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New Ulm

City seeking comment on proposed leash law

NEW ULM — The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on a proposed amendment to New Ulm’s leash laws. A survey is available on the city’s website asking for opinions on how dogs and cats should be leashed. “The Park and Recreation Commission desires to reinstate ...

Racing to the holidays

Submitted photo New Ulm Middle School students celebrated the upcoming holiday break with Christmas House Games. Students competed with their “house” mates in a variety of games and races.

Gingerbread Houses

Jeff Toomer, left, and his son Leeroy, 5, make a gingerbread house at the Washington Learning Center. The annual event is held to engage parents of kindergarteners and give them some time to build the houses out of donated materials.

Authorities search for Sleepy Eye man

By Fritz Busch Staff Writer SLEEPY EYE — Authorities are searching for a 32-year-old Sleepy Eye man facing three felony 1st degree burglary charges, including the use of a dangerous weapon, 2nd degree felony assault and three other charges in Brown County District Court. In addition, an ...

Founder’s party

Submitted photo New Ulm area Girl Scouts gathered in October for the annual “Juliette Low Birthday Party” to celebrate the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, who was born October 31, 1860 and is the founder of Girl Scouts in America. Held at the New Ulm Recreation Center, It was an evening ...

Middle School Band Concert

Submitted photo The Middle School Band’s Christmas Concert was on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Directed by Jodene Johnson, itt featured 5th through 8th grade students, including jazz band.

Painting classes make up for lack of holiday snow

NEW ULM — Thanks to unseasonably warm temperatures it is not beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside, but specially themed arts and crafts go a long way to lift holiday spirits. The Grand Center for Arts and Culture held a holiday themed painting class for children Saturday morning. ...

Commissioners to consider MDH well water testing program

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a Joint Powers Agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for the Township Nitrate-Nitrogen Testing Program Dec. 19. The program is an opportunity for rural residents in Leavenworth, Mulligan and Stark Townships that live in ...

Former New Ulm woman dies in Washington traffic accident

POULSBO, Wash. — A former New Ulm woman, 69-year-old Pamela A. (Cordes) Romberg of Poulsbo, Wash., died Friday at Harborview Medical Center in Poulsbo from injuries she received earlier in the day when she was struck by a car while in a crosswalk on Front Street and Torval Canyon ...

DEED official says cities need unified ED goals

NEW ULM — The Director of New Business Development at the Minnesota Department of Employee and Economic Development (DEED) gave a presentation at Friday’s Hot Topics Lunch at the New Ulm Country Club. Rosatte is responsible for all business development activities, the regional business ...

Citizens surprises Grand with big donation for endowment fund

NEW ULM — An early Christmas gift was given to The Grand Center of Arts and Culture Friday night. Citizen’s Bank donated $25,000 to The Grand’s Endowment Campaign. The donation was surprise gift. Citizen’s Bank President Lou Geistfeld announced the donation during musical event at ...

Jaycees Christmas baskets

Members of the New Ulm Jaycees package donated food items Friday at the New Ulm Cashwise store. The items will be delivered this morning to families referred to the Jaycees by the New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf. In all, 135 households will receive two grocery boxes of food each, with any extra ...

NU-Telecom purchases RRCNet

NEW ULM – NU-Telecom and Red Rock Central Schools announce that NU-Telecom has purchased RRCNet and will assume operations Feb. 1, 2018. “NU-Telecom is excited to be part of Lamberton and the surrounding communities, and intends to make investments to upgrade equipment and services to ...

LWV Forum Replay available

NEW ULM — On Nov. 30, the League of Women Voters, New Ulm and the New Ulm Human Rights Commission hosted a Public Forum, “Election Integrity: Process & Policy, “ the forum was recorded by NUCAT and is available on you tube https://youtu.be/bkWXYwcSZQk Speakers include Minnesota’s ...

Sleepy Eye Polar X-Press start of new holiday tradition

SLEEPY EYE — A new Christmas tradition is starting up in downtown Sleepy Eye offering a variety of weekend activities all December. The Polar X-Press has three locations all on Main St. between 3rd St. Ave. N.W. and 1st Ave. North. At each one families can visit Santa, view a room of ...

Santa and cookies

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey Santa visited The Backerei Saturday. Jack Homan, 4, (left) and Noah Homan, 2, (right) sit on his lap as he asks them what they want for Christmas.

BCHS holds bake-craft sale fundraiser

NEW ULM — The Brown County Humane Society (BCHS) held its Baked Goods and Craft Sale Saturday. At Oak Hills Living Center volunteers spent the morning raising money for the BCHS by selling donated crafts and baked goods. “It has gone really well, we have sold a lot of baked goods,” ...

Park & Rec Report

Tot Swim held Friday, Dec. 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the shallow area of the Indoor pool. This is a great opportunity for small children to get used to the water with others their own age during this special swim for small children. Use the tot slide and other fun toys! Adults must be in the ...

Foundation pledges $50,000 to State Street Theater project

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Foundation (NUAF) pledged $50,000 to State Street Theater’s capital campaign. On Wednesday, the NUAF Board of Directors made a unanimous decision to make this commitment to the State Street Theater (SST) to aid in addressing improvements. The capital campaign ...