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Cool new addition THUMBS UP: The new splash pad in North Park should be a welcome addition to the New Ulm Park & Rec’s facilities this weekend, when temperatures are predicted to soar into the 90s. Splash pads are water features that don’t have pools, just a flat surface where kids ...

Hoping for a state budget agreement

It’s hard to know how negotiations on the Minnesota State Budget are progressing. The negotiations are being conducted behind closed doors, and no one is giving out any progress reports. In a way, it’s comforting. In the past, the Republicans or the Democrats would come out from the ...

Sveine shares mayoral qualities

New Ulm’s newest mayor, Terry Sveine, was appointed by the New Ulm City Council on Tuesday to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Robert Beussman. Sveine shares many of the qualities possessed by past mayors, qualities that will help him represent the city well. First, he has ...

Osaka raises mental health awareness

May was Mental Health Awareness Month, and it ended with a huge rise in the issue of awareness, thanks to Naomi Osaka, one of the top women’s tennis players in the world who withdrew from the Frech Open Monday because of anxiety brought on by talking to the media. Osaka had been fined ...

The truth about Jan. 6 will out

Thirty-five Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted against creating a non-partisan commission to examine the causes and activities of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But that doesn’t mean that we, the people, will never know the truth. The FBI is investigating and charging those ...

They gave their all

As we celebrate Memorial Day today, we can be grateful for those American troops who are coming home from Afghanistan, where our soldiers have been deployed since 2001 in response to the 9-11 attacks. But especially, we honor today those who did not come home, those who gave their lives in ...