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Deutscher Sprachklub meeting Feb. 17

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Deutscher Sprachklub will meet Feb. 17 at the GBHS Library from 1 to 3 p.m.. Any and all are welcome to join in and try their luck at speaking or listening to New Ulm German. The GBHS Library is at 1200 South Broadway rear entrance from the alley. Any level of German ...

Sundogs and swirling snow

Snow falls on Gerty the Goose in Riverside Park. Several inches accumulated by early Thursday morning, limiting visibility and covering the roads. The snow stopped by the afternoon but cold wind continued to blow. Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Clinic closes

NEW ULM — Blustering winds, frigid temperatures and the addition of more snow caused New Ulm Medical Center to close its clinic and cancel further appointments at noon Thursday. Carisa Buegler, Director of Operations, said patients were having difficulty making it to the hospital because of ...

City crews working on clearing streets

NEW ULM — Thursday the New Ulm Street Department had five plows working to clear the may roads until 10 p.m. Street Superintendent Curt Curry said its standard procedure to plow until 10 p.m. He said the city does not have the resources to plow all through the night. The entire street ...

New Ulm Downtown Snow Emergency

The City of New Ulm has declared a downtown snow emergency for Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 1:30 p.m. and continuing until completion. During this time vehicles parked within the signed downtown snow emergency route will be tagged and towed. Overnight parking during the snow emergency is ...

Adding color to a white winter…

NEW ULM — For those looking to put color into this cold white winter, a New Ulm art group has been quietly meeting at the New Ulm Library on Wednesday. The group meets from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the New Ulm Public Library basement. Artists of all levels and abilities are ...

‘Becoming American’ visits The Grand

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture invites the public to attend the opening of “Immigration: Becoming American” at the 4 Pillars Gallery 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. This interactive exhibit is in partnership with The New Ulm Public Library and their “Becoming American” ...

Battling the snow

People brush snow off their vehicles and push snow off a Minnesota Street sidewalk Tuesday afternoon. More snow is forecast Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Staff photos by Fritz Busch

Construction manager at risk for rec center projects

NEW ULM — The City Council chose a construction manager at risk (CMR) for the Reinvest in New Ulm (RENU) rec center projects. The RENU rec center projects include the aquatic center expansion, wellness center, indoor playground and gymnastic center. These project are anticipated to be the ...

Board OKs Adopt-A-Highway fund raising

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved an Adopt-A-Highway Program to include paying youth groups $10 per mile Tuesday. The program was approved on a motion by Commissioner Tony Berg, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Veerkamp. The current program is voluntary. Groups ...

Program throws light on learning about each other

NEW ULM — Ask anyone on the street about what community means to them and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. Nancy Altmann, a refugee program specialist from the Minnesota Council of Churches, Refugee Services, in Mankato said during a presentation at the New Ulm Country Club ...

Frosty decor

A heavy frost Sunday night decorated trees on North German Street in New Ulm. Many trees remained frost-covered Monday afternoon before sunshine pours over the valley.

One outage caused by switch that failed

NEW ULM — Approximately 2,000 people experienced a power outage over the weekend in two separate incidents in New Ulm. The first outage occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday and the second at 2 a.m. Sunday. New Ulm Public Utilities Director Rod Marshall said the two incidents were not linked ...

Police find NU man, 28, dead

NEW ULM — New Ulm Police received a call at 8:55 a.m. Monday about a dead person at 512 3rd St. S., New Ulm. Police and Allina Ambulance personnel arrived at the residence at the same time. They found an unresponsive 28-year-old New Ulm man at the residence. Allina Ambulance personnel ...

City Council to decide construction management method

NEW ULM — The City Council will decide which construction management method to use for the Reinvest in New Ulm (RENU) recreation center projects, Tuesday. The RENU recreation center projects include the aquatic center expansion, wellness center, indoor playground and gymnastic center. These ...

St. Paul’s mathletes qualify for state meet

NEW ULM — The St. Paul's Lutheran School math team placed second at the Traverse de Sioux Chapter Math Counts meet in Mankato Feb. 1 and is going to state. The team consisted of Bethany Spike, Isaiah Rogotzke, Isaiah Carlovsky and Gavin Schaefer. Individually, Spike finished third, the ...

Accident by Cashwise

An accident at the corner of Highway 14 and County Road 27 around 4:30 p.m. Monday resulted in vehicle damage. No additional information was available Monday night.

MPCA seeks comments on Minnesota River water quality

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking public comments on Minnesota River water quality after releasing a draft report Monday. The MPCA report listed two primary sources of concern for E. coli entering the Minnesota River: livestock from unpermitted animal ...

MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows

ST. PAUL — There have been more than 25 crashes so far this winter involving vehicles and state snowplows. With winter far from over, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution during plowing and snow removal operations. “The main causes of these ...

‘Boy in Blue’ author program postponed

NEW ULM — The author discussion with Julie Scrader and Bryce Stenzel, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at New Ulm Public Library, has been postponed due to the snow forecast for the day. A new date will be announced once it is scheduled. Call the library at 507-359-8331 for more ...