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Schools close early, cancel activities

Local News

Sleepy Eye Public School closed at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday due to the snow forecast to continue into the supper hour. School activities were cancelled Tuesday at Sleepy Eye High School and Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW). The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reported heavy slush on ...

COVID-19 cases rise among school-age children

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz told Brown County commissioners Tuesday that her department is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases among school age children. “Since school started, we’re seeing an increase in (student) cases, especially those 14-19 years of ...

City OKs shade structure money for German Park

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council authorized a change order for up to $300,000 for the German Park Amphitheater project, to include a shade structure system, Tuesday. Recently the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate passed a bonding bill that would include funding ...

First snow

Local News

The temperature hovers near the freezing point Monday allowing for the first snow of the fall season.

City to OK $300K in state bonds for amphitheater

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council is expected to authorize a change order for up to $300,000 for the German Park Amphitheater project, to include a shade structure system, Tuesday. Recently the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate passed a bonding bill that would ...

Some states allow ballots if voters die before Election Day

Local News

ATLANTA (AP) — At 90 years old and living through a global pandemic, Hannah Carson knows time may be short. She wasted no time returning her absentee ballot for this year's election. As soon as it arrived at her senior living community, she filled it out and sent it back to her local ...

Ted Marti retires from Citizens Bank Minnesota Board of Directors

Local News

NEW ULM — Ted Marti of New Ulm has retired from his position on the Board of Directors at Citizens Bank Minnesota. Marti was elected to the Board on Oct. 10, 1996, and retired on Oct. 8, serving for 24 years. While on the board, Marti served as chairman of the bank’s personnel, policy ...

GFW board to negotiate purchase agreement

Local News

FAIRFAX — After 42 minutes of closed session negotiation Monday, the Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board directed Superintendent Jeff Horton to negotiate a purchase agreement with a Burnsville company to buy the former Fairfax Middle School. After the board meeting, Horton said Retro ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a suspicious activity report at 12:57 a.m. Monday at Hy-Vee Foods. A 74-year-old Iowa man was parked oddly in the parking lot and did not know where he was and seemed confused. The man was transported to New Ulm Medical Center. McLeod County Sheriff • ...

Public Notices, October 20, 2020

Legals

PUBLISH (October 20, 27, 2020) NOTICE OF HEARING ON FINAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 100 North Broadway in the City of New Ulm, Minnesota, and ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (October 20, 27, 2020) NOTICE OF HEARING ON FINAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLL NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the City Council will hold a pub- lic hearing on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at the Coun- cil Chambers in City Hall, 100 North Broad- way in ...

For the love of birds

Local News

NEW ULM — Minnesota’s oldest pigeon and poultry club, the Brown County Pigeon & Poultry Association, kept its show streak alive with a pigeon show at the Brown County Fairgrounds Saturday. The club, which promotes friendship and sportsmanship, drew more than 300 pigeons in 33 entries ...

Running club tours Flandrau trails

Local News

NEW ULM — Three New Ulm Run Club members lapped Flandrau State Park six times Saturday, logging 20 miles. Mike Benz, Paul Gutzke and Justin Mattson followed trails along the edges of the park beginning at 7 a.m., around sunrise. Chris Gordon usually would have joined the runners, but he ...

SESM Royalty

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Photo by Fritz Busch Jacob Lux, left, and Sydney Windschitl were crowned 2020 Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Homecoming King and Queen Sunday. The Knights host the Edgerton/Ellsworth football team in a non-conference game at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23.

Mind & Matter opens in New Ulm

Monday Business

NEW ULM — Mind & Matter is a new mental health center in New Ulm. Jenny Petersen is a therapist there. She is immediately accepting clients through phone session and teletherapy during COVID-19. She sees adolescents to adults for individual, couples, and family therapy from mild to severe ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Redwood County Sheriff’s Office •Received a two-vehiclecrash report at the intersection of CSAH 13 and 300th Street at 9:15 p.m. Friday. A 2015 Ford F150 driven by Emily Nelson, 27, Redwood Falls collided with a 1996 Mercury Sable driven by Kurtis Mathiowetz, 38, Springfield. Mathiowetz ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted) 4TH-DEGREE INTENTIONAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Jason R. Bejarano, 15510 CR 102, New Ulm, 90 days local confinement, credit for 90 days served, misdemeanor; LIQUOR CONSUMPTION BY PERSONS UNDER 21 Jennifer K. Kemnitz, 89 Somerville ...

Bonding bill includes amphitheater shading structure funds

Local News

NEW ULM — The $1.87 billion infrastructure bonding bill recently approved by the Minnesota House and Senate includes a $300,000 grant to the City of New Ulm for a permanent shade structure in the German Park amphitheater. Pending signature from Gov. Tim Walz, the grant would allow the City ...

Renting out the screen

Local News

NEW ULM — The 2020 film going experience has been a challenge this year with COVID guidelines limiting how many people can come to the theater and few new movies opening, but options are still available for movie fans. Many theaters are renting out screens for private events including Lyric ...

Area Church Services

Communities

Editor’s Note: Please notify The Journal by Thursday of any changes in service times. Contact editor@nujournal.com. 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 ...