Looking Back at 2022

Staff photo by ClaySchuldt Bishop Chad Zielinski shows the Apostolic Mandate to the faithful during his installation mass, as he officially takes posses-sion of the New Ulm Diocese as the fifth bishop.
Photo by Fritz Busch Liz Hoffman of New Ulm celebrates after winning the female stein-holding contest at Oktoberfest in downtown New Ulm on Oct. 8. Hoffman finished first among 14 female contestants from Duluth and as far away as Indiana, holding a stein of 32 ounces of beer for five minutes, 41 seconds.
Photo by Fritz Busch Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen talks to several hundred supporters at MR Paving & Excavating in New Ulm on Oct. 24. He spoke at Sleepy Eye Brewing Company just prior to coming to New Ulm.
Photo by Clay Schuldt Cleo Polzin, her daughter, Mary Polzin, and Army National Guard soldiers salute the Vietnam Memorial in German Park on Oct. 13. Cleo Polzin is the 94-year-old Gold Star mother of Henry Polzin who was killed in action in Vietnam. Henry’s name appears on the memorial alongside Dennis Wellmann, Daniel Lloyd, Henry Polzin, Timothy Sullivan, Steven Seemann and Rickey Slander.
Photo by Clay Schuldt Dozens of rockets were launched from the pneumatic launcher on May 13 as part of a STEM outreach program sponsored by 3M.
Federal, state and local government officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Highway 14 expansion project on April 19.From the left: Sen. TinaSmith, Gov. Tim Walz, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Courtland Mayor Al Poehler and State Rep. Paul Torkelson.
Photo by Clay Schuldt Dave Berg, owner of the Ulmer at 115 N. Minnesota Street, stands in front of the kitchen he worked in for over 41 years on April 28. The Ulmer closed on April 30.

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