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What’s On Your Mind?

How are you helping the community during the ongoing coronavirus crisis? (The Journal is conducting its “What’s One Your Mind?" polling via Facebook. Please look for next week’s question on Facebook, and if you wish to be included, send your response and a selfie to news@nujournal.com)

Town Talk: The 2020 Census is nearly here!

Every decade the Federal Government is required by the Constitution to take a count of the population of the United States. 2020 will be 24th Census to be taken, with the first Census taking place in 1790and supervised by Thomas Jefferson. Locally, residents of New Ulm have had strong ...

Weeds: Be kind. Give more. Stay humble.

It’s always tricky to begin one of these. I have to pick a point in time and go. That is in the world we know. Now, in a world that turns upside-down every day, it’s harder to choose a starting point. My usual story ideas seem small in the tidal wave of news. Farming, my town, baseball ...

Brown County Browser: License Bureau update

The Brown County Website continues to provide updates regarding office staffing during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. We encourage individuals to consult the website for the latest information. This week we had planned to share some of the new opportunities being implemented at the License ...

Town Talk: No toilet paper??

The COVID-19 virus has caused an unusual shortage of toilet paper. Because of this, people may be using other items. Please do not flush anything down the toilet besides toilet paper. Many people purchase wipes for convenience and believe these wipes can be flushed with toilet paper. The ...

Be part of the response – Slowing the curve of COVID-19 in Minnesota

COVID 19 is on the minds of nearly everyone. We are bombarded by information about the disease and it is every ever changing. Right now the disease is spreading around the world, in the US and in Minnesota. COVID 19 is a respiratory illness that is characterized by fever, cough, and ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you like about working with animals? (Question asked Saturday at the 47th Annual Polka Town Market Hog Show)

Weeds: Down home in Luckenbach

Sometimes the successful life we’re livin’ has Pam and me feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys. So, we went to Luckenbach, Texas with Waylon and Willie and the boys. Well, it was just us in our rental car. But we asked around about Waylon and Willie. If those mangled lyrics spark ...

Eagle Update: District 88 ranks high in graduation rate

New Ulm Public Schools takes pride in the work we do to prepare students for life after high school. The 2019 graduation rates were released this past week. New Ulm’s four-year rate was 96.27 percent; number one in the Big South Conference (thirteen schools) and in schools our size. The state ...

Town Talk: Call 811 before you dig, it’s the law

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about your upcoming outside projects, likeplanting trees, shrubs, flowers, or installing a fence or deck. Many of these projects require digging by hand or with the use of power equipment. Before you put a shovel or a stake ...

Brown County Browser: March is Social Work Month

Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society. In March, we celebrate the fact that every day, social workers act as advocates, champions and leaders who make our ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you like about the Big Ideas 4-H Welding Club? (Asked at New Ulm High School Saturday during the club meeting.)

Town Talk: Need money to fix your commercial property?

The City of New Ulm has a loan fund to help you repair your commercial property. The Economic Development Authority (EDA) will contribute 50% of the total loan amount, up to $50,000, for eligible rehabilitation activities. The EDA funds will be provided a two (2) percent annual interest rate ...

Weeds: Lenten journey leads to Easter

Today is Ash Wednesday. Many of us Christians will be walking around with a smudge of ashes upon our forehead. It might seem odd, but this is a favorite day of the year for me. Ash Wednesday heralds another Lent, another chance to get my messy life in order. Unfortunately, my life is like ...

What’s On Your Mind?

Why did you take the Arctic Plunge? (Asked at The Lamplighter’s 2nd annual Arctic Plunge)

Town Talk: Why so many acronyms?

The City of New Ulm is not unique in its abundant use of acronyms. Every department shortens frequently used phrases (FUP) and titles to acronyms that become part of the language or culture in that area. If you hear a city staff member use an acronym you are not familiar with, it’s okay to ...

Eagle Update: Middle School’s 1:1 computer initiative

In the fall of 2019, all students at New Ulm Middle School were issued a Chromebook as part of a 1:1 technology initiative to support teaching and learning in and out of the classroom. In the first few months of the program, all middle school students learned about digital citizenship and ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you like about the River Valley Dutchmen snowmobile hill climb?