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VFW donation

Submitted photo Tom Flatau, Quartermaster of VFW Albert Nagel Post 1648, presented a $500 check to Brad Kirk, Executive Director of New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf.

Editor’s Mailbag

Virtual Live at The Grand this Friday NEW ULM — Virtual Live at The Grand Kabaret this Friday, June 5 features Ron Arsenault and Dave Pengra, performing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ron and Dave have made magical music together for over 30 years. The two play in a number of bands, including the ...

Peaceful demonstration in New Ulm pops up in support of George Floyd

NEW ULM — Peaceful demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Monday gathered at the intersection of Center Street and Broadway in New Ulm Saturday. The protest began at 3:30 p.m. and the number of participants climbed  to over a dozen people. The protest was not ...

NUHS holds virtual graduation

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School’s held it’s graduation ceremony Friday. It was the 135th graduation from the school and the first to be held online for social distancing. Graduates and their families were able to stream the online ceremony starting at 7 p.m. from the school’s website. ...

Mack files to challenge Schmitz for council president

NEW ULM — New Ulm Fourth Ward City Councilor Larry Mack is seeking the New Ulm City Council President seat. Mack officially filed Friday afternoon to appear on the election ballot in November. He will be running against incumbent council president Charlie Schmitz who filed for re-election ...

Happy graduate

Dakota Savoy, a member of the New Ulm High School Class of 2020, was the guest of honor as a parade of friends and family passed by her house Friday to wish her a happy graduation. The NUHS graduation ceremony was presented online Friday evening.

NU man faces theft, drug charges

NEW ULM — Five charges were filed in Brown County District Court Friday against a 22-year-old New Ulm man accused of receiving more than $5,000 worth of property and possessing controlled substances. Spencer L. Stark, 801 Payne St. S., was charged with felony counts of receiving stolen ...

New Ulm 3M donates $11,500 to United Way COVID-19 fund

NEW ULM — New Ulm 3M recently contributed $11,500 to the United Way of the Brown County Area, to help with the COVID crisis in the area. The United Way of the Brown County Area has been taking donations for their COVID-19 Emergency Non-Profit Assistance Grant fund for just over two months. ...

Nuvera Awards R.T. Rodenberg Scholarship to area seniors

NEW ULM — Nuvera awarded the R.T. Rodenberg Memorial Scholarship to 11 graduating seniors in the communities it serves, in recognition of academic excellence and community involvement. The scholarship is in memory of the late R.T. Rodenberg, a previous Nuvera board member, who had a strong ...

Applications for Network New Ulm Youth open

NEW ULM — The application for the 2020/2021 Network New Ulm Youth Leadership Program is now available. This program is for upcoming Juniors at any of THE New Ulm Area high schools. Applications are due by June 30. The link for the electronic application IS on the Network New Ulm Youth ...

New Ulm to host cruise to honor graduating high school seniors

NEW ULM — Lamplighter Restaurant and Lounge, with assistance from the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a 2020 Senior Cruise: Unity in the Community. The cruise is an effort to honor the senior graduating class from all public/private schools in New Ulm. The cruise will take ...

Nici Peper Virtual Live at the Grand

NEW ULM — The Grand Kabaret will hold a virtual live performance on Friday, May 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring Nici Peper with Kit Kildahl. Nici Peper is an Americana singer-songwriter based based in the Minnesota/ Wisconsin region. This event will be streaming live from The Grand’s ...

‘Freedom Isn’t Free’

NEW ULM — New Ulm Battery cannon fire echoed three times through the hazy Minnesota River Valley during Monday’s Memorial Day observance. New Ulm High School 2020 honor graduate Jordan Petersen, the grandson of Korean War and U.S. Navy Veteran Elroy R. Wagner, gave the Memorial Day ...

Car Cruises continue on Wednesday

NEW ULM — The next New Ulm Car Cruise will be held Wednesday May 27. Cruisers will meet at the former Target parking lot by Burger King in New Ulm. Be there before 6 p.m. as the cruise will start at 6 sharp. Organizers remind participants to observe proper social distancing. Keep ...

Relay for Life canceled

NEW ULM — Organizers of the Brown County Relay for Life announce that this year’s relay has been cancelled. “We felt it best considering the risk to the survivors that would be attending the event,” said a statement from the relay steering committee. “We will be sending out the ...

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 ...