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New Ulm

EDA approves emergency business relief

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Economic Development Authority (EDA) held a special meeting Friday to provide emergency relief for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which included the creation of $250,000 in grants for qualified businesses. COVID-19 has disrupted normal business practices ...

$1 million fund to help local businesses recover from COVOD-19

NEW ULM — New Ulm area businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Journal, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local ...

Volunteers, donors respond to New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf Executive Director Brad Kirk had lots of good news to talk about this week. “We surpassed our ($15,000) fundraising goal and we’ve got 10 volunteers that if needed, will help us,” Kirk said. “The volunteers are either laid off workers or ...

County commissioners approve resolutions in emergency meeting

BROWN COUNTY - Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a pair of resolutions in response to COVID-19 at an emergency meeting in the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) training room Friday. Commissioners approved a special MEDICA health insurance enrollment period for county employees who ...

Park & Rec Report

All playgrounds are closed due to COVID-19. This includes all play structures, equipment and the Skate Park. Please stay off all equipment. The Rec, Civic and Community Centers are closed through at least May 1. All programs and facility rentals through May 1 are canceled and refunds issued. ...

Police, Sheriff’s office outline “Stay Home” enforcement policies

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office have issued a statement on how they will be enforcing Executive Order 20-20 that has been recently issued by Governor Walz on March 25 and is effective from March 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10, 2020 at ...

Cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19

The following is a list of canceled events and closures due to concerns for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The list will be updated as The Journal is notified of events. Please email news@nujournal.com or editor@nujournal.com to notify The Journal of cancellations. For more information ...

Signs of the times

A pair of signs in front of a house in the 500 block of South Broadway offered encouraging and grateful messages during this time of sheltering at home and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orchard Hill residents enjoy a beer on Schell’s

NEW ULM — A group of Orchard Hill Assisted Living residents enjoyed a can of Schell’s new Cream Ale beer during their poker game Friday after a request from a 100-year-old resident was granted. The resident who works out twice a day and gets lots of steps in, said he needed a beer to keep ...

Chamber conference focuses on COVID-19 response in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a video conference, Friday covering topics related to COVID-19 and the impact on businesses and the community. Chamber President Michael Looft said he was pleased with how businesses in New Ulm have adapted, citing the curbside delivery ...

Building’s concerns unremedied

NEW ULM — For over a month, a barricade and caution tape has blocked the sidewalk in front of 307 N. Minnesota St. The barricade was put in place due to concerns of structural stability problems with the building. The city gave the owner was given 30 days to make to bring the building into ...

Commissioners to consider Hazard Mitigation application

NEW ULM - Brown County commissioners will consider authorizing a Hazard Mitigation Funds application and a resolution to acquire a home along the Minnesota River floodplain using the funds on Tuesday, March 24. Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in the Training Room in the basement of the ...

Curbside delivery

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt The New Ulm American Legion moved forward with its Fish Fry, Friday. Curbside Take Out was offered to residents and many were willing to wait in life for fish. Jon Gore said despite it being take out only, the turnout was high. “We had great community ...

Scouting for Food moves to online format

NEW ULM – Area residents are being asked to help raise money for local food banks by donating money to the “Scouting for Food” campaign, now through March 31. Normally, area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts representing Twin Valley Council go door to door asking for canned food donations, ...

Spring 2020 CASTLE Classes

NEW ULM — CASTLE Lifelong Learning is offering the following classes this spring: Stars of the Silver Screen: Walter Matthau. April 6, 13 & 20, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Community Center, 600 N German Street, New Ulm. Explore the career and view three films of legendary comedian and movie ...

Closures, Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The following is a list of canceled events and closures due to concerns for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The list will be updated as The Journal is notified of events. For more information on the coronavirus, contact the Center for Disease Control’s website at ...

Special Olympics Donation

The 3M Club Christmas Dinner/Dance committee recently donated $500 to the Special Olympics. (Pictured L to R) Mary Nachreiner (S.O. board member), Brittany Foesch, Myron Seidl (S.O. board member), Cassie Lienig, Amber Woitaszewski, Iris Rosales, Joe Bender, and Amy Scheibel (3M Club Christmas ...

Tackes get visit, long- distance wave from traveling grandson

NEW ULM — New Ulm residents William and Mae Tacke received a visit from their grandson Neil Birkholtz, Friday. Unfortunately due to safety concerns over COVID-19, Birkholtz was forced to keep his distance. Birkholtz has been living overseas in southeast Asia doing missionary work. He ...

NUMC, others take measures against COVID-19 virus

NEW ULM — New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) ,through Allina Health, has placed new restrictions related to the coronavirus/ COVID-19. Under the new restriction, sick people are not allowed to visit patients at the hospital, and all patients are limited to two visitors per day. Compassionate ...

New Ulm Irish to march as usual on St. Patrick’s Day

NEW ULM — The 55th anniversary march of the Irish in New Ulm will take place on Tuesday, March 17, at 5 p.m., continuing its string as the longest continuous St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the state. The parade will begin at 3rd South and Minnesota Streets, and proceed the wrong way up ...