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Oktoberfest gets underway

NEW ULM — Merrymakers got underway in earnest Friday night as The Concord Singers and The Narren sang and danced to the delight of Oktoberfesters at the Best Western Plus. That’s just the star of the fun. Events get underway at 11 a.m. Saturday with the German-American Day Parade starting ...

Family gets warm gift as cold season nears

NEW ULM — With cold weather around the corner one local family received the gift of heat. The Tietel family of New Ulm received a new Lennox furnace at no cost through Lennox’s “Feel the Love” program. Ahrens Heating & Air Conditioning installed the new furnace for the family ...

MVL coronation

Jake Kettner and Lauren Paulsen were crowned homecoming king and queen during Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s inauguration at halftime of the Chargers football game Friday at Johnson Field in New Ulm.

Walz, Feehan tour Waibel farm near Courtland

COURTLAND — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz and District 1 Congressional candidate Dan Feehan got an up close and personal look at the Mary Jean and Tim Waibel farm several miles northwest of Courtland Friday. Walz asked Waibel, who farms corn, soybeans and raises pigs with his ...

Candidates host health care roundtable at Oak Hills

NEW ULM — Congressman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz and congressional candidate Dan Feehan hosted a healthcare roundtable at Oak Hills Living Center. Health care experts from around the district joined Walz and Feehan to discuss what is working and what is not working in ...

New Ulm Lions Diabetes Walk today

NEW ULM — The Fourth Annual New Ulm Diabetes Walk will take place at the New Ulm Civic Center, 1212 N Franklin St. this morning. This is a Strides, Lions for Diabetes Awareness Event and is a collaboration of the Lions Club of New Ulm and the Lafayette Area Lions Club. The walk will be a ...

League of Women Voters announces forums

NEW ULM — The League of Women Voters New Ulm will host a series of Candidate Forums in the weeks prior to the Nov. 6, General Election. The forums will include candidates for Minnesota House District 16B, New Ulm Mayor and City Council, District 88 School Board, Brown County Commissioner ...

Nicollet County seeks man wanted on felony warrant

ST. PETER — The Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jacob John Friedrichs, age 36. Friedrichs has an active felony warrant issued for his arrest. If anybody has information regarding Friedrichs’ whereabouts, please contact the Nicollet ...

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 ...