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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 ...

And the New Ulm Municipal Band plays on

By Clay SchuldtStaff WriterNEW ULM-Music is an intricate part of New Ulm. It has been part of the community since the founding days of the community when small bands formed and continued for generations. So it comes as no surprise that for the last 71 years the City of New Ulm has provided ...

Park and Rec summer activities

NEW ULM - The summer vacation has started or will start soon for area schools. This means parents will have to find activities for their children and the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department is offering activities for both children and adults all summer long.Bryce Bachman and Joseph Schugel ...

Foster parents follow family tradition to serve needs of others

Toby and Amanda Freier of New Ulm have three small children of their own, but that doesn't keep them from becoming foster parents when the needs of children arise."The need is great. We've been foster parents for nearly two years," Amanda Freier said. "Toby's brother's family became foster ...

Long-time assistants love to teach and learn

NEW ULM - With Bob Mertz in charge for 37 years, the New Ulm Cathedral softball program has been a model for teams across Minnesota.However, in this day and age with coaching changes happening frequently, it's very rare for a coaching staff to stay together for any length of time.That's where ...

If this house could talk…

NEW ULM - The programming that Kathleen Backer is planning for the historic Kiesling House is conceptually different from other heritage preservation programming in New Ulm.Instead of focusing solely on the historic structure - interesting in and of itself - Backer, whose lease of the ...

Holy Sap!

NEW ULM-Maple syrup is perhaps one of the most important staples of the Sunday breakfast table. Without maple syrup, eating pancakes or waffles loses much its appeal. In North America consumers often look to Canada or Vermont for a steady supply of the delicious sugary treat, but maple syrup is ...

New Ulm Country Club welcomes early spring

NEW ULM - Spring is tentative in Minnesota, where the winter snow usually sticks around until April or even May in rare occasions.But because this past winter was a mild one, spring has arrived early to southern Minnesota, which is good news to the New Ulm Country Club.Last weekend the NUCC ...

Piecing together a quilt show

NEW ULM - Joleen Koch admits that her passion for quilting is one that has lasted about 20 years. In that time, she's produced countless quilts and she has no plans of slowing down."My mom was a quilter. I have a sister that was a quilter, and I had met some of the people involved with quilting ...

Come one, come all: To ‘The Greatest Show on Ice’

NEW ULM - The skaters range from 3 to 88 years old, and they share a love for skating and showmanship, which have translated into "The Greatest Show on Ice."The New Ulm Figure Skating Club (NUFSC) presents "The Greatest Show on Ice."Sixty-five skaters from the club are participating in the ...

Summer Semester at The Grand registraion is open

NEW ULM - Area residents wishing to explore their artistic side are in luck.The Grand Center for Arts and Culture is offering a season of art classes. These classes will run from late February to late May and will cover a wide variety of interests.The Grand has been offering art classes since ...

Springfield native Tyler Marz prepares for NFL draft

MADISON, Wis. - Whether most people would agree with him, Springfield native and University of Wisconsin graduate Tyler Marz is viewing his upcoming couple of months as a job interview like every other college graduate is facing.The only problem with that statement is that Marz is prepping for ...

New Ulm men part of international film

NEW ULM - Terry Sveine, traveler, musician, writer, and story-teller extraordinaire, and his childhood friend Jim Christiansen, appear to be spreading New Ulm's fame far and wide!A film, which just premiered in Brussels on Thursday, Jan. 21, contains footage of Sveine, having a good time while ...

Fab five of 2015

Journal photographer Steve Muscatello shares a few of his favorite photos from the past year.

Gordon bounces back fast from a flesh-eating disease

Chris Gordon of New Ulm survived a bout with necrotizing fasciitis, a rare, bacterial skin infection that spreads fast and kill's the body's soft issue. Accurate diagnosis, prompt treatment with antibiotics through a vein and surgery are important to stopping the infection before it becomes ...

Something for Everyone, with Community Ed

NEW ULM - Some people might not be aware of the expansive nature of Community Education programming.Community Education is an umbrella that covers a wide variety of experiences for children, adults, and seniors, says New Ulm Community Education Coordinator Carol Davis.The system of Community ...

Tis the Season for Christmas Trees

NEW ULM - Few symbols evoke memories of the holiday season like a fully decorated Christmas tree.The tradition of decorating a tree for the Yule season dates back hundreds of years. These days artificial trees are widely available, but the hunt for a real tree is a tradition for many ...

Dear Lois…

A woman with New Ulm ties is a co-author of the book "Dear Lois," which is a series of letters sent from her mother who adopted her to the woman who gave birth to her.Amalie Bowling co-authored the book with Karen Schlindwein, who adopted Bowling in January 1991 - one day after her birth. ...

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