Brown County election officials have identified and are addressing a processing error where some mail ballot voters received balloting materials with mismatched outgoing and signature envelopes for the August 13 State Primary Election.  Out of an abundance of caution, it was decided to direct our print vendor to send replacement balloting materials to all mail ballot voters to preserve data integrity and ensure a fair election.   Mail ballot voters must use the replacement ballot, signature envelope and return envelope and return their ballot to the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2024, for their vote to count.  Downloadable Press Release

Groundwater

Groundwater Management EESAAccording to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Groundwater supplies approximately 75 percent of Minnesota's drinking water and nearly 90 percent of the water used for agricultural irrigation. There is one hundred times more groundwater than the quantity of surface water in all of the world's rivers and lakes.

A County Geologic Atlas (CGA) provides information about the geology and groundwater resources of a county, including the groundwater quality, quantity, and sensitivity to pollution. The Atlas is divided into two parts (A & B).  Part A is produced by the Minnesota Geological Survey, which includes the geology, geologic layering, sand distribution, bedrock surface, and depth to bedrock for a specific county. The DNR produces the Part B atlas, which includes maps and reports identifying the direction of groundwater flow, aquifer properties, groundwater chemistry, and pollution sensitivity of aquifers.

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Located on the 2nd floor of the Brown County Courthouse

14 S State St,
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 233-6640
Fax: (507) 233-6643

Email:
Robert Santaella - Zoning Administrator, Solid Waste Officer

Amanda Lang- Asst. Zoning Administrator, Septic, Feedlot Officer

Allison Kletscher - Environmental Specialist

Shawn Stoermann - Emergency Manager

Jaden Sandgren - Zoning Specialist -Feedlot Officer

Patty Zupfer - Office Support Specialist

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