New Ulm

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. ...

Sewing for Sight

Journal File Photo Quilters and quilt admirers are invited to attend the 8th Annual Sewing for Sight Quilt Show to be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 1-5 p.m. The show will be held at the St. George Parish Center, featuring quilts by Mike Ellingsen of Blue Earth, MN as well as retreat participants. ...

Park & Rec Report

Winter/Spring Activities Guide is distributed in TODAY’S Journal Sunday, Dec. 30. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. Be sure to check out our offerings. Nu-You Lose 2 Win 60-day Weight Loss Challenge- New Ulm’s second WLC providing the Community with resources needed to meet ...

Lost Dog & Fox Hunter donation

Submitted photo The Lost Dog and Fox Hunter Club donated $1,000 to the City of New Ulm Park and Recreation Department completing the local match to the MNDNR grant of $22,362. The trap and skeet clay target shooting facility will see improvements totaling $44,724 with the addition of a ...

Minnesota Street closings top local story list

NEW ULM — The loss of two long-time mainstays hit the New Ulm retail community hard in 2018. The closing of Herberger’s and the closing of Retzlaff’s Hardware store affected people all through the city and the area. It was judged the top local news story of the year by Journal ...

Downhill fun

NEW ULM — A few courageous sledders braved the cold Saturday to take full advantage of their Christmas vacation. Tim Nass and his four sons, Andrew, Joel, Jacob and Noah made their regular trip to sledding hill between Hermann Heights and Harman Park. Tim and his boys live in Lake Mills, ...

Journal won’t publish on Jan. 1

The Journal will not publish a paper on Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday. The Journal offices will close at noon on Monday, New Year’s Eve, and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The Journal’s newsroom will be staffed after 3 p.m. on Tuesday to prepare Wednesday’s ...

Flandrau offers fun, if frigid, hiking options

NEW ULM — Even on the coldest days of the year, Flandrau State Park is still offers recreations opportunities for the public. The park offers scenic views of the Cottonwood River Valley and eight miles of hiking trails. Friday afternoon the Illikman family, including John, Ruth Ann and ...

Climatology with DNR’s Kenneth Blumenfeld Jan. 10

NEW ULM — CASTLE Lifelong Learning will host a climate discussion at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the DNR Headquarters, 21371 Highway 15 South, New Ulm. Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, a Minnesota DNR climatologist, will lead a discussion on what is happening to Minnesota’s weather and climate — in ...

Free radon testing kits available in Brown County

NEW ULM — Brown County Public Health is once again offering short term radon test kits at no charge on a first-come, first- serve basis to homeowners in the Brown County area beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, during “Radon Action Month.” Kits can be picked up at: Brown County Public ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Big Ideas offering classes in 2019 NEW ULM — Big Ideas is a non-profit organization located in New Ulm working to expose anyone ages 13-113 to the value of skilled trades and, through hands-on Community Education Classes, the sense of accomplishment that is attained from a job well done. ...

Life-Living Book Series to focus on dealing with Alzheimer’s

NEW ULM — The 2019 Life Living Book Series will feature local experts on the topic of “Facing Alzheimer’s Together - Resources for Caregivers and Families. Author presentations will be given on on three dates at two locations in Brown County: 2 p.m. at the New Ulm Community Center-600 ...

Off the Shelf: Hygge: Make the best of winter

Now that Christmas has passed, I’m ready to settle down and enjoy — or at least make the best of — the winter months that are inevitable in Minnesota. I’d like to take a cue from the Danish since they have a word that encompasses a feeling of wellbeing and comfort. “Hygge” ...

Christmas at Schell’s

The August Schell Brewery lit up the Schell Mansion and gardens for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with luminaria and a glowing Christmas tree.

NU Christmas Bird Count records 37 species in area

NEW ULM — Sixteen people participating in the New Ulm Area Christmas Bird Count reported seeing 37 species of birds on Dec. 16. Besides viewing at feeders and nocturnal birding, participants viewed birds for 22 hours and covered 281-1/2 miles in vehicles. In addition, they spent 3-1/2 hours ...

Warm weather makes it tough for outdoor ice

NEW ULM — Kids who are expecting Santa Claus to bring them ice skates on Tuesday might have another item on their wish list. Some decent ice to skate on. Mild December temperatures may make the winter feel shorter for some, but it has created a lack of quality outdoor ice for skating and ...

Park & Rec Report

Last minute gift giving ideas — punch cards and/or gift certificates for Civic and Rec Center memberships, programs, etc. Nu-You Lose 2 Win 60-day Weight Loss Challenge: New Ulm’s second WLC providing the Community with resources needed to meet and surpass all types of fitness goals. ...

Man’s criminal sex charges stayed, dismissed

NEW ULM — A 39-year-old Chinese citizen who pleaded guilty Friday to a felony 2nd-degree criminal sex charge got a stay of adjudication in Brown County District Court. A second gross misdemeanor 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct charge against Deen Wang, a Chinese citizen, was dismissed. ...