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Public Notices, Sept. 28, 2019

Legals

PUBLISH (September 21, 28, 2019) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 08-PR-19-789 Estate of Herbert H. Schaper, Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE ...

Germanic American Parade Oct. 5

Mailbag

NEW ULM — Everyone is either invited to watch or walk in the Germanic-American Day Parade starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. Show your pride in your family name or organization. Parade will start at Glockenspiel. Assembly starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Rick Eckstein ...

Madelia teen arrested for school threat

Local News

School in session today; police say no danger to public MADELIA — Madelia police arrested a 14-year-old male Madelia High School student Thursday for allegedly making terroristic threats toward other students. The school's administration called police at around 4:16 p.m. Thursday. School ...

Sleepy Eye coronation

Local News

Submitted photo Sleepy Eye High School held its homecoming coronation on Sept. 23. The homecoming court and royalty are pictured above: from left, front, Martina Nienhaus, Brittney Dittbenner, junior attendant Kaylie Fuller, King Matt Sellner, Queen Emma Fischer, junior attendant Michael ...

District 88 school board approves contracts for teachers, staff

Local News

NEW ULM — The District 88 school board motioned to approve several master agreements for teachers and district staff Thursday at its regular board meeting. For teachers in the district, the board approved a master agreement containing a 6.107% increase in pay over two years with a new base ...

Small town hospitality shines during Morgan street, utility project

Local News

Highway detour signs going down MORGAN — Small town hospitality is alive and well in Morgan. Just ask contract crews. They worked sun up to sun down, sometimes on Saturdays over the past two years on the three-year, $24 million street and utility project in town. “Ladies at Morgan ...

Zoning issues reviewed

Local News

By Clay Schuldt Staff Writer NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission discussed possible zoning changes related to a recent request for additional residential property. The discussion began with a request from Tim Rieke to consider allowing residential uses in the service business (B-2) ...

Panel discusses homeless services

Local News

NEW ULM — Panelists and the public discussed homeless services in and around Brown County after viewing a compelling two-hour fictional movie in the New Ulm Public Library basement Thursday. The newly-released dramatic film “The Public” highlights the role a library played in serving ...

Oregon agricultural exports hit hard by US-China trade war

Agribusiness

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press MARQUAM, Ore. (AP) — Rancher Jerome Rosa sat in his mud-spattered pickup truck, glumly watching some of his cows resting on a grassy slope in Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley. Rosa, the executive director of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, told ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Silly Fish Nuggetsm Diced Carrots, Vegetable Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Tuesday: BBQ Sandwiches, Green Beans, Lettuce, Mandarin Oranges Wednesday: Chicken Rice Hotdish, Green Beans, Lettuce, Mandarin Oranges Thursday: Pork Sandwich, Corn, Vegetable Sticks, ...

Thrivent donation

Communities

Submitted Photo Amy Pearson of Thrivent Financial presents a check for $21,401 to Duke Backhaus, president of the Martin Luther College student body. The money was donated through the Thrivent Choice Progra, which gives eligible members an opportunity to recommend where Thrivent distributes ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to a two-vehicle crash without injuries on Minnesota Street near the intersection of 15th South Street at 7:44 a.m. Thursday. A 2003 Volkswagon Jetta driven by Dominick Ramirez, 17, Green Ilse, was traveling north on Minnesota Street near the intersection when it ...

MVL Homecoming Court

Local News

Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School’s Homecoming Court poses for a group portrait Tuesday in front of the high school. Pictured in the back row, left to right, Kincaid Diersen, Colton Collum, Mason Cox, Teddy Giefer, Willie Sanders and Trent Fluegge. Pictured in the front row, left to ...

Homelessness in Brown County discussed

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Library hosts a film screening and discussion of homelessness in Brown County beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. The newly-released dramatic film “The Public” highlights the role a library played in serving its city’s homeless population. The ...

New Ulm High Homecoming Court

Local News

New Ulm High School’s Homecoming Court is pictured above. Front row: Nora Windschill, Hannah Osborne, Ally Steffensmeier, Molly Scheid, Faith Nachreiner, Noelle Forstner, Rachel Hohensee Back row: Reece Melby, Ryker Shelgren, John Mehlhop, Ethan O'Connor, Brandon Ocampo, Nolan Drill, Cole ...

County OKs George’s Ballroom demolition

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved authorizing the auditor-treasurer to begin the demolition process for the George’s Ballroom property Tuesday. Action came on a motion by Commissioner Tony Berg, seconded by Commissioner Dean Simonsen. The county auditor may take ...

Oktoberfest planned

Local News

NEW ULM — The 2019 Oktoberfest is coming to New Ulm, and the city will once again celebrate two weekends of events at multiple locations in the community. Oktoberfest events are planned downtown New Ulm between Minnesota Street and Broadway on Center Street; inside and outside the Best ...

League of Women Voters reiterates importance of voting

Local News

NEW ULM — The League of Women Voters (LWV) spread the word about voter registration Tuesday. Ruth Ann Webster and Ann Wiltscheck were in Lola’s in the morning with registration forms and other information about voting. The LWV had members at the River Bend Area Learning Center on Monday ...

PUC approves a new natural gas rate schedule

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission approved 2019 natural gas rates effective Nov. 1. The new schedule includes service rates for natural gas resale. NUPUC was approached to supply gas to a customer outside New Ulm for resale. Currently, the utility does not have a resale ...

NU man accused of choking woman

Local News

NEW ULM — A 37-year-old New Ulm man accused of choking a woman several times and nailing a door shut faces two felony charges in Brown County District Court. Two felony domestic assault charges, one by strangulation, plus interfering with an emergency phone, call were filed in court Monday ...