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Off the Shelf: Favorite (loved) books to recommend

With Valentine’s Day and another potential snow fall coming our way, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book and watch the snowflakes by the fire and with a cup of warm tea. This week was also a nice chance to ask the staff at the library what their favorite books are to recommend ...

Optimist Club sponsors oratorical contest for students

NEW ULM — The Optimist Club of New Ulm is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2018-2019 year. The Optimist Club will judge the local ...

Hooked!

NEW ULM — Despite the steady snow fall, over 1,000 people visited Clear Lake for the New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen 32nd Annual Ice Fishing Contest Sunday. The exact number of ice houses on Clear Lake was unknown, but it was estimated at approximately 150 at the start of the tournament. More ...

NUMC Foundation celebrates in style with its ‘Have a Heart’ gala

NEW ULM — Over 300 people came to the New Ulm Event in their finest outfits for a good cause. The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Foundation hosted its annual “Have a Heart Gala.” The proceeds from the event benefit the Fund for Excellence which impact mental health and addiction ...

GBHS explores the question of German ancestry

NEW ULM — “Are my German ancestors really from Germany?” That question does come up at the German-Bohemian Heritage Society, and President Wade Olsen held a presentation Saturday to help answer it. The German-Bohemian Heritage Society held an open house Saturday. The public was invited ...

Park & Rec Report

Vogel Fieldhouse and walking track closed Saturday, Feb. 9, Sunday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 16 for a youth basketball tournament. The fitness centers, racquetball courts and indoor pool will be open and available to use! Upcoming Lifeguard Training Course offered at the Rec Center Feb. ...

Junior Pioneers Winter Social

NEW ULM — The Junior Pioneers will hold it’s Annual Winter Social on Friday, February 22nd, at Green Mill Restaurant, New Ulm. The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:15 p.m. and meal at 6 p.m., followed by the program. Reservations are due by Tuesday, Feb. 19. Tickets are $30 ...

MVL competes in Loyola speech tourney

MANKATO — The MVL speech team competed on Saturday in Loyola’s Crusader Classic Invitational in Mankato. In the novice division, Ruthie Ulicky and Tia Parker placed 2nd in Duo category, and Daria Witte placed 3rd in Poetry, while Nicole Schumann won the novice Prose category. On the ...

NUMC Foundation’s Have a Heart Gala

New Ulm Medical Center Executive Director, Missy Dreckman shows off the pearls needed to enter the Heads or Tails game played later in the evening.

Gallery exhibit tells immigrants’ stories

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture held an opening reception for the “Immigration: Becoming American” exhibit in the Four Pillars Gallery Friday. “Immigration: Becoming American” is a travelling photo exhibit by Green Card Voices which includes portraits of young ...

NU Film Society screening “The Last Picture Show”

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society is continuing its “coming-of-age” films series with a screening of 1971’s “The Last Picture Show.” The free screening starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the New Ulm Public Library. “The Last Picture Show,” is set in the early 1950s and ...

Searles death case moves forward

NEW ULM — A case involving a 58-year-old Searles man facing felony criminal neglect and felony receiving stolen property moved forward in Brown County District Court Friday. Duane A. Johnson, 18151 Sperl Avenue. S., Searles, appeared in court for the second time in the case. His attorney, ...

Deutscher Sprachklub meeting Feb. 17

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Deutscher Sprachklub will meet Feb. 17 at the GBHS Library from 1 to 3 p.m.. Any and all are welcome to join in and try their luck at speaking or listening to New Ulm German. The GBHS Library is at 1200 South Broadway rear entrance from the alley. Any level of German ...

Family Pinball Day Sunday at The Pinball Place NEW

ULM — The Pinball Place, 827 N. Braodway, will hold Family Pinball Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. All machines will be free play for the afternoon. Admission is $15 cover charge for adults, $12 for ages 15 and under accompanied by adult.

Off the Shelf: “Becoming American”

New Ulm Public Library, in partnership with The Grand Center for Arts and Culture and Brown County Historical Society, will be hosting a six-week program series called “Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” This six-week series will ...

Reinhart family takes the icy plunge for Special Olympics

ST. PETER – Spectators and plungers alike grew silent as the Reinhart family of New Ulm stepped to the edge of the ice at Hallett’s Pond in St. Peter Saturday. It’s not every day a 90-year-old great-great-grandmother takes a jump into an icy pond. The Reinharts were early in the long ...

Mighty fine bird

Wayne Fischer, judge for the 2019 New Ulm Pigeon show, examines a pigeon at the Brown County Fair Grounds Saturday. Fischer said the pigeon show is a tradition that’s gone on for nearly 100 years. Dozens of pigeon breeds, from German Beauty Homers to English Carriers, were featured throughout ...

City experiencing power outages Saturday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities reported it was working on an electrical power outage in the city. The city announced it on the New Ulm Public Safety Facebook site. The area of the outage seemed to be in the South Payne Street area south of Center Street. Crews were working to ...

Park & Rec Report

Weight Lifting for Seniors Class is a 6-week, 60-minute program will approach strength training in a safe, effective and fun way to keep you strong for life. Strength training can ward off muscle loss, keep bones strong, promote mobility and function, prevent falls and even help combat ...

Accident investigation

Submitted photo New Ulm Police officers investigate a two car accident at 11th South Street and Wasington Street on Saturday, at about 12:30 p.m. Ronald Harold Sands, 74, of Alpha, MN, was southbound on Washington Street in a 2009 Toyota Rav4. Ivan Alexis Montalvo, 19, of New lm, was ...