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Tuesday | Journal

Board to consider Watonwan contract

Brown County commissioners will consider a contract with Watonwan County to purchase Chemical Dependency Rule 25 Assessment Supervision Services at today's meeting.

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Related Topix: Watonwan County, MN, Sibley County, MN

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Journal

Weikle named court administrator for Brown, Nicollet counties

ST. PETER Judges in Minnesota's Fifth Judicial District have appointed Carol Weikle the Court Administrator for Brown and Nicollet county district courts.

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Related Topix: Nicollet County, MN, Southwest Minnesota State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Journal

Blast concludes with parade, festivities

Sunday's weather remained rain-free despite rising humidity. Brown County Commissioner and former Heritagefest board member Dick Seeboth said that in terms of weather this year was the best Bavarian Blast in the last four years.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Sat Jul 19, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Your Turn: More counties eye sales taxes for roadsYour Turn: More...

Your Turn: More counties eye sales taxes for roads Taxes may be the only way to keep up transportation infrastructure and expand it as needed Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/07/19/turn-counties-eye-sales-taxes-roads/12892669/ With Congress still deadlocked over transportation funding as the Highway ... (more)

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Related Topix: Stearns County, MN, Opinion

Journal

Thumbs Up/Down

THUMBS DOWN: The Brown County Commissioners voted down a local option sales tax that would have helped fund county road projects this week.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Journal

Editor's Mailbag

On Saturday July 19, Fort Ridgely Historic Site will host historian Vickie Wendel at 1 p.m. for her "Tastes and Sounds of the Civil War" program.

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Related Topix: Bluegrass, New Ulm, MN

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Journal

New Ulm Council faces decision on urban chickens tonight

At its June 3 meeting, the City Council received a request from Tony Guggisberg and the Happy Hen Committee to allow chickens be kept within the incorporated boundary of the city.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Journal

Business & Professional

NEW?ULM - Attorney Jeremy M. Berg of Berens, Rodenberg & O'Connor, Chtd., has been named a "Rising Star" Attorney by Super Lawyers magazine.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Journal

County to consider local sales tax for roadways

Brown County commissioners will begin the process to consider adopting a local option sales tax for transportation at their Tuesday meeting.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Springfield, MN, Hanska, MN

Journal

The Journal adds ways to read the newspaper

Since 1898, The Journal has brought valuable news and information to people in the New Ulm and Brown County area.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Journal

Popcorn wagon turns 100

The New Ulm Popcorn Wagon turned a century old this weekend in style with a postal cancellation at the Brown County Historical Society Museum and by doing what it does best, pop and sell popcorn.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Journal

NU, county flood damage nears $1 million

State and federal emergency management officials talked to City of New Ulm and Brown County officials Friday before touring Brown County flash flood damage sites.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Hanska, MN

Journal

Mary S. Murphy

Mary S. Murphy, age 97, of New Ulm, formerly of Fairfax, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Reflections at Ridgeway in New Ulm.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Renville County, MN, Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Wedding

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Journal

Library to get quiet reading, meeting space

The Library Board approved Thursday improvements in the building's redesigned Public Seating Area on second floor.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Journal

School supplies needed for United Way backpack program

School bells seem like a long way off but the United Way of Brown County is already working to help families get their kids' backpacks filled for school.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Journal

Planning panel tables permit for cell phone tower

The Brown County Planning Commission unanimously approved the renewal of a Conditional Use Permit in Section 5 of Lake Hanska Township on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Hanska, MN

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Journal

Harriet Eckstein

Harriet Eckstein, 90, died peacefully the morning of July 1, 2014, while residing at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Iowa State University

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Journal

Bobleter: A Forgotten Artist Remembered

It is more likely that New Ulmers have heard of his grandfather, Brig. Gen. Joseph A. Bobleter, "Father of the Minnesota National Guard," who served in the Civil and Spanish American Wars, was state treasurer and legislator, served as New Ulm postmaster, founded the New Ulm Review, was a city councilor and mayor of New Ulm... Staff photo by Kremena ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, College of Visual Arts , Eastlake (Seattle, WA)

Fri Jul 04, 2014

TwinCities

Wisconsin teacher accused of sexually assaulting boy, 13

A Brown County teacher is accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old student and sending him inappropriate text messages.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Journal

Flooding costs in Brown County being tallied

Brown County commissioners learned more details Tuesday about the mounting costs of the June 19 deluge and week-long rains that dumped more than 10 inches of rain in and around the county.

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Related Topix: Weather, FEMA, US News, Natural Disasters, Flood

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