New Ulm

Middle School creating new social environment

NEW ULM The biggest changes at the New Ulm Middle School are not physically apparent. Instead, the former high school has reorganized itself to follow what is known as a middle school philosophy.That philosophy is evident in a few ways and is designed to not only teach students academics, but ...

Miss New Ulm is crowned

Staff photo by?Connor CummiskeyBrittany Denn was crowned Miss New Ulm Saturday night during the New Ulm Firefighters' Dance at the New Ulm Event Center. Denn is the daughter of Pat and Tracy Denn. First Princess was Madison Suess, and Second Princess was Amanda Fliszar. For more photos and ...

Family’s search points out shortage of affordable housing in New Ulm

NEW ULM - Getting a home in New Ulm can be difficult, to say the least. High demand and low supply means that houses are in short order, especially for those with limited means.Lashandra Taylor found that out herself when she moved here from Memphis Tennessee in 2014. Taylor has taken in two ...

Couple owns New Ulm’s biggest walnut tree

NEW ULM - A winner for the eighth annual New Ulm Big Tree Contest has been announced. Jerry Baltrusaitis has won the contest with a walnut tree that measured 103 inches in circumference.This years contest, sponsored by the New Ulm Tree Advisory Commission, was seeking the largest black walnut ...

County board to hear good news on child support collections at meeting Tuesday

NEW ULM - Brown County Family Services (BCFS) ranked among the top three Minnesota counties for child support collections on current cases and cases in arrears, according to state reports recently released.Brown County Commissioners will hear the good news from Human Services Director Tom ...

Indoor Garage Sale at Civic Center

Staff photo by Connor CummiskeyThe annual fall indoor garage sale maxed out at 45 vendors this year. Parks and Recreation Recreational Supervisor Joey Schugel estimates there was a line of over 300 people before doors opened at 8 a.m.

Park & Rec Report

Fitness Fun Day at the Rec. Center on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1-5 p.m. FREE admission to swim, shoot hoops, play in the gym or walk the track. This event is sponsored by Park and Rec., New Ulm Medical Center and Physicians Group of New Ulm.Hermann 5k Run/Walk Saturday, Oct. 8. New this year ...

Magic Moment: Picking Miss New Ulm

Photos by Connor CummiskeyAt right, Brittany Denn, accepts the Miss New Ulm crown from the 2015 Miss New Ulm Alexandra Aukrust during the New Ulm Firefighters' Dance Saturday at the New Ulm Event Center.Bottom right: 2015 Miss New Ulm Alexandra Aukrust gives her goodbye speech during the ...

Documentary on Heart of New Ulm previewed at Medical Center

NEW ULM - For the last eight years New Ulm has been a part of city wide health initiative called Hearts Beat Back Heart of New Ulm (HONU). The success of the program is now the subject of a 20 minute documentary. On Friday, a special screening of the film "The Story of New Ulm: A Population ...

MVL Royalty

Staff photo by Steve MuscatelloCham Omot and David Moreno were crowned Minnesota Valley Lutheran's homecoming queen and king during a coronation ceremony during half time of the Chargers' football game against Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Friday at Johnson Field in New Ulm.For more photos of this ...

Patricia Hoffman resigns from ISD 88 school board

NEW ULM - Tears were shed Thursday night during the District 88 school board meeting as School Board Vice-Chair Patricia Hoffman announced her resignation, effective immediately.Hoffman told the board in a quavering voice that she would not be able to complete the end of her term, citing ...

Turner Hall named 2016 business of the year

NEW ULM - Turner Hall was named New Ulm's 2016 Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Annual Chamber Member Gathering.The announcement was made at the end of the meeting by incoming Chamber Board Chair, Kathy Van Roekel, who said the honor was 160 years past due.Turner ...

Judge dismisses building sale lawsuits

NEW ULM - Lawsuits involving the former New Ulm Community Market & Cooperative (NUCMC) building, also known as "The Old corner Store" at Sixth Street South and Minnesota, were recently dismissed with prejudice in Brown County District Court.Amanda Groebner, NUCMC Board president, said ...

Allina Health would like unused bikes for Free Bikes 4 Kidz

NEW ULM - Allina Health is teaming up Free Bikes 4 Kidz for the sixth year in a row to collect donated bicycles for kids in need throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Last year we set a record collecting more than 5,500 bikes and we'd like to do it again this year."We want to help make it ...

Miss New Ulm to be crowned Saturday, Sept. 24

One of these 11 young ladies will be chosen to be Miss New Ulm next Saturday at the New Ulm Firefighters Dance at the New Ulm Event Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the dance, and the coronation will take place at 8.The candidates are listed here, with the names of their parents and their ...

Eagles 5000 raises $4,000 for ISD 88

NEW ULM - New Ulm High School student Nate Miller finished first among 166 racers to win the Fifth Annual Eagles 5000 Saturday at the new New Ulm High School site.Miller, who plays soccer, hockey and runs track distance events, won easily in 18:40.7. Kathrina Decker won the female division in ...

Flat-track races continue

Staff photo by Fritz BuschFlat-track motorcycle and four-wheeler races continue at noon Sunday at the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club several miles southeast of New Ulm. Mad Dog Division I racers Saturday from left, Ryan Schmidt, Waite Park; Verlon Langland, St. Louis Park; Zach Bailey, Winona; ...

Park & Rec Report

Fall Activities Registration online or you may register for any programs in person at the Rec. Center. There are openings for swimming lessons, Key Log Rolling and various pottery and ceramics classes.New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association will be hosting FREE Learn-to-Skate Saturday, Sept. 24 ...

Night at the Museum

Staff photo by Fritz BuschBrown County Historical Society Museum hosted a "Night at the Museum" gala fundraiser Saturday night, where guests could mingle with figures from New Ulm's past. For more photos of this event, go to page 6B.