New Ulm

Winthrop man still skates at age 91

WINTHROP — John Sloot still remembers growing up in Holland. “I got a pair of speed skates when I was a child, but I always envied kids with nice figure skates and what they could do. I put up with it,” said Sloot, 91, and still an active member of the New Ulm Figure Skating ...

Colleagues, officials recall former NU Police Chief Howard Zins

NEW ULM — A number of local police and military veterans on Friday fondly recalled Howard Zins, a former New Ulm Police Chief and 26-year Minnesota National Guard retiree and Command Sergeant Major. A New Ulm native, Zins, 75, died Wednesday at his home. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, ...

Brown tells women to build a ‘personal brand’

NEW ULM — Kristen Brown, author and action-focused speaker, said she’s an introvert. However, her claim wasn’t evident as she walked among and interacted with the 75 women attending her leadership development workshop “Digging Deeper with Our Red Heels” at the Best Western Plus ...

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Wingnut RC Flyers meet Saturday NEW ULM — The Wingnut RC Flyers will be flying radio controlled planes, helicopters and drones indoors at Vogel Fieldhouse on Saturday Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to watch. If you have ever been interested in radio ...

Gift card donated to NUMC Foundation

Submitted photo The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation thanks Tony Hudson, who recently donated a $500 Target gift card to New Ulm Medical Center Foundation. Hudson is an employee of Target in Mankato and received the gift card as part of Target’s “Work.Win.Give program,” which allows ...

Birth Announcement

Charlette Dena Goodrich was born on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at 4:38 p.m. at the New Ulm Medical Center. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. Parents are Todd Goodrich and Kayla Andree of New Ulm.

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Tech Presentation for Older Adults NEW ULM — Community And Seniors Together (C.A.S.T.) invites everyone to a free presentation on iPad and Tablet Computer Applications with Chad Aukes, owner of Tech Unlimited. It will be held at 10 a.m.Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m., at the Community Center, ...

Arctic Plunge brings thrills, chills

NEW ULM — From monkey suits to Santa Claus and even the Mona Lisa, people lined up in a variety of costumes to take a plunge into the frigid waters for New Ulm’s First Annual Arctic Plunge Saturday. The Arctic Plunge, hosted by Lamplighter Family Bar and Grill, featured an auction, music, ...

Park & Rec Report

Open Skate/Hockey at the Civic Center had to be adjusted this weekend, due to the District Hockey Tournament. Please check our website for the latest, most up-to-date schedules. We apologize for the inconvenience. Winter Day of Play! Join us for WinterBlast TOMORROW, Monday, February 18 at ...

Alice Lind Play Reading Society to read “Streetcar Named Desire”

NEW ULM — In the oppressive heat of post WWII New Orleans, Blanche DuBois attempts to escape from reality and hide in her sister Stella’s life. This attempt is shattered by Stella’s husband, Stanley Kowalski, recently discharged from the army where he served with common-sense ...

Arctic Plunge

Plungers at the first New Ulm Arctic Plunge are shown clockwise, from left: A man identified as “Beel” takes the first dive of the First Annual Arctic Plunge. “Beel” raised the highest amount of $2,057;Peacock Pack-Team Schell’s didn’t hesitate to take a dip in the water tank; Becky ...

Ready for the plunge

Bleachers were set up outside Lamplighter Family Sports Bar and Grill Friday in preparation for New Ulm’s First Annual Arctic Plunge on Saturday. Minnesota  Street will be closed and plungers will jump into a tank placed in the street. Herb Knutson, owner of Lamplighter, said registration ...

Marshall is let go as utilities director

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission formally terminated Rod Marshall’s employment as utilities director, Friday. New Ulm City Manager Chris Dalton said he, the human resources director and the personnel committee met with Marshall on Monday, Feb. 12 to go over performance ...

County Commissioners to consider South Country Health’s call for capital

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a capital call resolution as requested by South Country Health Care Alliance (SCHA) in an amount not to exceed $1,014,901 at its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Two-thirds of the capital call amount would be due March 22, 2019 and the ...

Off the Shelf: Favorite (loved) books to recommend

With Valentine’s Day and another potential snow fall coming our way, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book and watch the snowflakes by the fire and with a cup of warm tea. This week was also a nice chance to ask the staff at the library what their favorite books are to recommend ...

Optimist Club sponsors oratorical contest for students

NEW ULM — The Optimist Club of New Ulm is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2018-2019 year. The Optimist Club will judge the local ...

Hooked!

NEW ULM — Despite the steady snow fall, over 1,000 people visited Clear Lake for the New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen 32nd Annual Ice Fishing Contest Sunday. The exact number of ice houses on Clear Lake was unknown, but it was estimated at approximately 150 at the start of the tournament. More ...

NUMC Foundation celebrates in style with its ‘Have a Heart’ gala

NEW ULM — Over 300 people came to the New Ulm Event in their finest outfits for a good cause. The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Foundation hosted its annual “Have a Heart Gala.” The proceeds from the event benefit the Fund for Excellence which impact mental health and addiction ...

GBHS explores the question of German ancestry

NEW ULM — “Are my German ancestors really from Germany?” That question does come up at the German-Bohemian Heritage Society, and President Wade Olsen held a presentation Saturday to help answer it. The German-Bohemian Heritage Society held an open house Saturday. The public was invited ...