The Affect
  • Facebook

    The City of New Ulm has set up accounts on Facebook and Twitter to announce public safety hazards and concerns. Officials say this will allow city staff instant, real-time communication with New Ulm residents, commuters, …

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    03 Oct 13
  • HomecomingCrowns

    High School Homecomings continue around the area, with new royalty being crowned at several local school districts. The Belle Plaine High School Homecoming Queen is Hannah Johnson, and the Homecoming King is Zach Bahr. Buffalo …

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    03 Oct 13
  • USGovernmentShutdown

    Minnesota government officials have activated a special contingency team to assess the potential impact of the federal government’s partial shutdown. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter took the step Tuesday. He says it’s too …

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    02 Oct 13
  • NUCityCouncil2

    The New Ulm City Council spent a good amount of time Tuesday evening discussing the penalties for liquor license violations. The debate centered around whether to increase the fines for establishments caught selling alcohol to …

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    02 Oct 13
  • SchoolStudents

    Newly released ratings are giving Minnesota school officials a sense of optimism. The state released its Multiple Measurement Ratings on Tuesday.  Nearly 560 schools increased their test scores by at least ten percentage points over …

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    02 Oct 13
  • Crops-Soybeans

    Soybean maturity has advanced rapidly in Minnesota over the past week, but still lags behind the normal pace. The US Department of Agriculture says that 40% of Minnesota’s soybean crop has reached maturity. That compares …

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    01 Oct 13
  • Gustavus

    St. Peter’s Gustavus Adolphus College is hosting eight world-class scientists this week for the 49th annual Nobel Conference. This year’s conference is titled “The Universe At Its Limits” and will feature 3 Nobel Laureates in …

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    01 Oct 13
  • Dollars

    The end of the latest fiscal year for the City of New Ulm has shown that a record amount of money in lodging taxes was collected in the community this past year. The New Ulm …

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    01 Oct 13