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Sign preserves memory of house demolished for bank project

NEW ULM — The George Kuhlman House has been gone for nearly a year, but its memory lives on through a new interpretive plaque at its former location. Historian Elroy Ubl hopes the plaque will serve as a historical record for New Ulm’s past. The plaque even includes a photograph of the ...

Joint meeting allows hashing out economic development issues

NEW ULM — The future of New Ulm’s economic development efforts were the topic of discussion Monday. A joint informational meeting was held on Monday between the Chamber of Commerce, New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC), the City Council and Public Utilities Commission ...

NUMC is 2017 Business of the Year

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has named New Ulm Medical Center has been named the 2017 Business of the Year. A banquet to celebrate this distinction will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at the New Ulm Event Center. Healthcare in New Ulm can trace its long, rich heritage ...

Trunk or Treaters

The Oakwood Church sponsored its first pre-Halloween “Trunk or Treat” in their parking lot on Sunday, Oct. 29. There were 24 vehicles decorated and filled with treats, and a bouncy house in the lobby of the church. There were also other games. Over 130 children attended the event. ...

Sallstroms recall Roger Erickson

WINTHROP — Ray Sallstrom sat back in his chair and smiled, recalling memories of Winthrop High School classmate Roger Erickson. “My memories go way back. He grew up on a farm east of town. He had hogs. We had dairy and sheep,” Sallstrom said. “He liked to have fun. He was no high ...

Drop-off in test scores tells partial story, note officials

NEW ULM — Each year, schools across the state are rated publicly by a handful of numbers from standardized assessments. Unfortunately, the averaged Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores barely scratch the surface of understanding student performance. In 2017, District 88’s ...

Judge takes motions under advisement

ST. PETER — A Nicollet County District Court Judge took several motions under advisement Monday in a case involving a New Ulm woman charged with three counts of gross misdemeanor child endangerment earlier this year. Wendy D. Sorenson, 45, address confidential, who formerly lived at 61436 ...

Water access opens

The Minnesota River remains fairly high and fast-moving, but it receded enough Monday for the New Ulm Park & Recreation Department to re-open the Minnecon Park boat landing Monday.

Reformation celebrations at MLC, St. Paul’s Church

NEW ULM — Today, Oct. 31, marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, and Martin Luther College (MLC) will be celebrating it with a series of events. Tomorrow, MLC is hosting a lecture and screening. A Reformation lecture on “Education of Youth at the Time of the Lutheran ...

Red Cross volunteers canvass New Ulm

NEW ULM — Red Cross volunteers canvassed New Ulm Monday to encourage the installation of smoke alarms. October is Fire Prevention Month, and the American Red Cross is encouraging people to take steps to lessen the risk of a fire in their home. According to the National Fire Protection ...

Jail tussle leads to felony assault charges

NEW ULM — A 26-year-old New Ulm man was charged with two counts of felony fourth-degree assault in Brown County District Court Monday. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were notified at 10:48 p.m. Oct. 20 of a request for assistance to help staff with Joseph T. Rewitzer in the ...

NU man faces felony narcotic drug sale charge

NEW ULM — A 22-year-old New Ulm man who allegedly sold a confidential informant (CI) 2.2 grams of meth in New Ulm Feb. 28 faces a felony narcotic drug sale charge in Brown County District Court. Cody A. Jakes, 1446 Oak St., was charged with third-degree felony drug sale Oct. 30. According ...

Sallstroms recall Roger Erickson

WINTHROP — Ray Sallstrom sat back in his chair and smiled, recalling memories of Winthrop High School classmate Roger Erickson. “My memories go way back. He grew up on a farm east of town. He had hogs. We had dairy and sheep,” Sallstrom said. “He liked to have fun. He was no high ...

500 years since Reformation marked

NEW ULM — The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation was celebrated Sunday with a service at Martin Luther College (MLC). In the Chapel of the Christ on the MLC campus, roughly 900 people participated in a festival service celebrating the half millenium since the Reformation. The ...

Roald Dahl stories coming to the stage at MVL

NEW ULM — Two of Roald Dahl’s imaginative tales are coming to the Minnesota Valley Lutheran (MVL) high school stage this fall. Watch “James and the Giant Peach” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”in one trip. Both “James and the Giant Peach” and “Charlie and the ...

Lafayette fire destroys two buildings

LAFAYETTE — A fire late Friday night threatened to engulf an entire block in downtown Lafayette. At 11:02 p.m. a fire was reported at 744 Main St. It took 16 fire departments, roughly 100 fire fighters and tens of thousands of gallons of water to quench the conflagration. “We ran out of ...

ScaritageFest

Ghouls, spooks and creeps hid behind every corner in State Street Theater’s Haunted Door Maze. The maze is the newest attraction to join the Haunted Theater for State Street’s ScaritageFest. ScaritageFest continues on Halloween Night.

Pumpkin Smash

The Brown County Free Fair Board hosted the Fall Pumpkin Smash Demo Derby Saturday afternoon. The off-season Derby attracted 85 cars to compete for first place in seven categories. Drivers could also win extra cash by smashing a single pumpkin that was placed in the pit each round. Additional ...

Demo Derby helps boosts Fair’s coffers

NEW ULM — The Brown County Fair Board hosted an off-season demolition derby Saturday to make up for low numbers during the fair. In the Fall Pumpkin Smash Demo 85 cars competed in seven categories. Turnout was larger than even the fair’s demo. “We have had derbies before, off-season, ...

Group provides bow hunting day for disabled vets

NEW ULM — Disabled veterans went bow hunting near New Ulm Saturday as part of a new non-profit. Six hunters and 19 total participants went hunting on Dave Strenge’s property to thin out the doe herd as part of Ardent Archers. “I run a non-profit called Ardent Outdoor Group (AOG) and ...

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