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Gunpowder Artist

MINNEAPOLIS-The new Minnesota Vikings stadium will not open until 2016. But when it does, the stadium will include an impressive variety of artworks commissioned by Minnesota artists. One of the artists is Courtland native Lisa Friedrich.Friedrich, daughter of Char and the late James Friedrich, ...

Life in sports: Brad Ryan brings experience, passion as New Ulm AD

NEW ULM - New Ulm High School's new activities director Brad Ryan has spent a life in sports.Ryan, who was hired in July after Chad Eischens resigned to take the same position at Belle Plaine High School, played Division I hockey and coached numerous sports for 19 years before becoming the ...

A passion to coach and teach

NEW ULM - Martin Luther College men's soccer coach Paul Koelpin admits that 20 years ago, he had no idea what he was getting himself into.Koelpin became the men's soccer coach at Martin Luther College in 1995. Two decades later, he continues to lead one of the more consistent teams in the ...

Sibley County Deputy reports UFO near St. George

Story byFritz BuschArt Strauch was the first to see a strange object that seemed to be about 2,000 feet above the ground, to the northwest, about a quarter mile away. After watching the silver gray object that changed to a bright white to dull orange color several times, Strauch stopped his car ...

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church: 150 years of tradition

NEW ULM - Few institutions in New Ulm are as deeply steeped in tradition as St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.From a heart-stoppingly beautiful Christmas service carried out entirely by the children of the congregation, to a Confirmation service that always happens on Palm Sunday; from ...

The Grand Falls Back into Art School

NEW ULM - For students, September typically means classes will be starting for the fall semester. This is even true for those enrolled in art courses at The Grand Center for Arts & Culture.From the beginning, The Grand had aspired to offer public classes. Program Director Joey Steinbach ...

Little by little: Steven Sherman’s weight loss journey

NEW ULM - The radical diet fads and avant-garde exercise routines did not appeal to Steven Sherman; they probably would not have worked for him either.Instead, the 29-year-old from Franklin whittled away with patience and perseverance to get to where he is today.At his heaviest, Sherman weighed ...

A life changing event

NEW ULM - Everyone has that life-changing event that they remember, whether it be something like marriage, the birth of a child or something as simple as a dream job or vacation.But for Martin Luther College student Luke Rothe, a fly ball in the outfield on April 2 of a college baseball game ...

Lund builds P-51 Mustang 3/4 replica

SLEEPY EYE - Over a nine-year period, Sleepy Eye Airport Manager Larry Lund has labored to build a 3/4-scale replica of a P-51 Mustang in an airport hangar.The P-51 Mustang, often described as the best all-around fighter plane developed during World War II, had a major impact in the European ...

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 ...

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