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Lego learning teaches kids mechanical concepts

NEW ULM — Levers and pulleys and gears — oh my. Children ages six through 12 worked with Legos to build cranes, bridges and conveyor belts in a New Ulm Community Education class hosted by Sheila Rahn at Washington Learning Center Tuesday. Rahn, of Bee Smart Learning, said she travels to ...

Council to consider crossing conditions

NEW ULM — Tuesday’s New Ulm City Council meeting will include an update on railroad crossing conditions in New Ulm and efforts to make improvements. The conditions of the roadway at railroad crossings has been a city concern for years. According to city staff emails, the city has ...

Civil Air Patrol Cadets get stick time

NEW ULM — A dozen Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadets from across the country are getting glider stick (flying) time at the New Ulm Municipal Airport this week. The week-long North Central Region flight academy includes motorized flight at the Mankato Airport and glider flight at New Ulm. Cadets ...

Honor Roll: New Ulm High School

New Ulm High School has released its honor roll for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year: Grade 9 Highest Honors Marcarious Amoah, Paige Frederick, Isaac Gieseke, Natalie Hacker, Logan Kletscher, Makenna Lang, Anna Lee, Jacob Martinka, Riley Merkel, Kylee Nosbush, Makiah Otto, ...

Winthrop Fun Fest

(Above) Just For Kix dancers perform at the Winthrop Farm City Fun Fest Great Parade Sunday. At left, Hula Hoop Handlers entertained the crowd.

State Qualifier competitors

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Kenny Olson (22) of Zimmerman and Evan “Tomahawk” Meier compete in the 14-year-old Expert class at the Gold Cup & State Qualifier at the River Valley BMX track Sunday. See more photos on cu.nujournal.com.

New Ulm Lions present Helen Keller Sight Awards

NEW ULM — Past District Governor Lion LeRoy Levorson and Lion Mary Jo Levorson were each presented with their second, or Progressive, Helen Keller Sight Awards at the Lions Club of New Ulm’s June 13th meeting. Lion LeRoy has served 6 years as a Trustee for the Minnesota Lions Vision ...

Nicollet Co. commissioners OK TH 111/22 rehab project

ST. PETER — Nicollet County commissioners agreed to proceed with three Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) intersection lighting agreements for the TH 111/22 2020 Rehabilitation Project July 9. The state highway department will pay for the initial installation of the lighting ...

Narren celebrate 30 years of making smiles

NEW ULM — The Narren of New Ulm celebrated their 30th birthday in a most appropriate way Saturday, a story-time party with children. Dozens of people participated in story time with the Narren at the New Ulm Public Library. The Narren made crafts, read stories and danced with youth with ...

‘Just say no to scams’ advises Sibley Co. deputy

WINTHROP — “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” Sibley County Chief Deputy Jeremy Templin said at a presentation about how to protect yourself from scams at the Winthrop Farm City Fun Fest Saturday. Templin said consumers can avoid scams by knowing how to recognize them, ...

MnDOT shares good, bad news on NU Gateway project

MANKATO — High water levels on the Minnesota River at New Ulm have halted work this summer on the new river bridge that is part of the New Ulm Gateway (Highway 14/15) project. Construction on the Minnesota River bridge experienced delays in 2018 due to high river levels. Work stopped in ...

100 years of women voting featured in latest exhibit at The Grand

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture held an opening reception for its new exhibit “A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota” in the Four Pillars Gallery Friday. The exhibit, hosted by League of Women Voters Minnesota, features Minnesota’s suffrage ...

In New Ulm Cemetery the Poppies Grow

Photo courtesy of George Glotzbach The new Poppy Garden in New Ulm’s City Cemetery is now in full bloom. Since November of 1918 the poppy has been a national symbol of remembrance for those who fought and died in World War 1. These bright red flowers overlook the cemetery’s Soldiers Rest ...

Hermann Hillside panel comes to agreement on stone for project

NEW ULM — To bevel or not to bevel, that was one of the questions the Hermann Heights Hillside Stabilization committee debated Thursday. The committee was formed last year to determine the best way to re-landscape the hillside leading up to the monument. The Kasota Stone limestone retaining ...

Sleepy Eye awarded DEED grant

ST. PAUL — The City of Sleepy Eye is one of five rural Minnesota cities awarded Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grants for infrastructure projects Thursday. Sleepy Eye was awarded $985,587 to assist with construction of streets, water, sanitary sewer, ...

School Board hears of upcoming school data

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education heard a school data presentation from Director of Learning Services Paul Henn at a study session Thursday night. In late August, Henn said, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will lift its embargo on statewide and individual school ...

Ceremony welcomes B&J Laundromat

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for B&J Laundromat on 506 Center St. The laundromat re-opened on July 2 after 10 months of interior repairs following a fire occurring August 30, 2018. B&J stands for the owners ...

Prairie Fire Children’s Theater ready with ‘Dream’

NEW ULM — What fools these mortals be to attempt a production of “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” with less than a week of rehearsal. But that is exactly how The Prairie Fire Children’s Theater (PFCT) operates. The PFCT began auditions and rehearsal for “A Mid-Summer Night’s ...

Sleepy Eye Council hears more allegations against Braun

SLEEPY EYE — Two years after the City of Sleepy Eye released an investigative report involving Second Ward City Councilor Larry Braun, more allegations against Braun put the city council in a closed session for 52 minutes Tuesday night. Mayor Wayne Pelzel asked Braun if he wanted an open ...

Music in the Winthrop City Park

WINTHROP — Music in the Winthrop City Park on Thursday, July 11, will be provided by the Charlie Sticha Band featuring Jerry Minar playing old time and Country music. The music will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a light meal and refreshments starting at 5:30. Door prizes that have been ...