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The New Ulm Figure Skating Club presents… ‘Blades on Broadway’

NEW ULM — ‘Blades on Broadway’, the New Ulm Figure Skating Club’s (NUFSC) 2019 ice show, will slide into the New Ulm Civic Center (NUCC) this coming Saturday and Sunday. Performance times will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and also at 1 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $10 for ...

New Ulm CrossFit hosts Granites Games

NEW ULM — Shortly after his wife Brandy joined CrossFit, Jeff Toomer knew that he too wanted to see what all the hype was about. So Toomer joined seven years ago in Mankato, and now he’s the co-owner/head coach at the New Ulm CrossFit location, a job that has enabled him to gain friends ...

NUPU has been keeping the lights on for a long time in New Ulm

NEW ULM — The Electric Distribution plant of the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission has kept the lights on in the community for decades. Providing electricity and power to over 7,200 customers, the plant produces about 5,000 megawatts of electricity every year. The plant has pumped out ...

New Ulm’s ‘Underground City’

New Ulm’s ‘underground city’/tunnels were commonly known as the ‘steam tunnels’ because the steam lines were placed inside the existing tunnels under the sidewalks of Minnesota Street. The tunnels, however, were not built for the steam lines. The tunnels were built long before the ...

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Try this dimpled, chewy, herb-topped deep-dish focaccia

Centuries ago, focaccia began as a by-product: When bakers needed to gauge the heat of the wood-fired oven — focaccia stems from focolare and means "fireplace" — they would tear off a swatch of dough, flatten it, drizzle it with olive oil, and pop it into the hearth to bake as an edible ...

For streamlined chicken enchiladas, use a slow cooker

Chicken enchiladas offer a rich and complex combination of flavors and textures, but traditional cooking methods can be tedious. We wanted a more streamlined recipe for chicken enchiladas—one that utilized our slow cooker to make the filling and that enabled the enchiladas to be quickly ...

Great tasting oatmeal doesn’t need to comes in a packet

If you think oatmeal comes in a packet, think again. They know about oatmeal in Ireland and Scotland, where whole-grain, steel-cut oats are popular. Yes, these slightly chewy oats take longer to cook than old-fashioned rolled oats (and way longer than instant oats in a packet), but the ...

A bean chili that’s as rich and savory as any meat chili

Black bean chili should be primarily about the beans — they should be creamy, tender, and well-seasoned. We wanted a hearty bean chili that was as rich, savory, and deeply satisfying as any meat chili out there, yet simple to make in our multicooker. Tasters preferred the creamy, tender ...

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Off the Shelf: Being prepared

Meal prep is a popular trend these days. Preparing your meals ahead of time is a great way to save time and money, not to mention alleviating mealtime stress. We’ve all been there…its 6 pm, you’re tired, and there is no meal in sight. Do you resort to pizza or something similar that is ...

Master Gardener: February garden hints

• To keep Valentine flowers looking their best, always use lukewarm water mixed with floral preservative. Adding pennies or aspirin in the water won’t help. Keep the flowers in a cool location, out of direct sunlight. Keep them away from stored fruits and vegetables as produce emits ...

Antiques & Collecting: Lincoln remembered, memorialized over years

President Abraham Lincoln has been memorialized in many ways since his death in 1860, but there are things that few people remember today. 1. The president and his wife, Mary Todd, had four sons. Three died young. “Eddie” (Edward Baker) Lincoln, born in 1846, died at 3 years old in 1850. ...

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Kiersten Bourgault and Josh Cole

Vince and Patti Bourgault of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Kiersten, to Josh Cole, son of Jeff and Christine Cole of St. Louis. Kiersten is a 2013 graduate of North Dakota State University. She is employed by Lakanto as a Food Scientist in Orem, UT. Josh is a 2011 ...

Elizabeth Ludewig and Erik van Mechelen

Ken and June Ludewig of Sleepy Eye announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Ludewig to Erik van Mechelen, son of Gertjan van Mechelen and Marcia Marty of Chokio. Elizabeth is a 2008 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2016. ...

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dave and Ruth Mecklenburg of Sleepy Eye, and Kevin and Sonja Teigen of Moorhead. Candace is a graduate of Moorhead Senior High School State University-Moorhead, Anoka Ramsey Community College and ...

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness

Carrie Deanna Mohr and Riley Lynn Ahlness announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Pat and Deanna Mohr and Lynn and Jane Ahlness, all of rural Hanska. Carrie is a 2009 graduate of Cathedral High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013 at MSU-Mankato. She is employed as a ...