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NUACS focuses on religion, robotics in new curriculum for 2018 school year

NEW ULM — For a few weeks, the students in New Ulm have been back to school. The Journal shows you what’s new in the schools around New Ulm. New for the curriculum at St. Anthony’s Elementary is a religion series for grades 1 - 3, “Alive in Christ”, and “Allelu!” for the ...

NUHS Coronation Monday

Submitted photo The New Ulm High School Homecoming Coronation is Monday, Oct. 1 starting at 7 p.m. in the High School gymnasium. Cost at the door is $4, but you get in for free with a NUHS Homecoming Button. Members of the New Ulm High School 2018 Homecoming Court are Pictured from left to ...

United Way plans Business Blitz

NEW ULM — An “army” of United Way volunteers wearing LIVE UNITED shirts will be visiting small business owners in New Ulm on Thursday, Oct. 4 between 8:30 and noon. Businesses have been sent letters explaining the reason for their visit which is to thank them for their support and ...

Off the Shelf: Fall programming at the Library

Join the library this fall for our great programs! Spend some time outdoors enjoying the crisp weather at the Bonfire in the Park series, where you’ll find music, storytelling, and family fun around a bonfire in one of New Ulm’s parks. Join us at German Park (200 N German) on Sunday, ...

District 88 looking at good start to school year

NEW ULM — As the end of summer drew nearer and the temperatures started to drop — at least for a short amount of time — it meant ‘back to school’ for students in New Ulm. The Journal asked around and lists what is new for the schools in New Ulm. Jeff Bertrang, superintendent of ISD ...

Hockey team gets assist in haunted house move

NEW ULM — Severed limbs, rotting corpses, evil teddy bears and unsettling paintings were a few of the items members of the New Ulm Steel helped relocate to Turner Hall’s new haunted house location on Minnesota Street Over the last four years Turner Hall has hosted a haunted house called ...

NUPD arrests, releases one suspect in Cathedral burglary

NEW ULM — After arresting and releasing a female suspect in the burglary of Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Ulm Police increased the reward from $500 to $600 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects in a recent 3rd-degree burglary case at Holy Trinity Church. An ...

Berg named ‘Rising Star’ among attorneys

NEW ULM — Attorney Jeremy M. Berg of Blethen Berens has again been named a “Rising Star” Attorney by Super Lawyers magazine. Berg is a partner at the New Ulm office of Blethen Berens. He focuses his practice on the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, elderlaw, real ...

Wilkommen, Lamplighter

Submitted Photo The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped into Lamplighter Family Sports Bar & Grill, located at 214 N Minnesota, to welcome Herb Knutson as the new owner! Knutson also owns a campground near Isanti, and is working on building a bar near Long ...

Wilkommen, Chris Dalton

Submitted photo The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Chris Dalton, the new Assistant City Manager/Economic Development Director with the City of New Ulm. Dalton has been making the transition from California over the last few months. The move itself has ...

CHS Homecoming royalty

Cathedral High School crowned Ethan Kirchberg and Kayla Adema the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen at a pep-fest Sunday night. Homecoming night is Friday, Sept. 28. The Homecoming parade begins at 1 p.m. and travel down Minnesota Street. The Homecoming Football game is at 7 p.m. at Johnson Field ...

Harkin Store examines old-time modes of transportation

NEW ULM — Old fashioned transportation was the topic of conversation at the Harkin Store, Sunday. The historical general store located off Nicollet County Road 21 had information on covered wagons, horses and trains. The first people to settle in the Minnesota River valley near the Harkin ...

Museum revives music legends

NEW ULM — It was a musical blast from the past at the Brown Historical Society (BCHS) Saturday night. This year the annual Night at the Museum Gala featured re-enactors standing in for the music legends of New Ulm’s Golden Age, such as Guy DeLeo, Fezz Fritsche, Harold Loeffelmacher and ...

Park & Rec Report

Adult Racquetball League registration going on now through Sept. 23 with matches scheduled Mondays from Oct. 1 through Dec. 17. Register at the Rec Center. 10th Annual Hermann 5k Run/Walk is New Ulm’s most unique and challenging 5k race that begins at the Rec Center, travels through ...

Low Vision Resource Gathering Sept. 24

NEW ULM — A Low Vision Resource Gathering will take place on Monday, Sept. 24, starting at 1 p.m. The location for the gathering is Ridgeway on 23rd, 720 23rd North in New Ulm. Featured as a guest speaker is Stacy Shamblott and Eric Nelson from the Low Vision Store will be there, too. ...

Thousands of Tires to roll for Free Bikes 4 Kidz

“Free Bikes 4 Kidz” is a local nonprofit that started 10 years ago in a small Twin Cities garage. Ever since the organization has been founded, it has given away 50,000 bikes to local kids and the organizers hope to collect even more to fix up and give away during this holiday ...

Night at the Museum

Famous bandleaders from New Ulm’s past were protrayed Saturday night during the Brown County Historical Society’s “Night at the Museum fundraiser. At left, Mark Santelman as “Fezz Fritsche” pratices the clarinet. Stantelman said Fezz would some times conduct with his clarinet as ...

New Ulm facing workforce development challenge

NEW ULM — Workforce development is a top challenge facing New Ulm. Nearly every business and industry in the region is hiring, but few are finding the employees needed. The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Hot Topics Lunch on Workforce Development at the New Ulm Middle School. The ...

River on the rise

The Cottonwood River runs out of its banks as pictured at the Cottonwood Street Bridge Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Chanhassen issued a flood warning for the Cottonwood River at New Ulm Friday. The river is forecast to continue to rise to near 16 feet by Sunday noon. ...

New Ulm a Top Ten Finalist in race for ‘Best Minnesota Town’

NEW ULM — Minnesota Monthly magazine is hosting the second annual contest to determine which Minnesotan town best embodies the “Spirit of Minnesota.” New Ulm has been named one of ten finalists for this year’s contest. Dozens of towns signed up and submitted photos, videos, ...

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