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Day of Play at Vogel Fieldhouse

Over 300 area youth took part in the first Day of Play of 2020. The Day of Play events is hosted by New Ulm Park and Recreation. Several inflatables were set up in the Vogel Fieldhouse including bounce houses and a maze (above). Kids could even practice their archery skills by firing blunted ...

Hillclimb drag races return today

GOLDEN GATE CAMPGROUND — After five years without the event, the River Valley Dutchmen Snowmobile Club Snowmobile Hillclimb is back at Golden Gate Campground on Saturday, Feb. 15. “It’s been about five years since we had it,” said snowmobile club member Karen Stadick of New Ulm. ...

Valentine’s Day royalty

LaVon, left, and Sylvester Fischer were crowned Valentine’s Day Queen and King at Orchard Hill Friday. Residents ate cupid floats and played the not-so-young dating game Friday.

Schell’s Brewery intros Braised Restaurant Week

NEW ULM — August Schell Brewing Company is announcing the first inaugural Braised: Schell’s Restaurant Week. Braised will take place in New Ulm, Mankato, St. Peter and surrounding areas from February 17 through the 22. Braised Restaurant Week has over 20 participating restaurants ...

New classes at Cellar Press

NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts and Culture invites the public to participate in classes at Cellar Press. The newly released schedule offers creative classes for teen and adults interested in the book arts of printmaking and letterpress. Josh Winkler, a MNSU Professor of Printmaking, ...

River Traffic

Snowmobile and foot trails from Minnecon Park mark the new-fallen snow on the Minnesota River Tuesday. With snow and high winds expected today, however, these tracks may quickly be covered up. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, with up to an ...

EDA looks at priorities for spending its funds

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Economic Development Authority (EDA) discussed priorities and strategies for spending EDA funds on Tuesday. In January, the EDA was asked during a special meeting to help fund the RENU Recreation Center because of a funding shortfall. Board member Daniel Braam said ...

Brown County ranks among healthiest counties in Minnesota

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County ranks among the healthiest places in Minnesota, according to a study by SmartAsset, a New York-based personal finance technology firm that uses financial modeling to provide advice on major financial decisions. Brown County ranked second in Minnesota healthcare ...

New Ulm dominates in Knowledge Bowl event

GAYLORD — New Ulm High School Knowledge Bowl teams competed Tuesday at a 30-team meet hosted by Sibley East. The New Ulm teams took 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place trophies. Sibley East took 2nd. The New Ulm teams are pictured below. The NUHS KB teams compete next on Monday, Feb. 24.

County planners OK plat applications

NEW ULM — The Brown County Planning Commission unanimously approved three final plat applications Tuesday. They included applications filed by: • Jeffery D. & Ellen Juni known as Juni Fifth Subdivision, 43.53 acres, Sections 4 and 9, Milford Township, to add a strip of land on the ...

Meet with Mindy Kimmel Feb. 18

NEW ULM — Mindy Kimmel, candidate for MN State House in District 16B, is holding a meeting to discuss issues impacting the community. The meeting will be held at Lola - An American Bistro, 16 North Minnesota St, New Ulm on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 8 to 9:30 am.

Small Business session canceled today

NEW ULM — The Business Succession Planning Session presented by Michael Hahn of the Small Business Development Center and hosted by the City of New Ulm for Wednesday, Feb. 12, has been cancelled due to inclement weather advisory. This session may be rescheduled or interested parties may ...

‘Projekt Neu Ulm’ aims to promote downtown retail space

NEW ULM — In an effort to pump more life into downtown New Ulm by helping keep retail space lively, a new project is picking up steam. Projekt Neu Ulm is a group with a mission to provide an assist for people who want to start a business but don’t know how. Along with a local group of ...

‘The Secret of NIMH’ to be aired by NU Film Society

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film’s Society’s animation series continues with a screening of the 1982 film, “The Secret of NIMH”. The screening begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the New Ulm Public Library. “The Secret of NIMH” tells the story of a field mouse, Mrs. Brisby who ...

Honor Roll: Cathedral High School

Cathedral High School, Quarter II Honor Roll A Honor Roll: Grade 12: Maggie Fliszar, Tony Geiger, James Gillis, Kyle Goblirsch, Jacob Guggisberg, Emma Henle, Christopher Knowles, Jakob Leshovsky, Kendra Lyimo, Ethan Mixdorf, Gabrielle Rohlik, Isaac Roufs, Will Schabert, Taylor Scherr, Megan ...

“Ville des Lumiere” at State Street Theater Co.

NEW ULM — State Street Theater Co. will present “Ville Des Lumiere,” the “city of Lights,” an evening at the Moulin Rouge Cabaret on Friday, Feb. 21. The evening will include fine dining with a French twist, entertainment, live music, dancing, and a few surprises throughout the ...

Snowmobile Hillclimb Drag Races Feb. 15

NEW ULM — The River Valley Dutchmen Snowmobile Club is sponsoring a Snowmobile Hillclimb Drag Race on Saturday, Feb. 15. The event starts at 10 a.m. and drivers register 8:30-9:30 a.m. The event will take place at Golden Gate Campground, 15 miles Northwest of New Ulm on Highway 29. Watch ...

Honor Roll: St. Anthony Elementary School

Second Quarter Honor Roll from St. Anthony Elementary School “A” Honor Roll Grade 5 Eli Anderson, Greta Bailey, Kylie Berdan, Camden Berg, Evan Blekestad, Madisen Enevoldsen, Joshua Forstner, Jack Griebel, Emma Hoffmann, John Hoffmann, James Jensen, Emma Mason, Thea Paszkiewicz, Jack ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Free Tax Preparation program NEW ULM — United Way of the Brown County Area is offering free tax preparation. Certified tax preparers will be available in the basement of the New Ulm Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season. This service is offered by appointment only ...

Play Ball?

Snowmen stood in the batter’s box and all nine fielding positions at a North Park baseball diamond Wednesday. They may foreshadow the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. The season begins March 26, the earliest-ever big league opening day. The season opening day for most Major ...