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Remembering the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

NEW ULM — One hundred fifty-six years ago, an armed conflict erupted between several bands of Dakota and settlers in Minnesota and Dakota Territory. That conflict came to be known as the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Stopping into the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS), one is able to ...

Antiques & Collecting: Campeche chairs are collectible, comfortable

This Mexican chair with its leather sling seat is known as a Campeche chair. The style was inspired by a Roman magistrate’s chair, which had a similar shape and sloping seat that was considered very restful. More recent Campeche chairs were made in the 19th century in Latin America, the ...

As Summer winds down, New Ulm Park and Rec Department is Focusing on Fall

NEW ULM — With the end of summer near, now is the time to look ahead to the wide variety of fall activities that the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department offers to those looking to stay busy. The department is wrapping up yet another busy summer, and it is starting to shift its gears ...

The making of… ‘Max Bishop’

NEW ULM — For some New Ulm residents, the summer of 2018 will be remembered the as the summer Max Bishop came to town. Who is Max Bishop? Max Bishop is the name of new independent film directed by New Ulm native Jack Beranek. Starting in May, Beranek and the production team came to New ...

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Have your fruity beverage, and drink it, too

It’s summer. It’s hot. And chances are, you’re feeling extra thirsty. We know drinking water can be boring, but we also know that sugar-sweetened beverages are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet. A 20-ounce soda, for example, can have between 15 and 18 teaspoons of ...

Flavorful, well-marbled short ribs with crunchy crust

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Flavorful, well-marbled short ribs seem like the perfect candidate for grilling, but getting the texture just right can be a challenge. We wanted meltingly tender meat with the nicely browned exterior that the grill provides_without having to constantly fiddle with ...

Say hello to a new favorite summertime snack

Listen up, men, this one’s for you. June is not just about Father’s Day. It’s also Men’s Health Month, an opportunity to raise awareness for men’s health with a focus on prevention. We all know exercise, a good diet, hydration, and getting plenty of sleep are key factors of overall ...

Turkey cuts that will make you want to eat it more than once a year

Every November, we wonder why we don’t eat turkey more often. It’s high in protein, low in calories, affordable, and can instantly turn any side dish into an entrée. But I think we can all agree, preparing the whole bird is a labor of love we can justifiably reserve for special occasions. ...

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Rose of Sharon: not a real rose, but worth growing

An unsung hero of the late summer garden is rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). This shrub's branches are studded with pastel blossoms year after year, despite drought, poor soil or general neglect. Cold winters or sweltering summers similarly leave it unfazed. Despite its tolerance for ...

Public Health Corner: Recreational water illness

Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are caused by the germs found in the water people swim in. Examples of water that can be contaminated include swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, decorative fountains, lakes, rivers, and oceans. The most common bacteria that causes ...

College News

Willmar, Minn. - Ridgewater College is pleased to announce the names of its fall and spring semester graduates. Ceremonies for both campuses took place In May, 2018. Students graduating with a diploma or degree will graduate with Honors if they have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.74, with High Honors if ...

Family Living Focus: Exercises to improve your balance

Having good balance is important for many everyday activities, such as going up and down the stairs. It also helps you walk safely and avoid tripping and falling over objects in your way. Each year, more than 2 million older Americans go to the emergency room because of fall-related ...

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Shelby Wilhelm and Travis Popham

Terry and Renae Wilhelm of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter Shelby to Travis Popham, son of Bob and Cathy Popham of Hayti, SD. Shelby is a 2009 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2015 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. She is employed by Hamlin ...

Miranda Sandberg and Zack Schreiner

Miranda Sandberg and Zack Schreiner announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Tom and Deb Sandberg of Lafayette,and Tim and Mary Schreiner of New Ullm. Both Miranda and Zack are 2013 graduates of New Ulm high school. Miranda is employed as a licensed social worker at Wabasso ...

Madison Kral and Thomas Sletta

Jim and Beth Kral of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Madison Kral, to Thomas Sletta, son of Lee and Teri Sletta of Hanska. Madison is a 2013 graduate of New Ulm High School and graduated in 2016 from South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD with a degree in ...

Tori Meinhardt and Ryan Portner

Tori Meinhardt and Ryan Portner announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ron and Cheryl Meinhardt of Monticello and Craig and Terri Portner of Lafayette. Tori is a 2010 graduate of Osseo High School. She is employed as an early intervention speech language pathologist. Ryan is a ...

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