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Disturbing game of “Rape Tag” has school administrators taking action

February 2, 2012 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – A disturbing game at recess is capturing the attention of administrators, parents, and children. It’s called rape tag. The New Ulm school district says some students were playing it during a recent recess. Continue Reading

B&Bs not part of many Minnesota cities’ fire inspections

August 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota law does not require local fire officials to regularly inspect B&Bs — and in seven of nine cities contacted by the Star Tribune, fire marshals and inspectors don’t. One of the exceptions is New Ulm, where fire killed six people at a bed-and-breakfast. Continue Reading

Cause released in New Ulm fatal fire

July 25, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) Burning candles left unattended caused a fire that killed six people at a southern Minnesota inn, investigators said Monday.
The fire at the Bohemian bed and breakfast in New Ulm on July 2 was ruled accidental, the New Ulm Fire Department said.
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New Ulm fire ruled accident

July 25, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEW ULM The New Ulm Fire Department Monday an-nounced the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast fire in New Ulm has been ruled accidental.
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Suspected explosives closed Brown County road

June 27, 2011 in INFORUM

NEW ULM, Minn. A bomb squad was called to investigate the contents of two military surplus bags, closing a Brown County road for about an hour near New Ulm.
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Vet finds brother’s grave at Arlington

May 6, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON World War II veteran John Arsers was a man on a mission when the buses pulled up alongside the Memorial Amphitheater at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Friday afternoon, April 29, in Arlington National Cemetery.
The New Ulm man had a hand-drawn map and a grave number marking the spot in Section 48 where his older brother and fellow World War II veteran, William Arsers, was buried nearly five years ago. Continue Reading

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New Ulm building berm against Minnesota River

March 22, 2011 in INFORUM

NEW ULM, Minn. New Ulm is building a berm to protect itself against the Minnesota River. Continue Reading

Court dismisses fraud claim against Twin Cities diocese

September 1, 2010 in Duluth News Tribune

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has thrown out a lawsuit by four women who say they were abused as children by a New Ulm priest. Continue Reading

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Sheep allowed as mowers in New Ulm, Minn., industrial areas

June 3, 2010 in INFORUM

NEW ULM, Minn. — The owner of an auto salvage business in New Ulm has found a natural way to control weeds growing in his junkyard: sheep.

The Mankato Free Press reports that the New Ulm City Council unanimously repealed its in-town sheep ban on Tuesday after years of requests by Southside Auto Salvage owner Mike Lang. Starting next month, sheep will be allowed to graze in fenced areas around industrial zones. Continue reading…

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