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NU Park and Recreation offers several options for the fall and winter seasons

NEW ULM - With the winter months fast approaching and people making the transition from being outside to indoors, now is the time to start planning ahead to stay in shape during the fall and winter months.The New Ulm Park and Recreation Department has plenty of options for people of all ages to ...

Radon—the silent, invisible, odorless killer

A few years ago, Ron Anderson of New Ulm saw a Brown County Public Health newspaper advertisement in The Journal about radon test kits available in the public health office. He got one, noticed an action level reading and wound up buying an active radon mitigation system for his home.Radon is a ...

An Austrian architect discovers New Ulm

Judith Eiblmayr is a practicing architect, architectural critic and teacher, and was the Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Fall of 2015. She studied at Vienna University of Technology, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and for one semester in Venice, Italy. ...

Springfield native Tyler Marz adjusts to life on the Titans practice squad

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It seems like Tyler Marz can finally relax after a busy spring and summer that had him auditioning for a spot in the NFL, a lifelong dream for so many but realized by so few.The Springfield native was recently signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad, where he's one of ...

Meatless Bolognese

By Wendy MonroMany of my friends and family believe that by cutting some of the meat out of their diets, they will become healthier and lose weight in the process. I know that I personally shed twenty-five pounds since I changed my diet to include very little animal products and almost no oil. ...

Minute meals for your kitchen

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDWe have all been there. You get home from a long day and you are hungry! You don't want to take the time to make dinner, so you just end up ordering food to go. And while that idea may be fine every once in a while, if it becomes a daily routine, it may cost you and your ...

Fairfax man has hundreds of license plates

FAIRFAX-If you have a question about license plates, especially unusual ones, Everett Hanson is a good person to ask. He has collected more than 400 plates over the past 70 years.Hanson who lives in Fairfax has had a deep passion for license plates for a long time - since he bought his first ...

Local woman finds family on Guatemala mission trip

NEW ULM - In less than a month, on Oct. 8, long time resident Dani Winter will marry her fiance Kevin Andrews. However, in the midst planning the wedding Winter decided after 25 years it was time to visit her birthplace in Guatemala. Before the trip was over she would reunited a family she ...

Sleepy Eye’s Hernandez set for big time on MMA stage

By Jake CalhounJournal Sports WriterSLEEPY EYE - When Juan Hernandez first discovered mixed martial arts, he knew he loved it.Hernandez, who was born in Texas and has moved from there to North Carolina as well as many other towns in Minnesota before settling in Sleepy Eye in 2009, was first ...

Fort Ridgely State Park loaded with history

Staff WriterFORT RIDGELY - The removal of Fort Ridgely's golf course is at the center of much controversy recently. However, the fort is far more than a sporting location. The history of the fort-turned-park reserves it a special place in many locals' hearts.The story of Fort Ridgely begins ...

Celebrating 37 years of coaching New Ulm Cathedral Softball

By Jeremy BehnkeJournal Sports EditorNEW ULM - It's not easy to get one by New Ulm Cathedral softball coach Bob Mertz. But over the course of several months, his wife Linda and a few others managed to do just that.Last Sunday, the coach was honored by about 75 or so of his former players ...

Pokémon Go

NEW ULM-The wild, Charmander, Rattata, Drowzee and Zubat have all been spotted in New Ulm over the last few weeks by those who know where to look.These bizarre animals are collectively called Pokmon and thanks to a popular game app Pokmon Go, the number of sightings is expected to ...

Strike!: Area umpires share love, struggles of game

NEW ULM - With call after call constantly under the potential for scrutiny, the job of being an umpire can often be a thankless one."Call it both ways, blue!" "Are you blind?" "You didn't call that a strike for us, blue!" - the chants and heckles from parents and fans in the stands are ...

Volunteer assistant coach has impact on players throughout career

NEW ULM - Sometimes walking away from a position or job that you love can be one of the toughest decisions in life.Sam Clyne knew at some point he'd have to give up coaching. However, the impact and life lessons that he was a part of on countless former New Ulm Cathedral baseball players will ...

The State Street Theatre Company presents: Lights Up!

NEW ULM - State Street Theatre Company (SSTC) is bringing a little Broadway to the New Ulm Community Center with a Broadway style musical revue."Lights Up!" will be on stage at 600 N. German St. July 22-24, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. All tickets are $10 for adults ...

Sandhoefners pass 75-year mark

Delbert and Eunice Sandhoefner met when they were Sleepy Eye High School students in 1939. He was a year older than she was, but they knew they wanted to be married, so he waited a year for her to graduate before they tied the knot.He was the captain of the Indians football team. She was ...

Nicollet’s Kayla Wenner leaves mark on U of M softball program

MINNEAPOLIS - In becoming one of the leaders of a highly successful University of Minnesota softball team, Kayla Wenner had come a long way from her humble roots in Nicollet, Minnesota.Wenner, a 2012 graduate of Nicollet High School, just wrapped up her senior year at Minnesota as part of a ...

Flandrau State Park participating of DNR 125th state park anniversary

NEW ULM - Without question, one of the more popular summer attractions state-wide are the Minnesota State Parks. Celebrating 125 years this summer, the state park system has all kinds of celebrations state-wide at the 67 parks spread all across the state.New Ulm is, of course, home to Flandrau ...

Gardenfest Tour set for Saturday, June 18

Take pleasure in viewing five unique gardens selected by the Brown County Master Gardeners.The tour will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 18, rain or shine. Tickets and garden site information are $10 and available at Hy-Vee Foods, New Ulm.This year's tourincludes:The ...

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