Local News

Staff photo by Fritz Busch

German author Marion Hahnfeldt, left, visits the German-Bohemian Society (GBS) Library-Resource Center Thursday. GBS members President Patrick Eckstein, center, and original board member Elroy Ubl, right, greet her.

German journalist on U.S. tour, visits NU

NEW ULM — A German journalist who rode a cargo freighter ship from Germany to Charleston, S.C. stopped in New Ulm Thursday while on a three-month tour of the United States. Marion Hahnfeldt visited the German Bohemian Society Library-Research Center, aided by board members Patrick Eckstein ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Manager Kevin Siefkes (foreground, right) shows off the newly re-opened Pizza Ranch Thursday during a ribbon cutting.

Pizza Ranch has new paint scheme, TVs

NEW ULM — Pizza Ranch reopened last week and to celebrate, a ribbon cutting was held Thursday morning. Manager Kevin Siefkes said the restaurant received a floor-to-ceiling face lift with new carpet, new paint, new ceiling tiles and the addition of flat-screen televisions. The new paint ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Dave Kuehn (back, center) leads a tour of the New Ulm Public Utilities Power Plant. Tours of the facility were held throughout the day to promote Public Power Week. Kuehn estimated over 60 people viewed the plant. This year the focus of Public Power Week was on the steam heating system. Visitors to the plant were able to see the steam system and ask questions about its operation.

PUC gives tours of power plant

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission celebrated Public Power Week with a tour of Public Utilities Power Plant. This year the focus was on the PUC’s steam power system. The PUC joined with Bank Midwest, which held its ribbon cutting for the new building at 525 Center Street. ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Mayor Bob Beussman (foreground, left) cuts the ceremonial ribbon at Bank Midwest Thursday as Jessica Janni holds the other end of the ribbon.

Ribbon cutting at Bank Midwest

NEW ULM — A ribbon cutting event was held for the new Bank Midwest building on the corner of Center and Broadway Thursday. Construction on the new building began 11 months ago and was recently completed. At the time bank President Shannon Hillesheim estimated the building would be open in ...

Public input sought into preferred routes between Courtland, Judson

MANKATO — A segment of the Minnesota River State Trail is being considered between New Ulm and Judson, and a steering committee is looking for public input into a preferred route between Courtland and Judson as a part of the Minesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) statewide district ...

Free workshops about plants

NEW ULM — Learn 10 plants that changed Minnesota along with fun and educational STEM activities. The University of Minnesota Extension is presenting free workshops on “Ten plants that changed Minnesota.” Learn these plants along with fun and educational STEM activities designed for ...

bands

Festival unites high school bands

Guest conductor Dr. James Miller led students from Cathedral, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s and Winsted Holy Trinity high school bands in three songs Wednesday afternoon during the New Ulm Diocese High School Band Festival in St. Mary’s auditorium.

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Elizabeth Zangel, who turns 100 today, returned to New Ulm for her birthday.

Zangel returns at 100

NEW ULM — Time marches on for 100 year old Elizabeth Zangel. Zangel was born on a farm a few miles outside of New Ulm on Oct. 5, 1917. Her family moved away from the farm a few years later. Zangel’s dad wanted her to attend a Catholic school, which led the family to relocate to Fairfax ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey

Artist Todd Jacobs holds a picture of a lion he took in Kenya while getting ready to set up his show in the 4 Pillar Gallery.

First photography-only art show opens

NEW ULM — The 4 Pillar Gallery at The Grand is getting its first photography-only art show Friday, Oct. 6. The opening reception for “Natural Places” by artist Todd Jacobs starts at 7 p.m. at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. Jacobs is a life-long photographer who has captured ...

Chamber sponsors tours

NEW ULM — This week New Ulm is taking part in Minnesota Manufacturers week. In recognition of manufacturing companies, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating tours of various manufacturing companies today and Saturday. The companies included on the tours are Parker Hannifin, ...

Art group to meet at Public Library

NEW ULM — A self-directed art group will meet each Wednesday, 3-5:30 p.m., at New Ulm Public Library through Nov. 15. Artists of all levels and abilities are welcome to join this adults-only group. Each artist should bring his/her own materials and ideas. All materials must be non-odorous. ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch

New Ulm Medical Center staff, Allina Ambulance and Lafayette Ambulance conduct a mass casualty drill exercise with New Ulm Middle and High School boys and girls soccer team members Tuesday.

NUMC conducts mass casualty drill

NEW ULM — A cross section of New Ulm Medical Center staff, Allina and Lafayette Ambulance Services plus the New Ulm Middle and High School boys and girls soccer team members conducted a chemical decontamination mass casualty drill Tuesday. Such drills began several years ago and happen ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

After four years in development, construction crews began excavation for the City Center Apartments.

City Center Apts. construction begins

NEW ULM — After four years in development, construction crews began excavation for the City Center Apartments. The planned downtown three-story apartment building will be located on Minnesota Street, between South First Street and South Second Street. At this time the work crews are ...

evans

Sleepy Eye minister charged

NEW ULM — A 36-year-old Sleepy Eye man arrested a mile south of the State Highway 68 and 15 intersection Saturday night made his initial appearance in Brown County District Court Tuesday. The Rev. Clint M. Evans was involved in a high-speed chase and multiple crashes in and around New ...

Kiesling House to preserve historic look

NEW ULM — For the foreseeable future the Kiesling House windows and siding will be made of wood. Tuesday night the City Council voted to use wood material for the replacement project in order to maintain the building’s historic appearance. The Kiesling House was constructed in 1861. It ...

Commissioners OK cement for CR 29

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a concrete highway surface with concrete turning lanes for the 2019 County Highway 29 project Tuesday. “The more we talk about this, the more I like concrete,” said commissioner Dennis Potter. “I see no reason not to do ...

New Ulm Oktoberfest is number 2 in nation

NEW ULM — The votes are in and New Ulm’s Oktoberfest has been voted the number-two Oktoberfest in the nation. 10Best, run by USA Today, “provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations ...

Grape stomp is Oct. 7

NEW ULM – It’s loud, it’s colorful, and it’s likely the best your feet will ever smell. Morgan Creek Vineyards & Winery hosts its 19th annual grape stomp from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the winery. The event, named Best Fall Event in Southern Minnesota by Explore ...

Submitted photo

Twelve New Ulm residents and former residents participated in a one-day visit to Washington D.C. on Saturday, Sept 30, with the Honor Flight Twin Cities organization. The idea to take 10 New Ulm WWII veterans was the brain child of former NU resident Bruce Lambrecht who pitched it to Veterans Service Officer Greg Peterson. Although an initial group of 10 veterans signed up, only four were able to make the grueling trip. Pictured, left to right, veterans and escorts Harvey Veit, Veit’s daughter Brenda Braun, Dean Warta, Greg Peterson, Brian Martens, Diane Warta, Tom Roesch, Carl Martens, Bruce Lambrecht, Richard Roesch, Craig Shavlik and Deny Warta. Thirty-six WWII and 41 Korean War veterans and their escorts and several support team took the trip. More photos are available on Brown County Veterans Service’s Facebook page.

Washington DC in One Day

Twelve New Ulm residents and former residents participated in a one-day visit to Washington D.C. on Saturday, Sept 30, with the Honor Flight Twin Cities organization. The idea to take 10 New Ulm WWII veterans was the brain child of former NU resident Bruce Lambrecht who pitched it to Veterans ...

UW Business Blitz Thursday

NEW ULM — An “army” of United Way volunteers wearing LIVE UNITED shirts will be visiting small business owners in New Ulm on Thursday, Oct. 5, between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Businesses have been sent letters explaining the reason for their visit which is to thank them for their support and ...

0 0items

Your shopping cart is empty.

Items/Products added to Cart will show here.