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A virtual good-bye

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Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School senior Abby Nelson reacts during parking lot festivities to celebrate MVL’s Class of 2020. A vehicle parade consistent with physical distancing recommendations was part of the senior sendoff. With help from Bethany Lutheran College students, MVL also ...

MLC President Zarling retiring

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NEW ULM — Rev. Mark Zarling, President of Martin Luther College (MLC) from 2007 to 2020, is retiring this summer. During Zarling’s tenure, the campus saw the construction of the Chapel of the Christ, the Early Childhood Learning Center, a baseball field and a soccer pitch. The ...

Board asked to suspend bus fares till July 1

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NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners will consider continuing Heartland Express fare suspension until July 1 on Tuesday, May 26. Commissioners earlier agreed tu suspend fare from April 8 through June 1, making transportation available to all residents needing essential services access that ...

Trying his luck

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Tony Anderson of New Ulm fishes the Minnesota River near the Minnecon Park boat landing Saturday afternoon. Anderson said he caught a small catfish and let it go.

Police Logs

Police Logs

Brown County Sheriff’s Office * Stopped a vehicle at 12:28 a.m. Sunday at CR 3 and 420th Avenue, Stately Township. A man was cited for an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle. Sleepy Eye Police * Received a call about an intoxicated Courtland man at Sunrise Manor, 500 Remmele St. ...

Brown County Record

Court News and Tickets

(All charges are petty misdemeanors unless otherwise noted) UNSAFE PASSING AGAINST SIGNS (NO PASS ZONE) Amy L. Culbertson, Brookings, S.D., $135; SPEEDING Melissa L. Dallenbach, 29076 320th St., Morgan, 65/55, $125; Whitney M. Grausam, 40258 260th St. Morgan, 71/60, $135; Duane E. Kral ...

Close Minnesota Street to reopen Minnesota Street?

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NEW ULM — Downtown restaurant and bar owners discussed ways Friday to safely reopen downtown Minnesota Street, which included the option of closing the street to vehicle traffic. On Friday, downtown business owners were invited to a special meeting in the public library with City Manager ...

Sacred Heart woman dies in rollover crash

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SACRED HEART — A 34-year-old Sacred Heart woman died in a one-vehicle, rollover crash reported at 5:43 a.m. Friday. Danielle Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene, near the intersection of CR 11 and 160th Street, three miles north of Sacred Heart in Ericson Township. The Renville ...

Cutting boards make gifts for woodworking seniors

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NEW ULM — New Ulm High School woodworking teacher Kevin Briggs and Wood-n-Windows owner Wes Lodes teamed up to gift the seniors in Brigg’s advanced woodworking class an American Flag cutting board. Briggs and Lodes were able to produce 15 of the cutting boards. When the schools were shut ...

Election filing is underway

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BROWN COUNTY—The November 3, 2020 election in nearly five months away, but any candidate who wishes to appear on the ballot in Minnesota must file before June 2. The filing period for the 2020 election opened on Tuesday, May 19 and will remain open through Tuesday, June 2. The year is a ...

Journal office closed Memorial Day

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In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, The Journal’s office will be closed on Monday, May 25. The Journal will publish a paper on Monday, and the newsroom will be staffed after 3 p.m. to prepare Tuesday’s paper.

Honk for Happy Birthday

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Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Ambriel Roberts celebrated her 13th birthday Friday with her younger sister Mila. The family celebrated with a roadside salute. A happy birthday sign was placed on the 900 block of South Broadway. Passing vehicles gave honk to honor Roberts. The social pandemic ...

Area Church Services

Communities

Editor’s Note: Please notify The Journal by Thursday of any changes in service times. Contact editor@nujournal.com. Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at 324 20th South St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Drive-In Service in the parking lot. NEW ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a call at 4:27 p.m. Thursday from a man living at 1100 16th St. W. with a child welfare concern for his son living with his mother who is on probation. A report was sent to Brown County Probation and Human Services. Sleepy Eye Police • Received a call at 6:14 ...

GFW selects new leader

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GIBBON FAIRFAX WINTHROP — After nearly four and one-half hours of interviews and deliberation Thursday, the GFW (Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop) School Board unanimously approved a resolution to negotiate a superintendent contract with Jeffrey Horton of Duluth. The decision came on a motion by ...

‘Lest we forget’

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Area veterans continued the annual tradition of laying a wreath on the Doughboy Statue in the New Ulm Cemetery. George Glotzbach, Denny Warta, John Ingebritson and Al Gag saluted the memorial while Jon Gohre played taps. The wreath will remain up through Flag Day.

Charter school parade

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LAFAYETTE — In celebration of Charter School Week the Lafayette Charter School staff hosted a parade in front of the school. LCS teachers and staff stood in a line and families were invited to drive by. It was a way for teachers and students to see each other again after schools were shut ...

60 years and counting

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NEW ULM — Willard and Joann Bastian of New Ulm were spending their 60th wedding anniversary much the way they have been spending their time since the COVID-19 virus crisis hit — staying home by themselves and watching TV. Then, a knock on the door came and a family member urged them to ...

Winthrop restaurant closes

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Due to lack of outdoor seating WINTHROP - The owners of a downtown Winthrop restaurant and lounge announced it will close its doors as of Sunday, May 24. “Due to today’s update from Gov. (Tim) Walz, looks like we may be the latest fatality from the (COVID-19) virus,” Hahn’s Dining ...

Feehan discusses challenges to small cities

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NEW ULM — Candidate for Minnesota’s First Congressional District Dan Feehan held a virtual roundtable with officials in southern Minnesota to discuss challenges facing communities related to COVID-19 Feehan said cities with under 500,000 did not receive aid or funding from the Coronavirus ...