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What’s Going On?: Why we should fear failure more today

Failure. It is the carbon of our soul. Just as the most basic element composes every single living organism, failure is the common bond of experience between every single person. Regardless of race, gender, income level, physical or mental prowess, everybody fails … sometimes. You ...

Town Talk: Look up for power lines and stay safe

From the NUPUC Electric Distribution Department Things we see every day can almost fade from view. But failure to notice high voltage power lines can be a deadly oversight. New Ulm Public Utilities, along with the public safety educational organization Safe Electricity (safeelectricity.org), ...

Off the Record: New Ulm movie project update

I had a short visit this week with David Rysdahl, the New Ulm native who is busy acting and writing scripts in New York. He was in town for a funeral, and stopped by to update me on his plans for a movie he wants to shoot in New Ulm. Originally, plans were to shoot the movie in March, but a ...

Brown County Browser: Election notes

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. It permits eligible US citizens to elect who will represent them in federal, state and local offices. Minnesota, like most states, requires people to register before they vote. This allows election administrators to learn of a person’s ineligibility ...

Weeds: What we pass on to children

We had our two-and-a-half-year-old grandson here for a few days. Either Pam or I was able to devote full-time attention to Levi, which was not always true as younger parents. It is a gift of grandparenting. Children this age are highly entertaining, especially if you live in their world for ...

What’s on your mind?

What was the best thing you have found at a garage sale? (Asked at the Spring Civic Center Garage Sale)

Eagle Update: New Ulm Schools

By Jeff Bertrang ISD 88 Superintendent While it may look and feel like February, it really is April. Because winter is fighting to release its hold on us, all of our spring athletic programs are struggling to keep athletes motivated and ready for their first competitions. It looks like ...

What’s Going On: Betting on the next president

Each year at this time, two of America’s favorite past-times collide: baseball and betting. Monday night, Villanova beat Michigan to win the NCAA Men’s basketball championship, ending a three-week tournament that carries the distinction of having more “amateur” wagers associated with ...

Town Talk: New Ulm Public Library transforms

National Library Week, from April 8-14, is an annual celebration of the power of libraries to transform communities. Here at New Ulm Public Library, we strive to be a valuable community partner that provides a welcoming environment for all. To realize those goals, we have a staff of 17 people ...

Off the Record: Springtime game played in winter weather

Franklin P. Adams, a columnist and noted author of light verse, once wrote this little bit of doggerel: The Baseball Player “In the Spring, when it’s cold out, Appears the baseball holdout. In the Spring, when it’s warm out, He gets his uniform out.” It’s short and sweet, and ...

What’s on your mind?

What’s your favorite Easter candy? (Asked Saturday at the Park & Rec Easter Egg Hunt)

Town Talk: Call 811 before you dig

With spring approaching we all start thinking about our outside projects. Planting trees, shrubs, flowers, or installing a fence or deck may require excavation. Before you put the shovel in the ground, stop and think about what might be underneath. Where is that power line that runs to my ...

Weeds: No regrets over golf course battle

There’s only so much time in a day. There’s only so much time in a life. Each of us will spend part of each day sleeping, eating, and basic chores. School or job consume time. If we have children or other caretaking responsibilities, those are necessary and will change through our lives. ...

Town Talk: Sidewalk safety

As a matter of safety for everyone who uses the sidewalk system, the City of New Ulm believes that it is in the best interest of the public for the City to perform safety inspections on all sidewalks throughout the City. The City has been divided into five sections for the sidewalk ...

Brown County Browser: Tax bills and valuations are coming

By the end of March, property owners should be receiving their 2018 property tax bills and valuation notices in the mail. Please take time to review the documents within that mailing. You will note the variety of payment options outlined within the newsletter that are afforded to property ...

What’s on your mind?

If you found gold at the end of the rainbow, what is the first thing you would you do with it?

Eagle Update: WLC News

The motto at the Washington Learning Center (WLC) is, “Learning for fun, learning for growth, learning for life,” which encompasses all that we do. Programs for families begin at birth with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), continuing on to preschool for children as early as 3 years ...

Town Talk: You ask – We answer

You ask: I love to read and want to talk about books with other people. How do I get involved in the library's book groups? Answer: Book groups are a great way to meet people, make new bookish friends and expand your reading horizons. New Ulm Public Library sponsors six groups that are free ...

Off the Record: Airlines make it hard to like them

Last week, as I picked through the old papers for our weekly History pages, I ran across an editorial in The Journal from 1968 that complained about the outrage of men wanting to be flight attendants. Back then airlines mostly had stewardesses. The editorial complained that airlines ran the ...

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