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Mayor doesn’t stand a chance

Local News

NEW ULM —A group of masked revelers known as the Narren overran New Ulm City Hall Friday afternoon in an effort to kidnap Mayor Robert Beussman in their annual Fasching tradition. The Narren searched all over City Hall and eventually found Beussman in his office. He was immediately dressed ...

Comfrey School locks down for threat

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COMFREY — Comfrey school officials locked the school down Friday morning after finding a note that contained a threat to the school. Comfrey Police were called at about 10:40 a.m., and the department asked the Brown County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in investigating the threat. ...

MVL inducts students into National Honor Society

Local News

Submitted photo Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School on Thursday, February 21, inducted 22 students into the National Honor Society. Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Robert Klindworth, former principal of MVL. The following students were inducted, as pictured: (Front Row) Mara Weisensel, ...

Area Church Services

Communities

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 Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report at Center and Washington without injuries on snowy roads at 4:29 p.m. Thursday. A Jeep driven by James E. Spaargaren, 19, Escondido, Ca., was eastbound on Center and a Pontiac Grand Am driven by Mary L. Roth, 65, New Ulm, was at the stop ...

Fasching, Bock Fest this weekend

Local News

NEW ULM — The Fasching holiday starts today with a series of celebrations and musical events scheduled throughout New Ulm. Over the weekend an estimated 5,000 guests and visitors will arrive in New Ulm to enjoy the music, food, drink and excitement. Most of the guests will arrive in ...

Board adds three school days to make up for snow days

Local News

NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board on Thursday approved a revised school calendar to make up snow days. The board voted unanimously 4-0 to approve a 2018-2019 revised calendar to partially make up eight days lost because of inclement weather. Board chair Steve Gag and board members ...

Planning panel seeks solutions to ease parking downtown

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission on Thursday discussed possible solutions to alleviate downtown parking. No official action was taken during this meeting. Community Development Director David Schnobrich said the intent of this discussion was to be proactive rather than ...

Lost packing slip leads to arrest, two charges

Local News

NEW ULM — A lost packing slip order found by retired New Ulm Police Chief Myron Wieland near recycling bins at Cashwise Foods recently led to the arrest and two gross misdemeanor charges filed against a 23-year-old New Ulm. Colten C. Camacho, 1759 Oakwood Ave., New Ulm, whom Wieland ...

MVL teams place 1st, 2nd, 3rd in meet

Local News

MANKATO — Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Knowledge Bowl teams won first, second and third place at a meet hosted by Nicollet High School at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato on Wednesday, February 27. Twenty-three teams from seven schools took part in the meet. Results: 1. MVL Blue ...

Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

Agribusiness

By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation's farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump's tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Winter Blend Vegetables, Lettuce, Fruit Tuesday: Sub Sandwich, Ham, Turkey, Cheese, Winter Blend Vegetable, Fruit Wednesday: BBQ Pork Sandwich, Corn, Vegetable Sticks, Lettuce, Fruit Thursday: Meatloaf, Bread, Potatoes, Vegetable Sticks, ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report in snowy road conditions with injuries at 13th North and Franklin Street at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. A 2010 Ford Taurus driven by Patricia A. Schieffert, 76, New Ulm, was eastbound on 13th North, when it collided in an intersection with a ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Hot Topics: Community Visioning Groups NEW ULM — In 2016, over 100 New Ulm residents met for a day of prioritizing projects, issues, concerns and opportunities for the future of the community. Fast forward to 2019: four of the groups that were started that day have continued to meet, make ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted) MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION Ryan J. Bjerke, 1100 16th St. N., New Ulm, $145; DRIVING AFTER REVOCATION Aylin A. Flores, 115 Parkway Ave., Mankato, $285; also operate vehicle with expired registration, $30; VEHICLE ...

Media on the Move

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Middle School is finishing up its first month of trying a new library program that extends access to educational material for students. Media on the Move is a collaborative partnership between the New Ulm Middle School and the New Ulm Public Library. The goal of the ...

Parking solutions to be weighed

Local News

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission is preparing to discuss solutions to alleviate downtown parking. The commissioners and staff have discussed parking in the downtown General Business (B-3) District before, and two issues are up for consideration. The first is how to provide ...

Board to look at adding school days

Local News

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education tonight will consider a revised school calendar based on snow days, a board schedule and school policies up for review. The school district experienced eight closures due to inclement weather as of Feb. 28, taking the district below the state ...

SE City Council mulls rent, parking, window issues

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council and Sleepy Eye Blight Committee considered rental, parking and window issues at a two-hour workshop in the Council Chambers Tuesday. City Attorney Alissa Fischer said property rental licenses and rental property inspections are required to prevent ...

Take steps to reduce risk of frozen water pipes

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NEW ULM — Cold weather brings a chance of water pipes freezing and breaking. This risk increases with long stretches of extremely cold weather. Here are some tips to help avoid frozen water pipes in your home from the New Ulm PUC: • Most water service lines enter the home in the basement, ...