New Ulm

Grant to cover added demolition costs

NEW ULM - Brown County commissioners will consider a hazard mitigation grant agreement amendment to demolition cost overruns on Tuesday.The project involves the acquisition of five houses that are in the Minnesota River flood plain.Three of the five properties have been purchased by Brown ...

Fire destroys Perkins

NEW ULM - It was a typical early Sunday afternoon at Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery, 1727 S. Broadway until about 1:45 p.m."We had just finished the noon rush, but there were about 100 guests and staff in the building when a guest came into the store and said there was smoke outside the ...

Grossenburg wants universal pre school

NEW ULM - Springfield Public School science teacher Austin Grossenburg, who will face incumbent District 16B Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska in the November general election, said he is especially interested in universal pre-school.Grossenburg, who got the Democratic endorsement Saturday, said he ...

Jimmy Johns coming to town

NEW ULM - By the end of this summer, there will be a new option for lunch time and other meals in downtown New Ulm.Jimmy Johns will be opening a sandwich shop at 219 N. Broadway, the site of a former car dealership in a building that is undergoing a major remodeling.The store will be owned by ...

Krazy Kreations opens in Marktplatz Mall

NEW ULM - Krazy Kreations offers a wide variety of items for sale in the north end of the Marktplatz Mall.Some store items are home made including Yard Yatze, which is the hottest selling item since the store opened last October.Owner Kayla DeGroot of Winthrop makes some of items stocked in the ...

Worksite wellness focus of April 28 event

NEW?ULM - The first of four quarterly networking and worksite wellness training events for New Ulm-area employers will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Ulm Country Club.The event will feature an opportunity for networking along with a presentation on ...

Kanne to run against Dahms

DFL also endorses GrossenburgBy Fritz BuschStaff WriterGRANITE FALLS - Franklin dairy farmer and lay church leader James Kanne will face District 16 incumbent Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) in the November general election.Kanne and Springfield Public School science teacher Austin ...

Perkins burns

NEW ULM - A fire heavily damaged the Perkins Restaurant on South Broadway in New Ulm on Sunday afternoon.The fire started at approximately 1:45 p.m. One hundred were evacuated from the building. The restaurant's manager said all employees and customers got out safely.Damage appeared to be ...

Fire destroys Perkins restaurant

NEW ULM - It was a typical early Sunday afternoon at Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery, 1727 S. Broadway until about 1:45 p.m."We had just finished the noon rush, but there were about 100 guests and staff in the building when a guest came into the store and said there was smoke outside the ...

Ridgely supporters show their ire

NEW ULM - The frustration a golfer feels upon hitting into a sand trap was nothing compared to the public outrage at Thursday night's informational meeting sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regarding closing of Fort Ridgely State Park's golf course.Over 60 people from the ...

Priests from 3 area parishes named in civil suit

NEW ULM - Priests from three Brown County parishes in the New Ulm diocese have been named in civil complaints of clergy sexual abuse that were served on the diocese this month.The complaints, prepared by the law firm of Jeff Anderson and Associates, accuse three priests of sexual abuse of ...

District 88 readies for summer remodeling

NEW ULM - The District 88 Board of Education was briefed about facility remodeling, logistics, moves, and summer plans during a work session Thursday.With remodeling going on at the current elementary schools, programming such as summer school and childcare will be concentrated in the present ...

MPCA issues air pollution health advisory

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued an air pollution health advisory for most of Minnesota Thursday afternoon until 8 a.m. Friday.Smoke, as a result of fires in eastern Kansas and Nebraska, is forecast to persist in the area through Friday morning. Fine particle ...

$5M price tag for ID upgrade

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The state of Minnesota may have to pay up to $5 million to upgrade driver's licenses to satisfy new federal requirements and eliminate worries about disrupted flights, according to a report a state agency released Thursday.The report from the Department of Public Safety ...

Road construction season starts

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's road construction season kicked off on Thursday.Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced that the state will undertake 246 road projects this year, at a cost of $930 million. That's down from 290 projects last year at a cost of $1 ...

Boutique Week Spring Fashion Show

The 3rd Annual Spring Fashion Show for Boutique Week took place Thursday evening at the Best Western Plus in New Ulm.The show featured merchandise from Lambrechts, Semblance, Gallery 512, Nicklasson Athletic and Akre & Clark Eyewear Gallery.Boutique week continues Friday and Saturday ...

‘The Glass Menagerie’ opens

NEW?ULM - The classic play, "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, opens at the State Street Off-Broadway Studio this weekend for four performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.The theatre is located at 1 N. State Street, New Ulm. Ample parking is ...

First Choice Pregnancy Services receive $72,000 grant

NEW ULM - First Choice Pregnancy Services of New Ulm observed its fifth anniversary last fall.Now, seven months later, the non-profit is celebrating as the recipient of a $72,000 Positive Alternatives grant from the Minnesota Department of Health.The grant recognizes organizations that provide ...

Parent: Jefferson does lousy job of handling lice problem

NEW ULM - A parent's concern with lice appears to have created a social media stir.Jesse Steinberg has voiced frustration with how the issue is being handled at Jefferson Elementary School - and as of Wednesday he had received 218 responses in support.Lice re-infestation has been a problem in ...

Legislation pushed to address teacher shortage

NEW ULM - The Minnesota School Board Association and others say the state's teacher licensure process has become overcomplicated and messy, and prevents good teachers from reaching the classroom.Surveys quoted by MSBA say that 6 percent of the state's teachers are teaching without the proper ...

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