New Ulm

Shaneman approved for ED/assistant city manager

NEW ULM — Audra Shaneman was appointed as the New Ulm Economic Development Director/ Assistant City Manager during a special meeting of the New Ulm City Council, Monday. Shaneman’s appointment previously came before the council during their regular meeting Tuesday, June 18, but it was ...

Johnson pleads guilty to criminal neglect

NEW ULM — A Searles man who brought his wife home from a nursing home and threw her a “death party” involving methamphetamine pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of criminal neglect that led to her death in Brown County District Court Monday. In the plea agreement, charges of third-degree ...

City dedicates new bike repair station at BMX park

NEW ULM — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the New Ulm BMX Park for the new Bicycle Repair Station. The station was installed three weeks ago and contains tools for nearly every bicycle repair need; including a tire pump, multi-tool, wrenches, and screwdrivers. The station donated ...

Woodstock Tribute show coming to State Street Theater

NEW ULM — This summer marks a half-century since 500,000 youths traveled to Bethel, New York for a music festival on Max Yasgur’s farm. That festival was the now-famous Woodstock. A special tribute concert is coming to New Ulm to recreate the summer of 1969. “Feelin’ Alright! A ...

Commissioners consider new 911 phone system

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider purchasing and contracting with Motorola Solutions to update the Brown County Sheriff’s Office 911 phone system Tuesday, June 25. Contract proposal costs of $127,482 are under Minnesota state contract pricing. They include five years of ...

Coffee with a Cop… and the Chamber

NEW ULM — Chamber members and their guests are invited to the New Ulm Chamber’s next event, Coffee with a Cop, on Thursday, June 27. The event will run from 8-9am and will be held at the New Ulm Chamber (1 N Minnesota St). This program is a way for the New Ulm Police Department to to ...

Bach to Bock

NEW ULM — Schell’s Brewery hosted a different kind Bach festival Sunday with a “Bach & Brews” performance. The “Bach” in Bach & Brews refers to the famous German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Most of Bach’s work was sacred music to be performed in churches, but he did ...

Still time to enter city’s Big Tree contest

NEW ULM — The Northern Catalpa tree is known for its large bell-shaped white flowers and uneven or oval-shaped crown of branches. Whoever can find and identify the largest specimen in New Ulm by July 1 will win the annual New Ulm Big Tree Contest. This is the 11th year the New Ulm Tree ...

Kiesling House programs focusing on history

NEW ULM — For the last three summers, the Historic Kiesling House has been open to visitors and special program, but 2019 is the first year it has been operated by the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS). The Kiesling House was constructed in 1861. It survived the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War ...

Good times at the block party

NEW ULM — Summer is here and area youth are looking for things to do. Saturday the place to be was the Annual Summer Party on Valley Street. The event was started three years ago by Sandy Taylor as a way to give area children something do. For the last two years, the celebration was hosted ...

Lions Walk to D-Feet Children’s Hearing Loss

Submitted photo Ten New Ulm Lions and friends participated in the 8th annual Lions “D-Feet Children’s Hearing Loss” walk on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the U of M Landscape Arboretum, Chaska MN. Over $92,000 was raised for the Lions Children’s Hearing Center at the University of ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Community Concert in German Park Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Entertainment by Molly and Sonny Boy. Municipal Band Concerts are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on July 10, July 17 and July 24! FREE Yoga in the Park for all ages! Enjoy beautiful summer Saturday mornings in our Parks ...

Friday Bloodmobile collection

The Red Cross Bloodmobile collected 62 units of blood on Friday, the last day of its three-day stop in New Ulm. The goal for the day was 78 units. Gallon pins were awarded to Nicole Portner, 1 gallon; Brice Andree, 14 gallons, Delbert Fischer, 16 gallons, and Richard Schnobrich, 17 ...

Solstice celebration marks longest day of the year

NEW ULM — The sunset on Friday evening was special. It arrived at 9:06 p.m. making it the longest day of the year with 13 hours, 46 minutes and 41 seconds of sunlight. The summer solstice is not only the longest day of the year but the first day of summer. A special celebration was held in ...

Area Church Services

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

Off the Shelf: Help for struggling readers

I love reading, I am sure that comes as no surprise. You’d be hard pressed to find a librarian who dislikes reading. I love curling up with a book on a chilly morning. I love falling asleep with a book at night. I love stolen moments of the day reading, when I should really be doing something ...

Fromm cleared on felony counts

NEW ULM — Brown County District Judge Robert Docherty dismissed two felony charges against a Sleepy Eye woman accused of abusing her three stepchildren, but convicted her on four other gross misdemeanor charges. After a two-day bench trial, Docherty spent about 20 minutes of case study ...

Committee opts for modular blocks for Hermann Heights retaining wall project

NEW ULM — The Herman Heights Hillside Stabilization Committee reviewed retaining wall materials and planting options, Friday. The committee was formed last year to determine the best way to re-landscape the hillside leading up to the monument. The Kasota-stone limestone retaining wall ...

Council meeting Monday to be on nuCAT

NEW ULM — A special meeting of the New Ulm City Council, scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday, will be televised on nuCAT, the New Ulm Cable Access public access channel. The meeting is being held to consider the appointment of former New Ulm Chamber of Commerce CEO Audra Shaneman as the new ...

Chromebook donation

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools received a donation of 80 Chromebooks from Mary Laraway of New Ulm on Wednesday. K-12 faculty at NUACS continue to integrate the latest technology into their curriculum to enhance instruction and student learning. The school’s goal is to finish adding Chromebook ...