New Ulm News


12/12/2018 02:33 AM  ~~~Source~~~
NU Middle School Concert 

The New Ulm Middle School Jazz Combo opened the Holiday Band Concert Tuesday with the tune "Funky Ol' St. Nick." The concert featured music from the Middle School's 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Band, Jazz band and Jazz Combo.


12/10/2018 08:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Twinkle Gala 

Bethany Spike, left, and Lydia Meyer perform with the Allegro Strings and advanced piano students at the New Ulm Suzuki School of Music Twinkle Gala at the United Church of Christ Sunday night.


12/09/2018 02:26 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Christmas in Courtland show draws a crowd 

A crowd of people of all ages attended the first annual Christmas in Courtland Craft & Vendor Show at the Courtland Community Center Saturday. Vendors included a variety of people.


12/09/2018 09:48 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Jingle Bell Jam gets new life 

Fifty-four runners and walkers participated in a new version of the Jingle Bell Jam Fun Run 5k Saturday morning. Originally created by the Heart of New Ulm organization a number of years ago, the 3.1 mile fun run/walk that formerly began and ended at the New Ulm Medical Center was rekindled this year by a committee led by New Ulm Police Chief Dave Borchert.


12/09/2018 05:27 AM  ~~~Source~~~
NU man found dead near Cottonwood River 

Police found a 31-year-old New Ulm man dead in a pickup truck near the Cottonwood River under the State Highway 15 bridge early Saturday afternoon. Late Saturday afternoon, after next of kin were notified, police said Erik Ryan Simning died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


12/08/2018 10:56 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Students get a lesson in how NOT - Sto drive 

New Ulm High School students learned what it was like to drive while texting and while impaired by alcohol and drugs in health class Friday. Drunk Buster goggles provided by New Ulm Police and the Minnesota National Guard helped improve the effectiveness of substance abuse awareness programs.


12/08/2018 06:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Documentary examines case of triplets separated at birth 

The New Ulm Film Society is holding a free screening of the documentary 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. at the New Ulm Public Library. tells of how in 1989, three young men named David Kellman, Eddy Galland and Bobby Shafran all met for the first time at age 19. The three men had never met each other before, but all three were physically identical.


12/07/2018 11:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Springfield Nativity time 

The Springfield Area Nativity Theater Association comes to life this weekend at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, just east of the Springfield Area Community Center. Above, Edward Meidl of Springfield portrays a king with a gift during a Thursday rehearsal.


12/07/2018 07:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
District 88 School Board expecting slightly lower tax levy in 2019 

The New Ulm school district is looking at a slight decrease to school levy of 0.64 percent from last year. Business Manager Myrna Meunier gave a presentation on next year's budget during the District 88 School Board's Truth in Taxation meeting Thursday.


12/07/2018 02:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Arts scholarships awarded to 22 Brown County youth 

The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is awarding Youth Scholarships of $27,000 from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which is funded by the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment, to 70 students in grades 7-12 and 30 students in grades 3-6 throughout the region. Youth Scholarship recipients live in 20 different communities representing eight counties The Youth Scholarships of $300 for grades 7-12 and $200 for grades 3-6 will provide these students the opportunity to study their chosen art with a practicing professional artist by taking lessons over a period of months.


12/07/2018 02:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
MnDOT warns of open waters near Minnesota River Bridge 

The Minnesota Department of Transportation warns the public, especially snowmobilers, that Highway 14/15 Minnesota River Bridge construction in New Ulm will result in open water on the river throughout the winter. The highway department will place buoys to keep sportsmen away from equipment and open water that allows project construction to continue this winter.


12/07/2018 02:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Nutcracker' coming to New Ulm Saturday 

The Nutcracker is a famous ballet about a Christmas nutcracker that comes to life to battle the Mouse King and takes a young girl to a fantastical land. Based on the famous Russian fairy tail that was adapted into a ballet by composer Pyotr Illyrich Tchaikovsky.


12/06/2018 11:06 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting ceremony Sunday 

Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting ceremony will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 700 South Broadway, New Ulm. The candle lighting begins at 7 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. You are also invited to attend a potluck which begins at 6 The candle lighting is in memory of children who have died and we invite bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives and friends to join us.


12/06/2018 11:06 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Logs 

A 1992 Honda Civic driven by Miguel A. Martinez, 20, New Ulm, went out of control on ice and hit a median light pole. Damage was moderate but functional to the front passenger side of the car.


12/05/2018 05:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
City makes small cuts in 2019 levy at budget hearing 

The City Council made a slight cut to the 2019 preliminary tax levy during the Truth-in-Taxation meeting, Tuesday. In September, the council set the preliminary tax levy at $7,759,527.