Local News

Brown County commissioners meet Feb. 1

To review SCHA status NEW ULM — The Brown County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1 in the courthouse commissioner’s room to review the South Country Health Care Alliance (SCHA) status. Commissioners will review the current status of a capital ...

Take steps to reduce the risk of frozen water pipes, says PUC

NEW ULM — Cold weather brings a chance of water pipes freezing and breaking. This risk increases with long stretches of extremely cold weather. Here are some tips to help avoid frozen water pipes in your home. • Most water service lines enter the home in the basement, make sure that the ...

Start Up Smart new business workshops

NEW ULM — Is entrepreneurship right for you? The Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center, will host free interactive Start Up Smart workshops for people interested in starting their own business. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at the ...

Rec center to close early

NEW ULM — Due to extreme cold, the New Ulm Recreation Center will close at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 30.

Kraft retiree meeting is Feb. 4

NEW ULM — Kraft retirees and spouses will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, Happy Joes Pizza for food and conversation. Please stay home if it is very cold.

Drivers reminded to take extra precautions

During dangerous cold, blowing snow MANKATO — As near record breaking cold takes hold of southcentral Minnesota, motorists are reminded to take extra precautions to avoid potentially life threatening situations, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Subzero temperatures ...

Journal Delivery may be delayed Wednesday

Attention Journal subscribers: Due to the extremely cold weather, The Journal will not be requiring its carriers to deliver papers on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Our top concern in this cold snap is the safety of our carriers. Wednesday's paper is being printed. Carriers will deliver it at their ...

Local schools close through Wednesday with cold on the way

NEW ULM — Stay inside, and stay warm, weather forecasters are warning Minnesotans. Sub-zero temperatures and strong winds are expected to drop wind chill levels to –60 degrees over the next two days. The combination of snow and extreme cold has forced an early cancellation of local ...

New Ulm resident receives racist hate mail

NEW ULM — In October, Alma Marin of New Ulm received the New Ulm Human Rights Commission’s Human Rights award for her work on behalf of the right of all. Two weeks ago, Marin received a hate mail letter in her mailbox from an anonymous person who objected to a public statement she made ...

Jury trial begins for New Ulm man charged with sex assault

NEW ULM — A four-day jury trial for a 23-year-old New Ulm man charged with three counts of felony criminal sexual conduct involving a younger teenage girl began Monday in Brown County District Court. A jury of six men and six women was chosen Monday. About 60 jurors were called to jury duty ...

Classes offered at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — Community Education & the State Street Theater Co. are teaming up to bring theater classes to the community. The next class offering is a series of acting classes taught by Luverne Seifert on Saturday, Feb. 2. “Larval Masks” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ...

New Concert Series planned at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — In addition to its other plays and performing art events, State Street Theater Co. announceS a new concert series for 2019 titled “Unplugged.” It offers three evenings of acoustic music at the State Street Theater. The first concert will take place on Friday, Feb. 22, ...

Facing Alzheimer’s: Author presents ‘Mike and Me’

NEW ULM — Author Rosalys Peel gave a presentation on her book “Mike and Me: An inspiring Guide for Alzheimer’s Couples,” at the New Ulm Community Center, Sunday. This was the final presentation in the Life Living Series on Facing Alzheimer’s Together. The New Ulm Library, United Way ...

New Ulm declares downtown snow emergency

A DOWNTOWN SNOW EMERGENCY has been declared in the City of New Ulm for Tuesday, January 29, from 1:30 a.m. to completion. During this time vehicles parked within the signed downtown snow emergency route will be tagged and towed. Overnight parking during the snow emergency is available in ...

Hanska FD ice fishing tourney draws lots of anglers, few fish

HANSKA — Nearly 250 people braved the cold to support the Hanska Fire Department Saturday. The fifth annual Haska Fire Department Fishing Tournament was held on Lake Hanska. The tournament began at 11 a.m. and with the first 90 minutes 233 ice anglers registered for the contest. This ...

NUACS warms it up with annual Snowfest theme

NEW ULM — The weather was chilly outside, but New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) was offering a warm weather theme for its annual Snowfest Fundraiser. This year’s theme was “Lake Life.” The gym of St. Anthony Elementary was decorated around the theme of summer at the lake and many ...

Summit Avenue Series concert postponed

The Summit Avenue Music Series concert scheduled for Sunday, January 27 at 3 p.m. on the Martin Luther College campus is postponed, to be rescheduled for a future date.

Blood donations continue

American Red Cross Collections Technician Bobby Baxter, left, collects blood from Allen Dauer of rural New Ulm at the Red Cross blood drive at Alliance Bank Friday. The next Red Cross blood donation opportunity is noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 700 S. Broadway, ...

Searles man faces two felony charges

NEW ULM — A 58-year-old Searles man arrested after his wife Debra L. Johnson, 69, was found dead in their home Thursday was charged with felony criminal neglect and felony receiving stolen property Friday in Brown County District Court. Judge Robert Docherty set Duane A. Johnson’s ...