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Sundogs and swirling snow

Local News

Snow falls on Gerty the Goose in Riverside Park. Several inches accumulated by early Thursday morning, limiting visibility and covering the roads. The snow stopped by the afternoon but cold wind continued to blow. Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Clinic closes

Local News

NEW ULM — Blustering winds, frigid temperatures and the addition of more snow caused New Ulm Medical Center to close its clinic and cancel further appointments at noon Thursday. Carisa Buegler, Director of Operations, said patients were having difficulty making it to the hospital because of ...

City crews working on clearing streets

Local News

NEW ULM — Thursday the New Ulm Street Department had five plows working to clear the may roads until 10 p.m. Street Superintendent Curt Curry said its standard procedure to plow until 10 p.m. He said the city does not have the resources to plow all through the night. The entire street ...

New Ulm Downtown Snow Emergency

Local News

The City of New Ulm has declared a downtown snow emergency for Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 1:30 p.m. and continuing until completion. During this time vehicles parked within the signed downtown snow emergency route will be tagged and towed. Overnight parking during the snow emergency is ...

Cover crops, grazing improve soil health and profitability

Agribusiness

Farmers who implement cover crops in the upper Midwest see financial benefits, according to new research backed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Eight farms, six in Minnesota, used a diverse mix of cover crops on fields that had never grown cover crops from 2015-2017 growing ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Chicken Rice Hotdish, Green Benas, Lettuce, Mandarin Oranges Tuesday: BBQ Shredded Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Lettuce Salad, Pears Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Patty, Sweet Corn, Lettuce, Mixed Fruit Thursday: No School Friday: No School St. Paul’s ...

Family Pinball Day Sunday at The Pinball Place NEW

Communities

ULM — The Pinball Place, 827 N. Braodway, will hold Family Pinball Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. All machines will be free play for the afternoon. Admission is $15 cover charge for adults, $12 for ages 15 and under accompanied by adult.

Adding color to a white winter…

Local News

NEW ULM — For those looking to put color into this cold white winter, a New Ulm art group has been quietly meeting at the New Ulm Library on Wednesday. The group meets from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the New Ulm Public Library basement. Artists of all levels and abilities are ...

‘Becoming American’ visits The Grand

Local News

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture invites the public to attend the opening of “Immigration: Becoming American” at the 4 Pillars Gallery 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. This interactive exhibit is in partnership with The New Ulm Public Library and their “Becoming American” ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report without injuries on snow-covered roads at 3rd Street South and Washington Street at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday. A 2007 pickup driven by Patricia Schaper, 55, New Ulm, was northbound on Washington Street and collided with a 1999 car driven by ...

Battling the snow

Local News

People brush snow off their vehicles and push snow off a Minnesota Street sidewalk Tuesday afternoon. More snow is forecast Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Staff photos by Fritz Busch

Construction manager at risk for rec center projects

Local News

NEW ULM — The City Council chose a construction manager at risk (CMR) for the Reinvest in New Ulm (RENU) rec center projects. The RENU rec center projects include the aquatic center expansion, wellness center, indoor playground and gymnastic center. These project are anticipated to be the ...

Board OKs Adopt-A-Highway fund raising

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved an Adopt-A-Highway Program to include paying youth groups $10 per mile Tuesday. The program was approved on a motion by Commissioner Tony Berg, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Veerkamp. The current program is voluntary. Groups ...

Program throws light on learning about each other

Local News

NEW ULM — Ask anyone on the street about what community means to them and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. Nancy Altmann, a refugee program specialist from the Minnesota Council of Churches, Refugee Services, in Mankato said during a presentation at the New Ulm Country Club ...

Off the Shelf: “Becoming American”

Communities

New Ulm Public Library, in partnership with The Grand Center for Arts and Culture and Brown County Historical Society, will be hosting a six-week program series called “Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience” This six-week series will ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a report about a single-vehicle crash without injuries at 4:48 p.m. Monday at Garden Street North and U.S. Highway 14. A 2006 Honda Civic driven by Emory T. Moody, III, 52, New Ulm, was westbound, lost control, hit a snowbank on the north side of the road and became ...

Public notices

Legals

PUBLISH (February 6, 13, 2019) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BROWN DISTRICT COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 52-PR-19-24 In Re: Estate of Willi- am R. Strenge, De- cedent. NOTICE OF INFOR- MAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFOR- MAL APPOINTMENT OF ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

ECFE Bedtime Stories NEW ULM — ECFE and the New Ulm Public Library will host story time for parents and their preschoolers. Each session will include stories, simple activities, and a free book for each child to take home courtesy of an anonymous donor in our community. Parents and their ...

Frosty decor

Local News

A heavy frost Sunday night decorated trees on North German Street in New Ulm. Many trees remained frost-covered Monday afternoon before sunshine pours over the valley.

One outage caused by switch that failed

Local News

NEW ULM — Approximately 2,000 people experienced a power outage over the weekend in two separate incidents in New Ulm. The first outage occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday and the second at 2 a.m. Sunday. New Ulm Public Utilities Director Rod Marshall said the two incidents were not linked ...