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Lifestyle Columns

Family Living Focus: Fight fraud that targets the elderly

Older people may be victims of fraud, such as con games, insurance scams, home repair scams, and /or telephone and internet scams. Even trusted friends or family members can steal an older person’s money or property. Trust what you feel. The following tips may help: Be smart with your ...

Antiques & Collecting: Folk artists used materials, tools at hand

Artists don’t spend all their time making large oil paintings, huge statues or even sketches and doodles that help them create a new and different style. Many worked for years before they found the special, individual look that pictured the world in a unique way. But a different group of ...

Off the Shelf: Leaving with fond memories

As I finish my final weeks at New Ulm Public Library, I have been reflecting on three years in the community. It’s a wonder how fast time has passed. It feels like just yesterday that I was meeting and getting to know the Library Board, and Library and City staff and our regular ...

Public Health Corner: Mental well-being check-in

Many of us have gone through a difficult time adjusting to the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us and it has certainly taken its toll on our mental, emotional, social, and even physical health. As we move forward into the busy holiday season, which often times brings stress to ...

Antiques & Collecting: Disabled artist cuts silhouettes by mouth

A recent catalog gave a description of a silhouette as “cut by mouth.” Martha Ann Honeywell (1786-1856) was a disabled artist who cut silhouettes and did needlework without using her hands. She was born without hands or forearms and was also missing two toes. She could cut and paste, thread ...

Off the Shelf: Library adds Wi-Fi hotspots

I am pleased to share that the New Ulm Public Library has added 40 Wi-Fi hotspots to its collection. These hotspots are administered by the Traverse des Sioux Regional Library (TdS), of which New Ulm Public Library is a member. TdS received funding for these hotspots through the Emergency ...