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Sleept Eye Council OKs campground improvement project

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a proposal to expand the Sportsman's Park campground Tuesday night. Plans call for an additional road loop in the park to include eight camping spots, pending approval by the Brown Nicollet Environmental Health Department. ...

Kimmel, Torkelson debate agendas at League forum

NEW ULM — What to do about the lack of rural Minnesota workers in a time of high employment brought contrasting responses from District 16B Republican incumbent Paul Torkelson and Democratic challenger Marinda Kimmel at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Monday night. “A ...

Fire at trailer park

The New Ulm Fire Department responded to a fire call at the south end of New Ulm Mobile Village at 3:12 p.m. Monday. Firefighter Trent Zabel, far left, works on mobile home skirting after firefighters extinguished a small fire caused by a water heater leak that burned up some heat tape under ...

RRC, BLHS schools earn 2018 National Blue Ribbon School recognition

LAMBERTON — Red Rock Central (RRC) High School and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Elementary School were among eight Minnesota schools named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) recently. Other Minnesota 2018 National Blue Ribbon schools are Canby, ...

Boettger: City should be responsive

NEW ULM — Andrea Boettger is running for the Fourth Ward City Council seat this November. After serving as vice-chair of the Willkommen Committee and Chair of the Board for the Grand Center of Arts, she worked at Turner Hall as Assistant General Manager and is now Executive Director. ...

Mack enjoys helping grow tax base

NEW ULM — Incumbent Fourth Ward City Councilor Larry Mack is running for a second term on the council. Mack said he is running for a second term because he still enjoys the work. “I feel I have just begun,” he said. Having learned a lot in his three and a half years on the ...

Kuster Media Center dedication at Bethany

NEW ULM — Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) named the Honsey Hall communication/studio wing in honor of Professor Emeritus Thomas Kuster on Saturday, October 6. Kuster first came to Bethany in the fall of 1962 at which time he taught both Latin and English classes while he was yet a seminary ...

SE man faces felony drug sale charge

NEW ULM — A 23-year-old Sleepy Eye man faces a felony 2nd-degree drug sale charge in Brown County District Court. Justino Alvarez Jr.,, 409 Main Street E., Sleepy Eye allegedly sold 14.4 grams of methamphetamine to a Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville (BLRR) County Drug Task Force (DTF) agent Jan. ...

SE City Council considers camping expansion

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy City Council will consider a Sportsman’s Park camping loop expansion project on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Other agenda items include consideration of a job profile, hiring process dateline and salary range for recruiting a new city manager. Management Consultant Liza ...

Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery planning Wine Tasting fundraiser

NEW ULM — The Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery will be holding its 3rd Annual Wine, Beer, and Spirits Tasting at the New Ulm Country Club on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 8:30 pm. The event will feature silent and live auction items along with a raffle. Admission is $25 at the door with ...

Beautiful bridal gowns dazzle

NEW ULM — Around 100 area brides saved the date Sunday to attend the New Ulm Area Wedding Show. The annual event at the Civic Center Sunday was hosted by the New Ulm Business & Retail Association (NUBRA). The event began at 11 a.m. Within the first 15 minutes 80 brides had registered ...

NUACS celebrates with Pumpkinfest

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) held their annual Pumpkinfest celebration at St. Anthony’s Sunday. This was the first time Pumpkinfest was held in New Ulm rather than at the St. George’s Church. Assistant Development Director Tammy Klawitter said with the weather ...

Kimmel, Torkelson to face off in House 16B forum

NEW ULM — New Ulm residents will get a side-by-side look at the two candidates in the Minnesota House 16B race tonight at the New Ulm League of Women Voters candidate forum. The forum is at 7 p.m. at the New Ulm City Hall council chambers. It will be broadcast on KNUJ and on NUCAT. The race ...

‘The Thing’ to be loosed on New Ulm

NEW ULM — This October, instead of watching the skies for otherworldly horrors, come to the New Ulm Public Library to watch “The Thing.” The screening starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Library basement. This is the next screening in the New Ulm Film Society’s ‘80s Movie ...

Oktoberfest crowd grows this year

NEW ULM — On Center Street the air was filled with the sound of polka music, the smell of cheese curds and the sight of grown men in lederhosen. This could only mean it was Oktoberfest weekend. Despite colder than normal weather, the downtown Oktoberfest celebration saw a huge increase in ...

Morgan Creek has grape stompers hopping

NEW ULM — For many, Oktoberfest means beer, but at Morgan Creek it’s the perfect time for wine. Each year during the first week of New Ulm’s Oktoberfest celebration, Morgan Creek Vineyard holds special Grape Stomp competition. Registered teams in festive costumes kick of their shoes, ...

Hermann 5K not dashed by chilly temps

NEW ULM — Over 100 runners braved the chilly morning air to run in the 10th Annual Hermann 5K. The 5K route began in front of the Recreation Center, traveled up the steep Center Street Hill, then followed Summit Ave. into Flandaru State Park, up the Indian Point Steps, those that avoided ...

Five inducted into ISD 88 Hall of Fame

NEW ULM — The ISD 88 Foundation inducted five new members into the school’s Hall of Fame SAturday. The Hall of Fame wall in the High School commons will now include the late Clifton Anderson, James Hoffmann, Dan Loose, James Senske, and David Silcox. Anderson’s Jean Anderson accepted ...

Diabetes Walk raises funds for research

NEW ULM — The fourth annual Lions Club Diabetes Walk was held Saturday morning at the Civic Center. Each year the Lion Club strives to raise around $13,000 to find a cure for diabetes, which is on the rise. The organization has already raised $30,000 in the last four years. All of the funds ...