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New inductees in ISD 88 HOF

By Kremena SpenglerStaff WriterNEW ULM - What do Ray Bentdahl, John Heymann, Kent Knutson, Curt Lambrecht, Ted Marti and Ann Vogel have in common?Apart from the inspirational quality that exceptional career and civic success lends each of the names on this list, the people on it also share a ...

New Ulm’s Farmers Market: Fresh Foods at Fresh Location

NEW ULM - Farmers markets are a long-held seasonal tradition across the Midwest. The pop-up markets allow local food producers to direct market to the customers, who in turn get the freshest products available.New Ulm has hosted a regular Farmers Market for years. In 2012, KNUJ and the Heart of ...

Fighting the odds:

NEW ULM - Whether it's weightlifting or cardio, exercising requires a certain amount of strength and endurance that not everyone can exhibit.But for Drew Aufderheide, a fifth-generation New Ulmite and manager at Anytime Fitness in New Ulm, he needs a different type of strength as of late.Last ...

MVL grad Josh Ziesemer finds his niche’ designing gym floors

As a gym-rat, Minnesota Valley Lutheran graduate Josh Ziesemer couldn't have mapped out a more perfect career for himself.Ziesemer, who graduated from MVL in 2009 and Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2013, played basketball at both schools. After college, he found the once-in-a-lifetime job that ...

Christensens get grants to save turkey farm energy

Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS), the University of Minnesota Extension Service and USDA Rural Redevelopment are helping farmers and rural small businesses reduce costs with energy efficiency by taking control of their energy costs with renewable energy projects.Redwood County farmers Mike ...

Ebert remembers decades in restaurant business

NEW ULM - When the building that housed the restaurant known to most as Eberts Chalet was torn down last month, the action, as inevitable as progress, brought a twinge to the hearts of some and marked an end of era for the man who built it, Wally Ebert.Ebert, now in his late 80s, belongs to a ...

Parks, Playgrounds, and Open Spaces

NEW ULM-From New Ulm's earliest beginnings the community has had a vested interest in park space. The original plat for the City included several key parks that still exist. Today New Ulm is able to boast a total of 42 park units."Some of them are quite small, some are quite large," said Park ...

Domeier’s German store

Often times a tragic event can alter the lives of people forever, both positive and negative.When Rosemary Domeier died at 2 1/2 years old in 1932, her mother Agatha was devastated and she didn't know what to do. Because times were tough financially, her husband Emil, who toured with his band ...

Music is just another language…

NEW ULM - Marka Stocker's children are something of a walking advertisement for the New Ulm Suzuki School of Music.The oldest, Noah, has played piano with the school for 12 years, and his younger siblings share a similar commitment. Kelby has played piano with the school for 10 years and bass ...

Kiel caught car bug as a paper boy

The 1964 Belvedere was the first car to introduce the 426 Chrysler Hemi engine that powered the cars to take the top three places at NASCAR's 1964 Daytona race. The 1964 Belvedere and Plymouth Fury hardtop coupes featured the new "slant-back" roofline that became popular with consumers."I saw ...

Discover Inner Green Thumb with Gardening Tour

NEW ULM - On the last day of spring, June 20, Brown County Master Gardeners are celebrating the fruits of the season with a garden tour. The tour has become a summer tradition and serves as the Master Gardeners' primary fundraiser.The tour will feature seven stops at gardens belonging to ...

Next step: Pfaff, Schneider continue careers on softball diamond

NEW ULM - Softball has been a big deal in New Ulm for quite some time now, and the list of prep athletes who have gone on to play in college has been extensive.That list got a little longer after last year when 2014 graduates Karlee Pfaff and Ellie Schneider decided to continue their careers ...

Lafayette Charter School:

In BriefLCS is a tuition-free (K-8) public school that serves students from the surrounding area.According to its administrators: Smaller class sizes at the school provide a low teacher/student ratio with individualized attention creating an outstanding learning environment. Special education ...

Historian Ubl discovers rare photos from New Ulm’s past

While doing research to update history articles from two of my previous books (Historical Notes: A Glimpse at New Ulm's Past Vol. I / Vol. II.), I discovered several interesting pieces of information, and some rare photographs . . . some never before published, and that are directly / ...

Restoring Dodges keeps retired 3M’er busy

The son of a Ford dealership owner in Lakota, N.D., Alan Solberg became interested in motor vehicles at a young age."I tinkered with cars since I was a kid," Solberg explained. "We could drive a motor vehicle at age 14, 13 if you lived on a farm. My grandfather on my mother's side owned Dodges, ...

Former MSU swimmer takes over New Ulm Swim Club

NEW ULM - Having spent most of his life around swimming pools as well as 14 years as a lifeguard, it's no stretch to say that Bryce Bachman has a passion for swimming.Bachman, 28, has taken that passion to New Ulm, where he has become the head of the New Ulm Swim Club. He brings his expertise ...

Remembering the fall of Saigon

The Fall of Saigon changed the lives of many people 40 years ago in April of 1975 as North Vietnam marched into South Vietnam and took over a country that wasn't fully expecting such rapid change.The event came toward the end of Vietnam War and it was a big change as the country moved to ...

‘Active Kids = Active Minds’

By Kremena SpenglerStaff WriterNEW ULM - Active kids equal active minds.It's one way to sum up a new effort underway at Jefferson Elementary School."Active Kids = Active Minds" is a before-school physical activity program for elementary students that sparks a child's mind and body for better ...

The Program in Brief:

Studies show that one half hour of physical movement can help learners stay more focused, with the effects lasting for up to two hours.In February, Jefferson Elementary School in New Ulm started a new program in the morning called Active Kids, Active Minds.Around 50 students were chosen to ...

Support Statistics

Studies support the idea that physical activity has physical, mental, and social benefits for children.Physical: Physical education has the chance to capture the child who opts out of team sports or after-school activities.Mental: A 2011 study found that as overweight seven-11-year-olds ...

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