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Hockey players decorate

Members of the New Ulm Girls Hockey Association Ava Brennan (left), Mya Hornick (center) and Ashley Schaefer decorate a Christmas tree at Frandsen Bank with gloves, mittens and hats. This tree was sponsored by the Women’s Literary Club. On Friday, Dec. 14, members of the Sertoma Club will ...

Holiday readiness

New Ulm Public Utilities linemen Eric Henderson, left, and Scott Schneider connect garland and power cords to guidewires on Minnesota Street in downtown New Ulm, Monday. The Parade of Lights begins on Minnesota Street at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23.

NUEA helps decorate downtown

Submitted photo Members of the New Ulm Education Association help trim and setup 65 trees to decorate the downtown. Front Row: Michelle Hopp, Amy Maudal, Anita Weir, April Lewandowski, Alex Weis, Amber Gremmels, Kevin Maudal, Chris Kral, Steve Foley, Staci Foley, & Angela Hoek Back row: ...

Coats for Kids donation

Evy Olson, president of the New Ulm Rotary Club, delivered 150 warm hats and 150 pairs of gloves and mittens to Lisa Toltzman of the New Ulm Kiwanis Club for the Kiwanis Coats for Kids program. The hats and mittens will be delivered along with the coats the Kiwanis Club delivers to kids to help ...

German Park amphitheater on council agenda

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council will decide whether to move forward with the German Park Amphitheater replacement. The council’s agenda includes a motion to prepare a request for proposals for replacement of the outdoor performing arts center (amphitheater) in German Park. During ...

Board considers grant for farm care packages

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider approval of a Brown County Public Health application for and acceptance of a $2,000 Allina Health grant for the Mental Health and Wellness Action Team Tuesday. The Mental Health and Wellness Action Team, led by Brown County Public Health ...

Author Jill Kalz to present at library

NEW ULM — Author Jill Kalz will discuss The Winter Bees, her new collection of short stories based in rural southern Minnesota, at the library on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. Kalz has published poetry in the Nebraska Review, the Ohio Review, Cream City Review, and other magazines. Her ...

Inspecting the garland guidewires

Linemen from the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission inspect the guidewires in advance of placing the holiday garlands. The garlands are typically hung the Monday before Thanksgiving.

Gliding through with grace, style

NEW ULM — The second day of the New Ulm figure skating competition glided through with grace and style. The two-day fall figure skating event featured around 180 skaters from over 10 skating clubs in Minnesota and South Dakota. The majority of New Ulm’s Figure Skating Club competed, but ...

Polka Party warms up dancers

NEW ULM — Despite the early winter weather, close to 200 polka enthusiasts attended KNUJ’s fall Polka Party at Turner Hall. The Polka Party is a twice-a-year tradition. Jim Bartels said they sponsor a spring dance in April and a fall dance the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The Leon Olsen ...

Skaters hitting the ice in New Ulm Fall Festival

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Figure Skating Club hosted the 22nd annual Fall Festival Competition, Saturday. The two day figure skating event featured around 180 skaters from eight skating clubs in Minnesota and South Dakota. In addition to New Ulm, clubs from Brookings, Hutchinson, Sioux Falls, ...

MVL honors “Spirit of MVL” award winners

NEW ULM—The Spirit of Minnesota Valley Lutheran Recognition Reception and Fundraising Gala was held Saturday at the New Ulm Convention Center. Each year since 2008 MVL has honored people associated with the school. This year in honor of MVL’s 40th school year, the school chose to honor ...

Workshop shares ideas for decorating for holidays

NEW ULM — With Thanksgiving less than a week away and the holiday season in full swing, Inspired held a series of decorating workshops this week. In the Brown County Museum Annex, Inspired employees Sharon Hubly and Rita Schugel gave simple do it yourself instruction for decorating space ...

SE woman charged with false crime report

SLEEPY EYE — A 38-year-old Sleepy Eye woman faces a misdemeanor falsely reporting a crime charge after initially telling police she was robbed by a man in a look-alike police car Oct. 28. The charge was filed in Brown County District Court Thursday against Nicole M. Domeier, 713 Maple St. ...

Peyton Blickem wins Lions Peace Poster Contest

NEW ULM — Peyton Blickem, a 6th grade student at New Ulm Public Middle School, has won 1st place in the local competition of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Lions Club of New Ulm. Peyton received $50 in Chamber Dollars for her first place entry. Addison Hage ...

MnDOT gives update on road construction

NEW ULM — Road construction was the hot topic at the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce’s Hot Topic Lunch. MnDOT representative Todd Kjolstad gave an update on the Hwy 14/15 interchange construction and answered questions from the public. Kjolstad began his talk by explaining some of the ...

Randy and Carol Schroeder to receive Service to Ag Award

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Farm City Hub Club is presenting its Services to Agriculture award this year to Randy and Carol Schroeder of rural Morgan. Five past award recipients informed the Schroeders of the honor when they visited Frandsen Bank where Randy is a vice president on Tuesday this ...

UP pledges to State Street Theater

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt United Prairie Bank (UPB) of New Ulm has pledged $5,000 to the capital campaign of the State Street Theater Co. UPB President Mark Petersen said the bank is “grateful to the theater volunteers for staying the course and making the effort to steward not only ...

Iowa man gets 120 days in jail for bar assault

NEW ULM — A 56-year-old Sioux City, Iowa man accused of hitting a New Ulm man in the head with a beer stein at the B&L Bar in early 2017, was sentenced to five years probation and 120 days in jail Friday. Jeffrey L. Martindale was originally charged with two counts of felony assault ...

Jaycees collecting for Christmas Baskets

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Jaycees are now collecting for their annual Christmas Basket Fund Drive. The Jaycees will be assembling and delivering baskets of food for over 100 local families. Monetary donations can be sent to: New Ulm Jaycees, P.O. Box 331, New Ulm, MN 56073

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