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Editor’s Mailbag

Virtual Lego Challenge Oct. 15

NEW ULM — Calling all Lego builders! Please join the New Ulm Public Library virtual challenge. On the third Thursday of the month, the library will post a new Lego Challenge on its Facebook page. Accept the challenge, build at home, and then take a photo or video of your creation to share in the comments section. The next challenge will be posted on Oct. 5.

Kids can Rock a Vote Oct. 20

NEW ULM — Children may not be able to vote for the next president, but they can learn how voting works in New Ulm Public Library’s Storybook Character Race. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, they can vote for one of four different storybook characters. Voting will take place in the children’s room of the library or online. Visit www.newulmlibrary.org, click on Library Events, and then select “Kids can Rock the Vote” on Oct. 20 for a link to the online ballot. Voting will end on Nov. 3. Ballots will be counted, and the character that receives the most votes will be featured in a special virtual storytime on Nov. 30.

Virtual Halloween slime tutorials Oct. 26

NEW ULM — Visit the New Ulm Public Library Facebook page on Monday, Oct. 26, when it will post a virtual tutorial. Youth Services Librarian Kathryn Tatnall will show kids how to make eyeball slime and edible slime. If you register for the event, the library will reserve a jar, an eyeball, and a full set of instructions on how to make both recipes, which can be picked up at the library. You will need to purchase the other ingredients to make each type of slime. You can find them at your local grocery store. To register or for more information please call (507) 359-8331, ext.182.

Pumpkin bling take-home edition Oct. 28

NEW ULM — Come to the New Ulm Public Library and visit its “pumpkin patch” 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 28. You can pick up a pumpkin to decorate at home, along with a decoration package. One pumpkin and decoration package per family. Available while supplies last. Registration is required. Please call (507)-359-8331, ext. 182, to register or for more information.

Redwood County board OKs

$10.2 million courthouse project

REDWOOD FALLS — After years of debate, delays, designs and redesigns, Redwood County commissioners unanimously approved awarding bids for a new $10.2 million courthouse recently.

Plans are to begin work next spring. Commissioners said they felt it was time to do the project to take advantage of current low interest rates and avoid higher future construction costs.

Courthouse demolition costs are not known

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