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Park & Rec Report

Indoor Pool and Locker Rooms open! Members who rent lockers may take possession of their lockers again. Enjoy the look and feel of the anti-slip surfacing in the locker rooms and around the outside of the indoor pool. Weight Lifting for Women is a six-week program designed to familiarize ...

New Ulm utilities crew heading south to assist with hurricane recovery

NEW ULM — The American Public Power Association (APPA) has asked the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to organize electric system “mutual aid” crews to head for Kissimmee, Florida in anticipation of substantial storm recovery work that will be needed in the wake of ...

District 88 ‘tweaking’ changes at beginning of new school year

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Schools kicked off the new school year Wednesday, Sept. 6. After major changes last year with the addition of the high school, this year most changes are tweaking programs and facilities. “It is more about ‘Okay, we brought in a lot of stuff last year, let’s ...

Team-building at Vogel Fieldhouse

Rick Rassier of Teamwork Motivation Training leads team building activities for high school juniors from all four New Ulm schools at Vogel Fieldhouse in New Ulm Friday. Rassier said leadership is about helping others realize their full potential. The program is sponsored by the Network New Ulm ...

Jeepster club hosts fall rally in New Ulm

NEW ULM — In case you happen to notice the group of unique-looking vehicles motoring around town this weekend, it could well be Midstates Jeepster Association (MJA) members at a tourist attraction. “We were here 10 years ago and now we’re back because members said they wanted to return ...

Film Society to show ‘Paths of Glory’

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Film Society is continuing its World War I film series Tuesday, Sept. 12 with a screening of the 1957 film “Paths of Glory” at 6 p.m. at the New Ulm Public Library. The film is the third screening in the Film Society’s WWI series and is based on a book of the ...

Summit Avenue Music Series returns Sept. 17

NEW ULM — The Summit Avenue Music Series (SAMS) Season Opener presents The Altino Duo with pianist Bethel Balge on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of the Christ on the campus of Martin Luther College in New Ulm. The SAMS season opener features Korean violinist Soh-Hyun Park Altino, ...

Leash law on City Council agenda

NEW ULM — The city’s leash law will return to the New Ulm City Council tonight for approval or further modification. The recommendation would amend the code and reinstate a leash law in the parks. On June 12 the Happy Trail Dog Park Committee recommended to the Park and Rec Commission ...

Juveniles injured in rollover crash identified

BROWN COUNTY—Brown County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the six juveniles from New Ulm involved in the roll over accident Saturday morning on Brown County Road 27 near the intersection with Brown County Road 10. The accident occurred at 12:49 a.m. Saturday and involved a pickup ...

Juveniles injured in rollover crash identified

BROWN COUNTY—Brown County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the six juveniles from New Ulm involved in the roll over accident Saturday morning on Brown County Road 27 near the intersection with Brown County Road 10. The accident occured at 12:49 a.m. Saturday and involved a pickup ...

Preston Holm determined to fight, beat diabetes

HANSKA — Preston Holm of Hanska will be entering fifth grade this fall and he will have one of the more dramatic summer stories to tell his fellow classmates. On Memorial Day, not long after finishing his fourth grade year, Preston almost died. Unknown to Preston or his family he had Type 1 ...

Interest in miniatures is huge at toy show

NEW ULM — Toy tractors and farm miniatures may look small, but they are a big deal to collectors. For the last 32 years New Ulm has hosted an annual Labor Day Toy Show dedicated to farm toy aficionados. The show started Saturday and continues through Sunday afternoon at Civic Center. ...

Atzenhoefer at the head of the MSU Marching Band

MANKATO — On Saturday Sept 9, residents of Lafayette and New Ulm will get the first chance to see Lafayette native Evan Atzenhoefer in action as he leads the Minnesota State University (MSU) Maverick “Machine” Marching Band during the football team’s first home game. Atzenhoefer was ...

Six juveniles injured in rollover crash near SE

SLEEPY EYE — Six juveniles were injured early Saturday morning and three were airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center after a roll over accident on Brown County 27 near the intersection of Country Road 10, just east of Sleepy Eye. The accident occurred at approximately 12:49 a.m. ...

Park & Rec Report

Indoor Pool and Locker Rooms closed for annual maintenance through Friday, Sept. 8. Members who rent lockers may take possession of their lockers again on Sept. 9. We are installing an anti-slip surfacing in the locker rooms and around the outside of the indoor pool. The Vogel Fieldhouse, ...

New Ulm Farm Toy Show

The New Ulm Farm Toy Show is taking place this weekend at the New Ulm Civic Center. Hours today are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Admission is $3.50 per person, with 10 and under admitted free.

HermannFest 2017 to honor Germanic hero, unveil bust of architect

NEW ULM — HermannFest will rise again on Satursday, Sept. 9, this year as a celebration of Hermann the German and the monument of him that was built in New Ulm. The festival is meant to honor Arminius — as Hermann was called by the Romans — who successfully rid Germania from Roman forces ...

Minnesota River recedes

The Minnesota River receded enough this week so the lower level of Minnecon Park is now open again. Picnic tables are once again on dry land. New Ulm Park and Recreation Department Director Tom Schmitz reported the Minnecon Park water access site and boat ramp reopened. He added that Minnesota ...

Lind House to host 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 8, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The menu will feature sirloin steak, corn on the cob, baked beans, pickles, and ice cream treats. A child’s hot dog meal ...

Bloodmobile winds up New Ulm drive

NEW ULM — The Red Cross Bloodmobile concluded its three-day drive in New Ulm on Friday, collecting 78 units of blood, short of its goal of 89. Over the three days of the drive, the bloodmobile collected 368 units of blood. Its goal was 389. Bob Ahlers was presented with a 12-gallon pin on ...