New Ulm

Council sets work session on RENU recommendation

NEW ULM - Two weeks ago the the Reinvest New Ulm (RENU) Committee unanimously approved a sales tax recommendation during its June 7, 2016 meeting. Tuesday night the New Ulm City Council formally received and filed the recommendation and set a work session for further review.RENU Chair Toby ...

Strength of the Saints Relic Tour coming to New Ulm Tuesday

NEW ULM - Relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two 16th-century martyrs who exemplified courage and conviction in the face of persecution, are coming to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm on Tuesday, June 28 as part of the Strength of the Saints Relic Tour.Relics of the ...

NU-Telecom holds annual meeting and board election

NEW ULM New Ulm Telecom, Inc., held its 112th annual shareholders' meeting at the New Ulm Event Center on May 26th.James P. Jensen retired from the board and was recognized for his 34 years of service, including 16 years as Board Chair. Perry Meyer and Bill Otis were elected to the Board of ...

BMX State Qualfier brings hundreds to New Ulm track

NEW ULM - The River Valley BMX Track hosted hundreds of racers and spectators Sunday for the New Ulm State Qualifier Races. Over 300 participants from across Minnesota registered to compete in Saturday's races.The River Valley Qualifier is only the third qualifier held this year. A Qualifying ...

Historic dad hobbies featured at Kiesling House and Harkin Store

NEW ULM In honor of Father's Da,y local historical sites held special programs that any dad would love. The Kiesling House hosted a demonstration on old fashioned sausage making and the Harkin Store program featured leather working.Kathleen Backer and Dan Juni spend the afternoon in the ...

Business & Professional

Dr. Newman completes continuing education course on varicose veinsNEW ULM - Kellie Newman, MD, a board-certified general surgeon at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) recently completed continuing education regarding new ways of treating varicose veins.Newman has performed varicose vein ablation at ...

Storm hit hard in Home Township

HOME TOWNSHIP - A tornado hit through farms in Home Township Friday, tearing off doors, damaging roofs, knocking over trees and at least one building.Jenny Fischer, the owner of Royal Ridge Farm, did not even see the storm before it descended on her farm."The first thing I heard was when it ...

NUMAS House welcomes visitors Saturday

NEW ULM - NUMAS Haus was packed Saturday as New Ulm residents took advantage of an open house to peak inside and ask questions about who will be able to reside there.The building should be ready to take tenants at the end of July, though the project still needs a few small items and could ...

Courage Kenny Rehab Institute to have official opening Tuesday

NEW ULM - Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is cutting the ribbon on its newly remodeled facility. The cutting will be Tuesday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. located in the New Ulm Medical Center, 1324 Fifth St. N. An open house will follow until 7 p.m.The majority of the lower level of the clinic ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Ancestry Database Class at LibraryNEW ULM - The New Ulm Public Library will offer an introduction to Ancestry Library Edition on Tuesday, June 21 at 8:30 a.m. This one-hour, hands-on session is for people new to the Ancestry Library Edition genealogy database. Basic computer skills are ...

Park & Rec Report

Wading Pools are open daily from 1-7 p.m. for children through age 8. FREE admission, but all children must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 and are responsible for the children they bring to the pool! There are NO lifeguards on duty. Air temperature must be at least 72 degrees or ...

Bertrang honored

Submitted photoThe Sertoma Club of New Ulm has named Jeff Bertrang as its 2015/2016 Sertoman of the Year. Since joining the Club in 2013, Jeff has been a model member, immediately engaging in all activities sponsored by the Club. In 2015 was on the Service to Mankind committee and the last two ...

Dobie and Gangelhoff back from Legion Girls’ State

NEW ULM - Rose Dobie and Nicole Gangelhoff returned home Saturday from the 70th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, held this past week at Bethel University Arden Hills.Dobie attends New Ulm Public High School and is the daughter of Alan and Cheryl Dobie. Gangelhoff attends Cathedral ...

Heavy rainstorm dumps over 3” on New Ulm

NEW ULM - Another round of thunderstorms hit New Ulm Friday evening.Over 3.5 inches of rain fell between 5 and 9 p.m., according to National Weather Service observer Victor Roepke. Winds reached a maximum 37 mph with gusts up to 53 mph, according to records at the New Ulm Municipal Airport. ...

ISD 88 Foundation names Hall of Fame inductees

NEW ULM - The ISD 88 Foundation and its Alumni Committee announce the selection of six individuals for the 2016 ISD 88 Hall of Fame.This is the Hall of Fame's third year of induction. The Hall of Fame seeks to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their lives or ...

SE man caught in sex sting pleads to lesser charge

NEW ULM - A 53-year-old Sleepy Eye man originally charged with gross misdemeanor prostitution in a public place pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor prostitution charge in Brown County District Court.Steve R. Kramer, 53, 316 Elm St. N.E., was sentenced to 10 days local confinement, stayed ...

Brown County Humane Society to hold fundraiser at McDonald’s

The Brown County Humane Society is partnering with McDonalds in New Ulm to hold a McFundraiser Night.The McFundraiser Night will be held on Wednesday, June 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McDonalds in New Ulm. The Brown County Humane Society will receive a percentage both from in-store and ...

Ceremony honors Poor Handmaids who lived, worked in New Ulm

NEW ULM - Sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ (PHJS) visited New Ulm Saturday, making stops at the New Ulm Medical Center and the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.The handmaids held a prayer service to honor the sisters buried at the cemetery who had served in the hospitals of New Ulm in the ...

Big construction projects in New Ulm

NEW ULM - Construction began this week on the site of the new ALDI store located off Westridge Road.This week the sewer and water services were installed Wednesday which required temporary road closures.On Thursday the work crews began building up the foundations for the building. A week from ...

Summer Lunch program reaches out for kids

NEW ULM - District 88 is rolling out its free lunch program for children under 18, and now there are buses.The Monday through Friday service began at the end of May and runs through July 29. Everyday - except the Fourth of July - kids can go to the New Ulm Middle School Cafeteria between 11:15 ...