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Lifestyle Feature

There’s a new Candyman in town

Back in 1992, Jeremy Drexler’s father Al quit farming dairy, corn and beans and got into the fast food business. He became known as The Candyman after purchasing (Gus) Henle Confections of New Ulm. Al filled candy machines for a decade, operating the business out of a former dairy milkhouse ...

State parks a sure cure for cabin fever

During the long cold Minnesota Winters, state parks offer an alternative to cabin fever. Area state parks are open for visitors during the winter season. While some amenities are closed during cold months, the natural beauty of the parks is retained year-round. In some cases, the winter ...

A look back at the top prep teams and athletes from 2021

After the 2020-21 prep winter sports season was delayed due to COVID and finally got underway in the middle of Jan., 2021, numerous milestones, moments and championships followed for the area’s top teams and athletes. And after lost, shortened and delayed sports seasons in 2020, athletes ...

‘A student of the game’

By no means has basketball always come easily or just naturally to Dunwa Omot. But the 2020 Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School graduate seems to always make it look that way. Omot, a 6-foot-3 redshirt sophomore at Southwest Minnesota State University, is making an impact already in his ...

Christmas lights brighten the holiday season

While a number of Christmas events have been postponed or cancelled due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, holiday lights continue to light up the night sky. Thanks to elbow grease and benevolence of many, Sleepy Eye Holiday Lights in Motion will continue from 5 to 11 p.m. daily through New Year’s ...

On the Road Again

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Journal is cooperating with the New Ulm High School journalism program to provide opportunities for students to showcase their work. We will be publishing occasional articles written by NUHS in our weekend Lifestyle page. Today we future Anna Lee.) School trips take ...