New Ulm

Duo from New Ulm attend FCCLA conference

ANAHEIM, CA – Bethany and Nathaniel Janssen of New Ulm were a part of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) largest National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California June 30-July 4. More than 8,700 attendees gathered to expand leadership skills, sharpen talents, ...

Ball drop gives Crazy Days a bounce

NEW ULM — The second day of New Ulm Crazy Days began with showers Saturday — not rain showers, but a shower of ping pong balls that fell on a crowd gathered outside Penazz at the corner of 1st N. Street and Minnesota Street. Hundreds of ping pong balls fell to the pavement and people ...

Park & Rec Report

Rec Center Pool Closures: Due to boiler system replacement at the Rec Center we will have intermittent closings this week. Tuesday, July 30 the entire building will be closed from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m, the pool and locker rooms will remain closed until 1:30 p.m. or until work is completed; there ...

Working smarter brought spray paint artist to his craft

NEW ULM — Don’t all the great stories start from the garage floor up? That’s what Ryan Cook, who launched a Rochester-based speed-spray painting studio called Lucid Paints, said as he sat in his mobile studio parked on Minnesota Street for Crazy Days Saturday. Using spray paint and ...

Bench to honor Henry Polzin

Fifty years ago, on July 31, 1969, Henry Polzin of New Ulm was killed in Vietnam. His 1968 New Ulm HIgh School class purchased a bench at their 50 year reunion to honor Henry that has been installed at the Herman Monument. A dedication ceremony for the bench will be held at noon on Wednesday, ...

Veteran Helping Veteran auto donation

Submitted photo Vietnam era Army veteran Kenny Drexler of New Ulm hands the keys to a 2002 Cadillac Deville to Diana Brooks of Wells. Brooks had served over 16 years in the US Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserves and is a single mother. She recently fell on hard times and was without reliable ...

Relay for Life brings its celebration of hope

NEW ULM — Cancer survivors and those affected in some way by the disease joined together Friday for the 24th Annual Brown County Relay for Life 2019 at the Brown County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by The American Cancer Society, the event is held to raise money for education, advocacy, research ...

Movie Night

The first night of Crazy Days in Nw Ulm ended with a family night film screening of the 1993 film “Sandlot” on Minnesota Street. See more photos of Crazy Days on page 8A.

Mini-Popcorn Wagon presented to Museum

NEW ULM — Two popcorn wagons in front of the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS), Friday. One was just a lot smaller than the other. Local hobbyist Jerome Sellner constructed a miniature of the famed popcorn wagon. His miniature features the smallest details including movable wheels and ...

Oak Street Roundabout

A vehicle passes through the new mini-roundabout connecting North Highland Avenue and Oak Street near New Ulm High School Friday. The roundabout opened early ahead of the scheduled Aug. 1 completion date.

Going Crazy at Crazy Days

Crazy Days continues today with special events, including a Ping Pong Ball drop at 9:30 a.m., and a street dance at 8 p.m.

Bank address addressed by Planning Commission

NEW ULM — Alliance Bank is constructing a new building but is hoping to retain its old address. The bank requested a variance from the city to allow the new bank building under construction to use the bank’s current address number of 322 N. Minnesota Street. Alliance Bank has operated ...

School Board rules on holidays

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education approved a resolution to determine that Columbus Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving [Black Friday] are not legal holidays during its board meeting Thursday. Superintendent Jeff Bertrang said the resolution is not an annual resolution ...

NUHS Class of ’54

Twenty-two graduates of the New Ulm High School Class of 1954 pose for a group photo at Searles Bar and Grill Thursday. The Class of 1954 held its 65th anniversary reunion at the restaurant. In alphabetical order, the graduates are: Jim Albrecht, Roger Bakken, Roger Bode, Jeanie Braun, Virginia ...

District 88 in need of a few more tutors

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Schools is in need of five literacy tutors and two math tutors for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. As part of a statewide call for 1,700 Minnesota tutors, Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps — ...

School board to decide on ‘holidays’

NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education is expected to vote on a resolution to determine that Columbus Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving are not legal holidays during its board meeting Thursday. While Columbus Day is observed as a national federal holiday, some states including ...

Beginning Anglers complete program

NEW ULM — The first class of “Fishing One, Two, Three,” sponsored by the New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen (NUASF) and the City of New Ulm Park and Recreation Department, was held at the New Ulm Civic Center with 30 participants in attendance. Both parents and young people from 6 years of ...

Hermann Hillside panel picks three-wall option to recommend to city council

NEW ULM — The Hermann Heights Hillside Stabilization committee held its final meeting, Tuesday. The committee is prepared to make a recommendation to the New Ulm City Council to replace the current wall on Hermann Hillside with a three-wall option. The lowest wall will abut the sidewalk ...

Off the Shelf: Summer time at the Library

Summer is the busiest time in most children’s areas of a library. It is a whirlwind of activity each day that helps most of us sleep well at night. Whether it is planning and presenting story times, selecting and preparing a new craft and scavenger hunt, changing out displays, picking up ...