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Park & Recreation Commission OKs MHS grant

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park and Recreation Commission unanimously approved recommending the New Ulm City Council accept a $60,000 Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) grant to help fund a Hermann Monument Comprehensive Conditions Assessment Study, Jan. 8. “The Hermann Monument is in dire ...

Date set for Sorenson hearing

ST. PETER — The date is set for the pretrial hearing for a New Ulm man charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. During a motion hearing Tuesday in Nicollet County court, the pretrial hearing for Robert Sorenson was set for Jan. 24 at 1:15 p.m. Sorenson is charged with five ...

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Man charged in baby’s death

SLEEPY EYE — The Brown County Attorney's Office has filed charges of 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, 1st Degree Manslaughter, 2nd Degree Manslaughter, and 5th Degree Assault in the death of an 11-week-old infant who died on Sunday as the result of respiratory failure and severe ...

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The in-stock battery shelf at Wal-mart’s automotive shelf took a big hit after the recent cold spell, but a new shipment of car batteries is expected this week.

Cold snap drives demand for batteries

NEW ULM — Over the last week southwestern Minnesota has faced a cold snap with the temperature rarely rising above zero degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures are dangerous for people, and they also wreak havoc on vehicles; particularly the battery. Several area auto parts dealers have ...

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Delsin “Dee” Zamzow enjoyed a visit from sons Ryker, left: Dalton, front, and Zeke at Allina’s Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Center in Golden Valley. Zamzow wasparalyzed in a dirt bike accident May 31, 2017. The Lafayette Lions Club is holding a benefit next week to raise funds to make his home handicapped accessible, so he can return home

Lafayette Lions to host benefit for Delsin Zamzow

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Area Lions Club is stepping forward to support an area man who is learning to adjust to life as a quadriplegic. In conjunction with its annual Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast Sunday, Jan. 14, the club is hosting a silent auction benefit for Delsin “Dee” Zamzow ...

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Tyler Buckentine practices his puck handling and shooting skills at the Harman Park ice rink. Saturday was the first weekend that warming house was open this season.

Harman Park ice rink open for business

NEW ULM — With temperatures in the single digits on Saturday is was the perfect day for outdoor ice skating. The warming fouse at the Harman Park ice skating rink was open for the first weekend of the season. Park and Recreation Maintenance workers were able to flood and freeze the rink ...

Park & Rec Report

New Rec Center Admission Fees: Rec Center Admission: $5.25, Walking Track Admission: $2.25, Ultimate Admission $7.25. Punch cards will adjust accordingly. New Civic Center Admission Fees: Open Skate/Hockey/Broomball: $4.75, Rock on Ice: $5.25, Skate Rentals remain at $2.25, Skate Sharpening: ...

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School Board Members Christie Dewanz, left, and Matt Ringhofer will be receiving the Minnesota School Board Associations Directors’ Award at its annual Leadership Conference next Thursday.

Two District 88 board members to receive MSBA award

NEW ULM — Two ISD 88 board members will receive a directors’ award from the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA). During the MSBA’s annual Leadership Conference starting Thursday, Jan. 11, in Minneapolis Vice-Chair Christie Dewanz and Treasurer Matt Ringhofer will be awarded for ...

Three students from the public high school received Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) ExCEL and AAA Awards. Pictured left to right: Emma Maudal, ExCEL; Sarah Longtin, AAA and Peter Spengler, ExCEL. ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) is an award given to high school juniors who participate in a MSHSL fine arts or athletic activity, hold a leadership position in their school and volunteer in the community. The AAA (Academics, Arts and Athletics) award is similar but for seniors. Both awards require satisfactory academic achievement to be eligible.

ExCEL, AAA awards

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Three students from the public high school received Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) ExCEL and AAA Awards. Pictured left to right: Emma Maudal, ExCEL; Sarah Longtin, AAA and Peter Spengler, ExCEL. ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and ...

NU man faces two burglary charges

NEW ULM — A 28-year-old New Ulm man charged Thursday with felony second-degree and third-degree burglary plus misdemeanor theft and fourth-degree damage to property said he was “extremely sorry” and had already returned the stolen money to the alleged victim. According to court ...

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Mala Powers in “Outrage,” (1950), the first film in the New Ulm Film Society’s series of films by women directors. “Outrage” was directed by Ida Lupino.

Film Society to highlight films directed by women

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society will kick off its new film series featuring movies directed by women. For the first film in the series the Film Society has dug up a low-budget classic from 1950 called “Outrage.” The film starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 in the Library basement. The ...

Flandrau State Park hosts cross-country ski run Jan. 13

NEW ULM — Minneopa Area Naturalist Scott Kudelka will lead an informative cross-country ski run at Flandrau State Park beginning at 9 a.m., Jan. 13. Participants meet in the day use area of the park beach house. There is no charge for the event, but vehicles are required to have a permit ...

“Cry, Die, Hate” by Josh Schutz, mixed media. The name, which references the “Live, Love, Laugh” written on the lampshade is marked out in colors on the back of the torso.

Beatniks

The “Beatniks” exhibit at The Grand Center for Arts and Theater had its opening reception Friday night. Two sculptors, Hanna Newman and Josh Schutz, both deconstruct the human body in their sculpture. Newman’s work is marked with incomplete bodies, either missing pieces or pieces missing ...

The City of New Ulm closed 3rd South Street between German and Valley Streets for repair of a water leak Thursday. M R Paving & Excavating Inc. of New Ulm did some of the earthmoving work. Frigid temperatures combined with lack of snow cover can lead to water main breaks.

Water leak closes Third South Street

The City of New Ulm closed 3rd South Street between German and Valley Streets for repair of a water leak Thursday. M R Paving & Excavating Inc. of New Ulm did some of the earthmoving work. Frigid temperatures combined with lack of snow cover can lead to water main breaks.

Josh Schutz, left, and Hanna Newman, right, stand between two sculptures in their show “Beatniks.” On the left is Schutz’s “Die, Cry, Hate” and on the right is Newman’s “Dive.” (Photo by Connor Cummiskey)

‘Beatniks’ exhibition opens at the Grand

NEW ULM — The first art show of the year opens tonight in the Grand Center for Arts and Culture. The opening reception for “Beatniks” runs 7-9 p.m. in the Four Pillars Gallery Art Gallery. The show runs until Feb. 2. “Beatniks is kind of a misfit or someone marginalized from ...

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Superintendent Jeff Bertrang, right, wears a fan hat made by student Lexi, left, during the school board’s check-in with the STEM room at Jefferson during the study session Thursday.

Board reviews works of New Ulm Boosters

NEW ULM — The ISD 88 Board of Education received updates on the Unified Booster Club and Jefferson Elementary during its study session Thursday. The booster club went over its work enhancing school spirit and supporting sports before board members were led into the STEM room at Jefferson to ...

Hot Topics next week to review Community Visioning progress

NEW ULM — Just over a year ago, nearly 100 people representing the New Ulm area spent time at the New Ulm Event Center discussing community issues and prioritizing projects. From that session, groups formed to research and move those projects forward. The community is invited to attend a ...

Sorenson charged with wrongfully obtaining assistance

ST. PETER — A 57-year-old New Ulm man was charged with wrongfully obtaining assistance, a felony, in Nicollet County Court Jan. 2. Robert J. Sorenson, 61436 County Road 21, New Ulm, was accused of receiving $4,651.09 in assistance from Nicollet County Social Services, according to court ...

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From left, Josh, Hannah and Jenna Ohlmann of Sleepy Eye pose with Seth Donovan, the first 2018 baby born at 1 p.m., Jan. 1 at New Ulm Medical Center. Seth weighed eight pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.

New Year’s baby

NEW ULM — A Sleepy Eye woman gave birth to the first 2018 baby at New Ulm Medical Center at 1 p.m., Jan. 1. Seth Donovan Ohlmann, the son of Hannah and Josh Ohlmann, weighed eight pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. “There is a very good nursing staff here,” Hannah said ...

City Council approves land annexation

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council formally approved the annexation of 44.62 acres of land at 2204 Jacob St. into the city. This land is located north of U.S. Highway 14 and west of Somsen Street and the Airport Industrial Park. The city purchased the land earlier in the year for a planned ...

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