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Looking back at 2019

File photo by Fritz Busch High water on the Minnesota River near Minnecon Park make picnic tables unusable Friday, Oct. 25. Construction work on the Minnesota River bridge Gateway New Ulm Project continues on top of the bridge. The river was observed at 797.56 feet at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, according to the National Weather Service.
File photos by Clay Schuldt Above: From this April 11 file photo above, the Wanda Gag statue is covered in snow and ice after an ice cyclone struck New Ulm, closing businesses and impacting traffic in the process.
File photo by Gage Cureton From this June 4 file photo at the Hermann Heights Monument, a storm front passes over New Ulm, bringing a cloud of dust and strong winds.
Holiday garlands are put up one last time in downtown New Ulm on Nov. 25. The tradition of decorating downtown for the holidays will continue in the years to come, but the garlands are not expected to be hung again due to building and liability constraints.
File photo by Clay Schuldt From this July 31 file photo above, a New Ulm Battery member leads the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA) as they pull a caisson carrying Duane Kitzberger to his final resting place at Soldier’s Rest in the New Ulm Cemetery.
File photo by Gage Cureton From this Feb. 16 file photo, a team of gorilla-suited jumpers from D&A Trucking took first place for most elaborate costumes, and the biggest splash at New Ulm’s First Annual Arctic Plunge.
File photo by Fritz Busch The Minnesota River floods the east end of Riverside Park in New Ulm on May 29. The river was forecast to rise near 802 feet. Flood stage is 800 feet.
File photo by Steve Muscatello The New Ulm Cathedral softball team celebrates a 2-0 shutout win over Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey on May 30 in the Section 2A finals at Caswell Park in North Mankato. That win moved the Greyhounds to their second consecutive state tournament appearance, where they finished fifth after an 8-2 win over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on June 7 at Caswell Park in North Mankato.

Looking back at 2019

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