The Journalhttp://www.nujournal.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 7 Jul 2015 15:46:26 EDTTue, 7 Jul 2015 15:46:26 EDT 14 expansion begins - Decades in the making, a two-year, $31 million Highway 14 four-lane expansion project from Nicollet to North Mankato began Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Nicollet County Highway shop. The project with a .Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTState Street Theater takes over Middle School Auditorium title ULM -With the signing of legal papers on Monday, Cenate LLC turned over ownership of the former New Ulm Middle School auditorium to The State Street Theater C.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTAir advisory, health alert issued PAUL - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued an air pollution health alert for all of Minnesota Monday due to smoke blowing in from Canadian forest fires. Heavy smoke returned to Minnesota following a storm syste.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTFront Street project moves to Phase II Front Street project has moved into Phase II and is now closed from the south side of the Minnecon Drive intersection to the east-bound ramp for HWY 1.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTLightning strikes house; family displaced ULM - New Ulm firefighters responded to a house fire early Monday that forced the evacuation of a family of three from the residence located at 400 N. Franklin St. "The homeowner said lightning struck the house at about 2:55 a.m.Tue, 7 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT