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Horse Trolley

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt The Horse Trolley was a popular with the crowds at the Riverside Days Parade. (See more photos at cu.nujournal.com)

Welcoming Inspiration

Staff photo by Gage Cureton The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee welcomes Inspiration Child and Family Therapy at 514 7th St. N. into the New Ulm business community with a ribbon cutting Thursday. New Ulm City Council Les Schultz performs the snipping honors at the event ...

OB-GYN nurse practitioner providing services at Mayo in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Ginny Clementson, nurse practitioner, is now providing women’s health and obstetrics and gynecological (OB-GYN) services at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. Clementson also practices at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Mankato, Janesville and Le Sueur. “My ...

Honoring firearms safety instructors

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Regional Training Officer Jen Mueller (left) and Conservation Officer Matt Loftness (right) presented four volunteer firearms safety instructors with awards marking 30 years of service June 26 at the Morgan Sportsman’s Club. Receiving 30-year ...

BCHS accepts Gag art donations

NEW ULM — A Buffalo, New York couple with New Ulm roots donated two works of art created by Anton Gag and his daughter Thusnelda Thursday. Deborah and Tim Finnell donated a portrait of Dakota Hotel builder Adolph Seiter painted by Anton Gag and Thusnelda Gag’s sketch of Myra Amy Alwin, ...

School Board OKs literacy plan for coming school year

NEW ULM — The District 88 School Board approved a local literacy plan for the 2019-2020 school year containing minor changes, a Safe Routes To Schools (SRTS) local coordinator grant during a board meeting Thursday. Jefferson Elementary Principal Adam Kluver presented the local literacy ...

Warta: Remnants of Prohibition remain

NEW ULM — Denis Warta talked about Prohibition to a roomful of people at the Brown County Museum Annex in no uncertain terms Thursday night. “In conclusion, it was a stupid law that we still live with today, with smuggling, drug dealing and gangs,” Warta said. He said it wasn’t ...

Planning Commission OKs permit, plats for woodworking business

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission unanimously approved an interim use permit application to allow the operation of a woodworking business on North Broadway Thursday. Approval came on a motion by commissioner Mike Furth, seconded by Rodney Karnitz. Harold Enamorado of New Ulm owns ...

Welcoming Inspiration

Staff photo by Gage Cureton The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce Willkommen Committee welcomes Inspiration Child and Family Therapy at 514 7th St. N. into the New Ulm business community with a ribbon cutting Thursday. New Ulm City Council Les Schultz performs the snipping honors at the event ...

NU Diocese announces $34 million settlement over sex abuse claims

NEW ULM — The Diocese of New Ulm on Wednesday announced a $34 million settlement agreement with clergy sexual abuse victims and survivors in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. New Ulm Diocese Bishop John M. LeVoir read a statement announcing the agreement in front of the Diocese of New Ulm ...

Statement by Bishop John M. LeVoir announcing settlement plan

“The Diocese of New Ulm has reached a settlement with victims and survivors of Clergy sexual abuse. The $34 million settlement reached today represents years of respectful negotiations with those representing victims and survivors in order to come to a fair resolution of claims while ...

Services for Arlington vet who died in 1952 crash Saturday

ARLINGTON — A funeral service for a U.S. Air Force veteran who died in a Nov. 22, 1952 plane crash in Alaska will be held at 2 p.m., June 29 at Arlington Public Cemetery. The remains of Airman 2nd Class Verne C. Budahn were positively identified by medical examiners from the Armed Forces ...

Autofest features outdoor movie Saturday night

NEW ULM — Jump in your antique or muscle car, grab a portable radio and buy some popcorn and pop Saturday night as the 19th Annual Autofest free drive-in movie features “Days of Thunder.” The 1990 movie starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall and Randy Quaid that lasts about ...

Fun in the Park

Staff photos by Gage Cureton Kate Beranek, 3, smiles as Jackson Wahl, 4, pushes her on a zipline swing during a Fun in the Park gathering at Hermann Heights Park Wednesday. Fun at the Park is a free family event hosted every week by Early Childhood Family Education. Children ages birth to ...

MnDOT seeks support for Hwy. 14 project funding

MANKATO — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently selected the U.S. Highway 14 four-lane expansion as one of three projects to submit for federal grant funds. The $25 million U.S. Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) ...

Starkeller releasing new Alpha State beer

NEW ULM — The Starkeller is holding its Alpha State Release Party on Friday, June 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. Alpha State is the newest release in Starkeller’s Noble Star Collection. It was aged on 6,600 pounds of cherries which gives the beer a dusty crimson red color, a tart cherry aroma, with ...

City-wide internship program bolsters local workforce

NEW ULM — Representatives, employees and interns from local businesses heard talking points from City Manager Chris Dalton about the community’s economic landscape during a Community-Wide Internship Program gathering at Best Western Plus Tuesday. The Community-Wide Internship Program is ...

PUC approves installation of power plant portrait

NEW ULM — German Park may soon be watched by the eyes of surveyor Christian Prignitz. New Ulm Public Utilities Commission approved the installation of an aluminum portrait of Prignitz to the north side of the Power Plant building facing German Park. Denis Warta gave a short presentation ...

Commissioners OK new 911 phone system

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved purchasing and contracting with Motorola Solutions to update the Brown County Sheriff’s Office 911 phone system Tuesday. Contract proposal costs of $127,482 are under Minnesota state contract pricing. Funding will come from the ...