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State BMX will attract riders and visitors

It is a great weekend for bicycle enthusiasts, especially those who participate in BMX competition. On Sunday, the River Valley BMX track in New Ulm will host a state qualifier. Races start at 11:25 a.m. Sunday. It is anticipated several hundred riders, ranging in age from toddlers to 60-year-olds, will participate in the races. The BMX qualifier brings in riders and families from across the state and it is a great way to show off New Ulm to the larger biking community.

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Junior Pioneers Park shelter is complete

After four years of construction and preparation, a new park shelter has been completed in Junior Pioneer Park. The Junior Pioneers were able to celebrate the completion of the shelter Thursday, during the group’s 101st anniversary of owning the park. Junior Pioneer Park is one of the few private parks owned in New Ulm. The park is located on the north bank of the Cottonwood River and is a beautiful location to host events. The completion of the shelter will likely increase the usage of a park that has strong ties to the founding of the community.

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Celebrate Father’s Day, recognize

Juneteenth Day

Two major holidays are coming up within the next week; Sunday is Father’s Day and Wednesday is Juneteenth. Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June and is a fairly well-known holiday. The Juneteenth holiday is celebrated on the 19th of June and was only recently recognized as a federal holiday in 2021. Juneteenth is an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865 that Union soldiers ordered the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas after the end of the Civil War.

The Journal wishes all dads’ a great Father’s Day weekend and encourages everyone to recognize Juneteenth Wednesday.

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