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Commissioners to consider Adopt-A-Highway payments

Local News

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider changing the Adopt-A-Highway Program to include paying youth groups $10 per mile Tuesday, Feb. 5. The current program is voluntary. Groups pick up trash on road segments and get a sign erected with their group’s name on it. Brown ...

Park & Rec Report

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Weight Lifting for Seniors Class is a 6-week, 60-minute program will approach strength training in a safe, effective and fun way to keep you strong for life. Strength training can ward off muscle loss, keep bones strong, promote mobility and function, prevent falls and even help combat ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Police responded to an accident on Saturday at about 1:20 p.m. at 17th South and Broadway. April Mae Lewis, 43, of New Ulm, driving a 2003 Gyundai Elantra, was southbound on Broadway near 17th South. She stopped for traffic that was turning into a business, and was struck ...

Bills to fund Highway 14 introduced

Local News

ST. PAUL — Highway 14 advocates are hopeful that legislation introduced Thursday at the Minnesota Legislature will finally fund a long-awaited project that aims to improve a stretch of Highway 14 that has long been plagued by dangerous crashes and impeded economic growth. The bill, SF ...

Brown County commissioners support, stay with South Country

Local News

NEW ULM — After about an hour of reviewing the status of a capital call and the South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) financial outlook, Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to support and maintain its membership with South Country Friday. The action came on a motion ...

Knowledge Bowl successes

Local News

Submitted photo The 2019 Tomahawk Conference Knowledge Bowl meet was hosted by New Ulm Cathedral at St. Paul’s Church in New Ulm. Eighteen teams participated from seven schools. MVL’s conference win is its 13th consecutive championship. The top five: 1. MVL Black 107; 2. MVL Blue 87; 3. ...

Business Action Teams report on their activities, issues

Local News

NEW ULM—The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the monthly meeting of its four Business Action Teams (BAT) Friday. Updates were given for the Riverside Development Advisory Group, Workforce Development and Downtown Action Team. The Downtown Action Team had the most projects and ...

PUC worked through the cold for customers

Local News

NEW ULM — The extreme subzero temperatures due to the Polar Vortex induced minor interruptions and damages to water and gas lines in New Ulm this past week. However, New Ulm Public Utilities responded to citywide customers and braved the cold to make repairs calls. According to a press ...

NUHS Knowledge Bowl teams

Local News

Submitted photos (Above) The NU White team of (L-R) Hannah Blumhoefer, Nori Ness, Owen Wilkins, Avery Wendinger, and Isaac Blumhoefer captured 2nd Place at the MNCS Invitational in Mankato. Below: The NU Crimson team of (L-R) Ethan O’Connor, Brandon Ocampo, Logan O’Neill, and Griffin ...

Musicians wanted for Municipal Band

Local News

NEW ULM — Be a part of New Ulm’s rich musical history. The New Ulm Municipal Band has been in existence for over 70 years, It is made up of high school students, college students, farmers, teachers, doctors, attorneys, nurses, optometrists, and more with diversity not only of ages, but ...

Area Church Services

Communities

Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

Police Log

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a theft report at the Holiday convenience store, 1201 Westridge Road at 10:48 a.m. Friday. A suspect pumped $23.74 worth of gas and drove off without paying. Police are investigating the report.

Public Notices, Feb. 3, 2019

Legals

PUBLISH (February 3, 2019) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of the City of New Ulm, Minnesota, will hold a Public Hearing at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, regarding the adoption of ...

The carnival must go on

Local News

NEW ULM — Despite the subzero temperatures, a few postponements and closures, Martin Luther College’s annual Winter Carnival festivities continue. During Winter Carnival, a week-long event going from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, students embrace “Minne-snowta” with campus activities such as a ...

DTF seizes 6.5 pounds of meth in NU

Local News

NEW ULM — The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force (BLRR DTF) seized 6 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items while doing surveillance at 801 N. Jefferson St. Jan. 28. New Ulm Police and DTF agents saw Stephanie K. Tisdell, 43, arrive at the residence in a white ...

FFA leaders engage with state leaders at ag policy experience

Agribusiness

SAINT PAUL — Forty high school students from Minnesota FFA Chapters attended the Ag Policy Experience (APEX) Conference in Saint Paul, MN on January 27-29. These elite chapter leaders met elected officials, hosted a legislative reception and developed their own policy agendas. Members from ...

School Lunch Menus

Communities

Lafayette Charter School Monday: Hot Dog on a Bun, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Peaches Tuesday: Beef Steak Fingers, Bread, Winter Blend Vegetables, Pineapple Wednesday: Hamburger Rice Hotdish, Sweet Corn, Mandarin Oranges Thursday: Meat Calzone, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, ...

College News

Communities

Jenna Helget of New Ulm was named to the 2018 fall dean’s list at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D. She is a freshman at DWU and the daughter of Douglas and Jacalyn Helget. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Responded to an abandoned/stalled vehicle call at Front Street and 3rd Street South at 7:07 a.m. Thursday. A report for no insurance, wrong license plates, a driver without Ignition Interlock that was required will be sent to the New Ulm City Attorney’s Office for charge ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Mailbag

Authors to discuss “Boy in Blue” Civil War Monument NEW ULM — Authors Julie Schrader and Bryce Stenzel will visit New Ulm Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss their new book, “The Boy in Blue: Blue Earth County Minnesota’s Civil War Memorial.” The book ...