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Brown County is located in the south central part of Minnesota, approximately 100 miles southwest of the Twin Cities.  Brown County has a population of 25,893 with New Ulm as the largest city and county seat.  The county is mostly agricultural, but also has many industrial and commercial businesses.

Brown County was officially organized by the U.S. Territorial Legislature on February 18, 1856 and is named after territorial councilor Joseph Renshaw Brown.  The earliest pioneers included Germans, Norwegians, English, Irish, Luxembourgers, and Danes.  Brown County is very proud of its historic roots and you will find history celebrated wherever you go.

Brown County has much to offer for recreation, community events, and business opportunities.  Enjoy camping in Flandrau State Park and Lake Hanska County Park, canoeing down the Minnesota and Cottonwood Rivers, visit historic Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm, attend some of the many community festivals including the Syttende Mai celebration (Norwegian Constitution Day) in Hanska, or check out some local history at the Brown County Historical Society Museum in New Ulm or the Depot Museum in Sleepy Eye.  Whether you are here to work or play, Brown County is the place to be!

Upcoming Events

19 Mar 2019;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Commissioner Meeting
26 Mar 2019;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Commissioner Meeting
02 Apr 2019;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Commissioner Meeting
02 Apr 2019;
10:30AM -
Notice of Hearing for Redetermination of County Ditch 12
05 Apr 2019;
08:00AM - 04:30PM
Application Deadline For Commission Meeting
09 Apr 2019;
09:00AM -
Planning Commission Meeting
09 Apr 2019;
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Milford Township - Local Board of Review
09 Apr 2019;
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Sigel Township - Local Board of Review
09 Apr 2019;
11:00AM -
Cottonwood Township - Local Board of Review
10 Apr 2019;
09:30AM - 10:30AM
North Star Township - Local Board of Review
10 Apr 2019;
10:30AM -
Stately Township - Local Board of Review
10 Apr 2019;
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Burnstown Township - Local Board of Review
10 Apr 2019;
02:00PM -
Bashaw Township - Local Board of Review
11 Apr 2019;
08:15AM - 09:00AM
Open Book- Hanska - Local Board of Review
11 Apr 2019;
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Albin Township - Local Board of Review

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Contact

Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm (most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.

 

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