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110 years later, popcorn wagon still popping and popular

In Sept. 1914, Meyers Jorgenson applied for and received a license to operate a popcorn wagon in New Ulm. Jorgenson’s idea was to sell bags of fresh popcorn in the downtown from a newly purchased popcorn wagon. He purchased the wagon new from the C. Cretor’s Company for $1,200. For the ...

Staying water safe as summer approaches

NEW ULM — With May being water safety month, there are plenty of ways to enjoy being in the water while staying cautious. New Ulm Aquatics and Fitness Coordinator Ben Doeden said the month is a nationwide recognition event, ensuring people are safe in all water areas. “It's about ...

Bringing back ‘Once Upon A Middle School’

New Ulm Middle School is bringing back a canceled production from 2020 for its 2024 spring play, “Once Upon A Middle School,” crossing over the worlds of fairy tale and reality. “We have 52 middle schoolers this year, and they are absolutely fabulous,” director Victoria Tamborino said. ...

Extra, extra efforts keep NUHS news coming

NEW ULM — Before the dawn of digital news, getting stories and information hot off the press reigned supreme. Printed newspapers still hold the hearts of many readers, but New Ulm High School (NUHS) has been spreading its school news for many years exclusively online. That doesn’t mean the ...

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US outlines plan for long-term baby formula imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled their plan to allow foreign baby formula manufacturers to stay on the market long term, an effort to diversify the nation's tightly concentrated industry and prevent future shortages. The Food and Drug Administration said recent entrants ...

Trucking regs waived to fight avian flu outbreak

ST. PAUL — In an attempt to protect the state’s poultry industry and prevent the spread of avian influenza, Gov. Tim Walz waived trucking regulations in an executive order on Wednesday. The order is part of the continued efforts to control and contain the current outbreak of H5N1 highly ...

Feds, state announce local food cooperative pact

ST. PAUL — A cooperative agreement between Minnesota and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week seeks to purchase and distribute locally grown, produced, and processed food from underserved producers. With $3.82 million in Local Food Purchase Assistance funds, the Minnesota ...

Fresh produce and fruit to be given out Sept. 13

Free produce, fruit and miscellaneous items will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 13, by the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf and Second Harvest Food Bank. The distribution will be from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1305 S. Valley St. in New Ulm, with signup beginning at 10 a.m. The truckload of ...

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Adventure begins at your library

New Ulm Public Library’s summer reading program, “Adventure Begins at Your Library” begins on Monday, June 3, 2024 and runs through July 28, 2024. The summer reading program is open to ages from birth to those entering their high school senior year. This year reading logs will be ...

Who wouldn’t want this gnome in their garden?

This time of the year, many of us have gardens on our minds, whether plans involve planting, pruning or decorating. Garden gnomes are some of the most popular garden decorations, and have been since the 1800s. They were first made in Thuringia, Germany, a region known for its ceramics. In ...

Charm bracelets say a lot about their owners

A charm bracelet can be a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day. Historically, they have been linked to motherhood and family. Queen Victoria, who made family and domesticity an important part of her image, wore a bracelet with lockets that held miniature pictures of her family. She would also ...

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month, an opportunity to self-evaluate and to reach out to those around us. There are many types of mental health challenges. Some are manageable with changes to routine and behavior. Some can be handled with appropriate therapies. Others may require medication to ...

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Duffy-O’Neil

Tim and Karen O’Neil with the late Lori O’Neil would like to announce the engagement of their son Matthew O’Neil and Carly Duffy of St Paul, Minnesota. A September wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Worthington, Minnesota.

Katelyn Berens and Kirk Hartmann

Douglas and Brenda Berens of Prior Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Berens to Kirk Hartmann, son of Otto and Bonnie Hartmann of Gibbon. Katelyn is a 2014 graduate of Augsburg College. She received her Master’s in Athletic Training in 2016 from the College of St. ...

Kati Erb and Michael Schlottman

Kati Erb and Michael Schlottman announce their engagement. Kati is the daughter of Karen and Larry Erb of Lakeville, Minn. Michael is the son of Dale and Amy Schlottman of New Ulm. Kati is a 2012 high school graduate of Apple Valley High School. She completed her teaching degree at the ...

Kathleen Kini and Jack Schwartz

Kathleen Kini and Jack Schwartz wish to announce their upcoming wedding on September 11, 2021. Parents of the couple are Mike and Karen Kini of De Pere, WI and Mike and Michelle Schwartz of New Ulm. Kathleen is a 2016 graduate of De Pere High School and a 2020 graduate of the University of ...

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Patrick & Susan Keim

Pat and Sue (Fesenmaier) Keim of New Ulm will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 11th. They were married May 11, 1974 at St. Mary’s Church, New Ulm. The Keim’s will celebrate the occasion with their children and grandchildren on Saturday, May 11th.

Anniversaries

Gary and Connie (Luepke) Moll of New Ulm will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 27th, 1974 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. The Moll’s will celebrate their special day with an open house on Saturday, April 27th from 4-9pm at the Courtland Community Center.

Ronald & Joanne Mehlhop

Roni & Joni (Wallow) Mehlhop of New Ulm will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.They were married on April 18, 1964 at Redeemers Lutheran Church in New Ulm

Randy & Marsha (Lundholm) Reinhart

Randy & Marsha (Lundholm) Reinhart of New Ulm will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married May 4th, 1974 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. The Reinhart’s will celebrate the occasion with an Open House on Saturday May 4th, from 5-10pm at the Royal Oak Event Center.

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Stewart school board explains actions

STEWART - The Stewart school board, finally breaking a long silence regarding the firing of one of its English teachers this fall, released a detailed explanation of its actions in the case Wednesday. The board in discharging Mary Vollmar for allowing one of her students to read a ...

1,530 PUPILS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

———— 656 Are Attending Public Schools, 450 Holy Trinity, 223 St. Mary’s and 201 Lutheran School. ———— NEW PAROCHIAL SCHOOL CAUSES MUCH SHIFTING ———— Public and Holy Trinity Parochial Schools Show Decrease in Attendance Owing to St. Mary’s ...

Loretta Lynn delights large crowds

Loretta Lynn and the Coalminers did their thing Saturday night at the Brown County Fair, delighting large crowds at both shows with music, comedy and plain old friendliness. Even the hard rock fan couldn’t fault the act, full of the latest country songs by entertainers Sandy and Randy ...

News of New Ulm from 100 years ago

BIG CELEBRATION OF FOURTH HERE ———— American Legion and Fair Association Completing Elaborate Preparations for Event. ———— PARADE, BAND CONCERTS, BALL GAME, FIREWORKS ———— Senator Henry N. Benson of St. Peter Will Deliver Patriotic Address in ...

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Drew and Kristi Wolf

Kristi Tauer and Drew Wolf were married Nov 5, 2022, at Living Hope Lutheran Church in Shakopee, MN. Parents of the bride are Darren and MaryJo Tauer of Savage. Parents of the groom are Tony and Cindy Wolf of New Ulm. Kristi is a health and wellness coach at AiRCare Health. Drew is a ...

Deputy makes sure groom’s car crash doesn’t wreck wedding

MONROE, Ga. (AP) — A groom's car wreck on the way to his wedding didn't disrupt the ceremony, thanks to a Georgia sheriff's deputy who offered him a ride. Jon Dial and three of his groomsmen were driving to his wedding Friday when their car was involved in a crash just a couple of miles ...

Jessica Petersen and Branden Kral

Jessica Petersen and Branden Kral were united in marriage on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Minnesota. Parents of the bride are Mark and Julie Petersen of New Ulm. Parents of the groom are Jim and Beth Kral of New Ulm. Jessica and Branden are 2018 ...

Bernier-Stein Wedding

Stephanie Bernier and Jake Stein were united in marriage on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at German Park in New Ulm. Parents of the bride are Jerry and Lori Bernier of Hanska and Sue Bernier of Madison, MN. Parents of the groom are Dan and Kelly Stein of rural Courtland. Stephanie is a 2012 high ...