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Town Talk: Serve up fire safety in the kitchen

The New Ulm Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years — to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to ...

Brown County Browser: Election Update

Voters who have requested absentee ballots should be finding them in their mail boxes this week. We hope that voters take the time to research the candidates and cast your ballot as soon as possible. It is recommended that ballots being returned by the USPS should be mailed by October ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you like about the farm? (Asked Sunday at the Berkner Century Farm, Sleepy Eye)

Town Talk: Upcoming opportunities for small business owners

To support our local small business owners, the City of New Ulm, through the work of the Economic Development Authority (EDA), are ramping up efforts for the rest of 2020 with the Small Business Development Center-South Central Office (SBDC). All consultant and programming services are offered ...

Weeds: He misses them already

They’re gone. The swallows have left the farm. It’s not quite as predictable as San Juan Capistrano, but it’s close. They were lining up on an overhead wire. taking turns dive bombing for bugs the night before. The next morning, they weren’t here. They left in the dark, beginning a ...

Brown County Browser: Election update

Absentee voting for the general election began on Friday, September 18, in Minnesota. Brown County will start sending out ballots to those who have already requested one, the week of October 5th. Mail ballot precincts will begin seeing their ballots beginning October 7th. Want to avoid ...

What’s On Your Mind?

Where is the best place to ride a motorcycle? (Asked at the Flying Dutchmen flat track races)

Brown County Browser: Voting from home

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts are unanimous that avoiding crowded public places is the best way to limit the spread of the disease and keep our communities healthy. While Minnesota remains under a state of peacetime emergency in response to the pandemic, Secretary ...

Eagle Update: Providing a safe environment

All of us have been affected by COVID-19. What we are doing today in school wasn’t on our minds when we started school last year. The new safety protocols, preparedness plans, monitoring of health conditions and managing people in spaces have taken the front seat to what we are doing as we ...

Weeds: A solution that causes problems

Occasionally someone refers to driving through the Midwest as boring. Corn, soybeans, corn, soybeans. If you’re a farmer, it is definitely not boring. We love looking at fields! It’s like a painter looking at other paintings. I drive around for a part-time job in the summer, so I gawk at ...

Brown County Browser: What to know about absentee voting

Numerous groups, from inside and outside Minnesota, have sent widespread mailings to voters encouraging them to vote by absentee ballot. In most cases, the application they send is a copy of the official form produced by the Secretary of State and should be acceptable for applying. Make sure ...

Town Talk: September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. We’d love for those of you who do not have a library card to stop by the library and sign up for one. With your card you get access to books, audiobooks, digital materials, movies, magazines, music, newspapers, puzzles, and more! Your New Ulm ...

Brown County Browser: Election update

It should be noted that ballots will be sent to absentee voters the week of October 5th. Voters who reside in mail ballot precincts are scheduled to receive their ballots around October 7th. Ballots are not forwardable, so if a voter in a mail precinct (all townships and the cities of ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you like about the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club hillclimb?

Brown County Browser: County Sheriff reports on current issues

Every couple of months the Brown County Sheriff’s Office submits an article to all of the newspapers in the county regarding anything new or changes that have happened and how it affects how we do business. COVID-19 It seems like a long, long time ago when the Minnesota Governor issued ...

Weeds: Piles of stuff that bring joy

Don and Mel Cook were friends of mine along with Mel’s wife Marie. They’re gone now, which is true for a growing number of people I was partial to. I have baseball friends and farmer friends. The Cooks combined those passions, sort of double dip buddies. The Cooks lived and farmed south ...

MLC president welcomes school year, cites COVID precautions

As Martin Luther College’s new president, I write with considerable gratitude for the overwhelmingly gracious welcome my wife and I have received as new residents of New Ulm. We consider ourselves very blessed to call your community our new home. We also are thankful that you, our host ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What is the best part of coming back to school? (Asked at Martin Luther College)

Brown County Browser: August is Child Support Awareness month

Some facts about Child Support in Minnesota and Brown County: • The Child Support Program is funded 68% by the federal government, 8% by the state and 24% by the counties. • Facts & Figures – County and state child support office provide services for custodial and ...