×

Lifestyle Feature | VIEW ALL

Haunts, horror films and other wacky events this Halloween

For those looking to get into the Halloween spirit this October, there are several spooky activities and events in Brown County this year. Whether that means going to a haunted house, checking out a movie or exploring a “Wacky World” of fun and horror, there promises to be plenty to keep ...

New Ulm woman achieves goal: Kilimanjaro

NEW ULM — For Lori Howard, climbing some of the world’s highest mountains is just the type of challenge she’s looking for. In August, Howard climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with her two daughters — completing one of her life goals. “I had always said that when I turned 40 I was going to ...

Miniature Maker

NEW ULM — The Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth has a height of 226 feet and length of 501 feet. Over the last month, local lobbyist Jerome Sellner has been working on shrinking it down to fit on a coffee table. Sellner did not have a specific scale in mind when he began designing a miniature of ...

Food | VIEW ALL

Stop fiddling with the food! And other mistakes cooks make

We all love getting kitchen tips, those little tricks we should be doing to make us better cooks. But sometimes it's the things we should stop doing that matter. A dozen common kitchen mistakes, and how to easily correct them: 1. NOT READING THE RECIPE ALL THE WAY THROUGH Before you start ...

Put down that takeout menu: Stir-fry basics for home cooks

For every home cook happily tossing together a stir fry at home, there are a dozen would-be stir fryers wanting to make chicken-broccoli-sugar-snap-pea stir fry . and then sheepishly reaching for the takeout menu. Stir-fry technique has many people intimidated. But if you can slice and stir, ...

Freeze, can, pickle, dry? Ways to preserve summer produce

In the last warm weeks of summer, it's hard to imagine that today's tomatoes, corn, peaches and other late-summer bounty will soon be just memories. But wait, they don't have to be. With a bit of forethought, and a bit of time, we can safeguard some of this magnificent produce and draw upon ...

Whip up a quick chili dinner in no time

Busy individuals sometimes think they have to skimp on home-cooked meals because there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to prepare something fresh. While the drive-through lane of the nearest fast-food establishment can be tempting, rest assured there are many dishes that can be whipped ...

Lifestyle Columns | VIEW ALL

In Appreciation

Only in New Ulm This October marks two years since my diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer to the liver. This usually would make a person sad, but not me. When I think back, I can’t help but smile. My life was flipped upside down, but all of you have supported me in such glorious ways to ...

Family Living Focus: When hoarding is a disorder

You may have seen reality TV shows about people who hoard mail, gadgets, cats, and even trash. Or, maybe for you, the reality is a little closer. It could be a neighbor or a family member. When people aren’t able to throw things away, piles can grow to the ceiling. These piles can make it ...

Public Health Corner: Reflecting on our mental well-being

Our mental well-being is important. Please take a moment to reflect on your mental health. Your mental health is a key component to your overall health and wellbeing; no matter your age, mental health can always be improved and here are some important tips to help maintain a positive state of ...

Antiques & Collecting:

A table has four legs and a flat top — except when it is designed by a clever cabinetmaker. Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia sold an unusual rosewood table with two partial shelves built below the 20-inch square tabletop. It is decorated with carved dragons on the brackets and a spider and ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

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.

Jennifer Ress and Keith Rosin

Jennifer Ress and Keith Rosin announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mike and Carrie Ress of New Ulm and Stan and Clarice Rosin of Nicollet. Jenny is a 1999 graduate of New Ulm High School and is employed at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. Keith is a 1998 graduate ...

Robin Kolstad and James Arndt

Kevin and Laurie Kolstad of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter Robin Kolstad, to James Arndt, son of Randy and Renee Arndt of New Ulm. Robin is a 2013 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2017 graduate of Winona State University in Winona. She is employed at the Leo A. ...

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 ...

Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

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 ...

John and Dorothy Fitterer

John and Dorothy Fitterer of New Ulm are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Searles Community Center. Your presence is your gift. John and Dorothy were married in Oct. 17, 1959, in Billings, Montana.

Dave and Dori Theneman

Dave and Dori Theneman of Sleepy Eye celebrated 50 years together with their four children and families. Dave and Dori (Barthels) Theneman were married Oct. 10, 2969, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye.

Dennis and Ruth Ann Wills

Dennis and Ruth Ann Wills of Nicollet will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 6, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nicollet. Dennis Wills and Ruth Ann Bode were married on Oct. 3, 1959, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Courtland.

Health | VIEW ALL

Medicare Advantage: A seamless connection between body, mind & spirit

Imagine a scenario where your health care provider and health insurance company work together to ensure your experience is both efficient and meets your personal needs. One that provides coordinated care where your doctors, hospitals, specialists, and your health plan are all part of one ...

Telehealth: Transforming patient care in New Ulm

People in small towns and rural areas get the same illnesses that people in larger cities do, but they may not have access to the same kinds of doctors. That is changing in New Ulm, thanks to the expanding use of telehealth technology at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC). Telehealth technology, ...

Lauren Murphy, DO, to see patients at NUMC

New Ulm Medical Center is excited to welcome Lauren Murphy, DO, adult and child/adolescent psychiatrist in October of 2019. Murphy will be the first child and adolescent psychiatrist at New Ulm Medical Center, where she will practice part-time via telehealth. Telehealth is the use of ...

Heart of New Ulm Tobacco 21 Campaign coming this fall

Across Minnesota, from St. Peter and Mankato to Twin Cities’ suburbs and Duluth, Tobacco 21 (T-21) efforts are gaining ground. According to the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation’s Tobacco 21 website (tobacco21.org), as of May 2019, more than 34 Minnesota communities had passed laws to ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

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 ...

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 ...