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Santa’s Closet set up, ready to serve

NEW ULM—The New Ulm Steel Hockey team served as Santa’s helpers Friday morning with the setup of Santa’s Closet in the New Ulm Armory. For over 20 years the Sertoma Club of Brown County has organized Santa’s Closet to serves children in Brown County in need of a happy ...

MVL announces accreditation renewed

NEW ULM – The Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) has renewed the accreditation of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm for the eligibility period of 2020 to 2027. Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance with a goal to evaluate, validate, ...

FCCLA students give to Santa’s Closet

Members of the FCCLA dropped off a load of toys for Sertoma’s Santa’s Closet on Friday, after doing their shopping at Walmart. The group, which numbers 16 members this year, raises funds every year for Santa’s Closet, and this year raised its highest total — $4,352.73. Members dropping ...

Stimpert’s stealth fighter on display at Reagan Library

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Stimpert used to fly his F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter undetected into enemy airspace over Iraq. No one was supposed to know about the top-secret aircraft. Now, his stealth fighter is out in the open for all to see, on permanent ...

County Board to adopt 2020 budget, levy

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County commissioners will consider adopting the proposed 2020 budget and levy on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The board meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the courthouse second-floor commissioner’s room. The proposed $13,873,499 levy is 4.63% ($613,782) above the certified 2019 levy ...

Farm Crisis meeting at St. Mary’s

NEW ULM — Farmers and other members of the community will have an opportunity to gather and discuss how the farm crisis is affecting them and what action they can take together during a special “Pulling Together, Moving Forward” meeting Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at ...

Robo Hounds show their stuff

The 2019 Robo Hounds Robotics Club at St. Anthony Elementary hosted an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 11, for family and friends. The nine robotics teams demonstrated the skills they’ve learned on the mission field, showed off their robot designs, and explained the programs they created. Above ...

New Ulm man charged in fatal Memorial Day crash

OLIVIA — A New Ulm man has been charged with causing a fatal traffic wreck during the Memorial Day weekend. According to Radio Station KROC in Rochester, the Minnesota State Patrol has filed a citation charging 61-year-old Steven Grussendorf with careless driving and crossing the ...

Our Savior’s Cantata this Sunday

NEW ULM — Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Adult Choir will be presenting a Christmas Cantate by Joseph Martin, “A Ceremony of Candles,” during the church’s 9 a.m. service on Sunday.

Lions Donate to Food Shelf

Submitted photo The Lions Club of New Ulm donated $1,000 to the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf. Executive Director Brad Kirk (center) is shown accepting the donation from Lions Treasurer, John Micheel, left, and Lion Bob Schirlinger. Donations of food or money are always needed. Food ...

Student removed from NUHS for making threats

NEW ULM — A student was removed from New Ulm High School Wednesday following school shooting and bombing threats made on social media. Wednesday morning the FBI relayed to the New Ulm Police Department that a student had made the threats. The student had sent threats of a shooting/bombing ...

Friends recall Kalk’s love of life

NEW ULM — Her friends and colleagues in New Ulm — and they are many — are mourning the loss of Eden “Bliss” Kalk. She was a well-known and well-loved member of the community through her work as a healer and her friendships. Kalk died Wednesday, Dec. 4, a few days after her 40th ...

ArtScape exhibit opens at The Grand Center

NEW ULM — The 11th Annual New Ulm ArtScape exhibit opened Friday at the Grand Center for Arts and Culture. ArtScape is a juried art show with cash prizes for the top submissions as decided by the judge Bill Bukowski, a professor in the Studio Art Department of Bethany Lutheran College. Of ...

Jim Jensen leads new entrepreneurial consulting program

NEW ULM — Long-time New Ulm area businessman and entrepreneur Jim Jensen is the main point of contact for a new collaboration between the Regional Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation (RCEF) and the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. Serving clients for RCEF for several years in other ...

‘Brick’ to close Film Society’s ‘noir’ series

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society’s film noir series comes to a close with the 2005 film “Brick.” The screening starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the New Ulm Public Library. “Brick” is one of the most original film noirs made. Instead of following a police detective or ...

Farm Bill meetings set for Springfield, Arlington

ST. PAUL — University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are holding free, educational events to help crop producers understand decisions regarding the 2018 Farm Bil reauthorization of Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Under the ...

Masons donate to NUMC

New Ulm Charity Lodge #98 – Masonic Charities recently donated their final gift to New Ulm Medical Center Foundation – Virginia Piper Cancer Institute as part of their merger with Winthrop’s Charity Lodge. Whether through charitable acts or by direct involvement, this group has dedicated ...

The Nutcracker Returns to State Street Theater

Join the Mankato Ballet Company for opening weekend of “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Dec. 7 at State Street Theater in New Ulm, for this family-friendly holiday tradition. “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” is a story written in 1816 in which a young girl’s favorite Christmas ...

Santa brings in the Holiday Season

Every year New Ulm welcomes Santa Claus to town with a parade of lights in New Ulm. Sponsored by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, the 60+ units in the parade are all decked out in Christmas lights. Above, Santa Claus himself finished out the Parade, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. See ...

Menzel Village on display at BCHS Museum

The Menzel Village is on display this year at the Brown Historical Society Museum. The miniature village is made up of over 1,000 pieces originally collected by Louise Fritsche Menzel. Louise and her husband Walter began collecting the pieces in 1937. The pieces come from Germany, Japan, ...