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New Ulm

NUACS bringing longtime coaches into Hall of Fame

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will induct two members — longtime softball and baseball coaches Bob Mertz and Bob Weier — into the 2019 NUACS Hall of Fame this fall. A luncheon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the New Ulm Country Club to honor the newest members. ...

Commissioners to hear License Bureau closing time request

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider establishing a 4 p.m. cutoff time for title transfers and Real and Enhanced ID applications at the Brown County License Bureau on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Closing time challenges and issues surrounding the motor vehicle registration system and ...

Paralyzed veteran gets wheelchair van

Submitted photo Curt Schultz (right) sits inside his new wheel chair van that was donated by Belle Davenport of Plymouth. Schultz received a spinal cord injury in 1984 and has been a quadriplegic since. This summer his wheel chair van was totaled in a Mankato accident and he has been without ...

George’s Ballroom, parts of Marktplatz Mall forfeited to State

\NEW ULM — Two of New Ulm’s more iconic buildings — George’s Ballroom and parts of the Marktplatz Mall — are now owned by the State of Minnesota due to non-payment of property taxes. A County Auditor’s Certification of Forfeiture documents transferring the properties to the State ...

State issues report on ‘State of Students’

ROSEVILLE — The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released a “first-of-its-kind” compilation of data Thursday that highlights a number of key measures of the state’s schools. In the new “State of Our Students” report, state Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker said she ...

Planning Commission says no to rezoning request

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission recommended denial of a rezoning request for a property on South Minnesota to change from industrial property to residential. Arlyn and Susan Boddy requested rezoning of a property at 1703 S. Minnesota Street from General Industrial (I-2) to ...

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.