New Ulm

Closer to reopening

German Street moves closer to opening up to the public again after work crews smooth out the fresh asphalt that was laid on Monday. The German Street road reconstruction has been a summer-long project, starting on May 7.

Commissioners to consider CSAH 8 bridge proposal

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider a proposal to assist with an historic bridge alternatives analysis for the Eden Township bridge (CSAH 8) over the Minnesota River Tuesday. Bridge 2110, aka the Franklin or Hale Bridge, is the last truss bridge in Brown County. Closed ...

Chinese man faces criminal sex charge

NEW ULM — A 39-year-old man from Zhejiang, China faces felony 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct and gross misdemeanor 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly touching children inappropriately at a New Ulm hotel swimming pool Saturday. According to court documents, New Ulm ...

Preacher and his Band of Men

The Preacher and His Band of Men played the final Music in the Park event of 2018 Monday night. Due to thunderstorms in the afternoon the performance was moved into the Community Center. The Preacher and His Band of Men. The band played New Age Gospel music starting with a rendition of “God ...

Bridge work resumes

The 7th Street Bridge crew restarte the task of laying I-beams over Front Street. The project was delayed following the discovery of a defect in some of the original I-beams sent to the project.

Park & Rec Report

The Indoor Pool will be closed for annual maintenance Monday, Aug. 27 through Monday, Sept. 3. Locker Rooms will be closed Aug. 27-29. Members who rent lockers will need to remove locks and belongings during this time. Vogel Fieldhouse, racquetball courts and fitness facilities will be open as ...

Walking tours show Battle of New Ulm sites

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society (BACH) hosted a series of walking tours Saturday in commemoration of the 156th Anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War. The morning walking tour was led by Opal Dewanz. The morning tour was intended for younger audiences and highlighted the ...

City Center Apartments introduced with opening VIP tour

NEW ULM — A special VIP open house event was held at the finished City Center Apartments Saturday afternoon. Guests at the event were able to explore the building from the garage basement to the third floor balconies. Project developer Jim Kretsch invited several of the individuals to ...

Police Logs

New Ulm Police *Police received a report at 2:14 p.m. Saturday afternoon of an attempted burglary. Some time in the night a property on 605 N. Front St. was found with the door lock drilled out, but no entry was made and no items were missing.

Bench dedicated in memory of Darlene Ubl

NEW ULM—A bench was placed in Washington Park Friday afternoon to honor the life of Darlene Ubl. Ubl served as a daycare providers for nearly 25 years. Her husband, Tom estimated she watched over 75 children in her career from their home located three blocks from the park. Tom said ...

Historian examines aftermath of US-Dakota War

NEW ULM — Historian Mary Bakerman gave a presentation Friday on the immediate aftermath of the Dakota-U.S. War of 1862. The presentation was part of the Brown County Historical Society’s (BCHS) 156th anniversary commemoration. Bakerman’s presentation “After Wood Lake” was held in ...

Off the Shelf: Dakota War Commemoration events scheduled

Brown County Historical Society (BCHS), Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society, and New Ulm Public Library (NUPL) are sponsoring a number of events to commemorate the 156th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of August 22-26. The events will include historical presentations and walking ...

Popcorn Wagon Saturday

Photo by Carolyn Marti Smith The Brown County Historical Society’s historic popcorn wagon will be operating on Center Street in front of the Museum on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A part of local history since 1914, the wagon was purchased by the Brown County Historical ...

New Ulm Club donates to schools

Submitted photo The New Ulm Club donated checks for $500 to the athletic programs of New Ulm’s three high schools during the New Ulm Club Picnic on Monday. Pictured above are Harold Remme (right), president of the New Ulm Club; and from left Craig Morgan, athletic director at Minnesota ...

New District 88 teachers ready to start year

This year’s new District 88 teachers gather outside New Ulm Middle School on Monday after the first day of new teacher orientation in preparation for the new school year.. Nearly 20 teachers were added to New Ulm public this year. Bottom row L to R: Jacob Beilke (Grade 6), Jill Berdan ...

Council to consider new Cottonwood park request

NEW ULM — Residents have requested a new park be added to the upper Cottonwood Street/Dacotah West subdivision area. The New Ulm City Council will consider at Tuesday’s meeting whether New Ulm staff should evaluate areas for a new Cottonwood Street neighborhood park. Last week at the ...

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 ...

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