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Cottonwood Street closed by high water

Local News

The City of New Ulm has closed Cottonwood Street between Broadway and Butternut Street due to the Cottonwood River over-topping the roadway. It is one of several water related announcements in the area. The Minnesota Department of Transportation Office in Mankato has closed US Highway 169 ...

Off the Shelf: Books about libraries

Communities

Librarians love to read about libraries and librarians and we love to encourage others to read about them, too. Libraries are a great setting for mysteries, romances, adventures, and more, plus give the author a chance to introduce lots of interesting characters. Here are a few books about ...

St. Anthony completes food shelf project

Communities

Submitted photo On Tuesday, April 16, St. Anthony Elementary School completed its annual Lenten Food Shelf Project by delivering over $1,600 in donated food and household supplies to the New Ulm Food Shelf. K-6 students collected donations over the past 40 days. Three shoppers from each ...

St. Paul’s donation

Communities

Submitted photo The New Ulm Optimist Club recently donated to St. Paul’s Lutheran School for “preschool building blocks” in the amount of $4905.50. Pictured in photo from left to right- Jack Havemeier, Gambling Manager New Ulm Optimist Club, Karla Havemeier, member New Ulm Optimist ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Arrested a 49-year-old New Ulm man at 425 S. Broadway at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday on a probation violation.

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

MLC Children’s Theatre presents: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ NEW ULM — MLC Children’s Theatre presents Dr. Seuss’s ‘The Cat In The Hat’ at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the MLC Auditorium. What usually happens in your home when your mom is out and the kids are left behind? Does ...

Simon says Senate holding up federal cybersecurity funds

Local News

NEW ULM — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon vigorously discussed two legislative issues his office is battling to protect Monday. During a visit with Brown County Auditor/Treasurer Jean Prochniak, Simon said He voter privacy and ensure election cybersecurity are two huge ...

Highway 13 reopens near Minnesota River

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — The City of New Ulm announced the reopening of Highway 13 between the KC Road and Highway 21 Monday afternoon. The road was closed for the past couple weeks due to Minnesota River flooding that topped the highway just south of the Beussman Bridge. The Minnesota River at New ...

GFW board OKs $646K in budget cuts

Local News

FAIRFAX - The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop (GFW) School Board unanimously approved a $646,000 budget reduction for the Fiscal Year 2020 budget Monday night. Superintendent Lonnie Seifert said the reduction includes one staff non-renewal, a math teacher who resigned, a physical education teacher ...

Council to OK Dalton appointment

Local News

By Clay Schuldt Staff Writer NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council is expected to formally appoint Christopher Dalton city manager, Tuesday. The personnel committee is recommending Dalton’s appointment effective April 17. The position comes with an initial compensation at the second-year ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Stopped a vehicle at 100 N. Broadway at 7:19 p.m. Sunday. A 29-year-old New Ulm woman was cited for driving after license revocation and a warrant was issued for not paying for a ticket. The vehicle owner, a 35-year-old New Ulm man was cited for no vehicle ...

Easter bunny hops in, delights children

Local News

NEW ULM — The Easter Bunny made a stop at the Spring Fling Eggstravaganza Craft & Vendor Show, Sunday. The show was held at the American Legion. Over a dozen vendors sold spring crafts at the show, while children visited with the Easter Bunny. Less than a week before the big day, the ...

Turner Hall kicking with Dain’s Dutchmen

Local News

NEW ULM — Turner Hall was kicking Sunday afternoon with the music of Dain’s Dutchmen. Nearly 100 polka fans were in attendance before the band even started playing. The Spring Dance was sponsored by KNUJ. General Manager Jim Bartels said these dances first began in 1999 to celebrate ...

New general manager at radio station

Monday Business

NEW ULM — Bruce McKirdy is the new general manager of Radio Mankato, and the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce met with him to congratulate him. They also wanted to learn more about the format change for 100.5 FM. Bruce has been in radio for 35 years. He knew he ...

Dealership becomes Weelborg Chevrolet

Monday Business

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce recently stopped by Weelborg Chevrolet to congratulate them on the name change. Brett Weelborg became sole owner of the company last summer when Ron Kohls retired. The two had been in partnership since 1995 and ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (April 15, 2019) ASSESSMENT NOTICE IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS This may affect your 2020 property taxes. The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the Township of West Newton in Nicollet Couty, Minnesota will meet at the ...

Free bikes, family fun make Family Fair Funtastic

Local News

NEW ULM — There was fun for the whole family at the New Ulm Civic Center, Saturday. Allina’s annual free bicycle giveaway and the Early Childhood and Family Education’s Funtastic Family Fair were held together. For the last eight years Allina Health employees volunteered at nine ...

Lots of lunching at the Legion

Local News

NEW ULM—The New Ulm American Legion was host to food related fundraisers, Saturday. In the morning, the monthly Made Right sandwich lunch was served. In the evening the New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 held a Chili feed and silent auction to benefit Brown County Veterans. The ...

Commissioners to hear administrator recruitment report

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will hear a county administrator search/recruitment report from management consultant Liza Donabauer on Tuesday, April 16. The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the courthouse commissioner’s room. On Wednesday, commissioners unanimously ...

MVL at State Speech

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Submitted photo On Friday, three members of MVL’s speech team competed at the class A Minnesota State Speech Meet at Wayzata High School after advancing from their Section tournament last week. Sophomore Emma Niebuhr (right) and junior Lauren Schauer (left) both competed in the ...