New Ulm

Perkins is back

NEW ULM-Ninety-one days after a fire ravaged Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery on South Broadway the popular restaurant reopened for business Monday morning.Perkins General Manager Bobbi Fuhr and staff made no advance announcement of the reopening. Perkins simple hung an open banner in front ...

Bavarian Blast events prove popular

NEW ULM - The fun and excitement of Bavarian Blast continued Saturday with a day full of special competition and music with attendance higher than in the last few years.The festival began with the most strenuous competition, the annual Bavarian Blast 5K/10K run. This year the race had its best ...

Park & Rec Report

Concert in the Park: Monday, July 18 entertainment by The Ken and Ken Show. Be sure to catch the Puppet Wagon before the concert for a show starting at 6:15 p.m.! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Civic Center, 1212 N. Franklin Street. Also be sure to check out New ...

Bavarian Blast starts strong

NEW ULM - The smell of sauerkraut, the sound of concertinas, and the sight of vendors selling lederhosen means Bavarian Blast 2016 is in full swing.By the early afternoon Friday a strong turnout thronged the festival grounds. Festival attendees by the bus load were coming through the gates. ...

Man faces charges after altercation at wife’s apartment

NEW ULM - A 39-year-old homeless man has been charged two felony counts, and four lesser charges following an altercation at his wife's apartment on July 12 that resulted in him getting stabbed in the leg.John W. Swinford was charged Friday in Brown County District Court with ffelony domestic ...

1919 fire truck still rolling

Staff photo by Steve MuscatelloA 1919 vintage firetruck from the New Ulm Fire Department drew interest at the Car Hop & Shop Classic Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In Thursday in downtown New Ulm.For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

Legal issues surrounding Dakota war crimes trials in 1862 discussed

NEW ULM - Historian and author, John Haymond, layed out his research on the legalities of the 1862 Dakota Military Trials during the Brown County Historical Society's Lunch and a Bite of History series Thursday.Haymond believes much of the debate about the ethics of the trial are based on a ...

School Board gets update on construction

Staff WriterNEW ULM-The District 88 School Board of Education got an update construction at school buildings as well as teacher and principal evaluations at its work session on ThursdaySuperintendent Jeff Bertrang covered the construction and changes to district facilities as of mid July. At ...

Children’s Theater ready for Friday performance

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Park & Rec Children's Theater Program will present a single performance of "The Emperor's New Clothes" today (Friday, July 15) at the New Ulm Community Center.This cast includes over 20 children, age six to 13, who have been in rehearsal since June 7 and are ...

Cowboy fund-raiser to benefit Heather Giefer

NEW ULM - Cowboys, cowgirls and anyone else for that matter is invited to the 4th Annual Western Wishes Fundraising Benefit this weekend at the KaBoy Up Arena just west of New Ulm.Events begin at 5 p.m., Friday (today) with a silent auction, cowboy games and a social hour. Horses are welcome, ...

Bavarian Blast starts this week

NEW ULM - The 11th annual Bavarian Blast is only a few days away.For more than a decade, the third weekend of July has become synonymous with German-themed fun, including food, drinks, music, contests, and the annual parade.Festivities will begin Thursday night with a pre-festival concert at ...

Park & Rec Report

Concert in the Park: Monday, July 11 entertainment by The Wendinger Band. Be sure to catch the Puppet Wagon before the concert for a show starting at 6:15 p.m.! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Civic Center, 1212 N. Franklin Street. Also be sure to check out New ...

Sleepy Eye Migrant School students visit Minnesota Valley History Center

Staff photo by Fritz BuschNew Ulm nature photographer Ron Bolduan talks to Sleepy Eye Migrant School students Friday morning at the Minnesota Valley History Learning Center in Riverside Park. About 50 students learned about nature from Bolduan and Minnesota DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka.

First Choice celebrates reopening of facilities

NEW ULM - First Choice Pregnancy is officially open for business after its renovation that virtually doubled the available space and allows the non-profit to serve more clients at once.Friday, the organization held the open house for its grand reopening. Refreshments were served and the two ...

‘No Country for Old Men’ challenges concept of what is a Western film

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Public Library will host a free screening of the film "No Country for Old Men" next week to close to New Ulm Film Society's series on Western Cinema.The film was chosen as one of the most critically acclaimed films of the 21st Century, but it is also a film that asks the ...

United Way seeking school supplies for backpack program

NEW ULM - School bells seem like a long way off but United Way of Brown County is already working to help families get their kids' backpacks filled for school. It takes a lot of money to fill a backpack and United Way knows that some families struggle to get this done.Letters were sent out to ...

Editor’s Mailbag

CAST?hosting LiverFest on July 11LiverFest! Community And Senior Together is hosting this fun event Monday, July 11 from 1-3pm! Admission is a dollar at the door, 600 N German Street, New Ulm. Enter in the recipe contest, take part in the radio remote with KNUJ's Brian Filzen, listen to Benny ...

Park & Rec Report

There is no Concert in the Park on July 4. On Monday, July 11 entertainment will be The Wendinger Band. Be sure to catch the Puppet Wagon before the concert for a show starting at 6:15 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Civic Center, 1212 N. Franklin Street.Also ...

First Choice to hold open house Friday

NEW ULM - First Choice Pregnancy Services has doubled its space and significantly increased its ability to provide free, confidential services to its clients.The non-profit organization is having an open house at 1223 S. Broadway on Friday, July 8 from 2-6 p.m. to celebrate its expansion.After ...

Search continues for chase suspect

BROWN COUNTY - Local law enforcement continues to search for a man involved in a high-speed chase on Brown County Highway 29 between New Ulm and North Home Township Thursday night.A New Ulm police officer recognized a man driving a motorcycle near the Cash Wise Foods parking lot on Thursday as ...