Marinda "Mindy" Kimmel is a New Ulm native and the 6th generation in her family to live in Brown County. Her great great great grandfather settled in North Star Township in the 1870s. Mindy knew at a young age that she had a passion for helping others in the community. After graduating from New Ulm High School in 2003 she moved to Duluth to attend the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). At UMD she completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin Superior with a Master of Science in Education in Community Counseling. She began her career in mental health which grew to include helping clients find common ground in conflicts and being a voice for the under served. Mindy returned to New Ulm in 2014 in order to live closer to her family and continues to provide counseling as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and teaches yoga classes.
Mindy Kimmel ran a campaign in 2018 and knows the work is not done. She won’t let one defeat prevent her from being the voice her community needs. She seeks common ground solutions for the challenges rural communities face.
Rural economic issues are preventing our community from thriving.
Ensuring equal access to healthcare that keeps people healthy, regardless of income, and provides elders with adequate care
Funding long-term transportation expansions that increase safety and accessibility, including Hwy 14
Establishing rural broadband to support rural families and farmers
Investing in preschool and K-12 education
Affordable housing and child care
Mindy is our voice for Greater Minnesota.