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Bockfest: Balmy Day for Brats, Beer

February 7, 2016 NEW ULM — Thousands of people from near and far enjoyed live music, brats, beer, dancing, like-minded people in a wide variety of garb in balmy winter weather at Bockfest at Schell’s Brewery Saturday. more »»

Seifert, Torkelson list top 5 priorities

February 7, 2016 Restoring 2002 LGA level is No. 1 By Fritz Busch Staff Writer SLEEPY EYE — Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) lobbyist Marty Seifert and District 16B Rep. more »»

State Street Theater Valentine for 2016 Reads:

February 7, 2016 By Clay Schuldt Staff Writer NEW ULM — Valentine’s Weekend is less than a week away, and once again the State Street Theater has the perfect date for you and that special someone. more »»

Dayton in Madelia, pledges help

February 6, 2016 MADELIA— As he visited Madelia on Friday, Gov. Mark Dayton pledged help to one business lost in Wednesday’s fire, on the spot. The Tressa Veona Salon was completely lost to the fire. more »»

Fasching: Let the mayhem begin!

February 6, 2016 Mayor Robert Beussman was captured at City Hall by the Narren Friday afternoon, to symbolize the start of the Fasching celebratio. more »»

MVL wins Tomahawk Conference K-Bowl meet

February 6, 2016 Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School (MVL) Opal won the 2016 Tomahawk Conference Knowledge Bowl meet Friday at St. Paul’s Church in New Ul. more »»

Students qualify for State FCCLA

February 6, 2016 Several New Ulm Public School students qualified for the State FCCLA Competition in April by receiving a State Advancer Rating at the Region 2 FCCLA Competition in New Ulm on Thursday, Feb. 4. more »»

Madelia looks toward recovery

February 5, 2016 MADELIA — A hole remains in the heart of Madelia following Wednesday morning’s devastating fire that left several businesses damaged or destroyed. more »»

Presenters discuss heart screening for teens, coping with stress, depression

February 5, 2016 SLEEPY EYE — The father of a 14-year-old Eagan hockey player who died due to heart defects in a AA Bantam hockey tournament two years ago, talked about how the family honors the boy’s memory with a... more »»

Fire destroys large part of Madelia’s Main Street

February 4, 2016 MADELIA — In the early morning hours of Wednesday, an intense fire raced through the middle of the north side of Madelia’s Main Street and destroyed more than six businesses. more »»

Downtown snow removal

February 4, 2016 Downtown snow removal NEW ULM — The New Ulm Street Department will conduct downtown snow removal on Thursday, starting at 1 a.m. and continuing until completion. more »»

Grand Kabaret celebrates 5 years

February 4, 2016 NEW ULM — The Grand Center for Arts & Culture will celebrate a milestone on Friday when it celebrates the five-year anniversary of its Kabaret as a venue for musicians and artists. more »»

Human Right Commission poster, essay contests

February 4, 2016 NEW ULM — The New Ulm Human Rights Commission is holding its 2016 annual essay and poster contests to help guarantee that each individual’s human rights in our community are protected. more »»

Free Slide Show: Kladrau Monastery, 900 Years in Bohemia

February 4, 2016 NEW ULM — The German-Bohemian Heritage Society (GBHS) will present a free slide show titled “Kladrau Monastery, 900 Years in Bohemia” at 1 p.m. more »»

Storm blasts Minnesota

February 3, 2016 NEW ULM — Reports indicated that New Ulm received anywhere from 5 to 8 1/2 inches of snow on Tuesday. Total accumulation for the blizzard was expected to be 10 inches. more »»

Madelia business district hit by fire

February 3, 2016 MADELIA — Madelia firefighters, with reinforcements from several surrounding communities, are battling an early morning blaze that has destroyed several buildings on Main Street in the city's... more »»

Council OKs MIF application for Kraft plant expansion

February 3, 2016 NEW ULM — The City Council unanimously authorized on Tuesday an application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for financial assistance from the Minnesota... more »»

Fasching, Bock Fest offer entertainment options

February 3, 2016 NEW ULM — The countdown to the Fasching festivities is underway. The official start of the German Holiday is Frida. more »»

‘Dear World’ coming to New Ulm

February 3, 2016 NEW ULM — Ten Thousand Things, an award-winning theater company based in Minneapolis, will be coming to New Ulm on Feb. 11. more »»

Brown County Board awards highway contract

February 3, 2016 NEW ULM — Brown County Commissioners unanimously approved awarding a contract for surface rehabilitation projects on CSAH (County State Aid Highway) 3, 17 and 18 to the low bidder Tuesday. more »»

Greg Orear named publisher of The Journal

February 2, 2016 NEW ULM — Greg Orear has been named publisher of The Journal, replacing long-time publisher Bruce Fenske who retired at the end of October in 2015. more »»



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