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New Ulm

Dental clinics set to reopen Monday

NEW ULM — Following orders from Gov. Walz, on Monday, May 11 dental clinics in Minnesota will reopen for non-emergency dental procedures. The order allows dental clinics to reopen after creating an ongoing COVID-19 response; establishing criteria for which procedures should proceed; and ...

Turner Ladies to host 2nd drive up bake sale

NEW ULM — Due to the overwhelming response, the Turner Ladies are planning their second Bake Sale this month. The date of the sale is Saturday, May 30th; and sales will be by pre-order only. Place orders between May 11th and May 22nd by calling one of the following numbers: Jeanne – ...

Alice Lind Play Reading Society began eight years ago today

NEW ULM — The Alice Lind Play Reading Society is marking the 8th anniversary of its founding today, May 8. The society began with a proposal from the NUACT (later State Street Theater Co.) Board of Directors to the Board of the Lind House to participate in a joint play reading venture. ...

Janssen wins Optimist oratory contest

NEW ULM — Bethany Janssen, a senior at New Ulm High School, recently won the Optimist Club of New Ulm’s oratorical contest based on a theme of “Just Imagine a World without Boundaries.” Janssen will be sent to the District level where she will compete against winners from other ...

Teachers reach out to St. Paul’s parents, WLC students

NEW ULM — Teachers at St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Washington Learning Center in New Ulm reached out to parents and students as the year of online learning continues. Washington LC teachers Jill Berdan, Kristy Forst and Shelly Nelson were on the road delivering May Day baskets and ...

Park & Rec Report

The Recreation, Civic and Community Centers remain closed through at least May 17. Follow us on our Facebook Page for the latest information. We also provide weekly fitness ideas, classes and links. If you aren’t on our e-mail list and wish to be, email cherylk@newulmmn.gov Parks are open, ...

Drive-by birthday

NEW ULM — Friday was Trevor Roth’s 8th birthday and his family was able to hold a big drive by birthday. While waiting on in a lawn chair on Bridge Street, friends and family drove passed dropping off gifts and other goodies for Trevor. Members of the New Ulm Police even drove and flashed ...

Smallest Museum exhibit opens at the Grand

NEW ULM — The Grand Center of Arts held a small grand opening for possibly the smallest museum in Minnesota, Friday. The smallest museum is located on downtown Minnesota Street in front of The Grand. Physically, this museum is a firebox the size of a display case. The idea is this case will ...

Brown Co. Historical Society benefits from Hy-Vee bag sales

NEW ULM — Throughout the month of May, the Brown County Historical Society will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 red “My Heart’ Reusable Bag at the Hy-Vee store located at 2015 South Broadway Street, New Ulm.  “In this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, ...

Boy’s birthday gift is to provide meals for workers in town

NEW ULM — Charlie Sharits couldn’t have a 9th birthday party at home with his friends this spring due to the COVID-19 restrictions. So instead, he spread it around by buying meals for essential workers at several place in New Ulm. When Charlie’s parents, Andy and Danielle Sharits asked ...

Lunch treat supports businesses, workers

NEW ULM — Gerald Woodley bought Thursday’s lunch for the New Ulm Postal Workers. Woodley partnered with Ulmer Cafe to provide a free lunch to 22 essential workers. He said it is essential people get packages and letter during this difficult times. “My hope is that someone else pays ...

City launches online survey to gauge interest in fixed route bus service

NEW ULM — The City of New Ulm is seeking the public’s input on a proposed fixed route bus service. In order to measure interest as well as to determine the route of the bus service, the city has created a short survey for area residents to take. Even those unlikely to use the bus are ...

Nolte signing off after 32 years creating Lutheran Chapel Service

NEW ULM — For 32 years, John Nolte has has been in the booth as technician for the Lutheran Chapel Service, a Lutheran church service broadcast on KNUJ, but this Sunday will be his last with the broadcast. Nolte will be retiring and turning the duties over to MLC professor Rachel ...

Sale of mall parcels on County Board agenda for Tuesday

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a resolution to approve the sale of Marktplatz Mall parcels on Tuesday, April 28. Commissioners are asked to accept the sale of mall parcels that were forfeited in August 2019 for a sale price of $190,188.66 plus applicable fees, due to the ...

Property tax due date still May 15

NEW ULM — At this time no changes have been made by the Minnesota Legislature for a delay in the payment of the first half of property taxes. So the May 15 due date is still valid. The Brown County Courthouse remains closed to the public through May 4 and that date may be extended. Once it ...

Coronavirus cancelations continue in area

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 ...

Coronavirus keeping events on hold

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 ...

Brown County issues burning ban

Effective immediately, the Brown County Sheriff's Office has issued a BURNING BAN for all of Brown County. The National Weather Service has issued a "Red Flag Warning" for Central and Southern Minnesota. This includes Brown County, Minnesota. Strong winds, low humidity and dry conditions ...

Socially distant baseball

Cabin fever and baseball fever combined on South German Street Friday. The Knowles brothers — Gabe, Chris and Sam — have been playing a daily wiffle ball game in their side yard with friend Nick Lackney. Lackney said they had to find something to do to ride out stay at home. Sam pitches to ...

Commissioners to get COVID-19 update

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will receive a COVID-19 (coronavirus pendemic) update from public health and emergency management staff on Tuesday, April 21. Staff will present a situational update, protective recommendations, community mitigation and public health's role and current ...