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New Ulm

Hermann’s story being told in Netflix series

NEW ULM — Hermann the German fans looking for something to watch are in luck. On Friday, Netflix premiered a TV series based on the real-life Hermann. The six-episode series is called “Barbarians” and tells the story of Herman the Cheruscan leading up to the Battle of Teutoburg Forest ...

Commissioners consider detox contract

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider approval of the 2021 Brown County Evaluation Center (detox) contract at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The county board meeting begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Law Enforcement Center Training Room until further notice. WebEx access is ...

Cathedral High School Royalty

Submitted photo Jon Adema and Greta Finstad were crowned as the Cathedral High School homecoming king and queen on Friday at a pep rally at the school. The Cathedral Greyhounds took on Springfield in the homecoming football game Friday night at Johnson Field.

Unopposed Brown County Commissioners weigh in on election issues

BROWN COUNTY — Three Brown County Commissioners, all running unopposed in the Nov. 3 general election, weighed in on what they consider the biggest issues they and residents face these days. District 1 Commissioner Dave Borchert, who also serves as the New Ulm Police Chief, said the ...

For the love of birds

NEW ULM — Minnesota’s oldest pigeon and poultry club, the Brown County Pigeon & Poultry Association, kept its show streak alive with a pigeon show at the Brown County Fairgrounds Saturday. The club, which promotes friendship and sportsmanship, drew more than 300 pigeons in 33 entries ...

Running club tours Flandrau trails

NEW ULM — Three New Ulm Run Club members lapped Flandrau State Park six times Saturday, logging 20 miles. Mike Benz, Paul Gutzke and Justin Mattson followed trails along the edges of the park beginning at 7 a.m., around sunrise. Chris Gordon usually would have joined the runners, but he ...

Bonding bill includes amphitheater shading structure funds

NEW ULM — The $1.87 billion infrastructure bonding bill recently approved by the Minnesota House and Senate includes a $300,000 grant to the City of New Ulm for a permanent shade structure in the German Park amphitheater. Pending signature from Gov. Tim Walz, the grant would allow the City ...

Renting out the screen

NEW ULM — The 2020 film going experience has been a challenge this year with COVID guidelines limiting how many people can come to the theater and few new movies opening, but options are still available for movie fans. Many theaters are renting out screens for private events including Lyric ...

County records third death from COVID-19

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Public Health has reported another death from COVID-19 over the weekend. This brings the total number of COVID death’s in Brown County to three. Due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) restriction, the identity of the deceased ...

Park and Rec to study how to prioritize park development

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park and Recreation Commissions will work on a method for determining which neighborhoods should be prioritized for park development. The need to develop criteria for scheduling park development was the main takeaway for the commission after discussing land acquisition ...

Bishop LeVoir given fond farewell

NEW ULM — A special drive-by farewell for Bishop John M. LeVoir, Bishop of the New Ulm Diocese, was held at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Sunday. A line of cars waited in the Cathedral parking lot for a chance to speak with LeVoir again and thank him for his service to the New Ulm Diocese ...

Oktoberfest lives on in muted celebration

NEW ULM—The second weekend of Oktoberfest was held in New Ulm despite COVID restriction. Oktoberfest themed events continued to happen throughout New Ulm, but on a smaller scale than past celebration. The Fifth Annual Oktoberfest Craft & Vendor Show continued for the second weekend ...

NUACS celebrates Pumpkinfest

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) got in the festive spirit with their annual Pumpkinfest celebration. Pumpkinfest is NUACS annual fall fundraiser for St. Anthony's Elementary and Cathedral High School. Members of the Elementary Student Council could be seen on 5th and ...

Fischer enjoyed the connections with people as a city councilor

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council said goodbye to Ward 2 councilor Lisa Fischer last week. She officially resigned following last Tuesday’s meeting after eight years on the council. Fischer is a New Ulm native. She has lived in the town her whole life. She raised two boys in the town and ...

Week two of Oktoberfest

NEW ULM — The second weekend of Oktoberfest started low-key Friday. New Ulm traditionally hosts one of the nation’s top Oktoberfest celebrations, but COVID has forced restrictions on some events. There is still fun to be had, however. Green Mill hosted live music from Crista Bohlmann on ...

Oswald Annex holds open house

NEW ULM — An open house event was held for the Oswald Annex Friday. The Oswald Annex is the new name for the old Oswald building located next to the City Center Apartments in downtown New Ulm. The old Oswald building is physically connected to the City Center Apartments. After the ...

Public Health Corner: We really are ALL in this together!

October 1, 2020 Brown County exceeded 200 cases of confirmed COVID-19 among residents since the first reported case in March. School has started, fall sports are expanding to include football and volleyball, annual fall celebrations, such as Oktoberfest, are occurring and holidays are right ...

Oktoberfest is toned down, but still celebrating

NEW ULM — COVID-19 may have canceled the traditional Oktoberfest celebrations, but events are continuing this week. The annual Oktoberfest Craft & Vendor Show opened on 1st Street North between Broadway and Minnesota Street, Friday. This was the 5th annual Oktoberfest craft fair. James ...

Retailers: Most people following state mask mandate

NEW ULM — Big store managers and law enforcement leaders say most people are following Gov. Tim Walz's Executive requiring people in Minnesota to wear face coverings in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless they are alone. The order includes when waiting outside to enter an ...

Commissioners to consider 10-year road, bridge program

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider a ten-year road and bridge construction program that was reviewed and discussed on the county’s park & road tour this year. Changes made are based on current construction costs, bond payments, estimated state aid and wheelage tax, ...