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New Ulm Masonic Temple/Lodge closes after 147 years

On Aug 20, 2019, after 147 years, the New Ulm Masonic Temple/Lodge locked the doors for the last time to the Lodge Hall located on the 3rd floor of the Masonic Building, 13 ¬Ω North Minnesota Street… closing another chapter in New Ulm’s history. Freemasonry remains the world’s oldest ...

Decked out for Christmas one last time

NEW ULM – The downtown Christmas decorations on Minnesota Street have been a part of the city’s history for decades. The current garland decoration began in 1933, but downtown New Ulm was celebrating the Christmas season from much earlier. In November 1914, the New Ulm Review newspaper ...

From underdogs to champs: The rise of the MLC football team

NEW ULM — Martin Luther College football coach Mark Stein has it pretty good these days. The head coach just wrapped up another successful season, leading the Knights to a 9-2 record overall and a second straight NCAA Division III tournament football appearance after winning the Upper Midwest ...

State Street Theater Co. presents… “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

NEW ULM — One of the most well-known, classic animated television specials comes to life on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” hits the State Street Theater Co. (SSTC) stage in New Ulm. The first showing will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. There will then be a ...

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Busy Season Solutions Quick and tasty meals and snacks

(Family Features) For those who are always on the go, it can be difficult to find time to whip up meals and snacks that are both nutritious and tasty. However, with some simple changes - and timesaving recipes - you can create delicious dishes and meals that will keep you feeling energized to ...

Tips and tricks for savory slow-cooked meals

Kitchen gadgets come and go, but one mainstay continues to deliver tasty meals with ease. The Crock-Pot®, dubbed the original slow cooker, was invented in 1940 by Irving Nachumsohn. This slow cooker was created to cook a traditional stew eaten on the Jewish sabbath. Because faithful Jews are ...

Welcome the world to your kitchen

(Family Features) As a physical representation of cultures and regions from around the world, food can be more than just sustenance - it can connect you and your kitchen to faraway places. Whether you have opportunities to travel the globe or prefer to stick closer to home, foods can bring the ...

Help-yourself breakfast buffet makes it easy on host, guests

Let's say guests are staying with you for some part of the holiday. You've planned a beautiful, robust holiday dinner. You've even been prescient enough to make a big batch of soup and buy a graze board's supply of cheeses, charcuterie, olives, etc. for a casual midday meal. You've made the ...

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Gardening: Opt for fundamentals, not flash, when shopping for plants

Gardeners skimming the newly arrived 2020 seed catalogs should probably spend less time on the tempting photographs and more time focusing on what retailers call ``shopping filters." That means selecting plants based on their performance rather than their flash. ``Having some facts about what ...

Public Health Corner: Stay healthy with sleep

Getting enough sleep can be difficult and even more difficult during the busy holiday season. Enjoy the season, but remember sleep is important to staying healthy. Developing unhealthy sleep habits, can lead to habitual lack of sleep and the development of chronic disease. Studies show, ...

Antiques & Collecting: Self-taught artist painted furniture

Artists sometimes only make one kind of art, perhaps keeping to painting, sculpture or jewelry. But many try all kinds of art before they find the one that is best for them. Self-taught Peter Hunt (1896-1967) started painting thrift shop furniture with peasant designs in 1929. His colorful ...

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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. ...

Larissa Helget and David Suprenant

David and Tammy Helget and Scott and Judy Surprenant, all of Sleepy Eye, announce the engagement of their children, Larissa Helget and David Surprenant. Larissa is a 2014 graduate of Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s, and a 2018 graduate of Southwest Minnesota State Univeristy. She is a first grade ...

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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 ...

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.

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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 ...