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From south to north: Former Journal staffer walks Lower 48’s y-axis

WARROAD — A former correspondent for The Journal, who has also worked for newspapers in Minnesota and Alaska and backpacked more than 30,000 miles, recently completed a 5,000-mile walk from Key West, Florida, to the U.S. buoy in Minnesota’s Angle Inlet, Lake of the Woods. Why did Richard ...

Parade kicks off Cathedral Homecoming festivities

NEW ULM — Friday night was Homecoming night for Cathedral High School, and to kick off the celebration, an afternoon parade with a burgundy-and-white color scheme proceeded through downtown New Ulm. The Greyhound marching band led students from the high school, passed St. Anthony’s to ...

Minnesota Idol: New Ulm hosts Sings finals

EW ULM — More than 50 singers will be competing in a statewide Minnesota Sings contest this weekend at the State Street Theater. Doors open Saturday at 7 a.m., with the singing beginning at 8:30 a.m. and running throughout the day. The competition will continue again Sunday morning to until ...

Historical society gets funds to inventory artifacts

A Minnesota historical and cultural heritage grant of $8,691 was awarded this week to the Brown County Historical Society to support an ongoing inventory project of its artifact collection. The project is cataloging and photographing more than 1,800 objects in the museum’s collection ...

Resurrecting the dead: Officials hope epoxy puts bounce back in floor

NEW ULM — Epoxy injections could be the solution for getting the Rec Center fieldhouse out of a pickle with pickleball players. Last spring pickleball and tennis players who use the fieldhouse floor began noticing dead spots on the surface. These dead spots caused pickleball and tennis ...

Ribbon cut on MLC’s new fieldhouse

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College’s Betty Kohn Fieldhouse hosted a special ribbon cutting Thursday with the Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. The fieldhouse has long been a dream of MLC, and the construction of the building was completed earlier this year. ...