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Classic Cars cruised the midway at the Brown County Fair last year as part of the Car Hop & Shop Cruise-In.

New Ulm to host Classic Car Cruise-In Thursday

NEW ULM — A Classic Car Cruise-In will be held Thursday, Aug. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown New Ulm followed by a cruise through the Midway at the Brown County Free Fair. All car enthusiasts are invited to participate, and any make or model is welcome. No pre-registration required. Check ...

The 23rd year of KFAN show Fantasy Football Weekly kicked off Saturday in the Schell’s Brewery Biergarten. Schell’s sponsors The Crush Charch Challenge where each week fantasy football players have a chance to defeat Charchian’s football team. Pictured left to right: Paul Charchian, Brian Johnson and Mat Harrison.

Kicking off the Charch Challenge

The 23rd year of KFAN show Fantasy Football Weekly kicked off Saturday in the Schell’s Brewery Biergarten. Schell’s sponsors The Crush Charch Challenge where each week fantasy football players have a chance to defeat Charchian’s football team. Pictured left to right: Paul Charchian, Brian ...

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Brown County Fair plans special celebration for 150th fair

BROWN COUNTY — The Brown County Fair is less than a week away opening Wednesday in New Ulm. The fair is always a special event, but this year the fair has reached a major milestone:150 consecutive years. The Brown County Fair Board will be honoring the fair’s sesquicentennial with several ...

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Twenty-five scouts and 15 adults attended Camp Cuyuna near Crosslake in mid July. Great weather and a low bug count enhanced the week. Scouts won many awards and earned merit badges including some new offerings like kayaking and geocashing. The week was topped off with a canoe trip, many new action games and some good food cooked by the scouts. Troop 25 is now sponsored by the New Ulm Optimist Club.
Row 1: Dylan Portner, Joey Kotten, Anton Hellendrung, Owen Dunkel, Keenan Davis, Ethan Richter, Brady Christiansen, Josheph Franklin
Row 2: Hayden Demarais, Ben Hubbard, Jackson Holm, Nate Dunkel, Chris Surprenant, Ethan Eckstein, Dylan Sickles, Kevin Vo,
Row 3: Patrick Leonard, Ethan Gewerh, Brian Longtin - Senior Patrol Leader, Jacob Vogel, Glenn Howell, Sam Schotzko, isaiah Rainwater, Brandon Hoffman, Bennet Carlson,
Row 4: John Schotzko, John Vogel - Camp Scoutmaster, Tom Henderson, Kara Carlson.

New Ulm Scouts attend camp

Submitted photo Twenty-five scouts and 15 adults attended Camp Cuyuna near Crosslake in mid July. Great weather and a low bug count enhanced the week. Scouts won many awards and earned merit badges including some new offerings like kayaking and geocashing. The week was topped off with a canoe ...

City golf cart ordinance to take effect Sept. 4

NEW ULM — On Labor Day (Sept. 4) it will be legal for citizens with a permit to operate Golf Carts, Utility Task Vehicles, Mini-Trucks and All-Terrain Vehicles within New Ulm city limits. A month ago the city council approved ordinance regulating special vehicles. The second reading of the ...

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Lafayette Area Lions Club members added a new fence to the kiddie park recently. From left, Steve Sjostrom, Dale Bjorklund, Joe Maidl (back), Mark Dick, Dwight DeBoer (hidden), Dean Koppelman of Rohlfings of Cleveland, and Mark LeGare work on the project. Others helping with the project were Arden DeBoer, Andrew Maidl and Ruth Klossner.

Lafayette Lions finish kiddie park fence

LAFAYETTE — After removing the old park fence earlier this summer, the Lafayette Area Lions finished the installation of a new fence around the kiddie park last week. It took two days of work by the Lions and a representative from the fence company, Rohlfing’s of Cleveland, to install ...

Artists sought for regional art exhibition

ST. PETER — The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council announces its 25th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter. Artists may submit their original work at the Arts Center of Saint Peter (ACSP) on Monday, Sept. ...

Highway 4 project detour extended to Aug. 9

WILLMAR — The Highway 4 resurfacing project from the intersection of highway 4 and 68 north of Sleepy Eye to Fairfax has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 9. The $1.1 million project that includes the replacement of bridge approach panels and new guardrail over the Minnesota River, the ...

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Construction workers at the 5th North Street holding pond are regrading, repairing tile and cleaning out roughly 30 years of vegetation and sediment that has built up since the pond was built in 1989.

What’s up at the pond?

Construction workers at the 5th North Street holding pond are regrading, repairing tile and cleaning out roughly 30 years of vegetation and sediment that has built up since the pond was built in 1989.

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Farmers such as Steve Hoffman shared opinions on farming issues Thursday at Farmfest at Gilfillan.

U.S. House Ag Committee hears from farmers

GILFILLAN ESTATES — Dozens of farmers, ranchers and organizational leaders voiced their opinion on what should be in the next Farm Bill to U.S. House Agricultural Committee members, drawing a big crowd to the Farmfest Forum building for 2 and 1/2 hours Thursday. “We’re under a lot of ...

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Want to give? Only through unified boosters

NEW ULM — The Eagles Unified Booster Club is now the primary way to give money to most extracurricular activities in District 88. The Board of Education approved a resolution last month during its board meeting, officially making the Unified Booster Club and the New Ulm Music Booster Club ...

Long notice noticed

NEW ULM — On Wednesday The Journal ran a legal notice from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) regarding condemnation of land for the Highway 14/15 interchange. This notice had the distinction of being the longest notice run by The Journal in recent memory. The notice runs ...

Drug Task Force bust nets 2

NEW ULM — A Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville County Drug Task Force (DTF) bust on North Jefferson Street netted two felony third-degree drug possession suspects Tuesday. According to court documents, Shawn M. Wilfahrt, 31, 1306 N. Jefferson St., was observed by a DTF agent leaving the residence ...

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A custom biodiesel truck in the Minnesota Soybean Growers tent drew lots of attention at Farmfest Wednesday. Governor Mark Dayton will hold a news conference in the tent at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to announce a new Minnesota biodiesel standard.

Farmfest panels discuss national ag policy

GILFILLAN ESTATE — Farmfest Feature Forum panels focused on national agricultural policy and transitioning to the next generation of farmers Wednesday. The need for an improved immigration policy got the attention of a number of roundtable members including American Farm Bureau President ...

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Visiting composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer told a crowd in the Public Library on Wednesday details of how a movie soundtrack is made.

Composer tells an audience how a soundtrack is made

NEW ULM — Visiting composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer told a crowd in the Public Library on Wednesday details of how a movie soundtrack is made. Nahmer’s lecture “How Soundtracks are Made and Why they Affect Us: an Introduction to Music for Films” discussed styles and functions of ...

Madelia man faces attempted murder charge

MADELIA — A 30-year-old Madelia man facing a felony charge of second-degree attempted murder claims the victim raped him before he retaliated by assaulting him. Charles A. Miller, 11 Second St. S.E., Madelia, also faces charges of felony third-degree assault, felony threats of violence, ...

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Food Shelf donation

Cashwise Foods donated an estimated 1,000 pounds of sausage to the New Ulm Area Food Shelf Wednesday morning. The Food Shelf appreciates the donation and considers Cashwise a good supporter, Executive Director Brad Kirk said. Pictured from left to right, Kirk, Assistant Meat Manager Mike ...

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United Farmers Cooperative CEO Jeff Nielsen talks at a Farmfest feature forum about rural health at Gilfillan Estate Tuesday. Farmfest continues Wednesday and Thursday.

Experts address rural health care

GILFILLAN ESTATES — As national news was breaking about hearings to address stabilizing the individual health insurance market, a panel of experts addressed the rural health care dilemma in the Farmfest Forum building Tuesday. United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) General Manager/CEO Jeff ...

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Rylen Ahrends, 5, of Marshall participates in the kid’s pedal pull at Farmfest at Gilfillan Estates Tuesday. Kid’s pedal pulls continue at 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Farmfest.

Panel discusses farming strategies

GILFILLAN ESTATES — A panel of experts discussed farming strategies in challenging times in the Farmfest Forum building Tuesday. State Rep. Paul Anderson, who farms near Starbuck, promoted more use of E15 and going to an even higher percentage of ethanol in newer cars. “I’m passionate ...

City Council approves rezoning to allow twin homes

NEW ULM — The City Council approved a series of amendments to the Milford Heights subdivision Tuesday night. The changes involve the rezoning of property for the construction of twin homes and town houses. In June, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) accepted an offer to sell a ...

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