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New Ulm

Commissioners to consider Teen Court recommendation

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a recommendation to end the Teen Court program as of Dec. 31, 2019 at their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5. The board meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the Brown County Courthouse second-floor commissioner’s room The number of adolescents in the ...

Junior Optimists Food Drive

The New Ulm High School Junior Optimist Club collected over 220 items for the New Ulm Food Shelf in the Summit Avenue neighborhood. From left are Maddie Nelson, Abby Hietala, Malia Emerson, Renae Juni and Lauren Mages. Their Advisor is Angela Hoek.

Bar Crawl & Cocktail Competition slated in New Ulm

NEW ULM – The bars of historic downtown New Ulm, with assistance from the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, announce a unique bar crawl & cocktail competition hosted by celebrity bartender Russell Davis. Davis was already well known in the craft cocktail world when he landed a role on ...

NU Garden Club to meet Nov. 6

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the New Ulm Airport. Guest speakers will be Chris and Sue Blake, owners of A-Peeling Acres apple orchard. Everyone is welcome. If you wish to join the club, dues are $5 per year

Giving Back

Ann Botten, left, of Courtland and Jeff Allerson of Nicollet pick up leaves at Mary Beth Sehr's home on North Broadway Saturday morning as part of the United Way Day of Caring event.

Bridge over swollen water

NEW ULM — New Ulm Gateway project Minnesota River Bridge construction continued under sunny skies Friday. With favorable weather, the road could be open to traffic early this winter, according to a highway department engineer. MnDOT Assistant District 7 Engineer Zak Tess said the bridge ...

Sveine chronicles NU grocery store history

NEW ULM — Sharing century-old ads and photos with light-hearted banter, short story book author Terry Sveine of New Ulm chronicled the history of local grocery stores at the Junior Pioneers Annual Meeting at Turner Hall Friday night. Sveine said Joseph LaFramboise owned the Little Rock ...

NUPD promotes three to corporal

NEW ULM — Three New Ulm Police officers were promoted to corporal at a formal ceremony in the Brown County District Courtroom Oct. 21. The new corporals are officers Dusty Fleck, Brady Murphy and Eric Gramentz. A 1997 New Ulm High School graduate, Gramentz attended law enforcement ...

Early Tricks and Treats

Trick or Treating came early as Cash Wise hosted its annual Halloween celebration, Friday. Area youth were invited to trick or treat inside the store. The staff, dressed in full costumes, gave out treats to all the little witches and monsters visiting the store.

Editor’s Mailbag

Halloween Community Treat Night at New Ulm American Legion NEW ULM — The New Ulm Sons of the American Legion will again hold their annual Halloween Community Treat Night at the American Legion Club rooms at 13 South Minnesota St. in New Ulm, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Children ...

Andrea Lynn Gehrke to speak on “Your Own Personal Brand”

NEW ULM — Andrea Lynn Gehrke wil present “Write your Song and Develop your own Personal Brand” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Best Western Plus, 2101 S. Broadway in New Ulm. When people think of brand like Starbucks, World Wildlife Fund, St. Jude’s, Macy’s, they ...

BCHS sponsors book signing by author Patrick L. Shannon

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society will host a Book Signing for Patrick L. Shannon, author of “Minnesota’s Headline Murders! 1900 - 1919” on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brown County History Museum. This event is free. If you like true historic Minnesota ...

Frights return to New Ulm

NEW ULM — Something wicked has come to Minnesota Street. The fifth annual New Ulm Nightmares Haunted house opened Friday night. This year’s haunted house is called “Full Moon Manor” located at 21 S. Minnesota Street. The haunted house opened at 7 p.m. and immediately had a crowd ...

Open House offers look at RENU designs

NEW ULM — The public is invited to an informal Open House, come-and-go style, at the New Ulm Recreation Center (Vogel Fieldhouse) 122 South Garden St. from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 24 and from 5:30 to 9 a.m. on Friday Oct. 25. The purpose of the Open House is to provide an opportunity ...

Veterans Memorial taking applications

After a two year delay, the Brown County Veterans Memorial on the Courthouse grounds will begin to engrave Veterans names again. To be eligible, the Veteran must have served on Active Duty and received an Honorable Discharge, and: currently be a resident of Brown County, or if deceased be ...

Oakwood United Methodist Fall Supper

NEW ULM — Oakwood United Methodist Church, 1630 Oakwood Ave., New Ulm, will hold its Fall Supper and Bake Sale on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes a choice of a BBQ or hot turkey sandwich, german potaot salad, baked beans and pie or dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, ...

BCHS hosting Halloween Scavenger Hunt Oct. 26

NEW ULM — Halloween mischief returns to the Brown County Historical Society Museum on Saturday, Oct. 26. Children are invited to track down the Halloween themed items and learn about Brown County’s history at the same time that day from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pumpkins, scarecrows, ...

Park & Rec Report

Due to the cold weather forecast, we have removed the water from park water fountains for the season. The restrooms will also be closed within the next few weeks. The German Park Angel fountain has been drained and closed for the season due to the threat of freezing. Lincoln Park restroom is ...