New Ulm

NU Battery shares history at Historic Kiesling House

NEW ULM — Members of the New Ulm Battery, the only town-based Civil War-era militia still in existence in the United States, interacted with the audience and shared the history of the organization at the Historic KIesling House on Saturday. The organization formed to protect New Ulm in the ...

Commissioners to consider railroad crossing safety projects

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider committing to Brown County railroad crossing safety projects at their meeting Tuesday, Aug. 21. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has requested local participation in funding railroad crossing projects. Up to $4,500,000 is ...

Park & Rec Report

Wading pools at Lincoln and Washington Parks are scheduled to close today, Aug. 19. Due to the forecasted warm temps, WASHINGTON WADING POOL will remain open through Sunday, Aug. 26. Hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Pool will not open if temps are not at least 72 degrees or raining. All children ...

Bockfest Boys to play at State Fair

NEW ULM — New Ulm’s own Bockfest Boys will be performing at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. This is not their first performance there, but the band is very excited this year to bring a piece of New Ulm to greater Minnesota. Their raucous, audience-engaging shows will be on Sunday and ...

Youth Fishing contest resultsa

The New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen announce the results of their free youth fishing contest held Aug. 15 at Riverside Park. A total of 143 fish were caught, including sheephead, carp, catfish, sucker and walleye A total of 184 kids registered for the event, many of them first timers at ...

A timely repair

For some time the south face of the Schonlau Park Glockenspiel was stuck on seven minutes to twelve. As of Friday, the southern clock face is now right more than twice a day. A repair crew took the face off the clock and corrected the problem. The city crew also fixed the lights around the ...

Big I beams put in place

Highway construction workers began laying pre-stressed concrete I beams as part of the new Front Street bridge at 5 a.m. Friday. By 10:30 a.m., four of eight 119,000-pound, 145-feet long beams were laid in the two-year, New Ulm Gateway Project that includes decorative brick, stone and concrete.

Editor’s Mailbag

Caregivers Workshop to be offered at NUMC NEW ULM — Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota will be offering a Powerful Tool for Caregivers Workshop series beginning Sept. 10 at New Ulm Medical Center. It will run for six consecutive Mondays through Oct. 15. Powerful Tools For ...

The Shoe Lady coming to the Kiesling House Sunday

NEW ULM — Programming at the Historic Kiesling House, 220 N. Minnesota St., on Sunday, Aug. 19, features Pegeen Rozeske, The Shoe Lady, a historical re-enactor, shoe maker and New Ulm resident. She will present the Art and Mystery of a Cordwainer. A journeyman shoemaker, Pegeen travels ...

MCHC holding health clinic for hunters, photo contest

MADELIA – The Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) is offering a specially priced health screening specifically for hunters on Wednesday, September 19 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Clinic. Hunters that attend will have their height and weight recorded, their blood pressure checked, and ...

Fishing Contest Fun

Kids (above) took a break from fishing with rods and reels to play with some of the catch already turned in at the New Ulm Sport Fishermen Club’s annual Childrens’ Fishing Contest at Riverside Park Wednesday evening. The weather was perfect, the river wasn’t too high, and about 200 kids ...

Brown County Teen Court celebrates 20 years in action

NEW ULM — Brown County Teen Court celebrated turning 20 years old with a visit from a number of dignitaries in the Brown County District Courtroom Wednesday. In 1998, Brown County Probation started the juvenile diversion program in which trained adolescents sit in a courtroom and question ...

County planners OK plat applications

NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission approved a final plate application and four preliminary plat applications Tuesday. A final plat application filed by Casandra Anderson was approved by a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Brian Braun cast the dissenting vote. The 4.85 acre parcel being ...

Dakota War Commemoration Events Scheduled in Brown Co.

NEW ULM — Brown County Historical Society (BCHS), Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society, and New Ulm Public Library are sponsoring a number of events to commemorate the 156th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of Aug. 22-26. Confirm programs at 507-233-2620 or ...

Off the Shelf: What’s new in children’s literature?

Many of you may have gone on vacation this summer, but I was at Camp Read-a-Lot! It is just what it sounds like: a spot for people who read a lot! Teachers and librarians gathered at the Mankato State University Library and talked about books for kids. Prior to the event, I had the opportunity ...

Demo Derby provides big hits

NEW ULM — Saturday night was demo derby night at the fair and the crowd was in for a spectacular conclusion to the two-day derby event. Under the glow of an orange sun partially obscured by smoke drifting from Canada, dozens of vehicles fought before a standing room crowd in the ...

Goat show is Richert family affair

NEW ULM—The FFA and 4-H Goat Show continues to be Richert family affair. The Richert twins, Samantha and Noah were in direct competition through much of the shows. In the FFA show, Samantha took the Market Whether Goat trophy with her goat “Todd,” but Noah won overall with for his ...

Close competition in 4-H Swine Show

NEW ULM — The 4-H Swine show demonstrated healthy competition across multiple fields. No single competitor dominated this show, with a variety of exhibitors taking home first place ribbons. Molly Carnell took Overall Breeding Gilt Swine. She was also the sole presenter in Senior ...

Cougar sighting reported near New Ulm

NEW ULM — A New Ulm couple has reported sighting a cougar on their property. Sonny Maurer and Kami Johnson told KEYC-TV on Saturday they heard a roar near their lakeside home near Lost Dog & Fox Hunters Park. They saw a large tan animal when they searched with a flashlight. They placed ...

Big Ideas builds support for program at Brown County Fair

NEW ULM—All day Saturday, visitors to the Brown County Fair were able to see a new idea from “Big Ideas” come to fruition. The non-profit, Big Ideas, Inc. is an organization located in New Ulm. They work to expose learners age 13 and to the value of skilled trades through hands-on ...

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