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New Ulm

Close Minnesota Street to reopen Minnesota Street?

NEW ULM — Downtown restaurant and bar owners discussed ways Friday to safely reopen downtown Minnesota Street, which included the option of closing the street to vehicle traffic. On Friday, downtown business owners were invited to a special meeting in the public library with City Manager ...

Cutting boards make gifts for woodworking seniors

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School woodworking teacher Kevin Briggs and Wood-n-Windows owner Wes Lodes teamed up to gift the seniors in Brigg’s advanced woodworking class an American Flag cutting board. Briggs and Lodes were able to produce 15 of the cutting boards. When the schools were shut ...

Election filing is underway

BROWN COUNTY—The November 3, 2020 election in nearly five months away, but any candidate who wishes to appear on the ballot in Minnesota must file before June 2. The filing period for the 2020 election opened on Tuesday, May 19 and will remain open through Tuesday, June 2. The year is a ...

Journal office closed Memorial Day

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, The Journal’s office will be closed on Monday, May 25. The Journal will publish a paper on Monday, and the newsroom will be staffed after 3 p.m. to prepare Tuesday’s paper.

Honk for Happy Birthday

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Ambriel Roberts celebrated her 13th birthday Friday with her younger sister Mila. The family celebrated with a roadside salute. A happy birthday sign was placed on the 900 block of South Broadway. Passing vehicles gave honk to honor Roberts. The social pandemic ...

United Way awards 3rd round of COVID-19 emergency grants

NEW ULM — The United Way of the Brown County Area has made its third round of COVID-19 Emergency Non-Profit Assistance Grant awards. These grants support non-profit organizations that provide services to families and individuals in Brown County who are struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Legion Post announces scholarship winners

NEW ULM — The Ben J. Seifert American Legion Scholarship Committee announces the recifour $500 scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 school year. They are Margaret Fliszar, Rachel Hohensee, Leah Preisinger, and Hayleigh Hazen. They were selected for their educational achievements, ...

Editor’s Mailbag

Virtual show at The Grand NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts & Culture is launching live virtual performances starting this week, Thursday, May 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Featured this week will be Adam Moe from the band Pushing Chain on location in Duluth with his show “Adam Moe ...

Back in business

NEW ULM — After being closed for weeks due to Gov. Tim Walz’ executive orders because of COVID-19, Gallery 512 Boutique’s flagship store at 20 N. Minnesota St. will re-open its doors for customers at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18. Business co-owner Danielle Fischer Marti said the business that ...

Chamber explores reopening plans for local businesses

NEW ULM — As some small retailers planned to reopen on Monday, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Zoom video conference to help them prepare. All retail stores, malls and other businesses that sell, rent, maintain and repair goods can reopen for in-person sales on May 18 with two ...

New Ulm Cruise grows

NEW ULM — Traffic in New Ulm Friday evening never looked better. A Car Cruise that began in the former Target parking lot, traveled north to the Law Enforcement Center, to the New Ulm Medical Center and the New Ulm Fire Departments. This was the fifth cruise event held in New Ulm since the ...

Chalking up another year

NEW ULM — Friday was the last day of school for St. Anthony 3rd grader Tiphany Dos Santos and to celebrate the occasion she began drawing a zoo-themed chalk display on a sidewalk along 412 North Second St. Dos Santos began drawing around 1 p.m. and was surprised when her teacher Kristin ...

Drive-by for Natalie

Friday, May 15 was Natalie Foster’s 12th birthday and to celebrate her family once again held a drive-by birthday celebration. With a sign placed at Raymond and Oak Street, Natalie could greet family and friends from a safe distance. This is the second drive-by birthday the Foster family ...

Nick Mueller Scholarship

The 2020 Nick Mueller Memorial Scholarship was presented to graduating senior, Joshua Liebl, center. One of Nick’s dreams was to become a police officer; however, he died suddenly in September 2004 from an asthma attack after completing the mile run in P.E. class. His mother, Nancy, ...

30 years at NUMC

Dr. Scott Rysdahl marked the 30th anniversary of his practice at the New Ulm Medical Center on Thursday with strudel in the shape of a 30. Rysdahl, a family practice doctor, arrived in New Ulm 30 years ago from the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where he served his internship and ...

Blood donors needed amid COVID-19 outbreak

NEW ULM — In times of need, people come together to support one another. The American Red Cross is asking for healthy individuals to step up to help patients experiencing health crises by donating blood or platelets. As COVID-19 continues to affect everyday life, people may not be thinking ...

Second COVID-19 death reported in Brown County

NEW ULM — Brown County has recorded its second death from the COVID-19 virus, according to an announcement from Brown County Public Health. In its update posted on Facebook, Public Health said it would not report any additional details on the victim. The confirmed cases in Brown County ...

NUMC to start scheduling delayed procedures

NEW ULM — On Tuesday Governor Tim Walz lifted the suspension on elective surgeries and procedures in hospitals and next week New Ulm Medical Center will begin scheduling appointments that were put on hold at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. NUMC Human Resource Director Katie Sletta said ...

Childcare role grows during COVID-19 crisis

NEW ULM — Friday, May 8 was Childcare Provider Appreciation Day and now more than ever the country is seeing the crucial role childcare providers have in shaping the future. Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, childcare providers were considered essential. For the last several years, ...

Kimmel gains DFL endorsement in 16B

NEW ULM — Thursday, Mindy Kimmel, candidate for Minnesota House 16B was unanimously endorsed by the Minnesota DFL. Kimmel said the DFL conducted online balloting due to the coronavirus from April 25 through May 4 and she unanimously received the endorsement from the party to run. Kimmel ...