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Town Talk: September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. We’d love for those of you who do not have a library card to stop by the library and sign up for one. With your card you get access to books, audiobooks, digital materials, movies, magazines, music, newspapers, puzzles, and more! Your New Ulm ...

Brown County Browser: Election update

It should be noted that ballots will be sent to absentee voters the week of October 5th. Voters who reside in mail ballot precincts are scheduled to receive their ballots around October 7th. Ballots are not forwardable, so if a voter in a mail precinct (all townships and the cities of ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you like about the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club hillclimb?

Brown County Browser: County Sheriff reports on current issues

Every couple of months the Brown County Sheriff’s Office submits an article to all of the newspapers in the county regarding anything new or changes that have happened and how it affects how we do business. COVID-19 It seems like a long, long time ago when the Minnesota Governor issued ...

Weeds: Piles of stuff that bring joy

Don and Mel Cook were friends of mine along with Mel’s wife Marie. They’re gone now, which is true for a growing number of people I was partial to. I have baseball friends and farmer friends. The Cooks combined those passions, sort of double dip buddies. The Cooks lived and farmed south ...

MLC president welcomes school year, cites COVID precautions

As Martin Luther College’s new president, I write with considerable gratitude for the overwhelmingly gracious welcome my wife and I have received as new residents of New Ulm. We consider ourselves very blessed to call your community our new home. We also are thankful that you, our host ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What is the best part of coming back to school? (Asked at Martin Luther College)

Brown County Browser: August is Child Support Awareness month

Some facts about Child Support in Minnesota and Brown County: • The Child Support Program is funded 68% by the federal government, 8% by the state and 24% by the counties. • Facts & Figures – County and state child support office provide services for custodial and ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What’s important to you now (Asked at the Brown County Republican Hagedorn For Congress Barbecue Fundraiser at the New Ulm Event Center)

Ask a Trooper: Trailer safety

Question: Can you talk about boat trailer safety with all the traffic we see pulling these things? Answer: State Troopers often encounter motorists pulling trailers that are experiencing breakdowns. Most often it involves a flat tire or trailer wheel bearing. Basic trailer maintenance ...

Weeds: Pandemic ponderings

A lot of routines were disrupted in March. “Disrupted” might be too mild a word. More like smashed, mangled, and buried in the back yard. For Christians, there is nothing more routine than going to church on Sunday. I can’t remember when Mass wasn’t part of my Sunday mornings (or ...

Ask a Trooper: Cell phones & driving

Question: There are way too many other drivers on their cell phones calling or texting. Why don’t you enforce these laws? We never hear about it. Answer: The Minnesota State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies have been, and will continue to be actively involved in Distracted Driving ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What is your favorite bird?( Asked at the Brown County Pigeon & Poultry Association Swap Meet at the Brown County Fairgrounds)

Eagle Update: Planning for the upcoming school year

By Jeff Bertrang ISD 88 Superintendent On Thursday, we were informed how to plan what our school start will look like. Our plans will be based on county health information and recommendations based on what is happening in our communities. We have spent time since June reviewing the ...

Off the Record: Remembering Marcy

When I started working for The Journal back in May 1985, Bruce Fenske was the publisher and general manager. But it didn’t take me long to figure out who the really ran the business. Marcy Perry was the office manager, and she ran a tight ship. You knew, just looking at her, that she was in ...

Weeds: Caught in the grip

In 1991, I helped with an exhibit at the Brown County Historical Society. We called it, “Baseball and Brown County, A Glove Affair.” That’s a little cheesy. But I still like it. The exhibit was a look at the sweep of baseball through the years from New Ulm to Comfrey. We identified the ...

Brown County Browser: Primary two weeks away

Just two weeks and the Primary Election will be behind us and we will be working feverishly to prepare for the November General Election. Those voters who have opted to vote in the Primary from the safety of their homes are encouraged to return their ballots as soon as possible to ensure that ...