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Gawk at the gaggle of geese gathered

For a get-together on the ground A gaggle of grounded Canadian geese gathered in an empty lot across from the Skylline Terrace Apartments and next to the Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Residents in the area were able to get relatively close to the geese to take photographs. In all, ...

Apple Pies at River Bend ALC

Students and staff from River Bend ALC in New Ulm prepare apples and crust for their apple pie & apple crisp fundraiser. Apples are donated to the school, then the students do everything from cleaning the apples to making the crust from scratch. Pies and crisps are made, then frozen, so ...

Man opens fire at Wisconsin office, 3 hurt

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators. Middleton Police Chief Chuck ...

NUACS homecoming court

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools 2018 Homecoming Court members are, from left, Josh Seidl, Kayla Adema, Ethan Kirchberg, Mary Herzog, David Berg, Karlie Gieseke, Zach Helget, and Heidi Hoffman. The coronation of the 2018 Cathedral High School Homecoming Royalty will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, ...

Board OKs 2.25% 2019 tax hike

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved establishing the proposed 2019 property tax levy of $13,357.696, a 2.25% increase over the total 2018 certified levy Tuesday. The 2019 budget includes two call-back items subject to further review by commissioners this fall—$24,000 ...

New Auburn man sentenced for 2017 roundabout crash

Hit pole near roundabout NEW ULM — A 20-year-old New Auburn man was convicted of gross misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation in Brown County District Court Monday. Kyle J. Geisler, 8154 8th Avenue, New Auburn, was fined $3,406.23 including $2,346.23 in restitution. He was sentenced to ...

Sleepy Eye woman faces five charges

3 counts of malicious punishment of a child BROWN COUNTY — A 32-year-old Sleepy Eye woman faces five felony aand gross misdemeanor counts and three counts of malicious punishment of a child in Brown County District Court. The charges were filed in Fifth Judicial District Court Tuesday ...

Stormy skies

A massive storm cloud hangs over the New Ulm High School on Monday, in this photo shared with The Journal by Veronica Sutton-Nelson. The photo was taken at 3:57 p.m. Submitted photo

City Council to mull budget, Hermann hillside stabilization

NEW ULM — Tuesday, the New Ulm City Council will review the 2019 city budget and establish the maximum property tax levy for 2019. The levy is projected to increase by 8.77 percent. The 2019 budget calls for $23,769,215 in appropriations and a maximum property tax levy of $7,857,525. This ...

NU Police list stolen items; reward offered

NEW ULM — New Ulm Police released a list of items stolen from the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Church Sept. 13 that were recovered Saturday morning by a resident in the alley on the 200 block between South Broadway and Minnesota Street. The items and their values found in two trash bags ...

Madelia man displays snake, salamander

NICOLLET COUNTY — Tom Jessen of Madelia talked about and displayed a snake and salamander with passion at the Harkin Store Sunday afternoon. “I found the snake on a bike trail east of Mankato in 2011,” Jessen said. “It hissed at me at first. We’ve gotten along fine since ...

Concert series opens

Bethel Balge of New Ulm plays piano at Brahmsfest at the Martin Luther College Chapel of the Christ Sunday afternoon. Peter McGuire plays violin and Richard Belcher cello as the group performs Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major.

Flattrack race results:

Sept. 15 250 A Amateur: 1. Corbin Erickson (Hon); 2. Trevor Sterzinger (Hon); 3. Daniel Bailey (Hon); 4. Ryan Dean Einerwold (Yam). 50cc Chain JR: 1. Oliver Kirchoff (Ktm); 2. Jace Sandman (Suz). 50cc Chain SR: 1. Oliver Kirchoff (Ktm); 2. Klyd Kresal (Yam). 50cc Shift & Shaft: 1. ...

Peterson is show champion

NEW ULM — Mark Peterson of Amboy was Champion of Show with his Light Brahma chicken at the New Ulm Poultry & Pigeon Show at the Brown County Fairgrounds Saturday. Ron Gilbertson was Reserve Champion with his Sumatra breed. Judges Dan Karasek and Laura Kershaw handled 798 birds belonging ...

Miss New Ulm

Gieseke is Miss New Ulm Karlie Gieseke, center, was crowned 2018 Miss New Ulm at the New Ulm Event Center Saturday night during the New Ulm Firefighters Dance. Royalty are Second Princess Abigail Allen, left; and First Princess Madison Portner. Gieseke is the daughter of Andie and Missy ...

Homeowner finds items stolen from Cathedral robbery

NEW ULM — A homeowner’s discovery of two black trash bags near a garage Saturday morning led to recovery of items taken during a Thursday burglary at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. New Ulm Police were called to a residence on the 200 block between South Broadway and Minnesota Street ...

Bird lovers flock to NU Pigeon, Poultry Show

NEW ULM — Pigeon and poultry enthusiasts from near and far participated in the New Ulm Poultry and Pigeon Association show at the Brown County Fairgrounds Saturday. For most veteran enthusiasts, it’s a time to renew old friendships and take their favorite birds to a show of about 900 ...

Commissioners to consider 2.25 % tax levy hike

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners on Tuesday will consider establishing the proposed 2019 property tax levy of $13,357,696, representing a 2.25 percent increase over the total 2018 certified levy. The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the courthouse commissioner’s room. The increase ...

Flat Track Racing continues today

John Johnson of Rush City (8), competes in the Quad Open 200/400 division of the flat-track races at the New Ulm Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club Grounds southeast of New Ulm Saturday. Quad and motorcycle races continue at noon today.

Bar fight police call leads to arrests

NEW ULM — A bar fight at Smiley’s Tavern, 425 N. State St. Friday night led to a series of events that concluded with the arrest of two men from out of state. New Ulm Police responded to a fight call at Smiley’s at 9:48 p.m. Friday. At the scene, officers learned that two suspects had ...

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