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Virtual show at The Grand NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts & Culture is launching live virtual performances starting this week, Thursday, May 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Featured this week will be Adam Moe from the band Pushing Chain on location in Duluth with his show “Adam Moe ...

Sign of spring

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The Angel Fountain in German Park was turned on Monday afternoon for the first time in 2020. The first day the fountain is operation is usually a sign that spring has finally arrived in New Ulm. As with most things this year, the fountain had a later than normal start.

Three fire departments respond to blaze

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LEAVENWORTH — Firefighters from Sleepy Eye, Springfield and Comfrey responded to a house fire Saturday afternoon a mile north of Leavenworth. Sleepy Eye Fire Chief Ron Zinniel said a fire call was received at about 2 p.m. Saturday at 31130 185th St. Zinniel said the second story of the home ...

Torkelson, Kimmel discuss legislative issues

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ST. PAUL — District 16B Republican Rep. Paul Torkelson of Hanska and Democratic challenger and New Ulm native Mindy Kimmel voiced their thoughts on the Minnesota Legislative regular session that concluded late Sunday night without approving a bonding bill. “I believe we will be bonding in ...

Flood warning

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NEW ULM — The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flood warnings for the Cottonwood River at New Ulm and above Springfield Monday. The river forecast is based on observed precipitation of 2 to 3 inches over the past 48 hours. Heavy rain could cause river levels to rise even higher than ...

City makes plans to reopen

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NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council will once again discuss plans for the eventual reopening of city facilities, Tuesday. The council will consider the exact date certain facilities will reopen and whether to limit users. The Park and Recreation Commission previously considered reopening ...

GFW board OKs August levy amount request

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FAIRFAX —The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) School Board unanimously approved setting an Aug. 11 (primary election) operating levy referendum amount Monday. Raising the operating levy referendum to $1,406 per pupil unit (PPU) came on a motion by board member Phil Klenk, seconded by Jason ...

MVL to wrap up school, honor seniors

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NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is holding Wrap Up Days this week, and will hold an online graduation ceremony on Sunday. Wrap Up Days will allow students to drop off Chromebooks, textbooks, Pep Band shirts and band music, drama scripts, clean out lockers and pick up ...

Minneapolis man with local ties faces four charges

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BROWN COUNTY —Four charges were filed May 15 against a Minneapolis man with local ties in Brown County District Court. Cody L. Stark, 26, living in a Minneapolis treatment center, is on probation with Brown County and the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Stark faces charges of felony ...

BBB warns of fake COVID-19 antibody tests

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BURNSVILLE — Better Business Bureau serving Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers of fake COVID-19 antibody tests being marketed by scammers. With studies showing that up to 50% of people with COVID-19 don’t show any symptoms, many people are seeking antibody tests to determine ...

Celebration of Life Parade

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SLEEPY EYE — A parade in Sleepy Eye on Saturday, May 16, dubbed a Celebration of Life Parade, was held to help Karmela Krenz on her upcoming birthday. Karmi is the granddaughter of Larry and Kathy Krenz and daughter of Jeff and Nichole Krenz. She loves princesses and wanted a princess ...

School Bus Drive By Wednesday

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NEW ULM — New Ulm Bus Lines is planning a “School Bus Cruise” to give a salute to honor all the students, teachers, administrators and support staff in New Ulm. They plan on meeting to line-up buses at 12:30 p.m. and depart at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. The buses will drive by at New ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police * Responded to an assist request from the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office east of the Minnesota River bridge on 20th South Street and County Road 37 at 8:39 p.m. Sunday. An 18-year-old New Ulm girl made suicidal threats and was transported to New Ulm Medical Center. * ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (May 19, 2020) Notice: Requesting bids The Milford Township Board has decided to sell its town hall locat- ed at 20837 U.S. 14. This is the second re- quest for bids. The building is on the Na- tional Register of His- torical places. The highest bidder must ...

A ‘drive-bye’ at St. Anthony

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NEW ULM — St. Anthony Elementary students were able to say good-bye to their teachers in person Saturday. Last Friday was the final day of school for the students at St. Anthony, but with distancing learning in effect, students and staff never had a chance to say good-bye in person. The ...

St. Mary’s send-off

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SLEEPY EYE — A small parade was held in Sleepy Eye to celebrate St. Mary’s Class of 2020. The parade began around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Students and their families were allowed to join the parade lineup in their vehicles. Despite the cold rain, spectators gathered along the route to wish ...

Feehan holds town hall for children

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MINNESOTA — DFL congressional candidate Dan Feehan held a virtual town hall for the youngest members of southern Minnesota. Feehan was joined by his 9-year-old son Conor in answering questions from kids. Feehan said he has been hearing from adults for the last several weeks and wanted to ...

Commissioners consider License Bureau staffing request

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May 19. The license bureau will face a multitude of challenges in the months ahead, due to the current health crisis and due to staffing considerations. The license bureau of a high-traffic area. With the state shutdown, there is going to be a tremendous demand for driver’s license ...

GFW approved for operating levy question

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FAIRFAX — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) School District has received approval from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to run an operating levy Tuesday, Aug. 11. Action items on the Monday, May 18 virtual board meeting agenda include the school board deciding on an amount to be ...