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Hermann Heights project coming along

NEW ULM — Improvements at Hermann Heights Park continued this week with soil work being done in the new parking lot area. The Herman Heights improvement project began in April with the removal of the kasota stone retaining wall along Center Street and the construction on a new wall. As ...

Census entering next step Tuesday

NEW ULM — The last phase of the 2020 Census will begin next week. Census workers will begin door knocking on Tuesday, Aug. 11 to survey households that have not filled out Census forms. Households that have already completed the 2020 Census will be skipped by census workers, but those who ...

Detour for S. Broadway work in New Ulm starts Monday

NEW ULM — Motorists are advised that Highway 15 (South Broadway Street) in New Ulm will be detoured beginning Monday, Aug. 10 to allow crews to adjust manholes and water valve castings. In addition 20th North Street from Highway 14 to North Broadway will be closed on Monday, Aug. 10 lasting ...

GOP Classic Car Caravan Aug. 15

NEW ULM — Brown County Republicans are inviting classic car enthusiasts to join their annual FUN Raiser, a classic car caravan, on Saturday, Aug. 15. The line-up will start at 1 p.m. with a Hagedorn for Congress outdoor barbecue fundraiser at the New Ulm Event Center (301 20th Street ...

NUHS Parliamentary Procedure Team earns gold at Nationals

NEW ULM — The New Ulm High School FCCLA Parliamentary Procedure team was recently notified that it earned a gold medal at the national level of competition. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, FCCLA elected to hold its National Leadership Conference and National STAR (Students Taking Action ...

Doughnuts for donations

NEW ULM – United Prairie in New Ulm hosted a Doughnut Eating Contest as part of Crazy Days, with doughnut holes provided by The Backerei. Six local “celebrities” ate as many doughnuts as they could in three minutes. The top three winners won a donation from United Prairie Bank to their ...

Martin Luther College welcomes new president

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College announcesthe arrival of its new president, Rev. Richard Gurgel. President Gurgel replaces President Mark Zarling, who retired this past June after serving the college from 2007 to 2020. Gurgel brings to the office an M.Div. from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary ...

Blood mobile makes stop in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Red Cross Blood Mobile made stop across from Allina Bank Monday. The blood mobile had a full 40 appointment scheduled. The Red Cross has continual need for blood, but COVID-19 has become an obstacle for donations. The Red Cross cannot accept walk-in appointments for ...

“Memories of the Battle of New Ulm” reprinted

CINCINATTI, Ohio — The 2001 edition of “Memories of the Battle of New Ulm” went out of print, but has now been reprinted and is again available. In 2001, historian Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann of Cincinnati, Ohio edited parts of Dr. L.A. Fritsche’s two volume “History of Brown County, ...

New Ulm Area Foundation accepting grant applications

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Foundation, Inc. (NUAFI) is accepting applications for grants as part of its fall grant cycle. The deadline is August 15, 2020. New for this cycle is the ability for applicants to submit their application materials online, using functionality recently added to the ...

Strong storm buffets area on Saturday

MINNESOTA—South central Minnesota was pummpled by rainstorms Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Rainfall occurred off and on throughout the day Saturday, but turned into a downpour by late evening and a tornado warning was issued for Sibley County. A funnel cloud was spotted north of ...

Crazy Days brings touch of normalcy to downtown

NEW ULM — Crazy Days events continued downtown New Ulm Saturday despite sporadic weather. Several blocks of downtown Minnesota Street were closed to vehicle traffic to host the Markstrasse Handcraft Artisan Fair. An early more rain shower prevented some vendors from attending, but most were ...

NU City Council balks on baseball tourney

NEW ULM — The 2020 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournaments will not be played in New Ulm this year. The New Ulm City Council unanimously voted Friday to rescind a July 7 decision to host the tournaments. On July 7 the city council approved allowing the New Ulm Baseball Association ...

Residents up in arms over gun range expansion

COURTLAND — Neighbors of the River Ridge Gun Club near Courtland are used to hearing shotguns sounding at the trap and sporting clays range and the pheasant hunting fields. They are not so sure about the crack of high-powered rifles on a range that the club’s new owner is ...

Crazy Days in New Ulm

Crazy Days in New Ulm got fully crazy on Friday, with the doughnut hole eating contest at United Prairie Bank. New Ulm Public Utilities lineman Jim Henderson (right) ate 30 donut holes in three minutes to win. New Ulm Chamber of Commerce President Michael Looft was second with 19 holes eaten. ...

Brown County receives $3 million in COVID relief funds

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider approval of COVID-19 Business Relief Grant eligibility and program guidelines at their meeting Tuesday, July 28. Brown County received $3,083,468 in Coronavirus Relief Funds. Of that allocation, federal guidelines included setting aside 10% ...

Masks: NUMC urges their use

NEW ULM — As of July 25, Minnesotans are required by a mandate from Governor Tim Walz to wear a face-covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since Wednesday’s announcement from the Governor, the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has fielded ...

District awaits opening rules from state

NEW ULM — Planning continues for the start of school in District 88 this fall. The District 88 School board received a report Thursday on plans from Superintendent Jeff Bertrang. Last month, Bertrang said three scenarios were being considered by all schools based on the status of COVID-19. ...

Moritz: Meeting with MBA went well

NEW ULM — Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz said her meeting with members of the Minnesota Baseball Association last Friday regarding issues concerning the Minnesota State Baseball Association Tournament to be held in New Um and Springfield in late August “went very ...

Donation to ARS

Submitted photo Adaptive Recreational Services received a check for $2,000 from MRCI Bargains Store in New Ulm to help continuing to provide at home projects for participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. ARS in person programming has been put on hold, but staff, board and volunteers have ...