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New Ulm Film Society brings 1st ever film festival to New Ulm

NEW ULM — Grab your popcorn, pull up a chair and strap in for two days of films and fun as the first ever New Ulm Film Festival (NUFF) takes place Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture and State Street Theater. Concocted by the New Ulm Film ...

Springfield wrestling program gets a new start

SPRINGFIELD — As a longtime wrestling coach, Springfield’s Todd Bertram had a vision one day of breaking away from the co-operatives that Springfield had been paired with and starting a program of its own. So Bertram looked at the wrestling numbers at the younger levels and started a plan ...

Sleepy Eye Del Monte plant has distinguished history

Warren Cook of Sleepy Eye still remembers working cleanup with his twin brother Warren at the Del Monte plant during the summer of his high school and college years. “That was 50 years ago last summer. I was thankful (human resources employee) Gerald “Boomer” Plahn gave me the chance to ...

Wu telling MLC’s story through the video lens

NEW ULM — For Michael Wu, a videographer on Martin Luther College’s public relations student photography team, connecting people through a visual narrative is a chief reason why he lives behind the lens. “One of the advantages of being a student photographer is my job is to capture ...

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From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star

Here's a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. "It's all about how it is prepared, how it's elevated," says Paul Kahan, a James Beard award-winning ...

Got a haul of apples for fall? Here’s what to do with them

NEW YORK (AP) — It's that time of year again, when fresh apples are piled high at farmer's markets. If you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, you can take the day and pick your own bushel of apples. But whether you are picking them at the market or off a tree, there are many great ...

A flavorful family meal

(Family Features) If your family struggles to make meal time happen, try creating kid-friendly recipes that bring everyone together at the table. For example, these Pulled Pork Sandwiches from “Family Table by Robert Irvine” can help you incorporate assistance from your kids to nourish both ...

5 tips for a tasty tailgate

(Family Features) — Casual and diehard sports fans alike can all agree one of the best parts of game day is the tailgate. Whether you're heading to the game to take part in the action or tuning in on the big screen, you can light up the scoreboard this season with these tips for a fun, easy ...

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College News

The following students graduated after the spring 2019 session at South Dakota State University. The students listed below completed all requirements for a degree and/or certificate program and those requirements have been verified by the appropriate college. The names of honor graduates ...

Gardening: Alliums for every garden

Short or tall, big or small, ornamental alliums are a treat for flower gardeners and for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Plant the bulbs in fall and enjoy months of colorful spring and summer blooms - this year, and for years to come. Just like their relatives, onions and chives, ...

Public Health Corner: Be prepared, not scared

Natural Disasters in 2018 combined over 46 Billion dollars and cost 197 individuals their lives. So why do we plan for disasters? We plan for disaster’s to protect the safety and well-being of our children, loved ones, homes, domestic pets, and community. Knowledge applied is power. ...

Antiques & Collecting: Ivory pie crimper has unusual history

Old tools can be hard to identify because many are no longer used. A carved ivory leg with a little wheel at the top looks like it might be a toy or a drawing aid, but it would be odd to make a tool of ivory. This auction item, recently sold by Eldred’s Auctions, is a pie crimper, probably ...

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Robin Kolstad and James Arndt

Kevin and Laurie Kolstad of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter Robin Kolstad, to James Arndt, son of Randy and Renee Arndt of New Ulm. Robin is a 2013 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2017 graduate of Winona State University in Winona. She is employed at the Leo A. ...

Ashley Pfarr and Scott Mages

Brian and Julie Pfarr of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Pfarr, to Scott Mages, son of Tom and Sharon Mages of New Ulm. Ashley is a 2014 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2018 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. She is employed at Robert ...

Lexi Platz and Eric Niemerg

Paul and Donita Platz of Lafayette announce the engagement of their daughter, Lexi, to Eric Niemerg, son of Joe and Deb Niemerg of Dieterich, IL. Lexi is a 2012 graduate of GFW High School in Winthrop, and a 2016 graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is employed at The Equity in ...

Taylor Moldan and Bryce Kloeckl

Glen and Lisa Moldan of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Moldan, to Bryce Kloeckl, son of Tim and Jane Kloeckl of Arlington. Taylor is a 2010 graduate of New Ulm Cathedral High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, where she ...

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Dennis and Cherry Jeske

Dennis and Cherry Jeske of Hanska are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 13, quietly at home. They were married Sept. 13, 1969. As they are unable to receive visitors at the farm, a card shower is being held so friends and well-wishers can send them greetings. This ...

Delmar and Marlene Ranweiler

Delmar and Marlene Ranweiler of rural Gibbon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the St. George Parish Center. Your presence is your gift. Delmar Ranweiler and Marlene Simon were united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1969, at the Cathedral of the Holy ...

Gene and LaDonna Rodewald

Gene and LaDonna Rodewald of New Ulm are marking their 60th wedding anniversary today. Gene Rodelwald and LaDonna Lieske were married on Aug. 30, 1959, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Arlington Township. The accompanying photo was taken at their honeymoon lake in northern Minnesota where they ...

Tom and Lynae Flatau

Tom and Lynae Flatau of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the American Legion Club in New Ulm. Lynae Samuelson and Tom Flatau were united in marriage on Aug. 3, 1969, at the United Church of Christ in Winthrop.

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Medicare Advantage: A seamless connection between body, mind & spirit

Imagine a scenario where your health care provider and health insurance company work together to ensure your experience is both efficient and meets your personal needs. One that provides coordinated care where your doctors, hospitals, specialists, and your health plan are all part of one ...

Telehealth: Transforming patient care in New Ulm

People in small towns and rural areas get the same illnesses that people in larger cities do, but they may not have access to the same kinds of doctors. That is changing in New Ulm, thanks to the expanding use of telehealth technology at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC). Telehealth technology, ...

Lauren Murphy, DO, to see patients at NUMC

New Ulm Medical Center is excited to welcome Lauren Murphy, DO, adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist in October of 2019. Murphy will be the first child and adolescent psychiatrist at New Ulm Medical Center, where she will practice part-time via telehealth. Telehealth is the use of ...

Heart of New Ulm Tobacco 21 Campaign coming this fall

Across Minnesota, from St. Peter and Mankato to Twin Cities’ suburbs and Duluth, Tobacco 21 (T-21) efforts are gaining ground. According to the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation’s Tobacco 21 website (tobacco21.org), as of May 2019, more than 34 Minnesota communities had passed laws to ...

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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 ...

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 ...