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New Ulm

Bike Expo teaches riding safety, traffic rules

NEW ULM — Cyclists of all ages learned bike safety and got a free safety check during the New Ulm Bike Expo Saturday. The second annual expo had lessons for kids to learn how to safely ride, along with starter bikes and helmets. Afterward, attendees could take a bike ride led by Bob ...

Planned fire gets out of control

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Fire Department was dispatched south west of New Ulm to stop an out-of-control slough fire. While burning brush, Red Rasmussen, who owns property the fire was on and near, lost control of the blaze. The fire spread through cattails surrounding a pond. The Fire ...

Turner Hall’s Fine Imitation

Turner Hall’s annual Gala Saturday night attracted 230 people, almost a full house. The Gala’s theme this year was fine imitation. Guests were invited to dress up to recreate famous photos of the past. The photos then were put into the Turner Hall’s calendar, which will be available for ...

Photo Gallery: CHS Prom

Cathedral High School celebrated its 2017 Prom on Saturday. with the theme “Enchanted Forest.” Photos by Steve Muscatello For more photos of this event go to cu.nujournal.com

DNR, Fairfax have Ft. Ridgely short-term maintenance agreement

FORT RIDGELY STATE PARK — The Fort Ridgely State Park golf course remains closed but preparations are being made for the golf course to be used this summer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently entered into a short-term maintenance agreement with the City of Fairfax. ...

MSU art students featured at new art show

NEW ULM—The Grand Center for Arts and Culture opened a new exhibit to the public Friday, titled “Interspersonal.” “Interspersonal” (sic) is a collection of art instillations created by MSU students. “Installations is art made specifically for the space,” MSU Instructor Liz ...

License Bureau staff supports donating organs, tissue

NEW ULM — If you were at the Brown County License Bureau Friday, you probably noticed the bright green shirts employees were wearing. The green shirts promotes the public to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. Everyone has the potential to be an organ, eye and tissue donor. ...

Circus Pages in New Ulm

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey White lions and tigers doing tricks for their tamer opened the show during Circus Page’s show Friday evening at the New Ulm Civic Center.

Pfaender cup on loan for WWI exhibit

NEW ULM — A rare artifact is being loaned to the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum for its World War I exhibit. Jay Pfaender, great-grandson of one of New Ulm’s founders, William Pfaender, has loaned a loving cup awarded to his grandfather Major Albert Pfaender. The cup’s ...

Torkelson has high hopes for transportation bill

NEW ULM—State Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) stopped in New Ulm to Friday spread positive news about a potential Transportation Bill this session. Torkelson said the House and Senate have begun conference committee negotiations, but remarks from Gov. Mark Dayton suggest he is willing to ...

Wilkommen Inspired

Submitted photo The Wilkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped by Inspired, which is celebrating its grand opening this weekend. Inspired is located at 119 N Minnesota St and used to be Lambrecht’s Gifts. Christina Schwab purchased the business from Curt and Donna ...

Correction

On Thursday The Journal reported that the League of Women Voters and the Housing Needs Initiative was hosting a public forum on housing needs in New Ulm, at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6 in the public library. It is actually being held Thursday, May 4.

Drill, Pippert achieve Eagle Scout rank

NEW ULM — Two local Boy Scouts were honored Saturday, April 15, at New Ulm Country Club for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Connor Drill of Courtland and Truman Pippert of New Ulm, both members of Troop 25, have been active in Scouting since first grade. Both are high school juniors, Drill ...

New Ulm Bike Expo Saturday

NEW ULM — A free Community Bike Expo with events for all ages will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the New Ulm Civic Center. The expo is being coordinated by three organizations: Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, New Ulm Parks and ...

Lafayette Ambulance donation

Submitted photo Citizens Bank Minnesota ‘Jeans for Change’ recently donated $350.00 to the Lafayette Area Ambulance. Jeans for Change was started in March of 2017 with the idea that all bank employees can donate $5 to wear jeans on the first Friday of each month. The proceeds are then ...

Sharing the fun

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Mirian Wilkening, left, shares an Easter egg with Hailey Hoffmann, at the Easter Egg Hunt at the New Ulm Civic Center Saturday. Both are from New Ulm. See more photos on Page 7A.

Highway 15 construction in New Ulm starts May 1

MANKATO – Highway 15 in the city of New Ulm will be under construction beginning May 1, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced. Traffic traveling through the city will be detoured to 20th Street/Nicollet County Road 37 and Highway 14. Local traffic will be able to use ...

Schools await state budget for education

NEW ULM — Starting Tuesday, Minnesota’s legislative session will be back in full swing. Their main goal will be to set the budget for next biennium. Governor Mark Dayton, the state House of Representatives and the state Senate have three competing proposals for how to fund schools over ...

Pigeon, Poultry Club hosts swap show

NEW ULM — Minnesota’s oldest pigeon and poultry club kept its 109-year streak alive, hosting a swap and sale meet at the Brown County Fairgrounds Saturday. “I’ve been going to shows here since the early 1950s, before this building was built,” said Brown County Pigeon & Poultry ...

Park & Rec Report

Pool Eggstravaganza is Monday, April 17. Join us for an open swim from 1-5 p.m. with a huge Easter Egg Hunt in the pool starting at 2:30 p.m. Hunt for eggs, prizes, and meet the Aqua Bunny. Fee is $6.00 per participant, memberships and punch cards do not apply for this special event, children 5 ...