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Laura experts live on Laura’s Prairie Summer Mini-Series

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WALNUT GROVE— The Wilder Outdoor Theater has confirmed several live guest interviews as part of the celebration of “Laura’s Prairie Summer, the Wilder Pageant’s miniseries of scenes and information about Laura Ingalls Wilder. There are also two “Prairie Challenges” to encourage you ...

Man dies in Highway 71 crash Thursday

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SANBORN — A 37-year-old Reading man died in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 71 south of Sanborn, near County Road 41, Germantown Township, Cottonwood County reported at 11:50 a.m. June 25. Ryan J. Klenken, 37, of Reading died in the crash while stopped in the northbound lane along ...

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 ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Brown County Sheriff’s Office • Received a report at 1:50 p.m. Friday of a stolen youth-size, ATV (all-terrain vehicle) sometime over the past couple days at 29644 CR 29, Prairieville Township. New Ulm Police • Performed a probation check at 1707 N. Broadway at 7:01 p.m. Thursday. A ...

In their own bubble

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Children play at the recently-opened New Ulm North Park splash pad Thursday. The aquatic feature is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Users are asked to maintain a 6-foot distance from one another and use the feature at their own risk.

Dahms applauds Walz’ release of COVID CARES Act funds

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BROWN COUNTY — Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, and other government leaders praised Gov. Tim Walz’ Thursday announcement that he would distribute $841 million in federal coronavirus (CARES Act) funding to local governments. The distribution is according to the approved compromise ...

Centenarian celebrates

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Orchard Hill Senior Living resident Lorena Strandmark turned 103 on Thursday. She celebrated with a window visit from family and by playing her favorite game Wheel-of-Fortune. A birthday party was held in her honor in the afternoon with her friends from Orchard Hill attending.

District 88 school board hears about reopening scenarios

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NEW ULM — During the District 88 School Board meeting, Superintendent Jeff Bertrang gave an overview of the potential plans for restarting school in the fall. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has three plans to consider. The three options need to be considered by all schools ...

US meat industry puzzled by China’s import ban for 1 plant

Agribusiness

By JOSH FUNK Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's decision to ban imports from a single Tyson Foods poultry plant where there was a coronavirus outbreak has raised concerns about the implications on the U.S. meat industry if the action is expanded to other plants. Chinese customs ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

Sibley County Sheriff’s Office • Was notified of a single-vehicle, rollover crash on 320th Street near 451st Avenue, about 7 miles south of Gaylord at 6:20 p.m. June 23. Koby McGill, 18, Gaylord, was westbound in his 2000 GMC Jimmy when he fell asleep behind the wheel and rolled into a ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (June 26, July 3, 2020) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATION DIVISION Court File No. 08-PR-20-427 Estate of Vernon A. Mack, Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PRO- BATE OF WILL AND ...

Big Splash!

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Children play at the Sleepy Eye Family Aquatic Center Wednesday. The facility is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. daily. It is cleaned between the daily sessions. Children may go to only one session a day. Staff photo by Fritz Busch

PUC OKs bill deferment policies

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a deferment plan for unpaid utility bills related to COVID-19 on Tuesday. The commission previously voted to waive penalties and suspend disconnection to residential and commercial customers due to the declaration of COVID-19 ...

NU schools to look at potential restart plan

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NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. Superintendent Jeff Bertrang will give an overview of the potential plan for restarting school in the fall. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has three plans to consider. MDE has stated they will make an ...

One more week to apply for food benefits

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ST. PAUL — More than 200,000 families have already applied for or received additional food assistance benefits under a limited-time program that aims to ensure children don’t go hungry during the time they are not in school and receiving school lunch. However, the Minnesota Department of ...

Horton

New GFW Supt. reveals staffing plans

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Special meeting July 5 in Gibbon By Fritz Busch Staff Writer GIBBON — New Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) Schools Superintendent Jeff Horton of Duluth hit the ground running Wednesday, revealing his administrative staffing plans at a special board meeting in the Gibbon Primary School ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a scam/fraud report at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday about possible unemployment application fraud using another person’s name. The case is under investigation. McLeod County Sheriff’s Office • Received a call at 10:03 p.m. Monday from a person paddle boating on ...

Water tower on the rise

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COURTLAND — Courtland’s skyline will temporarily feature two water towers. The town’s new water tower went up Monday but has not been connected yet. The old water tower, built in 1938 will continue in service until the new tower is fully online. Courtland Public Works employee Dave ...