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Seal coating on Hwy. 14 in New Ulm scheduled

NEW ULM — Motorists are advised to expect delays on Highway 14 (North Broadway Street) in New Ulm on Sept. 3, weather permitting, as crews apply a seal coat. Highway 14 traffic from 7th Street North to Walmart should anticipate lane closures during operations. Traffic will be controlled ...

Water main flushing starts Tuesday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Water/Steam Department will begin flushing water mains in areas of the community. Flushing water mains begins Tuesday, Sept. 3 and flushing will be conducted daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. until completion. If Water/Steam Department employees are flushing mains in your ...

Nuvera Communications, Inc. declares 3rd quarter 2019 dividend

NEW ULM – The Board of Directors of Nuvera Communications, Inc. approved a 3rd quarter dividend payment of $.13 per share. The recently declared dividend will be paid to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 6, 2019, and will be payable on Sept. 16, 2019. Nuvera ...

Off the Shelf: Back to School

When parents start asking in that weary voice if it’s time for school to start, then you know we’re close to the end of summer break. Some area schools have started already but we still have a few more days before we go back here in New Ulm. Whether it’s your first day ever, or your ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Lind House hosts Pitchfork Fondue NEW ULM — The Lind House Association is hosting its annual Pitchfork Fondue Steak Fry at Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm on Friday, September 6, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The menu will feature sirloin steak, corn on the cob, baked beans, pickles, and Dilly ...

Scouts on the trail

Submitted photo Thirteen members of New Ulm Boy Scout Troop 25, sponsored by the Optimist Club, earned the cycling merit badge by riding 150 miles in New Ulm and 20 miles on the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail for four days. They camped at Ballentine Lake and enjoyed water activities, ...

Dozens learn about U.S.-Dakota War sites in New Ulm

NEW ULM — With vigor and passion, Terry Sveine led an adult walking tour of downtown New Ulm U.S.-Dakota War sites Saturday. Sveine said the Dakota were beset by broken treaty promises after giving up their Southern Minnesota land more than 150 years ago. Their hardships let to a ...

Commissioners to hear chemical dependency report, statistics

NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will receive a chemical dependency report and information on substance abuse changes in the past year at their Aug. 27 board meeting. The board meeting starts at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27 in the courthouse commissioner’s room. Information received ...

Park & Rec Report

Final Monday Night Community Concert in German Park for the summer is tomorrow, Monday, August 26, starting at 7:00 p.m. Musical entertainment will be Worst Band Ever. See you there! Washington Park Wading Pool will close for the day at 5 p.m. today, August 25, weather pending. ...

Bridgework

Workers with Lunda Construction use jackhammers as they work on pier one of the Highway 14 bridge over the Minnesota River near New Ulm on Friday. The bridge is part of the Highway 14-15 Gateway project. A worker with Mathiowetz Construction said they can't provide an estimate for when the ...

Donna Lambrecht named 2019 BBC Bridge Builder of the Year

NEW ULM — Each year Bridging Brown County names a Bridge Builder of the Year. This award is given to someone who exemplifies the organization’s mission to strengthen our community by bridging relationships of understanding and communication in Brown County. This year’s recipient is Donna ...

Banners on Broadway

NEW ULM — The median on Broadway are getting more colorful. Friday, work crews continue installing new banners from 12th South St to 17th North St along Hwy 14/15 (Broadway) and on 7th North Street from Broadway to Spring St. The banners depict 20 of New Ulm’s attractions, including ...

CR 29 opens

The Brown County Highway Department verified Friday that County Road 29 is open to traffic after a 10 1/2 mile concrete paving project from CR 12 west of New Ulm to TH 4 north of Sleepy Eye was completed.

St. Anthony Open House

Submitted photo St. Anthony Elementary School held an open house on Wednesday, giving parents and students a chance to meet their teachers for the coming year and find their classrooms. School opens on Tuesday, Aug. 27 for New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.

Scouts at Camp Cuyuna

Submitted photo New Ulm Scouts in Troop 25, sponsored by the Optimist Club, were at the Camp Cuyuna Scout Camp this summer. Above, a group of scouts prepares for a two-mile tubing ride on the Pine River. They saw fish below and osprey and eagles flying above during the trip. A total of 37 ...

Off the Shelf: Comfort is having good books to read

Everyone has or does something to experience comfort. For some it might be wearing fluffy slippers or snuggling in a cozy afghan. Maybe comfort is tasting something from childhood like chicken pot pie (that maybe you would eat while watching Ed Sullivan on a Sunday night). Last night I was in ...

Community Ed trip to The Phantom

NEW ULM — New Ulm Community Education is offering a trip to “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 21, for the 1 p.m. show. The registration deadline is September 16. The fee for a charter bus trip and ticket to the show is $75 Registrations can be ...

Phyllis Cole-Dai to speak on U.S.-Dakota War

NEW ULM — Phyllis Cole-Dai will speak at noon on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Brown County Historical Society Museum Annex. This presentation is part of the 2019 U.S. Dakota War Commemoration Program. Cole-Dai has authored or edited nine books in multiple genres as well as four music albums. ...

Artist mines fantasy experiences for new exhibit at The Grand

NEW ULM — For Steve Leske, an artist based in Redwood Falls, appreciating moments of fantasy in life is what he hopes people will achieve after viewing his art exhibit that opened at The Grand Friday. “We all have our own inner world and getting to share that with people is really ...

NUPU shares lessons with area teachers on power concepts, electrical grid

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Utilities (NUPU) recently held a hands-on workshop for area teachers revolving around renewable energy concepts and the electric grid. This year, NUPU purchased the Power Grid Kit, a modular platform for K-12 students to explore how the electrical grid functions. ...