New Ulm

County OKs ditch benefits, damages

NEW ULM — Brown County unanimously approved redetermination of Benefits and Damages for County Ditches (CD) 4 and 10 Tuesday. The drainage authority considered testimony by affected landowners and accepted engineer’s reports, and viewers reports of benefits and damages. Commissioner ...

City names finalists for City Manager position

City of New Ulm City Manager Finalists Christopher Dalton has been employed with the City of New Ulm since April of 2018. He began his career at the City as the Assistant City Manager/Economic Development Director and has served in the role of Acting City Manager since November of 2018. ...

Blogger lists NU as Top 5 place to visit in winter

NEW ULM — Minneapolis-based travel blogger Lindsey Ranzau listed New Ulm among the top five Minnesota places to visit in winter Monday. “It’s officially March, but winter’s not over yet folks!,” Lindsey blogged. “If you’re having some cabin fever like me, find my top five places ...

Council to select city manager finalists today

NEW ULM—The New Ulm City Council is expected to begin the interview process for the next city manager. The City Council will approve a list of finalists for the position during its meeting in the New Ulm City Hall today. In August, former City Manager Brian Gramentz announced he was ...

MMHF Jamboree serves up warm memories of Schmidt/Schuft band

NEW ULM — For the first time in three years the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame (MMHF) was able to hold its Concertina Jamboree fundraiser. The musical fundraiser served to raise money for the Hall of Fame, but the previous two years faced extreme weather that forced the cancellation of the ...

Open House Wednesday for Highland and Oak Street Roundabout

NEW ULM — The City of New Ulm is hosting an open house on the North Highland Avenue and Oak Street mini-roundabout project at the High School, Wednesday. The mini-roundabout was recommended by the Safety Commission last summer and approved by the city council in August. The roundabout was ...

Bock Festers take snow in stride

NEW ULM — A fresh layer of snow blanketed the Schells Brewery grounds Saturday morning, making this the snowiest Bock Fest in the last few years. This year, festival goers contended with snow and cold. The temperatures started a three degrees and rose to 10 degrees by 4 p.m. Since Bock ...

MVL Speech Team at Fairmont

Submitted photo The Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School speech team competed on Saturday at the Cardinal Speech Tournament in Fairmont and took home 1st place overall in the large school division. Ruth Dobberpuhl and Lydia Meyer placed 3rd and Tia Parker and Ruth Ulicky placed 4th in the ...

Park & Rec Report

Weight Lifting for Women is a 6-week program designed to familiarize women with our strength and cardio equipment, providing skills needed to plan weight room workouts and guidance for use of machines and dumbbells. Classes are Mondays at 11 a.m. March 11 through April 15. The next session ...

Commissioners to hold county ditch hearings Tuesday

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will hold public hearings for Redetermination of Benefits and Damages for County Ditches (CD) 4 and 10 beginning at 10:30 and 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. The drainage authority will consider testimony by affected landowners and consider acceptance of ...

NUMC ranked top rural critical access hospital in U.S.

NEW ULM — Quality medical care and access to a growing array of medical services are just two of many factors that explain why New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has been named the number one top critical access rural hospital in the United States in 2019. This year is also the eighth time NUMC ...

Mayor doesn’t stand a chance

NEW ULM —A group of masked revelers known as the Narren overran New Ulm City Hall Friday afternoon in an effort to kidnap Mayor Robert Beussman in their annual Fasching tradition. The Narren searched all over City Hall and eventually found Beussman in his office. He was immediately dressed ...

MVL inducts students into National Honor Society

Submitted photo Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School on Thursday, February 21, inducted 22 students into the National Honor Society. Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Robert Klindworth, former principal of MVL. The following students were inducted, as pictured: (Front Row) Mara Weisensel, ...

Off the Shelf: The mysteries of winter

“When they found my sister’s body, the flyers we’d hung around town were still crisp against the telephone poles” begins “The Winter Sister” by Megan Collins. Sylvie is 14 when her sister Persephone crawls out their window to secretly meet her boyfriend, Ben, and never returns. ...

Wingnut RC Flyers take to the air — indoors at Vogel

NEW ULM — Wingnut RC (remote control) Flyers club members flew their battery-powered planes and helicopters almost silently around two basketball courts at Vogel Field house Saturday. Participants included Lake Crystal corn and soybean farmer John Greenough. He said for the past decade, he ...

MVL Speech Team competes in Mankato

MANKATO — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran speech team competed Saturday at the Mankato East speech meet. In the novice division, Ruth Dobberpuhl and Lydia Meyer placed 2nd in the Duo category, while Daria Witte placed 4th and Maggie Spike took 3rd in Poetry. Nicole Schumann placed 3rd in the ...

Knowledge Bowl

Submitted photos The New Ulm High School Knowledge Bowl teams took first and third place at the St. Clair Invitational in Mankato on Friday, February 22.

County Board to consider consultant contract

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider approving a social service revenue consultant contract to purchase the services of MAK Consulting, LLC on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The contract would cost up to $3,900 for three days of consultation with county social workers, case aids and ...

Park & Rec Report

Fit and Strong! Arthritis Management and Prevention Program is a physical activity self-management program for older adults or persons with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA). It combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change. ...