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Krav Maga combines fitness, self defense

NEW ULM — Alpha Krav Maga International self-defense training class has been available in Mankato for a number of years and is now coming to New Ulm. The class is 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Mead Martial Arts Center, 319 N. Front Street. The class is open to anyone older ...

Fischer loves old tractors

Perhaps the rarest antique tractor in area parades and other old tractor events like the Butterfield Threshing Bee, is Steve Fischer’s 1937 Allis Chalmers A tractor. The bright, orange color may be the first thing you recognize. The big fenders that cover about half of the rear tires. ...

Historic preservation applies to Brown County Historical Society Museum, too

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) Museum is undergoing repairs to the exterior of the building. This is one of several physical changes through the building’s 110-year history and since the building belongs to the BCHS, its history is well documented. The building began ...

Food | VIEW ALL

‘Berry’ bountiful muffins

Blueberries are tiny powerhouses of nutrition and eating more of them can be an easy way to get the antioxidants necessary to fend off many different diseases. While blueberries are nutritional allies, they also happen to taste delicious, whether it’s all on their own or mixed into various ...

Expand your grilling horizons

Grilling is a great way to cook many different types of foods. Burgers, chicken or steaks may be grilling staples, but many other foods are equally at home cooking over an open flame. Shrimp grills up perfectly and can be enhanced with mesquite, oak or pecan wood. Wrapping shrimp with a ...

Cool off with homemade ice cream

Ice cream is an indulgence few people can resist. With a vast array of flavors to tempt any palate, ice cream is popular year-round, but particularly so when the mercury rises. Few desserts can cap a hot day better than a few scoops of thick and frosty ice cream. The supermarket freezer case ...

Fire up the grill for smoked fruit

(Family Features) As summer grilling season sets in, Americans grab their tongs to take advantage of backyard barbecue opportunities. In addition to classic cookout fare like ribs, steak, chicken, burgers and hot dogs, the experts at Dole recommend giving fruits and vegetables a shot on the ...

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Antiques & Collecting: Elaborate stands kept umbrellas in Victorian homes

Umbrellas were invented over 4,000 years ago in China. They were used for protection from sun, not rain. Umbrellas became fashionable in the 16th century, when women made use of umbrellas for sun and sometimes for rain. There were few waterproof coverings, and the hoodie wasn’t created until ...

Family Living Focus: Fight off food poisoning

Food Safety for Warmer Weather In warm-weather months, who does not love to get outside for picnics, backyard gatherings, and of course delicious foods? But high temperatures raise your chance of getting sick from things you eat. Learn how to handle food properly to avoid the misery of food ...

Off the Shelf: Preserving memories

We are so excited to see you all back in the library! We look forward to helping our patrons as best we can with our current restrictions for the health of our staff and you. One new way that we are able to assist you is through our Memory lab. It took a while to work out the bugs, but it is ...

Antiques & Collecting: ‘Uncle Sam’ may go back to 1812

How national symbols are chosen is often a mystery. Uncle Sam is not our oldest symbol. There were two other figures that represented our budding country during the American Revolution. They were Yankee Doodle, the British slang name for the disheveled Colonial soldiers inspired by the song, ...

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Ashlyn Schoof and Daniel Denning

Ty and Jeanne Shuck of Ellsworth, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlyn Rose Schoof to Daniel Denning, son of Brian Sr. & Kathy Denning of Buffalo, MN, and Sharla and the late Joseph Inggersoll. Daniel is an Inside Sales Rep for MSP Metals in Eagan, Mn Ashlyn is a ...

Jenny Baldwin and David Luepke

David Luepke of Courtland and Jenny Baldwin of Waterloo, IL announce their engagement. The groom-to-be is the son of John and Lorna Luepke of Courtland. He is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School and a 2010 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a Masters ...

Ruth Soeffker and Dale R. Bode

Dale R. Bode of New Ulm and Ruth Soeffker of Arlington announce their engagement. A Nov. 30, 2019, open house wedding is being planned at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Lindsey Hofmeister and Robert Vogel

Mark and Lori Hofmeister of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Hofmeister, to Robert Vogel, son of Dana and Clint Bahe and Todd and Carol Vogel of Mankato. Lindsey is a 2004 graduate of New Ulm High School. She is employed by Walmart in New Ulm. Robert is a 2004 ...

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Howard and Phyllis Aschenbrenner

Howard and Phyllis Aschenbrenner of rural New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Howard Aschenbrenner and Phyllis Altmann were married June 7, 1960, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Because of the coronavirus health crisis and social distancing guidelines, a ...

Gerry and Diane Liebl

Gerry and Diane Liebl of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Gerry Liebl and Diane Huiras were married May 30, 1970, in Fairfax. Because of the coronavirus health crisis and social distancing guidelines, a celebration has been postponed with hopes to gather later.

Lois and Wally Stadick

The family of Lois and Wally Stadick, New Ulm, wish to congratulate them on their 50th Wedding anniversary. Lois (Christiansen) and Wally Stadick were married April 25, 1970 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm. Reception was held at the Tropicana in New Ulm. The family hopes to ...

Marvin and Jane Weber

Marvin and Jane Weber of Lafeyette are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 18. Marvin Weber and Jane Sandquist were married on April 18, 1970 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Lafayette. Since an anniversary celebration is not possible at this time, their family ...

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Allina Health New Ulm Pharmacy: A competitive option

Allina Health New Ulm Pharmacy proves that good things do come in small packages. Although it may seem like a small establishment, its services, prices and care make it a big competitor within the community. “Our services our top-notch,” said Jenifer Kalis, pharmacist in charge. Kalis ...

Prediabetes: Are you the one in three?

This article originally ran as a blog post in Allina Health’ Healthy, Set, Go. Read more stories like this at allinahealth.org/healthysetgo. Being diagnosed with prediabetes means your body is not metabolizing glucose (blood sugar) as effectively as it should. Today, one in three ...

A family gift that keeps on giving

New Ulm Medical Center’s future looks bright thanks to an influential gift from a generous family. A $50,000 donation to expand the Neurology Center was made by the Fenske family. This donation was given in Harold and Betty Fenskes’ name. Harold Fenske was a long-time health care leader ...

2019 Events, Support Groups & Classes at New Ulm Medical Center

New Ulm Stroke Support Group Date/Time: Second Tuesday of each month from 10 - 11 a.m. Cost: Free Description: Come to support each other, learn, share what you have learned and encourage others. Location: New Ulm Medical Center Board Room, First floor behind Coffee Shop RSVP: Call ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum

Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum were married on May 31, 2019 at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery in Kasota, with Sharon Hubly officiating. Parents of the couple are Eric and Janelle Hendrickson and Paul and Darlene Guttum, both of New Ulm. Maid of honor was Kelsey Hendrickson. ...

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu

Stacey Schugel and Chao Liu were married on June 29, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in New Ulm by Rev. JoAnne Taylor. Parents of the couple are Dan and Shelley Schugel of New Ulm and Homgmin Liu and Schuyun Li of China. Maid of Honor was Sheila Ruiz. Bridesmaids were Ashley Schugel, ...

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness

Carrie Mohr and Riley Ahlness were united in marriage on December 8, 2018, at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church in rural Hanska. The marriage was officiated by Pastor Sarah Taylor. Parents of the couple are Pat and Deanna Mohr and Lynn and Jane Ahlness, all of rural Hanska. Maid of Honor was ...

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg

Candace Teigen and Matthew Mecklenburg were married Jan. 19, 2019, at “The Barn at Dunvilla” near Pelican Rapids. Candace is the daughter of Kevin and Sonja Teigen of Moorhead. Matt is the son of Dave and Ruth Mecklenburg of Sleepy Eye. Matron of Honor was Carilynne Elofson, sister of ...