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New Ulm Middle School marks Veterans Day

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The New Ulm Middle School hosted a Veterans Day program on Monday. The American Legion Color Guard presented the colors. The pops choir sang the National Anthem and Sgt. Allen (name as submitted) from the National Guard was the guest speaker. A video was shared featuring pictures of veterans ...

EDA reviews homebuyer assistance loan program

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NEW ULM — The Economic Development Authority (EDA) reviewed the Homebuyer Assistance Loan Program, Tuesday. The loan program was first introduced to the EDA in July. It is intended to provide assistance to first-time homebuyers in New Ulm. The EDA-funded program would offer zero-percent, ...

Wanda Gág awarded Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award

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NEW ULM — New Ulm native Wanda Gág was posthumously awarded the 2018 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators hosts The Original Art exhibit, a celebration of the art of children’s books. The Original Art exhibit ...

Sleepy Eye Council changes downtown parking regulations

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SLEEPY EYE — Following discussion Tuesday, the Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a new downtown corner parking regulation making it illegal to park within 30 feet of any Main Street corner between Third Avenue East and Third Avenue West. Sleepy Eye Ambulance Coordinator Shari ...

Gibbon man faces felony domestic assault charges

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NEW ULM — A 23-year-old rural Gibbon man was charged with two counts of felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault in Brown County District Court Tuesday. Ryan James N. Davey, 32345 611th Ave., Gibbon, was released from the Brown County Jail on $15,000 bail ...

Planning panel OKs plat applications

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NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission unanimously approved preliminary plat applications in Cottonwood and Leavenworth Townships and final plat applications in Leavenworth and Prairieville Townships Tuesday. Final plat applications approved were filed by Joleen Dittbenner on ...

Sleepy Eye firefighters answer two calls

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SLEEPY EYE — Sleepy Eye Firefighters answered calls for a ditch fire a mile north of town Monday night and a false alarm at Sleepy Eye Public School Tuesday morning. A passerby reported a small brush fire in a ditch near Windsor Road and 245th Street at 9:44 p.m. Firefighters spent about 15 ...

Off the Shelf: Get out of that reading slump!

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Do you ever find yourself in a slump where you just can’t get invested in any of the books you read and nothing piques your interest? I have been struggling with a reading slump this fall, which is unfortunate, since this is the perfect time of year to get cozy with a book! When a reading ...

CHS Class of 1973 Reunion

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Submitted photo The Cathedral High School Class of 1973 held its 45th anniversary reunion on Sept. 14 and 15. Of 88 graduating classmates, six have died, with 28 in attendance. Pictured above at Turner Hall are: Front row: Jean (Guggisberg) Sturm, Jaye Vogel, Terry Sveine, Steve Dunham, Joan ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (November 14, 2018) School Board Proceedings Independent School District No. 88 New Ulm, Minnesota The school board of In- dependent School Dis- trict 88 met in regular session on September 27, 2018 in the District Boardroom. Members present: Ringhofer, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

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St. John’s Cookie Bake Dec. 8 and 9 SEARLES — St. John the Baptist Church in Searles is holding its Cookie Bake on Dec. 8 and 9. Order Forms available at www.holycrossafc.org or by contacting Carol Waibel at 359-4339. All orders are due by Dec. 2. There are 19 varieties at $4.25 a ...

Court Proceedings

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Brown County District Court • Jeffrey S. Mordah, 55, 108 S. Broadway, New Ulm, was charged with felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana Tuesday. Barbara K. Mordah, 49, 108 S. Broadway, was charged with felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of ...

Hot Topics: Road Construction Update

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NEW ULM — New Ulm is in a 3-year period of road construction that includes a new gateway into New Ulm, significant economic impact on businesses and residents and detour challenges for visitors, schools, etc. On Friday, Nov. 16, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Hot Topics ...

Solemn tribute

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Members of the New Ulm Battery John Fritsche (left) and Joe Hoffmann honored veterans in the New Ulm Cemetery next to the WWI Memorial. Veterans Day, formally known as Armistice Day, marked the end of the First World War, which ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. ...

New Ulm is among top small town destinations

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NEW ULM — It was recently determined New Ulm is one of the top 10 “bleisure” travel destinations in the United States. The term “bleisure” describes business travelers visiting business destinations like nearby Minneapolis who extend their trip to enjoy some vacation days. Six of ten ...

Dist. 84 to hear of FFA nationals, long-term maintenance plan

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SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education will hear Future Farmers of America (FFA) National Convention and a long-term maintenance plan at its Nov. 14 meeting. Mary Hoffmann, FFA Advisor and students will present the report. Consultant Tim Harbo will talk about long-term maintenance. ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two vehicle crash report without injuries on icy roads at Center and Summit at 8 p.m. Thursday. A 2008 Toyota Camry driven by Brian K. Hennig, 51, New Ulm, was eastbound on Center Street, west of Summit Avenue when he began to slide, turned to the right, into the ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (November 6, 13, 2018) Notice Of Hearing On Final Special Assess- ment Roll Notice Is Hereby given that the City Council will hold a public hear- ing on Tuesday, No- vember 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Coun- cil Chambers in City Hall, 100 North Broad- way ...

Armistice Day Centennial

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The Brown County Museum displayed its World War I exhibit “Loyalty & Dissent: Brown County and World War I” from Sunday. The exhibit has been recognized by the Minnesota Alliance of State and Local History on how the people of Brown County resisted and supported the war effort.

WELS Choral Festival

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Choirs from 11 area Lutheran High Schools and prep schools from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Florida, Arizona, and Washington participate in a Sacred Concert as part of the 2018 WELS West Regional Choral Festival at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Sunday afternoon.