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New Ulm

The Grand goes virtual on new exhibit

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture held a special virtual gallery opening Friday for the new Edward Curtis photography exhibit. The exhibit is called “The North American Indian” and features a selection of 55 of Curtis’s portraits and scenes on loan from The Montgomery ...

Lyric 3 glad to be reopening

NEW ULM — The silver screen is glowing again at the Lyric 3 movie theater. Friday afternoon, the Lyric 3 opened back up for business and is screening three new films. The Lyric 3 was forced to close in November due to Governor Tim Walz’s executive order due to a surge in COIVD-19 ...

Drug raid results in NU man facing nine felony counts

NEW ULM — A 38-year-old New Ulm man faces nine felony charges after the Brown-Lincoln-Redwood-Renville (BLRR) Drug Task Force (DTF) executed a search warrant at at a residence inTraulich Estates Jan. 11. Charges filed against Brandon L. White, 2201 N. Broadway, in Brown County District ...

Brown County Commissioners to hear COVID-19 update

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Commissioners will receive a COVID-19 update from Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz at their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19. “We’ve seen a reduction in COVID-19 cases in Brown County since our November surge,” reported Moritz. “December ...

Schell’s Brewery cancels Bockfest

NEW ULM — The August Schell Brewery posted that the 2021 Bockfest is cancelled. “This may be a few too many people for Bockfest this year,” read a Facebook post with a large group of people at the brewery that was made shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. “In the best interest of our ...

Raw weather, Hwy 14 fatalities marked start of 2020 in NU

JANUARY 2020 2 — Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ice fishing house that went through the ice on Lake Hanska. No one was in the ice house, but recent warmer weather have created unsafe ice fishing conditions. 2 — Keegan Witte was born 3:07 p.m. at the New Ulm ...

Torkelson: Redistricting to be delayed by late 2020 Census data

ST. PAUL — District 16B Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, said Friday that 2020 Census delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic will delay legislative redistricting efforts this year. “We won’t have it (2020 Census data) until the end of February. Then we will wait for more concise data to draw ...

Brown County case investigations down from November

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Public Health (BCPH) Supervisor Jaime Brand said Friday that December case investigations were about half of what they were in November. “We completed 1,081 case investigations in November, and 534 in December,” Brand said. “Our numbers began to decrease ...

NU Area Foundation grants to Turner Hall for roof repair

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Foundation recently presented a grant of $2,500 to Turner Hall in support of their project to repair the roof above the gymnasium. Following some of the heavy rains in August and resultant flooding in the building, several tears in the roof were identified. Turner ...

COVID-19 impact is top local story of 2020

NEW ULM — It would take a heck of a big news story to knock the fact that funding was finally — FINALLY — appropriated for the Highway 14 expansion project from Nicollet to New Ulm from the top spot in The Journal’s Top Ten Local Story list. But that’s what COVID-19 did. The ...

Predatory sex offender moving to New Ulm

NEW ULM - A 29-year-old convicted Level Three predatory sex offender will be moving from Sleepy Eye to New Ulm on Thursday, Dec. 31, according to New Ulm Police. Paul A. Alonzo will move to the 200 block of Franklin Street N., according to a notification fact sheet from the NUPD. Alonzo has a ...

Planning Commission recommends multi-unit housing project approval

NEW ULM — A permit for a Community Unit Housing Project on the 1400 Block of North 6th Street in New Ulm was recommended for approval by the city Planning Commission on Wednesday. Mike Kral, on behalf of M & D Properties, requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a Community Unit ...

Easy does it

NEW ULM — Snow fell again Tuesday, but without the strong winds from last week's blizzard. The snow began to fall in the late morning and continued through the afternoon and into the evening. The National Weather Service had Brown County in a Winter Weather Advisory until 3 a.m. Wednesday ...

Planning Commission to consider four-plex project on N. 6th St.

NEW ULM — A permit for a Community Unit Project at the 1400 Block of North 6th Street will come before the Planning Commission, Wednesday. Mike Kral, on behalf of M & D Properties, requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a Community Unit Project at the street address 1406-1446 ...

Schell’s Firebrick wins multiple gold medals

NEW ULM — Firebrick, the Schell’s Brewery’s Vienna-Style Amber Lager, won a pair of prestigious gold medals from the 2020 European Beer Star contest and the 2020 U.S.Open Beer Championship this fall. On Nov. 13 in Nuremberg, Germany, 72 judges from across Europe began taste-testing ...

Christmas Bird Count includes 17 counters

NEW ULM — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Ulm Area Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Dec. 19 included 17 counters in 10 field count parties and six feeder count reports. “Well done everyone. We had a good turn-out for the count. We were able to cover the whole count circle pretty ...

DNR seeks input on increasing wildlife access

NEW ULM — Anyone interested in improving access to wildlife management areas (WMAs) for people with disabilities can share their ideas online with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “We want to hear how we can improve recreational opportunities and reduce barriers on ...

BC Jail inmate floods jail cell, living pod

NEW ULM — A 32-year-old Brown County Jail inmate from St. Paul flooded a jail cell and living pod Sunday, causing damage to ceiling tile, computers, carpet, furniture and possibly other things. The inmate was moved to a holding cell, without incident, after the flooding was discovered and ...

Daily COVID cases down in county

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Public Health reported four new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday. This is the lowest COVID-19 increase in the county since October. “We’re very encouraged by this,” Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz said, but she said the low number was ...

Christmas tree disposal

NEW ULM — Christmas tree pick-up and disposal service is once again to be provided to residents of New Ulm by the city street department. City street department crews will be picking up and disposing of your natural Christmas trees through January. Residents are requested to remove all ...