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Remembering those who gave their lives so nation might live

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Local veterans (from left) John Ingebritson, Tom Flatua, David Hoffmann, Dennis Warta, Al Gag, Jon Gohr and Jerry Thompson conducted the annual laying of the wreath at the “Spirit of the American Doughboy Statue” in New Ulm Cemetery on Thursday. The laying of ...

NUHS grads told it’s all about journey — pursuit of dreams

NEW ULM— Friday was graduation night for the 143 students of New Ulm High School. The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 was the first one open to the public since 2019. Student Council President Makiah Otto began the ceremony by telling her class that she was proud of them for ...

More than two centuries of teaching

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, New Ulm Area Catholic Schools celebrated longtime teachers who are retiring, each with more than 30 years of service. A special lunch was held honoring six NUACS teachers. Retiring teachers at Cathedral with more than 30 ...

Sweet treat seats

NEW ULM— Downtown Minnesota Street got its first parklet this week. Located in two parking spaces in front of MN Eis, the parklet serves as a sidewalk extension that provides additional space amenities for people using the street. The MN Eis parklet will allow greater seating space for ...

County trying to cope with mental health resource crisis

NEW ULM — Staffing shortages, limited in-person psychiatric care and virtual access, and continuing staff turnover in local mental health agencies were reported Tuesday to the Brown County Board. The Mental Health Local Advisory Council, Bridge on Center and adult and children’s mental ...

Attract newcomers to build workforce: mayor candidate

NEW ULM— The race for mayor will be contested after Jeff Kiecker recently filed his candidacy for mayor. Kiecker said he filed because he loved being in New Ulm. He was born and raised in the community and said he wanted to give back. For 11 years, Kiecker ran a cab service in New Ulm ...