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What’s On Your Mind?

When did you first know you loved music? (Asked at the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Showcase Saturday.)

Town Talk: Parking citation system upgraded

The New Ulm Police Department recently upgraded its parking citation system. The upgrades allow for electronically prepared and submitted parking citations by parking enforcement officers and patrol staff. Benefits of the new system include more legible parking citations, citation information ...

Letter from Ulm: ‘Einfach leb!’

“Einfach leb!”, two German words meaning roughly “Just live!” set me at ease after I delivered my elevator speech for the nth time while walking down a gravel road with a few men (and a rather large dog) who work for a ground water treatment facility nearby Ulm. I had just explained ...

What’s On Your Mind?

Why do you participate in Food for Kidz? (Asked Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Sleepy Eye Event Center)

Health Care Happenings: NUMC has a lot to offer health care providers

I am often asked, “How does New Ulm Medical Center continue to recruit talented physicians, when we keep hearing about a national shortage of providers?” (We are grateful to have added 17 physicians and providers across 13 specialties since 2018.) My response usually includes mention of ...

Town Talk: National Friends of Libraries Week

Oct. 20-26, 2019 is National Friends of the Libraries Week. For the 14th year in a row, United for Libraries coordinates efforts for libraries to recognize and celebrate the contributions of their Friends of the Library groups in their communities. New Ulm Public Library is grateful to have an ...

Weeds: A baseball man for all seasons

Being Catholic, I look to the saints for comfort and instruction. Pam makes me keep it in the basement, so you won’t see it when you come in. But I have a small altar to St. Jude, the patron saint of desperate and lost causes. In front of a holy card and votive candle are my Twins hat and Rod ...

Eagle Update: Education curriculum should be challenging

Schools have many activities for students to participate in. There are student clubs and organizations, fine arts, athletics, co-curricular, inter-curricular and support groups. If a student cannot find an area of interest within the school, they can organize a club or group with like-minded ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What got you into match collecting? (Asked at the Great Lakes Match Club meeting at Turner Hall Sunday.)

Town Talk: You ask, we answer

“What are the rules for putting up a fence in the city of New Ulm, and do I need a permit?” You do not need a permit for a fence that is located entirely outside of the required front, side or rear yard setback area of your property, or if the fence is less than 30” in height and less ...

Eagle Update: Eagle Enterprise adds to CTE courses

— Homecoming is a popular time of year in schools. Students participate in the dress-up days, many events are held throughout the week to build on our school spirit and encourage student participation, and the week typically ends with a dance after the football game. Students remember ...

Town Talk: 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 ...

Letter From Ulm: September in Germany

Hello, My name is Emily Bergemann. I am in Ulm, Germany as one of the participants in the Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program from New Ulm, MN. My first month in Germany has been exactly what you could have expected for a first month abroad, challenging and loads of fun. It didn’t take ...

Weeds: To sleep, perchance to…. (snore…)

By Randy Krzmarzick There are a lot of great things about being young. One is that you can mostly ignore your health. That’s true for most, not all, if we’re lucky and/or blessed. At a certain age, though, you begin to think about your health. Let’s pick a number. Oh, say, 63. You have ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What brings you to Oktoberfest? (Asked at the Best Western Plus on Friday)

Town Talk: Fire Prevention Week and product safety recalls

Many of us have purchased something that has had a recall, whether it be a product, food item or a vehicle. Recalls are issued after a safety concern or a product defect is discovered. Are you aware there are many more recalls than what you may hear about and some of those recalls are due to ...

Brown County Browser: Home-based child care business

Have you ever considered starting a home-based child care business? Now may be the perfect time to consider this career, especially if you have children of your own. Brown County has a new, On-line Orientation that allows you to complete the Orientation process on your own time and at your ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What’s your favorite film of all time? (Asked at the New Ulm Film Festival.)