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A Blooming Success

NEW ULM — For Heather Hacker-Hammer, a florist at A to Zinnia, working with flowers wasn’t always seeded in her mind. “When I went to college I was like ‘I am never going to do this ever, ever!’ ” she said. “But then I ended up taking a few horticulture classes and I really ...

Parks for All Purposes

NEW ULM — Summer is around the corner and that means outdoor activities and days at the local park. But which type of park? The word “park” conjures images of the classic neighborhood park with playgrounds, picnic tables, and other outdoor amenities. The neighborhood park might be the ...

Christensen: ‘It’s cool to play golf now’

SLEEPY EYE — He’s been passionate about golf for quite some time, and now he’s running his own golf academy at just 20 years of age. Opening his door on 140 1st Avenue North in Sleepy Eye, 2017 Sleepy Eye high school graduate Caleb Christensen welcomes people of all ages to improve ...

Milbrath’s Mission: Miami

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In a sense, the 2019 baseball season could be the most important season for Jordan Milbrath. Milbrath, a 2010 Springfield High School graduate, is entering the final year of his seven-year minor league contract and he’s not entirely sure where the unpredictable world ...

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Juicy, tender chicken with sweet, smoky-flavor

In theory, barbecued chicken kebabs sound pretty great: char-streaked chunks of juicy meat lacquered with sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. But without an insulating layer of skin, even the fattiest thigh meat can dry out and toughen when exposed to the blazing heat of the grill_and forget about ...

Zucchini or summer squash makes for a colorful pasta dish

A combination of pasta and summer squash results in a light, flavorful dish that's full of color. We decided against peeling the squash, as the skin helped to keep the pieces intact throughout the cooking process. Because summer squash contains so much liquid, we salted and drained it to keep ...

Perfect burgers depend on the right meat. Here’s a pro tip

Sometimes simple is best, and for quick weeknight burgers or a backyard barbecue for a crowd, store-bought ground beef is certainly convenient. But with so many options available in supermarkets, we knew we would need to find the right cut of beef with the ideal amount of fat to produce tender, ...

Buttermilk and salt key to this crispy oven-fried chicken

Soaking chicken in seasoned buttermilk guarantees that your crispy chicken will come out of the oven moist and juicy on the inside. Salt doesn't just enhance flavor_when you soak meat in a salty solution (a brine), the salt reshapes protein molecules and helps them hold onto moisture when the ...

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Off the Shelf: Not your typical time travel novels

Light sabers and space ships don’t always appeal to me; I’m not usually a hard core science fiction reader. One science fiction theme that does speak to me, however, is time travel. I love authors that weave time travel into a character-driven story, or when an ordinary life is suddenly ...

In Appreciation

Thank You to Local Restaurants The board members of New Ulm’s Own wish to acknowledge the generous cooperation of New Ulm’s downtown restaurants in assisting our recognition of World Fair Trade Day. Lola’s, Joni’s, Lakes on 1st, Sozial, Lamplighter, George’s and Turner Halle each ...

Gardening: New shrub rose hybrids are easy to care for, easy to love

Roses are among the oldest flowers in cultivation, although many have earned a reputation as fussy or difficult to grow. Some of the newer shrub rose hybrids, however, are disease-resistant, carefree and repeat-blooming — just the qualities novice gardeners love. "They are generally much ...

Antiques & Collecting: Kem Weber’s designs ahead of their time

Kem Weber (1889-1963) followed a strange path in his life, going from a farmer in Berlin to a famous modern architect and designer in the United States. He apprenticed in 1908 under a famous cabinetmaker. In 1926, he was chosen to supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 ...

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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 ...

Abby Berg and Scott Salfer

Patrick and Renae Berg of Essig announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Berg, to Scott Salfer, son of Ron and Kim Salfer of Sleepy Eye. A June 15, 2019 wedding is planned.

Melissa Lubenow and Jared Hoscheit

Lynn and Pam Lubenow of Fairmont and Tim and Kim Hoscheit of New Ulm announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Lubenow and Jared Hoscheit. Melissa’s grandparents are Wayne and Shirley Lubenow and the late Joe and late Emma McConnell, all of Armstrong, Iowa. Jared’s grandparents ...

Allison Nass and Paul Spaude

Thomas and Janice Nass of New Ulm announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Nass, to Paul Spaude, son of Michael and Rachel Spaude of Antigo, Wisconsin. Allison is a 2009 graduate of Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School. She received her nursing degree from Augustana College in ...

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Richard and Janet Earl

Richard and Janet Earl of New Ulm recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married May 5, 1959 in Leavenworth, MN.

Gene and Georgine Tepley

Gene and Georgine Tepley of New Ulm are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were married on April 12, 1969 at Nora Unitarian Church in Hanska. They are celebrating their milestone with family.

Bob and Sharlene Ahlers

Bob and Sharlene Ahlers of New Ulm recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop on Jan. 25, 1969.

Kenneth and Virginia Landkammer

Kenneth and Virginia Landkammer of Clements are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 16. A Mass of Celebration will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Morgan.

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Preventing joint injury

Our joints are complex structures that allow us to do all types of movements, from knitting, walking, playing piano, and throwing a football to running a marathon. Injuries, strain from repetitive motion, obesity, some health conditions and the effects of aging can interfere with our joints, ...

Meet local emergency medical services staff

New Ulm locals Justin Bruns and Kaylie Shaw were both drawn to a health care career with Allina Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS). As an emergency medical technician (EMT), Bruns assists paramedics when an ambulance is called for emergency medical care. With an EMT certification, Bruns ...

Kelly Jarcho, CNP, now seeing patients at NUMC

Kelly Jarcho, CNP, says it is her patients’ resiliency that inspires her in her job as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. “Everybody has a story, and everybody has situations in their lives where they could use some help,” said Jarcho. “My patients’ resilience inspires me. The things ...

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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, ...