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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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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’

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 ...

School Board OKs contracts

NEW ULM — The ISD 88 Board of Education approved two contracts and three community education grants Thursday, during its May meeting. The contracts were an adult basic education agreement with the Mankato school district and one with the county for family facilitation. The contract ...

65-year-old runner dies

ASECA — Reggie Oeltjen, a 65-year-old Stewartville man, was found dead Wednesday morning in a Waseca campground. Oeltjen was attempting to run across Southern Minnesota by following U.S. Highway 14. He started near Brookings, S.D., and planned to end his run in Winona. At the time of his ...

New Ulm planning, zoning panels grant variance requests

NEW ULM — The Board of Zoning and the Planning Commission approved two variance requests and a permit application Thursday night. The first request was from Christopher Schroeder, to allow an addition to a shed on his property. The shed is located 6 inches from the rear property line at 31 ...

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The Oak Hills Living Center kitchen expansion kicked off Wednesday, May 24. The project includes an addition, a remodeling of existing space and creation of a public cafeteria. It is expected to take approximately four months and will allow the Oak Hills staff to provide more efficient service to its residents and expand the catering offerings through Gutes Essen. Farasyn Construction was named as the general contractor. Pictured from left to right, Jacob Hogen, Tori Botten, Peggy Kelley, Diane Thomas, Jessica Weisbrich – Director and Registered Dietitian, Candas Schouvieller – Administrator, Cally Piotter, and Kelli Bolduan

Oak Hills kitchen expansion begins

Submitted photo The Oak Hills Living Center kitchen expansion kicked off Wednesday, May 24. The project includes an addition, a remodeling of existing space and creation of a public cafeteria. It is expected to take approximately four months and will allow the Oak Hills staff to provide more ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey

Dracen Legare, 1 1/2, sits behind the wheel of a New Ulm Fire Department pumper truck during the Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) vehicle fair in the parking lot at Jefferson Elementary School Wednesday.

Vroom! Vroom!

Dracen Legare, 1 1/2, sits behind the wheel of a New Ulm Fire Department pumper truck during the Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) vehicle fair in the parking lot at Jefferson Elementary School Wednesday.

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey

The eighth-grade graduates of St. Paul’s Lutheran School sing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” during the school’s closing service and graduation Wednesday evening in St. Paul’s Church.

‘Take My Hand’

The eighth-grade graduates of St. Paul’s Lutheran School sing “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” during the school’s closing service and graduation Wednesday evening in St. Paul’s Church.

School board to renew contracts

NEW ULM — ISD 88 Board of Education will consider approving two contracts between the district and outside parties to provide services to New Ulm residents. The board meets at 6 p.m. tonight in the board room at the middle school. It will discuss separate contracts with Mankato Area ...

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