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The “Spirit of the American Doughboy” Rededication Program begins at 2 p.m. today in the New Ulm City Cemetery.

Doughboy Rededication Iconic statue first dedicated 75 years ago

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NEW ULM — A rededication program to honor and perpetuate the noble and valiant deeds of those who served in World War I begins at 2 p.m. today in the New Ulm City Cemetery. The Spirit of the American Doughboy statue in the New Ulm City Cemetery is the only such statue in Minnesota. It was ...

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Minneopa Area Naturalist Scott Kudelka leads a historic building hike at Fort Ridgely State Park Saturday.

Great Depression programs built Fort Ridgely

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FORT RIDGELY STATE PARK — More than a dozen people learned about the history of some of the most stoutly built structures at Fort Ridgely State Park Saturday. Programs created in the Great Depression long ago by President Franklin Roosevelt that put World War I veterans back to work ...

Madelia alumni plan Twin Cities fundraiser

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MADELIA—The alumni of Madelia High are preparing to give back to businesses affected by last years fire with the Madelia Twin Cities Alumni Funraiser. The fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, June 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hyland Hills Chalet, 8800 Chalet Road/Alpine Room, in ...

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Wednesday was Graduating Day at Lafayette Charter School. Pictured is Mrs. Tally Clobes and her class of thirteen Kindergarten students. Front row, from left: Teagan Tauber, Bryton Sondag, Benjamin Turbes, Peyton Lyimo. Back row, from left: Andrea Brock, Teacher Mrs. Tally Clobes, Kaydence Jutz, Levi Schwark, Peyton Marozik, Serena Muscatello, Anna Jo Davis, Mackayla Luna, Eve Peters.

LCS kindergarten graduation

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Submitted photo Wednesday was Graduating Day at Lafayette Charter School. Pictured is Mrs. Tally Clobes and her class of thirteen Kindergarten students. Front row, from left: Teagan Tauber, Bryton Sondag, Benjamin Turbes, Peyton Lyimo. Back row, from left: Andrea Brock, Teacher Mrs. Tally ...

Park & Rec Report

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Outdoor Wading Pools are scheduled to open for the season on June 2 and run through August 20 for those ages 8 and under. They will be open daily from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Children must be with adult at least 18 years old. There is NO lifeguard on duty. Admission is FREE Adult/Child Yoga in ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police • Received a two-vehicle crash report without injuries at 5th North Street and German Street at 3:26 p.m. Friday. A 2001 Ford utility truck driven by Nicholas L. Soderholm, 23, New Ulm, was northbound in German Street when it collided with a 1993 Cadillac Deville driven by ...

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The 2017 graduating class of New Ulm Public Schools moves their tassels from the right to left sides of their caps. This class was the first to graduate from the newly constructed high school.
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NUHS Class of 2017

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NEW ULM — The first New Ulm High School (NUHS) class to graduate from the new high school received their diplomas Friday evening. About 139 students walked across a stage setup in the gym. The bleachers were full and cameras flashed like strobe lights as student after student received the ...

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Composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer sits at the piano on the second floor of the Grand Center for Arts & Culture. He says composes music, either in his head, on the piano or with electronic equipment.

Grand’s visiting composer looking for storytelling students

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NEW ULM — Teenagers interested in theater, writing and music are needed at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture. Resident Composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer would like to see more teenagers to get his project “Growing Wise” moving. No experience with playwrighting is necessary, only ...

Republicans pleased with session

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota special session that came to close Friday morning was hailed by Republicans as a productive one, with Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) especially pleased with the Transportation bill. Members of the House and Senate passed seven bills during the special session: ...

The Journal closed Monday

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The Journal will publish a paper on Monday, Memorial Day. The Journal’s business office will be closed in honor of the holiday. The Journal’s newsroom will be staffed after 3 p.m. Monday to prepare Tuesday’s paper. The Journal will be open for business as usual on Tuesday.

Holocaust Education Program at Library

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NEW ULM — Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann and Ken Engel will discuss Holocaust Education in the 21st Century on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library Reppmann is a historian from Flensburg, Germany, and Northfield, Minnesota, who most recently published “The Holocaust ...

New Ulm Telecom, Inc. increases 2nd quarter 2017 dividend

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NEW ULM — The Board of Directors of New Ulm Telecom, Inc. approved a second quarter dividend payment of $.10 per share. This is an increase from the first quarter dividend of $.095 per share paid in March 2017. The recently declared dividend will be paid to shareholders of record at the ...

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In the first quarter of 2017, United Prairie in New Ulm raised $1,100 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds raised were recently donated to the New Ulm Ministerial Association Shelter Haus (NUMAS). The NUMAS Haus provides emergency shelter and support services to homeless single mother families with school age children from the area. From Left to Right: Rev. Jo Anne Taylor, president of NUMAS, Rebecca Hulke, Jennifer Konakowitz, Luke Northagen, Julie Wilson, Alex Arends, Rachel Smith, Tim Schultz, Katie Nosbush, Mark Petersen, Susannah Setterholm, Kari Steele, and Jayne Maday-Hulke, NUMAS Shelter Coordinator.

United Prairie Donates to NUMAS Haus

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Submitted photo In the first quarter of 2017, United Prairie in New Ulm raised $1,100 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds raised were recently donated to the New Ulm Ministerial Association Shelter Haus (NUMAS). The NUMAS Haus provides emergency shelter and support services to ...

Dart Tournament donation

Dart Tournament donation

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Submitted photo This year’s annual Schell’s Dart Classic Annual Tournament, held in March, resulted in a donation to the Optimist Club,. Pictured Mick Penkert, tournament chairman, Ann Scharfencamp, Terry Sveine, and Phyllis Brandt.

Lafayette Pie & Ice Cream social June 2

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LAFAYETTE — St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of Lafayette is sponsoring a Pie and Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Lafayette Community Center. The menu includes BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs. potato salad, beans, pie desserts, ice ...

Area Church Services

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Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery ...

Police Logs

Police Logs

New Ulm Police Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash Thursday at the intersection of 7th N. and Highland Ave. Carson Giefer, 16, was northbound in a 2004 Buick Century. Giefer told police was tired and not paying attention when he drifted into the median and hit multiple street signs. ...

Public Notices, May 27, 2017

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PUBLISH (May 27, 2017) RIVER BEND EDUCATION DISTRICT New Ulm, MN 56073 SYNOPSIS OF BOARD MINUTES April 25, 2017 Members present: Weikle, Ringhofer, Trapero, Weber, Roufs, Meyer, Kirchner Vice-Chairperson Weikle called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. Motion by Kirchner, second ...

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Author and wellness speaker Ruth Bachman visited the New Ulm Medical Center and Martin Luther College Thursday. She discussed her book “Inspiring to Grow Through Life’s Narrow Spots” which is about navigating change.

‘Growing through life’s narrow spots’

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NEW ULM — Author and wellness speaker Ruth Bachman visited the New Ulm Medical Center and Martin Luther College Thursday, to discuss her book “Inspiring to Grow Through Life’s Narrow Spots.” The book is about navigating change. Bachman is no stranger to change. In 2003, Bachman was ...

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