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Legion Auxiliary sending two to Minn. Girls State

NEW ULM — The Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 Auxiliary is sending two local girls to attend the 73rd American Legion Auxiliary Minnesota Girls State, June 9-15 on the campus of Bethel University, St. Paul. Those attending are Bethany Janssen, daughter of Dave and Jenny Janssen, ...

And the band played on

New Ulm Municipal Band Director Don Jirak, far left, directs the band at German Park Wednesday evening. The band’s Summer Concert Series includes 7 p.m. concerts June 12 and 19 in German Park. For more information, visit the band’s Facebook site.

Gnats soar due to high waters

NEW ULM — If you’ve taken a drive out in the country during the morning or early evening, chances are your vehicle’s front end has a generous coating of little orange specks. Most likely, those tiny sunbaked specks are from biting gnats, sometimes called black flies, whose population ...

Wind whips up flowers

High winds whip up flowers in downtown New Ulm about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Holiday garland receives another year’s reprieve

NEW ULM — The downtown holiday garland received another year’s reprieve. The New Ulm City Council agreed to another year’s easement for the display, to give the city time to consider alternative options. The holiday garland decorations have been a part of New Ulm’s history for ...

County board OKs committee appointment

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved appointment of a Community-Based /Coordinator (CBC) program study ad hoc committee Tuesday. Approved on a motion by Commissioner Tony Berg, seconded by Commissioner Dave Borchert, the resolution included Commissioners Borchert ...

NU American Legion sending four delegates to Boys State

NEW ULM — Americanism Chairman Alberta Marth-Wohlfeil has announced that the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm will sponsor four local boys to attend Boys State June 9-15 on the campus of St. John’s University, Collegevill. Boys State will be a week of learning about ...

Same tune, but a new lyric

NEW ULM — Last week the AMC movie theatre closed, but on Friday, June 7, it will re-open as the Lyric 3 Cinemas. The theatre was sold to Phoenix Theatre Entertainment, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based theatre management group. They currently manage or own 111 screens at 12 locations in nine states. ...

City to rule on garland

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council will determine the future of New Ulm’s downtown holiday garland decorations, Tuesday. The holiday garland decorations have been a part of New Ulm’s history for decades, but in 2016, the garlands led to a fire. This began a conversation about the safety ...

County board considers committee appointment

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider appointment of a Community-Based Coordinator (CBC) program study ad hoc committee on Tuesday, June 4. The CBC program began Nov. 13, 2018 when a full-time employee began employment. This was a copy of the Blue Earth County Yellow Line ...

K9 narcotic sniff leads to charges

NEW ULM — An exterior narcotic sniff of a vehicle Friday, May 31 lead to felony 5th degree drug possession and drug possession over 1.4 grams of marijuana in a motor vehicle charges for a 41-year-old New Ulm man. Charges were filed in Brown County District Court Monday against Joshua L. ...

NU man faces felony threats of violence charge

NEW ULM — A 72-year-old New Ulm man faces a felony threats of violence charge after a Sunday afternoon neighborhood dispute on North Payne Street. The charge was filed in Brown County District Court Monday against Gary A. Wendinger, 1119 Payne St. N. Held in the Brown County Jail, his bail ...

Concert in the Park

The summer Concert in the Park series began in German Park on Monday night. The Original German Band kicked off the concert series. This is the band’s 35 season performing. They began the performance with a polka tune, “From Bohemia.” Different bands will play in the German Park ...

Bev, Bob Heisey present on Heisey Glass Co.

NEW ULM — The public is invited to Lunch and a Bite of History on June 6, where Bev and Bob Heisey will give a lecture on the Heisey Glass Company. After the lecture will be a presentation of the Heiseys’ personal collection of Heisey glassware. The presentation will be held in the Brown ...

Not for your delicate nostrils

WEST NEWTON — No, that smell isn’t feet or used gym socks. Walking through the front door of the historic Harkin Store Sunday, visitors may have smelled just that as the scent of Irish, Swiss and Spanish-style cheeses greeted their nostrils. The cheeses were samples available to ...

Prohibition exhibit opens at BCHS Museum

NEW ULM — Brown County Historical Society unveiled its new Prohibition-themed exhibit Saturday almost just in time for the 100 year anniversary of Prohibition. The exhibit, titled “Wet Stills and Dry Agents: Brown County and the Prohibition Years,” highlights Brown County’s ...

Newly Ordained Deacons

Newly ordained deacons John Hayes, left, and Shawn Polman, 25, exit the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity following their ordainment by Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm to the transitional diaconate Saturday. The next step for Polman and Hayes will be their ordination to ...

That’s a big Saugeye

Submitted photo Joe Kaseforth of Springfield recently caught a 27” saugeye in the Cottonwood River on May 20th. His dad, John netted the fish. After measuring and taking pictures of the fish it was released back into the Cottonwood River. Joe shared the pictures with Brian Schultz, DNR ...

New chamber music festival coming to Mankato

MANKATO — A new chamber music festival, ProMusica Minnesota, is coming to Mankato. The festival, under the artistic direction of Bethel Balge and Peter McGuire, brings together ten performers in a series of four concerts from June 16 to June 21. Balge and McGuire will collaborate to ...