Win a Mtn Dew Fishing Boat

By |2020-07-03T11:23:20-05:00June 5th, 2020|

We've teamed up with Mountain Dew and La Canne's Marine, Inc. to bring you a chance to win a 2020 Alumacraft Classic 165 CS fishing boat with 60 HP Evinrude motor and trailer package! That's a Grand Prize with a value of $20,000! Enter at any of the retailers listed below (see specific dates) for your chance to win AND join us during a live radio broadcast for more chances to win, enjoy free samples, and score a Mtn Dew Swag Bag full of apparel, product, and accessories. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Mountain Dew has the boat at La Canne’s Marine for the Independence [...]

Things I’ve Noticed

By |2020-03-09T07:38:39-05:00March 9th, 2020|

Not a lot of a crowd at Playoff Maverick Hockey this weekend, but it was also 60 degrees, BockFest and State Hockey weekend. Two-year-old girls are very demanding, my niece visited me for the weekend and everything was: "let me see, I want to, I'll do, I can!" Smoked Pork Butt smells amazing in 65-degree temps, an amazing weekend in front of the smoker/grill. Sunshine and 65... Coronavirus isn't stopping Minnesotans! What a great weekend. - Stunt Monkey

New Ulm garage a total loss after lawnmower sparks fire

By |2018-08-03T14:10:00-05:00August 3rd, 2018|

No one was injured after a lawnmower started a garage fire in New Ulm. The New Ulm Fire Department responded to the fire on Friday morning around 10:32 a.m. at 827 South Valley Street. When crews arrived, they found the garage fully engulfed in flames. The garage and all of the contents inside were a total loss and Officials say neighboring garages sustained heat damage. Electric companies were also dispatched to the scene due to damage to overhead lines and poles.

Man killed in motorcycle accident south of New Ulm

By |2018-07-22T05:54:45-05:00July 22nd, 2018|

A motorcyclist was killed in an accident south of New Ulm on Saturday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol reports 62-year David Leo Fleck from New Ulm was traveling northbound on Highway 15 when he lost control of the motorcycle and was thrown from the bike as it crossed the lane of traffic into the east ditch. The accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. near the intersection with 190th Avenue.   

New Ulm companies to merge

By |2018-06-07T12:27:22-05:00June 7th, 2018|

Two New Ulm companies that specialize in business services and supplies are merging. Kemske Printing and Paper Company is joining with River Bend Business Products, combining 140 years of experience and over 3,500 customers. The new company will be called: Kemske's, A River Bend Business Products Company. The business will be located at 203 North Minnesota Street in New Ulm, the current site of River Bend Business Products.

911 services restored in Brown County after outage on Monday

By |2018-06-04T14:10:31-05:00June 4th, 2018|

The Brown County Sheriff's Office reports that 9-1-1 landline service has been completely restored to five area communities. Shortly after 11 a.m., Officials reported an outage had occurred in Sleepy Eye, New Ulm, Hanska, Springfield and Sanborn areas.  The issue didn't affect cell phones. Telephone providers worked on the situation and services were fully restored around 1:30 p.m.

Opening of Hermann Monument in New Ulm delayed while officials conduct assessment

By |2018-05-09T12:44:32-05:00May 9th, 2018|

The opening of the Hermann Monument for the season has been delayed as New Ulm officials work to conduct an assessment study and safety review of the structure.  The monument typically opens on weekends in May, but that has been postponed while a comprehensive historic building conditions assessment and report is done. The City has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and is beginning the first phase of the monuments restoration. The study is said to provide details on the future scope of work and restoration plan. Once the Hermann Monument is deemed safe, the [...]

New Ulm man airlifted to Minneapolis following accident on Highway 14

By |2018-05-02T13:25:10-05:00May 2nd, 2018|

A New Ulm man was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center following an accident Wednesday morning on Highway 14 in New Ulm. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 34-year old Gary Lee Lienig was stopped on County Road 37 when he went to make a left turn on westbound Highway 14 shortly before 8 a.m. A semi traveling eastbound on Highway 14 failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the Ford truck that Lienig was driving. Lienig reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was initially taken to the New Ulm Hospital before being flown to Minneapolis. The driver [...]

Johnson backs border-to-border broadband bill

By |2018-04-26T12:29:43-05:00April 26th, 2018|

A local lawmaker has signed on to bill that would establish a 51-million dollar grant program that would help establish border-to-border broadband in Minnesota. House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato) says he met with New Ulm Telecom and West Central Telephone to discuss the issue on Wednesday. "These folks are able to access federal money, but they also need the state money combined with that, along with their own efforts. It really is a nice kind of public, private partnership, slowly but surly expanding broadband. So, I think I've been a co-author on those bills ever since I've been here." State [...]

Area School Districts still struggling with gap in funding to provide special education

By |2018-04-17T17:16:21-05:00April 17th, 2018|

Officials say the special education funding system in Minnesota is not keeping pace with rising cost to provide mandated services, resulting in major gaps in revenue and expenditures for many local districts. Special Education doesn't come cheaply, which is why the federal government in the 1970's mandated that 40-percent of the additional cost be funded, but it has never lived up to that threshold. ISD 77 Superintendent, Sheri Allen. As for the gap in the Mankato District, Special Education is underfunded by 5.9-million dollars a year due to only receiving 18-percent to cover costs, according to Superintendent Sheri Allen. [...]

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