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Wild Bunch derby is big draw

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Wild Bunch hosted a Softball and Home Run Derby in Harman Park Sunday. The Wild Bunch was joined on the field by members of the New Ulm Steel. Two teams were formed that included members of the New Ulm Steel and members of the Wild Bunch. Members of the New Ulm Police ...

HermannFest packs in the crowds

NEW ULM — Hermann and Harman Park were packed with people all Saturday from morning until night in celebration of HermannFest 2018. This was the fifth official year of the HermannFest celebration, which seems to draw more and more people each year. Tom Furth, President of the Hermann ...

Drew’s Crew turns out to celebrate with Aufderheide

NEW ULM — It was another colorful day in Harman Park Saturday morning for Drew’s Crew 5K Colorfest Run. This is the fourth annual Drew’s Crew 5K. The benefit 5K helps raise funds for Drew Aufderheide. In 2015, Aufderheide was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of Chronic Myeloid ...

Dance Class glides to a start at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — “Now remember, don’t put your heels down, watch for your steps and then forward, side, back.” Seven couples watch intently as their teacher Gerhard Christ introduced them to the basic box step and later to the Foxtrot in their first lesson at the State Street Theater’s ...

HermannFest 2018

Saturday day was a busy day with several events including Drew’s Crew 5K Colorfest, Thunder in the Valley and HermannFest taking place near Hermann Heights Park and Harman Park. The day culminated with the grand Fireworks show, with the fireworks flying over the Hermann Monument.

Miss New Ulm Candidates

The 16 young ladies pictured here are competing for the title of Miss New Ulm. They are listed with the names of their parents and their sponsors. The coronation will be held during the New Ulm Firefighters Dance on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the New Ulm Event Center. The dance starts with music ...

MBW Co. marks 40th year in New Ulm, 15th year of employee ownership

NEW ULM — In 1978, MBW Company came to New Ulm and Friday night the employees and people served by the company celebrated its 40th anniversary at the New Ulm Civic Center. MBW was founded by Mark and Brenda Wiger. The company is acronym for their names. The Wigers were special educators and ...

Sunday event celebrates Goosetown history

NEW ULM — ‘Gemütlichkeit in Goosetown’ is just right around the corner, taking place on Sunday and celebrating one of New Ulm’s most unique neighborhoods. The organizers of the ‘Gemütlichkeit’ report about what makes Goosetown so special to them. Dr. Ann C. Vogel remembers her ...

Lind House boils up some fundraising

NEW ULM — Members of the Gov. John Lind House board got their pitchforks out Friday to raise money for their capital campaign through a fondue cookout. In the shadow of Hermann the German, volunteers cooked as many as six steaks at a time on a pitchfork over a boiling cauldron of fondue ...

Summit Avenue Music Series presents ‘Brahmsfest’ on Sept. 16

NEW ULM — The Summit Avenue Music Series announceS its 2018-19 season of concerts. The series begins Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Martin Luther College Chapel of the Christ with a Brahmsfest. In celebration of Brahms’ music, violinist Peter McGuire, cellist Richard Belcher, and ...

Poultry Show in New Ulm Sept. 15, 16

NEW ULM — The Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association will host the 109th New Ulm Poultry Show Sept. 15 and 16 at the Youth Coliseum on the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm. The doors to the show open on September 15 at 7 a.m. and judging will start at 9 a.m. The show will go on ...

Sleepy Eye native Gen. Lehman commanded 93rd Infantry Colored Division

NEW ULM — Thursday’s Lunch and a Bite of History took audiences back to WWII to learn about Sleepy Eye native Gen. Raymond “Joe” Lehman’s successful command of the 93rd Infantry Colored Division. The presentation was given by Lehman’s grandson Raymond G. Lehman III. Lehman was ...

Beams beam back!

New “I” beams are back on the 7th North Street bridge over Front Street as part of the U.S. Highway 14 Gateway New Ulm Project. The beams replace defective beams that were recently removed from the bridge. For more information, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/14newulmtomankato/.

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Hall of Fame luncheon Sept. 29

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will induct five members into the 2018 Hall of Fame. A luncheon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the New Ulm Country Club to honor the newest members. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance, no later than Sept. 24. Tickets can be ...

Holy monarchs!

KLOSSNER — Myron Fluegge of New Ulm was in his farm garden three miles east of Klossner on Friday, Aug. 31 when he was greeted by hundreds of monarch butterflies. “Most where perching in the trees on the north side of the grove. Others were filling up with zinnia flower nectar on the edge ...

Sister Cities intern’s parents visit New Ulm

NEW ULM — I have lived in New Ulm for two months now. In these two months I have not only seen a lot in and around New Ulm, but I also got accustomed to living here. And since I really like it here, it was a special treat for me to show this city, which has been my home for quite some time ...

New faculty at Martin Luther College

Front, left to right, Catherine St. John, Pre-Primary Lead Teacher at Early Childhood Learning Center; Kelli Green, Professor of Special Education; Emily Rider, Admissions Counselor Back rown, left to right, Nicolas Schmoller, Professor of Theology and Foreign Language; Paul Koester, Tutor ...

NU man allegedly tries to conceal drugs in mouth

NEW ULM — A 30-year-old New Ulm man charged with felony 5th-degree drug possession-not small amount of marijuana Wednesday allegedly tried to swallow baggies of methamphetamine and marijuana while he was being searched at the Brown County Jail July 24. Quinton A. Brooks, 101 S. Broadway, ...

New ID scanner

The Underage Substance Abuse Coalition (USAC) recently purchased a handheld ID scanner to be used to check IDs during county-wide events and prevent underage drinking. Abby Schwab, USAC, presents Jason Seidl, Brown County Sheriff s Office, with the ID scanner.

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