New Ulm

Backerei owners say goodbye with free doughnuts Saturday

NEW ULM — After 25 years in business, Backerei owners Jerry and Cindy Hauser are hanging up the aprons. Saturday was the Hausers last day as owners of the famous downtown bakery and coffee shop. In celebration of their retirement, the Backerei was giving away free mint bismarks to the ...

Tjernagel defends pie-eating title

NEW ULM — Jeff Tjernagel is still the reigning champion of the annual Hy-Vee annual Pie Eating Contest. This is the second year in a row Hy-Vee has held a pie eating contest and it is the second time Tjernagel won. After being declared the winner, Tjernagel described the experience as ...

Waiting until dark

NEW ULM — For one night out of the year the Brown County Fairgrounds is transformed into a drive-in theater. For the last five years, the New Ulm Autofest Car & Motorcycle Show held a pre-show Saturday night with a free screening of a drive-in movie. Each year the film has an automobile ...

Schell’s club presents lithograph to Martis

NEW ULM — The Schell’s Border Batch Club presented a framed vintage Grain Belt cardboard lithograph to the Marti family, Saturday. The lithography is over 120 years old. It is estimated to have been created in the 1890s. Schell’s Border Batch member Tom Terwilliger said is only one of ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Community Concert in German Park Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. Entertainment by Ken and Ken Show. Municipal Band Concerts are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on July 10, July 17 and July 24! Get to Know Nature Camps that include Geocaching, Canoeing and wildlife are offered for ...

Quiltistry

Quilt enthusiasts gathered in New Ulm Saturday to view quilts on display throughout New Ulm during the bi-annual Quiltistry event. Above, the Way of the Cross displayed a variety of quilts along the fencing. Below, going clockwise from right, Schell’s Brewery displayed quilts in a variety of ...

Five Generations

Submitted photo Lucille Burdorf of New Ulm, formerly of Courtland, gathered with her family for a five generation photo to welcome Nora Jo Burdorf to the family. Clockwise, from lower left, are Lucille Burdorf, her son Bruce Burdorf of Montevideo, her grandson Scott Burdorf, also of ...

Cardiac Kids

NEW ULM — According to Jeff Allerson, a Wellness Coordinator in Allina Health’s Occupational Health and Wellness Department, nearly 10,000 kids and infants experience a cardiac event every year. During a Youth Focused CPR/AED Training class at Washington Learning Center Thursday, Allerson ...

Welcoming Inspiration

Staff photo by Gage Cureton The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee welcomes Inspiration Child and Family Therapy at 514 7th St. N. into the New Ulm business community with a ribbon cutting Thursday. New Ulm City Council Les Schultz performs the snipping honors at the event ...

Honoring firearms safety instructors

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Regional Training Officer Jen Mueller (left) and Conservation Officer Matt Loftness (right) presented four volunteer firearms safety instructors with awards marking 30 years of service June 26 at the Morgan Sportsman’s Club. Receiving 30-year ...

BCHS accepts Gag art donations

NEW ULM — A Buffalo, New York couple with New Ulm roots donated two works of art created by Anton Gag and his daughter Thusnelda Thursday. Deborah and Tim Finnell donated a portrait of Dakota Hotel builder Adolph Seiter painted by Anton Gag and Thusnelda Gag’s sketch of Myra Amy Alwin, ...

School Board OKs literacy plan for coming school year

NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board approved a local literacy plan for the 2019-2020 school year containing minor changes, a Safe Routes To Schools (SRTS) local coordinator grant during a board meeting Thursday. Jefferson Elementary Principal Adam Kluver presented the local literacy ...

Warta: Remnants of Prohibition remain

NEW ULM — Denis Warta talked about Prohibition to a roomful of people at the Brown County Museum Annex in no uncertain terms Thursday night. “In conclusion, it was a stupid law that we still live with today, with smuggling, drug dealing and gangs,” Warta said. He said it wasn’t ...

Planning Commission OKs permit, plats for woodworking business

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission unanimously approved an interim use permit application to allow the operation of a woodworking business on North Broadway Thursday. Approval came on a motion by commissioner Mike Furth, seconded by Rodney Karnitz. Harold Enamorado of New Ulm owns ...

Welcoming Inspiration

Staff photo by Gage Cureton The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee welcomes Inspiration Child and Family Therapy at 514 7th St. N. into the New Ulm business community with a ribbon cutting Thursday. New Ulm City Council Les Schultz performs the snipping honors at the event ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Live music Sunday at Schell’s NEW ULM — The August Schell Brewery Biergarten will be open on Sunday, with live music from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This Sunday Jim Strehlke and Alpensterne will be entertaining. The Bier Garten is open daily from noon-5 p.m., but live music is on Sundays ...

NU Diocese announces $34 million settlement over sex abuse claims

NEW ULM — The Diocese of New Ulm on Wednesday announced a $34 million settlement agreement with clergy sexual abuse victims and survivors in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. New Ulm Diocese Bishop John M. LeVoir read a statement announcing the agreement in front of the Diocese of New Ulm ...

Statement by Bishop John M. LeVoir announcing settlement plan

“The Diocese of New Ulm has reached a settlement with victims and survivors of Clergy sexual abuse. The $34 million settlement reached today represents years of respectful negotiations with those representing victims and survivors in order to come to a fair resolution of claims while ...

Autofest features outdoor movie Saturday night

NEW ULM — Jump in your antique or muscle car, grab a portable radio and buy some popcorn and pop Saturday night as the 19th Annual Autofest free drive-in movie features “Days of Thunder.” The 1990 movie starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall and Randy Quaid that lasts about ...

Fun in the Park

Staff photos by Gage Cureton Kate Beranek, 3, smiles as Jackson Wahl, 4, pushes her on a zipline swing during a Fun in the Park gathering at Hermann Heights Park Wednesday. Fun at the Park is a free family event hosted every week by Early Childhood Family Education. Children ages birth to ...