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United Way to hold Day of Caring on Oct. 29

United Way of the Brown County Area is gearing up to hold its annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Oct. 29. This event provides “helping hands” for our older residents who want to stay in their homes but need a little extra help to make that happen. The United Way cannot do this alone, and we ...

Yoga at the farmers market

NEW ULM — Power Haus Yoga from The Well invites the public to join them for a 30-minute yoga class in German Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Those interested should bring a yoga mat or towel.

Brown County DFL Chili Cook-off on Sept. 30

NEW ULM — The Brown County DFL is bringing back its Chili Cook-off in 2022. All DFLers are invited to try a variety of chili — all provided by eight local DFLers — in a friendly cook-off competition. This event will take place on Sept. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Herman Heights Park in ...

New Ulm Area Foundation announces fall grants

New Ulm Area Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the awarding of grants from its Fall 2022 granting cycle. The Foundation received numerous well-written applications, and it was difficult to decide among the many deserving requests. Grants totaling $39,877 were approved by the Board of ...

Commerce approves decrease in rates for workers’ compensation insurance

For the seventh year in a row, the Minnesota Department of Commerce has approved decreases in the rates that many Minnesota businesses pay for workers’ compensation insurance. Average premiums in what’s known as the Assigned Risk Plan will drop by 6.8 percent beginning in 2023 after a 7.8 ...

Suicide Prevention conference to be held in Mankato

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Health are joining forces to offer a conference on Suicide Prevention for Rural Faith Leaders in Mankato on Sept. 29. Rural clergy and lay leaders of all faiths and denominations are welcome to attend. “Rural communities ...