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Board considers buying graves

Brown County commissioners will consider a request to purchase 13 Soldier's Rest graves for $8,450 from the City of New Ulm Cemetery at their Tuesday, Sept.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Sentinel

Highway 15 resurfacing set to begin

Summer may be ending, but there are still a few months left in the construction season, and that will be evident in Martin County.

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Related Topix: Martin County, MN, Fairmont, MN, Welcome, MN, Watonwan County, MN, Truman, MN

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Journal

A surprised Farm Family of the Year

Being recognized as one of the Minnesota Farm Families of the Year 2014 came as a total surprise for the two brothers Michael and Dan Steffl, as well as Dan's wife Lisa of Sleepy Eye.

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Related Topix: Sleepy Eye, MN, Agriculture, Science, University of Minnesota, New Ulm, MN

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Journal

County denies requests for insurance, vacation hikes

Brown County commissioners unanimously denied a pair of Personnel Policy Committee recommendations Tuesday that would have given county employees lower health insurance costs and more accrued vacation time.

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Related Topix: Le Sueur, MN, Kandiyohi, MN, Faribault, MN, Nicollet, MN

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Journal

County commissioners consider tax-safeguarding policy

A Minnesota Department of Human Services bulletin in February called for an overhaul and many new county procedures regarding safekeeping of federal tax information, according to the Request for Board Action .

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Related Topix: Sleepy Eye, MN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Journal

E-waste collection attracts a long line

A line of cars, trucks, and mini-vans waited patiently to disposed of junk electronic devices ranging from cellphones to washer/dryer units.

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Journal

Fatal accident at 4 & 29 intersection

An accident on Thursday afternoon in rural Brown County claimed the life of Travis K. Thompson, age 24, of Morton, according to information from the State Patrol.

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Related Topix: Morton, MN, Regal, MN, Redwood Falls, MN, Paynesville, MN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

TwinCities

New Ulm Popcorn Wagon closes after inspection

The century-old New Ulm Popcorn Wagon has stopped popping after inspectors found it doesn't comply with state food requirements.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Mankato, MN, Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Journal

EDA joins group to save on new requirement for housing assessments

NEW ULM The Economic Development Authority accepted on Tuesday a group proposal from Ameresco to perform a Green Physical Need Assessment.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Journal

Tillable land taxes to rise 5 percent by state order

Brown County Assessor Rita Treml informed Brown County commissioners Tuesday in her quarterly report about the state-ordered 2014 assessment.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Journal

Author details lives of children orphaned by U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

A Twin Cities chemical engineer described the setting in which the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 orphaned four children after their parents were killed by Indians in August 1862 near Redwood Falls.

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Related Topix: Redwood Falls, MN, St. Paul, MN, Renville County, MN, Minneapolis, MN

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Journal

Pertussis hits Brown County

More than 20 cases of Pertussis "whooping cough" have been reported in Brown County in the past few weeks, according to the Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Journal

Marie Landsteiner

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity In New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Minnesota, Park Rapids, MN, Hanska, MN, Motley, MN

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Journal

Parent alerted superintendent to problems with vote totals

The District 88 School Board meets at 9 a.m. Friday in the District Administrative Center board room to canvass primary election results.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Journal

Fair attendance increases

Favorable weather, two well-attended demolition derbies and interest in nightly entertainment were among the highlights of the 2014 Brown County Fair, according to Brown County Fair Board President Lucy Gluth.

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Related Topix: Renville, MN, New Ulm, MN

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Journal

For love of swine

The 4-H Swine and Goat shows drew a good number of younger contestants Saturday at the Brown County Fair.

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Related Topix: Comfrey, MN, Sleepy Eye, MN

Journal

Architect grows Gladioluses for fun

An architect who became interested in growing flowers as a hobby when he moved to Lino Lakes years ago won the Carl Fischer Award at the Brown County Fair.

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Related Topix: Lino Lakes, MN, Duluth, MN, St. Charles, MN, New Ulm, MN, Fairfax, MN

Journal

Pelzel wins pickups again

For the third-consecutive year, a Sleepy Eye man with 24 years of demolition derby experience won the modified pickup truck division Saturday at the Brown County Fair.

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Related Topix: Sleepy Eye, MN, Willmar, MN

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Journal

Leonard Pries

Leonard Pries, 96, of New Ulm died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Sleepy Eye, MN

Journal

Thumbs Up/Down

The Brown County Fair continues this weekend. This is great time to get out, have some fun, and learn a little about the county's rural roots.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alberta, MN, Springfield, MN

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