Emergency Preparation & Response

COVID-19 Information

If you have any concerns or questions concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Please call the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Hotline at: (651) 201-3920

Brown County Emergency Management & Brown County Public Health are dedicated to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any disaster whether it is natural, man-made or an act of terrorism through education, training and exercising.

Emergency preparation & response is the responsibility of the Brown County Emergency Management Office and Brown County Public Health. Together they are responsible for developing and maintaining the county Emergency Operations Plans (EOP), five-year training and exercise plans, and the Hazard Mitigation Plan. They work with multiple representatives from our community including first responders, health care professionals, educators, non-profit agencies, volunteer organizations, businesses and more to establish the EOP and relationships among community members throughout Brown County.

A Brown County Emergency Management Coalition, which is a county-wide committee of community stakeholders, has been developed and meets on a quarterly basis to discuss many different topics effecting Brown County and its residents.

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For more information on how to better prepare for an emergency for yourself, your family or your business, please look at our links to various organizations that provide preparedness training and help before, during and after an adverse event occurs.

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Contact Emergency Management

Laine Sletta
EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6644

Robert Santaella
Asst. EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6642

Shawn Stoermann
Emergency Manager
Phone: (507) 233-6852

Karen Moritz
Public Health Director
(507) 233-6809

Michelle Steinbeisser
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(507) 233-6813

Upcoming Events

21 Jun 2021;
07:00PM - 10:00PM
County Board of Review
22 Jun 2021;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Brown County Commissioner Meeting
22 Jun 2021;
01:00PM - 05:00PM
County Board of Review (Continued, if needed)
24 Jun 2021;
02:30PM - 05:20PM
Vaccination Clinic - New Ulm
26 Jun 2021;
10:00AM - 03:00PM
Vaccination Clinic - Springfield
26 Jun 2021;
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Vaccination Clinic - Springfield
01 Jul 2021;
02:30PM - 05:20PM
Vaccination Clinic - New Ulm
05 Jul 2021;
Independence Day (Observed)
08 Jul 2021;
02:30PM - 05:20PM
Vaccination Clinic - New Ulm
13 Jul 2021;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Brown County Commissioner Meeting
14 Jul 2021;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Planning Commission Meeting
15 Jul 2021;
02:30PM - 05:20PM
Vaccination Clinic - New Ulm



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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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