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New Ulm

Veterans Receive New Van

Submitted photo Brown County Veterans Van drivers receive an orientation tour of their 2017 Transit Van at Chuck Spaeth Ford. Pictured kneeling: Mike Krueger (salesman & USMC Veteran), Greg Peterson-Service Officer. Drivers standing L-R: Elver Niebuhr, Kevin Guggisberg, Brian Kroesch, Bill ...

Houston Relief

Submitted photo Larrys Kilmer-left, Disabled American Veterans Senior Vice Commander for the New Ulm Chapter #15 delivers a check for $1500 to Dave Koester, Assistant Brown County Veterans Service Officer. The check is being sent help provide hurricane relief to Veterans in Houston, Texas. ...

Off the Shelf: Conversations from the Cubicles: Serendipity

Kris: I love discovering a new author by happenstance. Betty: Where exactly is happenstance? I would like to go by it. Kidding. Who did you find? K: Balli Kaur Jaswal, a novelist who was born in Singapore and has lived all over the world. B: How did you hear about her? K: The Star ...

New Ulm Lions Screen Children’s Vision

NEW ULM — Melanie Smith's Day Care partnered with the Lions Club of New Ulm on August 29 to provide free vision screenings for 12 of her Day Care children. Members of the New Ulm Lions Club have been trained in the use of the Welch Allyn SPOT Vision Screener and are available to perform ...

MLC Faculty, Staff

Submitted photo Martin Luther College welcomed these new faculty and staff members who were installed in the college’s opening service on August 21. (top - bottom, L-R) Prof. Galen Holzhueter (admissions counselor); Prof. Jonathan Laabs (professor of music); Prof. Tyson Zarnstorff ( ...

Composer’s work focuses on New Ulm stories

NEW ULM — The culmination of a summer spent interviewing senior citizens, working with teenagers and getting to know New Ulm was realized Saturday evening. Resident Composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer spent much of this summer at The Grand crafting a unique show — “Musical Tales ...

zAmya to explore homelessness in play in New Ulm tonight

NEW ULM — A play featuring true stories about homelessness is set to entertain and enlighten tonight. Starting at 4 p.m. at the New Ulm High School auditorium, Minneapolis-based theater troupe zAmya will be putting on a free show followed by a free meet, greet and eat at the Untied Church ...

MLC sees slight boost in enrollment this year

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College (MLC) started the new school year at the beginning of last week. Classes began Aug. 21, after 198 freshmen moved in with the help of tie-dye-clad Resident Assistants (RA) and MLC President Mark Zarling at the end of the previous week. The unofficial numbers ...

Dog Walk fundraiser

Jamie (middle) and her dad Jeff Wenniger (right) with Adopt a Husky Inc. showed up to support the Brown County Humane Society and chatted with Chairman Amy Bloedel (left) during its 27 annual dog walk. The dogs pictured, left to right, are: Lobo, Spank, Angel and Mimi.

Girl Scout Day Camp

Submitted photo New Ulm Area Girl Scouts, kindergarten through 6th grade, put their investigation skills to use at Day Camp. This year�s theme was GSI: Girl Scouts Investigate. Campers learned about fingerprints and senses, native Minnesota animals and their furs, secret codes, and finished ...

Park & Rec Report

Final Concert for the summer in German Park Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Musical entertainment by Molly and Sunny Boy starting at 7 p.m. This will conclude the summer concert series in German Park. A special thank you to the entertainers for sharing their talent with New Ulm and surrounding ...

Slide Show: Growing Young, Growing Wise

Since May, Resident Composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer has been working on a three-act musical-theater piece titled “Musical Tales Concerto: Growing Young, Growing Wise.” The goal was to explore German-American, a topic close to von der Nahmer’s heart as his own ancestry throws back to ...

Marz presents different view of U.S.-Dakota War

NEW ULM — A Dr. Martin Luther College graduate, author and retired 3M research analyst presented a number of unique aspects of the U.S.-Dakota War at the Brown County Historical Society Annex Friday. Corinne Marz described the deaths of Clara Wilson at the beginning of the war, and Susan ...

Brown County Fair 4-H Competition Results

Swine Champion List Champion Market Gilt: Mallory Drake Reserve Champion Market Gilt: Molly Carnell Champion Market Barrow: Jordan Kieper Reserve Champion Barrow: Mallory Drake Champion Market Gilt: Mallory Drake Reserve Champion Market Gilt: Molly Carnell Champion Market Barrow: ...

Case against Fr. Wagner suspended

NEW ULM — An investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Fr. Sam Wagner, a priest of the Diocese of New Ulm, has resulted in no charges being filed and the case against him suspended. A statement from the New Ulm Police Department on Friday said the investigation began in January when it ...

Off the Shelf: Conversations From the Cubicles: On the Road Again

Kris: I’ve been off traveling recently. Betty: Me, too! K: Let me be clear. I was in a car. B: Let me be clear, too. I was on my couch. Where did you go? K: I had a fantastic time touring the south-central United States, including Memphis, Jackson, Vicksburg, and Little Rock. B: ...

Boy Scout Water Adventure

Submitted Photo In early August members of New Ulm Boy Scouts Troop 25 and some siblings plus adults went on a one day “cheap thrills” trip to St. Cloud. They canoed the Mississippi, visited the dam, and spent hours jumping the rock cliffs in Quarry Park and Nature Preserve (below). ...

Trail, benches added in Adams Park

NEW ULM — Chain saws whirred in Adams Park Saturday as a New Ulm High School senior worked on his Eagle Scout Community Service Project. A few weeks ago, Glenn Howell and a number of his friends cleared a path for a three-fifths mile, unpaved trail loop in Adams Park, along the west bank of ...

Kiesling House features hardanger needlework and wool spinning program today

NEW ULM — The historic Kiesling House, 220 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm will showcase a Hardanger needlework demonstration this Sunday, Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. The program includes demonstrations, hands-on activities and displays. The Norwegian art of hardanger will be demonstrated by Dinah ...

Sioux Trails takes telemental counseling to the next level

NEW ULM — A new service at a local mental health clinic means clients will be able to lie on their own couch during sessions instead of their therapist’s. Sioux Trails Mental Health Clinic (STMHC) is expanding its telemental health program to allow therapy clients to communicate with their ...