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New Ulm

United Prairie donates to United Way

United Prairie in New Ulm recently raised $550 through its Denim for Dollars program. Those funds were donated to the United Way of Brown County’s Project Lunchbox. This program aims to feed local kids on the weekends with food packages, and is currently serving around 80 kids. Denim for ...

Author says Dakota ethnically cleansed, robbed

NEW ULM — A University of Oklahoma history professor and author of many books on the fate of Native American populations said he couldn’t write his latest book until more recent years. “I couldn’t write ‘Massacre in Minnesota’ in the 1980s and 1990s. Then I took on the idiots ...

Cocktail champions

NEW ULM — Lamplighter Restaurant and Lounge, Russell Davis' choice for first place, and Veigel's Kaiserhoff, the People's Choice for first place, won the bar crawl and cocktail competition hosted by celebrity bartender Russell Davis on Nov. 9. Davis ranked B&L Bar in second place and ...

Progress in local initiatives spelled out at Chamber Hot Topics lunch

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Chamber’s Hot Topic Lunch Friday provided new information on several ongoing projects. Speakers at the event gave updates on 2020 Visioning progress and the RENU Projects. Workforce Education District 88 Superintendent Jeff Bertrang spoke on the workforce through ...

Hagedorn sees impeachment as a political ploy by Dems

NEW ULM — Minnesota First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn is back in southern Minnesota visiting constituents, including a visit to New Ulm Friday. In an interview with The Journal, Hagedorn began by discussing Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry. Hagedorn has been a staunch ...

Hunting for bargains

NEW ULM — The GnomeMade Market is open for business Friday and will run through Sunday, Nov. 10. The annual art and folk art market is a New Ulm tradition dating back 35 years. The tradition started as a shopping event to coincide with the Minnesota DNR Deer Hunting Season. It is part of ...

Farm City Day Breakfast

Staff photo by Kevin Sweeney The Larson family of New Ulm enjoyed a family breakfast Friday at the 13th annual KNUJ Farm City Day celebration at the Brown County Fairgrounds. From left are Mallory, Traci, Jay and Madden Larson. The New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club served a free breakfast, with ...

The future is now with 1982’s ‘Blade Runner’

NEW ULM — You’re walking through the desert and see a tortoise on its back, but you don’t help it. Why? Be careful how you answer this question. A wrong response is how replicants are identified and retired in November 2019. At least, this is how it happens in the world of sci-fi noir ...

Pro Kinship holding Email Silent Auction

NEW ULM — Pro Kinship for Kids is holding an email silent auction that is up and running now until Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The auction allows you to get your Christmas shopping done at home while supporting Pro Kinship for Kids’ work with Brown County Youth. We have a wide variety of things to ...

Hall of Fame honors class of 2019

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame added six new inductees to its rolls during a special ceremony Friday at Turner Hall. This was the 31st annual induction ceremony to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame (MMHF). The 2019 inductees included John and Sara McKay, John Holmquist, Soul ...

NUMC receives donation

NUMC Foundation received a final check totaling $12,457.00 from the Afternoon High Tea-Ta for Ta Ta’s Event held on Sept. 22. Funds from this event will provide NUMC oncology with three new wall mounted blood pressure machines that will integrate with our electronic medical records and ...

Frandsen donation to VPCI

Frandsen Bank & Trust recently held an internal fundraiser for the benefit of the local Virginia Piper Cancer Institute in the New Ulm Medical Center. Staff donations were matched by the bank which totaled $2,200. Pictured is Frandsen Bank & Trust staff. Holding the check is Vicky ...

Pickup truck fire

New Ulm firefighters pour water on a pickup truck engine compartment at Garden Terrace Apartments Friday morning. Garden Terrace resident Arnold Weckworth said he started up his pickup at about 10:20 a.m. Friday, backed it out of a garage and noticed smoke and called 911. The fire was initially ...

Commissioners to consider Teen Court recommendation

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will consider a recommendation to end the Teen Court program as of Dec. 31, 2019 at their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5. The board meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the Brown County Courthouse second-floor commissioner’s room The number of adolescents in the ...

Junior Optimists Food Drive

The New Ulm High School Junior Optimist Club collected over 220 items for the New Ulm Food Shelf in the Summit Avenue neighborhood. From left are Maddie Nelson, Abby Hietala, Malia Emerson, Renae Juni and Lauren Mages. Their Advisor is Angela Hoek.

Bar Crawl & Cocktail Competition slated in New Ulm

NEW ULM – The bars of historic downtown New Ulm, with assistance from the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, announce a unique bar crawl & cocktail competition hosted by celebrity bartender Russell Davis. Davis was already well known in the craft cocktail world when he landed a role on ...

NU Garden Club to meet Nov. 6

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the New Ulm Airport. Guest speakers will be Chris and Sue Blake, owners of A-Peeling Acres apple orchard. Everyone is welcome. If you wish to join the club, dues are $5 per year

Giving Back

Ann Botten, left, of Courtland and Jeff Allerson of Nicollet pick up leaves at Mary Beth Sehr's home on North Broadway Saturday morning as part of the United Way Day of Caring event.

Bridge over swollen water

NEW ULM — New Ulm Gateway project Minnesota River Bridge construction continued under sunny skies Friday. With favorable weather, the road could be open to traffic early this winter, according to a highway department engineer. MnDOT Assistant District 7 Engineer Zak Tess said the bridge ...

Sveine chronicles NU grocery store history

NEW ULM — Sharing century-old ads and photos with light-hearted banter, short story book author Terry Sveine of New Ulm chronicled the history of local grocery stores at the Junior Pioneers Annual Meeting at Turner Hall Friday night. Sveine said Joseph LaFramboise owned the Little Rock ...