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Busse tours Brazil with USA DII Women’s Basketball Team

WINTHROP — Former Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop standout girls’ basketball player Halley Busse recently returned from a trip to Brazil with the 2019 USA Division 2 Women’s Basketball Team. While there, she picked up memories, wins and continued to improve her game while taking in a different ...

Summit Avenue Music Series continues at MLC

NEW ULM — Bethel Balge has always had a passion for performing music. As a long-time piano player, she’s figured out how to turn that passion into something that unites music lovers all over the City of New Ulm. Balge, who teaches music history and gives piano lessons at both Martin ...

Volunteerism, donations power Sleepy Eye Food Shelf

A steady stream of clients walked in and out of the Sleepy Eye Area Food Shelf on a late Monday afternoon. In the basement of the municipal building on Second Avenue Northwest, where the Sleepy Eye Police Station was formerly located, the food shelf shelves were looking a little bare as the ...

It’s a wrap! Sid’s Signs puts decorative wrapper on big rigs

NEW ULM — Sid’s Signs On Broadway completed and sent off one of its largest projects to date on July 17, but this time, it has wheels. Sid De Leo, owner of Sid’s Signs, said the Peterbilt tanker truck is one of the largest vehicles they’ve spruced up with a vinyl graphics-job, and ...

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How to a make a moist, chunky shrimp burger without the mush

A good shrimp burger should be first and foremost about the shrimp. Unfortunately, many shrimp burgers are more reminiscent of fish-flavored rubber patties or over-seasoned bread balls than shrimp. We set out to develop a recipe for our ideal shrimp burger: moist, chunky yet still cohesive, ...

Make your stuffed tomatoes next level with this recipe

Named for the hotel where it was invented in Sweden, Hasselbacking is a technique where a vegetable (traditionally potatoes) is partially sliced, accordion style, brushed with butter, sprinkled with bread crumbs, and baked. This approach is also great for tomatoes; think of them as leveled-up ...

Can you have a Baja-style fish taco with just veggies? Sure

A true Baja California experience requires sunny, breezy patios and a plate of tacos. We aimed to re-create the feel of a Baja-style fish taco in our home kitchen, instead bringing veggies to the forefront. We thought that battered cauliflower bites, drizzled with a cool and creamy vegan ...

A vinaigrette packed with fresh herbs makes salmon better

It's no wonder salmon is so popular: Its flesh is rich-tasting thanks to high levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. A great way to ensure moist, tender salmon is to poach it. And a vinaigrette packed with fresh herbs offers surprising nutritional value. Poaching the salmon in just ...

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Public Health Corner: Breastfeeding Awareness

Brown County Public Health’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program is celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), breastfeeding is the standard for infant feeding. It is recommended that infants be fed only breastmilk to about ...

College News

Ruth Holten, Nicollet, aa junior, nursing student at Concordia University, Mequon, Wis., has been named to the Spring Honors List for the 2018-2019 academic year. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.60 GPA. Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 ...

Family Living Focus: Pill organizers help keep track of multiple medications

Family Life Consultant, M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Studies indicate that 78 percent of caregivers performing medical or nursing tasks also are managing multiple medications for a loved one. Thirty-one percent of the care population takes one to five ...

Antiques & Collecting: Antiques may be rare, but rarely are they unique

“Unique” is a word that is often misused by collectors. It means one of a kind. There can never be a unique mass-produced chair but there can be a rare one. More than 20 years ago, the Kovels’ newspaper column wrote about a table with a top that was made to look like an American flag. ...

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Ashley Pfarr and Scott Mages

Brian and Julie Pfarr of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Pfarr, to Scott Mages, son of Tom and Sharon Mages of New Ulm. Ashley is a 2014 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2018 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. She is employed at Robert ...

Lexi Platz and Eric Niemerg

Paul and Donita Platz of Lafayette announce the engagement of their daughter, Lexi, to Eric Niemerg, son of Joe and Deb Niemerg of Dieterich, IL. Lexi is a 2012 graduate of GFW High School in Winthrop, and a 2016 graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is employed at The Equity in ...

Taylor Moldan and Bryce Kloeckl

Glen and Lisa Moldan of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Moldan, to Bryce Kloeckl, son of Tim and Jane Kloeckl of Arlington. Taylor is a 2010 graduate of New Ulm Cathedral High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, where she ...

Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum

Eric and Janelle Hendrickson and Paul and Darlene Guttum, both of New Ulm, announce the engagement of their children, Kara Hendrickson and Kevin Guttum. Kara is a 2011 graduate of New Ulm Public Schools, and a 2015 graduate of Minnesota State University in Mankato. She is a Senior ...

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Tom and Lynae Flatau

Tom and Lynae Flatau of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the American Legion Club in New Ulm. Lynae Samuelson and Tom Flatau were united in marriage on Aug. 3, 1969, at the United Church of Christ in Winthrop.

Robert and Nancy House Sr.

Robert and Nancy House are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1400 South State St., New Ulm. Nancy Leshovsky and Robert House Sr. were married Aug. 8, 1959.

Bob and Mercedes Pelzel

Bob and Mercedes Pelzel of Sleepy Eye recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family. They were married June 20, 1959, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.

Lloyd and Helen Christenson

Lloyd and Helen Christenson of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration with their six children and 12 grandchildren. They were married June 15, 1969, at First Lutheran Church in Worthington.

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How healthy are your bones?

Osteoporosis is a sneaky disease. Your bones can weaken significantly before you even know you have it. Many people don’t realize they have osteoporosis until they have a fracture. Because there may be no obvious symptoms of bone loss, it is important to talk with your doctor about whether ...

Is your heel in need of healing?

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” —Leonardo daVinci Just think about it. Your feet contain nearly one-quarter of all the bones in your body, and each foot contains 33 joints. When these work together to help you stand, walk, run, jump and dance, the ...

Medicare Advantage: The new plan that has you covered

With 2019 bringing a variety of new health plans to Minnesota – including Allina Health | Aetna Medicare Advantage plans – consumers are able to simplify their coverage and identify options for better care. Whether you’re just learning about Medicare or actively looking for a new plan, ...

You don’t need to be an older woman to get osteoporosis

Unless you are a woman who has gone through menopause, you don’t have to worry about osteoporosis, right? Not quite. It’s true that women who are past menopause are at higher risk of osteoporosis, which is a decrease in bone density. But everyone’s bones naturally become weaker with ...

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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 ...

Betty Shin and Matt Soukup

Betty Shin and Matt Soukup were married Nov. 4, 2018, at The Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina, Hawaii. Mother of the bride is Yon Suk Kim of Bloomington. Father of the bride is Kyung Ho Shin of Soul, South Korea. Parents of the groom are Paul and Linda Soukup of New Ulm. The couple resides ...

Sarah Rosenau and Clayton Strobel

Sarah Rosenau and Clayton Strobel were married Aug. 25, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Ulm. Parents of the bride are Randy and Cindy Rosenau of New Ulm. Parents of the groom are Ron and Patty Strobel of Henderson. Maid of honor was Amanda Rosenau. Bridesmaids were Marie Rose, ...