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Remembering the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

NEW ULM — One hundred fifty-six years ago, an armed conflict erupted between several bands of Dakota and settlers in Minnesota and Dakota Territory. That conflict came to be known as the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Stopping into the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS), one is able to ...

Antiques & Collecting: Campeche chairs are collectible, comfortable

This Mexican chair with its leather sling seat is known as a Campeche chair. The style was inspired by a Roman magistrate’s chair, which had a similar shape and sloping seat that was considered very restful. More recent Campeche chairs were made in the 19th century in Latin America, the ...

As Summer winds down, New Ulm Park and Rec Department is Focusing on Fall

NEW ULM — With the end of summer near, now is the time to look ahead to the wide variety of fall activities that the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department offers to those looking to stay busy. The department is wrapping up yet another busy summer, and it is starting to shift its gears ...

The making of… ‘Max Bishop’

NEW ULM — For some New Ulm residents, the summer of 2018 will be remembered the as the summer Max Bishop came to town. Who is Max Bishop? Max Bishop is the name of new independent film directed by New Ulm native Jack Beranek. Starting in May, Beranek and the production team came to New ...

State Street Theater Co. presents… Mary Poppins

NEW ULM — Ready to go on a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure? Theater fans that answered yes to that question are in luck. The State Street Theater Company (SSTC) will proudly be bringing the story of Mary Poppins to its stage at 7 p.m. from July 26-28 and at 2 p.m. on July 29. ...

Small Museum, Big Memories

FAIRFAX — Jim Weinzetl says he’s always been a fan of baseball, especially in his hometown of Fairfax. However, he thought that he could do more for the history of the game in his town. Late last summer, he came up with a plan to show off the town’s baseball history. It wouldn’t be ...

The American Legion at 100

After six months in development, the New Ulm American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 Centennial history website is operational. Including 101 years of history from World War I forward, the website edited by George L. Glotzbach, includes photographs and capsule stories of the history of WWI, ...

The Rathaus Sessions

NEW ULM — Co-Producers Rudy Nelson and John Wildauer have joined forces on a project to raise profiles of local artists. Nelson is the lead singer for the local band The Futons. He studies at Martin Luther College, graduating in December and has spent much of his free time watching session ...

The Grand Garden Tour

NEW ULM — Do you have a green thumb? Does landscaping your yard sound appealing? If so mark Thursday, June 28th on your calendar for the annual Brown County Master Gardeners’ Gardenfest Tour. The tour will start at 4:30 p.m. and go through 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Garden site information is ...

Sioux Valley Gun Club welcomes all ages

NEW ULM — Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a young beginner, the Sioux Valley Gun Club in New Ulm offers those interested plenty of opportunity to get out there on the range this summer. The club is more than happy to help shooters of all ages get started having fun this summer in a ...

Nicollet’s Football Family

NICOLLET — Sean and Travis Murphy grew up with the sport of football. Their dad, Tom Murphy, is the longtime coach of the program who has given the community a 9-man football identity as a state powerhouse. Tom Murphy, who recently took over as the head football coach at Nicollet, is ...

Soldier to retire from Army Reserves on Flag Day

Sergeant First Class (E-7) Celeste Bischel maintained a family tradition, to say the least, serving 40 years in the Army Reserve. Her voice crackles with emotion when she realizes her military time ends soon. A Winona High School student, she had a brother in the Army and Navy and her father ...

‘Bliss Stock’ to celebrate, benefit Bliss Kalk

NEW ULM — A little of 1969 will be coming to New Ulm this Father’s Day as the first of an annual music festival raising money for Eden “Bliss” Kalk. Starting at noon Sunday, June 17, Bliss Stock will fill the Turner Hall lawn with music, activities and families the headlining band ...

Making movies one frame at a time

NEW ULM — Filmmaking comes in all shapes and sizes. For the last decade, local filmmaker Emory Moody has been working in the smaller-scale film style known as stop-motion animation. Moody had dabbled in all kinds of animated films, but stop-motion is his preferred medium. “I sculpt better ...

CRUSH 80/20 brings a healthier alternative

NEW ULM — CRUSH 80/20 Nutrition is coming up on its one-year anniversary on June 14 and has seen positive growth while making an impact on the New Ulm community and beyond along the way. CRUSH is an Herbalife nutrition club that allows people the opportunity for a healthier way of living. ...

You can’t keep a good man down

SLEEPY EYE — Operation Iraqi Freedom war veteran Gary Kuebler doesn’t let the loss of both of his kidneys get the best of him. Not even dialysis three days a week can stop him from working, maintaining his physical fitness and doing other things he enjoys like visiting his family and ...

Master Gardener: Don’t feed your plants, feed your soil

If you’re like most gardeners, I know what you’re thinking; soil doesn’t need the nutrients; the plants do. So how does feeding the soil help our plants? There is another world below the soil surface that most home gardeners don’t fully understand. Yet soil scientists tell us that in ...

The Call of the Wild

NEW ULM — A local youth has found a new calling in competitive duck calling. Anton Freiderich, 13, recently started competing in duck call competitions, and has been learning how to make the hunting instrument. “I took him duck hunting once and he started blowing on the call and he blew ...

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 ...

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