New Ulm

137 ribbons; 137 victims of child abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.In 2015 there were 137 alleged victims of child abuse in Brown County. 137 blue ribbons have been hung on a tree on the corner of Garden Street and Center Street to elevate awareness of child abuse and the prevention of abuse and neglect.The blue ...

Remodeling contracts awarded

NEW ULM - In a special meeting Monday, the District 88 Board of Education approved contracts for remodeling of the future middle (currently the high school) school and Jefferson and Washington schools.The Jefferson and middle school campus contracts totalled $3.24 million.The larger of the ...

Ditch petition on county agenda

NEW ULM - Brown County commissioners will consider a petition for partial abandonment of County Ditch 3 and set a May 17 hearing as requested by Anthony and Joyce G. Hoffmann on their Tuesday meeting.Minnesota law provides that an owner of benefited property may petition the Drainage Authority ...

Hermann Park playground contracts before council

NEW ULM - The City Council is expected to award a bid estimated at $103,700 for the poured-in-place playground surfacing project at Hermann Heights Park at its Tuesday meeting.The surfacing project is the first step in creating New Ulm's first inclusive playground.The surfacing will support a ...

Nominations sought for Tourism Person of the Year

NEW ULM - Tourism has long been a factor in New Ulm's economic health.Recognizing the impact of tourism each year, the New Ulm Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) gives an award for Tourism Person of the Year. Applications for nominees are now being accepted.The award honors individuals, ...

Food co-op seeks downtown New Ulm location

NEW ULM - Despite having to close its doors at its former South Minnesota Street location due to real estate litigation, the New Ulm Community Market and Cooperative lives on with a wide variety of locally-produced food.Elena's bread, which is made with local honey and without preservatives, ...

Small Business Development Center to hold seminar in New Ulm on April 7

MANKATO - The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Minnesota State University is partnering with The Legal Professionals in New Ulm to present "Planning for Success: How to Manage your Business in a Changing World."This workshop will provide information to help with the operation and ...

Home, Health show also caters to homeless

NEW ULM - While many of the exhibitors at the New Ulm Home and Health Show offer services of interest to homeowners looking for ways to improve their homes, at least one exhibitor features a project tht wants to help the homeles..First United Methodist Church Pastor Jo Anne Taylor and other ...

Brown Co. Republicans gather in Sleepy Eye

SLEEPY EYE - State Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-16B) of Hanska, announced Saturday he has a challenger in the November general election, during comments at the Brown County Republican Convention at the Orchid Inn.Austin Grossenburg of New Ulm, a science teacher at Springfield High School, had ...

Public offers input on Gateway Hwys. 14/15 aesthetics

NEW ULM - New Ulm Gateway 14/15 Open House participants ranked aesthetic design considerations at a Minnesota Highway Department (MnDOT) open house Thursday at the New Ulm Community Center.If enough City of New Ulm funding is secured, bridges over Front Street, the Minnesota River and Highway ...

Rosenbloom honored as League of Women Voters celebrates 80 years

NEW ULM - The New Ulm League of Women Voters celebrated its 80th anniversary Thursday with a reception at the Lind House marked by speeches, a skit illustrating League history, and ceremonies recognizing long-term members and the group.The event was attended by Minnesota League of Women Voters ...

Police to enforce junk, blight ordinance

NEW ULM - Police are stepping up enforcement of public protection ordinances throughout New Ulm.Police will be surveying residential, commercial and industrial properties for potential public protection ordinance violations, specifically those that fall under chapter 8 section 6.63 of the City ...

SE Council discusses land swap

SLEEPY EYE - The Sleepy Eye City Council discussed the purchase of the former Marti property south of Miller Sellner Implement by Jason Schroepfer of Schroepfer Trucking, rural Sleepy Eye at a special meeting on Thursday.City Manager Mark Kober said the City was interested in selling the ...

Castle house owner requests lot split

NEW ULM - A preliminary plat for the properties at 16 and 20 S. Broadway, commonly known as the Castle House, was approved by the Planning Commission Thursday.The owner of the property, Robert Van Zile, applied for the plat in order to sell the property. At this time two residential units ...

Bus tours of Minneopa State Park’s bison range set April 2, 10, 16 and 17

MANKATO - To celebrate the arrival of bison to Minneopa State Park, free bus tours of the park's bison range will be offered three times each day on April 2, 10, 16 and 17.Visitors will have an opportunity to ride through the bison range with Minneopa Area Naturalist Scott Kudelka and learn ...

Alleged sexual assault accomplices face charges

NEW ULM - A 44-year-old Sleepy Eye man and a 28-year-old Springfield man who allegedly participated in a March 26 sexual assault in Sleepy Eye were charged Wednesday in Brown County District Court.Ruben G. Astorga, 400 Water St. S.W., Sleepy Eye; and John A. Fields, were each charged with ...

Construction contracts on Dist. 88 agenda

NEW ULM - The District 88 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, to approve contracts for remodeling the future middle (now high school ) school and Jefferson Elementary school.The board will meet in room 415, at the Thriveon building, 210 20th St. S. ...

Spring Concert at MVL

The Chargaliers choir sings during theSpring Sacred Concert Wednesday atMinnesota Valley LutheranHigh School.Staff photo by Steve Muscatello

Holy Land Dinner Theater presents ‘The Bachelor King’

ST. GEORGE - The public is invited to the 20th annual Holy Land Dinner Theater proudly presenting "The Bachelor King" on Saturday, April 2 and 9. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. A 1:30 p.m. matinee will be performed on Sunday, April 10."Our actors just keep coming ...

Madelia man interfered at fire scene, faces charges

MADELIA - A 42-year-old Madelia man faces six misdemeanor charges for his involvement in the Feb. 3, fire that destroyed much of the central part of the business district in the middle of an early-morning blizzard that hampered fire fighting efforts by multiple departments.Bryce G. Weiss was ...

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