New Ulm

New Ulm High School graduates 158 students

NEW ULM — Over 150 graduates in New Ulm High School’s class of 2019 ended their high school careers following a ceremony in the high school gym Friday. The senior class commencement address was delivered by senior Emma Maudal. Maudal reflected on some of her memories during the school ...

Mertzes found guilty on 17 of 19 counts of animal neglect

NEW ULM — After nearly five hours of deliberation Friday, a jury of four men and two women found Cassey and Corrine Mertz of rural Sleepy Eye guilty of 17 of 19 counts of animal mistreatment in Brown County District Court. Eighteen of the 19 original counts were misdemeanor charges. One ...

Nuvera Communications declares dividend

NEW ULM – The Board of Directors of Nuvera Communications, Inc. has approved a 2nd quarter dividend payment of $.13 per share. This is an increase from the 1st quarter dividend of $.12 per share paid in March 2019. The recently declared dividend will be paid to shareholders of record at ...

Hanska man faces domestic assault charges

BROWN COUNTY — A 24-year-old Hanska was charged Friday in Brown County District Court with felony domestic assault by strangulation, misdemeanor domestic assault and 5th-degree possession of drugs-not small amount marijuana. Matthew A. Penkert, 200 E. 3rd St., Hanska, allegedly got into a ...

The Whitesidewalls to perform

Submitted photo The Whitesidewalls will perform in New Ulm at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. The concert will take place on stage of the State Street Theater at 1 N. State St. The Whitesidewalls Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue has been the Midwest’s ultimate 1950s and 1960s rock & roll, rockabilly and ...

NUHS Class of 2019

Clockwise, from upper left, New Ulm High School graduates walk to their seats during the beginning of their graduation commencement Friday at the high school. New Ulm High School Concert Choir performs “You Are The New Day,” arranged by Peter Knight, during New Ulm High School’s 2019 ...

Jefferson students at Ridgeway

Submitted photo Mrs. Mack’s fourth graders and Mrs. Brooks’ first graders from Jefferson Elementary visited Ridgeway on 23rd Friday, May 17. While there, students and residents created an art project entitled “Hands of Friendship.” Students also read to residents and played bingo with ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Heartland Express holiday hours NEW ULM — Brown County Heartland Express will not be operating on Sunday May 26, or Monday May 27 in honor of Memorial Day. Rides that need to be made for Tuesday May 28 need to be received by 3 p.m. on Friday May 24. Night of One-Acts auditions NEW ULM — ...

Off the Shelf: Not your typical time travel novels

Light sabers and space ships don’t always appeal to me; I’m not usually a hard core science fiction reader. One science fiction theme that does speak to me, however, is time travel. I love authors that weave time travel into a character-driven story, or when an ordinary life is suddenly ...

‘Listen carefully, live confidently’

NEW ULM — “Our savior is bigger than our decisions,” Martin Luther College President, The Rev. Mark Zarling told 176 graduating students at the MLC Commencement Service in the college gymnasium Saturday. “The father decided he would curse his blessed son because of my sins, your sins ...

Flat-track racing

J. Deschens (31), left, and D. Bailey (90), battle for position at the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club flat-track races Saturday. Races continue on Sunday.

Commissioners to consider hiring audit service firm

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider a $47,500 audit service proposal for 2019 and $48,700 in 2020 from Clifton Larson Allen (CLA) on Tuesday, May 21. Doug Host, CLA Assurance Principal, will make a 15-minute presentation to the board prior to the final decision. An ...

Stelljes wins Citizens Race 2 Raise 5k

NEW ULM — Former Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School cross country teammates Levi Stelljes and Brandon Steffl finished first and second in the 2019 Citizens Race 2 Raise 5k run/walk Saturday. “It was like old times. Brandon and I raced together in high school. He always finished ahead ...

Nick Mueller Scholarship

Submitted photo The Nick Mueller Memorial Scholarship was presented Wednesday at the New Ulm High School Senior Awards Ceremony to Peter Jensen, center, a graduaitng senior. Nick Mueller had dreamed of becoming a police officer, but he died suddenly in September 2004 from an asthma attack ...

Concord Singers heading to Germany

NEW ULM — The Concord Singers are leaving May 30 for Neu Ulm, Germany, to participate in the 150th anniversary of Neu Ulm, and the 100th anniversary of the city’s Blaskapelle (brass band). It is the group’s 5th tour to Germany. The Concords will perform with three of Neu Ulm’s Sister ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann Monument is open on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Memorial Weekend, when it will be open daily. Admission is $3 per person. Ages 5 and under free with adult. Swimming Lesson Openings – We have openings in most classes of Session I, held June 3-13 (Monday ...

Scenes From a Busy Saturday

Saturday was a busy day in New Ulm and area with a variety of events. Below left, Charlie Dietz of Madelia, races in the 50 cc division at the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club track southeast of New Ulm. Races continue Sunday at noon. At right from top, the Martin Luther College Choir performs ...

Trail reopens under Front Street

After over a year of being closed, the recreational trail under the Front Street bridge is open for trail users. The segment was closed for construction of the Front Street bridge as part of the MnDOT New Ulm Gateway project. In the early part of the bridge construction, risk of falling rocks ...

Sertomans to honor Mark Dauer with Service To Mankind award

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Sertoma Club’s Annual Service to Mankind Banquet honoring Mark Dauer will be held Tuesday, May 28, at the New Ulm Country Club. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and the banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce.

State Court of Appeals upholds conviction in prostitution sting

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a felony prostitution conviction May 13 against a 48-year-old Cottonwood man sentenced last fall in Brown County District Court. Paul R. Lund Jr. received a stay of imposition Sept. 17, 2018 for the prostitution charge, which stated he he was ...