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Molly Hennig (left) and Peter Michael von der Nahmer (right) rehearse the song “It’s a World of Repetition” at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture.

“Growing Young, Growing Wise” to premiere in New Ulm

NEW ULM — New Ulm’s visiting composer will be showing off the culmination of the time he spent here on Saturday, Aug. 26. Peter Michael von der Nahmer’s “Musical Tales Concerto: Growing Young, Growing Wise” is slated to start at 7 p.m. at the State Street Theater. Tickets are $5 and ...

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Holy Trinity Cathedral Music Director Nathan Knutson stands next to a row of organ pipes in the loft of the Cathedral. The parish is completing a two-year program to replace its old organ, and will be dedicating it with a special mass celebrated by Bishop John M. LeVoir today at 10 a.m.

Making a Joyful Noise

NEW ULM — The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is ready to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord” with the completion of a two-year project to install a new pipe organ. Its previous organ, built in the 1980s by Dan Jaeckel of Duluth, was relatively young. But structural issues made the ...

Photo courtesy of Terry Helget
Terry Helget takes a swing during an amateur baseball game as part of the Essig Bluejays.

A Life in Baseball: Terry Helget’s legacy as player, umpire earn him HOF nod

SLEEPY EYE — Terry Helget lives, sleeps and breathes baseball. The 48-year-old Sleepy Eye resident has spent pretty much his entire life around the ballpark — from his days as the bat boy for the famous Stark Longhorns amateur baseball team to his All-Conference years at New Ulm Cathedral ...

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Cousins Robin Huiras and Joe Huiras together last December. Both have Dyskeratosis Congenita, a rare hereditary disease.

The fight of her life

Robin Huiras decided long ago that rather than sit and feel sorry for herself, she could do the exact opposite and raise awareness for the rare disease that she was born with. Huiras’ life changed at age 10 when she received the news that she had Dyskeratosis Congenita (DC), a disease that ...

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Beef as a complementary first food – and a family food

As one of the first foods introduced to infants (starting at six months), beef provides the nutrients babies need to set the stage for successful development and lifelong health. Make sure to incorporate beef into your meals to help your family members make the most of their days and meals. ...

KitchenWise: Crispy Shrimp Tacos are baked, not fried

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press From taco trucks to Mexican restaurants, tacos are just about everywhere these days. And why not? A taco is exactly as handy, versatile and filling as a sandwich, and crunchy to boot. Lots of folks dream of making these fried corn tortillas at home, but some ...

The importance of healthy hydration

When it’s your turn to fuel your athletes, it does not need to be a daunting task. Busy active kids and athletes need adequate hydration: 1. Fluids keep the body cool, provide electrolytes, and work to prevent dehydration. 2. Additional fluids replace electrolytes and the fluids lost ...

Do good for your gut with probiotics

One of the more recent health crazes is adding more probiotic-rich foods into our diet… and for good reason! Probiotics help increase the amount of good bacteria in our gut flora, the space where millions of both good and bad bacteria live in our gut. Recent research is showing how the health ...

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In Appreciation

School Backpack Program a huge success A huge thank you to everyone who contributed school supplies, provided drop off sites in all the communities, donated funds to purchase items that were still needed and to the volunteers who helped sort and distribute the huge piles of supplies. ...

Breastfeeding support in the workplace benefits employers, moms and babies

The Brown County Public Health WIC Program is celebrating Minnesota Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August and World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7. The numbers tell the story. More than 80 percent of new mothers in Minnesota WIC choose to breastfeed, according to the Minnesota Department of ...

Master Gardener: Baby carrots are not baby carrots

Ten years ago, National Public Radio opened a radio news segment with several words about a man few knew. Mike Yurosek, a carrot farmer from California, had passed away earlier that year. The homage was short but for many of those listening, it must have been eye-opening. Yurosek actually ...

Family Living Focus: Caregivers Challenge: Finding Daycare Options

Caregivers who are just beginning their journey may feel day care services are for later stages of their loved one’s situation.  The sooner caregivers locate and enroll their family member in a program, the greater the benefit for all concerned.  Finding the appropriate day care can be ...

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Kari Jo Riederer 
and Jeffrey Borth

Kari Jo Riederer and Jeffrey Borth

Patrick and Jane Riederer of Sleepy Eye announce the engagement of their daughter Kari Jo, to Jeffrey Borth, son of James and Barbara Borth of Fairfax. Kari Jo is a 2011 graduate of Sleepy St. Mary’s High School and a 2013 graduate of Ridgewater College. Jeffrey is a 2005 graduate of GFW ...

Mandy Indvik 
and Nathan Evers

Mandy Indvik and Nathan Evers

Paul and Debbie Indvik of St. John, ND announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy Indvik, to Nathan Evers, son of Jon Evers and Chris Evers of New Ulm. Mandy is employed by Good Samaritan Society as a nurse in Bottineau, ND. Nathan is employed by Larson Farms as an equipment operator ...

Samantha Mecklenburg and Brendan Clemente

Samantha Mecklenburg and Brendan Clemente

Dave and Ruth Mecklenburg of Sleepy Eye, along with Frank and Margot Clemente of Fleming Island, Florida (formerly of Hampstead, New Hampshire), announce the engagement of their children, Samantha Mecklenburg and Brendan Clemente. Samantha is a 2004 graduate of Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s High ...

Lindsey Karau and Jordan Zupfer

Lindsey Karau and Jordan Zupfer

Jordan Zupfer, son of Joe and Patty Zupfer of New Ulm, and Lindsey Karau, daughter of Terri and the late John Karau of Nicollet, announce their engagement. Jordan graduated from New Ulm High School in 2010. Post high school, Jordan attended MSU-Mankato and graduated with a degree in Resource ...

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