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NUMC creates new model of care

Local News

NEW ULM — In the age of COVID-19, the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has been forced to create a new model of healthcare in a span of two weeks. NUMC President Toby Freier said the impact of coronavirus was not expected a few weeks ago, but staff has adapted to the changes. Freier ...

Brown County board gets COVID-10 update

Local News

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners got a variety of news from Brown County Public Health presenters Michelle Steinbeisser and Jaime Brand and Emergency Manager Shawn Stoermann Tuesday. Commissioners learned that many of Minnesota’s 235 coronavirus cases as of Monday are related to ...

Brown County locks doors, avoids face-to-face visits

Local News

NEW ULM — In response to increasing coronavirus cases nationwide, Brown County buildings will be closed from Wednesday, March 25 to Monday, April 27, according to a news release Tuesday. The decision was made after much thought and input from county staff and elected officials. The health ...

PUC will not penalize, disconnect customers

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC) agreed to waive the late payment penalties and suspend disconnects for residential and commercial customers until April 30. The PUC commissioners agreed to the waiver during the monthly meeting, which several commissioners attended by ...

Construction begins

Local News

The German Park amphitheater reconstruction project is beginning. Work crews have already begun marking trees for removal along German Street and taking down light posts. The full remodeling of the amphitheater is expected to be complete by summer’s end.

Design Home Center opens second location in Madelia

Local News

NEW ULM — Design Home Center, in New Ulm, is opening a second location in Madelia on April 1. The Madelia location, at 24 Center Ave North, will have building materials, in-house sales, delivery, install department and an idea showroom. From project conception to completion, Design Home ...

Free rides to access essential services

Local News

NEW ULM — Beginning today, Brown County Heartland Express will start offering free rides to individuals who need to access essential services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These rides will be offered for people who need to get to the grocery store, pharmacy, food shelf, bank or medical ...

Closings, cancellations continue in the area

Communities

The following is a list of canceled events and closures due to concerns for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The list will be updated as The Journal is notified of events. Please email news@nujournal.com or editor@nujournal.com to notify The Journal of cancellations. For more information ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Sleepy Eye Police * Responded to a two-vehicle crash without reported injuries at 7:31 p.m. Monday at 517 School St. S.W. A 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Anthony Ziegenhagen, 18, Sleepy Eye, collided with a parked, unoccupied 2010 Dodge Ram. Damage information was not ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (March 25, April 1, 8, 2020) STATE OF MINNESOTA POPE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT 8TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File Number: 61-JV-20-20 Case Type: Juvenile In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: Judy Birr Parent Kyle Sellner Parent Summons and Notice ...

Signs of the times

Local News

A pair of signs in front of a house in the 500 block of South Broadway offered encouraging and grateful messages during this time of sheltering at home and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEMC asks for mask donations

Local News

SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye Medical Center (SEMC) is asking community members to consider donating face masks amid the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has resulted in a worldwide shortage. “We are humbled and grateful by the individual commitment and the wave of community ...

Brown County, city law enforcers try to stay safe

Local News

BROWN COUNTY--Local enforcement is one of several essential services that will remain open during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, but officers are taking steps to keep themselves and others safe from the virus. Brown County Sheriff Jason Seidl said his department is trying to limit direct ...

City of Sleepy Eye declares emergency

Local News

SLEEPY EYE — The City of Sleepy Eye proclaimed and declared a local emergency exists effective Monday, March 23 with all the powers and responsibilities provided by Minnesota Statues, Chapter 12. The declaration directed city staff to review ordinance and regulatory requirements, ...

Masks can be made at home

Local News

NEW ULM — With medical resources stretched to limits during the COVID-19 crisis, Allina Health and other health providers are calling for donations of face masks. Supplies of these masks are limited, but the public can help by making them at home. The only material needed for the masks are ...

Mayo allows no visitors

Local News

ROCHESTER — To protect the safety of Mayo Clinic Health System patients and staff, patients in the Emergency Department, hospital and outpatient clinics at all health system sites will no longer be allowed to have visitors. The Emergency Department visitor restriction went into effect ...

No returns, rainchecks at Hy-Vee

Local News

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc. announce that it will be temporarily suspending its return, refund and rain check policy until further notice. Beginning today, Hy-Vee stores across its eight-state region will not accept returns or issue rain checks for its products. If customers find ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police * Received a theft report on the 600 block of South Front Street at 8:31 a.m. Monday. A wallet was reported taken from an unlocked vehicle. Credit cards including a bank card were reported taken. The suspect withdrew $100 and $200 with the card from two New Ulm banks. Police ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(Charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted). NO PROOF OF INSURANCE Alexander S. Roper Gerasch, 30620 300th St., Sleepy Eye, $285 RAILROAD CROSSING VIOLATION James J. Schroeder, 16 3rd St. N.E., Fairfax, $185; also failure to stop at stop signs at entrance to through highway, ...

Chalk Your Walk

Local News

With social isolation in full force, the streets or New Ulm are empty, but the sidewalks are getting more colorful. This weekend some residents took part in the Chalk Your Walk challenge. People are encouraged to draw chalk art on their walk ways complete with encouraging messages. South ...