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Human Rights Commission considers grant program

NEW ULM — The Human Rights Commission is moving forward with a plan to provide grants to people and organizations within New Ulm. The plan, briefly introduced at their previous meeting, looks to provide individuals and organizations in New Ulm with grants based on their contributions to ...

Braun dominates hill climb again

NEW ULM — Jason Braun of Sleepy Eye raced up the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club hill Sunday, shifting his weight to the right while airborne near the top Sunday. Riding a Kawasaki Kx500 motorcycle with an aluminum frame up the 210 foot hill in several seconds, he tried to stay on the hill ...

Sauerkraut the old fashioned way

NEW ULM — With a little help from good friend Nancy Paulson, Kathleen Backer made sauerkraut the old fashioned way by hand at the Kiesling House Saturday. The event was part of the Brown County Historical Society preparation for winter program. Cabbage and sausage, using a hand-powered ...

School starts after summer siesta

NEW ULM — School is no longer out for summer, as classrooms across New Ulm open their doors for the new learning year. For the New Ulm Public Schools, class was back in session for the fifth and ninth graders Monday. School buses dropped off a small amount of students at each school and a ...

Vista Prairie Communities to take over Ridgeway properties

NEW ULM — The two Ridgeway assisted living communities in New Ulm were recently sold, but will continue to operate under new management. HADC Ridgeway, the current owners of Ridgeway on German and Ridgeway on 23rd, agreed to sell both locations to Vista Prairie Communities earlier in August. ...

School Board paints path for shared art teacher

NEW ULM — The New Ulm School Board passed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Thursday, painting a path for them to share an art teacher with Sleepy Eye. The School Board had initially accepted the agreement with Sleepy Eye at their meeting May 25. They will spend the first half of the ...