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New Ulm

Visiting composer working with The Grand this summer

NEW ULM — A recipient of a visiting composer grant from the McKnight Foundation will be studying German-American heritage in New Ulm this spring and summer. Composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer will spend two month-long periods at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. The first will start ...

Water main flushing on Monday

NEW ULM — The Water Department will be flushing the water mains on South Minnesota & North Minnesota Streets Monday May 1st. Flushing will begin at 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. While flushing in your area, avoid doing laundry and allow about an hour after daily flushing for water to clear. If ...

Park & Rec Report

Tot Swim will be offered Friday, May 12 from 9:30-11 a.m. This will be the final tot swim for the spring. Tot swims will resume in the fall. Tot swim is an excellent opportunity to bring your favorite tot to enjoy the shallow area of the pool and tot slide. All children must be within arms ...

Photo Gallery: MVL, NUHS proms

New Ulm High School and Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School both held their school proms on Saturday. Here are some couples from the schools’ grand marches. MVL’s march was at the New Ulm Event Center, and NUHS’s prom was at the High School. (MVL photos by Steve Muscatello; ...

Busy summer on Broadway

NEW ULM — This Monday marks the official start of road construction season in New Ulm. On May 1, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) crews will begin reconstructing Broadway, starting at 7th North and moving south through city and following Highway 15 to Searles. The project is ...

Arbor Day

Students from St. Anthony’s second grade class celebrated Arbor Day in German Park Friday morning. The students participated in Mayor Robert Beussman’s annual Arbor Day proclamation and listen to tree themed stories and songs performed by Youth Services Librarian Jan Keaveny. As part of the ...

High-speed chase ends near Fairfax

NEW ULM — A 22-year-old Belview man and a 26-year-old Hopkins man were arrested Thursday evening after a half-hour, high-speed chase that covered parts of four counties, and reached speeds of 105 mph. The suspect vehicle driver, Joshua D. Panitzke, 22, Belview; and a passenger, Travis J. ...

PUC  proposes natural gas overbilling settlement

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission agreed to submit a settlement agreement to the Hutchinson Utilities Commission (HUC) to resolve a metering error that resulted in New Ulm being overbilled $1.2 million for natural gas from the Hutchinson pipeline. Utilities Director Patrick ...

Commissioners table treatment service request

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously voted to table a request Tuesday for a letter of support for a Sleepy Eye man hoping to operate an outpatient chemical dependency treatment service in New Ulm. Brown County Human Services Director Tom Henderson said he would invite Wade L. ...

“Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and World War I” to open May 6

NEW ULM — The new Brown County Historical Society exhibit, “Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and World War I,” opens to the public May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A pair of special events will precede the public opening. On May 4, there will be an exclusive Reception and Tour fundraiser ...

Chamber offering Leadercast May 5

NEW ULM — Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at Martin Luther College in New Ulm on May 5 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. This is the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce’s sixth year providing Leadercast to ...

Speakers extol role of science in life

NEW ULM — March for Science supporters in New Ulm didn’t actually march on Saturday, but their appreciation for science was nonetheless evident. In the bright sunshine in Hermann Heights Park, the crowd nodded and clapped as speakers talked about the benefits of science in their everyday ...

CHS Prom

McKenna Berdan and Hunter Bode promenade during the Grand March at the Cathedral High School Prom on Saturday. For more photos from the grand march, turn to page 6B.

Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouts from the Western Prairie region of the Twin Valley Boy Scout Council competed in their Pinewood Derby competition Saturday at Maday Motors in New Ulm. At right, Scouts watch a close finish in one of the heats. The winners were 1st: Tyler Oswald, Pack 51, New Ulm; 2nd: Dylan Portner, ...

Turner Hall Gala

Turner Hall, as well as its guests, was decked out in its finest for the annual Gala Saturday night. The Gala’s theme this year was Fine Imitation. Guests were invited to dress up to recreate famous photos of the past. Turner Hall itself was decked out with strings of lights, lasers and at ...

Bike Expo teaches riding safety, traffic rules

NEW ULM — Cyclists of all ages learned bike safety and got a free safety check during the New Ulm Bike Expo Saturday. The second annual expo had lessons for kids to learn how to safely ride, along with starter bikes and helmets. Afterward, attendees could take a bike ride led by Bob ...

Planned fire gets out of control

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Fire Department was dispatched south west of New Ulm to stop an out-of-control slough fire. While burning brush, Red Rasmussen, who owns property the fire was on and near, lost control of the blaze. The fire spread through cattails surrounding a pond. The Fire ...

Turner Hall’s Fine Imitation

Turner Hall’s annual Gala Saturday night attracted 230 people, almost a full house. The Gala’s theme this year was fine imitation. Guests were invited to dress up to recreate famous photos of the past. The photos then were put into the Turner Hall’s calendar, which will be available for ...

Photo Gallery: CHS Prom

Cathedral High School celebrated its 2017 Prom on Saturday. with the theme “Enchanted Forest.” Photos by Steve Muscatello For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

DNR, Fairfax have Ft. Ridgely short-term maintenance agreement

FORT RIDGELY STATE PARK — The Fort Ridgely State Park golf course remains closed but preparations are being made for the golf course to be used this summer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently entered into a short-term maintenance agreement with the City of Fairfax. ...