New Ulm

Park & Rec Report

We need help to build Hermann Heights Playg-round: Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent to put together and install this beautiful new and exciting playground at Hermann Heights Park, please call Cheryl Kormann at 507-359-8340 or Missy ...

Sleepy Eye seeks to add daycare

SLEEPY EYE - The District 84 Board of Education learned about adding new daycare opportunities in the Tri-Valley (migrant school) building as early as this fall at a work session Wednesday.Sleepy Eye Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director Kurk Kramer said his organization has discussed ...

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Crimes

NEW ULM - Tommy guns, car bombs, bank robberies and public enemy No. 1! These topics were discussed by author Chad Lewis during a library presentation at the New Ulm Public Library on Thursday.Lewis, a researcher with a background in psychology, has traveled the globe researching strange and ...

Grossenburg announces campaign for 16B, opposes Torkelson

NEW ULM - Austin Grossenburg, a Springfield science teacher, has received the endorsement from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party to be its candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 16B. Grossenburg will challenge incumbent Representative Paul Torkelson."This is the ...

New Ulm Medical Center named a top hospital for patient experience, safety

NEW ULM - New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) was recently named on two lists of top hospitals nationwide for patient experience and patient safety, according to Healthgrades, a U.S. company that tracks information about physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers.This recognition puts NUMC in the ...

Music great Prince dies

MINNESOTA - Minnesota lost one its greatest and most celebrated artists Thursday. The recording artist known as Prince died at age 57 in his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen.News of Prince's death shocked and saddened his fans around the world. Perhaps, the loss of Prince is mostly acutely felt ...

MPCA seeks public comments on Redwood County hog facility proposal

MARSHALL - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking public comment on a proposed new hog facility in Section 21, Underwood Township, west of Vesta.Boerboom Ag Resources seeks to build a new farrowing, breeding and gestation operation that will house 3,392 sows and 1,10 gilts in ...

Massage business remains open

NEW ULM - A massage business, operated by a 52-year-old New Ulm woman facing a charge of gross misdemeanor prostitution in a public place, remains open in downtown New Ulm.Yanping Wang was charged Wednesday in Brown County District Court. Her initial court appearance was set for 8:30 a.m. ...

Bike Expo peddles safety skills, intro to bike fleet

NEW ULM - Bicyclists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to pedal to the Civic Center on Saturday for the New Ulm Bike Expo."We're looking for a good venue for a Bike Rodeo," said event organizer Nathan Fuerst, who has been working with the Heart of New Ulm project and Safe Routes to ...

Strategic planning advances in District 88

NEW ULM - In the next five years, District 88 would like to be recognized for being a leader for PK-14 education and programming; its student support programs for all learners; and being a school for everyone, the place people want to be.These are the key takeaways from the second strategic ...

Kranz wins Sibley East school board seat

SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL DISTRICT - A rural Gaylord organic chicken farmer won a special election Tuesday for a seven-month spot on the Sibley East School Board.Nathan Kranz received 501 votes in the election that included six candidates. Following were Jonathon Hazelwood 375, Erica Mendez 111, ...

Wish list for parks

By Clay SchuldtStaff WriterNEW ULM - The Reinvest New Ulm (RENU) Committee had a full board and full house at Tuesday's meeting.Over 20 members of the public attended the Committee's review of Local Option Sales Tax projects proposed by the Park and Recreation Department.Park and Rec submitted ...

Theater presents plan; Council wants more info

NEW ULM - The State Street Theater Co. (SSTC) asked the City to take over the title for the Theater Subdivision to help maintain the property at the Tuesday meeting of the City Council.The council accepted the presentation from SSTC, but took no action. Councilors indicated that more ...

Massage parlor operator charged with prostitution

NEW ULM - The operator of a New Ulm massage parlor has been charged with prostitution.Yanping Wang, age 52, who lives at 5 S. Minnesota St. and operates Day Therapy Massage at the same address, was arrested and charged after New Ulm Police received a tip that acts of prostitution were being ...

County OKs purchase of composters

NEW ULM - Brown County commissioners unanimously approved on Tuesday the purchase of 30 Earth Machine home composters that will be sold to residents.As part of its source reduction program, Brown County Solid Waste/Water Planning began selling home composters and rain barrels to residents on a ...

RENU committee to review parks proposals

NEW ULM - The Reinvest New Ulm (RENU) Committee will review information on projects proposed by Park and Rec Department on Tuesday.RENU is a group of citizens who are accessing projects seeking funds from the renewal of the local option sales tax. The half-cent tax expires in 2020.The Parks ...

Council to hear proposal from State Street Theater

NEW ULM - A proposal from the State Street Theater Co. asking the City to take title of the theater will come before the New Ulm City Council at its Tuesday meeting.The State Street Theater property, which is the former District 88 building at Center and State streets, was recently divided and ...

Perkins fire remains under investigation

NEW ULM - The cause of the Sunday afternoon fire that destroyed a good portion of the Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, 1727 S. Broadway, remains under investigation, according to New Ulm Fire Chief Paul Macho."The State Fire Marshal is investigating the fire this week," Macho said. ...

CMC, GFW to join program linking arts, academics

GOLDEN VALLEY - Ten Minnesota school districts including Cedar Mountain and Comfrey Public Schools, and Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) Elementary schools are participating in a long-term venture with the Perpich Center for Arts Education to create new curriculum linking academics and arts.The ...

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 ...

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