Local News

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Minnesota Human Services Assistant Commissioner Jim Koppel (right) helps Lilly Hall, 4, (left) paste spots onto her paperbag giraffe during a visit Thursday to the Cougar Cub Child Care Center in Franklin.

DHS official’s visit highlights childcare needs in Minnesota

FRANKLIN — Minnesota’s Human Services Assistant Commissioner Jim Koppel visited a new childcare center in Franklin to celebrate a success that he’s like to see repeated around the state. Koppel visited the 6-month-old Cougar Cub Child Care Center to emphasize the challenges facing ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Student-actors pose onstage in costume for “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors” at The Grand Kabaret. Pictured left to right: Hannah Larson (casting director), Dan Lindquist (Roger), Abigail Allen (Catherine), Katlyn Sarkar (Maria), Evon Sprenger (Joe Romano) Wyatt Zuhlsdorf (Charles Feingold), Caitlyn Drill (Edmund), Kayla Rose Adema (agent) and Nick Schultz (Martin).

Grand hosting ‘Night of One-Acts’

NEW ULM — Enjoy a bit of Schadenfreude this weekend with student-actors at The Grand Kabaret. The When Things Go Wrong Night of One-Acts presents three one-act plays about unfortunate experiences. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, July 21 and 22, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July ...

Family Night on the Dairy Farm July 27 at Hoffman Dairy Farm

NEW ULM — Join the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club for a night of free family fun at the 2017 Family Night at the Dairy Farm. This event, put on every other year by the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club, is set for Thursday, July 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Steve and Kerry Hoffman Farm, 18868 140th ...

Highway Department to de-activate Sleepy Eye stoplights

SLEEPY EYE — Motorists on Highway 14 in Sleepy Eye will no longer need to stop at the intersection with 1st Avenue after Aug. 7. However, cross traffic on 1st Avenue will need to comply with a stop sign before entering the intersection, when it is clear. The evaluation and proposed ...

Submitted photo
Pictured left to right on a tour stop at the New Ulm Community Market and Co-op’s new summer space are back row: Derek Hersch, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation; Virginia Suker-Moldan, Turner Hall; Kelly Kunkel, University of Minnesota Extension Mankato Regional Office; Laura Schmidt; Hy-Vee; Joey Schugel, New Ulm Park and Recreation; Amanda Groebner, New Ulm Market and Co-op; front row: Jen Maurer, New Ulm Medical Center; Jenny Beaudette, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation; Melissa Hoffman, Brown County Public Health; Michael Dahl, director of the MN Food Charter Network; and Karyn Clemons, New Ulm Market and Co-op. The team also toured the greenhouse and kitchen facilities at New Ulm High School, the New Ulm Food Shelf, the Community Garden, Turner Hall, Lutheran Social Services Senior Center, Martin Luther College and Topher Jacobsen’s aquaponics facility. The team will use the insights from the tour to develop a strategic plan for the food environment in New Ulm.

HONU Food Action Team takes local food tour

NEW ULM — The Heart of New Ulm Project’s Food Environment Action Team, accompanied by the director of the MN Food Charter Network, participated in a tour of various New Ulm food venues on July 19. The purpose of the tour was to determine the strengths of the food environment in the ...

Dist. 84 board OKs leave of absence request

SLEEPY EYE — After discussion Wednesday, the District 84 Board of Education approved a resignation and a one-year leave of absence request by kindergarten teacher Trent Weicherding. Superintendent John Cselovszki said Weicherding accepted an ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) position ...

“CARE” documentary to be shown Aug. 1

NEW ULM — MN Voices: Marching Forward in New Ulm is hosting a screening of “CARE,” a documentary about home based care for the elderly. The showing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at New Ulm Public Library, basement meeting room. The presentation is free and open to the ...

Johnson

Madelia man gets 25 years in prison

ST. JAMES — A 68-year-old Madelia man convicted of two counts of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct and possessing pornographic work was sentenced to 25 years in prison in Watonwan County District Court Tuesday. Leslie P. Johnson was sentenced to 300 months at the St. Cloud ...

Eric Torgusen

New Ulm rapper releasing first CD Saturday

MANKATO — A New Ulm local is dropping his first album this weekend in Mankato. Eric Torgusen who raps under the moniker Bknown, (pronounced be-known) will be releasing his first album “Known For Something,” Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. in the What’s Up Lounge (701 N. Riverfront Dr., ...

A white SUV plows through a puddle on Broadway Ave. and 6th St. N. that covered virtually the entire southbound lane after a bout of heavy rain Wednesday. A total of .44 inches fell in a matter of minutes, overwhelming the storm sewer drains. The severe thunderstorm spawned a tornado warning about 2:45 p.m. when weather radar spotted a tornado-like rotation. No funnel was seen but high winds caused some damage as the brunt of the storm swept through southern Brown County. The County Sheriff’s office reported a semi-truck was overturned by wind at the intersection of County Roads 8 and 18. It was pulling an empty hog trailer. Trees were damaged and downed northwest of Comfrey at the intersection of Co Roads 21 and 3. A power pole was damaged along 320th Avenue in Mulligan Township. Damage was also reported to farm fields around the county.

Rain came hard and fast

A white SUV plows through a puddle on Broadway Ave. and 6th St. N. that covered virtually the entire southbound lane after a bout of heavy rain Wednesday. A total of .44 inches fell in a matter of minutes, overwhelming the storm sewer drains. The severe thunderstorm spawned a tornado warning ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Winthrop World War II veteran and Good Samaritan Society-Winthrop nursing home resident Dr. Ray Broz will celebrate his 98th birthday July 22. He plans to spend Saturday night having a birthday dinner with his family.

Dr. Broz to celebrate 98th birthday Saturday

WINTHROP — A decorated World War II veteran and medical doctor who wrote a book about his wife and marriage will celebrate his 98th birthday with his family Saturday night. Dr. Raymond Broz, a resident of the Good Samaritan nursing home in Winthrop, formerly lived at Ridgeway on German in ...

Submitted photo
Grant Recipients Back Row: Kate Denney, Homelessness Project; Trudy Beranek, New Ulm Area Concert Assn.; Stacy Merkel, Network New Ulm Youth; Peter Roufs, Lafayette Charter School; 2nd Row: Marnie Leist, Brown County Historical Society; Christina Miller, Turner Hall; Nancy Wichmann, Kids X-Cel; Sheldon Reike, Healthy Community Healthy Youth; Third Row: Shannon Hillesheim, Network New Ulm Youth; Paula Anderson, New Ulm Suzuki School of Music; George Glotzbach, Hermann Monument Society; Front Row: Robert Wise,  Grants Chairman; Jeff Braegelmann, Director NUAF; Seth Vissar, Bavarian Blast;  Virginia Suker Molden, Turner Hall;  Kristy Paulson, Bavarian Blast;  Kari Berans, Pro Kinship for Kids; Anne Makepeace, Grand Center for Arts and Culture; Dan Hoisington, Turner Hall;  Mike Boyle, Director NUAF; Bill Otis, Director NUAF.

New Ulm Foundation presents Spring grants

NEW ULM — Bob Wise, Chairman of the Grants Committee of the New Ulm Area Foundation (NUAF), recently announced the grants awarded for the Spring 2017 grant cycle at a ceremony held at the Grand Center for Arts and Culture in New Ulm. All grant applications are reviewed by the committee and ...

Wednesday’s storm wreak havoc on much of the county and caused the delay or rescheduling of several events, including the New Ulm Municipal Band concert series. The Municipal Band was scheduled to play a concert in German Park Wednesday night, but the storm forced them to relocate to the Community Center. The storm had long passed by the time the band hit the stage but German Park lawn was too wet to continue. The Municipal Band will return to German next Wednesday, July 26.

Band plays on – inside

Wednesday’s storm wreak havoc on much of the county and caused the delay or rescheduling of several events, including the New Ulm Municipal Band concert series. The Municipal Band was scheduled to play a concert in German Park Wednesday night, but the storm forced them to relocate to the ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Eden Isaksson, 9, (left) delivered a bouquet to Marcella Steuber (right) Tuesday at Ridgeway on German St. Isaksson was a volunteer for the Teleflora Make Someone Smile Week organized by A to Zinnia Florals & Gifts.

Florists deliver smiles to seniors

NEW ULM — Volunteers wearing black aprons and friendly faces delivered bouquets in smiley-faced mugs to seniors Tuesday. The deliveries to both Ridgeway Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities were the first of 826 bouquets to be delivered, A to Zinnia Florals & Gifts Owner Heather ...

Council OKs Industrial Park expansion

NEW ULM — A 44-acre expansion to New Ulm’s industrial park was approved at Tuesday’s New Ulm City Council meeting. The city council authorized the signing of a purchase agreement for 43.94 acres of additional land in the Airport Industrial Park. This land is adjacent to Wal-Mart and is ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
A dozen Civil Air Patrol Cadets from across the country take a break from classes on learning how to fly gliders at the New Ulm Airport Tuesday. Cadets have the option of attending a course focused on powered flight in Mankato or one focused on glider flight. Cadets may log up to 20 hours of flight time and solo if they demonstrate proficiency.

Cadets learn to fly gliders at NU Airport

NEW ULM — A dozen Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadets are learning to fly gliders at the New Ulm Airport this week. A week-long North Central Region flight academy for motorized flight is held each summer in Mankato. Cadets, ranging in age from 12 to 20, can attend motorized airplane or glider ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper spoke at the New Ulm Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday.

DHS commissioner talks about ACA repeal impact on state

NEW ULM — Minnesota’s Commissioner of the Department of Human Services (DHS), Emily Piper, visited New Ulm Tuesday and spoke with the Rotary Club over lunch. Piper gave an overview of her department and addressed the efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the impact on ...

SE man faces felony threats of violence charge

SLEEPY EYE — Law enforcement is looking for a 35-year-old Sleepy Eye man who has been charged in Brown County District Court with making threats in a July 14 altercation. According to court documents, Sleepy Eye Police were sent to a disturbance at 321 Walnut St. S.E. on July 14. At the ...

The Sellner kids, Ava and Carson, of Sleepy Eye keep cool Monday afternoon at the Washington Park wading pool. Pool admission is free at Lincoln and Washington Parks to children eight years old and under from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily through Aug. 20. Pools are closed if the temperature does not reach 72 degrees.

Keepin’ cool

The Sellner kids, Ava and Carson, of Sleepy Eye keep cool Monday afternoon at the Washington Park wading pool. Pool admission is free at Lincoln and Washington Parks to children eight years old and under from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily through Aug. 20. Pools are closed if the temperature does not ...

Council to consider industrial park land purchase

NEW ULM — By the end of the year New Ulm could see a nearly 44 acre expansion its industrial park. Tuesday evening (July 18) the New Ulm City Council will consider approving a purchase agreement for 43.94 acres of additional land in the Airport Industrial Park. This land is adjacent to ...

0 0items

Your shopping cart is empty.

Items/Products added to Cart will show here.