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What’s Going On: The monster on our dining room table

The table was set and decorated appropriately for the special Easter dinner. There was a colored table cloth, and equally festive-looking paper plates to use, accompanied by napkins featuring a floral print. But as my wife labored in the kitchen, juggling her typical array of ham, sweet ...

Town Talk: Building Code Awareness

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. Building codes and how ...

Off the Record: I’m beginning to see the light

Last week as I drove down Broadway I noticed city utility trucks parking in the middle of the road, and city workers up in the bucket working on the street lights. It looked like they were putting new lights up on the poles. I know the city has been working on replacing the older lights with ...

Weeds: In a manner of speaking

Last October, friend Ralph Stadick passed away. His daughter Sue told me that in his final hours Ralph spoke in his first language as he said his goodbyes. Ralph, like a lot of that generation in Brown County, was born into a household where German was spoken by his parents. That reminded me ...

Reappraisals being done in Brown County

Greetings from the Brown County Assessor’s Office! We are busy this time of year with many projects. You will start seeing appraisers from the office taking photos to update our records. All appraisers are required to wear identification and inform city hall and/or the police department of ...

Eagle Update: Building projects to continue

The proper upkeep of our facilities for students and staff is important in order to have a safe and productive learning environment. Even though we recently concluded a very complex remodeling and building project, we have more projects to complete. We were not able to accomplish all of the ...

What’s Going On: The decline of the vegetable

A few years ago, I was able to attend a presentation by a hospital’s dietician regarding Americans’ eating habits. She discussed in detail results of a recent survey regarding vegetable consumption that were quite frankly, amazing. Before the big reveal, she asked the crowd what we ...

Town Talk: You ask – we answer: Library landscaping

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. You ask: When will New ...

Off the Record: Interesting history coming up in New Ulm

It has been nearly a year since The Journal began running a couple of pages of news items from 50 and 100 years ago. It takes a little work each week, but it has truly been an entertaining and educational function for me putting those pages together. It’s interesting for me to look back at ...

Brown County Browser: Payment options for property taxes

Tax Statements were mailed to landowners at the end of March, with the first half due on May 15, 2017. We would like to remind you of payment options that we offer for tax payments; Direct Payment Plan – This is the preferred method for property tax payments. Payments for taxes can be ...

What’s on your mind?

What do you enjoy about bird swaps? (Asked at the Brown County Poultry & Pigeon show Saturday.)

What’s Going On: Honoring, but not imitating, the reason for this season

It’s Easter Sunday and many of us will spend time in a house of worship celebrating the ultimate sacrifice: Jesus Christ dying on the cross. Even the least knowledgeable Christian knows the basic details: Jesus died so we could enter heaven. It is the ultimate sacrifice made for all of ...

Town Talk: May is National Electric Safety Month

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. Most homes’ highest ...

Off the Record: Flying the unfriendly skies

I haven’t had all that much experience flying on commercial airlines, and not at all in the last several years. But it’s hard not to notice that it has become a lot more contentious. When I flew, it always felt like riding a Greyhound bus, only a lot less legroom. Passengers were packed ...

Brown County Browser: Have fun, be safe during prom, graduation season

Hello to everyone! Spring is upon us and with that comes Prom and Graduation. This is a very memorable time of year for the graduating seniors. Please take the time to talk with them about the danger of alcohol and drug use. Alcohol related crashes are still the leading cause of death in the ...

Weeds: We could all use a good game of catch

Daylight began growing longer in December. That started the long, slow arc to spring. Really long and really slow. Finally comes a day when there is a green tint to the Earth, and a south breeze carries warmth that means to stay. You take a breath and think to yourself that you made it to ...

What’s on your mind?

With the recent gas attacks in Syria,should the US rethink accepting refugees?

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