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German visitors enjoy stay in New Ulm

NEW ULM — For the next few days, New Ulm will have visitors from Dresden, Germany. Diana Uhlmann and Clemens Knop arrived in New Ulm on Saturday. This is Knop’s first visit to New Ulm, but Uhlmann is returning for the third time. She first came to New Ulm through the Hans Joohs Intern ...

Commissioners OK License Bureau request

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners unanimously approved establishing a 4 p.m. cutoff time for title transfers and Real and Enhanced ID applications at the Brown County License Bureau Tuesday. The approval came on a motion by commissioner Dean Simonsen, seconded by Commissioner Dave ...

“Loeffelmacher, Part 2” at museum Thursday

NEW ULM — Terry Sveine will give a one-hour presentation entitled, “The Life of New Ulm’s Old-time Music Master, Harold Loeffelmacher – Part Two,” on Thursday in the next Brown County Historical Society “ Lunch and a Bite of History lecture.” The presentation will be held in ...

New teachers at NUACS

New Ulm Area Catholic Schools welcomes these new staff members to both St. Anthony Elementary and Cathedral High School. New employees at St. Anthony Elementary are Amanda Andrews (after-school care supervisor) and Amber Kretsch (after-school care assistant). New employees at Cathedral High ...

Council OKs Planning Commission recommendations

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council addressed several Planning Commission issues at its meeting Tuesday. The council approved three variance request from James Scheman to allow the construction of a private storage facility without a permitted use being present and all the building to be ...

Amphitheater project on council agenda

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council will decide whether to move forward with the German Park Amphitheater project at its meeting Tuesday. In July, the council approved to begin the bidding process to determine the cost of the project. On Aug. 26, the city received three competitive bids for ...

‘Find Your Bliss’ event coming up Thursday

NEW ULM — Thursday, the community is invited to come together in support of Eden “Bliss” Kalk during a special celebration. The event is being called “Find Your Bliss ... Just Dance Fundraiser.” The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the alley and parking lot between New Ulm ...

Borth remains the big man in miniature building

NEW ULM — Greg Borth once again took home the top prize in the miniature display contest at the New Ulm Toy Show Sunday. Each year, guests are allowed to vote on the top miniature display, but this year the contest included a judged award as well. Borth’s farm model was awarded the top ...

Cowboy crooner brings Old West stylings to Harkin Store

WEST NEWTON—Visitors to Harkin Store were treated to the cowboy song styles of “Lonesome” Ron Affolter Sunday afternoon. Lonesome Ron is a returning guest for the Harkin Store’s Labor Day programming. Affolter has been performing at the old general store for at least 15 years and ...

The Journal to debut new Sunday Journal Edition on Sept. 7

NEW ULM — September 7 marks a new chapter for The Journal, as readers will experience our Sunday Journal Edition, featuring the best of New Ulm and the area, every Saturday. Since its first edition more than 150 years ago, The Journal has been telling the story of New Ulm and the ...

Small toys, big fun

NEW ULM — This weekend, the New Ulm Civic Center is hosting the smallest of farm shows with 34th annual New Ulm Toy Show. The event is held every Labor Day weekend and is dedicated to farm toy enthusiasts. The New Ulm toy show draws vendors and crowds from all across the Midwest. Over 250 ...

NUHS Class of 1974 holds reunion

The New Ulm High School Class of '74 held its class reunion at the New Ulm Country Club on Aug. 10, 2019. The classmates that attended were, in alphabetical order: Jill Akre, Alyce (Albrecht) Dalzell, Marcia (Alsop) Turner, Mary (Anderl) Swanson, Sue (Anderson) Boettger, Pam (Baier) Hoffrogge, ...

Lions Fly-In Breakfast Sunday Sept. 8

NEW ULM — The Lions Club of New Ulm is hosting its 46th Annual Fly-In Breakfast at the New Ulm Municipal Airport Sunday, Sept. 8. Featured will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, applesauce, coffee, milk and juice. We will be serving from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Advance tickets are ...

Volunteers rise to occasion at St. Paul’s Lutheran School

NEW ULM — Several dozen volunteers and a number of contractors scurried around St. Paul’s Lutheran School Friday in preparation for the first day of school on Monday, Sept. 9. Children and parents cleaned plastic book tubs, desks, tables and chairs in existing part of the school. It is ...

NUACS bringing longtime coaches into Hall of Fame

NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will induct two members — longtime softball and baseball coaches Bob Mertz and Bob Weier — into the 2019 NUACS Hall of Fame this fall. A luncheon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the New Ulm Country Club to honor the newest members. ...

Commissioners to hear License Bureau closing time request

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider establishing a 4 p.m. cutoff time for title transfers and Real and Enhanced ID applications at the Brown County License Bureau on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Closing time challenges and issues surrounding the motor vehicle registration system and ...

Paralyzed veteran gets wheelchair van

Submitted photo Curt Schultz (right) sits inside his new wheel chair van that was donated by Belle Davenport of Plymouth. Schultz received a spinal cord injury in 1984 and has been a quadriplegic since. This summer his wheel chair van was totaled in a Mankato accident and he has been without ...

George’s Ballroom, parts of Marktplatz Mall forfeited to State

\NEW ULM — Two of New Ulm’s more iconic buildings — George’s Ballroom and parts of the Marktplatz Mall — are now owned by the State of Minnesota due to non-payment of property taxes. A County Auditor’s Certification of Forfeiture documents transferring the properties to the State ...

State issues report on ‘State of Students’

ROSEVILLE — The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released a “first-of-its-kind” compilation of data Thursday that highlights a number of key measures of the state’s schools. In the new “State of Our Students” report, state Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker said she ...

Planning Commission says no to rezoning request

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission recommended denial of a rezoning request for a property on South Minnesota to change from industrial property to residential. Arlyn and Susan Boddy requested rezoning of a property at 1703 S. Minnesota Street from General Industrial (I-2) to ...