×

Local News

Lyric 3 glad to be reopening

NEW ULM — The silver screen is glowing again at the Lyric 3 movie theater. Friday afternoon, the Lyric 3 opened back up for business and is screening three new films. The Lyric 3 was forced to close in November due to Governor Tim Walz’s executive order due to a surge in COIVD-19 ...

Drug raid results in NU man facing nine felony counts

NEW ULM — A 38-year-old New Ulm man faces nine felony charges after the Brown-Lincoln-Redwood-Renville (BLRR) Drug Task Force (DTF) executed a search warrant at at a residence inTraulich Estates Jan. 11. Charges filed against Brandon L. White, 2201 N. Broadway, in Brown County District ...

Brown County Commissioners to hear COVID-19 update

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Commissioners will receive a COVID-19 update from Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz at their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19. “We’ve seen a reduction in COVID-19 cases in Brown County since our November surge,” reported Moritz. “December ...

Schell’s Brewery cancels Bockfest

NEW ULM — The August Schell Brewery posted that the 2021 Bockfest is cancelled. “This may be a few too many people for Bockfest this year,” read a Facebook post with a large group of people at the brewery that was made shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. “In the best interest of our ...

Rodney’s is back

NEW ULM — For the second time in 10 months, Rodney’s Tavern reopened its doors 3 p.m. Thursday. The dial back Gov. Tim Walz issued for restaurants and bars back in November was relaxed on Monday. Several area bars and restaurants reopened, but Rodney’s owner Rodney Zimmer chose to ...

MnDOT grants $406K for Highway 14 expansion interchanges

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced Thursday that a $409,950 Transportation Economic Development (TED) grant will help pay for Highway 14 four-lane expansion project interchanges at County Road 37 southeast of New Ulm and County Road 12/24 at ...

Minnesota expands vaccine eligibility

MINNESOTA — The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is allowing hospitals, health care systems and other vaccination partners to start vaccinating a “broader category of Minnesotans” against the COVID-19 virus where possible, but Brown County is still working on vaccinating frontline ...

Brown County Human Services petitions Level 3 sex offender

NEW ULM — Brown County Human Services has filed a civil commitment petition for a 25-year-old New Ulm level 3 sex offender to be committed indefinitely to the Minnesota sex offender program. Colten C. Camacho, 25, who has six convictions for engaging in prostitution with juveniles in Brown ...

Raw weather, Hwy 14 fatalities marked start of 2020 in NU

JANUARY 2020 2 — Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ice fishing house that went through the ice on Lake Hanska. No one was in the ice house, but recent warmer weather have created unsafe ice fishing conditions. 2 — Keegan Witte was born 3:07 p.m. at the New Ulm ...

United Way of Brown County moves to new location in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The United Way of the Brown County Area's office has moved. Its new office space is at the New Ulm Event Center office complex located at 301 20th Street South. To access the office, guests can use the side entrance marked BUSINESS ENTRANCE with the United Way logo on the door. ...

MLC athletic center fully funded, groundbreaking in April

NEW ULM— The Martin Luther College (MLC) administration and governing board announced that thanks to the gift of two donors, the MLC new athletic center is fully funded. In April, the MLC campus family will celebrate the groundbreaking of the fieldhouse, with student use anticipated by the ...

On display at The Grand

NEW ULM — An exhibit of Edward Curtis’s photography is coming to New Ulm and will be on display at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. The exhibit is called “The North American Indian” and features a selection of 55 of Curtis’s portraits and scenes on loan from The Montgomery Arts ...

Dist. 84 board reorganizes

SLEEPY EYE — The District 84 Board of Education reelected its existing officers Wednesday. Action came on a motion by Brian Nelson, seconded by Bryan Sellner. Reelected were Chairwoman Darla Remus, Vice Chairman Casey Coulson, Clerk Sheila Wurtzberger and Treasurer Joleen ...

Golf simulator lets users play 100-plus courses

NEW ULM — Visitors to Schell’s Starkeller taproom can now hit the links without going outside. Schell’s Starkeller facility now has a golf simulator room. Outfitted with the latest TruGolf simulator, a patron can golf indoors on simulated courses. A soft opening of Starkeller’s golf ...

Above average day

Bright sunshine helped drive the temperature past 40 degrees, according to some thermometers, Tuesday in New Ulm. Pictured above is the south end of the Minnecon Park trail along the Minnesota river, just north of Hanska Farmers Cooperative elevators.

EDA strategizes

NEW ULM — The Economic Development Authority (EDA) board discussed priorities and strategies in 2020 and what would be prioritized in 2021 and beyond. The EDA has made an effort to get out of housing and in 2020. The board sold the remaining eight lots in the Milford Heights 1st Addition. ...

DNR seeks public input on waterfowl hunting changes

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging the public to submit input on potential changes to state waterfowl hunting regulations that could alter seasons and create more hunting opportunities. Those wishing to provide input can help the DNR by identifying ...

SE City Council OKs bait vending machine agreement

SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a bait vending machine agreement at Sportsmen's Park Tuesday. Action came on a motion by Councilor Doug Pelzel, seconded by Councilor Scott Krzmarzick for an agreement at $120 per year. City Manager Bob Elston said the vending ...

4 Pillars Gallery presents “The North American Indian” by Edward S. Curtis

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture will be displaying a select group of 55 photographs from the Edward Curtis collection. Between 1907 and 1930, Curtis recorded the lives, language, and ceremony of over 80 North American tribes before forced assimilation changed it. Although ...

Early childhood screening scheduled

NEW ULM — Early childhood screening is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, and Wednesday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Screening is available to any child who is between the ages of 3 years and Kindergarten. During screening children will participate in an ...