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Oakwood Church lit its big Christmas tree as part of the opening of Winter Wonderland, Dec. 3. The event included horse-drawn carriage rides, soup, games, caroling and s’mores with fire. Pictured, singer Andes Lyn.

Staff photo by Fritz Busch

Winter Wonderland

Oakwood Church lit its big Christmas tree as part of the opening of Winter Wonderland, Dec. 3. The event included horse-drawn carriage rides, soup, games, caroling and s’mores with fire. Pictured, singer Andes Lyn. Staff photo by Fritz Busch

Staff photo by Fritz Busch

Arlon Fritsche receives the Outstanding Service to 4-H Award at the Brown County 4-H Awards Ceremony at the Brown County REA Auditorium, rural Sleepy Eye, Dec. 3.

Fritsche receives Outstanding Service to 4-H Award

SLEEPY EYE — A rural New Ulm man with more than 30 years of leadership as a Brown County 4-H project leader, received the Outstanding Service to 4-H Award at an awards ceremony at the Brown County REA Auditorium Dec. 3. Arlon Fritsche has led a number of Brown County 4-H projects including ...

Staff photos by Fritz Busch

Children and parents skate with Santa and New Ulm Steel hockey players to holiday music at the New Ulm Civic Center Dec. 3. Participants skated free, decorated holiday treats, made crafts and other things with a non-perishable food donation.

Skating with Santa, Steel

Children and parents skate with Santa and New Ulm Steel hockey players to holiday music at the New Ulm Civic Center Dec. 3. Participants skated free, decorated holiday treats, made crafts and other things with a non-perishable food donation.

Storm causes slippery roads, low visibility in area

NEW ULM — A slushy, sleety rain turned to snow in Brown County about 5 p.m. on Monday, and high winds turned the snow into whiteout conditions. Brown County authorities handled multiple reports of cars sliding off the road in the Sleepy Eye area, and drivers complaining of poor visibility. ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Joanne Svendson of New Ulm leads a soap-making class at the New Ulm Community Market & Co-op, 506 1st St. N. Dec. 2. The Market sponsors a class on deep winter greenhouse gardening at the New Ulm Public Library at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23.

Good clean fun

NEW ULM — About a dozen people participated in a soap-making class at the New Ulm Community Market & Co-op, 506 1st St. S. Dec. 2. Joanne Svendson taught the class with help from her son, Graham Wilkins, who helped distribute colors, scents and glitter beads used in soap making. The ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Craig Haugaard, Grain Vice President at Sunrise Cooperative, Fremont, Ohio, talks about some of the finer points of commodity trading at the 55th Annual Minnesota NFO State Convention at the Best Western Conference Center, Saturday.

NFO: Farmers can be price setters rather than price takers

NEW ULM — A rural Ohio agriculture cooperative vice president with Minnesota roots talked Saturday at the Best Western Plus Conference Center here about how farmers can get better agriculture commodities market profits by following a few principles. “You need to address that farmers ...

New Ulm Advent Calendar 3

The third picture in the New Ulm Advent Calendar series is a Feuerzangenbowle, a pot of flaming Christmas wine. Displayed at: Retzlaff’s Ace Hardware & Paint, 21 N. Minnesota St.

CAA Youth Bingo in St. George today

The youth members of the St. George Catholic United Financial are sponsoring a “Holiday Bingo” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 3, in the St. George parish center. Prizes for the bingo will be holiday articles and treats. Desserts, cookies, and coffee will be available following the bingo. A ...

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Brian Schmidt earns Grammy nod for work on choral album

NEW ULM — A New Ulm native is nominated for a grammy in the 60th annual music awards ceremony. Brian A. Schmidt, an ISD 88 graduate, is the conductor of the South Dakota Chorale on “Tyberg: Masses,” an album nominated for best choral performance as well as best engineered classical ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey 
A sedan left the roadway on Highway 15 coming into New Ulm near the 7th North Street bridge just before 5 p.m. Friday. The vehicle came to a rest in a depression between Hwy 15 and the Front Street exit where it remained, appearing mostly unharmed, until it was loaded onto a flatbed and taken away.

Car takes a detour

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey A sedan left the roadway on Highway 15 coming into New Ulm near the 7th North Street bridge just before 5 p.m. Friday. The vehicle came to a rest in a depression between Hwy 15 and the Front Street exit where it remained, appearing mostly unharmed, until it ...

Jim Sutherland gave out wagon rides as part of United Prairie Bank’s holiday open house Friday afternoon. Guests could visit the bank for some treats and to talk to Santa before jumping on board for a ride along Minnesota Street.

An old-fashioned ride through downtown

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Jim Sutherland gave out wagon rides as part of United Prairie Bank’s holiday open house Friday afternoon. Guests could visit the bank for some treats and to talk to Santa before jumping on board for a ride along Minnesota Street.

Design Home Center recently donated $5,000 to the Grand Center for Arts & Culture endowment fund. From left are Brian Fischer, Design Home Owner, Tori Gronholz, Grand Board Chair, Andrea Boettger, Design Home bookkeeper and Grand Board Member, Anne Makepeace Executive Director, The Grand and Thomas Dittrich, Design Home Owner

Design Home donates to The Grand Endowment

Design Home Center recently donated $5,000 to the Grand Center for Arts & Culture endowment fund. From left are Brian Fischer, Design Home Owner, Tori Gronholz, Grand Board Chair, Andrea Boettger, Design Home bookkeeper and Grand Board Member, Anne Makepeace Executive Director, The Grand ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon addresses a civic engagement forum sponsored by the New Ulm League of Women Voters at the New Ulm Community Center Nov. 30.

Simon: ‘We were not hacked’

NEW ULM — “We were not hacked,” is how Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon summed up the state’s voting system after the November 2017 General Election at a New Ulm League of Women Voters civic engagement forum at the New Ulm Community Center Nov. 30. “Minnesota was one of 24 ...

Lots split

NEW ULM — The Planning Commission approved a request for a simple lot division between two downtown Minnesota Street storefronts. The two lots are located at 23 and 27 S. Minnesota St. The building on this lot has two store fronts, one of which is occupied by The Bacherei and Coffee Shop. ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce and Willkommen Committee attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Horejsi Graphics Thursday morning.

Ribbon cutting at Horejsi Graphics

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce and Willkommen Committee attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Horejsi Graphics Thursday morning. Horejsi Graphics is owned and operated by Randy and Jessica Horejsi with offices at 311 N. Minnesota St. Horejsi Graphics specializes in graphical ...

St. Nick and Krampus to visit

NEW ULM — St. Nick and his sidekick, Krampus, will make an appearance at the New Ulm Library on Tuesday, December 5th (the eve of St. Nicholas Day). Themed activities and stories will begin at 6:30 in the Children’s Room. Come for fun and photos, sticks and treats! Learn about the man who ...

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The Children’s Choirs of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church collected toys for the families involved with the Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery. The Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery is a free service in New Ulm that provides a safe and loving home for children ages 0-12 temporarily while parents deal with emergencies that arise and when they need support. The children have been donating items from the Crisis Nursery’s wish list throughout the year.

Children donate to Crisis Nursery

The Children’s Choirs of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church collected toys for the families involved with the Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery. The Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery is a free service in New Ulm that provides a safe and loving home for children ages 0-12 temporarily while parents ...

Bacherei storefront request before planning panel

NEW ULM — Tonight the New Ulm Planning Commission will hear a request for a lot division on downtown Minnesota Street. The two properties in question are located at 23 and 27 S. Minnesota St. The building on this lot has two store fronts, one of which is occupied by The Bacherei and Coffee ...

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