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Restarting and rebuilding

MARSHALL — When former New Ulm Area wrestler Sean Howk finished his senior year of prep wrestling in 2019, he went out with his hand raised, a state medal and the most career wins in New Ulm High School history. Now a Division II freshman wrestler at Southwest Minnesota State University, ...

Rare fossils turn up along Cottonwood

William Eibner of New Ulm was looking for agates and petrified wood along the Cottonwood River banks last year when he came across Ice Age fossils, many of them, including mammoth molars, horse teeth, and bone fragments exposed on sandbars. Turns out the finds from tens of thousands of years ...

Little Dresses, Big Smiles

(Photos courtesy of Little Dresses Workshop) NEW ULM — For nearly a decade, Little Dresses Workshop of New Ulm has been one of the most widespread charity organizations in the area in terms of its impact and membership. Since 2011, the workshop has distributed over 13,000 pieces of ...

Batt is making an early impact

MANKATO — As a freshman on the Minnesota State University, Mankato women’s basketball team, Joey Batt wanted to make an impact right away. And through the first 10 games of the season, Batt has done just that. By no means has it been easy for her, but the 5-foot-5 graduate from New Ulm ...

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No Super Bowl Sunday is complete without chicken wings

Few events generate as much enthusiasm among sports fans and non-sports fans as the Super Bowl. For sports fans who can’t wait to see the National Football League crown a new champion, the game itself is a must-watch event. For those who aren’t fans of the game, Super Bowl Sunday is still a ...

Take a bite out of popular pizza styles

Pizza is pizza, right? Not quite. This beloved cheese-and-sauce-crafted masterpiece is much more complex than fans may imagine. At its core, pizza consists of a crust, sauce and a cheese. But pizza can be crafted in myriad ways thanks to toppings and crust styles. But wait … there’s more. ...

The perfect baked potato begins with russets

A fluffy baked potato is a glorious thing, but too often you slice into the potato and it is shiny and waxy, not light and creamy in texture. Baking a potato is the easiest thing in the world, right? Then why are so many potatoes lacking in texture and flavor? First, for the traditional ...

Best bets for nighttime snacks

Calorie-conscious individuals may wonder if eating at night or after a certain time can derail their diets and fitness regimens. The jury is still out on whether eating at night can pack on the pounds or not, with various health recommendations contradicting one another. However, if one does ...

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Park & Rec Report

Glockenspiel is experiencing technical difficulties. A new controller is coming within the next 8 weeks, which we believe will resolve these issues. Short Track on Saturdays from 7-10 a.m. through February 1. We apologize for the inconvenience. Weight Lifting for Seniors Class is a 6-week, ...

Off the Shelf: Upcoming Library programs

We always have a fun variety of programs happening at New Ulm Public Library. We hope you’ll join us for some of these upcoming events. Who saved countless people from the horror of the Hinkley Fire? How did it feel to be on a sinking frozen ore boat just yards from shore in Duluth during ...

Gardening: Keep houseplants healthy while keeping pets safe

You love them both — your pets and houseplants — but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house. Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid problems by selecting plants suited to your home's growing ...

Family Living Focus: Real life benefits of physical exercise

Endurance activities help you: • Keep up with your grandchildren during a trip to the park. • Dance to your favorite songs at the next family wedding. • Shovel snow. Sweep the front step. Rake the yard and bag up the leaves. Strength training will make it easier ...

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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 ...

Aimee Abrahamson and Corben Montgomery

Darreel and Traci Abrahamson of Lafayette would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Abrahamson to Corben Montgomery, son of Brian and Lynee Montgomery of Stewartville. Aimee is a 2012 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2017 graduate of University of Minnesota, Duluth. ...

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John and Jean Heuchert

John and Jean Heuchert of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 28, 1969 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Good Thunder. A reception will be held on April 4, 2020 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Turner Hall in New Ulm. The family requests no gifts.

Sal and Bev Windschitl

Sal and Bev Windschitl of New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Leifeld Hall at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Your presence is your gift. Sal Windschitl and Bev Goerish were married Nov. 7, 1959 at St. Thomas ...

Ernie and Theresia Kretsch

Ernie and Theresia Kretsch of New Ulm celebrated 65 years of marriage on Nov. 9, 2019. Ernie Kretsch and Theresia Schroepfer were married Nov. 9, 1954 in Sleepy Eye. They celebrated in early September 2019 with fmaily.

Marvin and Eunice Frericks

Marvin and Eunice Frericks of New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Orchard Hill Senior Living Center. Your presence is your gift. Marvin Frericks and Eunice Huiras were united in marriage on Oct. 28, 1959 at the Church of the Japanese ...

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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. ...

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 ...

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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 ...