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Kendra Kormann graduated from the Model College of Hair Design in St. Cloud, MN on Thursday, May 16 and is certified by the State of Minnesota. The Model College of Hair Design is a private Nationally Accredited Cosmetology College that provides a state-of-the-art beauty school and advanced ...

Off the ShelfLeaving with the best memories

As I finish my final weeks at New Ulm Public Library, I have been reflecting on nine years in this community and can’t believe how fast the time has passed. It seems just yesterday that Richmond and Connie Scharf hosted a welcome gathering for me with the Library Board, Library and City staff ...

Antiques & Collecting: Riding the waves a Pacific islander pastime

Surfing is a popular worldwide sport today, but when did it start and what is collected? People have been swimming and bodysurfing by riding the waves since ancient times. But it was the Polynesians who started riding the waves on a board long before the Europeans discovered the sport during ...

Master Gardener: Coral bells

Coral Bells (Heuchera Spp.) may not be new to you. You may have “Palace Purple”, a well-loved variety that looks great in a shade garden with its’ large burgundy leaves. But there is more to this family of plants as plant breeders and hybridizers have been very busy adding new cultivars ...

Family Living Focus: Beat the heat: summer tips for seniors

Every summer, thousands of Americans suffer from heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. And each year, an average of 300 people in the United States dies from heat-related illnesses, according to reports from the Center for Disease Control. Seniors are more susceptible to heat-related ...

Coalition Corner: Serving Alcohol to teens: unsafe, illegal and irresponsible

The legal drinking age protects kids. Did you know that since laws established 21 as the minimum drinking age, the likelihood that a 15 – 20 year old driver will be involved in a fatal car crash has dropped by more than half? The “We Don’t Serve Teens” program, a national program ...

College News

Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, Michigan, has released the Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester. Nearly 1,600 students were named to the Dean’s List this spring. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. A pound sign indicates a ...

College News

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced its Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2018. Students on the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Area students on the list include: Arlington: Miss Tina R Larsen, Junior, UMD-Sci & Eng. Swenson Coll ...

In Appreciation

Citizens Bank holds 4th annual 5K Citizens Bank Minnesota held its 4th Annual Race 2 Raise 5K fundraiser on Saturday, May 19, 2018. 160 participants came to run and walk the 5K route, which started at Citizens, continued south on Minnesota Street to 16th South, then back along the bike ...

Off the Shelf: Conversations from the Cubicles: The end of an era

Betty: As you know, readers who love the Penderwicks REALLY love them. Kris: Yes, I’ve heard you raving about them. B: My sister was eagerly awaiting the next book and tried to look online to find out about it. She was aghast when she ran across the title: “Die Penderwicks.” K: ...

Antiques & Collecting: Globes fall into practical and decorative orbits

The ancient Greeks figured out that Earth was round in about 500 B.C. But the oldest surviving globe showing our planet was made in 1492 by Martin Behaim of Germany. The first globe to show America was made about 1507. Early globes were made of paper glued to a sphere. The paper was cut into ...

Master Gardener: Disinfecting your garden tools

Disinfecting your garden tools is a good way to prevent the spread of disease-causing pathogens in your landscape. There are a number of products that can be used to disinfect tools, and each has advantages and disadvantages. Cleaning and disinfecting are two distinct steps. Cleaning involves ...

Family Living Focus: Caregivers and exercise – take time for yourself

Time for Yourself Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. Finding some time for regular exercise can be very important to your overall physical and mental well-being. Physical activity can help you: * Increase your energy level so you can ...

Public Health Corner: Skin cancer tips to identify & prevent

Most of us have heard about symptoms of skin cancer. Yet I found myself ignoring a small spot of red, blistery skin on the upper side of my nose. It happened to be where my sunglasses or cheaters sat so I assumed it to be a little pressure spot. I adjusted my glasses lower, applied various ...

College News

Morningside College Provost Dr. William C. Deeds recently announced the students who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes students who achieve a 3.67 grade point average or better and complete at least 12 credits of ...

In Appreciation

The Family of Shawn Olson Thank you to the Courtland, Lafayette & New Ulm Fire Departments for coming to my rescue. Special thanks to the Rescue Workers & First Responders, especially Dave Ubel, Scott Stein, Nick Klingler, Mark Voges, Dan Davis, Kevin HuIke, Brandon Matter & ...

See.Safe.Smart: When biking: Protect your melon

May is National Bike Month and it’s a great time to get your bike out of storage and enjoy the beautiful weather in Minnesota this time of year. It’s also a great time to talk about this month’s SEE.SAFE. SMART. safety campaign message, which is “Protect Your Melon.” When heading out ...

Off the Shelf: Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 2018

We’re going to rock around the library, Rock this summer come and see. The reading program starts June 4th, Kids will come from the south and the north They’ll read lots of books and mark their sheets to keep track, And when they’re done they will come right back Come on in ...

Antiques & Collecting: Two Edison inventions combined in collectibles

Phonographs were invented in 1877. The early ones had one needle for recording and another needle for playing. The music was recorded on tinfoil-coated cylinders using a needle to make tiny lines that, when played with the other needle, made sounds. Thomas Edison, the inventor, founded his own ...

Master Gardener: Cabbage in your home garden

Cabbage can be a great addition to your home garden. Cabbage is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals. Cabbage comes in many forms and colors: white, green, red, round, flat, pointed, savoyed, Chinese, etc.  You can plant delicately textured early spring cabbages, sweet and tasty pointed ...

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