New Ulm

State approves loan for Kraft expansion in New Ulm

ST. PAUL The $100 million expansion Kraft Heinz is making in its New Ulm plant, announced in January, received approval Friday for a $450,000 forgivable from the Minnesota Investment Fund.The Kraft Heinz expansion will add 50 jobs at the New Ulm plant and preserve 90 more, according to New Ulm ...

Commissioners to hear reports Tuesday

NEW ULM - Brown County commissioners will receive annual reports on the Family Facilitator project, Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP), Local Advisory Committee and Bridge on Center activity on Tuesday, May 24.Brown County Family Facilitator Jennifer Winters will provide several sample ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann Heights Playground Update: The park is currently open and able to use equipment, but we are missing some parts to the zip cruise. Hardware should be in very soon. An open house and ribbon cutting celebration is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 from 4-6 p.m. at the park, with ribbon ...

Flat Track Racing Results

Flying DutchmenMotorcycle ClubFlat Track Racing Results - Saturday, May 21250/450 A: 1. Craig Dye (Kaw); 2. Rich Delak (Yam); 3. Ryan Dean Einerwold (Kt4m. )K; ris Schmidt (Kaw); 5. Matt Ellison (Yam);450 Pro: 1. Josh Koch (Hon); 2. Jeremiah Lindberg (Hon);3. Clint Erickson (Har);50cc Chain SR: ...

Hello, Summer!

Staff photo by Clay SchuldtStudents at St. Anthony's Elementary School in New Ulm were all smiles as they rushed out the door at the end of their last school day Friday, heading for the freedom of summer vacation. School ended a little early this year to match New Ulm Public School's early ...

District 88 honors staff

NEW ULM - Friday was a day of packing up classrooms for the summer for District 88 staff, but first teachers and administration officials gathered for District FS Employee Recognition Event.The program included Teacher of the Year honors for Jefferson Second Grade teacher Katie Schmiesing, ...

Wanda Gag House opens new Bohemian exhibit

NEW ULM - The Wanda Gag House Museum opened a new exhibit Friday dedicated to the New Ulm-born artist. The exhibit is called "Wanda Gag - Art As Life."The exhibit features artwork from Gag's early years, such as a collection of greeting cards drawn and sold by Gag during her years in New Ulm. ...

Ducks drop in

Submitted photoHope & Faith Floral in New Ulm had some unexpected visitors on Thursday. Staff at the store had the door propped open to enjoy the weather, when a mama duck and her 12 to 15 ducklings wandered in. They made a little home for about an hour underneath the front window step, ...

Packing up

Staff photo by Clay SchuldtFrom left, New Ulm Public High School staff Debbie Lacourse, Darcy Salonek, and Jeff Nelson work to box up materials from the old Argriculutre Studies room for transportation to the New Ulm Public High School. Staff has spent the better part of the last few days ...

Hy-Vee recalls store-brand trail mixes

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling six trail mix products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.The products include Hy-Vee Caramel Cashew Honey Crunch Trail Mix, Hy-Vee Dark Chocolate ...

Webster saying no to 5th term on City Council

NEW ULM - Three New Ulm City Council seats will be on the election ballot this November, and there will be at least one new face on the council.First Ward Councilor Ruth Ann Webster said Thursday she does not plan to seek re-election."There are a number of strong, young voters to step up and ...

Perry receives Service to Mankind Award

Staff photo by Steve MuscatelloNew Ulm Sertoma Club president Dave Linn presents Anette Perry without he Service to Mankind Award Thursday at the New Ulm Country Club.Perry was honored for her long involvement in a variety of projects, especially her efforts with 'Little Dresses for Africa' ...

Borchert files for Seeboth’s seat on County Board

NEW ULM - Earlier this week, New Ulm Police Commander Dave Borchert filed for the Richard Seeboth's First District Brown County Commissioner seat.Seeboth and Second District Commissioner Jim Berg said they do not plan to run for re-election in November. Seeboth has served on the county board ...

MLC graduation a family affair

NEW ULM - A father and daughter likely to take separate paths into the future received diplomas at the Martin Luther College commencement Saturday.St. Paul's Lutheran School grade school teacher Michael E. Plocher received a Master of Science in Education with an Educational Technology emphasis ...

MVL Prism Concert

Staff photo by Steve MuscatelloThe Chargaliers sing "Haven't Met You Yet" during the Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Prism concert Saturday in the school gym.For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Network New Ulm grads

Staff photo by Fritz BuschNetwork New Ulm, sponsored by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, graduated its 19th class of community leaders this week. Shown in the photo, front row, from left, Jeff Nagel, Windings; Donna Wheaton, Firmenich; Jessica Carr-Maul, The Legal Professionals; Jean ...

Immigrant Monument 25th Anniversary and re-dedication set

NEW ULM - New Ulm's Immigrant Monument, sponsored by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society (GBHS), will be Re-dedicated for it's 25th Anniversary at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.The event will begin on-site at 2nd North and German Street in German Park, rain or shine. Elroy Ubl will serve as ...

New Gag House Exhibit opens season

NEW ULM - New Ulm's historic Wanda Gag House will open its 2016 visitor season with a new exhibit titled: "Wanda Gag, Art as Life." The exhibit features original lithographs, paintings, drawings, and greeting cards by Wanda. An original Bohemian peasant blouse worn by Wanda circa 1928 will ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann Heights Playground Update: The play equipment is in and crews are working on the surfacing. The surfacing needs to cure, so we cannot allow foot or animal traffic until a few days after the pour. The site is still under construction, so we ask everyone to please stay out of any ...

Winthrop man hurt in crash

FAIRFAX - A 44-year-old Winthrop man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash at 9:30 p.m. Friday on Renville County Road 4, in Palmyra Township, eight miles southwest of Hector.Casey Cleveland was eastbound when his 1997 Chevy Tahoe entered the eastbound ditch, hit a field approach and ...

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