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Concert in German Park Monday, June 26, 7 p.m. Entertainment by the Bee Balm Fields, an alternative folk music band. This concert is made possible through a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative with funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, written by ...

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New Ulm Police • A woman was arrested Friday, June 23, at 4:23 p.m. on the 400 block of 20th St. S. She was arrested on a detention order from Stearns County and booked in Brown County Jail without incident. • No injuries were reported when a driver struck a parked boat Friday, June 23, ...

Construction workers use scissor lifts to access the ceiling of the New Ulm Middle School gym while construction on the roof continues. The floor of the gym has been completely removed and installation of the new floor will begin once the roof is water tight. Construction work continues this summer on projects that didn’t quite get finished last summer during District 88’s major construction project.

Summer Construction

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Construction workers use scissor lifts to access the ceiling of the New Ulm Middle School gym while construction on the roof continues. The floor of the gym has been completely removed and installation of the new floor will begin once the roof is water tight. Construction work continues this ...

Commissioners to consider adding A-T staffer

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NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider authorizing the county Auditor-Treasurer (A-T) to include an additional staff person in the 2018 budget at their meeting June 27. Brown County Auditor-Treasurer Jean Prochniak wrote in her board action request that another staff person is ...

Johnson Park was filled with baseball fans wearing sweatshirts and jackets during the Junior Upper Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament Friday in New Ulm. With a high of 68 Friday, the weather was much cooler than normal for the midsummer tournament. The tournament continues today and concludes Sunday.
For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com. See game reports on page 1B.

Junior Upper Midwest classic

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Johnson Park was filled with baseball fans wearing sweatshirts and jackets during the Junior Upper Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament Friday in New Ulm. With a high of 68 Friday, the weather was much cooler than normal for the midsummer tournament. The tournament continues today and concludes ...

A contractor installs semaphores at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd North Street Friday. The $7.7 million Highway 15 project going on in New Ulm includes replacing signals and improving sidewalk access, utility work, resurfacing and repairs on bridges over the Cottonwood River and Little Cottonwood River. Paving operations are now scheduled to begin in mid-July.

New semaphores

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A contractor installs semaphores at the intersection of Broadway and 3rd North Street Friday. The $7.7 million Highway 15 project going on in New Ulm includes replacing signals and improving sidewalk access, utility work, resurfacing and repairs on bridges over the Cottonwood River and Little ...

Heartland Power to survey New Ulm customers

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NEW ULM — Residents of New Ulm may soon receive a call asking about their electric service. New Ulm Public Utilities’ wholesale power supplier, Heartland Consumers Power District, has partnered with SDS Research to conduct a customer survey to learn more about the residents of the ...

Highway 14 construction meeting in Sleepy Eye June 26

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SLEEPY EYE — Businesses and residents along Highway 14 from Sleepy Eye to Springfield are encouraged to attend a construction meeting held by the contractor in the Sleepy Eye Community Center at 2:30 p.m. June 26. Access management and construction staging will be discussed for Highway 14 ...

Area Church Services

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Assembly of God New Beginnings Pastor Lonny Carpenter 507-215-2005 Meets Sundays at Markplatz Mall. Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Service. NEW LIFE Pastor Michael Franklin 507-723-5931 702 W. Central, Springfield Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship. Nursery Available. Baptist CALVARY ...

Police Logs

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New Ulm Police *Police received a report Thursday evening of theft from a property at 512 N. 4th Street. The owner reported $1059 worth of items stolen from the garage. Items taken include a DeWalt Boombox and Charger, a DeWalt circular saw valued at $100, a jigsaw a power drill and kid’s ...

Gibbon Independence Day concert

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GIBBON — The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown will hold an old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration on Friday, June 30, in Gibbon City Park. Activities include patriotic crafts at 6 p.m., a family-friendly, all-ages kickball game at 6:45 p.m. (if you can kick, you can play), a ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch

Pat Schumacher, left of New Ulm, paddles his Pack Raft in the RCRCA Annual Canoe Trip on the Cottonwood River Thursday. Seventy-four people registered for the event but 48 paddled canoes and kayaks from the canoe access south of Essig to Flandrau State Park.

Rollin’ on the River

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BROWN COUNTY — Forty-eight people got a close-up view of nature as they paddled canoes and kayaks down the winding Cottonwood River from the canoe access south of Essig to Flandrau State Park Thursday. After brief, heavy rain early on the trip, people paddled past a number of eroding river ...

Staff photo by Clat Schuldt

Rylie Studtmann caught a sunfish early into a fishing outing Thursday. Studtmann was part of the New Ulm Area Sport Fisherman introductory fishing class.

Gone fishin’

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COURTLAND — The New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen held the final class in their introductory fishing clinic Thursday afternoon at private fishing pond. Club member Scott Sparlin said the clinic was for novice fishers, not just children. This year’s class had 13 youth and eight adults. The ...

School board to gauge reaction to levy

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NEW ULM — The District 88 Board of Education invites community members to its July meeting for comments on renewing an expiring levy. The board must decide on renewing a 2007 operating levy of $300 per pupil per year by August. It held a brief discussion at the end of Thursday’s meeting, ...

Staff photo by Fritz Busch

John Eichinger’s 1974 Cadillac El Dorado convertible includes horns on the front end and personalized collector license plates.

Auto enthusiasts rev their engines

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NEW ULM — A number of local antique auto owners got their vehicles out from under cover Thursday in preparation for the 17th Annual New Ulm Autofest 17 Saturday and Sunday. John Eichinger drove his 1964 Chevrolet Biscayne around a bit. “I always wanted a 1964 Chevy, so I got one in ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt

Baby strollers on downtown Minnesota Street are not uncommon, but typically the children inside have shorter ears and less fur. This massive rabbit spotted outside the Backerei goes by the name Bigfoot and enjoys posing for a photo. The rabbit lifts its head at the mention of the word camera.

Bigfoot found

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Baby strollers on downtown Minnesota Street are not uncommon, but typically the children inside have shorter ears and less fur. This massive rabbit spotted outside the Backerei goes by the name Bigfoot and enjoys posing for a photo. The rabbit lifts its head at the mention of the word camera.

Photo courtesy of Carl Wyczawski

Ernst Ludwig, then-mayor of Ulm, Germany, and Carl Wyczawski, then-mayor of New Ulm, are pictured in this undated photo.

Former Ulm, Germany, mayor was friend of New Ulm

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NEW ULM — Ernst Ludwig, former mayor of Ulm, Germany, died last month. In his life he made significant contributions to New Ulm. Ludwig visited New Ulm in 1984 for the dedication of the Ulm Room at the Brown County Historical Museum. Before 1984, the city of Ulm donated several pieces of ...

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Gary Hulke from Crystal Valley, right, presents two $1,000 checks for technology upgrades  to Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVLHS) Principal Tim Plath.

MVLHS receives checks

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NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVLHS) received two $1,000 grants from Crystal Valley and the Land O’ Lakes Foundation. The funds will be used for technology upgrades to MVLHS classrooms. Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is a private, Christian high school serving ...

Foreground, from left, siblings Stasi, Isaiah and Zoe Scharf and other children take part in Wednesday’s class.

Painting with Rhonda

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NEW ULM — Local artist Rhonda Johnson gave step-by-step painting instruction to area youth Wednesday afternoon at the New Ulm Public Library. The class was part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Two class sessions were held for different age groups. Over 40 students participated in ...

Quiltistry 2017 starts Saturday

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NEW ULM — This Saturday, Quiltistry returns to New Ulm. Special quilts will be put on display throughout the city. This is the fourth Quiltistry event held in New Ulm. The event is held every other year and is well attended by quilting afficionados. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 ...

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