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Robotics team members honored for academics

The Minnesota Robotics Coaches Association recognized students from FIRST Robotics Competition team 3122, The Alluminators at New Ulm High School, and Cathedral High School, as a 2019 all-state academic winner. To be recognized for this award, a student must have been nominated by a coach or ...

Students get a taste of one-room school life

NEW ULM — About a dozen elementary school students participated in a living history camp centering on a one-room school house experience for grades K-5 at the Brown County Fairgrounds Tuesday. Sponsored by the Brown County Historical Society, students carried water and wrote with feather ...

EDA OKs parking accord with bank

NEW ULM — An agreement Tuesday between the Economic Development Authority (EDA and Alliance Bank will allow bank employees to use an EDA parking lot at 326 N. Broadway during the construction of the new Alliance Bank. Housing Coordinator Heather Bregel said this property is rented by ...

Courtland man sentenced for criminal sexual conduct

NICOLLET COUNTY — A 38-year-old Courtland man that used two young children in sexual performances or pornography and shared sexually explicit photos of them online was sentenced to 70 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility in Nicollet County District Court Monday. Phillip M. ...

Kitzberger honored for over 20 years with New Ulm Battery

Recently members of the New Ulm Battery Ryan Kelly and Tony Arndt gave Duane Kitzberger a plaque for his years of service to the Battery. Kitzberger has over 20 years experience with the New Ulm Battery. He served as a battery member, a driver and supplied the organization with horses.

SE City Council OKs Wi-Fi agreement

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a services agreement Tuesday for free, limited, public Wi-Fi service in Sportsman's Park. Under the agreement, approved on a motion by councilor Larry Braun, seconded by councilor Doug Pelzel, the City of Sleepy Eye allows Nuvera ...

Kids create at camp

NEW ULM — A colorful week of imagination and creativity started Monday. The Children’s Creativity Day Camp will run through Thursday, June 13, at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. This is the second year The Grand has hosted this art-themed day camp. Instructor Rhonda Johnson said ...

Kids dance to Teddy Bear Band

Children dance to The Teddy Bear Band in German Park in the German Park Concert in the Park Series Monday night. Free concerts with a variety of music continues through August on Monday nights in the park.

RENU updates delivered

NEW ULM — Park and Recreation Director Tom Schmitz gave an update to the Park and Recreation Commission on the Reinvest in New Ulm (RENU) projects Monday. The improvements at Johnson Park have begun. The last baseball game of 2019 was played at Johnson Park Sunday. Web Construction began ...

SE City Council considers Wi-Fi agreement

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council will consider a services agreement for limited, free, public Wi-Fi service in Sportsman’s Park Tuesday, June 11. Under the agreement, the City of Sleepy Eye would allow NUVERA Communications, Inc. use of site resources such as poles, electricity, ...

Photos bat way into public mind

NEW ULM — A picture is worth a thousand words, but a photograph rediscovered by Dan Backer may have an even higher batting average. A picture of young boys playing baseball in late-1930s New Ulm — and a modern recreation of the photo — have taken The New Ulm Now and Then Facebook page ...

Life at Fort Ridgley in 1862

FAIRFAX — Those traveling to Fort Ridgely State Park this weekend were also traveling back in time. Company B military re-enactment was camped out at the fort from Friday to Sunday. It is the closest visitors can come to experiencing Fort Ridgely life during its peak use in 1862. A total ...

Keeping cool on a sunny afternoon

NEW ULM — With temperatures reaching as high as 90 degrees, the coolest place to be Friday were the local swimming spots at Washington Park, Lincoln Park, and Flandrau State Park. The wading pools at Washington and Lincoln Park were overrun with young kids. New Ulm Assistant Park and ...

Film Society to show ‘Taking Woodstock’

NEW ULM — Take a trip back to 1969 and learn about the people who made the generation-defining Woodstock Festival possible. The New Ulm Film Society will screen the 2009 comedy-drama “Taking Woodstock,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. “Taking Woodstock” is the final film in the Film ...

Gnome on the Road: Can you find Karl the Konstruction Gnome?

NEW ULM — The New Ulm area Business and Retail Association announces the return of their campaign called “Gnome on the Road” to help encourage supporting local businesses during the New Ulm construction projects. Karl the Konstruction Gnome will be hiding at a different Chamber Member ...

Free Twins Tickets still available

NEW ULM — Healthy Communities Healthy Youth still has 15 free Tickets for young Twins fans and their parents from Twins Care for Kids, for the Twins 7:10 game on Tuesday, June 11 vs. the Seattle Mariners. If you are interested in going call Healthy Communities Healthy Youth of Brown County ...

Honor Roll

NEW ULM — Cathedral High School has announced its 4th Quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-2018 school year: A Honor Roll Grade 12 Kateri Abraham, David Berg, Abagail Furth, Bridget Grathwohl, Zachary Helget, Mary Herzog, Alexander Hillesheim, Heidi Hoffman, Ethan Kirchberg, Mckenna Miling, ...

Bee homes built

NEW ULM — Visitors to New Ulm’s Community Garden learned about Minnesota’s bee population and helped construct homes Thursday. Minneopa Area Department of Natural Resources naturalist Scott Kudelka gave step-by-step instructions on how to build a simple bee home and provided basic ...

Ex-New Ulm city manager interim in Willmar

WILLMAR — Former New Ulm city manager Brian Gramentz will serve as interim city administrator for Willmar. According to the West Central Tribune, the Willmar City Council unanimously hire Gramentz as interim city administrator to replace outgoing administrator Ike Holland. Gramentz served ...