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New Ulm

MVL students selected as National Merit semifinalists

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the selection of more than 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including two Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School student pictured here: Isaiah Rogotzke and Isaiah Carlovsky. The ...

Resurrecting the dead: Officials hope epoxy puts bounce back in floor

NEW ULM — Epoxy injections could be the solution for getting the Rec Center fieldhouse out of a pickle with pickleball players. Last spring pickleball and tennis players who use the fieldhouse floor began noticing dead spots on the surface. These dead spots caused pickleball and tennis ...

Ribbon cut on MLC’s new fieldhouse

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College’s Betty Kohn Fieldhouse hosted a special ribbon cutting Thursday with the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. The fieldhouse has long been a dream of MLC, and the construction of the building was completed earlier this year. ...

All aboard: Hermann Express service starts Oct. 5

NEW ULM — New Ulm’s new fixed-route city bus service, the Hermann Express, is scheduled to open “softly” on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Bus service for anyone will operate from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, ...

New shepherd: ‘Pierced to the core,’ bishop comes with heart in hand

SLEEPY EYE — Bishop Chad William Zielinski officially became the fifth bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm during a special installation mass, Tuesday at the Church of St. Mary. Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Christophe Pierre presented and read the Apostolic Mandate. After receiving ...

Higher gas prices tweak power rate

NEW ULM — The Energy Acquisition Adjustment (EAA) will increase from just under two cents to just over two cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) starting Oct. 1. The change came about on motion made by the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The EAA is an adjustment to the electric rate that ...