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Photo courtesty of MLC Athletic Department
Martin Luther College third-year coach Mark Stein (center, red shirt) talks to his players during a game. Stein has the Knights off to a quick start and the program is seeing a rise in numbers. Stein went 2-18 in his first two seasons but is hoping that he can lead the program to better days ahead.

Rebuilding the MLC football program

NEW ULM — In just a matter of one August day two summers ago, Mark Stein’s professional life at Martin Luther College changed without much warning. That August day in 2015, Stein was working in his office when he was approached by Martin Luther College President Mark Zarling about taking ...

With a little help from her family and friends, 109-year-old New Ulm resident Erna Zahn got up close and personal with some horses earlier this week. The horses were trained and owned by Veleda Cordes at a corral near Courtland, owned by Veleda and Wade Cordes.

For the love of horses

\Erna Zahn enjoyed spending some quality time doing one of her favorite things last Tuesday at the Veleda and Wade Cordes horse corral and barn near Courtland. Zahn turned 109 years old in April and is among the oldest living people in Minnesota, the United States and is among the oldest ...

Staff photo by Connor Cummiskey
Local vintner Duane Laffrenzen won the sweepstakes for amateur wine making at the Minnesota State Fair this year.

State Fair Sweepstakes award makes winemaking all the sweeter

NEW ULM — Local vintner Duane Laffrenzen won some might big bragging rights at the Minnesota State Fair, winning the 2017 Minnesota State Fair Amateur wine making sweepstakes. The sweepstakes winner is the vintner who wins the most points for placing wines in the 22 categories. Laffrenzen ...

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt
Bill Wolf sits in his 2002 Model EZ GO golf cart. Wolf has the distinctions of being the first person to receive a Special Vehicle permit to operate a cart in New Ulm.

Vehicles that are now Street Legal

NEW ULM — Since Labor Day, residents of New Ulm are more likely than ever to see golf carts, ATVs, UTVs and mini-trucks driving the streets. This is because Tuesday, Sept. 5 was the first day it was legal to drive these special vehicles in New Ulm. This summer the city council approved a ...

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Prepare your kids for busy season with energy-sustaining foods!

We all know after the first school bell rings, the race is on. Busy schedules get even busier, the days get shorter, and packing healthy lunches can become more challenging. Fortunately, your Hy-Vee registered dietitian is ready to help with a few motivating pointers. Think Outside the ...

Dinner is solved with advanced meal prep

Many parents plan to gather the kids and loved ones at the dinner table to help build a stronger family and successful kids. But on Tuesday night at 5:00, you are struggling to quickly put together a meal using what is left in the refrigerator, that everyone will enjoy, and that allows you to ...

Start school day right with back-to-school breakfasts

There are several health benefits to eating breakfast as part of a regular routine. Eating breakfast may assist with weight loss or maintenance, increase overall nutrient intake, and help kids perform better in school. A healthy breakfast can also add nutrients such as protein, fiber, calcium, ...

Beef as a complementary first food – and a family food

As one of the first foods introduced to infants (starting at six months), beef provides the nutrients babies need to set the stage for successful development and lifelong health. Make sure to incorporate beef into your meals to help your family members make the most of their days and meals. ...

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Off the Shelf: ‘Before We Were Yours’: Fiction base on history

Stolen children, abuse, secrets, and lies that affected families for generations is the story told in “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. It’s an unbelievable story, so it has to be fictional, right? Although “Before We Were Yours” actually is fiction, the story is based on the ...

Family Living Focus: Alzheimer’s caregiving tips – driving safety

Good drivers are alert, think clearly, and make good decisions. When a person with Alzheimer’s disease is not able to do these things, he or she should stop driving. But, he or she may not want to stop driving or even think there is a problem. As the caregiver, you will need to talk with ...

Antiques & Collecting: Methods of glass coloring effect value

Is a red-and-white glass decanter made of cased glass, flashed glass or stained glass? All three were methods of adding color to a clear glass piece to make it more decorative. The cost and quality of each is different, and collectors should look carefully and ask questions before they buy. ...

In Appreciation

“New Ulm Diabetes Walk” Thanks You The Lions Club of New Ulm and the Lafayette Area Lions Club would like to thank everyone who attended and/or gave donations to our third annual Lions Strides “New Ulm Diabetes Walk” for their support. Forty people enjoyed the walk and more than $8,000 ...

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Tori Zanke and 
Bradly Hagberg

Tori Zanke and Bradly Hagberg

Alan and Kris Hagberg of Lafayette announce the engagement of their son, Brad, to Tori Zanke. Tori is the daughter of Carrie Thomas and Greg Thomas, and Darin and Jessica Zanke, all of New Ulm. An Oct. 28 wedding is planned.

Jessica Brandel and Andrew Gleisner

Jessica Brandel and Andrew Gleisner

Peter and Sharon Brandel of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Andrew Gleisner, son of Mark and Claudia Gleisner of New Ulm. Jessica is a 2008 graduate of Cathedral High School, New Ulm, and a 2014 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings. She is ...

Kelsey Krenz and Jonathan Sellner

Kelsey Krenz and Jonathan Sellner

Kelsey Krenz and Jonathan Sellner announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Roxanne Wieseler and Jeff Krenz of New Ulm, and Janice and Jerome Sellner of New Ulm. An Oct. 21 wedding is planned.

Courtney Berg and Chad Olsen

Courtney Berg and Chad Olsen

Allen and Kayla Berg of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter Courtney Berg to Chad Olsen, son of Joseph and Beth Olsen of Coon Rapids. Courtney is a 2013 graduate of Cathedral High School and a 2017 graduate of St. Cloud State University. She is currently obtaining a Master’s ...

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