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Weeds: Straight P.O.O.P. on farm programs

Farmers had a year about as good as the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers lost 114 games. Ron Gardenhire manages the Tigers, so we know the Tigers “battled.” Those years Twins losses piled up when Gardy managed here, you could count on him to tell us the players “battled.” Through bad ...

Brown County Browser: News from the Brown County Courthouse

For the first time in decades, Minnesota will hold a presidential primary March 3, and early voting begins Jan. 17. There are a couple of other big changes. When you vote on Super Tuesday, your secret ballot won’t be as secret as it used to be. To be clear, no one will know who you voted ...

Bonding bill breakdown

Gov. Tim Walz has been taking a different approach to his proposal for the state bonding bill that will be the main focus of this year’s session. In the past, governors have put together their bonding proposal and presented it as a big package. Last year, Walz had a $1.27 billion bonding ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What is your favorite part about sewing? (Asked at the Sewing for Sight Quilting Workshop Saturday.)

Town Talk: Ice dam prevention

You are asking yourself, “Why would New Ulm Public Utilities be writing an article regarding ice dams?” Well, ice dams are more than an obvious indication that winter has arrived. Ice dams, as many people know or have personally experienced, can cause damage to home walls, ceilings and ...

Other Editors

No tears for general, but U.S. risks escalation Although world is better off without Soleimani, what’s Trump’s broader Mideast strategy? There can be little doubt that Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force, deserved the fate that befell ...

Brown County Browser: Department of Human Services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has been in the news a lot in 2019. Concerns over billing errors, contracting issues and changes in leadership have been the predominant headlines. How does this impact our local human service agency? In Minnesota, Human Services is administered by ...

Eagle Update: Minimizing risk in our digital devices

As a society, digital devices are part of our lives, and their ubiquity and ease of use hides the complexity of the software and services that power them. This has allowed them to become integrated into our daily routines, and to become trusted partners for shopping, surveillance, health ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you like about girl’s wresting?( Asked at the Ali Bernard program at New Ulm High School Saturday.)

Town Talk: New Year, New You

New Year, New You! The start of the new year is a time many people decide to jump on the wellness train and start programs that lead to a healthier lifestyle. There are many moving parts to overall wellness and our Park and Recreation Department is here to help! The Rec Center offers many ...

Weeds: The magic season of 1969

There’s an age when a boy is old enough to admire his sports heroes and young enough to not care about the money and politics in sports. I put that at 13, the edge between childhood and adolescence. For me that was 1969. Last year I wrote about 1968, surprised how much of that volatile ...

Impactful stories of 2019

With 2020 just days away, I am reflecting on Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) many accomplishments in the past year alongside our regional partners and collaborators. It was a year filled with incredible stories of people doing amazing things for this region. I am thankful ...

Off the Record: Impeachment is getting to be a bad habit

In the 230-year history of this country, only three presidents have gone through the impeachment process. President Donald Trump joined that elite club this week, though he is sure to be acquitted by the Senate in January. President Richard M. Nixon was not impeached, but resigned in 1974 when ...

Town Talk: You ask, we answer: Emerald Ash Borer

Is Brown County quarantined due to Emerald Ash Borer? Yes! Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a non-native, thin, bright metallic, emerald green colored beetle about ½” long. Adults feed on ash tree foliage. Adult borers lay eggs on ash tree bark. As the eggs hatch, the larvae bore through the bark ...

Brown County Browser: Drive carefully around snowplows

Winter is here which means snowplows will be out plowing and sanding the roads during snow and ice events. These snowplows travel much slower than the speed limit to be the most effective in clearing roads. Recommendations for driving near a snowplow are: STAY ALERT FOR SNOWPLOWS – ...

Weeds: Manger scenes makes the season

The cross is the enduring symbol of Christianity. An open tomb might more accurately represent our faith, since the resurrection was Jesus’ triumph and our salvation. But an open tomb would be difficult to put atop a steeple or wear around your neck. This time of year, the nativity scene ...

Eagle Update: School year flying by

I continue to be amazed at how fast a school year goes by. We are weeks from the halfway point of the school year. Seasons have changed, activities switched from fall to winter and we are planning for spring. During all of this, our staff has maintained their focus on providing excellent ...