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New Ulm

Soccer Club grateful for donations

NEW ULM — The New Ulm United Soccer Club hosts two trailers for aluminum can recycling in New Ulm. One trailer is at Hy-Vee and the other at Cash Wise. Thank you to these stores for allowing these trailers to be near their locations and the recycling collection areas. Since the Stay At Home ...

COVID-19 cancellations continue this week

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 ...

10 things to do to manage health at home

If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19: 1. Stay home from work, school, and away from other public places. If you must go out, avoid using any kind of public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis. 2. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare ...

Erna Zahn to celebrate 112 years Tuesday

NEW ULM — Continuing to display unusual health in her second century, Oak Hills Living Center resident Erna Zahn turns 112 years old on Tuesday, April 14. Zahn just doesn’t age like most people do. “She walked on her own until just a few months ago,” said Oak Hills Activities ...

SpecSys Inc. challenge

Submitted photo Food shelves are a vital resource in our communities and a lifeline for people who struggle with hunger. During critical times, food shelves can receive less than half of the normal expected donations because nervous families hold on to what they have. Even more importantly, ...

St. Paul’s teachers treated to thank-you parade

Every Friday St. Paul’s Lutheran School parents of students in Grades K-6 head to school to drop off homework packets and pick up packets for the next week. The teachers patiently wait for the parents to drive up and exchange the packets. This week the parents decided to drive through the ...

Coronavirus cancellations

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 ...

Closings continue as Stay at Home order extended to May 4

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 ...

Family shows up to see Grandma

Photo by Krissie Waibel The family of Evie Martens of New Ulm came to visit her on Sunday at Ridgeway on 23rd. Martens, who has been on lockdown for two weeks, made her own sign to greet the family, who had to stay outside and wave through the window. Family members also went around the ...

TipJar a new community funding funnel to assist local businesses

NEW ULM — Each year the United Way of Brown County area works to raise funding for multiple causes throughout the eight-city county area. While those programs are still in full swing, this year is exceptionally different. With the need growing from the displacement of businesses and ...

Wrongful death suit filed in 2018 Highway 14 fatal crash

By Fritz Busch Staff Writer NEW ULM — Nearly two years after a fatal, two-vehicle crash occurred on U.S. Highway 14 near Courtland, the family of a New Ulm man that died of injuries in the crash filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit against a Mankato man and the Minnesota Valley Action ...

Bird Island man recovers from COVID-19, donates blood for testing

BIRD ISLAND — A 68-year-old Bird Island man who spent a couple weeks at a Southern California resort with his wife a month ago, caught the coronavirus, recovered, and donated his blood Friday for antibodies testing at the Mayo Clinic. On Friday afternoon, John O’Neill drove to a New ...

Hagedorn hosts phone town hall on COVID-19

Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) hosted a telephone town hall Friday to address concerns related to COVID-19. Hagedorn was joined on the call by Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Executive Director Bob Isaacson, Acting Minnesota District Director of U.S. Small ...

NUMC doctor called up for Reserve duty

NEW ULM — Dr. Jared Colvert, a physician at New Ulm Medical Center, joined with the United States Army Reserves for a stateside deployment Friday. Colvert is a member of the Army Reserves and serves a medical specialist. It is assumed he is being sent to a location hit hard by the COVID-19 ...

Local Couple attends Optimist Club meeting in Barbados

NEW ULM — On March 3, Ellie and Terry Sveine, members of the New Ulm Optimist Club, attended a meeting of the Bridgetown, Barbados Optimist Club. When Sue Fix, one of our local club members associated with people on the international level, heard the Sveines were going to Barbados, she ...

MLC President Zarling diagnosed with COVID-19

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College announced Monday that MLC President Mark Zarling was diagnosed with COVID-19. In a post on the college's webite, the college announced: "On Monday, March 30, Martin Luther College President Mark Zarling was diagnosed positive for COVID 19. When President ...

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 ...