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Farm policy explained(?)

February 25, 2015 By Randy Krzmarzick As a farmer/business owner, I want to speak with you other business owners. more »»

District 88 Food Service

February 14, 2015 I would like to introduce myself. I am the new Director of Dinning Services for the New Ulm Public Schools. I have been a Food Service Director for over 20 years. more »»

The threat of inequality

February 11, 2015 I spent a weekend with friends in Minneapolis. We were staying near Loring Park, a few blocks from the Basilica, a generally upscale neighborhoo. more »»

Let’s focus on sustained, strategic funding for transportation needs

January 28, 2015 We agree with Gov. Mark Dayton: Let’s get real about transportation. Minnesotans demand safe and efficient movement of people and goods. more »»

An appeal to younger readers?

January 28, 2015 I like to be honest with my readers: the few, the proud, and the brave. I was recently contacted by the Journal’s Mysterious Upper Management (henceforth referred to as “MUM”). The news isn’t good. more »»

Character Counts at Washington Elementary

January 27, 2015 While Washington Elementary has always worked to create a welcoming and positive atmosphere for students, this year might be better than previous years thanks to a renewed focus on Character Coun. more »»

Catholic Schools Week

January 25, 2015 New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) is celebrating Catholic Schools Week (CSW) Jan. 25 through Jan. 31. more »»

You collect a lot of regrets in life

January 14, 2015 I picked up my phone and saw I had a text and a voicemail from Dean Brinkman. Dean is one of my baseball buddies, and I figured this had to be big Twins news. more »»

Looking ahead to 2015

January 11, 2015 2014 was a positive year for New Ulm Medical Center despite all of the change occurring across the health care industry. more »»

One little word packs a punch

December 31, 2014 We Catholics say the word “amen” a lot. I tried to keep track of the amens during a recent Mass. I came up with 20, give or take. more »»

Looking back at 2014

December 30, 2014 By Jeff Bertrang ISD 88 Superintendent As we close out the year, we spend time looking back at the challenges we faced, the impact we made with others and the accomplishments we were able to achieve. more »»

Christmas list

December 27, 2014 In the spirit of making lists and checking them twice, I’ve decided to come up with a list of my own: what I want for Christmas and for the New Year. more »»

My life is amaze balls

December 19, 2014 By Kerry Hoffman I sometimes think I am the luckiest mother in the world. I mean, I get to spend my days on this farm working side-by-side with Steve, Joey and Russell. more »»

Let’s see Dayton’s top that production

December 17, 2014 Bart Kretschmer stopped over last week to get my order for Fertile Crescent Seed Corn. more »»

What is Community Education?

December 4, 2014 Community Education is a program that connects local citizens and resources through community engagement and collaborative partnerships to improve our schools and the community as a whole. more »»

A child in the military

December 3, 2014 On a fall day, some friends were over picking apples for cider pressing. It was an amazing apple year; if apples were corn we would have grown 500 bushels an acre. more »»

Exciting times for NUHS

November 11, 2014 It is an exciting time for New Ulm High School. more »»

The end of the seasons

November 5, 2014 Twenty some years ago, I wrote a column about the harvest season. I said that farmers are given roughly 45 harvests in their career. That sounded like a big enough number back the. more »»

District 88 Town Hall Meeting

November 1, 2014 Communicating our district priorities and programs to our communities is important to the school board. more »»

Ingenuity solving our problems

October 22, 2014 (Editor’s Note: Randy Krzmarzick is busy harvesting, so Gwen Ruff will fill in for him today.) A woman who helps out at the school where I work gets more mail-order catalogs than you’d imagine exist. more »»

We don’t kid about football

October 8, 2014 Every fall I toss a football into our front closet amid the shoes and coats. Now and then I pick it up. I like the feel of a football, fingers tight on the laces, thumb wrapped back aroun. more »»



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