The tourism chief in New Ulm admitted Monday his office faked a story of finding a mysterious concrete cast footprint that the southern Minnesota city promoted as that of Herman the German, the statute of a Germanic warrior that stands guard over New Ulm.
A man who says he was sexually abused by an Irish priest during his brief stay in Minnesota in 1982 sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm on Tuesday, becoming the latest of several plaintiffs to take advantage of a new law easing the state's statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
In order to divert attention away from the legitimate points brought up by those who support one man/one woman marriage, those who want to change the definition of marriage to include homosexuals often bring up other matters that obscure the point.
The New Ulm City Council has made a special exception for a champagne-colored gelding named Chammy. The horse will be allowed to remain at his home inside the city limits while the council revises a local ordinance, and if Chammy's owners keep their property clean.
Marge Hames set up again today across the street from the New Ulm Kmart, one of 15 stores that Sears Holding plans to close. Hames has two signs that read "Keep Kmart Open" and "These 'associates' are friends, neighbors and family."
The Journal reports the game is similar to freeze tag, but it involves hip thrusts to unfreeze a person after he or she is tagged. Sprung says teachers and recess supervisors were notified about the game and put a stop to it.
A Brown County grand jury declined to indict Officer Matthew Rasmussen after hearing evidence this week. Special prosecutor, Redwood County Attorney Steven Collins, says the grand jury considered a number of felony and misdemeanor counts but issued a "no-bill" on each count.
New Ulm, Minn., fire marshal Ellwood Zabel says he didn't do an annual inspection of the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast because the owner said it would not be used for guests. City records show owner Roberta McCrea did not apply for a license to use the house for lodging in 2011.
Two firefighters and a police officer were staffing a post Tuesday at the site of a New Ulm house fire that claimed six lives Saturday. Authorities were keeping the site secure for fire investigators and insurance representatives as a steady stream of people passed by and snapped photos in the aftermath of what is thought to be the city's worst loss-of-life blaze.
Its once stately porch was blackened, its roof caved in, its perimeter marked by the yellow tape of disaster. But the scores of somber people who came by the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast in this picturesque south-central Minnesota town Sunday had no trouble recalling the iconic structure that had stood since 1899 at the corner of S. German Street.
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