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Hot Topics to focus on NU 2020 Community Visioning

NEW ULM — In 2016, over 100 New Ulm residents met for a day of prioritizing projects, issues, concerns and opportunities for the future of the community. Fast forward to 2019. Four of the groups that were started that day have continued to meet, make progress, push forward and refine ...

Home & Health Show gets underway

NEW ULM — Children and adults spun prize wheels, grabbed free sweets and other goodies as the 39th Annual Home & Health Show got underway at the New Ulm Civic Center Friday. Rows of booths and displays offer visitors information on everything from home remodeling, lawn and garden care ...

Breaking up the jam

Photo by Dan Davis, Courtland Fire Dept. Jason Kuester from Ground Zero removes debris as it builds up at the Little Cottonwood river bridge on Apple Road just South of Highway 68 below the Cat N’ Fiddle hill on Thursday afternoon. This ice jam was stuck up stream at the other Apple Road ...

GFW Facilities Task Force report presented in Fairfax

FAIRFAX — The GFW School Board held a special meeting at the middle school in Fairfax, Thursday to present the public with information regarding the GFW Facilities Task Force’s recommendation. This task force was formed in response to the failed bond referendum in November 2017. The ...

Weather delaying MnDOT’s work on Hwy 14-15 project

NEW ULM — Weather has not been kind to the New Ulm Gateway project, but MnDOT has been adapting its construction plans so that completion is still scheduled for this fall with a new detour tentatively planned for mid-April, weather depending. The recent wicked winter hindered work on the ...

BCHS seeking books, puzzles, DVDs

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society is accepting donations for the Annual Book Sale. Items wanted include books, puzzles, CDs and DVDs. Donations may be dropped off in bins located in the museum parking lot at 2 North Broadway. The deadline to drop off books is April 19. The ...

A Night of Ballroom Dancing

Photographs by Zander Boettcher/Alexander House One hundred ten participants enjoyed dancing and listening to the big-band sounds of Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and others as presented by The Echos, a 20-piece band, at the State Street Theater on Friday evening, March 15. The event, featuring ...

Bank Midwest collecting donations to aid flood victims in area

NEW ULM — Bank Midwest has announced that each branch, as well as the website https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/bankmidwest-pub.html/ , will serve as a repository for cash donations to benefit victims of the Spring 2019 Flood. “As a community bank, we’re dedicated to helping ...

New coffee, bagel shop in town

NEW ULM — The latest coffee hot spot for hot coffee is Sippet Coffee & Bagels. The new drive-thru coffee shop is located at 701 N. German St. and is officially open for business. Sippet owner and manager Aron Bode said their goal is to offer more choices of strong, robust coffee to ...

Kindergarten roundup at St. Anthony

Upcoming kindergartners and their families enjoyed a festive evening at St. Anthony Elementary Thursday, learning all about what to expect next fall when they start school. Children explored the kindergarten rooms and got to experience music class and phy ed, while the parents met with the ...

Highway 99 Minnesota River Bridge at St. Peter closes

Highway 4 north of St. James open MANKATO — The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed Highway 99 Minnesota River Bridge at St. Peter Wednesday night, due to flooding on the Minnesota River. Highway 99 motorists were detoured to Le Sueur County Roads 21, 18 (Shanaska Creek Road) ...

Bank Midwest to collect donations for spring flood victims

Bank Midwest has announced that each branch, as well as the website will serve as a repository for cash donations to benefit victims of the spring flood. “As a community bank, we’re dedicated to helping communities near and far,” states Bank Midwest President Mary Kay Bates. ...

Inside former Target: City use possible?

NEW ULM — Members of the New Ulm City Council and City Staff toured the former Target building, Wednesday. The city is considered alternative uses for the 89,000-square-foot building. Council members wanted to keep an open mind to the building’s potential. Its size and large parking lot ...

Spring equinox

NEW ULM — Spring began to show its face Wednesday as temperatures reached a high of about 44 degrees and sunny clear skies ate away at winter’s snowfall. The first day of spring, known as the spring equinox, marks one of the two times of year when the length of day and night are nearly ...

Cottonwood River falls Tuesday

NEW ULM — The Cottonwood River fell from 17.5 feet to 14.67 feet over several hours Tuesday as ice jams holding the river back gave way. The National Weather Service (NWS) Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service forecast the river to rise gradually over the next few days to 16.9 feet on ...

Allina Health EMS to offer paid EMT training

ST. PAUL — Ambulance services across the country, including those in Minnesota, are facing a shortage of EMTs and paramedics. Allina Health Emergency Medical Services has decided to do something about. It will launch its own EMT training program starting this June. The Allina Health ...

CenterPoint Energy provides flood safety tips

MINNEAPOLIS — With flooding expected in parts of Minnesota, CenterPoint Energy reminds residents of its preparedness and offers customers some important natural gas safety tips. “CenterPoint Energy is prepared to keep our customers and our infrastructure safe during flooding events,” ...

Sertoma Club seeks nominees

NEW ULM — The Sertoma Club of New Ulm is seeking nominees for its Service to Mankind Award. Nominees should be deserving individuals who give generously of his or her time and talent to those in need in the New Ulm area without seeking recognition in return. Names, along with a description of ...

Kids create canvasses

Shelby Mifek, New Ulm Middle School fifth-grade student, paints a background for her painting of a horse at Washington Learning Center Tuesday for the community education class Kids Canvas Painting with Lori.