New Ulm

Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation
This map from the Minnesota DOT shows the area in New Ulm and on Highway 15 South that will be under construction starting on Monday at 7th North Street.

Busy summer on Broadway

NEW ULM — This Monday marks the official start of road construction season in New Ulm. On May 1, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) crews will begin reconstructing Broadway, starting at 7th North and moving south through city and following Highway 15 to Searles. The project is ...

Students from St. Anthony’s second grade class celebrated Arbor Day in German Park Friday morning. The students participated in Mayor Robert Beussman’s annual Arbor Day proclamation and listen to tree themed stories and songs performed by Youth Services Librarian Jan Keaveny. As part of the program the second graders helped plant a new tree in the German Park. The tree planted this year was a ginkgo or maidenhair tree. According to the University of Minnesota Extension website, The ginkgo is soil adaptable and free of disease and insect. The tree is tolerant of heat, wind and air pollution making it the perfect tree for an urban environment.

Arbor Day

Students from St. Anthony’s second grade class celebrated Arbor Day in German Park Friday morning. The students participated in Mayor Robert Beussman’s annual Arbor Day proclamation and listen to tree themed stories and songs performed by Youth Services Librarian Jan Keaveny. As part of the ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Eight law enforcement agencies were involved in a half-hour, high-speed chase that began with a gas drive-off in New Ulm and concluded on State Highway 4, just south of Fairfax Thursday night. The suspect vehicle, a 1991 Jeep Cherokee, is pictured in the New Ulm Police Dept. Impound Lot. The Jeep was driven by Joshua D. Panitzke, 22, Belview. He is being held in the Brown County Evaluation Center. A passenger in the Jeep, Travis J. Walker, 26, Hopkins, is being held in the Brown County Jail due to three McLeod County warrants. There were no injuries. Damage was minor to three squad vehicles.

High-speed chase ends near Fairfax

NEW ULM — A 22-year-old Belview man and a 26-year-old Hopkins man were arrested Thursday evening after a half-hour, high-speed chase that covered parts of four counties, and reached speeds of 105 mph. The suspect vehicle driver, Joshua D. Panitzke, 22, Belview; and a passenger, Travis J. ...

PUC  proposes natural gas overbilling settlement

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission agreed to submit a settlement agreement to the Hutchinson Utilities Commission (HUC) to resolve a metering error that resulted in New Ulm being overbilled $1.2 million for natural gas from the Hutchinson pipeline. Utilities Director Patrick ...

Commissioners table treatment service request

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously voted to table a request Tuesday for a letter of support for a Sleepy Eye man hoping to operate an outpatient chemical dependency treatment service in New Ulm. Brown County Human Services Director Tom Henderson said he would invite Wade L. ...

“Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and World War I” to open May 6

NEW ULM — The new Brown County Historical Society exhibit, “Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and World War I,” opens to the public May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A pair of special events will precede the public opening. On May 4, there will be an exclusive Reception and Tour fundraiser ...

Chamber offering Leadercast May 5

NEW ULM — Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at Martin Luther College in New Ulm on May 5 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. This is the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce’s sixth year providing Leadercast to ...

Staff photo by Kevin Sweeney
Megan Benage, one of the speakers at the March for Science, talks to an appreciative crowd at Hermann Heights Park during the March for Science event in New Ulm Saturday.

Speakers extol role of science in life

NEW ULM — March for Science supporters in New Ulm didn’t actually march on Saturday, but their appreciation for science was nonetheless evident. In the bright sunshine in Hermann Heights Park, the crowd nodded and clapped as speakers talked about the benefits of science in their everyday ...

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
McKenna Berdan and Hunter Bode promenade during the Grand March at the Cathedral High School Prom on Saturday. For more photos from the grand march, turn to page 6B.

CHS Prom

McKenna Berdan and Hunter Bode promenade during the Grand March at the Cathedral High School Prom on Saturday. For more photos from the grand march, turn to page 6B.

Cub Scouts from the Western Prairie region of the Twin Valley Boy Scout Council competed in their Pinewood Derby competition  Saturday at Maday Motors in New Ulm. At right, Scouts watch a close finish in one of the heats. The winners were 1st: Tyler Oswald, Pack 51, New Ulm; 2nd: Dylan Portner, Pack 51, New Ulm, and 3rd: D.J. Perrizo of Pack 10 in Windom. A total of 17 Cub Scouts from around the region competed

Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouts from the Western Prairie region of the Twin Valley Boy Scout Council competed in their Pinewood Derby competition Saturday at Maday Motors in New Ulm. At right, Scouts watch a close finish in one of the heats. The winners were 1st: Tyler Oswald, Pack 51, New Ulm; 2nd: Dylan Portner, ...

Turner Hall, as well as its guests, was decked out in its finest for the annual Gala Saturday night. The Gala’s theme this year was Fine Imitation. Guests were invited to dress up to recreate famous photos of the past. Turner Hall itself was decked out with strings of lights, lasers and at one point fog machines for an interesting atmosphere. See more photos on page 8A.

Turner Hall Gala

Turner Hall, as well as its guests, was decked out in its finest for the annual Gala Saturday night. The Gala’s theme this year was Fine Imitation. Guests were invited to dress up to recreate famous photos of the past. Turner Hall itself was decked out with strings of lights, lasers and at ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Founder and owner of Andy’s Bike Shop Andrea Hoffmann checks the shifting mechanism on a bike at the New Ulm Bike Expo Saturday.

Bike Expo teaches riding safety, traffic rules

NEW ULM — Cyclists of all ages learned bike safety and got a free safety check during the New Ulm Bike Expo Saturday. The second annual expo had lessons for kids to learn how to safely ride, along with starter bikes and helmets. Afterward, attendees could take a bike ride led by Bob ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
While burning brush west of New Ulm, Red Rasmussen accidently lit cattails in a slough nearby. Nobody was hurt in the fire.

Planned fire gets out of control

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Fire Department was dispatched south west of New Ulm to stop an out-of-control slough fire. While burning brush, Red Rasmussen, who owns property the fire was on and near, lost control of the blaze. The fire spread through cattails surrounding a pond. The Fire ...

Turner Hall was decked out with strings of lights, lasers and at one point fog machines for an interesting atmosphere.

Turner Hall’s Fine Imitation

Turner Hall’s annual Gala Saturday night attracted 230 people, almost a full house. The Gala’s theme this year was fine imitation. Guests were invited to dress up to recreate famous photos of the past. The photos then were put into the Turner Hall’s calendar, which will be available for ...

Liza Dittrich escorted by Andrew McCain.

Photo Gallery: CHS Prom

Cathedral High School celebrated its 2017 Prom on Saturday. with the theme “Enchanted Forest.” Photos by Steve Muscatello For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
The Fort Ridgely State Park golf course remains closed but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and City of Fairfax have entered into a short-term maintenance agreement designed to allow the golf course for summer use.

DNR, Fairfax have Ft. Ridgely short-term maintenance agreement

FORT RIDGELY STATE PARK — The Fort Ridgely State Park golf course remains closed but preparations are being made for the golf course to be used this summer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently entered into a short-term maintenance agreement with the City of Fairfax. ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
MSU student Elizabeth Stensland stands inside her installation “Centrum of Gaiety.” Using nylon and 150 pounds of clay she created a colorful piece that used gravity as an element of art. This work and other can be viewed at The Grand’s “Interspersonal” art exhibit.

MSU art students featured at new art show

NEW ULM—The Grand Center for Arts and Culture opened a new exhibit to the public Friday, titled “Interspersonal.” “Interspersonal” (sic) is a collection of art instillations created by MSU students. “Installations is art made specifically for the space,” MSU Instructor Liz ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Brown County License Bureau staff wear their green Donate Life shirts at work Friday in an effort to bring awareness to the need for organ, eye, and tissue donation. Pictured from left, Suzanne Jensen, Annette Olson, Robbi Koons, Chris Benzing and Nancy Renner. For more information,visit https://www.life.source.org/

License Bureau staff supports donating organs, tissue

NEW ULM — If you were at the Brown County License Bureau Friday, you probably noticed the bright green shirts employees were wearing. The green shirts promotes the public to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Everyone has the potential to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. ...

White lions and tigers doing tricks for their tamer opened the show during Circus Page’s show Friday evening at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Circus Pages in New Ulm

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey White lions and tigers doing tricks for their tamer opened the show during Circus Page’s show Friday evening at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Jay Pfaender holds his grandfather Albert’s loving cup that will be on display in the Brown County Historical Society Museum’s World War I exhibit. Pfaender received the cup from his relatives in Colorado who brought it when visiting to see Pfaender’s aunt Marion interred in the New Ulm City Cemetery.

Pfaender cup on loan for WWI exhibit

NEW ULM — A rare artifact is being loaned to the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum for its World War I exhibit. Jay Pfaender, great-grandson of one of New Ulm’s founders, William Pfaender, has loaned a loving cup awarded to his grandfather Major Albert Pfaender. The cup’s ...

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