New Ulm

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka prepares to lead a historic themed hike through Flandrau State Park. The tour explores the history of the make-work programs that built the park in the 30s and 40s.

Hiking through Flandrau’s history

NEW ULM — Scott Kudelka led a history hike through Flandrau State Park Saturday morning. Kudelka told the story of the work programs responsible for constructing the buildings in Flandrau during the Depression. The hike through the park was originally intended as a snow shoe hike, but with ...

Commissioners to consider landfill contract

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider a two-year contract Tuesday with Ron’s Recycling of Walnut Grove to collect e-waste and white goods at the Brown County Landfill. Brown County offered residents e-waste and white goods recycling services since 2012, working that entire ...

Local DFL meet-ups start Feb. 25

NEW ULM — The Brown County DFL will hold monthly meet-ups for any local progressives to come together and informally discuss current issues. The first of these monthly get togethers will be at Lola’s in New Ulm at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Meet-ups first took shape during the 2004 ...

Park & Rec Report

Day of Play: Winterblast: TOMORROW Feb. 20 from 12:30-5 p.m. Inflatables, gym games, arts and crafts and other fun activities from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Open Swim offered from 1-5 p.m. FREE admission. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Days of Play are sponsored by ...

Staff photos by Clay Schuldt
Marley Schauer (right) and Vivian Schauer (left) pull chunks of ice out the German Park fountain Friday afternoon. With temperatures in the mid 60s neither girl felt the need to wear a coat and the ice seemed like a novelty.

Record high temp recorded Friday

NEW ULM — On Feb. 17, 1981 a record high temperature of 63 degrees was set in New Ulm. This record was broken Friday. By 1 p.m. thermometers across New Ulm recorder temperatures ranging from 62 degrees to 65 degrees. A high of 64 was reported at the New Ulm Municipal Airport, and the weather ...

Fort Ridgely golf course capital campaign tops $26,000

FAIRFAX — City Administrator Marcia Seibert-Volz told the Fairfax City Council Tuesday that the City of Fairfax has received $26,425 in pledges for the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course capital campaign. The campaign was created in an effort to raise $100,000 for golf course maintenance ...

Boy Scouts from New Ulm Boy Scout Troop 25 (now sponsored by the New Ulm Optimist Club) were at the Norseland Scout Camp Saturday, Feb. 4 at the annual Klondike Derby. Pictured are scouts from the troop preparing for the race. In the sled is Jackson Holm. Others, from left, are Jacob Vogel, Bennet Carlson and Brandon Hoffmann.

Klondike Derby

Submitted photo Boy Scouts from New Ulm Boy Scout Troop 25 (now sponsored by the New Ulm Optimist Club) were at the Norseland Scout Camp Saturday, Feb. 4 at the annual Klondike Derby. Pictured are scouts from the troop preparing for the race. In the sled is Jackson Holm. Others, from left, ...

Priest on leave after allegations of ‘inappropriate’ conduct

NEW ULM — The Diocese of New Ulm announced over the weekend that one of its priests, Fr. Sam Wagner, has been placed on leave from ministry during an investigation of "allegations of inappropriate personal conduct." The statement from Monsignor Douglas Grams, Vicar General of the Diocese ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Above, New Ulm Police Senior Investigator Jeff Hohensee, left, shares some information with Brown County Attorney Chuck Hanson and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in a roundtable on human trafficking at New Ulm City Hall Saturday.

Klobuchar holds human trafficking roundtable in New Ulm

NEW ULM — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar held a roundtable discussion with law enforcement and advocates fighting against human trafficking in the New Ulm City Hall Council Chambers Saturday afternoon. The stop was part of a 10-county swing through the area Klobuchar held Friday and Saturday, ...

Jeff Bertrang

District 88, like rest of state, struggles to find teachers

NEW ULM — District 88 is facing teacher recruitment challenges that are unique compared to most out-state school districts. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released its 2017 teacher supply and demand report earlier this month. The study indicates that teachers in specialized ...

From left, Amanda Jensen, Whitney Jensen, Anna Hayes, Joan Jensen.

Slide Show: Have a Heart Gala

Supporters of New Ulm Medical Center packed the New Ulm Event Center on Saturday for the annual Have a Heart Gala. At left, Chuck Hanson addresses the crowd at the event. Below are photos of some of the attendees.

Kathleen Crandall

Chamber sponsors women’s networking event

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking and development opportunity for women on Thursday, Feb. 23, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus/New Ulm Conference Center. Mingle With A Purpose: Heels And All, featuring Kathleen Crandall, will be an ...

Park & Rec Report

Vogel Fieldhouse (gym courts and track only) is closed today, Feb. 12 for a basketball tournament. It will also be closed on Saturday, Feb. 18 for another basketball tournament. We apologize for the inconvenience. Tot Swim for small children in the shallow section of the pool will be offered ...

A cleanup crew with West Central Environmental Consultants and members of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency prepared to return the alley at 100 North Garden to the public. The mercury cleanup operation was completed Friday evening. The levels of mercury in the alley are below the MPCA’s standard of 500 parts per billion. (Staff photo by Clay Schuldt)

New Ulm mercury spill ‘could have been worse,” says MPCA official

NEW ULM — Mercury cleanup crews released the alley between 100 north Garden and Payne back to the public Friday night after three days of cleaning up a mercury spill that occurred there Tuesday. Cleanup crews contracted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have been on site ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
Darlene Kuester signs up for the Pre-Valentines Craft Show raffle. The top prizes included a big stuffed bear and a fragrance gift set from Herbergers. All the proceeds from the raffle will go to the New Ulm Humane Society.

Pre-Valentines vendor fair and raffle at Mall

NEW ULM — Valentine’s Day is only three days away and to help those last minute shopper,s a pre-Valentine’s craft fair is going on at the Marktplatz Mall. The craft fair began Friday and will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The craft fair is sponsored by James Haviland of ...

ed wood poster

New Ulm Film Society to screen ‘Ed Wood’

NEW ULM—The New Ulm Film Society will screen the 1994 bio-pic “Ed Wood” to kick off their Collaboration Film Series. The screening starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the New Ulm Public Library. The Collaboration Film Series highlights multi-film partnerships between directors and ...

30th Annual New Ulm Ice Fishing contest Sunday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen are holding their 30th annual Ice Fishing Contest on Sunday at Clear Lake near New Ulm. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., and fishing will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $5 per person and every kid who is entered gets a prize. Grand ...

Events at Library today

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library has something for all ages today. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday Cinema will be held in the Children’s Room. The film, sponsored by the Optimist Club of New Ulm, is rated PG and runs 1 hour, 31 minutes. Call 507-359-8336 for the title. The library’s ...

Heartland Express operating on Presidents’ Day

NEW ULM — The Brown County Heartland Express will be operating and the transit office will be open as usual on Monday, Feb. 20, Presidents’ Day. Those in need of transportation on Monday, Feb. 20, should contact the Heartland Express office no later that 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. ...

Musicians Wanted

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Municipal Band has been in existence for over 65 years. Under the direction of Don Jirak, the band shares its music at concerts in beautiful German Park at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights in June and July as well as at a few other local events during the summer months. The ...

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