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2018 SESM Coronation

Dominic Helget, back row, left, and Callie Bohnen, back row right, were crowned 2018 Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s Homecoming King and Queen Sunday night. Junior attendants are from left, Mason Mathiowetz and Lizzy Bloedow. Staff photo by Fritz Busch

Winter prep was no easy task in 1800s

WEST NEWTON TOWNSHIP — Settlers spent many months preparing for winter in the 1800s. Tasks included making soap and candles, canning, drying, putting up gardens, cutting enough firewood to last for months of cold weather, and stocking food for themselves and their animals. Historic ...

Commissioners consider DNR land acquisition

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a resolution regarding review of a proposed 80-acre land acquisition in Section 36, Leavenworth Township by the State of Minnesota Tuesday. The land would be included in the Verona State Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for water, wildlife ...

Museum exhibit features dance halls, ballrooms

NEW ULM — Recordings of polka music performed decades ago wafted around the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) Annex Saturday as music lovers and descendants of musicians reminisced, read dance notices and gazed at enlarged photographs of old ballrooms and dance halls. The exhibit is ...

NUACS adds five to Hall of Fame

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools honored five alumni and friends Saturday, inducting them into the NUACS Hall of Fame. Honorees include: Distinguished Achievement – Chuck Reinhart (’69), of Apple Valley, Chief Financial Officer at Allied Vaughn, a digital asset company, ...

MVL seeing bigger enrollment this school year

NEW ULM — With school underway for students in New Ulm again, The Journal has contacted the schools in the area to see what is new and what will come up during the next months. At Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School enrollment numbers are growing. Tim Plath, MVL’s principal, said in an ...

Addition

The following information has been received about a Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville Drug Task Force arrest of Jacob Madson and Jennifer Hanson in Sleepy Eye on Sept. 27 on drug possession charges. In addition to information in a story that appeared in The Journal SAturday, as a result of the ...

CHS Homecoming

Members of the Cathedral High School volleyball team ride a fire truck in the 2018 Homecoming parade in downtown New Ulm Friday afternoon, with the CHS band leading the way. At right, Homecoming royalty Kayla Adema and Ethan Kirchberg wave to the spectators as they head down Minnesota Street. ...

Seidl, Hohensee weigh in on sheriff’s race

BROWN COUNTY — After a rigorous campaign over the past few months with lots of parades and door knocking, voters will determine who the next Brown County Sheriff will be in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election. Brown County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jason Seidl and New Ulm Police ...

SE man, woman face drug charges

SLEEPY EYE — A 24-year-old woman and 26-year-old man each face four felony 5th-degree drug possession charges after the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville County Drug Task Force search of their residence in Sleepy Eye on Thursday, Sept. 27. After a search warrant was executed, Jennifer J. Hanson ...

NUACS focuses on religion, robotics in new curriculum for 2018 school year

NEW ULM — For a few weeks, the students in New Ulm have been back to school. The Journal shows you what’s new in the schools around New Ulm. New for the curriculum at St. Anthony’s Elementary is a religion series for grades 1 - 3, “Alive in Christ”, and “Allelu!” for the ...

NUHS Coronation Monday

Submitted photo The New Ulm High School Homecoming Coronation is Monday, Oct. 1 starting at 7 p.m. in the High School gymnasium. Cost at the door is $4, but you get in for free with a NUHS Homecoming Button. Members of the New Ulm High School 2018 Homecoming Court are Pictured from left to ...

Stewart man dies in traffic crash

STEWART — A 50-year-old Stewart man died ast the result of an automobile accident on Friday monring. The McLeod County Sheriff’s office was called Friday, around 7:08 a.m. to a two vehicle accident near the intersection of CR 7 and Yacht Ave just north of Stewart. A 2001 silver Pontiac ...

United Way plans Business Blitz

NEW ULM — An “army” of United Way volunteers wearing LIVE UNITED shirts will be visiting small business owners in New Ulm on Thursday, Oct. 4 between 8:30 and noon. Businesses have been sent letters explaining the reason for their visit which is to thank them for their support and ...

Homecoming Court at New Ulm High School

Members of this year's Homecoming Court at New Ulm High School are pictured from Left to Right: Front Row: Kelsi Miller, Audra Bastian, Taylor Forstner, Ellie Bute, Joey Batt, Carli Botten, Abbey Frauenholtz Back Row: Ben Mathiowetz, Jack Raymond, Braden Zimmerman, Sean Howk, Ryan Esser, ...

NUPD identifies crash victim, driver

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Police Department on Thursday released the name of the pedestrian who died in a crash with a vehicle at 12th South Street and Broadway at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday. Roger Saxton, 70, of New Ulm suffered fatal injuries in the crash, according to a police news release. Police ...

Newberger ‘disgusted’ over Kavanaugh hearings

NEW ULM — As the Senate Judiciary Committee held a special hearing on sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Thursday, the candidate running against one member of the committee blasted her and the Democrats for their handling of the confirmation ...

GOP State Auditor candidate has active CPA license

NEW ULM — The Republican candidate for Minnesota State Auditor said she thinks it’s about time the official has some credentials for the job. “My opponent is a junior high math teacher with no background or credentials to be state auditor,” Pam Myhra said at the Brown County ...

Howe says he would focus on campaign rules

NEW ULM — Republican Secretary of State candidate John Howe has some pretty personal reasons for seeking the position, which oversees elections as well as issuing business permits. Howe, who served at term in the Minnesota Senate from Red Wing, was elected in 2010, and lost in 2012. That ...

Planning panel OKs plat for depot

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission approved the preliminary plat of the Depot 2nd Addition at 200 S. Valley St. Canadian Pacific Railway applied to create a single 1.91 acre lot at this address. The property is currently the location of the Canadian Pacific Railway Depot and a ...