Court Proceedings

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Brown County District Court • Jody R. Dummer, 60, 809 12th St. S., New Ulm, was charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor 2nd-degree DWI Tuesday. According to court documents, a Brown County Sheriff’s Investigator was northbound on Broadway in an unmarked squad car at 9:45 a.m. Oct. ...

NU man faces four animal charges

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Police find dead goat in vehicle NEW ULM — A 28-year-old New Ulm man faces four misdemeanor charges for allegedly tying up a goat in a vehicle behind the B&L Bar Aug. 25-26 before it died in the vehicle. Misdemeanor charges of overworking or mistreating animals, animal cruelty, ...

Local public housing receives high score

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NEW ULM — Local public housing has received a high score on a recent assessment from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Economic Development Authority (EDA) heard during a short meeting Tuesday. Periodically HUD completes an assessment of public housing programs ...

Planning panel OKs applications

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NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission unanimously approved a final plat application and two preliminary plat applications Tuesday: • A final plat application filed by Mary Runge on property owned by Glenn W. Runge Trust and Thomas Blackstad, known as Black Run Farm Site, 5.95 ...

Sleept Eye Council OKs campground improvement project

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a proposal to expand the Sportsman's Park campground Tuesday night. Plans call for an additional road loop in the park to include eight camping spots, pending approval by the Brown Nicollet Environmental Health Department. ...

Off the Shelf: Automatic renewals


We’re trying something new here at the library and we think you’ll like it. You may have noticed that some of the items you have checked out from the New Ulm library have a different due date than you thought they had. Your eyes are not playing tricks on you! New Ulm Public Library is now ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to a harassment report at 19 Minnesota St. N. at 5:26 p.m. Monday. Threats were made in reference to a Facebook post regarding a local incident. A report was sent to the Brown County Attorney’s Office for charge consideration.

Public notices


PUBLISH (October 3, 10, 17, 2018) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN IN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL Case Type: Other Civil/ Miscellaneous Court File No. 08-CV-18-945 In Re Matter of the Dis- tribution of unclaimed Funds Registered in the Name of Geo. ...

Editor’s Mailbag


“Butler” event tickets available NEW ULM — Tickets are available for “Theatre After Hours”, an opening night afterglow for the State Street Theater Company play “The Butler Did It,” on Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. at MonaLena, 225 North Minnesota Street. Mingle with the cast of the play ...

Kimmel, Torkelson debate agendas at League forum

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NEW ULM — What to do about the lack of rural Minnesota workers in a time of high employment brought contrasting responses from District 16B Republican incumbent Paul Torkelson and Democratic challenger Marinda Kimmel at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Monday night. “A ...

Fire at trailer park

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The New Ulm Fire Department responded to a fire call at the south end of New Ulm Mobile Village at 3:12 p.m. Monday. Firefighter Trent Zabel, far left, works on mobile home skirting after firefighters extinguished a small fire caused by a water heater leak that burned up some heat tape under ...

Boettger: City should be responsive

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NEW ULM — Andrea Boettger is running for the Fourth Ward City Council seat this November. After serving as vice-chair of the Willkommen Committee and Chair of the Board for the Grand Center of Arts, she worked at Turner Hall as Assistant General Manager and is now Executive Director. ...

Mack enjoys helping grow tax base

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NEW ULM — Incumbent Fourth Ward City Councilor Larry Mack is running for a second term on the council. Mack said he is running for a second term because he still enjoys the work. “I feel I have just begun,” he said. Having learned a lot in his three and a half years on the ...

Kuster Media Center dedication at Bethany

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NEW ULM — Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) named the Honsey Hall communication/studio wing in honor of Professor Emeritus Thomas Kuster on Saturday, October 6. Kuster first came to Bethany in the fall of 1962 at which time he taught both Latin and English classes while he was yet a seminary ...

SE man faces felony drug sale charge

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NEW ULM — A 23-year-old Sleepy Eye man faces a felony 2nd-degree drug sale charge in Brown County District Court. Justino Alvarez Jr.,, 409 Main Street E., Sleepy Eye allegedly sold 14.4 grams of methamphetamine to a Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville (BLRR) County Drug Task Force (DTF) agent Jan. ...

SE City Council considers camping expansion

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SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy City Council will consider a Sportsman’s Park camping loop expansion project on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Other agenda items include consideration of a job profile, hiring process dateline and salary range for recruiting a new city manager. Management Consultant Liza ...

Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery planning Wine Tasting fundraiser

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NEW ULM — The Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery will be holding its 3rd Annual Wine, Beer, and Spirits Tasting at the New Ulm Country Club on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 8:30 pm. The event will feature silent and live auction items along with a raffle. Admission is $25 at the door with ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to a vandalism report at River Bend Area Learning Center, 1315 S. Broadway at 1:58 p.m. Monday. A hole was found in wall sheetrock. A report will be sent to the Brown County Attorney’s Office for possible criminal damage to property charges.