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NEW ULM – Pam Krzmarzick, a certified tai chi and qi gong instructor at the New Ulm Wellness Collective, said she sees herself as more of a facilitator than a teacher. “I call myself a student too,” she said. “More so than a teacher.” Krzmarzick teaches tai chi and qi gong ...

Sugar Shanty   Couple keeps maple syrup tradition alive

NEW ULM — If you’re traveling down the KC Road in early spring and the temperatures just right, your olfactory senses might be treated to one of the best scents ever: maple syrup. Tyler Zollner and Lori Moldan have been producing their own brand of syrup known as “Sugar Shanty” syrup ...

State Street Theater presents… “Drinking Habits”

NEW ULM — Silliness, secrets and plot twists are promised this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday as the State Street Theater Company presents Tom Smith’s “Drinking Habits”. Showtime will be 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. General ...

NUHS presents: “Newsies”

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School will present “Newsies” from March 29-31 at the High School Auditorium. The musical is based on a strike by newspaper boys who have to go on strike because of Joseph Pulitzer, who set up rules that made it more difficult for the newsies to make ...

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We made a deeply flavorful chicken tagine – in about an hour

We love the way the liberal warm spices, sweetness, and tart brininess of a tagine enliven workaday chicken, so we set to develop a chicken tagine with depth of flavor—in about an hour. We followed our standard for braised chicken recipes: We browned the skin-on chicken pieces to give the ...

Make these toothsome noodles with shreds of tender chicken

Much like a Chinese finger trap that lures by appearing to be a toy, sesame noodles are not what they seem. You may think of them as merely a humble bowl of cold noodles, but don't be fooled — just one bite and you're hooked on these toothsome noodles with shreds of tender chicken, all tossed ...

Honey is the glue that keeps these granola bars together

Great granola bars put the flavor of the oats at the forefront while supporting players back them up with a mellow sweetness. We found that toasting the oats with a little oil and salt before mixing them with the other ingredients really deepened their flavor. Honey provided plenty of ...

Short ribs in a beer and cider vinegar lead to great tacos

Carne deshebrada, literally meaning "shredded beef," is a common offering at Mexican taco stands. It's made by braising a large cut of beef until ultra-tender and then shredding the meat and tossing it with a flavorful rojo sauce made with tomatoes and/or dried chiles. Although short ribs are ...

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Off the Shelf: Books about libraries

Librarians love to read about libraries and librarians and we love to encourage others to read about them, too. Libraries are a great setting for mysteries, romances, adventures, and more, plus give the author a chance to introduce lots of interesting characters. Here are a few books about ...

Antique beds might not fit modern sizes

Can an antique bed be used in a modern home without difficulties? Yes and no. The beds used before about 1900 are shorter and narrower than the standard sizes used today. That means to use the beds, the fitted sheets, blankets, box springs and mattresses may have to be custom made. It might ...

Gardening: Container gardens for every occasion

Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations. Pick a color scheme appropriate for the occasion or a variety of colors and shapes sure to add a festive touch. Look for opportunities to include ...

Public Health Corner: Ready? Set? Have a plan for tornado

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a tornado as a violently rotating column of wind that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground. These storms can bring winds that rotate at greater than 200 miles per hour, causing severe damage or destruction to buildings, homes, and ...

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Allison Nass and Paul Spaude

Thomas and Janice Nass of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Nass, to Paul Spaude, son of Michael and Rachel Spaude of Antigo, Wisconsin. Allison is a 2009 graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School. She received her nursing degree from Augustana College in ...

Molly Gareis and Zachary Kaiser

Fred and Sandy Gareis of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly, to Zachary Kaiser, son of Nancy Kaiser and the late Tony Kaiser, of Henning, MN. Molly is a 2009 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2013 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. She is employed by ...

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu

Dan and Shelley Schguel of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Schugel, to Chao Liu, son of Shuyin Li and Hongmin Liu of Heilongjiang, China. Stacey is a 2014 graduate of New Ulm High School and is currently attending Minneapolis College for Early Childhood Development. ...

Denver Hertling and Brandon Splinter

John and Deb Hertlling of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Denver Hertling, to Brandon Splinter, son of Chris and Derek Bartz and Dale Splinter of Fairmont. Denver is a 2013 graduate of New Ulm High School, and a 2017 graduate of Presentation College. She is employed by Mayo ...

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Gene and Georgine Tepley

Gene and Georgine Tepley of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were married on April 12, 1969 at Nora Unitarian Church in Hanska. They are celebrating their milestone with family.

Bob and Sharlene Ahlers

Bob and Sharlene Ahlers of New Ulm recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop on Jan. 25, 1969.

Kenneth and Virginia Landkammer

Kenneth and Virginia Landkammer of Clements are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 16. A Mass of Celebration will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Morgan.

Clinton and Darlene Nelson

Clinton and Darlene Nelson of Hanska will observe theier 60th wedding anniversary quietly with family. Clinton Nelson and Darlene Tabatt were married Oct. 18, 1958, in Ripon, Wis.

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Preventing joint injury

Our joints are complex structures that allow us to do all types of movements, from knitting, walking, playing piano, and throwing a football to running a marathon. Injuries, strain from repetitive motion, obesity, some health conditions and the effects of aging can interfere with our joints, ...

Meet local emergency medical services staff

New Ulm locals Justin Bruns and Kaylie Shaw were both drawn to a health care career with Allina Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS). As an emergency medical technician (EMT), Bruns assists paramedics when an ambulance is called for emergency medical care. With an EMT certification, Bruns ...

Kelly Jarcho, CNP, now seeing patients at NUMC

Kelly Jarcho, CNP, says it is her patients’ resiliency that inspires her in her job as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. “Everybody has a story, and everybody has situations in their lives where they could use some help,” said Jarcho. “My patients’ resilience inspires me. The things ...

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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 ...

Betty Shin and Matt Soukup

Betty Shin and Matt Soukup were married Nov. 4, 2018, at The Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina, Hawaii. Mother of the bride is Yon Suk Kim of Bloomington. Father of the bride is Kyung Ho Shin of Soul, South Korea. Parents of the groom are Paul and Linda Soukup of New Ulm. The couple resides ...

Sarah Rosenau and Clayton Strobel

Sarah Rosenau and Clayton Strobel were married Aug. 25, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Ulm. Parents of the bride are Randy and Cindy Rosenau of New Ulm. Parents of the groom are Ron and Patty Strobel of Henderson. Maid of honor was Amanda Rosenau. Bridesmaids were Marie Rose, ...