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Town Talk: New Ulm to celebrate Public Power Week

The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will be celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 6 through the 12th along with the American Public Power Association (APPA) and more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million ...

Schell’s responds to concerns about deer herd

We (Schell’s Brewery) received a complaint from a concerned citizen about the condition of our deer at the Schell’s deer park. We thank her for her concern and share in her compassion for the well-being of our deer. As many know, we have had deer at the Schell’s Brewery since we ...

Brown County Browser: What is required before road projects can begin

Maintaining Brown County’s highways and bridges takes a big effort from maintenance workers and contractors. You can see contractors paving roads with bituminous or concrete and building bridges. You see maintenance workers plowing snow, seal coating roads and mowing ditches as well as many ...

Weeds: Memories of Summit Street Stadium

(Editor’s Note: Dean Brinkman is subbing for Randy Krzmarzick this week.) “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The human drama of athletic competition. You are looking live at Summit Street Stadium in beautiful ...

Eagle Update: WLC students play to learn

Play is more than just recess. At Washington Learning Center (WLC) our children play to learn. Playing is integral in social emotional development, developing communication and oral language skills, developing the ability to think independently, using their imagination, being responsible, self ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about Prohibition? (Asked at the "Night at the Museum" fundraising gala on Saturday at the Brown County Historical Society.)

Town Talk: You ask, we answer: RENU update

What is going on with the plans for the Recreation Center (Vogel Fieldhouse) expansion? New Ulm’s local ½ percent sales tax will fund a $9,500,000 construction cost, expansion and remodel of the Recreation Center at 122 S. Garden St. Concept renderings are complete and the final design is ...

Brown County Browser: Changes, challenges in Human Services

“What are the 3 Biggest Human Services Changes in those 46 Years?” First: Movement from use of large institutions, namely state hospitals and nursing homes, to a large array of community based facilities. Some examples are group homes, sections of community hospitals, assisted living ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What are your best memories of Goosetown? (Asked at Riverside Park Saturday during Goosetown Gemuetlichkeit)

What’s Going On: The greatest sea evacuation of all time

Thanks to the Oscar award-winning movie “Dunkirk” which came out in 2017, most of us are familiar with the World War II battle which culminated with a historic sea evacuation that allowed for the rescue of nearly 340,000 allied soldiers. The overpowering German army had pushed the ...

Weeds: Obligation fulfilled

Aug. 15 was a Holy Day of Obligation for us Catholics. Obligations are big in our church. In Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, the German Catholics attend Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility. That’s about right. Sunday Mass is required. Then we have these Holy Days to be sure we’re paying ...

What’s On Your Mind?

Now that summer’s over, what’s on your mind for fall? (Asked at the Lions Club Fly-in Pancake Breakfast.)

Eagle Update: Activities program

The New Ulm Public Schools Activities Department staff, advisors, and coaches would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 School Year. We are fortunate our district offers many opportunities for students to get involved and find ways to connect with their peers and teachers, through fine arts ...

What’s Going On: The new Sunday Journal

Welcome to the new and improved Sunday Journal. This is an exciting time as The Journal continues to reinvent itself in this ever-changing information age and right now, you are holding the first step in that new direction. Each Saturday morning, you are going to receive the Sunday ...

Town Talk: Reducing phosphorus

Phosphorus is a nutrient that the wastewater treatment plant treats every day. It is an essential nutrient for humans, animals and plants to survive. It plays an important role in cell development and usage of energy. Phosphorus comes to the wastewater treatment plant through human waste, food ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What is the best tractor brand? (Asked at the New Ulm Farm Toy Show

Town Talk: New Ulm City Budget

Budget season has been in full swing for City staff. In May of each year the departments begin work on the budget for the following year. Staff use the actual revenue and expenses from the previous year and the year to date numbers for the current year to predict their costs for the coming ...

Weeds: A steam roller hitting town

I first heard the way I hear a lot of things now. In a text. A group of early risers who share thoughts on baseball and local happenings are my first human contacts. “Did you hear anything about Del Monte?” I hadn’t, but within an hour the Sleepy Eye plant closing was official. It goes ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you enjoy about learning about history? (Asked at the walking tour of New Ulm site from the US-Dakota War)