The Journalhttp://www.nujournal.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 29 Jan 2015 23:56:18 EDTThu, 29 Jan 2015 23:56:18 EDT lawmakers react to Dayton's proposed budget PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton released a proposed $42 billion budget on Tuesday that led to a great deal of talk in the Capitol and has raised concerns with Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) and Sen. Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTPutting lipstick on a piglet High School Senior Dan Hayes, right, holds a piglet as teacher Karan Whitmyer kisses the animal in front of the student body Wednesday in the CHS gym.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTCriminal sex trial begins ULM - A three-day trial in Brown County District Court began Wednesday for a man facing a felony 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct charge for an incident involving a 20-year-old housekeeping employee at the Microtel Inn, New Ulm on Aug.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTJudge orders release of records in Doe 30 case that involves Diocese of New Ulm PAUL - A Ramsey County District Court judge ordered Tuesday that the defendants in the Doe 30 lawsuit to produce all records pertaining to sexual abuse reported to have been committed by any priest before 197.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTPUC declines new contract with Xcel Energy/NSP ULM - A new interconnection agreement submitted by Xcel Energy/NSP should not be accepted by the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission, Utilities Director Jim McCabe advised the PUC on Tuesday.Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT