New Ulm

Cougar sighting reported near New Ulm

NEW ULM — A New Ulm couple has reported sighting a cougar on their property. Sonny Maurer and Kami Johnson told KEYC-TV on Saturday they heard a roar near their lakeside home near Lost Dog & Fox Hunters Park. They saw a large tan animal when they searched with a flashlight. They placed ...

Big Ideas builds support for program at Brown County Fair

NEW ULM—All day Saturday, visitors to the Brown County Fair were able to see a new idea from “Big Ideas” come to fruition. The non-profit, Big Ideas, Inc. is an organization located in New Ulm. They work to expose learners age 13 and to the value of skilled trades through hands-on ...

Llama Show a crowd pleaser

NEW ULM—The 4-H animal shows concluded Saturday evening with Llama show, which is a major crowd pleaser. Due to the rarity of Llama’s in Brown County, the show is typically light on presenter. Last year Cassidy Hacker and McKenzie Cselovszki were the only two to present the animals. All ...

Film Society goes back to the ’80s with ‘The Big Chill’

NEW ULM — Experience “The Big Chill” this Tuesday with the New Ulm Film Society. The 1983 comedy-drama is the next film in the film society’s’ 80s movie film series and it deals with a subject many Baby Boomers were familiar with in the 80s: the quarter-life crisis. The screening ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Concert in German Park Aug. 13 starting at 7 p.m. Musical entertainment by Chris and Chris, a variety band. Get to Know Nature: Wild Edibles – People eat wild edibles for a number of reasons, including as a legitimate way of economizing food costs, as an excellent source of ...

4-H Dairy Show features a strong field, signals bright future

NEW ULM — The Brown County 4-H Dairy Show featured the best and brightest youths active in the Dairy. Judge Jon Larson said it was fun and a honor to judge such a quality program. He believed Brown County’s dairy future was strong. The only difficult part about his job Friday morning was ...

Braulick, Nienhaus win poultry shows

NEW ULM — Sleepy Eye High School students Maranda Braulick and Martina Nienhaus won the 4-H and FFA Open Class Poultry Shows at the Brown County Fair Aug. 10. Braulick finished first among several dozen competitors with a Gold Star chicken in her first year of 4-H ...

Pulling with power

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Matt Petersen of Springfield finished second in the 4500 hobby stock division with a 228 feet, 1.68 inch pull in his 1940 John Deere A tractor at the Truck & Tractor Pull at the Brown County Fair Friday night.

Auction provides 4-Hers a reward for their efforts

NEW ULM—The 2018 Brown County 4-H Livestock Auction had a strong showing Friday afternoon. A total of 82 animals were put up for auction by the 4-H members. Beef had most entries on the block with 18 beef cows up for bid. The final bidding price on the beef cattle ranged between $225 and ...

Schmidt wins Open Class Market Hog Show

NEW ULM — Ten-year-old Aubree Schmidt of rural New Ulm and the Milford 4-H Club won the Open Class Market Hog Show, receiving the Overall Market and Champion Market Barrow awards Friday. It means Schmidt wins another trip to the Minnesota State Fair. She’s been to the state fair every ...

Pedal pullin’

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Adler Moline of Lake Crystal competes at the Brown County Fair pedal pull Aug. 10. He finished second in the four-year-old division.

Pokémon Go event this weekend

NEW ULM—The dedicated Pokémon Go player is aware this weekend is dedicated a special Community Day Event and the local Pokémon community will be holding another event this Sunday in the Park. The fun starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 in German Park. At this time, players of Pokémon Go ...

Troop 25 at Camp Cuyuna

Submitted photo Boy Scout Troop 25 New Ulm, sponsored by the New Ulm Optimist Club, attended Camp Cuyuna, Scout Camp near Cross Lake, MN, July 8-14. Highlights of the camp were inner-tubing down the Pine River, canoeing to a sand bar to play football, and earning many merit badges. 34 Scouts ...

Off the Shelf: Psychological suspense novels for the win

Well, I just hit the trifecta.Sometimes I need to read a lot of books before I can truly recommend them and fill an article. I’ve had a run of luck recently that I would like to share with you. It was freight day and I saw a book I had been waiting for. And I knew that anything I was ...

Legion Riders roll into New Ulm

NEW ULM — More than 60 Minnesota Legacy Run riders rolled into New Ulm Aug. 4, stopped at Oak Hills Living Center and received a number of donations for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. Minnesota Legacy Run Chairman Steve Sullivan received a number of checks including one for ...

Commissioners to consider contract with NU treatment plant

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a contract on Tuesday with the New Ulm Waste Water Treatment Plan (WWTP) to treat leachate produced by the Brown County Landfill. The landfill produces about 1,300,000 gallons of leachate per year, which is not normally a problem. The ...

Park & Rec Report

German Park Playground Photoshoot – Please bring come and play at German Park Monday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The playground manufacturer that produced the custom German Theme Castle playground is going to be shooting professional photos to be featured in their National Catalog and needs ...

NUFD battles garage fire

NEW ULM — A fire claimed a residential garage on at 827 S. Valley Street. New Ulm Fire Department received a call at 10:33 a.m. reporting a fire in a garage belonging to Shirley Kline. After the call came through, Fire Chief Paul Macho said he could see the smoke plume from the Fire ...

On the way to Sturgis

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt A motorcycle group called “The Accelerators” made a stop in New Ulm Friday. The group is on its way to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Most of The Accelerators are from Illinois, but a few are Florida and California natives. The biking group ...

Off the Shelf: Libraries Rock!

\A seven-year-old girl was walking out of the Children’s Room recently with a load of books in her arms. “Miss Jan,” she called across the room, “I just want you to know, libraries really DO rock!” I laughed and agreed with her. We have had so much fun this summer with the Summer ...

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