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Storms bring tornado to Colorado, icy roads to Arizona

DENVER (AP) - A tornado damaged motorhomes and caused some minor injuries in Colorado's northeastern plains Saturday, while another spring storm brought deadly driving conditions to northern Arizona.Morgan County Sheriff James Crone tells The Denver Post most of the Colorado camper vehicles ...

Downtown Madelia salon re-opens

NEW ULM - Tressa Veona Salon owner Summer DeLaCruz and her four hairstylists were busy hugging friends and family and shedding tears at times Friday as the business re-opened in a newly-remodeled location. The new salon is only a few doors away from where it was before it was destroyed by fire ...

‘Morphology’ on display

NEW ULM- Morphology means the study that deals with the forms of living organisms, and with relationships between their structures. It is also a new art installation at The Grand Center for Arts.The installation, which opened Friday, is the creation of five Minnesota State University Mankato ...

Outdoor Learning Grant

Submitted photoThe ISD 88 Foundation has presented its second major grant to a New Ulm school. The new Early Learning Center, currently Washington School, was awarded a grant in the amount of $12,500 as part of our mission to enhance education. The funds will provide for a innovative outdoor ...

Boots ‘n’ BBQ

A group of people show off their line dancing skills Friday evening at the Oak Hills Foundation Frolic, 'Boots 'n' BBQ, held at the New Ulm Armory. The fundraiser is the second annual Frolic to support the programs at Oak Hills Living Center.See more photos on Page 11

Franklin man dies in ATV crash

FRANKLIN - A 34-year-old Franklin man died Thursday evening when an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashed into a parked vehicle in Franklin.Eric L. Green, 34, was northbound on CR 5 when his ATV hit the back of a 2014 Dodge Journey that was parked on the road shoulder. Green was not wearing any ...

School alerts parents to Fifth Disease in school

NEW ULM - District 88 is warning parents at Jefferson Elementary School about an outbreak of Fifth Disease. School Nurse, Sharon Larson, forwarded information regarding Fifths Disease, a mild, rash-like illness.Recently several cases of Fifth Disease have been confirmed or suspected at ...

New Ulm High School gives senior awards

NEW ULM - New Ulm High School held its 2016 Senior Awards program on Wednesday. The following students received scholarships.2016 Scholarship AwardsDaniel Runck Memorial: Bergan Forst, Taylor SyversonLowell Liedman Social Studies Scholarship: Joshua PetersenSomsen Music Memorial Scholarship: ...

Produce Tuesday at Food Shelf May 10

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf & Second Harvest Food Bank is offering produce, fruit, bakery items and potatoes. Other items may be added when available.Distribution will be Tuesday, May10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1305 South Valley Street, New Ulm. Registration starts at ...

Legion Birthday Party

Submitted photoThe Seifert-Bianchi American Legion 132 celebrated its 95th birthday on April 17, which was also the 97th birthday of the American Legion. Pictured from left are District 2 American Legion Commander, Ryan Hill, American Legion Auxiliary President District 2, Darlene Breamer, Post ...

Shifting gears on Ag Day

Staff photo by Fritz BuschNew Ulm pre-schooler Christian Jackson takes the steering wheel and gear shifter on an antique tractor at the New Ulm High School Ag Day event Thursday. The annual event, which is sponsored by the FFA, seeks to introduce elementary students to various aspects of ...

Garlic mustard is the new buckthorn

NEW ULM - Buckthorn has long been the scourge of forests, parks, and gardens across the country, but this year it has competition for the most hated weed - garlic mustard.New Ulm resident Ellen Vancura has been leading the charge against buckthorn for the past five years. She started the ...

Transportation package needed

ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith are taking their message on the need for a transportation package outside of St. Paul. They have been holding meetings this week with city and county officials from around Minnesota.A legislative conference committee is holding meetings to ...

Pre-Kindergarten Spring Concert at St. Paul’s School

Staff photo by Clay SchuldtParents and grandparents were invited to St. Paul's Elementary School on Thursday to see their 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds perform classic nursery rhymes and sing a few patriotic songs. The children were led by teacher Heidi Meyer and teaching assistant Nikkie Steenbock. ...

Glotzbach named Tourism Person of Year

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), a part of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has named George Glotzbach as 2016 New Ulm Tourism Person of the Year.The award honors an individual, couple or organization for making a significant and long-term contribution to ...

Nick Mueller Scholarship presented

Submitted photoThe 12th annual Nick Mueller Memorial Scholarship was presented to graduating senior, Mariah Vogel at the New Ulm High School 2016 Senior Awards Ceremony. One of Nick's dreams was to become a police officer; however, he died suddenly in September of 2004 from an acute asthma ...

New Ulm is ‘a rarity’ in its vibrant cultural memory

(Editor's Note: This article has been corrected from the original version posted May 6).NEW ULM - A University of Minnesota Fulbright Scholar and Canadian native completing her work on colonization and its effects on indigenous people around the world, said she didn't find New Ulm as outsiders ...

‘Walking School Buses’

NEW ULM - On Wednesday morning and afternoon, city sidewalks were filled with students took the pedestrian routes to and from school as part of International Walk to School Day.Elementary students from Jefferson, Washington, St. Paul's and St. Anthony formed "Walking School Buses." The groups ...

Mail ballots OK’d for townships

BROWN COUNTY - Seven Brown County jurisdictions have filed mail ballot voting resolutions with the Brown County Auditor/Treasurer's office as of Tuesday.Registered voters in Albin, Cottonwood, Lake Hanska, Linden, Mulligan and Stark townships plus the City of Hanska will be mailed ballots to ...

‘Penelope’s Paws’ opens at MVL Friday

NEW ULM - Minnesota Valley Lutheran will hold the world premier of the play "Penelope's Paws" on Friday.The full-length play, which was written by director Ron Wels, tells the drama and comedy surrounding a missing high school mascot - a stuffed panda named Penelope.Following the mascot's ...

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