New Ulm

Companies create giant eagle for NUHS

NEW ULM - Three local companies have collaborated to craft a 12-foot-high, stainless steel eagle for District 88's new high school.DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication, Booth Welding and Fabrication and Schwartz Design Services each took part in making the sculpture. The eagle is perched with ...

NUACS to induct four into Hall of Fame

NEW ULM - New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will be inducting four members into the 2016 Hall of Fame. A luncheon will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the New Ulm Country Club to honor the newest members.Each year, candidates who have been nominated by fellow alumni, classmates, co-workers, and ...

Concord Singers at the Fair

Submitted photoNew Ulm's "Ambassadors of Good Will," the Concord Singers, performed on the Summit International Stage at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair over the Labor Day Weekend. Front Row - Richard Benz, Bryan Reising, Dick Seeboth. Second Row - Eileen Bierk, Bob Beussman, Joe Meyer, Randy ...

Eagles Homecoming

THE NEW ULM EAGLES celebrated their first homecoming in their new High School, with its first game at the new football field on the school campus.Earlier in the day the Homecoming Parade traveled along Minnesota Street, led by the New Ulm Marching Eagles.Below, a stainless steel Eagle statue ...

Highway 14 Partnership demands legislative action on expansion

MANKATO - Members of the Highway 14 Partnership are demanding legislative candidates commit to pass a comprehensive transportation package to fund Highway 14 expansion projects."It's no secret the residents and business leaders in our area are frustrated with the legislators' failure to ...

Fort Ridgely group discusses recreation

NEW ULM - Ideas regarding the future of Fort Ridgely State Park flowed freely at a Citizen Advisory Committee meeting at the New Ulm Civic Center Thursday night.The 13-member committee divided into three groups to look at detailed park maps and create new and improved ideas for day use, ...

Schoper: Summer, fall weather similar to 2009

NORTH MANKATO - With drier weather conditions forecast for the next few days, South Central College Farm Business Management Instructor Wayne Schoper expects to see lots of heavy farm machinery in motion."With things settling down after such a wet year, guys are trying to get back into the ...

New Ulm’s Oktoberfest starts next week

NEW ULM The "most German city in America" will celebrate Oktoberfest on Oct 7-8 and Oct 14-15.Now in its 35th year, New Ulm's Oktoberfest is modeled after one of the world's largest celebrations held for several centuries in Munich, Germany, and features music, beer, and German heritage.New ...

New school projects started with community task force

NEW ULM - The new High School and reconfigured Washington, Jefferson and Middle School buildings in the New Ulm School District are a result of several years of planning.In March 2013, soon-to-retire superintendent Harold Remme provided the School Board with a wide-ranging evaluation of ...

To the Citizens of District 88

In August of 2014, voters of the school district were asked to support a $46.9 million referendum that would build a new 9-12 high school and remodel our existing buildings to support new programs. The referendum passed. In the time since that vote, we have worked hard to update our facilities ...

Community Open House on Oct. 1

NEW ULM The whole community will have an opportunity to see what has been going on at District 88 schools Oct. 1.That Saturday parents and community members are invited to tour the renovated buildings in the morning and the high school in the afternoon. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the Washington ...

High School designed with flexible learning in mind

NEW ULM Flexibility, durability and efficiency these are the key words behind the design of ISD 88's new high school.Upon entry, after passing through the security entrance, visitors will enter the cafeteria/commons area. This is a large, open space that serves as a central hub to the high ...

Athletic fields give Eagles new home field advantage

NEW ULM - A considerable portion of New Ulm Public Schools' $46.9 million renovation project went toward new athletic facilities to upgrade the outdated old ones and provide a few new ones as well.The project gave New Ulm High School a new multi-purpose gymnasium as well as a brand-new football ...

Jefferson revised for older elementary students

NEW ULM The perimeter of Jefferson Elementary is where most of the major changes have happened on its campus.A new playground, offices, entrance, multipurpose room and bathrooms make up the physical changes to Jefferson. It now houses grades one through four and sports a new literacy ...

Middle School creating new social environment

NEW ULM The biggest changes at the New Ulm Middle School are not physically apparent. Instead, the former high school has reorganized itself to follow what is known as a middle school philosophy.That philosophy is evident in a few ways and is designed to not only teach students academics, but ...

Miss New Ulm is crowned

Staff photo by?Connor CummiskeyBrittany Denn was crowned Miss New Ulm Saturday night during the New Ulm Firefighters' Dance at the New Ulm Event Center. Denn is the daughter of Pat and Tracy Denn. First Princess was Madison Suess, and Second Princess was Amanda Fliszar. For more photos and ...

Family’s search points out shortage of affordable housing in New Ulm

NEW ULM - Getting a home in New Ulm can be difficult, to say the least. High demand and low supply means that houses are in short order, especially for those with limited means.Lashandra Taylor found that out herself when she moved here from Memphis Tennessee in 2014. Taylor has taken in two ...

Couple owns New Ulm’s biggest walnut tree

NEW ULM - A winner for the eighth annual New Ulm Big Tree Contest has been announced. Jerry Baltrusaitis has won the contest with a walnut tree that measured 103 inches in circumference.This years contest, sponsored by the New Ulm Tree Advisory Commission, was seeking the largest black walnut ...

County board to hear good news on child support collections at meeting Tuesday

NEW ULM - Brown County Family Services (BCFS) ranked among the top three Minnesota counties for child support collections on current cases and cases in arrears, according to state reports recently released.Brown County Commissioners will hear the good news from Human Services Director Tom ...