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Babe’s barnstorming

Farming was tough through the 1920s. Farm commodity and land prices fell throughout the decade. Farmers that expanded operations and bought equipment found it hard to pay off debts. Minnesota farmers’ gross cash income fell was cut in half from 1918 to 1922. After a major league baseball ...

75-year pilgrimage: Scandinavians who were seeking church built Our Savior’s

NEW ULM — On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) gathered in front of The Grand Center for Arts and Culture to start a mini-pilgrimage honoring the congregation’s 75-year history. In March 1947, six families met with a seminary student at the Grand ...

State Street Theater Co. presents… “The Savannah Sipping Society”

Story and photos by Travis Rosenau Journal Sports Editor NEW ULM — What do you get when you put four women with their own problems, drama and routines together? Life. But you also get “The Savannah Sipping Society,” an all-too-relatable comedy play that is being performed at State ...

Finding the cache

Geocaching: the hobby that uses multi-million dollar satellites to find tupperware in the woods. Well, that’s the commonly shared joke a geocacher will tell if asked what geocaching is. On May 2, 2000, the global positioning system (GPS) received an upgrade after selective availability ...

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US outlines plan for long-term baby formula imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled their plan to allow foreign baby formula manufacturers to stay on the market long term, an effort to diversify the nation's tightly concentrated industry and prevent future shortages. The Food and Drug Administration said recent entrants ...

Trucking regs waived to fight avian flu outbreak

ST. PAUL — In an attempt to protect the state’s poultry industry and prevent the spread of avian influenza, Gov. Tim Walz waived trucking regulations in an executive order on Wednesday. The order is part of the continued efforts to control and contain the current outbreak of H5N1 highly ...

Feds, state announce local food cooperative pact

ST. PAUL — A cooperative agreement between Minnesota and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week seeks to purchase and distribute locally grown, produced, and processed food from underserved producers. With $3.82 million in Local Food Purchase Assistance funds, the Minnesota ...

Fresh produce and fruit to be given out Sept. 13

Free produce, fruit and miscellaneous items will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 13, by the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf and Second Harvest Food Bank. The distribution will be from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1305 S. Valley St. in New Ulm, with signup beginning at 10 a.m. The truckload of ...

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New History Books at the Library

If you are interested in history, it is a great time to visit the library. We have a lot of new history books on our shelf right now. I’m just going to jump right in and tell you about some of them. “To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, The Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876” by ...

Tomato Glossary of Terms

Determinate or indeterminate? Hybrid or heirloom? Here is a tomato glossary to help you understand terms related to growing tomatoes. The list is in alphabetical order. AAS (All-American selections): New varieties which are annually voted to be most superior. Beefsteak: A term used to ...

Antiques and Collecting

Who knew a zipper could be high fashion? At least, it is when it’s made of 18K white gold and 13.50 carats of diamonds! It sold for $18,450 at Morphy Auctions of Denver, Pennsylvania. It is really a necklace, not a zipper, although the pull is functional. It is described as ...

Off the Shelf

New Ulm Public Library’s summer reading program, “An Ocean of Possibilities” begins Monday, June 6, and runs through July 31. The summer reading program is open to ages birth through high school. This year reading logs will be available for pickup in the library starting May ...

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Duffy-O’Neil

Tim and Karen O’Neil with the late Lori O’Neil would like to announce the engagement of their son Matthew O’Neil and Carly Duffy of St Paul, Minnesota. A September wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Worthington, Minnesota.

Katelyn Berens and Kirk Hartmann

Douglas and Brenda Berens of Prior Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Berens to Kirk Hartmann, son of Otto and Bonnie Hartmann of Gibbon. Katelyn is a 2014 graduate of Augsburg College. She received her Master’s in Athletic Training in 2016 from the College of St. ...

Kati Erb and Michael Schlottman

Kati Erb and Michael Schlottman announce their engagement. Kati is the daughter of Karen and Larry Erb of Lakeville, Minn. Michael is the son of Dale and Amy Schlottman of New Ulm. Kati is a 2012 high school graduate of Apple Valley High School. She completed her teaching degree at the ...

Kathleen Kini and Jack Schwartz

Kathleen Kini and Jack Schwartz wish to announce their upcoming wedding on September 11, 2021. Parents of the couple are Mike and Karen Kini of De Pere, WI and Mike and Michelle Schwartz of New Ulm. Kathleen is a 2016 graduate of De Pere High School and a 2020 graduate of the University of ...

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Les and JoAnn Rose

Les and JoAnn (Macho) Rose celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with family. They were married Sept. 12, 1957, at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Marvin and Sharon Stueber

Marvin and Sharon (Fischer) Stueber of New Ulm will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 15, 1972, at Cathedral of Holy Trinity in New Ulm. The Stuebers will celebrate the occasion with an open house on Sunday, July 10, from 1-3 p.m. at the New Ulm Country Club.

Eddie and Deb Stadick

Eddie and Deb (Reinitz) Stadick of New Ulm will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1. They were married on July 1, 1972, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. The Stadicks will celebrate the occasion with an open house on Sunday, July 10, from 2-5 p.m. at the ...

Dennis and Arlene Sperl

Dennis and Arlene Sperl of New Ulm celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 29 with their family. Dennis Sperl and Arlene Kurkowski were married at the Chapel at the Way of the Cross in New Ulm on April 29, 1972, with the Rev. Richard Gross officiating.

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County has shortage of long-term care advocates

October is Residents’ Rights Month, which focuses on finding volunteer ombudsmen, who educate residents, families and long-term care staff on residents’ rights. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care had 33 certified ombudsman volunteers ...

Tenn. high court reverses Judd death investigation order

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's high court on Thursday vacated a ruling that required police to publicly release their investigation of country singer Naomi Judd's death. The state Supreme Court did not rule on whether the records can be released, but sent the case back to the lower ...

US outlines plan for long-term baby formula imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled their plan to allow foreign baby formula manufacturers to stay on the market long term, an effort to diversify the nation's tightly concentrated industry and prevent future shortages. The Food and Drug Administration said recent entrants ...

Trucking regs waived to fight avian flu outbreak

ST. PAUL — In an attempt to protect the state’s poultry industry and prevent the spread of avian influenza, Gov. Tim Walz waived trucking regulations in an executive order on Wednesday. The order is part of the continued efforts to control and contain the current outbreak of H5N1 highly ...

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Jessica Petersen and Branden Kral

Jessica Petersen and Branden Kral were united in marriage on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Minnesota. Parents of the bride are Mark and Julie Petersen of New Ulm. Parents of the groom are Jim and Beth Kral of New Ulm. Jessica and Branden are 2018 ...

Bernier-Stein Wedding

Stephanie Bernier and Jake Stein were united in marriage on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at German Park in New Ulm. Parents of the bride are Jerry and Lori Bernier of Hanska and Sue Bernier of Madison, MN. Parents of the groom are Dan and Kelly Stein of rural Courtland. Stephanie is a 2012 high ...

Jenny Baldwin David Luepke

Jenny Baldwin and David Luepke were united in marriage on May 2, 2020 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg in Waterloo, IL. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Carleen Baldwin of Waterloo, IL. The groom is the son of John and Lorna Luepke of Courtland. The bride is a 2010 graduate ...

Josie Mikosch, Jason Shaul

Josie Mikosch and Jason Shaul were married September 12, 2020 at Ashery Lane Farm in Mayer, MN. Parents of the bride are Donna and Michael Stamer and Jeff Mikosch of Willmar. Parents of the groom are Mike and Angie Shaul of New Ulm. Logan Henrich and Katie Bobb were maids of honor. ...