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Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a report of a possible Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) violation at 1010 Spring St. N. at 4:27 p.m. Thursday. A report will be sent to the New Ulm City Attorney’s Office for charge consideration. • Responded to a motorcycle crash at Broadway and 19th South ...

Hermann Hillside panel comes to agreement on stone for project

Local News

NEW ULM — To bevel or not to bevel, that was one of the questions the Hermann Heights Hillside Stabilization committee debated Thursday. The committee was formed last year to determine the best way to re-landscape the hillside leading up to the monument. The Kasota Stone limestone retaining ...

Sleepy Eye awarded DEED grant

Local News

ST. PAUL — The City of Sleepy Eye is one of five rural Minnesota cities awarded Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grants for infrastructure projects Thursday. Sleepy Eye was awarded $985,587 to assist with construction of streets, water, sanitary sewer, ...

School Board hears of upcoming school data

Local News

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education heard a school data presentation from Director of Learning Services Paul Henn at a study session Thursday night. In late August, Henn said, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will lift its embargo on statewide and individual school ...

Ceremony welcomes B&J Laundromat

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for B&J Laundromat on 506 Center St. The laundromat re-opened on July 2 after 10 months of interior repairs following a fire occurring August 30, 2018. B&J stands for the owners ...

Heavy rains drown crops in Rochester area

Agribusiness

BYRON — It took Martin Larsen a minute to count up the inches of rain his farm had gotten in the week leading up to the Fourth of July. “About 8 and 1/4 to 8 and 1/2 inches,” said Larsen, who farms corn, soybeans and some hay in Byron. His crops can’t stand to take another rainfall ...

“Beauty and the Beast” on stage at State Street Theater Co.

Communities

NEW ULM — “Be Our Guest!” when the Academy Award-winning film comes to life on stage at State Street Theater Co. This magical performance will take place over the course of two weekends. Dates and times are Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.; ...

Little Mermaid Sails into Winthrop Aug. 1-4

Communities

WINTHROP — The Disney musical, “The Little Mermaid” opens with a large cast at the GFW High School Auditorium, 1001 Cottonwood St, Winthrop, for five shows, on August 1, 2, & 3 at 7:30 p.m. and August 3 & 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance, call ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report with no reported injuries at 8th North and State Street at 7:42 p.m. Wednesday. A 2008 Ford Escape driven by Lana R. Hintze, 38, Eagle Lake, was eastbound on 8th North, entered the State Street intersection and collided with a 2013 Ford ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Outstanding Brown County Senior nominees sought NEW ULM — Do you know an outstanding Senior Volunteer in your community? Let the Brown county Free Fair recognize them for their accomplishments. Individuals must be over the age of 70, reside in Brown County, and show outstanding volunteer ...

Prairie Fire Children’s Theater ready with ‘Dream’

Local News

NEW ULM — What fools these mortals be to attempt a production of “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” with less than a week of rehearsal. But that is exactly how The Prairie Fire Children’s Theater (PFCT) operates. The PFCT began auditions and rehearsal for “A Mid-Summer Night’s ...

Sleepy Eye Council hears more allegations against Braun

Local News

SLEEPY EYE — Two years after the City of Sleepy Eye released an investigative report involving Second Ward City Councilor Larry Braun, more allegations against Braun put the city council in a closed session for 52 minutes Tuesday night. Mayor Wayne Pelzel asked Braun if he wanted an open ...

Music in the Winthrop City Park

Local News

WINTHROP — Music in the Winthrop City Park on Thursday, July 11, will be provided by the Charlie Sticha Band featuring Jerry Minar playing old time and Country music. The music will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a light meal and refreshments starting at 5:30. Door prizes that have been ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a trespass complaint at 826 N. Valley St. at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday. A cover was removed from a swimming pool, but nothing was stolen or damaged. Sleepy Eye Police • Received animal complaints at 316 Elm St. N.E. at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday. A man and women reported being ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted) USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE-COMPOSE, READ OR SEND ELECTRONIC MESSAGE IN MOTION OR TRAFFIC Ronald D. Vogt, Homes City; ISSUE DISHONORED CHECK Rodolfo Dena, Sleepy Eye, felony; SPEEDING Scott T. Swenson, Buffalo ...

Students try living their history lesson

Local News

NEW ULM — It’s not everyday you get to do it old-school. That’s what Zander Larson, 9, said as he scrubbed lye soap-soaked cloth against a tin washboard. As part of an ongoing community engagement program, the Brown County Historical Society hosted a pioneer-themed history day camp ...

Co. Board tables adding deputy

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners tabled the question of adding an extra deputy position in 2020 on Tuesday. The added position is needed due to increased calls for service. Transport times increased since the New Ulm juvenile detention center closed and the next closest facility is in ...

3 Girl Scouts earn Silver Award

Local News

NEW ULM — Three Girl Scout members of Troop #34112, New Ulm, Amber Kretsch, Laura Schmitt, and Emma Miller, were recognized at the Girl Scout Highest Award Ceremony in St Paul recently for earning their Silver Award. The Silver Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn at the ...