New Ulm

Tony Berg seeking brother’s seat on county board

Editor's Note: The Journal will be profiling candidates for county and city offices who will be running in the August 9 state primary elections. Today's candidate is Anton "Tony" Berg.BROWN COUNTY - Although Brown County Second District Commissioner Jim Berg will not run this fall after 18 ...

Science scores up, reading and math down in New Ulm MCA scores

NEW ULM - District 88's report card is in, the Minnesota Department of Education released the 2016 results for the MCA-III Thursday.Statewide science and reading scores have increased slightly while math has slightly declined. In New Ulm math and reading scores both declined, but scores for the ...

Brown County ECDN starts its 2nd year

NEW ULM - Tooth fairies, dinosaurs and concerned adults were in attendance during the Brown County Early Childhood Dental Network's (ECDN) revisioning meeting Thursday.Discussion on how to move forward now that the organization is a year old was the purpose of the meeting. Members brain-stormed ...

School Board OKs school handbooks

NEW ULM - The District 88 school board approved new, more uniform handbooks for each facility Thursday at a short school board meeting.The handbooks remain largely the same as last year's, however, the section layout is now uniform across each school building's handbook. The only other major ...

NU Foundation taking fall grant applications

NEW ULM - Bob Wise, Chairman of the Grants Committee, of the New Ulm Area Foundation has announced that the Foundation is now taking applications for the Fall Grants.If you are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and serve New Ulm and the surrounding area within School District #88, you can ...

Eileen Jacobsen retires from Oak Hills after 31 years

NEW ULM - Oak Hill Living Center wished a fond farewell to long time employee Eileen Jacobsen on Friday. After 31 years working for the assisted living community Jacobsen has retired.For her final day on the job Jacobsen wore each of the identification pins she acquired over the last three ...

DNR watching for wild parsnip

NEW ULM - A noxious weed that chokes roadside ditches and natural areas primarily in southeastern Minnesota, has moved into south central Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).Wild parsnip, with numerous, five-petaled, yellow flowers and five to 15 ...

Apple Road remains closed

Staff photo by Fritz BuschApple Road remains closed west of State Highway 68, near Cambria due to a large road washout caused for recent severe thunderstorms and flooding. Blue Earth and Nicollet counties have declared states of emergency to seek state funding for storm damage repairs as damage ...

Domeier retiring from Oak Hills board

NEW ULM - Members of the Oak Hills Memorial Foundation Board gathered Friday to acknowledge and thank Mary Ellen Domeier for her work as the Consulting Director of the Foundation. Domeier is retiring as the director.The Board has hired Kathy Austinson as the new part-time consulting director. ...

Employment Law update seminar to be held

NEW ULM - In response to the various new employment cases, legislation, and rules at the state and federal level in the past year, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Employment Law Update Seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 3.The seminar will be held at the New Ulm Community Center (600 ...

A Walk in the Park(s)

New Ulm is known as the city with a lot of festivals, but it has even more parks. There are 26 parks in New Ulm, many of them providing unique opportunities for recreation.There are great parks for picnicking, like German Park and Hermann Heights. German Park also provides a stage for musical ...

Traffic detoured for library sewer repair

NEW ULM - For the next few days patrons leaving the New Ulm Public Library should plan on using the back door - the first step out the front door is a steep one.Repairs to the library's sanitary sewer service have construction crews to begin digging on North Broadway between Center Street and ...

Progress continues on District 88 projects

NEW ULM - Work is progressing on the District 88 construction projects this summer.Jefferson Elementary School's main entrance is taking shape. A temporary entrance is currently erected and will stay in place until the roof is finished, which will probably be next week. The decking for the ...

Polish men biking, rolling across country stop in New Ulm

NEW ULM - Two Polish men traveled through town Thursday on a 3,000-mile trip from Seattle to Delaware to benefit a two-year-old with a brain defect and drug-resistant epilepsy.Mark Jedrachowicz rides a mountain bike while Janusz Radgowski, a disabled former marathon runner, uses his arms to ...

New Ulm Film Society screens ‘Sveit’ with director

NEW ULM - The short film "Sveit" screened at The Grand Thursday night as part of the New Ulm Film Societies Minnesota film series."Sveit" is an experimental short documentary about writer-director Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson's family and their emigration from Iceland to the United States during ...

National Night Out set Monday in German Park

NEW ULM - National Night Out will be bringing neighbors together again this year in German Park on Monday, July 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.The Schell's Hobo Band will play, the New Ulm Narren will dance and face painting has been expanded due to popularity last year. A new reptile exhibit will be ...

Farmers irked by ditch cleanout

NEW ULM - A handful of farmers voiced their displeasure with a County Ditch (CD) 10 repair request in Home Township at the Brown County Commissioners meeting Tuesday.The Brown County Drainage Authority estimated 1,475 feet of open ditch in CD 10 in Home Township requires riprap armoring to ...

Crisis nursery will be a place of comfort and hope

NEW ULM - Imagine you are a shift worker with young children. At the last minute, your childcare arrangements fall through. You need to get to work!If you have ever experienced the panic that comes with this not so uncommon occurrence, you will probably see eye-to-eye with Amber Collins.An ...

Council permits 513 Center St. demolition

NEW ULM - The New Ulm City Council on Tuesday overturned last week's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) decision, giving Bank Midwest permission to demolish a building at 513 Center Street in order to build a new $4 million bank at the corner of Center Street and Broadway.On July 13 the HPC ...

Perkins is back

NEW ULM-Ninety-one days after a fire ravaged Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery on South Broadway the popular restaurant reopened for business Monday morning.Perkins General Manager Bobbi Fuhr and staff made no advance announcement of the reopening. Perkins simple hung an open banner in front ...