New Ulm

RENU reviews alternatives

NEW ULM -The Reinvest New Ulm (RENU) Committee reviewed and prioritized its top projects Tuesday before making its recommendation to the City Council later this month.Overall the committee remains satisfied with the projects recommended at the previous RENU committee, but identified the ...

Amsden files for SWCD Supervisor, District 4

BROWN COUNTY - Dennis Amsden of Springfield filed for the District 4 Brown Soil & Water Conservation District seat Monday as the state general election filing deadline came and went.Amsden's filing created a race for the seat held by Jack Vogel of rural Comfrey. Amsden works as a ...

Memorial Day in New Ulm

NEW ULM - A Memorial Day address by recent New Ulm High School graduate Josh Petersen cited the patriotic poem "I am a Veteran" by Andrea C. Brett at the New Ulm City Cemetery Monday.Petersen, the grandson of Korean War and U.S. Navy veteran Elroy Wagner, read Brett's poem which she has ...

MVL holds graduation ceremony for 47 seniors

NEW ULM - The Martin Luther College Vice President for Academics told Minnesota Valley Lutheran (MVL) graduates to use the bible verses they memorized during their school days throughout their lives at the 2016 Commencement Service Sunday afternoon in the school gym."Use your memorized bible ...

Memorial Day preparations

Submitted photo?Community members, veterans and students help put flags up at New Ulm Cemetery in preparation of Memorial Day ceremonies. The Memorial Day Parade takes place at 9 a.m. on Minnesota Street from 5th South to 5th North Street. The Memorial Day ceremonies at the New Ulm Cemetery ...

Travel bloggers tour New Ulm

NEW ULM - A group of 25 travel bloggers touring Minnesota stopped in New Ulm Sunday to tour some of the more intriguing parts of town.Tour stops included Hermann Heights and Schonlau Park for a glockenspiel performance, dinner at the Kaiserhoff and a tour of August Schell Brewery.The Travel ...

New Ulm couple wins free geothermal heat pump

By Clay SchuldtStaff WriterNEW ULM - Jim and Beth Kral of New Ulm have been planning to build a new home near Klossner that incorporates geothermal heating and cooling.Last month the Krals learned they are the winners of a geothermal heat pump sweepstakes sponsored by Terra-Therma Inc. of New ...

Andy Biebl honored with AICPA’s 2016 Kess Award

MINNEAPOLIS - Andrew "Andy" R. Biebl, CPA of New Ulm is the first Minnesotan to receive the American Institute of CPAs' (AICPA) 2016 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education. This prestigious award was presented to Biebl at the AICPA Conference on Tax Strategies for the ...

Thomsen joins Thriveon

NEW ULM Thomas Thomsen is the newest Network Administrator at Thriveon, a Managed IT Services company headquartered in New Ulm.During his 20 year career Thomsen has gained expertise in many different types of Information and Technology management, including data base administration, data ...

Showers and Flowers

Staff photo by Fritz BuschAfternoon rain glistens on irises in German Park Friday afternoon. The weekend forecast calls for thunderstorms today, but the flowers don't seem to mind.

Berg, Klockziem make it a 3-way race in County 2nd District

NEW ULM - Brown County voters don't often have many candidate choices in the same district when voting for commissioners.Brown County Board members rarely face any competition. Until they retire, they tend to run unopposed. But this year two veteran commissioners are leaving the board, opening ...

Skillings, Petersen to speak at Memorial Day observance

NEW ULM - Cathedral High School graduate Michael Skillings and New Ulm High School grad Joshua Petersen will speak at the Memorial Day Observance set to begin at 10 a.m., Monday at the City of New Ulm Cemetery.Skillings, who plans to major in business at the University of Minnesota, will read ...

New Ulm FFA Chapter is fourth top FFA supporter with Corn Drive

NEW ULM -New Ulm FFA is an outstanding supporter of True Friends Camp Courage with their annual corn drive.This past school year the FFA Chapter collected $9,800 which will help provide scholarships and program support for kids and adults with disabilities to attend camp. Seventy-two FFA ...

Volunteers sought for pollinator garden planting

NEW ULM - Volunteers are needed to help plant native seedlings to attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds on Saturday, June 4, at the New Ulm Pollinator Park.The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the site formerly known as North Broadway Park. It is located at 2250 North ...

Community Education Summer Activities

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Area Community Education summer activities schedule is available on the District 88 web site. Visit www.newulm.k12.mn.us and click on the Community Education tab to view the activities, and the registration tab to register for a program.Programs include art classes, ...

School Board approves 2016-17 operating budget

NEW ULM - The District 88 Board of Education approved its General Fund budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The General Fund includes costs of operations, including salaries and wages, supplies, utilities, and other day to day costs of running the district.The adopted budget for next year ...

New Ulm Diocese named in 98 suits

NEW ULM - The Diocese of New Ulm has received 98 claims from victims of clerical sex abuse during the three-year window of opportunity provided by state law.When the deadline for filing complaints ended Wednesday, the diocese announced the total. Twenty-eight of the diocese's 75 parishes were ...

Planning panel OKs rezoning, fence

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Planning Commission unanimously approved a fence permit in the alley between Broadway and State Street, along with a rezoning request on South Front Street.City staff recommended approval of both requests.John Edwards requested a permit to install a special purpose fence ...

Two more file for County Board

NEW ULM - Two more candidates filed for the Second Commissioner's District seat on the Brown County Board on Thursday.Anton (Tony) Berg of 20218 195th Ave., New Ulm, and Roger C. Klockziem, 1716 Boettger Road, New Ulm, have filed, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's office. They ...

Memorial Day preparation

Staff photo by Fritz BuschNew Ulm veterans and a volunteer adorned the New Ulm City Cemetery Doughboy Statue with a Memorial Day Observance wreath Thursday. From left, George Glotzbach, U.S. Air Force; Norm Warta, U.S. Air Force; Denis Warta, U.S. Navy; and John Ingebritson, U.S. Marine Corps. ...

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