New Ulm News

06/20/2018 10:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Red fox meets friends 

Cedar Mountain Elementary School students get a close look at a stuffed red fox at the Riverside History & Nature Learning Center in Riverside Park in New Ulm June 19. Students from left are Noah Christensen, Jeremy Prescott, Mikala Wiese and Owen Dittbenner.

06/20/2018 06:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Brown County Browser: Planning & Zoning Issues 

The Brown County Landfill received an updated permit to operate from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on May 9, 2018. There may be some changes to our operation with the new permit over the next two years.

06/20/2018 03:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
NU Forward marches on 

New Ulm Forward, a new organization which says it is geared to celebrating diversity, community health, an inclusive workforce and providing affordable housing, continued to gather steam, meeting at New Ulm Middle School Tuesday. The group has created a brochure to be distributed at New Ulm's National Night Out in German Park July 30. It listed nine healthy community dimensions - inclusion, recreational and artistic opportunity, environmental stewardship, infrastructure and services, safety and security, community leadership, economic opportunity, spirituality and wellness and life-long learning, earlier printed by the Blandin Foundation.

06/20/2018 03:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Commissioners approve deputy sheriff appointment 

Brown County commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Eric Schwarzrock as a full-time deputy sheriff effective July 6 on June 19. Schwarzrock was one of three deputy sheriff candidates interviewed. The interview committee , recommended the appointment of Schwarzrock at a full-time deputy at $29.17/hr., grade XV, step 11. In addition, commissioners unanimously approved posting for a full-time investigator in the sheriff's department, according to policy, motion by Dennis Potter, seconded by Dean Simonsen.

06/20/2018 03:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
BLRR Drug Task force seizes more than $18K in currency 

The Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force reports seizing more than $18,500 in currency used to buy or sell controlled substances over the past six months. The DTF seized 1,388 grams of methamphetamine, 687 grams of marijuana and prescription pills and 10 grams of marijuana wax, over the same period.

06/19/2018 10:41 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Feehan, Kimmel, Hohensee talk at DFL picnic 

Recently-endorsed 1st Congressional District DFL candidate Dan Feehan of Mankato spoke with an air of seriousness at the Brown County DFL annual picnic at Hermann Heights Park June 18. "There's a feeling of fear in the country and on the campaign trail. We've got a great campaign to be a part of.

06/19/2018 05:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
City Council to authorize RENU plans 

During the June 7 meeting of the RENU Oversight Committee, it was unanimously recommended the city authorize several requests for proposals . The RFPs are for an indoor waterpark, indoor playground, gymnastics center and wellness center.

06/18/2018 08:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Josh Kuck is Executive Chef of Cottonwood Grill 

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber stopped by the New Ulm Country Club to welcome Josh Kuck as the Executive Chef of Cottonwood Grill, and to learn about their new menu. Josh is no stranger to a kitchen.

06/18/2018 03:47 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Bankers Association honors New Ulmers 

Sharon Nordby, Rosemary Melzer, John Wisniewski and Roger Schultz were inducted into the Pioneer Banker Club at the MBA's Annual Summit June 12. "It is an award of the Minnesota Bankers Association to recognize and honor bankers who spend 50 years or more in the profession of banking in Minnesota," Nordby started as a full-time teller in January 1967 at Citizens State Bank of New Ulm, now Citizens Bank Minnesota. In 1989 she was promoted to operations officer/assistant cashier.

06/17/2018 04:05 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Youth POWER program organizes kids for youth service activities 

Kids were invited to a day of positive play last week to kick off a new effort for youth to create a positive impact on their community. Youth POWER is a new initiative that started with a day of positive play at the New Ulm Country Club.

06/17/2018 04:05 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Open house opens door to NUFD history 

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Irene and Isaac Achman of New Ulm learn some of the finer points of a 1930 American LaFrance fire truck at an open house at the new New Ulm Police and Fire Department Storage Building, 427 22nd Street North Saturday. Retired New Ulm firefighter Jim Flatau describes the antique fire truck that has been used in local parades.

06/16/2018 07:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bike club meets downtown 

A new, independent, non-territorial motorcycle riding club is meeting 5 to 11 p.m. every other Friday night on Minnesota Street, from Center to First North Street. The Folk Breed Riding Club includes bobbers, choppers, baggers and cruisers.

06/16/2018 02:44 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Jews in Germantown': history detailed 

Vicki Pieser presented at the Brown County Historical Society's Lunch and a Bite of History series on the history of Jewish people in Brown County. Pieser had conducted years of research on Jewish families living in Brown County.

06/16/2018 10:06 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sewing Seeds 

The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sewing Seeds Quilting Company Thursday morning. Sewing Seeds Quilt Company is located at 1417 S. State St. and has been part of the New Ulm community for five years.

06/16/2018 05:36 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Homeless couple face felony charges 

A homeless man and woman, Nathaniel G. Owens, 37, and Kylie K. Denault, 19, were charged in Brown County District Court Friday with felony 5th degree drug possession ofmarijuana and aiding and abetting receiving stolen property. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were notified that a vehicle with a Wisconsin license plate had been parked in a parking lot behind a business at 214 N. Minnesota St. since 5:30 a.m., June 12, when an employee reported it.