A judge says three people who claim they were sexually abused by priests can proceed with public nuisance claims against the Diocese of New Ulm in southern Minnesota. Brown County District Court Judge Robert Docherty dismissed some counts in the two lawsuits in a ruling dated March 27. But he ruled the public nuisance claims can go forward.
Another shot of winter weather is heading toward southeastern Minnesota.
Authorities are investigating after a partially clothed man was found dead in a residential alley in New Ulm. Cmdr. Dave Borchert of the New Ulm Police Department says the body was discovered Thursday morning. He says the man wasn’t wearing a shirt or jacket and investigators have determined his body was outside for less than 12 hours.
A man was found dead in a New Ulm alley Thursday morning, according to police. Officers were called to a residence on the 500 block of North Washington Street at about 7:20 a.m. A man was found partially clothed in an alley. Emergency crews tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A State Trooper’s car was sideswiped in Nicollet County Friday evening. According to the incident report, around 8:14 p.m. Minnesota State trooper was stopped at a crash scene on the southbound shoulder of Highway 15 in new Ulm.
Volunteers have discovered the body of a New Ulm woman who had been missing for five days. The Mankato Free Press reports that 51-year-old Karen Schroeder left her home on foot Monday and wasn’t seen again. The newspaper says the woman was reportedly dealing with unspecified health issues.
City officials say Seneca Foods plans to close a vegetable canning plant in Arlington in southern Minnesota. Arlington Mayor Jim Kreft says representatives from Seneca’s regional office told employees of the closing last week.
In the town of New Ulm, Minn., you might notice a slight German influence. OK, a lot of German influence! If you want to know New Ulm’s Oktoberfest and why it’s the best, just look for the guy in lederhosen. His name is George Glotzbach, and he’s as German as they come. Ask him anything you want, but be ready for more than a short story.
It’s one of the best times of the year for beer lovers. As we say goodbye to summer, breweries and restaurants start rolling out the kegs for Oktoberfests.
If it’s nearly mid-September, then it’s nearly time for Oktoberfests to start popping up. Part homage to the Germanic immigrants in Minnesota’s past and part homage to autumn, it’s not hard to get behind such a jolly event.
The Diocese of New Ulm is defending its record, one day after a plaintiff’s attorney released the names of eight priests whom he alleged had been “credibly accused” of molesting minors.
All-Star game appearances are special, as Minnesota native Terry Steinbach knows. In 1988 he was voted into his first All-Star game, and he was hitting just 217. But that night it didn’t matter for him or his home town of New Ulm, Minn. Steinbach remembers it well what it meant to be named to the All-Star team.
As the 2013-14 school year wraps up, there are plenty of elated kids cheering the thought of weeks of free time. Until they actually have that free time…then summer boredom rears its ugly head a lot sooner than Mom and Dad would like. Here are three suggestions for day trips to keep everyone happy. Check the linked websites for hours and special events.
Who makes the best fried chicken in Minnesota? Your votes sent Matt Brickman to a tiny town near New Ulm to try the chicken at Carl’s Corner.
Over the next few days, there will be many people watching the NCAA tournament with a beer by their side. And when they do, there’s a good chance that beer will be light. According to Beer Marketers Insights, Bud Light was the top-selling beer in 2012, making up more than 18 percent of the entire beer market. Light beer was invented in the 1960s by a biochemist who believed many people didn’t like beer because they were afraid it would make them gain weight. Ultimately, that beer became the precursor to Miller Lite.
The condition of one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed four people and left four injured in Sleepy Eye has improved. According to North Memorial Medical Center, Kansas Adams was listed in fair condition Saturday afternoon. The accident took place roughly at 8:18 p.m. Friday, March 7 according to Lt. Eric Roeske.
Sleepy Eye High School will be open to students, despite a day off from classes. School district administrators will open the school from 10 a.m. to noon Monday for students to gather and deal with the deaths of four young people killed in a Friday night car crash.
Four people are dead after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Sleepy Eye. The State Patrol says Saturday morning that the victims are all male. Two were 17 years old, one was 18, and one was 20 years old. Their names and other details were expected to be released at a Saturday news conference.
Authorities said a 50-year-old woman who was rescued from a fire in southern Minnesota on Thursday later died from her injuries. The Brown County Sheriff’ Office was called to a fire at about 9:28 p.m. Thursday on the 100 block of Center Street in New Ulm.
Wishing for warmer weather hasn’t brought much change, so maybe goats, beer poking and even a kidnapping can help. The city of New Ulm has two big festivals on the last Saturday before Lent, designed to hasten the arrival of spring.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.
An attempt by the U.S. Marshal Service to execute an arrest warrant led to a car chase and an exchange of gunfire on a busy northeast Minneapolis street Wednesday afternoon. According to Minneapolis Police, the U.S. Marshal Service was executing the warrant near 13th Avenue and Grand Street Northeast when the suspect fled in an SUV. Authorities attempted to stop the suspect four blocks away on 16th Avenue and Marshall Street when gunfire was exchanged. No one was struck, and the suspect fled again.
Regulators are holding a series of open houses around Minnesota to give people the chance to review and comment on a proposed statewide strategy for reducing phosphorus and nitrogen escaping into surface and groundwater.
A Minnesota humane society is trying to figure out who keeps leaving litters of kittens at their door. This is the third time this year officials think the same person has dropped off a crate of kittens and some food at the Brown County Humane Society in New Ulm.
A man who says he was sexually abused by an Irish priest in Minnesota in 1982 is suing the Diocese of New Ulm, taking advantage of a new law easing the state’s statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse.