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Town Talk: City of New Ulm compost site

The City Compost site located at 400 21st Street North is operated by the City of New Ulm Public Works Department. The compost site is open seven days a week during daylight hours all year long so please assist us by self-monitoring the site, as hours will be severely curtailed if we are forced ...

Town Talk: Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week will take place this year from April 19-25. Started in 1958, it has been observed nationally by the American Library Association and libraries across the country every April. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and library staff and to ...

Weeds: An event we will long remember

I keep a monthly calendar where I write down meetings and other obligations. The second week in March, I started to scratch off events. A trickle turned into a torrent, till my calendar was nothing but slash marks. Everything was cancelled. In the past, I liked when a meeting was called off, ...

Eagle Update: District 88 focusing on what’s best for students

Like everyone in Minnesota, we are adjusting to a different set of circumstances around us than three weeks ago. In my last article, I referred to work we do each spring to prepare for the next school year. This is indeed a much different spring than envisioned back then. Our focus remains on ...

Town Talk: Park and Rec System upgrades & improvements

For long-time residents and short-term visitors alike, the Park and Rec system in New Ulm can be large to navigate. Although most residents are familiar with the amenities of our system and its offerings, unless you venture into all the corners of the system continuously, you may be unaware of ...

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.)