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Sioux Valley Gun Club welcomes all ages

NEW ULM — Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a young beginner, the Sioux Valley Gun Club in New Ulm offers those interested plenty of opportunity to get out there on the range this summer. The club is more than happy to help shooters of all ages get started having fun this summer in a ...

Nicollet’s Football Family

NICOLLET — Sean and Travis Murphy grew up with the sport of football. Their dad, Tom Murphy, is the longtime coach of the program who has given the community a 9-man football identity as a state powerhouse. Tom Murphy, who recently took over as the head football coach at Nicollet, is ...

Soldier to retire from Army Reserves on Flag Day

Sergeant First Class (E-7) Celeste Bischel maintained a family tradition, to say the least, serving 40 years in the Army Reserve. Her voice crackles with emotion when she realizes her military time ends soon. A Winona High School student, she had a brother in the Army and Navy and her father ...

‘Bliss Stock’ to celebrate, benefit Bliss Kalk

NEW ULM — A little of 1969 will be coming to New Ulm this Father’s Day as the first of an annual music festival raising money for Eden “Bliss” Kalk. Starting at noon Sunday, June 17, Bliss Stock will fill the Turner Hall lawn with music, activities and families the headlining band ...

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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. ...

5 reasons dietitians hope avocado craze never ends

If you’re not eating avocado toast every morning, chances are you’ve at least seen it in your social media feed. For a few good reasons, millennials are obsessed with this creamy green fruit, and dietitians are, too. Here’s why we hope this trend is here to stay. 1. Avocados contain ...

Milk alternatives: Choosing the right one for you

Lactose-free, dairy-free, plant-based — these are all labels you might find on beverages meant to replace cow’s milk. And with the demand for these products on the rise — especially for people with dairy or lactose intolerances and anyone trying to include more plant-based foods in their ...

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Off the Shelf: Is it lonely in here, or is it just me?

Did you hear that? I think very definitely there’s an echo. That’s what happens when there is one less person in the cubicles. cubicles … cubicles. See? Echoes. To take our minds off of the quiet, maybe you want to hear about the books I (just me, all alone) have been reading. Having ...

College News

St. Cloud Technical & Community College has named its honors lists for the Spring 2017-2018 year. Area students on the list include: Jackson Reinarts, New Ulm Nicholas Strate, Sleepy Eye Evan Busche, Winthrop ———— Tonia Henning, of New Ulm, was recently honored at the ...

Antiques & collecting: Stumpwork, centuries old embroidery

Ever notice stumpwork in an antiques auction or shop? It is a type of early embroidery that makes raised designs on a flat textile to make a three-dimensional design. It uses wire or padding to stuff the figure made of thread. This difficult type of embroidery was popular in England from about ...

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Katherine Schwartz and David Reynolds

Katherine Schwartz of Mendota Heights, daughter of Irene Schwartz and the late James Schwartz of Sleepy Eye, and David Reynolds of Des Moines, Iowa, son of Marsha and Raymond Reynolds of Leon, Kan., announce their engagement. Katherine is employed by Incentive Services in Edina, and David is ...

Amber Guseman and Bradley Nicklay

David and Susan Guseman of Grand Forks, ND announce the engagement of their daughter Amber May Guseman to Bradley Clayton Nicklay, son of Gerald and Mary Nicklay of New Ulm. Amber is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She is ...

Kayla Gieseke and Adam Portner

Kayla Gieseke and Adam Portner announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Lorie Gieseke and the late Henry Gieseke of New Ulm, and Craig and Terry Portner of Lafayette. Kayla is a 2013 graduate of New Ulm High School. She is employed by Oak Hills Nursing Home in New Ulm. Adam is ...

Emily Lewandowski and Cody Musel

Ryan and Maria Lewandowski of New Ulm announcement the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Lewandowski, to Cody Steven Musel, son of Steven and Shannan Musel of Frost, MN. Emily graduated in 2013 from New Ulm Catherdal High School. In 2016, Emily graduated with honors from South Dakota ...

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