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New Ulm

Former DMLC president Lloyd Huebner and wife Inez pass away

MILWAUKEE — Lloyd Huebner, former president of Doctor Martin Luther College (DMLC), in New Ulm, died Dec. 8 in Milwaukee Wisconsin at the age of 95. His wife, Inez Hueber, died less than 24 hours later. Lloyd and Inez Huebner were married for nearly 70 years and spent 30 years in New Ulm, ...

School Board accepts MSHSL payment plan

NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board agreed to a compromise for additional fees to be paid to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The board passed a resolution to make payments on a per-pupil basis instead of the arbitrary costs to schools by class assignment from the league. ...

‘Krampus Christmas’ event on hold

NEW ULM — Downtown New Ulm will have to wait a little longer to experience a holiday-themed haunted House. “A Krampus Christmas” presented by New Ulm Nightmares has been canceled. The haunted house event was scheduled for this Saturday at 21 S. Minnesota Street but organizer Doug Hughes ...

Park and Rec discusses criteria for new park decisions

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park and Recreation Commission discussed the criteria for developing new parks at its meeting Wednesday. The subject of park development has been a topic of discussion in the city. Recently land became available for purchase in the Upper Cottonwood Street/Dacotah West ...

Governor’s relaxation order keeps restaurants out in the cold

NEW ULM — The new orders on COVID-19 restrictions from Gov. Tim Walz will take effect Saturday at midnight allowing gyms to reopen (with limited participation) and youth sports practices to continue on Jan. 4. In Walz's executive order, he said Minnesota “Is starting to see the results ...

Way of the Cross named to National Register of Historic Places

NEW ULM — The Way of the Cross shrine has been part of New Ulm’s history for 116 years but is now part of national history. The Way of the Cross, located on the hillside behind New Ulm Medical Center Hospital, has officially joined Hermann Heights Monument,Turner Hall and the Wanda Gag ...

Council approves ’21 city budget, tax levy

NEW ULM — The City of New Ulm will see a 4.68% increase on the property tax levy in 2021, but with an increase to the city's tax capacity, some residents could see a slight decrease. The New Ulm City Council unanimously approved the final 2021 budget on Tuesday. The final budget is ...

New Look for NUPD

Submitted Photo The New Ulm Police Department announces the new look of the NUPD — redesigned graphics on its patrol vehicles. A patrol vehicle is one of the most visible objects of a department. With the help from Horejsi Graphics of New Ulm, the NUPD was able to design something unique ...

Public Health ready to vaccinate

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Public Health Director Karen Moritz said her department has been challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is ready to meet the coming challenges of a mass vaccination in the coming months. “We’re prepared to take the vaccine as soon as it is shipped. With ...

NUMC to serve as regional hub for COVID vaccine

NEW ULM — New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) will receive doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination next week and will serve as a regional hub for storing and distributing the vaccine. Front line medical personnel will be the first to receive the vaccine. Allina Health is scheduled to receive ...

GoFundMe effort underway for newlyweds

NEW ULM — A GoFundMe effort is underway to help a pair of newlyweds pay medical costs incurred by the groom’s metastatic kidney cancer. Amber Faulstick Melby of New Ulm is organizing the fundraiser for Dave Worth and Glenda Sampson, who were married last Thursday at New Ulm Medical Center ...

New NUPD officer

Submitted photo New Ulm Police Officer Clifton Lerud was sworn in by the Honorable Judge Robert Docherty in Brown County District Court Monday. Lerud previously worked for the Winthrop Police Department and was an Emergency Medical Technician for Allina Ambulance, New Ulm. With ...

Brown County COVID-19 cases up 10

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Public Health reported ten new laboratory-confirmed cases and one probable case on Dec. 13 and 14. No new deaths were reported in either daily situation update. On Sunday, cases ranged in age from 10 to people in their 60s. On Monday, cases ranged in age from ...

Scouting Court of Honor held outdoors

Submitted photo by Dylan Kotten The annual Scouting Christmas Court of Honor was done in COVID style outdoors Sunday, set up like a drive in theater at Booth Welding.. The scouts receive the merit badges and rank advancements they achieved since August. The PA system was used to reach into ...

A New Ulm Nightmare Before Christmas

NEW ULM — For one night only, downtown Minnesota Street will experience the scary side of Christmas with a special Yuletide haunted house. New Ulm Nightmares is presenting “A Krampus Christmas” featuring the Grinch. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 19 at 21 S. Minnesota ...

Commissioners to certify levy

BROWN COUNTY — Commissioners will certify the 2021 Brown County Budget and Levy on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The proposed $14,141,462 levy is 2.79% ($384,506) above the certified 2020 levy. The overall county budget would increase 7.26% in 2021, but total appropriations are 5.1% less than the 2020 ...

St. Paul’s students tour Holy Land with virtual reality gear

NEW ULM — St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Rob Guenther recently began experimenting with virtual reality (VR) equipment in his catechism classroom at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. With the rapid advancement of technology, he hopes to be on the front end of finding ways to use VR for ...

Another COVID death reported in Brown County

BROWN COUNTY — COVID-19 deaths in Brown Country rose by one to 23, and 27 new laboratory-confirmed cases were reported in Brown County on Saturday, Dec. 12. Brown County Public Health reported people with new cases ranged in age from under age four to people in their 80s. There was one new ...

Winthrop’s Christmas in the country

Above: Christmas lights adorn a Winthrop fire truck in the Christmas in the Country reverse parade. Right: A reverse parade at Winthrop’s Christmas in the Country Friday night included a miniature horse and three carriage riders.

Courtland Fire Dept. delivers baby

CAMBRIA — A rural New Ulm woman is breathing easier today after her son was delivered late Thursday afternoon on their rural Cambria farm. Katie Yarger, a Citizens Bank Minnesota Connections Representative, was working from home Thursday when she began having contractions at about 4:45 ...