Minnesota man who held ‘death party’ for wife gets 3 years
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man has been sentenced to three years in prison after he said he threw a "death party" for his wife and gave her methamphetamine that killed...
American Legion’s presence evident throughout region
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Local American Legion halls are known to the general public as venues for banquets and family gatherings, tasty omelets on Sunday mornings and frosty tap beverages on hot...
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota has reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case with 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others, the...
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — A southwestern Minnesota man who said he threw a "death party" for his wife and gave her methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to criminal neglect.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Jeanie Hinsman doesn't have to spend as much time as she used to detailing the basics of fair trade as she spreads the gospel of ensuring consumers and employers pay fair...
2 more Minnesota police departments using body cameras
LE SUEUR, Minn. (AP) — Two more police departments in southern Minnesota are getting officers to wear body cameras.
The Le Sueur City Council already has approved purchasing them and on...
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Ada-Borup 57, Hillsboro/Central Valley, N.D. 47
Alden-Conger 47, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 33
Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 83, Northern Freeze 59
Barnesville 62, Pelican Rapids 55
Bethlehem Academy 51, Goodhue 46
Blooming Prairie 56, Grand Meadow 55
Bloomington Jefferson 63, Benilde-St. Margaret's 54
Browerville/Eagle Valley 82, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 70
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Ada-Borup 66, NCEUH 63
Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 89, Hills-Beaver Creek 74
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 89, Community Christian 64
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Ada-Borup 87, Mahnomen/Waubun 50
Ashby 74, Park Christian 72, OT
Austin 70, Northfield 64
Barnesville 83, Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 64
Big Lake 72, Chisago Lakes 40
Bigfork 66, Hill City 50
Blake 69, St. Paul Academy 48
Blooming Prairie 68, Medford 39
Brooklyn Center 81, St. Paul Harding 73
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 80, New Ulm Cathedral 51
Man crossing road in New Ulm struck, killed
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Police say a man has been struck and killed while crossing a road in New Ulm.
The 63-year-old man was hit by a sport utility vehicle while crossing Highway 68 Thursday about 4:30 p.m. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified him as Craig Schmidt of New Ulm. He died of multiple blunt force injuries.
Authorities say a 48-year-old New Ulm woman was behind the wheel.
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Swanville, 25-14, 25-17, 25-20
LeSueur-Henderson def. Blue Earth Area, 25-9, 25-13, 25-6
Minneapolis Southwest def. St. Paul Highland Park, 25-16, 23-25, 25-12, 23-25, 15-8
1 man killed, another hurt in Minnesota farm accidents
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and another critically injured in separate farm accidents in south-central Minnesota.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office says authorities were called Wednesday afternoon to a farm accident near New Ulm. Authorities say family members found 53-year-old John Hoffmann pinned between a combine and the corn head. Hoffmann was pronounced dead at the scene.
St. Cloud Diocese to file for bankruptcy after abuse claims
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Diocese of St. Cloud plans to file for bankruptcy to help resolve lawsuits involving sexual abuse of minors.
A three-year window that lifted the statute of limitations on past allegations of clergy abuse in Minnesota ended in May 2016. The diocese received 74 civil claims during that time.
Minnesota lottery ticket given by daughter to dad as Christmas gift hits for $1M
Don DeSaer got a lottery ticket for Christmas from his daughter, a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket. It turned out to be true to its name.
The ticket proved to be worth $1 million, and now the family of six is divvying up the winnings equally.
DeSaer, of Courtland in southern Minnesota, got the ticket from his daughter Amber DeSaer, who also bought one for herself at Casey’s General Store in New Ulm, lottery officials announced Monday.
Minnesota farmers skeptical of free nitrate tests
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — A south-central Minnesota county rejected the Department of Agriculture's offer for free nitrate well tests.
Brown County rejected the state program in December after residents voiced fears that the data could be used to target farmers for additional regulations, Minnesota Public Radio reported .
Ada-Borup 89, Northern Cass, N.D. 58
Albany 66, Foley 51
Alexandria 70, Brainerd 58
Apple Valley 89, Shakopee 81
Barnesville 65, Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 48
Barnum 68, McGregor 48
Bethlehem Academy 56, Maple River 51
Bigfork 89, Hill City 59
Blackduck 87, Kelliher/Northome 84
Blake 56, St. Paul Academy 54
Blue Earth Area 79, New Ulm 77, 2OT
Bradley-Bourbonnais, Ill. 64, Southland 41
Braham 87, Ogilvie 24
Browerville/Eagle Valley 61, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 51
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Blake 6, Breck 2
Bloomington Kennedy 6, Southwest Christian/Richfield 4
A free well-testing program for Minnesota homeowners has become the latest target in the state’s increasingly fractious political battle over water and agricultural pollution.
Andover 10, St. Francis 0
Apple Valley 4, Lakeville North 2
Bemidji 4, Rogers 0
Blake 3, Orono 2
Chanhassen 6, Owatonna 1
Chaska 4, St. Cloud 2
Chisago Lakes 3, Somerset, Wis. 1
Duluth Marshall 3, St. Louis Park 1
Eastview 4, Burnsville 1
Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 5, St. Cloud Cathedral 3
Crisis nursery, homeless shelter help Minnesota families
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota crisis nursery and a homeless shelter are providing complementary services for families in crisis.
The Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery and NUMAS Haus homeless opened in New Ulm within months of each other in 2016 and 2017, the Mankato Free Press reported. The facilities are run by separate organizations but both aim to help families in need.
As they round the corner to Mankato’s Sibley Park, reactions ripple from preschoolers scrambling ahead, then stopping in their tracks. “Whoooa!” yells a little girl.
Albany 57, Spectrum 43
Alexandria 73, Rocori 65
Anoka 59, Zimmerman 38
Bagley 89, Clearbrook-Gonvick 35
Battle Lake 65, Underwood 54
BOLD 88, New Ulm Cathedral 60
Brainerd 94, Fergus Falls 57
Cass Lake-Bena 96, Pine River-Backus 64
Chaska 62, Lakeville North 55
Christ's Household of Faith 88, Maranatha Christian 83
Leo Kimball, age 86, of New Ulm, Minn., and formerly of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Winona.
Memorial service for Leo Kimball will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Lake Benton Cemetery in Lake Benton.
Annandale def. Kimball, 25-21, 25-14, 25-16
Eden Valley-Watkins def. Royalton, 25-13, 20-25, 25-18, 25-19
Ada-Borup/Norman County West def. Frazee, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-11
Alden-Conger def. New Richland-H-E-G, 25-12, 25-16, 25-14
Alexandria def. Brainerd, 3-1
Anoka def. Centennial, 28-30, 16-25, 25-13, 25-15, 15-11
Becker def. Milaca, 3-1
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Verndale, 25-19, 25-19, 25-23
Belle Plaine def. LeSueur-Henderson, 25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 25-17
Benilde-St. Margaret's def. Minneapolis Southwest, 25-15, 25-20, 25-13
Bethlehem Academy def. Kenyon-Wanamingo, 26-24, 25-18, 27-25
Eleanor May (Leyrer) Stelmark was born Sept. 21, 1944, in Clare, Mich., to the Rev. Edmund and Doris (Schlichter) Leyrer. She was baptized on Oct. 15, 1944, at St. John Lutheran Church in Clare. On Aug.10, 1958, she was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church at Elkton, Mich. Eleanor attended grade school at St. John's Lutheran School in Burne, Mich., and graduated from JE Murphy High School in Hurley, Wis., on May 25, 1962.
The funeral for Walter W. Treichel will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rochester, with Pastor Stephen Meyer officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, New Ulm, Minn.
Mr. Treichel, 92, of Rochester, died Monday, May 8, at Saint Marys Hospital.
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota homeowner who killed a fleeing intruder won't go to prison and could stay out of jail under a plea deal.
Sixty-five-year-old David Pettersen, who lives near the town of Madelia, shot Nicolas Embertson on Jan. 28 as the 19-year-old from Madelia and two of his friends drove off after a failed home invasion.
Pettersen was charged with manslaughter but pleaded guilty in Watonwan County District Court this week to a lesser charge of discharging a firearm.
Dale Madsen, 84, of Essig, Minn., died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police said at least 10,000 Minnesotans marched in St. Paul to show their support for science, joining with people around the world in support of scientific freedom without political interference.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota diocese filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, the 14th nationwide and third in the state to do so in the face of mounting claims of sexual abuse by clergy.
Hazmat team cleaning up mercury spill in New Ulm
NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — A hazardous materials team is cleaning up a mercury spill in New Ulm.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the spill was reported Tuesday. A waste hauler had noticed the mercury spill in a dumpster and alerted authorities.
Authorities believe the property owner removed about two gallons of mercury from a garage and disposed of it in the trash. About one gallon spilled in the dumpster.
Confession time: I have never been a big fan of hockey.
This may come as a shock to those who were born and raised in the Hockey Capital of America, but hockey is not a big deal in most of the other Midwestern states.
Growing up in Iowa, hockey was always an afterthought. That's just the way it is.
NEW ULM - The Planning Commission tonight will consider an application for an apartment on the first floor of the former Tauschek Grocery Store building at 526 S. Minnesota St.
The application comes from Kevin and Deborah Oliva.
The second floor of the building is used for residential purposes. The use of the first floor will convert the building into a duplex.
NEW ULM - High demand and low supply are driving up the prices of homes in New Ulm, and increasing supply will not be easy.
The average home sale price in New Ulm is coming out of a dip, according to data gathered by the Brown County Assessor's Office.
Ten years ago, the average price of a home was about $127,000. In 2008 it began dropping. By 2009 the price was at $115,953. The market hit its lowest average in 2011 at $114,547.
NEW ULM - As the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches, Martin Luther College (MLC) presents an opportunity to learn about Martin Luther's approach to music.
Dr. Carl Schalk will give a talk titled "Luther on Music After 500 Years: Paradigms of Praise Revisited" at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the college auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public.
NEW ULM - After seven months without power, the lights are back on at State Street Theater.
The theater has been without power since April, after developers of the adjacent lot failed to make on-time utility payments.
Last year, the former District 88 Middle School building complex was rezoned and divided into two lots. One was sold to developer CentraSota, to develop into apartment units. The other belongs to the State Street Theater Company (SSTC) and consists of the theater and auditorium.
NEW ULM - New Ulm Cathedral was greeted by an aggressive St. Clair squad Tuesday Night when it fell in its girl's basketball season opener 50-43.
Cathedral was led by forward Becca Schwarz, who scored 11 points and added two blocks. Also for Cathedral, Jenna Helget scored seven points and had eight rebounds, while Nicole Gangelhoff scored six points.
MVL 65, LCWM 41
LAKE CRYSTAL - Minnesota Valley Lutheran defeated Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 65-41 in a nonconference girls basketball game.
MVL was leaders were Maddie Spurgin who scored 21 points and had nine rebounds, Brittany Sanders who scored 18 points and had seven steals, and Haley Birkholz with 10 rebounds.
Lakesha Carter led LCWM scoring 15 points.
MVL (1-0) hosts Springfield on Friday at 7:30 p.m. LCWM (0-1) plays at LeSeuer-Henderson on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
NEW ULM - The New Ulm girl's hockey needed almost all of regulation, scoring with five minutes left in the third period, as it defeated St. Peter/LeSueur-Henderson/Tri-City United Tuesday night in a Big South Conference battle.
In the first period the Eagles kept the Bulldogs from getting a shot on goal while delivering 25 shots of their own.
NEW ULM - Rochester Lourdes scored three third-period goals - the last one coming off of the stick of Tucker Chapman with just eight seconds left in the game - as Lourdes topped New Ulm 3-2 Tuesday night in non-conference boy's hockey at the New Ulm Civic Center.
Nate Miller and freshman Glavine Schugel tallied the New Ulm goals. Brandon Mehlhop, Max Heiderscheidt and Cole Wellmann recorded assists for the Eagles.
New Ulm goalie Jack Raymond stopped 24 of 27 Lourdes shots.
The date was set Tuesday in Brown County District Court.
NEW ULM -An omnibus hearing for a 28-year-old New Ulm man facing charges of felony third-degree murder, third-degree aiding and abetting narcotic drug sale, and third-degree narcotic drug sale conspiracy was set for Jan. 10, 2017.