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New general manager at radio station

Monday Business

NEW ULM — Bruce McKirdy is the new general manager of Radio Mankato, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce met with him to congratulate him. They also wanted to learn more about the format change for 100.5 FM. Bruce has been in radio for 35 years. He knew he ...

Dealership becomes Weelborg Chevrolet

Monday Business

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by Weelborg Chevrolet to congratulate them on the name change. Brett Weelborg became sole owner of the company last summer when Ron Kohls retired. The two had been in partnership since 1995 and ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (April 15, 2019) ASSESSMENT NOTICE IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS This may affect your 2020 property taxes. The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Township of West Newton in Nicollet Couty, Minnesota will meet at the ...

Free bikes, family fun make Family Fair Funtastic

Local News

NEW ULM — There was fun for the whole family at the New Ulm Civic Center, Saturday. Allina’s annual free bicycle giveaway and the Early Childhood and Family Education’s Funtastic Family Fair were held together. For the last eight years Allina Health employees volunteered at nine ...

Lots of lunching at the Legion

Local News

NEW ULM—The New Ulm American Legion was host to food related fundraisers, Saturday. In the morning, the monthly Made Right sandwich lunch was served. In the evening the New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 held a Chili feed and silent auction to benefit Brown County Veterans. The ...

Commissioners to hear administrator recruitment report

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will hear a county administrator search/recruitment report from management consultant Liza Donabauer on Tuesday, April 16. The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the courthouse commissioner’s room. On Wednesday, commissioners unanimously ...

MVL at State Speech

Local News

Submitted photo On Friday, three members of MVL’s speech team competed at the class A Minnesota State Speech Meet at Wayzata High School after advancing from their Section tournament last week. Sophomore Emma Niebuhr (right) and junior Lauren Schauer (left) both competed in the ...

Recent remodeling at Turner Hall

Monday Business

NEW ULM — Turner Hall has recently remodeled the bar in the downstairs Heritage Room, and the Willkommen Committee stopped by to see it. The labor for this project was provided by volunteers of Turner Hall and the funds were donated by a Turner group, the Sunday Sinners, who host seasonal ...

High school girls oratory competition accepting applications

Communities

ST. PAUL — Fifty high school girls will be selected to compete in a juried Minnesota oratory competition, sponsored by Metro Republican Women. The speech topic is “A Republic if you can keep it” Rising to Benjamin Frank-lin’s Challenge. Applications are being accepted as of April 1. ...

Park & Rec Report

Communities

Registration for Spring/ Summer Activities is available online at www.newulmmn.gov or at the Rec Center. Tot Swim is held the first and third Fridays of the month; the next one is April 19 from 9:30-11 a.m. This is an opportunity to Swim and play with your tot in the shallow part of the pool. ...

Public Notices, April 14, 2019

Legals

PUBLISH (April 7, 14, 2019) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 08-PR-19-230 Estate of Joan Apitz a/k/a Joan J. Apitz, Decedent ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF ...

Hazelton turns down county administrator job

Local News

WINTHROP — Jenny Hazelton, the Winthrop City Administrator/ EDA Director who was offered the Brown County Administrator job Wednesday after an hour-long interview with commissioners, said Friday she has turned down the position. “After lots of discussion with my family and the ...

MRCI turns 65, celebrates with party

Local News

NEW ULM — MRCI-New Ulm turned 65 years old Friday. Employees celebrated Friday afternoon by taking a break and eating some cake. The celebration wrapped up a week of events held at each MRCI location. Events, including donating personal care items to the New Ulm Area Food Shelf, were ...

PUC won’t hire recruiter for director search

Local News

NEW ULM — Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has decided not to appoint a recruiting service to search for a new Utilities Director. During a special PUC meeting Friday, Commissioner Sean Fingland said it was the recommendation of the Personnel Committee to look at internal candidates and ...

Summit Avenue Music Season finale features “Artymiw-Smith”

Local News

NEW ULM — The season finale of the Summit Avenue Music Series is Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. in Martin Luther College’s Chapel of the Christ and features pianist Lydia Artymiw and cellist Wilhelmina Smith. Artymiw and Smith will perform the Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1, ...

Veteran receives car donation

Local News

Submitted photo Allan Christle Sr. of rural Hanska (right) receives the keys to a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix that was donated on March 26th by a US Navy Veteran from Courtland. Brown County Veterans Service Officer Greg Peterson (left) arranged the donation for Christle whose Jeep was destroyed ...

Scoutmaster of the Year

Local News

Submitted photo Dan Kotten (right), Scoutmaster of Troop 25 New Ulm, sponsored by the Optimist Club ,was recently selected Scoutmaster of the Year from Twin Valley Council. Troop 25 is the largest Troop in southern Minnesota with 53 boys. Pictured with Dan is Ray Brauer, Twin Valley Council ...

Highway 14/15 detour to start April 19

Local News

NEW ULM — Highway 14/15 motorists in the New Ulm area need to plan for a new detour beginning as early as Friday, April 19 as New Ulm Gateway project construction crews tackle the completion of the new Highway 14/15 interchange and Minnesota River bridge. The new detour will consist of ...