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New Ulm Kraft plant to lose 90 jobs

The Kraft plant in New Ulm will lose about 90 jobs under a restructuring plan that includes a $25 million investment in new equipment and infrastructure. Company officials say the plan could result in the loss of 80 full-time hourly positions and 10 salaried positions. Kraft has been in New Ulm since 1955 and employs 555 people at the plant.

Changes at Kraft Foods could mean fewer jobs at New Ulm plant

Kraft Foods Group says it plans to restructure its plants in New Ulm, Minn., Champaign, Ill., and Springfield, Mo. The New Ulm Journal reports the Illinois-based food and beverage conglomerate plans to invest $25 million in new packaging equipment and related infrastructure, but as many as 90 jobs in Minnesota could eliminated. The changes will take place throughout next year.

Minnesota border collie among top US agility dogs

Joni Steinbach, of New Ulm, trains her dog Sport in their backyard agility course, and they attend numerous competitions around the nation. In one recently, Sport placed fourth at the American Kennel Club National Dog Agility Championship in Reno, Nev., out of a field of 267 dogs in her class.

New Ulm's sauerkraut eating champion? An exchange student from Germany

The sauerkraut eating contest that's part of New Ulm's Bavarian Blast gained a little extra authenticity this weekend. Winner Valentine Gasteiger hails from the land of the original Ulm. The German exchange student is spending the summer in Red Wing. On his trip to New Ulm he put away 16 ounces of sauerkraut in two minutes. And didn't even spill.

New Ulm, Schell's brew up new image

New Ulm and the hometown Schell's brewery -- the state's oldest -- are both ramping up marketing efforts to attract younger, more affluent customers and establish the community as a vacation destination.