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Technology provides advanced congestion warning information to travelers

MANKATO – Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, June 11, on Highway 14 from Mankato to North Mankato, which has the highest volume of traffic in southcentral Minnesota. Because of the more than 43,000 vehicles on Highway 14 on an average day, coupled with segmented lane and ramp ...

Poker Walk gets people walking in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The 4th Annual Poker Walk, sponsored by New Ulm Ameriprise Financial, the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, and Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, took place on Fridays throughout the month of May. The walking routes included 20 local businesses and a total of 74 ...

DNR auction in New Ulm on June 16

NEW ULM — Pick-ups, boats, UTVs (Utility Task Vehicles, also known as ‘side-by-sides’) and other items will be for sale during a public auction of surplus equipment held by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in New Ulm. Approximately 175 lots of ...

Brown County DFL to hold Picnic on June 18

NEW ULM — The Brown County DFL will hold its annual picnic on Monday, June 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm. This year’s featured guests are Dan Feehan of Mankato, the endorsed candidate in Congressional District 1, and Mindy Kimmel of New Ulm who is the DFL ...

Hub Club supports 4-H leadership training

Submitted photo The New Ulm Farm City Hub Club donated $750 each to the Brown and Nicollet County 4-H Federations recently. 4-H program coordinators from the counties accepted the donations at the Hub Club Board meeting Tuesday, May 1. The funds have been earmarked for leadership training. ...

Hub Club presents ag books to schools

Submitted photo To help students learn more about farming, the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club presented books about agriculture to the libraries of seven area elementary schools and two public libraries recently. This year’s book donation consisted of three books — one about dairy, one about ...

Three receive Eagle Scout awards

NEW ULM — Connor Schaper, Glenn Howell, and Kyle Brunner of New Ulm Boy Scout Troop 25 were awarded scouting’s highest advancement rank of Eagle Scout on Saturday, May 26. New Ulm Boy Scout Troop 25 is sponsored by the New Ulm Optimist Club. Connor Schaper is the son of Blake and Patti ...

American Legion Auxiliary sends 3 to Girls State

NEW ULM — The Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 Auxiliary is sending three local girls to attend Girls State, June 10-16 on the campus of Bethel University, St. Paul. It will be a week of learning about government, and the delegates will be involved in setting up a state government, ...

Off the ShelfLeaving with the best memories

As I finish my final weeks at New Ulm Public Library, I have been reflecting on nine years in this community and can’t believe how fast the time has passed. It seems just yesterday that Richmond and Connie Scharf hosted a welcome gathering for me with the Library Board, Library and City staff ...

Presidential Awards

New Ulm Middle School recently recognized their Presidential Award winners at a school assembly. Every student in school is tested in 5 areas which are; Mile Run, Sit and Reach, Pull-ups/Flexed Arm Hang, Shuttle Run, and Sit Ups Each person who gets the Presidential Award has to score in the ...

American Legion names Boys State delegates

NEW ULM — Americanism Chairman Alberta Marth-Wohlfeil has announced that the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 will again sponsor three local boys to attend Boys State June 10-16 on the campus of St. John's University, Collegeville. It will be a week of learning about government,and ...

BCHS board facing pressure to change

NEW ULM — Long-stewing divisions at the Brown County Humane Society (BCHS) have brought about an attempt to force changes within the organization. The conflict has created a gathering of concerned community members on a closed Facebook group called Shelter Tails-NU. In the group, which ...

Neighbors kick off summer with party

NEW ULM—The 1600 block of South Valley Street was host to its Second Annual Summer Party. This year over 30 kids and around 10 parents attended the celebration. For the last two years area parents have held an end of the school year celebration for children. This year the party was ...

Ibberson files for Brown County Sheriff

BROWN COUNTY — The Brown County Sheriff’s election became a three-way race this week when six-year deputy Matt Ibberson filed for office June 1. Races also developed in the New Ulm City elections as Kathleen Backer filed for mayor, and Andrea Boettger filing for the Fourth Ward. council ...

St. Paul’s Principal Greg Thiesfeldt moving on to California

NEW ULM — Principal Greg Thiesfeldt of St. Paul’s Lutheran School is answering the call to lead a school in California. Thiesfeldt’s eight years at St. Paul’s officially end June 30. Then he will be the new principal for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School. “It is a call that ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Concerts in German Park begin June 4 with the Concord Singers taking the stage at 7 p.m. Bring the family early to enjoy the Puppet Wagon and the new Playground! The Puppet Wagon is a summertime favorite for all ages, shows start tomorrow, June 4th for the summer! Puppeteers ...

Nuvera Communications, Inc. announces new trading symbol effective Monday

NEW ULM – Nuvera Communications, Inc. (formerly New Ulm Telecom, Inc.) announced Friday that the Company’s ticker symbol on the OTCQB will become NUVR on Monday June 4, 2018. The Company’s corporate name change also will become effective with the Minnesota Secretary of State on June 4, ...

Cathedral Celebration

Members of the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds softball team grab the Section 2A Championship trophy and celebrate after defeating Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 11-1 Friday at Caswell Park in North Mankato. The Grehounds advance to the Class A State Tournament Thursday at Caswell Park. Play starts on ...

New playground ready for fun

NEW ULM—The new German Park Inclusive Playground was up and running as of Friday afternoon. The last step of construction was pouring the rubberized surface for the playground. Workers began pouring the surfacing over Memorial Day Weekend. Multiple layers were poured in place and allowed to ...

Last day of school for Furth, too

Eileen Furth, who has worked for ISD 88 for over 36 years as a teacher and paraprofessional, says goodbye to her last class Friday with a group hug. Furth is retiring as this school year ends.

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