Lifestyle Columns

Family Living Focus: Eating well as you get older – Benefits of eating well

From Gail Gilman Family Life Consultant, M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota March is Nutrition Month Eating well is vital for everyone at all ages. Whatever your age, your daily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you look ...

In Appreciation

MRCI thanks Allina and Mary Johannek MRCI Would like to thank Allina Health for donating $100 for volunteer hours from Mary Johannek. Mission Matters is an easy way for Allina Health employees to get engaged in their communities through volunteering and helping determine where Allina Health ...

College News

South Central College has released its Dean’s List and President’s List of students with exceptional academic performance this past in the Spring and Fall Semesters of 2018. The Dean’s List includes students who have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher and completed at least 12 ...

Antiques & Collecting: Shaker sets put spice in collecting

Looking for an inexpensive, amusing collection for a small display area in your house? Or perhaps an item to encourage your children to be collectors and go to antiques shows with you? Kids can learn a lot about prices, money, history without a cellphone. Salt and pepper shakers come in all ...

From garden to bouquet – Grow your own cut flowers

Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with ...

Public Health Corner: Hit the switch on screen time

This time of year it is especially hard to stay away from the television. It’s freezing outside, so you won’t find anyone enjoying their patios and the sun goes down early in the evening making you tired and unmotivated to get off the couch. Below zero temperatures or not, it’s important ...

Family Living Focus: Exercise tips for travelers

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you can stick to your exercise routine when you’re on the road. It may be easier to be active when you’re on vacation, but even on a business trip, it’s possible to squeeze in 30 minutes of physical activity some time during the day. ...

Off the Shelf: Grab these new books!

One of the perks of working in a library is that you get to see the wide variety of books that come and go daily; one of the tough things about working in a library is that you are constantly tempted by the latest thing to cross the circulation desk. Or the newest books that come in our daily ...

Antiques & Collecting: Yesterday’s ‘science’ is today’s collectible

Medicine has come a long way since the early 1800s, when phrenology was an accepted theory of diagnosis. It was said that each bump on your head covered a part of the brain that controlled a personality trait, like self-esteem, a destructive tendency or religious interest. The bumps might show ...

Gardening: Lavender: ‘Swiss army knife’ of fragrant herbs

Lavender is a species with a Mediterranean ancestry, but it has been hybridized to such an extent than it can survive Toronto winters. This perennial evergreen shrub is a prized ornamental but its utility is endless. The fragrant herb can be grown from seeds or transplanted cuttings, and is ...

In Appreciation

Arctic Plunge New Ulm’.s Arctic Plunge gratefully acknowledges the support of the community, all who jumped, our sponsors, and the City of New Ulm in helping to make the Inaugural New Ulm Arctic Plunge a great success. Because of everyone’s efforts, $10,000 is being donated back into the ...

Family Living Focus: Reaching your fitness goals

You’ll begin to see results in just a few weeks after you start regular physical activity. You may feel stronger and more energetic. You may notice that you can do things faster, longer, and more easily. As you increase your fitness level, you also might find that you need to make your ...

Meet the new youth services librarian

Hello, my name is Kathryn Tatnall. I am the new Youth Services Librarian at the New Ulm Public Library as of Feb. 1. I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself in this first article and we can get to books, literacy, and the love of reading in the coming months. I was born ...

Antiques & Collecting: Handmade whirligigs draw interest

What is a whirligig? Some move on a windy day like pinwheels. Some are moving toys, for example a man chopping wood. Many are moving garden pieces such as people chopping wood or waving a flag. The experts say there four types of whirligigs. The first were made as early as 500 B.C. by ...

Mater Gardener: Phenomenon of trees’ ‘Mast Year’

University of Minnesota Master Gardener, Brown County Of all the horticulture related terms I have read over the past years, I had never heard of a ‘mast year’ or ‘masting.’ We even went through a mast year in 2015 and commented on this several times, but did not know it had a ...

Family Living Focus: Overcoming barriers to exercise: No more excuses

You know you should be more active, but there are so many things that seem to get in the way. It’s time for some positive thinking. No more excuses! Following are some tips to help you overcome those barriers and improve your health. Finding time to exercise Try exercising first ...

College News

The following students have been named to the 2018 fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average. Arlington Kailey A Geib, ...

In Appreciation

Legion Riders The Legion Riders would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to make another successful year for the Legion Rider Omelet Breakfast held on February 10, 2019:; AMPI; The Backerei and Coffee Shop; Casey's General Store; Cash Wise; Farasyn Construction; Happy ...

Off the Shelf: The mysteries of winter

“When they found my sister’s body, the flyers we’d hung around town were still crisp against the telephone poles” begins “The Winter Sister” by Megan Collins. Sylvie is 14 when her sister Persephone crawls out their window to secretly meet her boyfriend, Ben, and never returns. ...