New Ulm

River Bend Students Complete Service Project

Submitted Photo Students from River Bend Area Learning Center worked on a finance course with grant money provided through Wells Fargo. The students learned strategies to enhance financial literacy. The students worked together to lead a food drive within the Area Learning Center to start a ...

United Prairie gives to Optimists

United Prairie in New Ulm recently raised $900 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds were donated to the Optimist Club of New Ulm. Denim for Dollars is a company-wide program in which employees have the option to pay $5 on Fridays to wear denim. Four times each year, those funds ...

Off the Shelf: Spring into some adventure and romance

Lately I’ve been dipping my toe into a few new romances that just came out and I’m having a blast. “Meet Cute” by Helena Hunting begins as Kailyn is crossing the quad, earbuds in place, when (former teen star) Daxton misses a Frisbee and crashes into her. They share a moment as they ...

Menagerie back together again

NEW ULM — It was a music-filled weekend in New Ulm. “The Menagerie” reunion began Friday evening and continued through Saturday. Menagerie began in 1970 when Bob Wirtz was the Luther League advisor at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church alongside his wife Bettianne. One of the youth ...

Park & Rec Report

Hermann Monument opening on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) beginning this weekend!. Admission is $3 per person. Ages 5 and under free with adult. Open Pickleball at Rec Center Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 9-10:30 a.m., Memberships, ...

Grand says ‘Start the Presses’

NEW ULM — A crowd of visitors pressed into the basement of the Grand Center for Arts and Culture, Saturday for the official unveiling of the “Cellar Press.” The unveiling ceremony was part of an open house event celebrating the Cellar Press. Several working printing press models are ...

Women’s Expo held in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The fifth Annual Spring Into Summer Women’s Expo was held at the New Ulm Event Center, Saturday. The expo featured 27 vendor booths geared toward modern women and special seminar events. Cindy Patnaude’s Tupperware booth attracted plenty of attention. Patnaude said this ...

Fairfax man dies in Meeker Co. crash

MEEKER COUNTY — An 80-year-old Fairfax man died in a two-vehicle crash in Dassel Township, Meeker County Thursday morning. Lorenz R. Canfield, Fairfax, was driving a 2012 Ford pickup southbound on TH 15 when he crossed into the northbound lane, colliding with a 2015 Freightliner driven by ...

Frolic tunes in TV’s golden oldies

NEW ULM — Characters from television oldies and classics made a return appearance for the Retro TV 5th Annual Oak Hills Foundation Frolics at the Best Western Hotel in New Ulm Friday. Characters from the Addams Family, Beverly Hillbillies, cowboys and girls from classic westerns and the ...

The Cat’s act

Staff photo by Fritz Busch The Cat (Joshua Schroeder), center, balances many items as Ryan Kluba, left, and Joshua Eaker, watch in Dr. Suess’ The Cat in the Hat performed by Martin Luther College (MLC) Friday afternoon. The MLC Children’s Theater presents the show at 3 and 7:30 p.m. today ...

Rainbow time

Friday’s rainfall at dusk created the perfect conditions for this rainbow arching over downtown New Ulm. The photo was captured by Heather Bregel.

Living history

Submitted photo The St. Anthony Elementary 5th grade students presented their wax museum projects to students, teachers, family, and friends on Thursday, May 2. For more than two weeks, the students have been researching famous historical figures. Many dressed up in costumes portraying his or ...

Chemo Care Bags Donated

Submitted photo The New Ulm MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group and Thrivent have donated Chemo Care Bags to Virginia Piper Cancer Institute-New Ulm Medical Center. The care bag project was organized by Heidi Hagberg (NUMC employee and thirty-one consultant) and were packed by the New Ulm ...

Legion Post 132 celebrates 100 years

Submitted photo American Legion, Post 132 of New Ulm celebrated its 100th birthday with a party, held March 17th at the Legion Clubrooms in New Ulm New Ulm. From left are Roger Hoffmann (First Vice Commander), Cindy Brunk (Second District Commander), Kathy Hempel (Auxiliary President), and ...

Off the Shelf: Spring blooms

Dare I say… spring is here! I’m worried I might jinx it. Ever since I moved to New Ulm many years ago, I’ve been impressed with the pride New Ulm residents take in their homes, lawns and gardens. Especially noticeable are the beautiful flowers around New Ulm in the summer. Window boxes ...

MBW Co. employee honors

Submitted photo MBW Company honored employees and employee owners for their dedication and years of service at the EON, Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting on April 22. Pictured in the back row, left to right, are: Angela Lindquist- 3 years; Tamara Kral- 3 years; Deborah Grant- 10 years; ...

Landon Postel named EON Inc.’s 2019 Employee Owner of the Year

NEW ULM – Landon Postel has been selected as recipient of the 2019 Employee Owned Company of the Year award by EON, Inc., which recognizes outstanding employee contributions. The award was presented at EON, Inc.’s Annual Shareholders meeting on April 22. This award recognizes Postel for ...

A Fine Night For Prom

It was a night for fancy dresses and matching ensembles as the three high schools in New Ulm held their Proms on Saturday. At right, Mason Cox and Madeleine Pearson pause at the Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Prom “Starry Night” at the New Ulm Event Center. Below, left, Lauryn ...