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New Ulm

No raise for NUCC salaries

NEW ULM — The salary of the mayor, city council and public utility commission will remain unchanged. The New Ulm City Council reviewed salaries amounts Tuesday and chose to maintain the current figures. The last changes to these salaries were effective Jan. 1, 2013. Currently, salaries are ...

Sleepy Eye man faces sex assault charges

SLEEPY EYE — A 20-year-old Sleepy Eye man has been charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual conduct after an alleged sexual assault that took place July 18 at a Brown County gravel pit south of Sleepy Eye. Five first-degree counts, four second-degree counts and a third-degree ...

Primary election forum planned tonight

NEW ULM — The League of Women Voters of New Ulm will hold a pre-primary election forum for New Ulm City Councilor At Large candidates and Republican candidates for House District 16B tonight. Andrea Boettger, Larry Mack and Charles Schmitz will appear at 6:30 p.m. to respond to questions ...

NU Fire Department postpones 150th anniversary celebration

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Fire Department has decided to postpone its 150th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for September 19 & 20. The health and safety of our guests, volunteers and community is the department’s top priority. Events for next year include for June 5, 2021 for our 5K ...

MLC to bring students back

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College will be opening its campus to students this fall and will be holding classes with social distancing precautions, the college announced on Friday. The college said it is using guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health ...

Local gov’ts adapt meetings to needs of COVID-19

NEW ULM — In the era of COVID, everyone has to adapt to a new normal, even public meetings. In a normal month, the City of New Ulm holds over a dozen council, commission, or board meetings. Most of these meetings are held in the City Hall Council Chambers. By law the public is allowed to ...

The call of the curds

NEW ULM — Bavarian Blast and the Brown County Fair are canceled this summer, but the festival food is still being served at the fairgrounds. The Brown County Fairground is hosting Fair Food Vendors all weekend. The event opened from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The food fair will open again from 11 ...

Keeping cool Friday

Dominick Dallmann, left; and Blake Beranek, both of New Ulm, keep cool with water features at the North Park splashpad Friday afternoon. The splashpad are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. With heat index values of 107 degrees forecast for today, the splash pad could be popular again today. ...

Hermann cutouts

Submitted photo Check out these giant Hermanns. These Hermanns are made of metal and nearly 8’ tall. They will be installed at the entrances to the city, by the Willkommen signs, pending city council approval. This initiative by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is intended to reflect ...

The Wall

NEW ULM — Police hope to catch individuals who continue to spray paint symbols and words of hate at the Art Wall park, on a nearby building, in a railroad underpass and on the New Ulm bike trail. Emmie Turner, a local resident walking the bike path near the Art Wall Wednesday, noticed a ...

Brown County COVID-19 cases climb

BROWN COUNTY — COVID-19 cases in Brown County continue to climb in recent days, reaching 43 on Friday, up four from Thursday. That figure is six more than Wednesday, nine more than last Tuesday and 11 more than last Monday. “The increase is primarily among the younger age group, people ...

Lemonade for a cause

From left, Kaden Stueber, Caleb Reinhart, Jack Schaefer and Adaline Schaefer operate a lemonade stand at a multi-family garage sale to benefit Hazley Hoffmann Friday. The stand and a garage sale continue 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the alley of 1017 S. Washington St. Hazley, the daughter of Adam ...

Wanda Gag House is open

NEW ULM — The unique, historic Wanda Gag House will be open for tours on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or weekdays by appointment now through Oct. 11. Admission is $5. The restored 1893 Queen Anne house was built by New Ulm artist and photographer Anton ...

Obliterating messages of hate

NEW ULM — Over the last two days, a group of equality-minded individuals has been hard at work removing symbols and words of hate from the Art Wall park and the surrounding area. The Art Wall park, located at 221 6th N. Street off the New Ulm bike trail, is a place where artists are ...

PPP loans having an impact in Brown County, New Ulm

BROWN COUNTY — The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has benefited businesses nationwide and locally. In Brown County, over 60 businesses have received at least $150,000 in federal assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). (A grand total for the county is not available. ...

HCHY inviting talented youth to be in video variety show

BROWN COUNTY — The coronavirus pandemic put a halt on the performing arts this summer, but Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HCHY) is working with NUCAT (New Ulm Cable Access Television) to create a summer variety show. The show will air on NUCAT when completed, but before production on the ...

Call for actors for “Sherlock Holmes” at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — Join State Street Theater for the original 1940s radio dramas of “Sherlock Holmes” with your favorite detective the infamous Sherlock Holmes and his assistant and sometimes flatmate Watson along with a cast full of intrigue. The radio dramas will include “The Adventure of ...

Big Idea garden planters set up in Riverside Park

NEW ULM – Riverside Park in Goosetown has a new attraction. In addition to the Riverside History & Nature Learning Center, its “pirate ship” playground and its Gertie the Goose statue, the park now has a Big Ideas carpentry project – planter gardens. “We want to draw people to ...

Network New Ulm & Leadership 2.0 programs now accepting applications

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Network New Ulm (NNU) Community Leadership Program, and (for NNU alums), Network New Ulm Leadership 2.0! The Network New Ulm Community Leadership Program was organized by Blandin Leadership ...

Honor Roll: New Ulm High School

New Ulm High School has released its honor roll for the first semester in the 2019-2020 school yard. FIRST SEMESTER 9th grade Highest Honors Laura Bertrang, Benjamin Brownfield, Nathaniel Janssen, Bryn Nesvold, Mitchell Schotzko, Thomas Schwartz, Breanna Thordson, Arianna Urch 9th grade ...