New Ulm

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 ...

Starkeller releasing new Alpha State beer

NEW ULM — The Starkeller is holding its Alpha State Release Party on Friday, June 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. Alpha State is the newest release in Starkeller’s Noble Star Collection. It was aged on 6,600 pounds of cherries which gives the beer a dusty crimson red color, a tart cherry aroma, with ...

Off the Shelf: Light-hearted romances

In her May article, Acquisitions Librarian Betty Roiger shared a couple of romances that caught her attention. I was in search of some light summer reading, so I took her recommendation for “The Flatshare” by Beth O’Leary and really enjoyed it! Tiffy is desperate: she broke up with her ...

Cigar Workshop coming in July

NEW ULM — David Harmening and Paul Warshauer are admitted cigar aficionados, so they decided to invite the public to join them in an event entitled, “Three Flights in the Garden of Ruin.” The location for the event is at the former Hauenstein Brewery Gardens, located at 1604 Hauenstein ...

Reminiscing About the Prohibition Era with Denny Warta

NEW ULM — The public is invited to the program “Reminiscing about the Prohibition Era with Denny Warta” on, Thursday, June 27, in the Museum Annex at 7 p.m. (The museum annex is located just north of the museum.) This program complements the exhibit “Wet Stills and Dry Agents: Brown ...

City-wide internship program bolsters local workforce

NEW ULM — Representatives, employees and interns from local businesses heard talking points from City Manager Chris Dalton about the community’s economic landscape during a Community-Wide Internship Program gathering at Best Western Plus Tuesday. The Community-Wide Internship Program is ...

PUC approves installation of power plant portrait

NEW ULM — German Park may soon be watched by the eyes of surveyor Christian Prignitz. New Ulm Public Utilities Commission approved the installation of an aluminum portrait of Prignitz to the north side of the Power Plant building facing German Park. Denis Warta gave a short presentation ...

Commissioners OK new 911 phone system

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved purchasing and contracting with Motorola Solutions to update the Brown County Sheriff’s Office 911 phone system Tuesday. Contract proposal costs of $127,482 are under Minnesota state contract pricing. Funding will come from the ...

NU man faces felony assault charge

NEW ULM — A 62-year-old New Ulm man accused of driving toward a man, trying to hit him in Traulich Estates Monday afternoon was charged with two counts in Brown County District Court Tuesday. James A. Block, 2201 Broadway St. N. was charged with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous ...

Museum to display vintage quilts Saturday

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society invites the public to the Display of Vintage Quilts on Saturday, June 29, from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Museum Annex located north of the Museum. This program is presented in conjunction with Quiltistry, an event Celebrating Quilting, Art and ...

NU man accused of robbing Fort Road residence

NICOLLET COUNTY — A surveillance camera still photo led to a felony second-degree burglary charge against a 26-year-old New Ulm man accused of stealing a number of items from a Fort Road residence in Lafayette Township May 26. The charge was filed Monday against Jordan L. Drexler, 1513 N. ...

New Ulm diocese reaches $34M settlement with abuse victims

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — The Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota has reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case with 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others. Attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents many of the survivors, says it includes contribution of $8 ...

Shaneman approved for ED/assistant city manager

NEW ULM — Audra Shaneman was appointed as the New Ulm Economic Development Director/ Assistant City Manager during a special meeting of the New Ulm City Council, Monday. Shaneman’s appointment previously came before the council during their regular meeting Tuesday, June 18, but it was ...

Johnson pleads guilty to criminal neglect

NEW ULM — A Searles man who brought his wife home from a nursing home and threw her a “death party” involving methamphetamine pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of criminal neglect that led to her death in Brown County District Court Monday. In the plea agreement, charges of third-degree ...

City dedicates new bike repair station at BMX park

NEW ULM — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the New Ulm BMX Park for the new Bicycle Repair Station. The station was installed three weeks ago and contains tools for nearly every bicycle repair need; including a tire pump, multi-tool, wrenches, and screwdrivers. The station donated ...