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State Street Theater hosting “Holly Jolly”

NEW ULM — This weekend the State Street Theater is hosting a holiday variety show featuring the Concord Singers. The performances are 7 p.m. Sat. Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Sun. Dec. 2 on the State Street Theater stage. General admission seating is $ 10 for Adults and $5 for Children 12 & ...

Blood donations sought in area

ST. PAUL — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday ...

Downtown Subway closed

NEW ULM — Two out of three ain’t bad. Wednesday’s lunchtime crowd was disappointed to learn the Minnesota Street Subway location has permanently closed. A handmade sign in the window announced the closing of the sandwich shop. The Minnesota Street Subway was one of three Subway ...

Plaza Garibaldi ordered to pay back wages

NEW ULM — Plaza Garibaldi was ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay $390,067 in back wages to 31 New Ulm employees. Wednesday, a press release from the U.S. Department of Labor gave details on a completed investigation from the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), which cited three ...

Jeep pulled out of ravine

NEW ULM — First responders rescued a driver who slid into the ravine behind the Burger King, Wednesday night. Around 5:45 p.m. a jeep on the road behind the Burger King slid off the road and went into the ravine adjacent to Pioneer Park. The vehicle stopped before the creek after striking a ...

Juried Art Show opens

NEW ULM — The 10th Annual Artscape Juried Show will feature more entries than ever before. The opening reception for the show is 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Grand Center for the Arts. The reception is free to the public. Prizes will be awarded to artists at 6 p.m. and ...

Court of Appeals upholds sex sting conviction

BROWN COUNTY — A prostitution case including a 45-year-old Sherburn man was sent back to Brown County District Court by the Minnesota Court of Appeals Monday. The court upheld convictions of Jerrad C. Juhl but reversed the sentences and remanded (sent back) the case to district court for ...

Downtown duties

As light snow falls, a man shovels show on a Minnesota Street sidewalk in downtown New Ulm Wednesday morning. The National Weather Services forecasts temperatures in the 30s Thursday, Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday. It may snow and blow Saturday and early Sunday morning.

New sergeant at NUPD

Corporal Charles Rasche was promoted to Sergeant within the New Ulm Police Department on November 19. Sergeant Rasche has worked for the New Ulm Police Department since April 6, 2003.

Bridge work continues despite cold

Despite the cold, work continues on the new bridge spanning the Minnesota River. Two weeks after the old bridge pylons were imploded, crews move in to set up the new footings. Staff photos by Clay Schuldt

PUC holds closed session to discuss possible litigation

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC) held a special meeting and immediately went into a closed session to discuss with the city attorney possible litigation related to gas volumes transported on the Fairfax gas pipeline. In 2017, the PUC was informed it had been ...

County board OKs contracts

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a number of services contracts and agreements Tuesday. Commissioners approved an Extended Employment and Adult Day Services (EASE) contract with MRCI, motion by Commissioner Scott Windschitl, seconded by Dave Borchert. The only ...

Ice and sunshine on the river

Monday’s late-afternoon sun creates reflections in the icy Cottonwood River looking north of the Cottonwood Street Bridge.

Proposal puts wild animals on Gaylord islands

GAYLORD — A former University of Minnesota Agricultural Extension educator has a new idea that is getting attention. Christian Lillienthal, who owns Wild Things Zoo Attractions, LLC, (WTZA), a zoo consultancy, presented his Kangaroo Island proposal to the Gaylord City Council earlier this ...

St John’s – Searles to host 29th Annual Cookie Bake

SEARLES — This is the last Week to order cookies for the 29th Annual St. John’s Cookie Bake. There are 19 varieties to choose from, including traditional and family favorites. Gift packs of assorted cookies are also available. All varieties are $4.25 per dozen. Gift Paks are $12 each. ...

Lighting the way to Christmas

The Sleepy Eye Holiday Lights in Motion features about 200,000 lights from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly in Sportsman’s Park. Free hay wagon rides are scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Staff photos by Fritz Busch

Santa’s Workshop

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Sophie and Emerson Struiksma of New Ulm make reindeer food at Santa’s Workshop at Citizens Bank Minnesota Saturday morning. The workshop was one of the events surrounding Small Business Saturday in New Ulm.

Sperl earns award in indie film festival

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A actress, director and rock & roll musician with New Ulm roots recently received an independent film award. Natalie Denise Sperl, the daughter of Arlene and Dennis Sperl of New Ulm, received a Best Supporting Actress Award for “Bardo Blues” from the 2018 ...

Commissioners to consider MRCI contract

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a number of employment services contracts on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Commissioners will consider an Extended Employment and Adult Day Services (EASE) contract with MRCI. The only contract change from 2018 is a 2 percent rate increase from $194.75 ...

Christmas Season Kickoff

The New Ulm Christmas Shopping season got its grand kickoff on Friday. Following a day of Black Friday shopping, people lined Minnesota Street in the rain to view the Parade of Lights, organized by the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and the New Ulm Retail Association. Above, Miss New Ulm and ...

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