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Town Talk: Spring asphalt maintenance

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. The top priority of the ...

Off the Record: Tornado alley

The tornadoes that hit Minnesota this week were the earliest on record in Minneosta. It surprised me that they hit this early in the year, but I was not surprised to see that one of them hit Clarks Grove in Freeborn County. I worked for eight years at the newspaper in Albert Lea, just a few ...

Brown County Browser: World War I veterans’ history

Recently while helping the New Ulm American Legion conduct research into New Ulm men who were held as prisoners of war during World War II I accidently stumbled upon a man from the rural Springfield area, who had fought in France and was captured by the Germans during World War 1. This is ...

Eagle Update: Middle School program up and running

By Michelle Miller Principal New Ulm Middle School In September of 2016, New Ulm Middle School opened its doors for the first time with a new school program specifically designed to meet the needs and developmental characteristics of the district’s 5th -8th grade students. One of the ...

Town Talk: Smoke detectors save lives

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. A home fire can strike at ...

Off the Record: The epic fail to end all epic fails

Former Journal Ad Director Dan Corrow and I used to commiserate about the tribulations of being imperfect humans in a business where imperfections are public affairs. Dan had a sign he kept in his desk: “For Maximum Attention, Nothing Beats a Good, Big Mistake.” That is so true. In the ...

Dean Krzmarzick, backstage at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater after a production of “The Music Man.”

Weeds: Dean lived a short life, but full

Last time I wrote about my brother Dean. Now I’ll tell the ending to that story. I wish it were different. There is courage and much to admire, but a residue of sadness lingers. Dean lost his sight before his third birthday to retinoblastoma. His blindness did not prevent him from being an ...

Dick Wilbrecht New Ulm Different weekends are good for tourism and the events bring two different groups of people to New Ulm.

What’s on your mind?

Should Bock Fest and Fasching be on the same weekend? Why or why not?

Town Talk: Call the Gas Department First

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. The New Ulm Public ...

Off the Record, by Kevin Sweeney

Wow, I used to think being called a “media jackal” was bad. Back when Jesse Ventura was governor, he referred to the media covering the state Capitol as “Media Jackals.” He even spent taxpayer money to print up new media credentials that designated the holder as a “Media ...

Brown County Browser: How the County sets its budget

On Dec. 20, 2016, the Brown County Board of Commissioners adopted the 2017 County Budget in the amount of $36,770,922. What is the county budgeting process? The development of the Brown County budget is an eight month process. The first step is in May when the County Board approves budget ...

Eagle Update

At the February school board study session, board members received program updates from the principals at Jefferson Elementary, New Ulm Middle School and New Ulm High School. There is plenty to be proud of and share with our communities and parents as well. While we can’t provide you with ...

What’s Going On, by Greg Orear

The world was his oyster. Taylor graduated last May as the valedictorian of a class of 73 students in small-town America. He was born and raised in this rural town of 4,500, one of many generations of his family to do so, including his grandfather who was a popular county judge. As a ...

Town Talk: You ask – We answer

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: How many ...

Dean Krzmarzick (seated)

Weeds: Dean Krzmarzick: Filling in the outlines of a life

In my summer job inspecting fields, I stop by cemeteries often. A lot of times it is a good place to park. Some are on the edges of towns, others are next to rural churches, a few are in the middle of nowhere. If I have a moment, I walk around. It is quiet, save for the wind and the ...

What’s on your mind?

What do you like about ice fishing? Asked Sunday at the NU Sport Fishermen Ice Fishing Contest (Photos, interviews by Fritz Busch)

What’s Going On, by Greg Orear

He measured about six feet, four inches tall, weighing in at a muscular 280 pounds, with a history of drinking too much and hitting his girlfriends too often. She was at least a foot shorter and half his weight, with a history of winning marksmanship competitions not only in the state, but ...

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