Looking back at 2018

Looking back at 2018, The Journal staff found that one recurring theme for the year was weather, from late winter/early spring blizzard, like the Friday the 13th storm in April (above and right) that buried New Ulm and its vehicles in a blanket of snow. Heavy rains later in the year kept river levels high along the Cottonwood River and put pressure on road construction crews in the area. Here are some of our favorite views of the year past.
Staff photo by Fritz Busch Snow drifts on South German Street near South German Park bury a couple parked vehicles. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 405 crashes, 911 spinouts or vehicles off the road and 17 jackknifed semi trucks over the historical weekend storm dumped snow that was whipped around by high winds.
Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Crews began working on the bridge over Front Street Thursday. The bridge replacement was part of the Highway 14-15 Gateway Project that will continue this year and result in a redesigned intersection for Highways 14 and 15 across the Minnesota River, and a new intersection for the Front Street exit from 7th North Street.
ed at the 148th Fighter Wing, 179th Fighter Squadron, Duluth, fly over the 1st Lt. Robert F. Niemann Public Memorial ceremony at the New Ulm City Cemetery May 12. The special ceremony paid tribute to Niemann, an Air Force pilot who was shot down over North Korea on April 12, 1953. He remains reported as missing in action (MIA). The tribute was organized to mark the 25th anniversary of his loss over Korea.
The rain-swollen Cottonwood River races through Adams Park, near the Cottonwood Street bridge at the south edge of New Ulm, June 11.
Staff photo by Steve Muscatello Springfield receiver Isaac Fink jumps to make a catch between a pair of Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity defenders during the Tigers win in the Class A State Tournament game Saturday November 10, in Shakopee. The Tigers advanced to the State semifinals in U.S. Bank Stadium before losing to Mahnomen-Waubun.
Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm’s Joey Batt (1) goes up for a shot as Mankato West’s Holly Wiste defends during a Section 2AAA playoff game Saturday March 3, at Minnesota State University Mankato. Batt’s remarkable athletic career is continuing this winter at New Ulm High School.

Looking back at 2018, The Journal staff found that one recurring theme for the year was weather, from late winter/early spring blizzard, like the Friday the 13th storm in April (above and right) that buried New Ulm and its vehicles in a blanket of snow. Heavy rains later in the year kept river levels high along the Cottonwood River and put pressure on road construction crews in the area. Here are some of our favorite views of the year past.

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