New Ulm

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New Ulm High School senior Glenn Howell, left; Martin Griebel, center; and Isaac Davis, both of New Ulm, install a bench Saturday on a trail they recently built with friends in Adam’s Park. The park is located just north of Cottonwood Street, where it crosses the Cottonwood River at the south end of New Ulm.

Trail, benches added in Adams Park

NEW ULM — Chain saws whirred in Adams Park Saturday as a New Ulm High School senior worked on his Eagle Scout Community Service Project. A few weeks ago, Glenn Howell and a number of his friends cleared a path for a three-fifths mile, unpaved trail loop in Adams Park, along the west bank of ...

Kiesling House features hardanger needlework and wool spinning program today

NEW ULM — The historic Kiesling House, 220 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm will showcase a Hardanger needlework demonstration this Sunday, Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. The program includes demonstrations, hands-on activities and displays. The Norwegian art of hardanger will be demonstrated by Dinah ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Sioux Trail’s Mental Health Center’s newest outpatient therapist Elizabeth Quinby sits in the telemental health room where clients or therapists will be able to connect virtually for teleconferencing.

Sioux Trails takes telemental counseling to the next level

NEW ULM — A new service at a local mental health clinic means clients will be able to lie on their own couch during sessions instead of their therapist’s. Sioux Trails Mental Health Clinic (STMHC) is expanding its telemental health program to allow therapy clients to communicate with their ...

Area Church Services

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery ...

Sorenson faces stalking charges

NICOLLET COUNTY — A 56-year-old rural New Ulm man earlier charged with multiple counts of criminal felony sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a teenage girl, was charged with felony and gross misdemeanor stalking and a misdemeanor domestic abusecharge of violating an order for protection ...

NU man faces felony theft, fraud, forgery charges

NEW ULM — A 55-year-old New Ulm man was charged with felony theft-medical costs, medical assistance fraud and forgery charges in Brown County District Court Aug. 15. According to a complaint received by a Brown County financial worker, Daryle J. Hansen, 519 N. German St., who claimed to be ...

Senior Dining offers lunch and eclipse viewing Monday­

NEW ULM — LSS Senior Dining and C.A.S.T., Community And Seniors Together, invites everyone to view the Solar Eclipse after Senior Dining, Monday, Aug. 21. Senior Dining serves dinner at 11:50 a.m. in the cafetorium and people can view the changing skies through the large windows or on the ...

Suzuki Music Open House scheduled

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Suzuki School of Music is holding its fall semester Open House on Monday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at United Church of Christ, 301 South Minnesota, New Ulm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Members of the faculty will answer questions about the Suzuki Method, lessons, ...

Luke Schmidt guest pastor at Our Savior’s this weekend

NEW ULM — Former NUHS graduate and basketball standout Luke Schmidt will be the guest pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Saturday at 5:30 p.m.. and again Sunday morning at 9 a.m., Aug. 19 and 20. Schmidt is the current associate pastor at Zion Lutheran in Buffalo.

The Enola Gay was the B-29 bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. This was the first incident of a nuclear device being used in warfare.

Rare photos surface of Enola Gay, Bockscar

NEW ULM — Seventy-two years ago this month, the Second World War came to an end after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For many in America, this event can seem like a distant moment as it happened over seven decades ago on the other side of the globe, but for ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Liza Filzen (right) sends the wrecking ball to Madalyn Domeier (left) while Larken Filzen (middle) awaits her turn to strike. For more photos see page 8A.

Summer Day of Play

NEW ULM — Thursday was the perfect night for games and a movie in the park with cool temperatures and a reprieve from the rain. German Park held the annual summer Day of Play. Seven inflatable play sets were place in the park for kids to play on free of charge. The Park and Rec Department ...

Brennen Benson and Taylor Grant play an epic game of chess during Thursday night’s Day of Play. Benson played the white pieces. Grant played the black pieces.

Slide Show: Summer Day of Play

Right: Brennen Benson and Taylor Grant play an epic game of chess during Thursday night’s Day of Play. Benson played the white pieces. Grant played the black pieces. Below: Young Shawn Hacker reaches new heights on the bungee jump ride.

Martin Luther College President Mark Zarling (left) and Margaret Johnson (middle) help Rebecca Johnson (right), a freshman, move into Centennial Hall Thursday, during the first day regular students can move in.

Moving in

Martin Luther College President Mark Zarling (left) and Margaret Johnson (middle) help Rebecca Johnson (right), a freshman, move into Centennial Hall Thursday, during the first day regular students can move in.

Dakota War Commemoration events scheduled

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) and New Ulm Public Library are sponsoring a number of events to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of Aug. 21. Confirm programs at 507-233-2620 or www.browncountyhistorymn.org. Van tour of Leavenworth Rescue ...

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The New Ulm Battery will give a program at the Kiesling House on Saturday.

Editor’s Mailbag

New Ulm Battery program at the Kiesling House Aug. 19 NEW ULM — The public is invited to come to the Historic Kiesling House to see the New Ulm Battery on Saturday, Aug. 19. Members of the New Ulm Battery will interact with the audience and share the history of the organization and tell ...

Sgt. David Nass

New Ulm native David Nass receives Bronze Star

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Gunnery Sergeant David C. Nass was awarded the Bronze Star Medal at a recent ceremony at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The citation that accompanied the award commended Nass for meritorious service during a deployment to northern Iraq from January to July 2016, ...

Staff photo by Connor  Cummiskey

Workers lay down asphalt at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd Street North Thursday afternoon.

Asphalt poured on Broadway

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Workers lay down asphalt at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd Street North Thursday afternoon.

Andrea Leap

Editor’s Mailbag

CASTLE Lifelong Learning kickoff Aug. 22 NEW ULM — C.A.S.T.L.E., Community And Seniors Together Learning Environment, will kickoff its sixth year with a Chamber Music Concert and Party on Aug. 22, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the State Street Theater, Center &State Streets, New Ulm. ...

Off the Shelf: More than just books!

Our wonderful library is laden with wonderful books.  Picture books and captivating covers fill our shelves with color and invite readers to turn the pages!  But we all know that reading surrounds us all day every day and it involves much more than books.  Little children can learn the power ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
The Grandstands were full for the Brown County Demolition Derby. The 80s Stock division was one of the most popular classes and divided into two heats. Brad Wiltscheck in the #342 car took first prize in the second heat.

Fans flock to Demolition Derby

NEW ULM—A rough estimate from ticket takers place as many of 3,000 demo fans in the grandstands Saturday night. The Saturday demo derby was a long awaited event. It marks the 50th anniversary of the Demolition Derby at the Brown County Fair. Saturday was intended to be the second night ...

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