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New Ulm

Snowfall hits as predicted

The predicted snowfall began late morning Friday and continued through the day. By 2 p.m. all roads out of New Ulm were partially covered or completely covered by snow. Above, a shopkeeper works to keep up with the snow on Minnesota Street. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard ...

Report says 150,000 Minnesotans drinking water above legal nitrate limit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a report released this week, more than 150,000 Minnesotans drink from groundwater-based water systems contaminated with nitrate at or above the legal limit. The Environmental Working Group report included data from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) ...

City PUC issues warning of frozen pipes risk

NEW ULM—Due the extreme cold forecasted area residents are warned of the risk of frozen water pipes. The New Ulm Public Utilities and Steam Department said in a press release, the cold weather bring brings a chance of water pipes freezing and breaking. The risk increases with long stretches ...

Scholarships available for students interested in healthcare, nursing careers

NEW ULM — Scholarships are available for the 2020-2021 school year for students who are interested in a career in the medical field or are currently pursuing their nursing degree. Medical scholarships for high school students are available through the Physicians Group of New Ulm to ...

SAMS to present “French Connection”

NEW ULM – The Summit Avenue Music Series (SAMS) presents for the second concert of its 2019-2020 season a program entitled “French Connection.” The concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, in the Chapel of the Christ on the Martin Luther College campus. On Saturday, January 18, ...

Bloodmobile finishes with 293 units collected

NEW ULM — The Red Cross Bloodmobile collected 53 units of blood on Friday, bringing its three day total in New Ulm to 293 units collected out of a goal of 386. On Friday, gallon pins were presented to: Candy Roiger, 6 gallons; Gary Roiger, 6 gallons; Amanda Kiecker, three gallons; David ...

CHS Class of 1969 reunion

Cathedral High School Class of 1969 held its 50th class reunion on Friday, Sept. 20. With a class of 103 graduates, 44 were in attendance. Pictured I. to r. first row: Vernon Bieraugel, Connie (Holm) Grams, Kathy (Niehoff) Meinhardt, Anita (Andersen) Esser, Toni (Wilfahrt) Grucky, Ruth (Mohr) ...

NU Young Professionals to host 2020 Kick-Off Event

NEW ULM — The New Ulm HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Evolve) group is kicking off the 2020 year with a private event at The Retz 227 on Thursday, January 16 from 6-8 p.m., and will offer information about the organization, as well as sushi and desserts for attendees. There is no cost to ...

Flu season in full swing in Brown County

NEW ULM — It’s only 11 days into the new year, but Minnesota is already a month into the flu season as the virus has already spread statewide. Public Health officials typical consider October through May to be flu season. The months of December, January and February are the peak months for ...

Turner Hall gets grant for power upgrade

NEW ULM — Turner Hall will receive a $5,000 seed grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) to cover the cost of electrical upgrades in the gym. The award is one of 35 grants given to innovative renewable energy and energy efficient project in Minnesota. The grant will allow Turner ...

Stuck truck

A Waste Management garbage truck became wedged under the 12th North railroad overpass on Front Street Friday at about 9:55 a.m. Dwight Benjamin Jerge, 44, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, was eastbound on 12th North and thought he had clearance to make it under the overpass. The truck became stuck, and ...

Milford 4-H Club honors Law Enforcement

Submitted photo The Milford 4-H Club showed their appreciation to the New Ulm Police Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, Jan. 9, which was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Thursday morning, before school, members brought muffins and coffee and thanked the ...

Patriots’ Pen winners

Submitted photo Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest winners for St. Paul’s Lutheran School are pictured above. This year’s essay theme was “What Makes America Great.” Front row - Ella Wurster, Micah Scotting, Adyson Tweit, Evelyn Friese Back row - Mr. Will Burdorff (VFW representative), ...

‘American Pop’ is first in NU Film Society’s animation series

NEW ULM — New Ulm Film Society screenings are about to become more animated with a showing of the 1981 film “American Pop.” The screening starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at New Ulm Public Library. “American Pop” is the first film in its animation series. The film tells the ...

Janssen is AAA award winner at NUHS

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School senior Bethany Janssen has received District 88’s AAA Award. The Triple-A award is given to students excelling in Athletics, Academics and Fine Arts. Janssen has played varsity tennis for three years and went All-Conference this year. She also manages the ...

Council approves appointments for city committees

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council appointed community members to the boards and commission as well as appoints council members as representatives to certain commissions, Tuesday. The council appointments to commissions and organizations were unchanged from 2019. The council did make one ...

Commissioners OK land bid request

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved an amended notice requesting quotes to rent out county-owned land north of the Brown County Sanitary Landfill Tuesday. “After talking to people who sell land, I think it’s to our benefit to separate leases, one for tillable ...

Red Cross calls for blood donations after holiday lull

ST. PAUL — The American Red Cross currently has a critical need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types — especially type O — to make an appointment now to give and help replenish the blood supply after the holiday weeks. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply ...

League of Women Voters to hold state legislative forum on Saturday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm League of Women Voters is holding a public form on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the community hall at Oakwood Methodist Church, 1630 Oakwood Avenue, New Ulm, to discuss key bills and issues coming before the 2020 State Legislature. The public is invited ...

Sewing for Sight Quilt Show this Saturday

ST. GEORGE — Quilters and quilt admirers are invited to the 9th Annual Sewing for Sight Quilt Show to be held Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. The show will be held at the St. George Parish Center, featuring quilts by Nancy Paris of Sherburn, as well as retreat participants. More than ...