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New Ulm

Sophie Berger wins Lions Peace Poster contest

NEW ULM — Sophie Berger, a 6 grade student at New Ulm Public Middle School, has won 1st place in the local competition of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Lions Club of New Ulm. Sophie received $50 for her first place entry. Elizabeth Dake received $20 for her ...

Brown Co. Historical Society hosts holiday open house Friday

NEW ULM — In conjunction with the New Ulm Parade of Lights, the Brown County Historical Society is hosting a Holiday Open House on Friday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at its museum at 2 North Broadway, New Ulm. Admission is free. Enjoy live music, apple cider and holiday treats from 4 ...

PUC checking on sewage hookups

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission tabled action on several properties within the city not connected to the city’s sewer system. In 2010, the PUC Commission planned to notify all property owners presently hooked to an individual sewage treatment system that they must hook ...

Free Community Breakfast Saturday

NEW ULM — A free Community Breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at First United Methodist Church on the corner of Center and Broadway in New Ulm. Come from 8 to 10 a.m. for pancakes, eggs, sausage, and coffee. Golden Age Bingo NEW ULM — The Golden Age Club is holding its Christmas ...

Raise the Bar event

Submitted photo On October 24, New Ulm’s Century 21 Red Shoe Realty agents raised $1,200.00 from their first Raise the Bar Event. This event was held at B&L Bar with agents serving pizza, popcorn, and cupcakes with a portion of proceeds from sales in addition to all tips being donated ...

Nuvera donation to BCHS

Nuvera employees recently held an internal fundraiser for local humane societies. Employees submitted photos of their pets and voted on their favorite to become Nuvera’s Pet. Pictured is Nick Gjerde of Nuvera presenting a check and items donated to the Brown County Humane Society.

Gag House gives to Library

Laurie Groebner (left) of the Wanda Gag House presented Kathryn Tatnall, the Children’s Librarian at the New Ulm Public Library, the following books; We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, Don’t Blink, and Blue on behalf of the Wanda Gag House Association. The books were awarded the 2019 Wanda Gag ...

New Ulm Downtown Snow Emergency Thursday

New Ulm has declared a downtown snow emergency for Thursday, November 28 from 1:30 a.m. to completion. During this time vehicles parked within the signed downtown snow emergency route will be tagged and towed. Overnight parking during the snow emergency is available in the parking lot at ...

Minnesota River bridge may open later this year

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Department of Transportation and contracting partners continued work on the Highway 14/15 Minnesota River bridge in New Ulm Friday. The highway department reported their goal is to open the bridge to traffic by the end of the year, according to a Friday news ...

Lyric 3 re-opens with gusto

NEW ULM — After a couple weeks of extensive renovation, it’s everything you dreamed about and more. The Lyric 3 theater re-opened with style downtown Friday night. Amenities include brand new, numbered, luxurious, power reclining leather seats with trays and cupholders, new carpeting, ...

Free State Park Friday next week

NEW ULM — Next Friday people can burn off some of their Thanksgiving banquet with a nice hike in a state park. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving entrance fees to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Friday, Nov. 29. Research shows that spending time ...

Chamber accepting nominations for 2020 Business of the Year

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2020 Business of the Year. Since 1974, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized a business in the New Ulm Area for their Chamber involvement, community involvement and economic impact in the ...

Jefferson students visit Ridgeway residents

NEW ULM — Mrs. Mack’s 4th grade class AND Mrs. Brooks’s 1st grade class from Jefferson Elementary School are visiting Ridgeway residents for the third year in a row to play bingo, cards, and read to the residents. The residents enjoy listening to the students read and love interacting ...

Lyric 3 signs up

Sid’s Signs on Broadway installs new signs at the Lyric 3 movie theater on Center Street Friday. The theater is closed until Thursday, Nov. 21 for interior and exterior renovations. The theater, formerly a Cinema 3 theater, was owned by Carmike, then by AMC . It was purchased in June by ...

Judge dismisses B&L street dance case

NEW ULM — Five days before they were scheduled for a one-day jury trial, misdemeanor liquor license violation charges involving a July 27 street dance on Minnesota Street, the B & L Bar, Inc. and Ricky A. Kamm were dismissed Friday. Brown County District Judge Robert Docherty signed an ...

MVL announces ‘Spirit of MVL’ Award Winners

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is celebrating the great number of people in our family, all with a heart for Christian education, with its Spirit of MVL events. This special evening will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Best Western Plus Conference Center in New ...

Commissioners to consider changing license bureau hours

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider authorizing changing Brown County License Bureau hours to be consistent with all county officers and union policy Tuesday, Nov. 19. Changing hours to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday will help create a standard 40-hour work week. ...

Fifth N. Street opens

After an extensive reconstruction project, Fifth N. Street reopened Thursday. As originally planned, the final lift of bituminous pavement will be paved in spring/summer 2020. The final topsoil grading and sodding will take place at the same time.

Public Health Corner: Youth E-cigarette use is a public health threat

Vaping is the use of an electronic device to inhale nicotine or other substances into the respiratory system. Vaping uses an atomizer and a cartridge. The cartridge holds the liquid, or e-juice, and the atomizer turns the liquid into a vapor. Vaping devices are known by names such as ...

Added warmth

Lisa Toltzman of the New Ulm Kiwanis Club accepts delivery of 150 hats and 150 pairs of gloves and mittens from Rotary Club member Evy Olson. Rotary donated the hats and mittens from the Rotary Warm Hands, Warm Hearts program, to Kiwanis for its Coats for Kids program.