New Ulm

Park & Rec Report

Hermann 5k Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 8. New this year will be a Hermann Tot Trot starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5k Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m.This is New Ulm's most unique 5k race, which begins at the Rec. Center. The scenic and challenging course will bring you through neighborhoods and ...

New Ulm Area Community Education Trips

NEW ULM - People may still register for the following trips sponsored by New Ulm Area Community Education.The Church Basement Ladies 'Away in the Basement' at the Plymouth Playhouse on Saturday, Nov. 19 (Please register by October 20). Fees are $57 for the charter bus and show. We will stop for ...

Stompin’ at the Vineyard

Morgan Creek Vineyards hosted its annual Cambria Crush Great Grape Stomp on Saturday. The festival is held in celebration for the bounty of the fall grape harvest. Teams in colorful costumes compete to stomp the most juice out of the grapes provided by the vineyard. The juice is not used for ...

Homecoming Parade

Staff photo by Steve MuscatelloMembers of the New Ulm High School Marching Band led the New Ulm Homecoming Parade up Minnesota Street on Friday. The Homecoming Parade capped a week of festivities prior to the homecoming game against Belle Plaine at Johnson Field. For more photos of the parade ...

Sales tax extension: What RENU will do

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles to explain what projects would be funded by extending the New Ulm sales tax. The tax will be voted on in a Nov. 8 city referendum. This article focuses on changes in the city aquatic center.NEW ULM - On Election Day New Ulm residents will ...

Companies create giant eagle for NUHS

NEW ULM - Three local companies have collaborated to craft a 12-foot-high, stainless steel eagle for District 88's new high school.DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication, Booth Welding and Fabrication and Schwartz Design Services each took part in making the sculpture. The eagle is perched with ...

NUACS to induct four into Hall of Fame

NEW ULM - New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will be inducting four members into the 2016 Hall of Fame. A luncheon will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the New Ulm Country Club to honor the newest members.Each year, candidates who have been nominated by fellow alumni, classmates, co-workers, and ...

Concord Singers at the Fair

Submitted photoNew Ulm's "Ambassadors of Good Will," the Concord Singers, performed on the Summit International Stage at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair over the Labor Day Weekend. Front Row - Richard Benz, Bryan Reising, Dick Seeboth. Second Row - Eileen Bierk, Bob Beussman, Joe Meyer, Randy ...

Eagles Homecoming

THE NEW ULM EAGLES celebrated their first homecoming in their new High School, with its first game at the new football field on the school campus.Earlier in the day the Homecoming Parade traveled along Minnesota Street, led by the New Ulm Marching Eagles.Below, a stainless steel Eagle statue ...

Highway 14 Partnership demands legislative action on expansion

MANKATO - Members of the Highway 14 Partnership are demanding legislative candidates commit to pass a comprehensive transportation package to fund Highway 14 expansion projects."It's no secret the residents and business leaders in our area are frustrated with the legislators' failure to ...

Fort Ridgely group discusses recreation

NEW ULM - Ideas regarding the future of Fort Ridgely State Park flowed freely at a Citizen Advisory Committee meeting at the New Ulm Civic Center Thursday night.The 13-member committee divided into three groups to look at detailed park maps and create new and improved ideas for day use, ...

Schoper: Summer, fall weather similar to 2009

NORTH MANKATO - With drier weather conditions forecast for the next few days, South Central College Farm Business Management Instructor Wayne Schoper expects to see lots of heavy farm machinery in motion."With things settling down after such a wet year, guys are trying to get back into the ...

New Ulm’s Oktoberfest starts next week

NEW ULM The "most German city in America" will celebrate Oktoberfest on Oct 7-8 and Oct 14-15.Now in its 35th year, New Ulm's Oktoberfest is modeled after one of the world's largest celebrations held for several centuries in Munich, Germany, and features music, beer, and German heritage.New ...

New school projects started with community task force

NEW ULM - The new High School and reconfigured Washington, Jefferson and Middle School buildings in the New Ulm School District are a result of several years of planning.In March 2013, soon-to-retire superintendent Harold Remme provided the School Board with a wide-ranging evaluation of ...

To the Citizens of District 88

In August of 2014, voters of the school district were asked to support a $46.9 million referendum that would build a new 9-12 high school and remodel our existing buildings to support new programs. The referendum passed. In the time since that vote, we have worked hard to update our facilities ...

Community Open House on Oct. 1

NEW ULM The whole community will have an opportunity to see what has been going on at District 88 schools Oct. 1.That Saturday parents and community members are invited to tour the renovated buildings in the morning and the high school in the afternoon. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the Washington ...

High School designed with flexible learning in mind

NEW ULM Flexibility, durability and efficiency these are the key words behind the design of ISD 88's new high school.Upon entry, after passing through the security entrance, visitors will enter the cafeteria/commons area. This is a large, open space that serves as a central hub to the high ...

Athletic fields give Eagles new home field advantage

NEW ULM - A considerable portion of New Ulm Public Schools' $46.9 million renovation project went toward new athletic facilities to upgrade the outdated old ones and provide a few new ones as well.The project gave New Ulm High School a new multi-purpose gymnasium as well as a brand-new football ...

Jefferson revised for older elementary students

NEW ULM The perimeter of Jefferson Elementary is where most of the major changes have happened on its campus.A new playground, offices, entrance, multipurpose room and bathrooms make up the physical changes to Jefferson. It now houses grades one through four and sports a new literacy ...