Planning panel: Hermann Heights hillside should match MLC

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NEW ULM — The Park and Recreation Commission changed its recommendation for the Hermann Heights hillside stabilization project. The majority of the commission is now supporting a landscaping option that matches the Martin Luther College hillside. The hillside stabilization project has come ...

Artist to share story at Hero for Life Banquet

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Sept. 18 at Event Center NEW ULM — First Choice Pregnancy Services will host its 8th Annual Hero for Life Banquet on Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, at the New Ulm Event Center. The fundraising banquet will feature platinum-selling music artist Mark Schultz, who will share his impactful story ...

Cottonwood man gets stay in sex sting case

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Ordered to attend offender program NEW ULM — A 47-year-old Cottonwood man received a stay of imposition Sept. 7 following a three-and-a-half-hour court trial earlier this summer in Brown County District Court. Paul R. Lund was involved in a sex sting operation that netted eight ...

Russell man faces felony burglary, theft charges

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Allegedly on video camera system BROWN COUNTY — A 20-year-old Russell man was charged with felony 1st-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling and theft for taking a motor vehicle without owner consent in Brown County District Court Monday. Nicolas J. Marczak is linked to the charges by ...

Minneapolis man faces fleeing officer, reckless driving charges

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Pursuit speeds over 130 mph BROWN COUNTY — A 38-year-old Minneapolis man, Leroy T. Bradley, faces felony charges for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor charges for reckless driving after a Aug. 19 pursuit involving an alleged stolen vehicle. According to court ...

Sioux Valley Gun Club donates $15,000 to City of New Ulm

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NEW ULM — The Sioux Valley Gun Club (SVGC), which operates out of the City of New Ulm Trap and Skeet Range at 214 – 21st North Street, is assisting with improvements at the facility. A recent grant awarded to the city from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) of $22,362 ...

U of M alumni gathering planned in Lafayette

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LAFAYETTE — Calling all Agriculture, Home Economics, and Natural Resources graduates from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul and Waseca Campuses! The first-ever “Gathering of the Grads” from this area will be held Saturday, September 15, at Bernadotte Lutheran Church Park, rural ...

DFL congressional candidate to hold healthcare tour

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N. MANKATO — Dan Feehan, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, has announced a “Southern Minnesota Healthcare Tour” week focused on highlighting the importance of affordable, accessible, and high-quality health insurance for ...

SE City Council to consider preliminary budget, tax levy

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider a 2019 preliminary budget and tax levy for certification on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Other agenda items include a second reading of annexation for a portion of the future Todnem Addition, petition by Roger Marti, second reading of the Todnem ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Minnesota State Patrol • Received a three-vehicle crash report with non-life-threatening injuries at State Highway 60 and Bay Lane, Elysian Township, Le Sueur County at 7:24 a.m. Monday. A 2005 Jeep Liberty driven by Zachery J. Mechura, 22, Mankato; and a 2016 Dodge Ram driven by John E. ...

Public notices


September 4, 11, 2018) Notice Of Hearing On Final Special Assess- ment Roll Notice Is Hereby given that the City Council will hold a public hear- ing on Tuesday, Sep- tember 18, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Coun- cil Chambers in City Hall, 100 North Broad- way in the ...

Court Proceedings

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Brown County District Court • Justin S. Hoffmann, 35, 12032 110th Ave., Madelia, was charged with misdemeanor harassment-violate restraining order Monday. According to court documents, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an alleged victim who wanted to report an ...

Early birds flock to fly-in

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NEW ULM — Early birds gathered at the New Ulm Airport for the 45th annual Lions Club Fly-in Breakfast. In the main hangar, Lions Club members served pancakes and sausages to visitors. Some arrived by car and others by plane. The big attraction to the Fly-In Breakfast is the planes and ...

Making merry in Goosetown

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NEW ULM — Goosetown residents flocked to Riverside Park to celebrate the third annual Gemütlichkeit in Goosetown. Gemütlicheit roughly translate to friendliness or welcoming. The celebration was started by the Friends of Goosetown to celebrate one of New Ulm unique ...

Wild Bunch derby is big draw

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Wild Bunch hosted a Softball and Home Run Derby in Harman Park Sunday. The Wild Bunch was joined on the field by members of the New Ulm Steel. Two teams were formed that included members of the New Ulm Steel and members of the Wild Bunch. Members of the New Ulm Police ...

Hoffman joins Jensen

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Jensen Motors has added Kerry Hoffman to its sales team. Hoffman has experience in the auto industry and the farming industry. She’s very active in the promotion of the importance of agriculture to the region.

HermannFest packs in the crowds

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NEW ULM — Hermann and Harman Park were packed with people all Saturday from morning until night in celebration of HermannFest 2018. This was the fifth official year of the HermannFest celebration, which seems to draw more and more people each year. Tom Furth, President of the Hermann ...

Drew’s Crew turns out to celebrate with Aufderheide

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NEW ULM — It was another colorful day in Harman Park Saturday morning for Drew’s Crew 5K Colorfest Run. This is the fourth annual Drew’s Crew 5K. The benefit 5K helps raise funds for Drew Aufderheide. In 2015, Aufderheide was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of Chronic Myeloid ...

Dance Class glides to a start at State Street Theater

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NEW ULM — “Now remember, don’t put your heels down, watch for your steps and then forward, side, back.” Seven couples watch intently as their teacher Gerhard Christ introduced them to the basic box step and later to the Foxtrot in their first lesson at the State Street Theater’s ...

HermannFest 2018

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Saturday day was a busy day with several events including Drew’s Crew 5K Colorfest, Thunder in the Valley and HermannFest taking place near Hermann Heights Park and Harman Park. The day culminated with the grand Fireworks show, with the fireworks flying over the Hermann Monument.