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Turner Hall Haunted House

The 3rd Annual Turner Hall Haunted House presentation of The Orphanage opened to the public Friday night. The haunting continues Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight (lights out only), and on Halloween. Children 10 or younger must have an adult with them. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Turner ...

School Crew Kickoff

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, St. Paul’s Lutheran School students learned about their Lutheran heritage, participating in team building activities. This is an annual evetn to foster a positive school commujity, and this year the school used the Reformation to ...

Platz honored as Bridging Brown County Bridge Builder of the Year

SLEEPY EYE — Bridging Brown County held their 14th Annual Appreciation Dinner Thursday evening at the Sleepy Eye Event Center. Included in the evening was a silent and live auction, guest speaker Sleepy Eye Mayor Wayne Pelzel and Bridging Brown County Director Clarice Platz was honored with ...

Kuckhahn retires from Treasure Haus

On Thursday, Marley Kuckhahn retired after serving as a manager of Treasure Haus in New Ulm for 25 years. Treasure Haus volunteers and board members gifted Kuckhahn with cake and a plant in honor of her retirement.

Eagle Indoor Marching Band to present all new indoor show

NEW ULM — The New Ulm High School Marching Eagles will present their annual indoor show with special guests, the New Ulm Combined American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard, on Nov. 9 in the NUHS gym. “The kids are extremely proud to present an entirely new show with all ...

Friends of the New Ulm Public Library Annual Book Sale

NEW ULM — Do you have too many books? The Friends of the New Ulm Public Library will take your used books and find them new homes at its annual book sale. Bring donations to the library any time before the sale on: Friday, November 3, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 9:30 a.m. - Noon ...

New Ulm Holiday Shopping Opener scheduled Nov. 3-5

NEW ULM — The Christmas season is approaching! Join us in New Ulm, Minnesota for the annual Holiday Shopping Opener, Nov. 3-5. Planned to coincide with deer hunting opener, the opener kicks off the holiday shopping season with events and programs planned throughout the weekend. Many of the ...

St. Mary’s Breakfast Bazaar on Sunday

NEW ULM — St. Mary’s Council #161 is holding a breakfast bazaar on Sunday, Oct. 29, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Social Hall in New Ulm. Menu includes scrambled eggs, ham, cheesy potatoes, german potato salad, BBQs, rolls, fruit, coffee and milk. Adults $7. A bake sale will be held, ...

A ‘shoe sensation’ draws crowd

NEW ULM — Shoe Sensation opened its doors Thursday morning to a long line of customers. The new shoe store is at the Supercenter Square at 1704 Westridge Rd. near Walmart. The New Ulm Willkommen Committee, Mayor Robert Beussman and The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce were present for a ...

Candy for a cause: collection benefits troops

NEW ULM — Starting Monday, students will be able to donate all of their extra Halloween candy to a good cause. At Jefferson Elementary School and the Washington Learning Center (WLC), boxes will be out in the offices for students to drop off whatever candy they choose as part of a Halloween ...

New Ulm Board of Zoning Adjustment would disband

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Board fo Zoning Adjustment passed a recommendation to dissolve itself Thursday, with the duties and responsibilities transfered to the New Ulm Planning Commission. In the last few years, the Zoning Board held monthly meetings before the Planning Commission meeting. All ...

School Board changes co-curricular pay rules

NEW ULM — A memorandum of understanding for the teachers’ union contract for 2017-2019 with Independent School District (ISD) 88 was approved Thursday. The Board of Education approved the memorandum, which changes certain positions related to the musical, at its meeting Thursday ...

They bump, they hoot, they groan…

NEW ULM — The first ever creepy critter presentation by local nature buffs was held in the New Ulm Public Library Wednesday night. Department of Natural Resources naturalist Scott Kudelka and Ron Bolduan, curator at the Nature Learning Center in Riverside Park, presented “Scary Creatures: ...

Cassellius seems to like single site idea for GFW

FAIRFAX — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) school board Board members reviewed on Monday, an Oct. 11 letter from Minnesota Education Commissioner Dr. Brenda Cassellius’ review and comment on a two-question bond referendum coming up on Nov. 7. The first ballot question would authorize ...

German Park rejuvenated

Employees with the New Ulm Street Department lay the groundwork for a new playground at German Park, Wednesday. The new park was approved by the Park and Recreation Commission in July. The new playground will consist of Miracle Recreation equipment provided by Webber Recreation. The project’s ...

Commissioners learn about Yellow Line Project

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners on Tuesday learned about the Yellow Line Project, a new program to divert people with petty crimes brought to the Blue Earth County Jail to mental health resources, when appropriate. Brown County Human Services Director Tom Henderson said the Minnesota ...

PUC briefed on economic development

NEW ULM — At the Public Utilities Commission meeting Tuesday, New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) Coordinator Brian Tohal gave a report of NUEDC accomplishments over the last 10 years. Last month, the PUC approved $50,000 of funding for the NUEDC, even though the city cut its ...

School Board to act on item related to teachers’ contract

NEW ULM — District 88’s Board of Education will vote on an item related to the teachers’ union contract. The board will decide a memorandum of understanding for the 2017-2019 Teacher Master Agreement. However, the agreement itself will be struck from the agenda due to scheduling ...

Open house for 2018 Highway 14 construction project in SE

MANKATO — The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Sleepy Eye will hold an open house to share information on the pavement preservation and sidewalk repair project on Highway 14 in downtown Sleepy Eye that is expected to begin May 2018. Businesses and residents are ...

NU man faces felony meth possession charge

NEW ULM — Timothy J. Barthel, 40, of New Ulm, was charged with felony third-degree methamphetamine possession and fifth-degree drug possession (not a small amount of marijuana) in Brown County District Court Tuesday. According to court documents, New Ulm police were issuing parking tickets ...

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