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Absentee ballots rolling in

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — Absentee ballots continue to roll into the Brown County Auditor/Treasurer’s (AT) Office. “The world sure changed in 2020. Elections this year are no different,” said Brown County AT Jean Prochniak. All Brown County township voters and the cities of Hanska, Cobdan and ...

Blue Earth artist donates Hermann plaque

Local News

NEW ULM — A Blue Earth artist — impressed by the Hermann Monument in Hermann Heights Park — donated and installed a bronze plaque honoring the Cherusci tribe chief. The plaque is on the east side of the large Congressional Rock near the monument. Hermann was recognized as a symbol of ...

MLC responds to COVID-19 rise

Local News

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College is carrying out testing, isolation and quarantining protocols in response to a recent rise in positive COVID-19 cases on campus. A statement from the college Thursday said MLC, in consultation with Brown County Public Health, “immediately carried out all ...

Friends, neighbors, family help Palmers harvest corn

Local News

FAIRFAX — Family, friends, neighbors, and former schoolmates of the late Mike Palmer helped his wife Jolene and their three daughters harvest 1,000 acres of corn Oct. 16. People from Fairfax, Franklin, Olivia, Bird Island, Hector, Buffalo Lake, Stewart, Gibbon, and New Ulm pitched in to ...

Bertrang: 14 students positive since start of school year

Local News

NEW ULM — The District 88 School has counted 14 COVID-19 positive students and five staff since the start of the school. This represents less than 1% of the student body and 1.3% of the staff. The District 88 School board received an update on COVID-19 data in the school during Thursday’s ...

Early snowstorm fails to derail strong harvest

Agribusiness

Despite an early snowfall, local farmers are still feeling confident that when all is said and done, a 2020 harvest that ranks among the most productive in recent years will still be strong. Tuesday saw an unseasonably early snowfall, with roughly a half-foot of snow dumped on the region. In ...

Washington state farmers adapt to pandemic with online sales

Agribusiness

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Some farms in Washington state are turning to online sales to adapt to business challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Many small farms in Skagit County, including Farias Farm, started selling their produce online after coronavirus restrictions left fewer ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Grillled chicken patty, california blend vegetables, lettuce, veggie sticks, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Hot dog in a blanket, baked beans, lettuce, veggie sticks, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Hambuirger hotdish, green beans, mandarin oranges, vegetable sticks, lettuce, ...

Farmers to Families Food box give away Oct. 30

Communities

NEW ULM — USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program will hold a food box giveaway on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Brown County fairgrounds, starting at 1 p.m. The giveaway is under the local sponsorship of Catholic Charities USA, Diocese of New Ulm, Knights of Columbus, and the Brown County ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Minnesota State Patrol • Responded to a one-vehicle crash with non-life threatening injuries at 9:15 a.m. Thursday on eastbound Highway 60 at County Road 9, Madelia Township, Watonwan County. A 2008 Ford F250 driven by William R. Eggimann, 43, Jackson, went out of control and rolled. He was ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (October 23, 30, 2020) Advertisement for Bids The City of New Ulm is accepting bids for a decommissioned art Sculpture. “Back and Forth” was created by New Ulm artist Helene Fesenmaier in her stu- dio in London, Eng- land. It was installed in the New ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

BCHS features ‘Art of Remembering, Images of the U. S. Dakota War of 1862’ NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society presents the “Art of Remembering, Images of the U. S. Dakota War of 1862.” This three-part series examines artistic forms of interpreting the past. The program ...

Chamber of Commerce celebrates new restaurant

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee welcomed Órale’s Authentic Mexican Tacos & More restaurant to New Ulm. The new restaurant at 1627 S. Broadway is operated by Dulce Guerra and her family. She runs the restaurant with her brothers, father and mother. ...

NUAF gives to community projects

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Foundation, Inc., (NUAF) made two significant donations Thursday as part of the fall grant cycle. A $2,000 check was given to the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) for the Explorers’ Corner display. Another $4,000 was given to New Ulm’s Downtown Action ...

Halloween Community Treat Night at New Ulm American Legion

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Sons of the American Legion will hold their annual Halloween Community Treat Night at the American Legion Club rooms at 13 S. Minnesota St. in New Ulm, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s event will be simplified due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be a ...

Chamber of Commerce plans for Parade of Lights

Local News

NEW ULM — The annual New Ulm Parade of Lights this year will be much different than in previous years. Based on recommendations from the Department of Health, this year’s parade with be a reverse parade. A reverse parade means the units will be parked along the curb on each side of the ...

Physically distanced trick or treat event Oct. 31

Local News

NEW ULM — Healthy Communities Healthy Youth (HCHY) is hosting a physically distanced trick or treat event on Halloween. The event will be held in the Jefferson Elementary Parking lot from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Students in HCHY and the SPOTS program will line the Jefferson ...

Celebrating the snow

Local News

From left, brothers Brock (14), Bennett (16) and Barrett Carlson (24) stand in front of the 12-foot snowman they made in New Ulm’s Lincoln Park on Wednesday.

Veterans cemetery gets federal funding

Local News

REDWOOD COUNTY — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration recently announced it awarded a $5.9 million grant to create a State Veterans Cemetery in the Minnesota River Valley near Redwood Falls. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), a member of the U.S. House ...

Granite Falls reports 8.5 inches of snow

Local News

Granite Falls reported 8 1/2 inches of snow from the last 24 hours Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Seven and one-half inches of snow was measured a mile northeast of Redwood Falls and 7.7 inches in Glencoe. Following that were Arlington six and one half inches, 6.2 ...