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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 ...

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 ...

Eyes on the sky

NEW ULM — There are many ways to be informed and stay safe from incoming inclement weather. And it goes beyond the touch of a radio dial or a TV remote. Trained storm spotters play a huge role in helping keep their communities safe with reports to the National Weather Service ...

Living the rural lifestyle

Serving in the Peace Corps in El Salvador in 2008-10 was truly a life-changing experience for Kylie and Jacob Rieke of rural Fairfax. “It was in El Salvador that we realized we enjoyed living in rural communities,” Jacob said. “After our two-year commitment, we decided to move back home ...