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Gotta Dance!

This Sunday, the NFL Pro Bowl starts in Las Vegas, Nevada and New Ulm native Crysten Glawe will have one of the best seats at the game. Glawe will attend as a cheerleader, representing the Washington Commanders. She has worked as a professional cheerleader in Washington, D.C. for several ...

A Golden Opportunity

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Rolling Thunder Wrestling team recently got the opportunity to travel to Minneapolis to check out collegiate wrestling at the Division I level. That high-quality wrestling was a dual at the University of Minnesota as the No. 11 Gophers hosted Purdue on Jan. 22. The ...

Man vs. nature, machines

It’s hard to miss Five Star Towing LLC along State Highway 15, several miles north of Lafayette. An old tow truck is perched on pole just east of the the highway. After studying diesel mechanics at South Central College in North Mankato, Eric Platz specialized in combine work at Potters ...

Snow time’s no time to stay inside

The new year is off to a snowy start, but that doesn’t mean everyone needs to stay inside until spring. There are several outdoor activities available despite the snow or in some cases because of it. One of the classic snow day activities is sledding. New Ulm has multiple snow hills for ...

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US outlines plan for long-term baby formula imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled their plan to allow foreign baby formula manufacturers to stay on the market long term, an effort to diversify the nation's tightly concentrated industry and prevent future shortages. The Food and Drug Administration said recent entrants ...

Trucking regs waived to fight avian flu outbreak

ST. PAUL — In an attempt to protect the state’s poultry industry and prevent the spread of avian influenza, Gov. Tim Walz waived trucking regulations in an executive order on Wednesday. The order is part of the continued efforts to control and contain the current outbreak of H5N1 highly ...

Feds, state announce local food cooperative pact

ST. PAUL — A cooperative agreement between Minnesota and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week seeks to purchase and distribute locally grown, produced, and processed food from underserved producers. With $3.82 million in Local Food Purchase Assistance funds, the Minnesota ...

Fresh produce and fruit to be given out Sept. 13

Free produce, fruit and miscellaneous items will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 13, by the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf and Second Harvest Food Bank. The distribution will be from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1305 S. Valley St. in New Ulm, with signup beginning at 10 a.m. The truckload of ...

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Country crafters’ work can bring big prices

Famous names add to the value of an antique, even if we know more about the maker’s work than about the maker. Few names of antique folk artists and country crafters are known today, and even less is known about the people behind them. John Boyer, who made seed chests in Lancaster County, ...

Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe

One of my duties at the New Ulm Public Library (NUPL) is selecting and purchasing Adult Fiction books. I use many tools to decide what to buy but I find curated lists to be some of the most helpful. So, when I saw that the Mystery Writers of America had announced the 2023 Edgar Allan Poe Award ...

Senior Meals

MONDAY Biscuits and sausage gravy, roasted potatoes, cinnamon apple slices, dessert, milk. TUESDAY Liver or pepper steak, buttered boiled potatoes, stewed tomatoes, dinner roll, dessert, milk. WEDNESDAY Ginger citrus chicken, rice pilaf, peas and carrots, peaches, bread, ...

In Appreciation

Red Cross Blood Drive On behalf of the American Red Cross we would like to thank all the donors who gave blood at our Senior Center blood drive. Thanks to all the volunteers for their help. A special thanks to the following business who made donations: McDonald’s, Schell’s Brewery, ...

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Duffy-O’Neil

Tim and Karen O’Neil with the late Lori O’Neil would like to announce the engagement of their son Matthew O’Neil and Carly Duffy of St Paul, Minnesota. A September wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Worthington, Minnesota.

Katelyn Berens and Kirk Hartmann

Douglas and Brenda Berens of Prior Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Berens to Kirk Hartmann, son of Otto and Bonnie Hartmann of Gibbon. Katelyn is a 2014 graduate of Augsburg College. She received her Master’s in Athletic Training in 2016 from the College of St. ...

Kati Erb and Michael Schlottman

Kati Erb and Michael Schlottman announce their engagement. Kati is the daughter of Karen and Larry Erb of Lakeville, Minn. Michael is the son of Dale and Amy Schlottman of New Ulm. Kati is a 2012 high school graduate of Apple Valley High School. She completed her teaching degree at the ...

Kathleen Kini and Jack Schwartz

Kathleen Kini and Jack Schwartz wish to announce their upcoming wedding on September 11, 2021. Parents of the couple are Mike and Karen Kini of De Pere, WI and Mike and Michelle Schwartz of New Ulm. Kathleen is a 2016 graduate of De Pere High School and a 2020 graduate of the University of ...

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Erv and Sharon Weinkauf

Erv and Sharon Weinkauf of Forest Lake are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Jan. 7. They were married Jan. 6, 1973, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn, MN. Erv grew up in New Ulm and they lived there together for over 38 years, raising their ...

Dave and Deb Grant

Dave and Deb (Johnson) Grant of Lafayette are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Dave and Deb were married on Dec. 23, 1972 at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church in Norseland. They will celebrate their golden anniversary with family and friends in the Spring.

Merlyn and Arleen Bruns

Merlyn and Arlene Bruns of New Ulm are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Merlyn Bruns and Arleen Lange were married Dec. 10, 1957, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter. They are celebrating with friends and family.

Doug & Connie Grams

Doug and Connie Grams of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on November 18, 1972 at St. Mary’s Church in Sleepy Eye.

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Telemedicine was made easy during COVID-19 — not any more

Telemedicine exploded in popularity after COVID-19 hit, but limits are returning for care delivered across state lines. That complicates follow-up treatments for some cancer patients. It also can affect other types of care, including mental health therapy and routine doctor check-ins. Over ...

Learn how to prevent suicide by asking questions

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR (question, persuade, refer) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. It is the most widely taught ...

Seriously fancy — tea party funds help ease cancer’s burden

NEW ULM — It was tea time once again, as hundreds of local ladies came out in their Sunday best to raise money for a noble cause. The third annual Tea for Cancer fundraiser held Sunday at Best Western Plus was conceived by Sandy Reinke and Kristine Rueckert to provide financial support for ...

Judge: ITG is liable for Florida tobacco settlement payments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Cigarette manufacturer ITG Brands assumed liability for tobacco settlement payments to the state of Florida when it acquired four brands from Reynolds American in 2015, a Delaware judge has ruled. Vice Chancellor Lori Will ruled Friday that, as a result, ITG must ...

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Drew and Kristi Wolf

Kristi Tauer and Drew Wolf were married Nov 5, 2022, at Living Hope Lutheran Church in Shakopee, MN. Parents of the bride are Darren and MaryJo Tauer of Savage. Parents of the groom are Tony and Cindy Wolf of New Ulm. Kristi is a health and wellness coach at AiRCare Health. Drew is a ...

Deputy makes sure groom’s car crash doesn’t wreck wedding

MONROE, Ga. (AP) — A groom's car wreck on the way to his wedding didn't disrupt the ceremony, thanks to a Georgia sheriff's deputy who offered him a ride. Jon Dial and three of his groomsmen were driving to his wedding Friday when their car was involved in a crash just a couple of miles ...

Jessica Petersen and Branden Kral

Jessica Petersen and Branden Kral were united in marriage on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Minnesota. Parents of the bride are Mark and Julie Petersen of New Ulm. Parents of the groom are Jim and Beth Kral of New Ulm. Jessica and Branden are 2018 ...

Bernier-Stein Wedding

Stephanie Bernier and Jake Stein were united in marriage on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at German Park in New Ulm. Parents of the bride are Jerry and Lori Bernier of Hanska and Sue Bernier of Madison, MN. Parents of the groom are Dan and Kelly Stein of rural Courtland. Stephanie is a 2012 high ...