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Even though he made enough progress to be a part of a team’s 53-man roster last year, Tyler Marz knows that there’s a lot of work to do this offseason. He knows he must always be Preparing for the battle ahead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The 2017 NFL season was a big one for Springfield native Tyler Marz. The offensive lineman got his first taste of NFL life after he was picked up off the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad by the L.A. Chargers in September of 2017. He was on the team for seven weeks ...

‘Happily Ever After’

Boys, girls, young and old, there is something for everyone to enjoy in “Happily Ever After.” The New Ulm Figure Skating Club’s annual ice show features classic princesses, “Cinderella,” “Snow White” and “Beauty and the Beast” to the more modern favorites “Princess and The ...

STEM learning comes from trying, trying again

NEW ULM — Out of chaos comes learning, creativity and collaboration in the Jefferson Elementary STEM Lab. An acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, the STEM class presents students with one hour every seven days of problem solving and collaboration. “The goal is to have ...

Winter’s most popular destination… A City on the Ice

BROWN COUNTY — Ice fishing season is in full force. There is no better time to get out on the ice and land a record-breaking walleye. The ice fishing fever is especially contagious around this time year, thanks to several ice fishing contest. Last Sunday the Hanska Firemen’s Relief ...

Alternative Roots Farm: Living as stewards of the land

MADELIA — Brooke and John Knisley are the owners of Alternative Roots Farm, which sits on five acres in rural Madelia. The Knisleys also manage an orchard of two acres offsite that is just outside of New Ulm. Alternative Roots Farm is a certified (as of Aug. 6, 2014) organic family farm ...

River critter mounts, pelts brought to Oak Hills Living Center

Not even Macie the therapy cat can stay away from the river critter collection in the hallway outside room 318 in Deer Haven Hallway at Oak Hills Living Center. Riverside History & Nature Learning Center Curator Ron Bolduan recently underwent back surgery for the sixth time but is on the ...

Museum packing up history

NEW ULM — An old program is becoming new this year at the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum. The museum’s outreach program is getting revamped as a two-part system involving traveling trunks and a more robust station in the building due to flagging popularity. “We are ...

Gander air disaster nears 32nd anniversary

An airplane crash with the highest death toll on Canadian soil and the second-highest of any crash involving a DC-8 claimed the life of a Sleepy Eye soldier Dec. 12, 1985. All 248 passengers and all eight crew members on Arrow Air Flight 1285 died when the aircraft stalled, crashed, and burned ...

Need for Food Shelf knows no season

NEW ULM — During the giving season The New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf receives a lot of support to help families feed themselves. The food shelf serves roughly 175 families per month, a recent increase since August. That demand can make it hard to keep the shelves well stocked. “They may ...

Menzel Village continues to delight visitors at BCHS Museum

NEW ULM — The Menzel Village has returned to the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) this weekend. On Friday the public was invited to see the miniature village as part of the open house weekend. The tiny town will remain on display through Christmas. The Menzel Village is a re-occurring ...

Shamara Hornick has an eye for detail… and a new studio to boot

NEW ULM — Shamara Hornick’s love of art started at a very young age as she watched her mother draw. Hornick’s mother was an artist and a big inspiration for Shamara when it came to branching out and becoming more artistic. Hornick, a New Ulm native, is a professional photographer now ...

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School will perform “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” with three shows beginning on Friday, Nov. 17 at New Ulm High School. The directors of the musical are Kim Horning and Sarah Thursby. The musical is put on by students in grades 9-12 at NUHS and it will ...

Once upon a time… Princess Whatshername?

The New Ulm Area Catholic Schools fall play begins in the Misty Forest, where a girl is sleeping all alone. When she wakes, nothing looks familiar to her. She can’t remember anything — not where she’s from, how she got there or even her own name. She embarks on a journey to discover her ...

Get ready for Fright in the Night

NEW ULM — Halloween is right around the corner and everyone is entitled to one good scare during the holiday. Fortunately, there is no haunted house shortage in New Ulm. State Street is the most popular haunt for ghouls and goblins during Halloween. Both State Street Theater and Turner Hall ...

Rebuilding the MLC football program

NEW ULM — In just a matter of one August day two summers ago, Mark Stein’s professional life at Martin Luther College changed without much warning. That August day in 2015, Stein was working in his office when he was approached by Martin Luther College President Mark Zarling about taking ...

For the love of horses

\Erna Zahn enjoyed spending some quality time doing one of her favorite things last Tuesday at the Veleda and Wade Cordes horse corral and barn near Courtland. Zahn turned 109 years old in April and is among the oldest living people in Minnesota, the United States and is among the oldest ...

State Fair Sweepstakes award makes winemaking all the sweeter

NEW ULM — Local vintner Duane Laffrenzen won some might big bragging rights at the Minnesota State Fair, winning the 2017 Minnesota State Fair Amateur wine making sweepstakes. The sweepstakes winner is the vintner who wins the most points for placing wines in the 22 categories. Laffrenzen ...

Vehicles that are now Street Legal

NEW ULM — Since Labor Day, residents of New Ulm are more likely than ever to see golf carts, ATVs, UTVs and mini-trucks driving the streets. This is because Tuesday, Sept. 5 was the first day it was legal to drive these special vehicles in New Ulm. This summer the city council approved a ...

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