New Ulm

1919 Day celebration

Submitted photo The staff at Chuck Spaeth Ford in New Ulm celebrated 1919 Day on Wednesday (1-9-19) by serving 1919 Root Beer and root beer floats.

3M Club donates to Relay for Life

3M Club donated $500 to Relay for Life as part of the Christmas Dinner Dance. Accepting the check is Jessica Zanke. From left are Jessica Zanke and Amy Scheibel

3M Club donates to Area Food Shelf

Submitted photos 3M Club of New Ulm donated $500 to the New Ulm Area Food Shelf as part of the 3M Club Christmas Dinner/Dance held on Dec. 1. Accepting the check is Brad Kirk. From left are Koni Filzen, Amy Scheibel and Brad Kirk

New Beginnings Church creating a new home in former store

NEW ULM — The new year ushered in new beginnings for the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church. Members of the church have been working on their new location since late 2018. Although renovations haven’t been finished, the church’s first services were held Dec. 15 in the completed ...

Park & Rec Report

Winter/Spring Activities Guide was distributed in last Sunday’s Journal! Registration begins TOMORROW, Monday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. Be sure to check out our offerings. Nu-You Lose 2 Win 60-day Weight Loss Challenge: There is still time to register for New Ulm’s second WLC! This WLC will ...

Utilities director discusses need for electric rate increase

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Utilities (NUPU) is proposing an electrical rate increase this year. Utilities Director Rod Marshall gave a presentation on the increase during the New Ulm Area Chamber sponsored Hot Topics Breakfast at the New Ulm Country Club Friday. The rate increase will ...

The Grand announces People’s Choice awards for ArtScape

NEW ULM — The 10th Annual ArtScape Juried Art Show recently closed at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture in New Ulm. The winner of this year’s People's Choice Award in the adult category is "Pug" by Brian Berle (above, right). Berle created this piece out of found metal objects. ...

Fim Society to air ‘Eight Grade’

NEW ULM—It’s tough growing up in any age, ask any middle-schooler. If you don’t know any middle school kids, consider watching the new film “Eighth Grade.” The New Ulm Film Society is screening the 2018 comedy-drama “Eighth Grade” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the New Ulm Public ...

Christensen Farms gives $20,000 to food banks throughout the Midwest

NEW ULM. – During the week of December 17, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the country, donated a total of $20,000 to food banks across the Midwest. The organization collaborated with local food banks in 15 communities in which it operates, to provide pork ...

Hy-Vee recalls cheesecakes made with Diamond Crystal Brands Mix

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its cheesecakes made with Diamond Crystal Brands cheesecake mix due to the potential that they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s ...

Deutsche Longbeards donate to Food Shelf

NEW ULM — Members of the Der Deutsche Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently delivered turkeys to the New Ulm Area Food Shelf. The chapter raised funds for this donation at their annual banquet. Proceeds from the banquet also fund local youth hunting ...

Grand Center undergoing renovation work

NEW ULM — The wooden floors and brick walls of The Grand Center for Arts and Culture have grown quiet as the gallery and performing arts center prepares for renovations and new additions to the building. “One of the things we’re doing is we’re starting a letter press and ...

New Year, New Grand

Anne Makepeace, executive director of The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, points at the new ventilation system installed in the basement of the building Thursday, to accomodate the new printing program at the center.

Melt down commences

Large and small pieces of ice float down the Minnesota River Thursday afternoon as temperatures climbed into the 30s. The National Weather Service forecasts above freezing daytime temperatures for about a week.

Wrong photo accompanied story

The story about Alan G. Barnes of Comfrey on page 1A of The Journal on Thursday, Jan 3, was incorrectly accompanied by a picture of Brady Barnes of Sleepy Eye. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Thursday to clarify that “the photo released by the Brown County Jail in ...

Smiley’s Food Donation

Submitted photo Smiley’s Tavern had a successful food shelf drive on Nov. 4. Thanks to the people who made it possible, organizers took in $1,500 and 160 pounds of food. Pictured above, from left, are Sharon Isenberg, Brad “Sarge” Kirk from the Food Shelf, and Al Kopischke.

Comfrey man faces four felony charges

Editor's Note: This article that was published in the Thursday, Jan. 3 paper, included a photo incorrectly provided to The Journal of Brady Barnes, who is not the Alan Barnes named in the story. BROWN COUNTY — A 44-year-old Comfrey man faces four felony criminal vehicular operation charges ...

Correction

Correction The front page story in the Thursday, Jan. 3 edition of The Journal about Alan G. Barnes of Comfrey facing four felony charges and two gross misdemeanor accounts from an Aug. 23 ATV crash incorrectly identified him with a photo of Brady Barnes. A photo of Alan Barnes is not yet ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Hot Topics Breakfast Friday NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its first Hot Topics for 2019 on Friday, Jan. 4, at 7:30 a.m. at the New Ulm Country Club. This will be the first Hot Topics for Rod Marshall, the new utilities director for New Ulm Public Utilities. ...