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What’s On Your Mind?

What got you into match collecting? (Asked at the Great Lakes Match Club meeting at Turner Hall Sunday.)

Town Talk: You ask, we answer

“What are the rules for putting up a fence in the city of New Ulm, and do I need a permit?” You do not need a permit for a fence that is located entirely outside of the required front, side or rear yard setback area of your property, or if the fence is less than 30” in height and less ...

Eagle Update: Eagle Enterprise adds to CTE courses

— Homecoming is a popular time of year in schools. Students participate in the dress-up days, many events are held throughout the week to build on our school spirit and encourage student participation, and the week typically ends with a dance after the football game. Students remember ...

Town Talk: New Ulm compost site

The City Compost site located at 400 21st Street North is operated by the City of New Ulm Public Works Department. The compost site is open seven days a week during daylight hours all year long so please assist us by self-monitoring the site, as hours will be severely curtailed if we are forced ...

Letter From Ulm: September in Germany

Hello, My name is Emily Bergemann. I am in Ulm, Germany as one of the participants in the Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program from New Ulm, MN. My first month in Germany has been exactly what you could have expected for a first month abroad, challenging and loads of fun. It didn’t take ...

Weeds: To sleep, perchance to…. (snore…)

By Randy Krzmarzick There are a lot of great things about being young. One is that you can mostly ignore your health. That’s true for most, not all, if we’re lucky and/or blessed. At a certain age, though, you begin to think about your health. Let’s pick a number. Oh, say, 63. You have ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What brings you to Oktoberfest? (Asked at the Best Western Plus on Friday)

Town Talk: Fire Prevention Week and product safety recalls

Many of us have purchased something that has had a recall, whether it be a product, food item or a vehicle. Recalls are issued after a safety concern or a product defect is discovered. Are you aware there are many more recalls than what you may hear about and some of those recalls are due to ...

Brown County Browser: Home-based child care business

Have you ever considered starting a home-based child care business? Now may be the perfect time to consider this career, especially if you have children of your own. Brown County has a new, On-line Orientation that allows you to complete the Orientation process on your own time and at your ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What’s your favorite film of all time? (Asked at the New Ulm Film Festival.)

Town Talk: New Ulm to celebrate Public Power Week

The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will be celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 6 through the 12th along with the American Public Power Association (APPA) and more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million ...

Schell’s responds to concerns about deer herd

We (Schell’s Brewery) received a complaint from a concerned citizen about the condition of our deer at the Schell’s deer park. We thank her for her concern and share in her compassion for the well-being of our deer. As many know, we have had deer at the Schell’s Brewery since we ...

Brown County Browser: What is required before road projects can begin

Maintaining Brown County’s highways and bridges takes a big effort from maintenance workers and contractors. You can see contractors paving roads with bituminous or concrete and building bridges. You see maintenance workers plowing snow, seal coating roads and mowing ditches as well as many ...

Weeds: Memories of Summit Street Stadium

(Editor’s Note: Dean Brinkman is subbing for Randy Krzmarzick this week.) “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The human drama of athletic competition. You are looking live at Summit Street Stadium in beautiful ...

Eagle Update: WLC students play to learn

Play is more than just recess. At Washington Learning Center (WLC) our children play to learn. Playing is integral in social emotional development, developing communication and oral language skills, developing the ability to think independently, using their imagination, being responsible, self ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about Prohibition? (Asked at the "Night at the Museum" fundraising gala on Saturday at the Brown County Historical Society.)

Town Talk: You ask, we answer: RENU update

What is going on with the plans for the Recreation Center (Vogel Fieldhouse) expansion? New Ulm’s local ½ percent sales tax will fund a $9,500,000 construction cost, expansion and remodel of the Recreation Center at 122 S. Garden St. Concept renderings are complete and the final design is ...

Brown County Browser: Changes, challenges in Human Services

“What are the 3 Biggest Human Services Changes in those 46 Years?” First: Movement from use of large institutions, namely state hospitals and nursing homes, to a large array of community based facilities. Some examples are group homes, sections of community hospitals, assisted living ...