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Detox plays critical role after drug/alcohol arrests

In case you’ve ever wondered what the concrete building is at 510 N. Front St. is, it’s the Brown County Evaluation Center Drug Detox Division. The licensed, privately-owned, non-profit, 24-hour facility is governed by a board of directors comprised of county commissioners from Blue ...

An incredible era at Cathedral

NEW ULM — Looking back 27 years later, former New Ulm Cathedral softball coach Bob Mertz still remembers in great detail his greatest three-year stretch as a head coach, which began in the spring of 1993. That year, Mertz and the Greyhounds won their first-ever state championship in ...

New Ulm residents saving the Monarchs one butterfly at a time

There’s been a lot of bad news for monarch butterflies in recent years. Their numbers have been dropping in recent years, due to a lot of factors, including the loss of habitat, including their favorite food, the milkweed plant. The good news is, there are things people can do to help ...

Krav Maga combines fitness, self defense

NEW ULM — Alpha Krav Maga International self-defense training class has been available in Mankato for a number of years and is now coming to New Ulm. The class is 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Mead Martial Arts Center, 319 N. Front Street. The class is open to anyone older ...

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Sure, throw hot dogs on the grill. But don’t forget bananas

In this pandemic summer, who doesn't want to eat and cook outdoors? And if you're firing up the grill, don't forget dessert. I am bananas for grilled bananas. Fast and easy, they become instant favorites and remind you of classic desserts. And there are so many variations: You can make ...

Support your immune system with grapes

(Family Features) Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve immune function and prevent heart disease and diabetes. When looking to guide ...

Turn homemade ice cream into tasty sandwiches

Ice cream and hot days are a perfect match. Ice cream can be served in many different ways — from sundaes to cakes to sandwiches. Ice cream sandwiches are comprised of a favorite ice cream flavor nestled between wafer-type cakes or cookies. They’re available pre-made in a grocer’s ...

‘Berry’ bountiful muffins

Blueberries are tiny powerhouses of nutrition and eating more of them can be an easy way to get the antioxidants necessary to fend off many different diseases. While blueberries are nutritional allies, they also happen to taste delicious, whether it’s all on their own or mixed into various ...

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Antiques & Collecting: Older globes more valuable

Home schooling and extra time spent with family because of coronavirus health rules have created a demand for maps, globes and more information about other countries. It is not difficult to figure out the probable age of a globe. The older the globe, the higher the price might be. The first ...

Off the Shelf: Eat well, sleep well, live well

I hope everyone is doing ok during these strange times we are living in. In honor of August - National Wellness Month, I have chosen a few books on wellness to tell you about this week. Eat Well Do we really need a book to tell us how to eat? With the deluge of conflicting information ...

Park & Rec Report

Monday night Community Concert- Monday, August 3 at 7 p.m. at Johnson Football Field. Entertainment provided by The Josh Norman Musik Meisters. In case of inclement weather, concert will be moved to the Civic Center North Arena. WE ARE OPEN! Anyone entering our facilities will be asked to ...

Gardening: Diagnosing mineral nutrient disorders in your landscape

Just like humans, plants need balanced nutrition to maintain their health. Mineral nutrient disorders can be a problem in some landscape plants, such as iron chlorosis in red maple, river birch, and pin oak. All landscape plants – including annuals, perennials and woody plants – can ...

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Ashlyn Schoof and Daniel Denning

Ty and Jeanne Shuck of Ellsworth, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlyn Rose Schoof to Daniel Denning, son of Brian Sr. & Kathy Denning of Buffalo, MN, and Sharla and the late Joseph Inggersoll. Daniel is an Inside Sales Rep for MSP Metals in Eagan, Mn Ashlyn is a ...

Jenny Baldwin and David Luepke

David Luepke of Courtland and Jenny Baldwin of Waterloo, IL announce their engagement. The groom-to-be is the son of John and Lorna Luepke of Courtland. He is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School and a 2010 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a Masters ...

Ruth Soeffker and Dale R. Bode

Dale R. Bode of New Ulm and Ruth Soeffker of Arlington announce their engagement. A Nov. 30, 2019, open house wedding is being planned at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Lindsey Hofmeister and Robert Vogel

Mark and Lori Hofmeister of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Hofmeister, to Robert Vogel, son of Dana and Clint Bahe and Todd and Carol Vogel of Mankato. Lindsey is a 2004 graduate of New Ulm High School. She is employed by Walmart in New Ulm. Robert is a 2004 ...

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Ken and Karen Schaefer

Ken and Karen Schaefer of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary Ken Schaefer and Karen Frederickson were married Aug. 1, 1970 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. A private cake/ice cream celebration will be held.

Frank and Betty Lindmeyer

Frank and Betty (Pfarr) Lindmeyer of New Ulm are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Frank Lindmeyer and Betty Pfarr were married July 29, 1950, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.

Larry and Linda Rathmann

The family of Larry & Linda Rathmann, New Ulm wish to congratulate them on their 50th wedding anniversary. Linda (Hemmingsen) and Larry Rathmann were married on July 25, 1970 by Father Pearson at St. Willibrord Catholic church in Gibbon. They intend to celebrate their anniversary with ...

Howard and Phyllis Aschenbrenner

Howard and Phyllis Aschenbrenner of rural New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Howard Aschenbrenner and Phyllis Altmann were married June 7, 1960, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Because of the coronavirus health crisis and social distancing guidelines, a ...

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Springfield, Lamberton Clinics open for primary, specialty care

Despite being thrown a significant curveball by the COVID-19 pandemic, Allina’s newest clinics in Springfield and Lamberton are open and thriving. The clinics, owned and run since April 1 by New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), part of Allina Health, are fully operational and provide primary, ...

End of life resources available through several avenues at NUMC

End of life situations can be extremely difficult not only for the patient but for the family and loved ones in the patient’s life. However, with a certain amount of planning and support from the resources available through Allina Health, these situations don’t have to be quite as ...

HPV vaccine for your child can prevent cancer later in life

Parents want the best for their child, including the best health they can provide for the long term, into adulthood. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is extremely common and every year, in the United States, HPV causes more than 30,000 cases of cancer in men and women. Ensuring that their child has ...

Virtual Prenatal Classes offered at NUMC

We are currently looking into providing a “Virtual Prenatal Class.” Classes would be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays for four consecutive weeks. Each week includes a speaker and education from an OB nurse. It’s recommended that families plan to attend around their seventh or ...

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Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum

Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum were married on May 31, 2019 at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in Kasota, with Sharon Hubly officiating. Parents of the couple are Eric and Janelle Hendrickson and Paul and Darlene Guttum, both of New Ulm. Maid of honor was Kelsey Hendrickson. ...

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu were married on June 29, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in New Ulm by Rev. JoAnne Taylor. Parents of the couple are Dan and Shelley Schugel of New Ulm and Homgmin Liu and Schuyun Li of China. Maid of Honor was Sheila Ruiz. Bridesmaids were Ashley Schugel, ...

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness were united in marriage on December 8, 2018, at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church in rural Hanska. The marriage was officiated by Pastor Sarah Taylor. Parents of the couple are Pat and Deanna Mohr and Lynn and Jane Ahlness, all of rural Hanska. Maid of Honor was ...

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg were married Jan. 19, 2019, at “The Barn at Dunvilla” near Pelican Rapids. Candace is the daughter of Kevin and Sonja Teigen of Moorhead. Matt is the son of Dave and Ruth Mecklenburg of Sleepy Eye. Matron of Honor was Carilynne Elofson, sister of ...