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The beat goes on again: Live in-person music returns to The Grand

NEW ULM — Get ready to sing, snap and clap along again on Minnesota Street because live in-person music has made its triumphant return to The Grand Kabaret. Since 2009, The Grand Kabaret has been a staple in New Ulm for live music, with live performances on the first floor of The Grand ...

Pollinator Friendly New Ulm Day is June 5

The public is invited to Pollinator Friendly New Ulm Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 5 at the New Ulm Pollinator Park, 2250 North Broadway. • Learn about native plants, pollinators, and how people can help, and of the five undeveloped pollinator areas in New Ulm. • ...

Puppets coming out of storage

NEW ULM — The puppet wagon is returning to New Ulm Parks this summer after a year off. The puppet wagon will ride again starting the weekend of June 14 and will be out through the next five weeks with a final performance at the Brown County Fair. The wagon had to take a hiatus in 2020 due ...

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Sure, throw hot dogs on the grill. But don’t forget bananas

In this pandemic summer, who doesn't want to eat and cook outdoors? And if you're firing up the grill, don't forget dessert. I am bananas for grilled bananas. Fast and easy, they become instant favorites and remind you of classic desserts. And there are so many variations: You can make ...

Support your immune system with grapes

(Family Features) Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve immune function and prevent heart disease and diabetes. When looking to guide ...

Turn homemade ice cream into tasty sandwiches

Ice cream and hot days are a perfect match. Ice cream can be served in many different ways — from sundaes to cakes to sandwiches. Ice cream sandwiches are comprised of a favorite ice cream flavor nestled between wafer-type cakes or cookies. They’re available pre-made in a grocer’s ...

‘Berry’ bountiful muffins

Blueberries are tiny powerhouses of nutrition and eating more of them can be an easy way to get the antioxidants necessary to fend off many different diseases. While blueberries are nutritional allies, they also happen to taste delicious, whether it’s all on their own or mixed into various ...

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Antiques & Collecting: Furniture styles evolved during Victorian era

Victorian furniture was larger, heavier and usually darker and much more ornate than the mid-century or even modern pieces used today. The houses were large and dark. The electric light was not invented until about 1805, and the candles and oil lamps used for light could only illuminate a small ...

Off the Shelf: Books on the Go

In honor of June, Audiobook Month, we need to talk about listening to books. I am a longtime audiobook enthusiast, so I may be a little biased, but if you haven’t started listening to your favorite books yet, what are you waiting for? Give audiobooks a try! Everyone is once again on the go ...

Family Living Focus: Tips for Time Management

We are always looking for ways to do things better and more efficiently. Try some of the following “Tips for Time Management” to help you out at work, home and in your personal life. • Ask yourself “Do I really need to do this?” Many things in your life tend to not need doing. Some ...

Antiques & Collecting: Canton china has been popular for centuries

Canton china with its blue and white decoration has been a popular collectible for many years, but few can distinguish it from the other early or modern Chinese blue and white china. It has been popular for centuries partly because cobalt blue coloring was safe to use when decorating dishes. ...

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Michel Elysa Weinhagen and Brandon Stern

Lenny and Sue Stern of New Ulm announce the engagement of their son, Brandon Michael Stern, to Michel Elysa Weinhagen, daughter of Michael and Nancy Weinhagen of Roseville. The wedding will take place on June 26, 2021, in White Bear Lake.

Stephanie Bernier and Jake Stein

Stephanie Bernier and Jake Stein announce their engagement. Stephanie is the daughter of Jerry and Lori Bernier of Hanska and Sue Bernier of Madison, Minn. Jake is the son of Dan and Kelly Stein of rural Courtland. Stephanie is a 2012 high school graduate of Sleepy Eye Public High School. ...

Haleigh Korn Eric Platz

Marly Arens of Fairmont, along with Paul and Donita Platz of Lafayette, are pleased to announce the engagement of Haleigh Korn and Eric Platz. Haleigh is a 2010 graduate of United South Central High School in Wells, and a 2014 graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato. She is employed at ...

Ashlyn Schoof and Daniel Denning

Ty and Jeanne Shuck of Ellsworth, Wis., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlyn Rose Schoof to Daniel Denning, son of Brian Sr. & Kathy Denning of Buffalo, MN, and Sharla and the late Joseph Inggersoll. Daniel is an Inside Sales Rep for MSP Metals in Eagan, Mn Ashlyn is a ...

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Willard and Dorothy Waibel

Willard and Dorothy (Hoffmann) Waibel of New Ulm will celebrate their 6Sth wedding anniversary. They were married on June 14, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The Waibels will celebrate the occasion with their family on Sunday, June 13, with mass at the Cathedral of the ...

Randy and Monica Wenninger

Randy and Monica Wenninger of New Ulm will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 15 with their family. Randy Wenninger and Monica Kretsch were married May 15, 1971 at St. Mary’s Church in New Ulm.

Greg and Cathy Roiger

Greg and Cathy Roiger of Sleepy Eye will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 1, 2021 at Frank Mill Farm. Greg Roiger and Cathy Bruns were married May 1, 1971 at St. Mary’s Church New Ulm.

Denny and Sue Penkert

Denny and Sue Penkert of New Ulm celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 24 with family. Denny Penkert and Sue Hanson were married April 24, 1971 at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, Mn.

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NUMC Foundation Golf Tourney to support Med/Surg refresh project

The New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) Med/Surg (Medical/Surgical) unit will receive a “refresh” in 2021 and area residents are invited to help support the project by participating in the Annual NUMC Foundation Golf Tournament. After taking a break due to COVID-19 last summer, the golf ...

NUMC’s spine, back, and neck care services take a big step forward

Throughout its history, New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) has built a reputation for innovating and integrating medical care, all for the benefit of patients. The newest example is the comprehensive spine, back, and neck care services at NUMC: combining a full-time Physical Medicine and ...

Take steps to prevent skin cancer this summer

As summer approaches and you start to head outdoors more frequently, now is a good time to talk about the dangers of the sun and how to protect yourself against skin cancer. Skin cancer Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and in the world. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans ...

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Jenny Baldwin David Luepke

Jenny Baldwin and David Luepke were united in marriage on May 2, 2020 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg in Waterloo, IL. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Carleen Baldwin of Waterloo, IL. The groom is the son of John and Lorna Luepke of Courtland. The bride is a 2010 graduate ...

Josie Mikosch, Jason Shaul

Josie Mikosch and Jason Shaul were married September 12, 2020 at Ashery Lane Farm in Mayer, MN. Parents of the bride are Donna and Michael Stamer and Jeff Mikosch of Willmar. Parents of the groom are Mike and Angie Shaul of New Ulm. Logan Henrich and Katie Bobb were maids of honor. ...

Brenna Sievert and Austin Bushman

Brenna Sievert and Austin Bushman were married January 25, 2020, at The Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs in Chaska. The bride is the daughter of Craig and Laura Sievert of New Ulm, and the bridegroom is the son of Rich and Julie Bushman of Stillwater. The ceremony was officiated by ...

Lexi Platz and Eric Niemerg

Lexi Platz and Eric Niemerg were married on September 21, 2019 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette, with Father Matthew Wiering and Father Bruno Santiago officiating. Parents are Paul and Donita Platz of Lafayette, and Joe and Deb Niemerg of Dieterich, Ill. Grandparents are ...