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New Ulm

No Journal on Christmas Day

The Journal will not publish a paper on Wednesday, Christmas Day. The Journal office will be closed at noon on Christmas Eve, and will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 26. The Journal newsroom will be staffed after 3 p.m. on Christmas Day to prepare the Thursday edition.

Sharing Christmas Cheer

St. Paul’s Lutheran Elementary School pre-school and kindergarten students sing “This Little Light of Mine” to Oak Hills Living Center residents Friday. Students spent the last day before Christmas vacation spreading Christmas cheer to senior residences throughout the community.

Zahn believed to be Minnesota’s most senior resident

NEW ULM — Erna Zahn, 111 years old, would go outside and shovel snow in the winter time if she could. Avid Journal readers may remember a newspaper photo of her shoveling snow about 50 years ago. “Get out and shovel snow. It’s really good exercise,” Zahn said in the story. “Eat ...

Foundation donates to German Park Amphitheater project

NEW ULM — As an early Christmas present, the New Ulm Area Foundation (NUAF) gave $25,000 to the German Park Amphitheater project. Friends of German Park were on hand to accept the check in German Park. John Illikman said the NUAF was built on an endowment in 1987 by Henry Somsen, area ...

“Last Call for Christmas Cheer” in NU today

NEW ULM — As a way to promote supporting local retailers, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Last Call for Christmas Cheer” this Saturday, December 21. This event is designed to highlight the unique shopping experience in New Ulm. Seventeen local bars and restaurants are ...

Christmas Bird Count numbers down

NEW ULM — The Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count numbers for 2019 compiled Dec. 14 were down slightly from 2018, according to compiler Elaine Poulson. Results showed 32 species reported by 13 field observers and four at feeders from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day. That number compares to ...

Century 21 fundraiser

Submitted photo In just one day, on Oct. 24, New Ulm’s Century 21 Red Shoe Realty agents raised $1,200 from their first Raise the Bar Event. This event was held at B&L Bar with agents serving pizza, popcorn, and cupcakes with a portion of proceeds from sales in addition to all tips ...

Gag House gift to library

Submitted photo Laurie Groebner presented Kathryn Tatnall, the Children’s Librarian at the New Ulm Public Library, the following books; We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, Don’t Blink, and Blue on behalf of the Wanda Gag House Association. The books were awarded the 2019 Wanda Gag Read Aloud ...

Nuvera gives to Brown County Humane Society

Nuvera employees recently held an internal fundraiser for local humane societies. Employees submitted photos of their pets and voted on their favorite to become Nuvera’s Pet. Pictured is Nick Gjerde of Nuvera, presenting a check and items donated to the Brown County Humane Society.

Clinic hours for the holidays

The New Ulm Medical Center Clinic has announced its hours of operations for the holdiays. Tuesday, Dec. 24: Walk-in clinic and pharmacy are open until 3 p.m. Scheduled appointment for clinic, lab, radiology, Courage Kenny Rehab and oncology & infusion services departments are closed at ...

Small farm advocates address farm crisis

NEW ULM — About 100 members-farmers and potential members of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) discussed how to address the farm crisis at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm Thursday. Farmers, educators, and advocates talked about how to deal with the situation they say is undermining ...

Planning Commission approves building setbacks

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Planning Commission approved a variance to allow a building at 1600 N. Broadway to be located three feet from the side property line, Thursday. The application came from property owner Donald Sanderson. He has placed a 12 foot by 20-foot pre-manufactured storage ...

Drawing winner

Submitted photo Jami Walth (left) was the winner of a Schwibbogen given away through a drawing at the Guten Tag Haus on Shop Small Saturday. Alvin Stabenow (right) owner of the Guten Tag Haus is presenting the Schwibbogen (candle archway) to her.

Allina announces temporary hospital visitor guidelines

MINNEAPOLIS — Starting Friday, Dec. 20, Allina Health will implement temporary visitor guidelines to protect all patients and staff due to influenza at all of hospitals and at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-Transitional Rehabilitation Program, inpatient care in Golden Valley. This ...

It’s open!

NEW ULM — After 617 days, motorists can now cross the Minnesota River on the new Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway project. The new two-lane bridge with a substructure that can be expanded to four lanes, opened to traffic at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Construction of the $32.5 million project began ...

Drug sting suspect faces four felony charges

NEW ULM — A 28-year-old man caught in a drug sting in New Ulm last May faces four first-degree drug sale charges in Brown County District Court. According to a Minnesota warrant issued Wednesday, Daniel T. Stanger, Lino whose last address was the Lakes Correctional Facility, was charged two ...

School Board OKs tax levy

NEW ULM — The New Ulm School Board of Education voted to approve the levy of taxes payable at Wednesday’s board meeting. The proposed approved was $839,991.77. District Business Manager Myrna Meunier said this is a levy increase of $289,012.55 or 3.56% from the 2019 levy. Superintendent ...

St. Paul’s Christmas Concert

Submitted photo The St. Paul's Lutheran School Raider Bands gave a concert of favorite hymns and Christmas carols on Thursday, Dec. 12 in their gymnasium. The percussion featured a piece based on the Greensleeves tune (What Child Is This?) Pictured from left are Leah Menzel, Paige Berg, ...

Charlotte Anderson donates for healthcare and education for the New Ulm area

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Medical Center Foundation and New Ulm Area Foundation were recent recipients of generous gifts given by Charlotte Anderson of New Ulm. Anderson’s gift of $51,000 to New Ulm Medical Center Foundation (NUMCF) is a second gift to support her current scholarship fund ...

City Council OKs 2020 budget

NEW ULM — The New Ulm City Council adopted the final 2020 budget Tuesday. The budget is $24,001,621 with a total property tax levy of $7,896,725. During the budget public hearing on Dec. 3, the council made a change to the building renovation fund to reduce the tax levy by $125,000. No ...