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Amateur baseball’s return to Wabasso

WABASSO — After beginning their inaugural amateur baseball season earlier this spring, the Wabasso Jaxx became the first amateur baseball team in Wabasso since 1972. The Jaxx are one of eight teams to play in the Corn Belt League, which consists of teams like the Willmar Rails, the Sacred ...

Windmill Classic continues to thrive in New Ulm

NEW ULM — A couple of weeks ago, the New Ulm Girls’ Fastpitch Association hosted the Windmill Class in New Ulm, a tournament drawing teams from all over the southern half of Minnesota at various age levels The Windmill Classic celebrated its 30th year of existence this year and the ...

Hall of Famer

Harry Wojahn of Fairfax was inducted in April into the World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame in Merrill, Wis. A self-taught musician, Wojahn is still playing in his 80s, entertaining at nursing homes and assisted living center, playing for church services and other events throughout the ...

Brown County Master Gardener Garden Tour: How does their garden grow?

NEW ULM — Late June is the perfect time for gardeners. The weather is cooperating and everything is in bloom. That makes it the perfect time for the annual Brown County Master Gardener Tour. The Master Gardener tour is held the same week each year. In late June, the gardens have time to ...

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Breakfast pizza makes an ideal dish for a brunch crowd

Although it sounds like a bad Saturday morning commercial (Pizza?! For breakfast?!!), it turns out breakfast pizza is just a creative version of the classic bread-eggs-cheese-meat combo. It makes an ideal dish for a brunch crowd and isn't difficult if you start with store-bought pizza dough. ...

Want a foolproof way to perfectly cooked fish? Try your Dutch oven

Cooking fish at a low temperature in a covered pot is a nearly foolproof way to achieve perfectly cooked fish, since the heavy Dutch oven holds in moisture and allows the fish to cook through gently and evenly. This method is also a wonderful way to concentrate flavor, meaning that a minimum ...

Basil pesto isn’t just for pasta. Try it on grilled chicken

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Basil pesto isn't just for pasta. We found a way to imbue chicken with basil and garlic that would hold up on the grill. How did we get enough flavor into the chicken? We used homemade pesto, which tastes stronger and fresher than store-bought. We added the pesto ...

Add succulent shrimp to quesadilla and you’ve got a party

We love a simple cheese quesadilla, but add a filling of succulent shrimp spiked with tequila and lime zest and you turn Mexico's griddled cheese sandwich into a party. To make them substantial enough for a meal, we started with 10-inch flour tortillas. To make four at once, we turned to the ...

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Off the Shelf: Summertime and the livin’ is… for reading

Now that the days are longer and getting hotter, it might be a good time to sit back with a good book. Every year the five MacAllister siblings went to camp together because their parents owned and ran the camp. Now decades later, mostly estranged from each other, they are all returning to ...

Public Health Corner: Is there a right and wrong way to use sunscreen?

When to apply? How much is enough? What SPF is best? Is once enough? Are all sunscreens the same? These are all questions we ask when it comes to sunscreen and application. There are so many kinds on the market it can be hard to know where to begin. Let’s start with the basics. Anyone that ...

Miss Liberty once inspired patriotism

Patriotic symbols like the Statue of Liberty, the American flag, the bald eagle and Uncle Sam are easily recognized today, but our first symbol, Miss Liberty, is almost forgotten. Before the Revolutionary War, the word “liberty” was the battle cry. Perhaps because a female figure was ...

Chemical-free options for managing mosquitoes

It's time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don't let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes' breeding grounds. Drain the water out of buckets, ...

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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 ...

Taylor Moldan and Bruce Kloeckel

Glen and Lisa Moldan of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Moldan, to Bruce Kloeckel, son of Tim and Jane Kloeckel 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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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.

Jerome and JoLene Nordlund

Jerome and JoLene Nordlund of Gibbon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, June 15, at the Gibbon Sportsman’s Club, from 1 to 4 p.m.m Jerome Nordlund and JoLene Doering were married on June 21, 1969, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Your ...

Jerry and Connie Thompson

Jerry and Connie Thompson of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding annviersary with family later this summer. Jerry Thompson and Connie Lange were married June 14, 1969, at Immaculate Conception Church in St. Clair, Minn.

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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, ...