New Ulm

Drive In

Saturday night movie goers were able to travel to the past for a drive-in film at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The film was shown on the eve of New Ulm’s Autofest, which takes place today at the fairgrounds. This is the fifth year the Autofest has celebrated with drive-in movie. Each year ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Concert in German Park on June 25 will have entertainment by The Original German Band starting at 7 p.m. Bring the family early to enjoy the Puppet Wagon at 6:15 p.m. Look for our new FREE Rec On the Go program traveling to a location near you this summer to play games, ...

Marktplatz Mall ready for final closeout

NEW ULM — Saturday was the last day of the Marktplatz Mall Store closeout and was the last chance for customers to find discounted items from leftover mall inventory. Herberger’s will remain open for the time being until the inventory has been sold off, but the rest of the mall is ...

Take a turn on the butter churn

NEW ULM — Through the rest of June, the Kiesling House is offering visitors a turn at churning butter. Last week on June 16 the Kiesling House started its summer historical programing with an old-fashion butter making lesson and continue the program this weekend. Historic reenactor ...

Autofest kicks off with ‘Duel’ drive-in movie

NEW ULM — Considered by some vehicle enthusiasts as one of the best shows in southern Minnesota that gets better every year, the 18th Annual New Ulm Autofest 2018 Cycle and Car Show begins with a free drive-in movie at about 9:30 p.m. today (June 23). “Duel,” a 1971 road thriller film, ...

Police investigating school threats; seize 17-year-old’s electronics

NEW ULM — New Ulm police have seized the electronic devices of a 17-year-old who is suspected of making threats to the District 88 schools. The threat to school safety was brought to the attention of local parents Thursday after they received a message from Superintendent Jeff ...

NU man faces felony burglary, assault charges

NICOLLET COUNTY — A 26-year-old New Ulm man faces eight charges in Nicollet County District Court including three counts of felony burglary. Stephen J. Laway, 100 S. Front St., New Ulm, faces three counts of felony 1st-degree burglary, two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault, two counts ...

Cottonwood River forecast to reach 15.5 feet

NEW ULM — The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood warning for the Cottonwood River at New Ulm affecting Brown County at 9:43 a.m. Friday. The river was measured at 12.6 feet at 9 a.m. Friday. Flood stage is 11.0 feet. The river will continue to rise to near 15.5 feet by Saturday ...

Two arrested in middle of burglary

SLEEPY EYE — Brown County deputies arrested two men Friday afternoon after receiving a report of a burglary in progress in Eden Township. After getting a call about an apparent burglary in progress from the property owner at 32440 295th St., Eden Township at 12:41 p.m., sheriff’s deputies ...

Three from MVL attend Girls State

NEW ULM — For the first time, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School has been able to have their Senior girls eligible to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State leadership seminar held at Bethel University in St. Paul. MVL officials moved their 10-day History Tour to a week later ...

Local, area youth excel at dairy show

NEW ULM — Local and area competitors in the 18th Annual Southern Minnesota Youth Dairy Show at the Brown County Fairgrounds made their presence known Saturday. Isaac Nelson, 18, of Sleepy Eye and his four-year-old cow “Beautician” received the Supreme Champion Award. Nelson, the son of ...

Youth POWER program organizes kids for youth service activities

NEW ULM — Kids were invited to a day of positive play last week to kick off a new effort for youth to create a positive impact on their community. The Optimist Club is teaming up with the Underage Substance Abuse Council (USAC) to encourage youth-led service projects. Youth POWER ...

Park & Rec Report

German Park Bavarian Castle Playground Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting (rescheduled from last week) will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18. The public is encouraged to come! Afterward, stay for the Puppet Show and the Community Concert! Please stay out of the newly seeded areas that ...

Open house opens door to NUFD history

NEW ULM — An open house at the new New Ulm Police (NUPD) and Fire Department (NUFD) storage building Saturday opened the door to history for visitors. The building located at 427 22nd St. N., houses a number of fire department antiques, including an 1870 horse-drawn hand pumper. That was ...

Homeless couple face felony charges

NEW ULM — A homeless man and woman, Nathaniel G. Owens, 37, and Kylie K. Denault, 19, were charged in Brown County District Court Friday with felony 5th degree drug possession ofmarijuana and aiding and abetting receiving stolen property. In addition, Denault was charged with misdemeanor ...

Off the Shelf: Upcoming book adaptations

Most avid readers will agree: The book is always better than the movie. But that does not mean that the movie or television adaptation won’t be pretty good, too! It seems that there is always a new spate of book adaptations on the horizon; here are some recent notable adaptations. Hulu has ...

State Tourney Celebrations

New Ulm and Sleepy Eye had reason to celebrate in the Minnesota State High School League Baseball Tournament Friday. While New Ulm lost in the semifinals, it defeated Alexandria 8-2 for third place in Class AAA. Sleepy Eye won its semifinal game and will be playing for the State Class A Title ...

Mack, Boettger face off in 4th Ward

NEW ULM — The election year, New Ulm’s Fourth Ward residents will be asked to choose their city council representative for the next four years. Incumbent fourth ward councilor Larry Mack is seeking re-election and candidate Andrea Boettger is running for a first term as ward ...

Search still on hold for missing Sleepy Eye man

BROWN COUNTY — The search for Vincent H. Mathiowetz continues to stall due to the dangerous river conditions. Brown County Chief Deputy Jason Seidl said he is still evaluating the Cottonwood. As of Friday afternoon the river was moving too fast for the safety of search crews. Mathiowetz ...

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