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Tour showcases local manufacturing

NEW ULM — The public had a chance to tour local manufacturing businesses, Thursday. The tours were part of Minnesota’s Manufacturing Week and were part of the Tours of Manufacturing in South Central Minnesota. A total of 16 manufacturing companies in South Central Minnesota were featured ...

Sows, gilts die in rural Hector fire

HECTOR — About 500 sows and 700 multi-aged guilts died in a barn fire in Brookfield Township, about 7 miles north of Hector, Tuesday night. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 10:10 p.m. about a fire at a hog containment facility owned by Ten Brook Pork, LLP, at ...

Major renovation effort underway for Way of the Cross shrine in New Ulm

NEW ULM — A major effort to restore the Way of the Cross shrine in New Ulm is underway. Completed in 1904 and entrusted to the Diocese of New Ulm, the historic shrine is a pathway of 14 stations depicting scenes of the crucifixion of Jesus. The statuary of the Way of the Cross was made ...

Author, researcher of the unusual talks about his work

NEW ULM — A researcher, author and lecturer of strange and unusual topics talked about his life’s work at the New Ulm Public Library Thursday night. Chad Lewis of Eau Claire, Wis., has degrees in psychology but for more than 20 years, he has traveled the globe looking for unique and ...

Old-time string band at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — In the midst of the Oktoberfest celebration this weekend the State Street Theater (SST) is hosting an old-time string band from Kansas, Spencer & Rains. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the SST, with a special appearance from Dick Kimmel and Pamela ...

Cathedral High principal resigns

Cites personal reasons NEW ULM — William Schumacher, principal at Cathedral High School in New Ulm, has resigned as principal for personal reasons, the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools announced. Schumacher, who had served as principal for two years, resigned on Tuesday, Oct. 2, according to ...

October heralds Oktoberfest

NEW ULM—October has arrived and that means the New Ulm Oktoberfest celebrations are set to begin. Oct. 5-6 The first weekend of Oktoberfest fun begins Friday, Oct. 5, with a Craft and Vendor Show on 1st North between Minnesota Street and Broadway. The show starts at noon and runs through 6 ...

Gym Night at WLC Oct. 5

NEW ULM — Have children who need to run off some extra energy? Join us for Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) Family Gym Night. Family Gym Night provides an indoor space for kids to scooter, jump, play ball, use riding toys, and lots more. Join us at the Washington Learning Center ...

NUHS Homecoming Royalty

New Ulm High School crowned their 2018 Homecoming King and Queen, Ben Mathiowetz and Ellie Bute, on Monday at the high school. The Eagles host their homecoming game on Friday.

City tables decision on trading old water treatment property

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council tabled a decision on a request to trade the old water treatment facility at 12th North and Water Street for adjacent land on the Minnesota River, Tuesday. A request came from Jim Scheman to trade adjacent property for the building. When possible, the city ...

Commissioners OK DNR land acquisition

Approve landfill proposals By Fritz Busch Staff Writer NEW ULM — By a 4-1 vote Tuesday after considerable discussion, Brown County commissioners approved a proposed 80-acre land acquisition in Section 36, Leavenworth Township, by the State of Minnesota. Commissioner Dennis Potter cast ...

MnDOT shows off new truck station

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) celebrated its new $3.5 million Courtland Truck Station with an open house Tuesday night. The nine-acre site replaces a former truck station near the New Ulm Highway 14/15 (Y) interchange that was demolished due to the New Ulm ...

Springfield man faces four felonies

Conditional bail $75,000 NEW ULM — A 55-year-old Springfield man who allegedly physically abused his wife told officers he was not going back to jail. David M. Maclaren, also known as David Joseph Starkey and David Mark Starkey, of 205 N. Washington Ave., allegedly also assaulted an ...

Police, City workers rescue cat

NEW ULM — New Ulm Police and the City of New Ulm Street Department rescued a young cat from a storm drain on South Garden Street near the junior high football field Tuesday afternoon. The owners of the cat took it home at about 2:30 p.m. after city employees removed a storm drain cover to ...

Cottonwood Street closed today

NEW ULM — Cottonwood Street between the Cottonwood River and Dacotah Drive will be closed to all traffic 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, depending on weather, for paving of the final lift of bituminous pavement.

Community Solar Garden takes a hit

SPRINGFIELD — Just two days after it was installed, but not operational, five solar panels in a Community Solar Garden (CSG) were smashed by what appeared to be a blunt object last week. Springfield Public Utilities Superintendent Scott Johnson said the CSG project was not hooked up yet and ...

MVL homecoming court

Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is holding Homecoming this week. The homecoming court is pictured above: front row (left to right): Payton Richtsmeier, Lauren Paulsen, Lexi Fischer, Beth Albrecht, Brianna Fenske and Greta Bloedel; second row (left to right): Micah Roux, Jake Kettner, ...

Council considers swap

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council will consider a request to trade the old Water Treatment Facility at 12th North and Water Street for adjacent land on the Minnesota River offered to the city, Tuesday. The PUC has given control of the old building to the city following last week’s ...

NU woman faces assault charges

NEW ULM — A 28-year-old New Ulm woman was charged with domestic assault with a dangerous in Brown County District Court Monday. Porshia S. Furlow, 2406 N. Broadway, was released on her own recognizance with conditions including continuing to cooperative with a therapist for mental health ...

Daniel Groebner presents program “History of Brown County Ballrooms”

NEW ULM — The public is invited to Lunch and a Bite of History, Thursday, October 4, at noon, at the Brown County Historical Society Annex. Daniel Groebner will present “History of Brown County Ballrooms.” Groebner will present photographs and other material on ballrooms and dance halls ...