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Service to Ag Award winners

NEW ULM — Randy and Carol Schroeder were presented with the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club Service to Agriculture Award, Monday. The Schroeders received the award during the Hub Club’s annual banquet. The Service to Agriculture Award recognizes a person or persons who promote agriculture in ...

Civic leader tells MLC students about ‘two worlds’

NEW ULM — Students and faculty at Martin Luther College convened at the campus Chapel of the Christ and Auditorium to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and honor the legacy of the civil rights leader Monday. The observance featured a presentation from keynote speaker Greg Patterson, the ...

New family medicine provider joins Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield

Valerie Folkens, nurse practitioner, sees patients of all ages SPRINGFIELD — Valerie Folkens, nurse practitioner, is the newest member of the family medicine team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. As a nurse practitioner, Folkens helps care for people of all ages with ...

Allina Health announces restricted visitor guidelines for all hospitals

MINNEAPOLIS — Starting Tuesday, Jan. 22, Allina Health will restrict visitation to protect all patients and staff due to influenza at all of its hospitals, including the New Ulm Medical Center, and at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-Transitional Rehabilitation Program, inpatient care ...

Some people with dementia get sweet, funny and cuddly

NEW ULM — An active aging program administrator talked about programs for caregivers in the Life Living Series at the New Ulm Community Center Sunday. Mary Cassem of Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota said she was a caregiver to her mother and sister who had dementia when she found ...

Middle school housing project starts

NEW ULM — Rehabilitation efforts have begun to convert the former New Ulm middle school building, recently renamed “Emerson Union,” into apartments, after the closing of the financing last month on Dec. 21, according to a press release from the developer. Community Housing Development ...

The Clothing Depot moves to a new Station on Broadway

NEW ULM — After 40 years at a single location, the Clothing Depot has moved to a new building at 101 N. Broadway. The Clothing Depot has been part of the New Ulm community since 1971 and has been located on S. Franklin Street since the beginning. On Dec. 1, the Depot’s building was sold, ...

‘Elvis Forever’ hits the State Street Theater stage

NEW ULM — Anthony Shore received his first Elvis record at age 3. He hasn’t been the same since. Everyone was all shook up, experiencing “Elvis Forever” as internationally recognized and award-winning tribute artist Anthony Shore, his nine-piece band and backup vocalists performed at ...

2019 Gibbon Royalty

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Stephanie Mashuga, left, and Emily Burns were crowned 2019 Gibbon Royalty at GFW Elementary School Saturday night. Shylo Hilbert, 2018 Miss Gibbon, has the opportunity to compete for Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen this summer.

Mapleton receives 12.5 inches of snow

MINNEAPOLIS — Snowfall amounts for Friday, Jan. 18 varied greatly across southern Minnesota, according to volunteer weather observers reporting to the National Weather Service. Mapleton and Slayton received 12.5 inches, leading the way. A foot of snow was measured at Winnebago, 11 inches ...

Commissioners to consider liquor, P&Z fee hikes

NEW ULM — Brown County commissioners will hold public hearings for proposed liquor license and Brown County Planning & Zoning Office fee hikes at their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22. Public testimony will be received at 11 a.m. for proposals that would increase on and off-sale malt liquor ...

Take that, snow!

Bonnie Mangen shovels snow outside of The Grand Center for Arts and Culture Friday. Mangen said the snow wouldn’t discourage people from attending folky-tonk band Pushing Chain’s live performance at The Grand Kabaret Friday night.

Middle Schoolers get career exposure Friday

NEW ULM — Students at New Ulm Middle School had the chance to listen to a variety of individuals speak about their careers at the school’s career fair Friday. From lawyers to bankers to bakers, 48 working professionals from New Ulm and the surrounding area spoke to students about their ...

Bloodmobile collects total of 405 units

NEW ULM — The Red Cross Bloodmobile finished its drive in New Ulm Friday, meeting its goal of 89 units for the day, and collecting 405 units over its three day run. On Thursday, donors gave 144 units, topping the goal for the day of 127. Gallon pins were presented on Thursday to Allisa ...

Patriots Pen Essay winners

Submitted photo Will Burdorf, center, from the New Ulm VFW, presents awards to St. Paul’s Lutheran School winners of the VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Why My Vote Matters.” From left to right are Austin Enter, Alex Jones, Dora Grubbs, ...

SAMS presents Pro Arte Quartet

NEW ULM — The Summit Ave Music Series is thrilled to present the second concert of its season on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Martin Luther College Chapel of the Christ. The concert features the Pro Arte Quartet (PAQ), described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “One of the greatest ...

Elvis Tribute artist to rock State Street Theater

NEW ULM — "Elvis Forever" is coming at the Historic State Street Theater! Elvis tribute artist, Anthony Shore, accompanied by a nine-piece band and backup vocals, will perform tonight on the main stage of the State Street Theater, 1 North State Street, New Ulm starting at 7:30 pm. Come out ...

Lafayette Charter School honors students

LAFAYETTE — Students at Lafayette Charter School presented with cetificates of Perfect Attendance during second quarter are: Gracyn Guggisberg, Claire Hacker, Zanney Kamm, Zoey Leighton, Collin Rabe, Zayla Reinhart, Charlie Lindquist, Grasha Johnson, Natalie Marti, Taylyn Reinhart, Nicholes ...

Citizens Bancorporation holds annual meeting

NEW ULM — Citizens Bancorporation of New Ulm, Inc., parent company of Citizens Bank Minnesota, held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Citizens Bancorporation is owned by approximately 400 shareholders from New Ulm and the surrounding area. Re-elected to three-year terms were ...

Parents, kids bond in boot skate

The Washington Learning Center held the first of its five “Parent Days” where parents are invited to come to school with their child. Students and family members visited the New Ulm Civic Center for a “boot skate” Thursday.