New Ulm

River’s rise pushes fishing contest back

NEW ULM-The massive rainfall over the last week has caused the level of the Minnesota River to jump up several feet this past weekend and caused flooding in the lower portion of Riverside Park.As a result of the flooding the annual Get Hooked on Fishing Contest, scheduled for Wednesday, has ...

NUMC draws attention for its innovations

NEW ULM - "What if New Ulm could be the place where - as a senior, a young family, an individual, (and) a business, - you would want to be to realize your health potential at the most affordable investment?" asks President of the New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Toby Freier.That is not just a ...

Dewanz wants to support children, staff in second term

NEW ULM - Incumbent Christie Dewanz is hoping to get another term on the District 88 school board.Dewanz wants to support teachers and staff for the benefit of children in the school."The school board is one way to accomplish that," said Dewanz.The candidate thinks that the future board will ...

Council to hear recommendation on 14th and Franklin St. intersection

NEW ULM - The New Ulm City Council will hear a recommendation from the Safety Commission to establish a three-way stop control at the intersection of 14th North and Franklin Streets.During the Aug. 11 meeting of the Safety Commission a request was discussed from Independent School District 88 ...

County to hear about Veterans allocations

NEW ULM - Brown County spent $4,442.88 on each veteran last year, according to an annual veteran's service report to be presented to Brown County commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 16.A two-page spreadsheet that ranks all 87 Minnesota counties in relationship to the number of Veterans per counts, ...

Brand, Krueger get demo derby awards Saturday

NEW ULM - Jon Brand and Monte Krueger received special awards at the Brown County Free Fair demolition derby Saturday.Brand got the Hardest Hitter award and Krueger the Free For All title.Ryan Wieland won 80s Stock heat 1, followed by Bryan Kuehn, Earl Allen and Jim Jensen.Brandon Hale won 80s ...

Business & Professional

Amanda Furth a 'Rising Star' attorneyMINNEAPOLIS - Amanda M. Furth, practicing in workers compensation law with Osterbauer Law Firm in Minneapolis, has again been named a "Rising Star" attorney by Super Lawyers magazine.Rising Star attorneys must be 40 years old or younger or have less than 10 ...

Willkommen Committee

The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee made visits to several groups and businesses recently.

NUMAS Haus is blessed

NEW ULM-A special spiritual blessing was held Sunday afternoon at NUMAS Haus. Leaders from six area religious institutes attending the event and blessed each individual room a unique prayer for the families that will inhabit the new homeless family shelter.Taking part in the blessing were ...

Brown County Fair gallops to a finish with 4-H Horse Show

NEW ULM - As the Brown County Fair wound down Sunday the 4-H Horse Show kicked into action. The event was rescheduled following heavy rains earlier in the week.This year's show featured 11 riders across a wide age range. The youngest rider was six year Kelsie Havemeier who was the sole ...

Gladiolus Society delighted to return to Brown County Fair

NEW ULM-The Minnesota Gladiolus Society celebrated another successful showing at the Brown County Fair. On Sunday morning the society members erected a Court of Honor for the top entries in the 2016 show.North American Gladiolus Council member, Burt Scripture, estimated 400 individual gladiolus ...

A blooming wonderful display

Staff photo by Clay SchuldtRows of colorful gladioluses line tables in the New Ulm Civic Center, part of the Minnesota Gladiolus Show event being held at the Brown County Free Fair this weekend. Judging results of the show will be announced today at the fair, which continues until 4 p.m. ...

Llama show brings out best in handlers

NEW ULM - Since 2007 the Brown County Fair has hosted a Llama Show and it continues to be the most unique of the 4-H animal show.As with last year, only two 4-H members competed in this years show: Cassidy Hacker and McKenzie Cselovszki. The two young ladies began the show by leading a pack of ...

Goats put their best hoof forward at 4-H show

NEW ULM - The 4-H Open Class Goat show was held Saturday afternoon. Competition categories for meat and dairy goats.In the Meat division, the Richert family managed to win most the top ribbons. Samantha Richert took the Overall award for meat breeding doe, while Noah Richert took the top prize ...

4-H Swine Show

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt4-H Swine Show Winners from Saturday: (left to right) Molly Carnell, Haily Green, Mallery Drake, and Tyson Meidl. Carnell received the Reserve Senior Showperson Award and Reserve Champion. Green took the Reserve Champion Barrow ribbon. Drake took five banners this ...

NU Police arrest 8 in sex sting

NEW ULM - The New Ulm Police Department along with investigators from the Brown and Nicollet County Sheriff's Department and the Mankato Department of Public Safety conducted a sex sting in New Ulm on Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12.A total of eight individuals arrested for various ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday Night Community Concert - Monday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. at German Park musical entertainment by the Lonny Carpenter Band, singing country, folk and gospel music. Please listen to KNUJ for weather related changes.Fall Activities Brochure was distributed in The Journal on Sunday, Aug. 14 and ...

Fun at the Fair

The Brown County Free Fair featured fun for all on Saturday. Exciting rides like "The Chaos" (above )?and the trampoline bungee (below)?attracted kids of all ages. Animal exhibits including a petting zoo with traditional animals like the donkey (at bottom)?and less traditional animals like ...

Dock Dogs make a splash at the Brown County Fair

NEW ULM - The first day of the Dock Dog competition kicked off Friday afternoon. The annual competition brings out large crowds of spectators to the Brown County fair to cheer on the high-flying canines.The Dock Dog competition runs all weekend with the finals scheduled for Sunday afternoon at ...

MRCI celebrates 35 years in New Ulm

NEW ULM - Mankato Rehabilitation Center Incorporated (MRCI) celebrates 35 years in New Ulm Friday afternoon with picnic and day of fun for employees. The non-profit organization first moved a branch to the city in 1981 and supports roughly 150 clients in Brown County.Brian Benshoof, the CEO of ...