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New Kwik Trip sign

Local News

Sign installers with La Crosse Sign Group install a new price number sign Monday at the Kwik Trip on South Broadway.

Evan couple accused of locking kids in room

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — Charges were filed Monday in Brown County District Court against an Evan couple for allegedly locking children in their bedrooms, causing self-inflicted behavior. Daniel J. Fromm, 30; and Jessica M. Fromm, 26; both of 523 Park Ave., Evan, were charged with two counts of ...

Prostitution sting nets six suspects

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NICOLLET COUNTY — Law enforcement personnel from the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office, New Ulm Police Department, Mankato Department of Public Safety and Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force arrested six suspects in a May 3 prostitution sting investigation. Law enforcement used the ...

United Farmers Cooperative names Altermatt as new CEO/GM

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WINTHROP – United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) has named Mitch Altermatt as the farmer-owned co-op’s new CEO/GM. He will assume the leadership position on June 1. Altermatt has served as UFC’s chief operating officer since 2017 and has extensive experience in the cooperative, agriculture ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

McLeod County Sheriff’s Office • Responded to a domestic call at 5:18 a.m., Sunday on Hall Street in Stewart. The situation was mediated. Deputies cleared with reports.

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (May 7, 14, 2019) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota will meet in the Council Chambers in the New Ulm City Hall on Tues- day, May 21, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. to consider ...

Harkin Store opens

Local News

NEW ULM — The Harkin Store opened for its 149th season this weekend. Located on County Road 21, the historic general store was originally built in 1870 by Alexander Harkin and was the social center of the West Newton community during the riverboat era. The community of West Newton declined ...

Law enforcement agencies sponsor ‘Stop for Me’ campaign

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NEW ULM — Last year in New Ulm, three vehicle/pedestrian accidents occurred within 45 days. Two of these accidents resulted in fatalities, while another person was seriously injured. Local agencies in New Ulm and Brown County do not view these accidents as random, but the result of ongoing ...

Willkommen Committee views Pizza Ranch changes

Monday Business

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped to check out the remodel at Pizza Ranch. They recently converted the large private room into 2 rooms - a game room and a private dining room. This 2-week project included putting a dividing wall into the private dining ...

Nuvera wins Marketing Excellence Award

Monday Business

Nuvera was recently honored as a Marketing Excellence Award winner at the NTCA Marketing and Sales Conference in New Orleans. Pictured is Kathy VanRoekel (Nuvera Marketing Manager) accepting the second place Complete Branding Campaign award. NTCA, The Rural Broadband Association, ...

Citizens Bank announces promotions

Monday Business

NEW ULM — Citizens Bank Minnesota announces the following promotions Jon Maier – Director of Sales & Marketing Maier, joining Citizens in 2017, has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing. Maier will continue in his role as Branch Manager of our Lakeville Branch. In his ...

Menagerie back together again

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NEW ULM — It was a music-filled weekend in New Ulm. “The Menagerie” reunion began Friday evening and continued through Saturday. Menagerie began in 1970 when Bob Wirtz was the Luther League advisor at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church alongside his wife Bettianne. One of the youth ...

Grand says ‘Start the Presses’

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NEW ULM — A crowd of visitors pressed into the basement of the Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Saturday for the official unveiling of the “Cellar Press.” The unveiling ceremony was part of an open house event celebrating the Cellar Press. Several working printing press models are ...

Women’s Expo held in New Ulm

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NEW ULM — The fifth Annual Spring Into Summer Women’s Expo was held at the New Ulm Event Center, Saturday. The expo featured 27 vendor booths geared toward modern women and special seminar events. Cindy Patnaude’s Tupperware booth attracted plenty of attention. Patnaude said this ...

Park & Rec Report

Communities

Hermann Monument opening on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) beginning this weekend!. Admission is $3 per person. Ages 5 and under free with adult. Open Pickleball at Rec Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 9-10:30 a.m., Memberships, ...

Fairfax man dies in Meeker Co. crash

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MEEKER COUNTY — An 80-year-old Fairfax man died in a two-vehicle crash in Dassel Township, Meeker County Thursday morning. Lorenz R. Canfield, Fairfax, was driving a 2012 Ford pickup southbound on TH 15 when he crossed into the northbound lane, colliding with a 2015 Freightliner driven by ...

Frolic tunes in TV’s golden oldies

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NEW ULM — Characters from television oldies and classics made a return appearance for the Retro TV 5th Annual Oak Hills Foundation Frolics at the Best Western Hotel in New Ulm Friday. Characters from the Addams Family, Beverly Hillbillies, cowboys and girls from classic westerns and the ...

The Cat’s act

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Staff photo by Fritz Busch The Cat (Joshua Schroeder), center, balances many items as Ryan Kluba, left, and Joshua Eaker, watch in Dr. Suess’ The Cat in the Hat performed by Martin Luther College (MLC) Friday afternoon. The MLC Children’s Theater presents the show at 3 and 7:30 p.m. today ...

Rainbow time

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Friday’s rainfall at dusk created the perfect conditions for this rainbow arching over downtown New Ulm. The photo was captured by Heather Bregel.