tackle, 1405 N. Broadway at 7 a.m. Aug. 29. Forced entry was made via an alley door. Stolen items include a matte black Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield 9mm ...

Bloodmobile in town

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Patti Rathmann of New Ulm donates blood at the New Ulm Civic Center Wednesday. Red Cross Bloodmobile donation hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Theft at Carl’s Corner

BROWN COUNTY—The Brown County Sheriff’s Department is searching for the person or persons who burglarized popular restaurant Carl’s Corner of Essig Wednesday morning. The theft occurred early Wednesday morning. At 3:36 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an alarm and ...

RENU to look at proposals

NEW ULM — The Reinvest in New Ulm (RENU) Oversight Committee is holding its second meeting 4:30 p.m. today at the Herbeck Room at the Recreation Center. The committee will receive design services proposals for Johnson Park. The committee has received four proposals, but one proposal was ...

MnDOT details Front Street bridge beam progress

Work done on west side of bridge NEW ULM — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reported that work crews beat the rain Monday to place the last beams on the west side of the Front Street bridge. Beams were being placed on the middle span of the bridge Wednesday, followed ...

Sleepy Eye man faces domestic assault charges

Bail set at $60k NEW ULM — A 24-year-old Sleepy Eye man faces felony domestic assault and gross misdemeanor domestic assault, subsequent violation, charges for allegedly punching the mother of his child in the mouth, in the left side of her face and twice in the back of the head in New Ulm ...

Fire at B&J Laundromat

New Ulm firefighters were called to a fire at the B&J Laundromat on Center Street in New Ulm Thursday morning about 7 p.m. Fire Chief Paul Macho said the fire apparently started on the main floor by the side door, and extended into the upper floor. One resident of an upstairs apartment was ...

Welcome back to school

NEW ULM — Tuesday was the first day of class for the students at New Ulm Area Catholic Schools. It was an exciting time for kids, parents and staff. The only cloud over the day was a literal cloud. Early morning rains that lasted into the afternoon prevented the younger students from ...

Retzlaff’s to close hardware operations

Mainstay of New Ulm retail for 131 years NEW ULM — The owners of Retzlaff’s Ace Hardware and Paint are planning to close the hardware portion of the business, the owners announced today. In an ad in today’s Journal, Retzlaff’s is announcing a liquidation sale. Owners Brad and John ...

PUC lets landfill dispose of leachate

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC) agreed to allow Brown County Landfill to dispose of leachate in the New Ulm’s Wastewater Plant. The PUC accepted the contract between the Brown County Landfill and the PUC Wastewater Department. Leachate is any liquid that in the ...

New Ulm woman wins Andrew Zimmern’s Folklore Recipe Contest

NEW ULM — An old family recipe was a winner for Darcy Schmidt of New Ulm at the Minnesota State Fair Monday. Schmidt was announced as the winner of the “Folklore: The Quest for Legendary Recipes” contest hosted by Andrew Zimmern and “Explore Minnesota.” Zimmern presented the cook ...

David Hirth Insurance to merge with Harvey Stadick of Stark Farmers Mutual

NEW ULM — The David Hirth Insurance Agency is merging with Harvey Stadick of the Stark Farmers Mutual as of Sept. 1. Together the two agencies will combine decades of experience and operation with similar ways of doing business for their clients. Stadick has been in the insurance business ...

SE man faces domestic assault charge

Bail set at $30K NEW ULM — A 37-year-old Sleepy Eye man was charged with a felony domestic assault for allegedly coming home drunk and assaulting his wife in Sleepy Eye Aug. 22. Bail was set at $30,000 for Enrique Flores Sr., 833 Water St. S.W. He bailed out of jail Monday. According ...