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New Ulm

Joining the fishing frenzy

Tony Anderson, left, and Allen Delisle, both of New Ulm, try their fishing luck near the Minnecon Park boat landing Friday. Minnesotans are fishing in numbers not seen for decades as search for ways to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family has a blast selling fireworks together

NEW ULM — With the Fourth of July a week away, firework sales are booming. Several retail stores have fireworks for the holiday. For the last few years, TNT Fireworks has opened a tent sales in the Walmart parking lot. The tent is operated by Curt Miller and his family who helped set up ...

Bishop of New Ulm announces new priest assignments

NEW ULM — On the recommendation of the Priest Personnel Board, Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm has made the following priest assignments: Effective July 1, 2020: Rev. Paul Timmerman to serve as pastor of the Church of St. James in Dawson in addition to his current ...

Turner Ladies selling sauerkraut, german potato salad for the 4th

NEW ULM — The Turner Ladies are offering a 4th of July Sauerkraut and German Potato Salad sale on Saturday, July 4. Quarts will be $8 and Pints $4. Pre Sale Only. Orders must be placed through Wednesday, July 1 by calling one of the following numbers; Jeanne, 276-4541 or Carol, ...

District 88 school board hears about reopening scenarios

NEW ULM — During the District 88 School Board meeting, Superintendent Jeff Bertrang gave an overview of the potential plans for restarting school in the fall. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has three plans to consider. The three options need to be considered by all schools ...

Slope slide impacts CR 21

A portion of Nicollet County Road slope slid into the Minnesota River earlier this week near the intersection of CR 21 & CR 14. About 100 feet of the east lane of CR 21 was impacted, causing closure of the eastbound lane of CR 21, several hundred yards southeast of the Beussman Bridge and ...

Sidewalk project progress

Construction workers move forward on the Center Street Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sidewalk improvement project Friday. The project at the intersection with Garden Street, is part of New Ulm’s Complete Streets Policy, a transportation system that is accessible, equitable, and ...

Grand Kabaret brings back live music

NEW ULM — The music returned to the Grand Center of Arts and Culture Friday night. Jeremy Polan and Lantz Dale played the Grand’s back patio with food and drink served by Lamplighter. They were the first musical act to play at the Grand since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. The ...

SSTC elects new board, sets upcoming season

NEW ULM — State Street Theater (SST) elected a new Board of Directors during its fiscal year end annual meeting. The new board consists of Lisa Besemer, Mary Ellen Domeier, Dennis Frederickson, Tom Kaehler, Dan Kalk, Kathy Lund, Sharon Pieschel, Mark Santelman, Audra Shaneman, Derek Shaver, ...

Commissioners to consider tree debris removal bids

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider quotes for tree debris removal on CSAH 3 over the Cottonwood River on Tuesday, June 23. Excessive rain in 2019 caused many trees to wash into the Cottonwood River before they snagged on the CSAH 3 bridge piers south of Springfield. The river ...

Thrift shops have been busy since COVID-19 restrictions lifted

NEW ULM — Thrifts shops are experiencing a surge of customers since COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Not only are shoppers returning in large numbers, but thrifts store are also seeing an increase in donations. The reasons for the increase in donations is related to the quarantine. ...

Rodney’s reopens after COVID-19 forced hiatus

NEW ULM — Rodney’s Tavern joined the list of New Ulm bars and restaurants reopening. The South Minnesota Street Bar reopened at 3 p.m. Friday. Owner Rodney Zimmer said they were able to fill half the seats at the bar right out of the gate. Zimmer was in the kitchen preparing food for the ...

Bloodmobile meets goal for week

NEW ULM — The Red Cross bloodmobile reached its weekly quota with Friday’s collections. The goal for the week was 265 units of blood, and the bloodmobile collected 266. Gallon pins were presented to: Donald Sellner, 12 gallons. David Janni, 11 gallons. Linda Neigebauer, 15 Brian ...

Fruitful fishing

Patrick Devlin of New Ulm fishes the Minnesota River with nightcrawlers at Minnecon Park Friday. His catch included a small walleye (right) he kept and two smaller catfish, sheep head and carp he said he threw back.

Commissioners to consider rural lighting agreement

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) rural intersection lighting agreement and resolution on Tuesday, June 16. The highway department plans to improve signage, pavement markings and/or lighting at State Highway/CSAH (County ...

Newly ordained for the Diocese

Photo by Jeanine McMahon Photography The Diocese of New Ulm ordained two new priests on Saturday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Pictured are Fr. Shawn Polman (left) and Fr. John Hayes. They were ordained by Bishop John M. LeVoir. Fr. Polman will serve as a parochial vicar in the Holy ...

Peaceful demonstrators walk from MLC to Broadway in New Ulm

NEW ULM — More than a dozen members of a local group that calls itself Equity for New Ulm protested the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis by carrying signs on Center Street, from Martin Luther College (MLC) to Broadway Saturday. The demonstration was similar to one led by Casey McMullen ...

Bloodmobile in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Give the gift of life by donating blood! There is a blood drive at the New Ulm Civic Center this coming week, June 10-12. Please consider donating and contact the Red Cross to set up an appointment. Blood donation times and places include: Monday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., Christ ...

Restaurant owners glad to hear of reopening

MINNESOTA — Gov. Tim Walz announced a lifting of restriction to allow greater use of restaurants, fitness centers, swimming pools and movie theaters. The changes will go into effect Wednesday, June 10. Restaurants, salons and swimming pools will be allowed to operate with 50% capacity. ...