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Living with Cancer

NEW ULM — Dean Tessmer does not look sick. In fact, for a 61-year-old he appears to be in great shape. But Tessmer has been battling Stage 4 Prostate Cancer for eight years, a battle he plans to keep fighting. His cancer has progressed to the point where he cannot be cured, but he can ...

The New Ulm middle school presents… Saga of the Golden Horseshoe

NEW ULM — Giddy up! The New Ulm Middle School would like to invite ya’ll to a wisecracking, slapstick western spoof called Saga of the Golden Horseshoe. The play will be performed at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. on April 13 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 14. The cast is ...

Get ready: Summer is coming!

NEW ULM — Even with the long winter this year, summer is eventually coming, although it doesn’t feel like it. The New Ulm Park and Rec Department once again has a variety of activities for the Summer of 2018 for people of all ages throughout the community. Summer registration begins at ...

Moldova: another tough job that we have come to love

Editor’s note: Tom and Marcy Macaulay are former New Ulm residents. Tom was the New Ulm assistant city manager for several years before he and Marcy decided to join the Peace Corps. Here is a report on their most recent assignment. For the past year and a half we have been living in a small ...

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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 ...

Sugar Substitutes: The good, the bad, and the really sweet

They’re everywhere. In low-calorie ice creams, yogurts, breakfast bars, diet sodas, and more. Stevia, tagatose, erythitol — and blends of all of the above — these are just a few examples of the sugar substitutes you might find on an ingredient list. But what are they, why are they ...

Should you be taking a fiber supplement?

Perhaps this is a better question: Are you getting at least 28 grams of fiber per day? That’s the recommended daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Turns out the average American only gets 15 or 16 grams of fiber each day. While many dietitians encourage clients to consume fiber-rich ...

How the cauliflower can morph into movie night snack

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine's disdain for cauliflower. She was always my veggie-loving kiddo, so I was stumped by her dislike of one my favorites. Who doesn't love roasted cauliflower florets, with those crispy ...

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Off the Shelf: Changing the Children’s Room at the New Ulm Public Library

My work hours are spent in a spacious, sunny room on the top floor of an 81-year-old building at 17 North Broadway. In 1937, when the doors first opened, this space housed the entire public library collection. Patrons entered by going up the stately steps on the north side of the building. ...

SEE.SAFE.SMART: Ride with the Flow to stay safe

Now that the snow has finally melted and hopefully won’t return for several more months, those bike sharrows painted on many of New Ulm’s streets are easier to see. Many people have questions about the purpose of the bike sharrows — and why they are placed where they are on the street. ...

College News

AMES, Iowa — At Iowa State University’s fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 15-16, 2017, 2,286 graduates received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,887 undergraduate degrees. New Ulm, MN Allison Bastian, Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business ——— Cassandra Kretsch has been ...

Master Gardener: Fruit flies or fungus gnats

Question: I have fruit flies all over my houseplants. How do I get rid of them? I am not sure if you are describing fruit flies or fungus gnats. You will have to look closely at one that is dead. I will describe both types to you. Identification is important so you know how to proceed in ...

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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 ...

Megan Grussendorf and Brad Clyne

Megan Grussendorf and Brad Clyne announce their engagement. Parents of the bride are Steve and Patty Grussendorf of New Ulm. Parents of the groom are Brian and Dawn Clyne of Searles. Megan is a 2011 graduate of University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and is employed by Hunt Electric ...

Amber DeSaer and Ryan Pool

Don and Phyllis DeSaer of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber DeSaer, to Ryan Pool, son of Geri Pool and Kevin and Charlotte Pool. Amber graduated in 2004 from New Ulm Public High School and in 2008 from University of Minnesota Mankato with a Marketing Degree. Amber is ...

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