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NU Figure Skating Club presents ‘Wonderful World of Skating’

The New Ulm Figure Skating Club will present a high-energy ice show bringing the Wonderful World of Disney to the ice at 1 and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 10 only, at the New Ulm Civic Center. A limited number of tickets are available at Hy-Vee Foods, New Ulm. No door ticket sales this year. The ...

Knowledge Bowl: Smarts, speed and teamwork = success for local teams

NEW ULM — Why do New Ulm students excel in Knowledge Bowl competitions? For academic competitions centering around answering questions, determining why a school performs well is a natural question ask. Knowledge Bowl (KB) is a series of academic quiz competitions held every year around the ...

A LOOK BACK at the last state tournament before COVID-19

ST. PAUL — Last season’s state individual wrestling tournament was one of the last state tournaments to be completed in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic led to shutdowns and cancelations nation-wide. The 2020 girls’ state basketball tournament was just beginning when talk of ending the ...

CHANGE OF PLANS leads to big success for Christensen

NEW ULM — It was during Caleb Christensen’s freshman year of college that he decided that the college lifestyle wasn’t exactly for him. Christensen, who started his college career at Concordia University, quickly made the switch to transfer to Arizona State. But he decided that he ...

Got wood? Want something made of it? Contact CALA NU

NEW ULM — Cala Contemporary Woodwork specializes in creating unique designs balancing the strength of metal and organic warmth of wood. “We create pieces based on our own designs and take custom orders from commercial and residential customers,” said business owner Harold Enamorado. The ...

More than Books

NEW ULM — The public library has long been synonymous with books, but recently libraries across the country have expanded offers beyond literature. This winter, the New Ulm Public Library has adopted a growing trend of offering a “Library of Things.” Patrons now have the option of ...

A LOOK BACK: Sleepy Eye’s 2018 state tournament run

SLEEPY EYE — Heading into the 2018 high school baseball season, the Sleepy Eye Indians had high expectations for a team that was senior-heavy. The Indians won the Tomahawk Conference title that year after they went 18-6 overall and 6-1 in the conference. But the conference title didn’t ...

‘Batter Up! Baseball in Brown County’

The Brown County Museum remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but an extensive digital exhibit on the 150-year history of Brown County baseball is available on Brown County Historical Society website: browncountyhistory.mn.org ———— Brown County baseball games were ...

Playing games: Library, NUCAT take on tabletop games

NEW ULM — For the last four months the New Ulm Public Library, New Ulm Cable Access Channel (NUCAT) and Red Dragon gaming have collaborated on a series of board game tutorials. The series is called “Don’t Forget to Read the Instructions” and can be viewed on NUCAT and YouTube. The ...

Local figure skaters deal with COVID-19 putting their activity on ice

NEW ULM — Despite the pandemic making things tough for everyone over the past ten months, the New Ulm Figure Skating Club (NUFSC) has been working hard to help keep its skaters happy, active and involved. It’s no easy task with rinks being closed on and off due to COVID-19 restrictions. ...

Back to the movies

The 80-year-old theater at the west end of downtown Madelia was extensively remodeled while it was closed due to COVID restrictions last spring and summer. “We were shut down like everybody else last March (due to initial COVID restrictions), so I went to my dad (the late Everett ...

A look back

NEW ULM — Dave Biedenbender’s career coaching girls’ basketball at Minnesota Valley Lutheran will always be considered one of the more successful runs in New Ulm sports history. Biedenbender coached for 15 years at the school and had a career record of 316-99. During that time, he took ...

Looking Back at 2020

In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a look back at 2020 should mention all the things that did NOT happen. There was no Bavarian Blast, no Hermannfest. The State Amateur Baseball tournament that was supposed to have been held in New Ulm was moved after the New Ulm City Council decided ...

Off the Shelf: My Best Books of 2020

Happy New Year one and all! I don’t know about you but I have been looking forward to the end of this year since March. I know that many people enjoy year end reviews, but I don’t. The only thing I like about looking back at the previous year is the many lists of “Best Books” produced ...

Construction Zone

Winter is not usually the season for new house construction, but for years Chris and Sue Blake have made a tradition of constructing gingerbread houses for the holidays. The couple said they have been making the sweet little houses on and off since they first married, but over the last five ...

Tour of lights

If there’s anything that can brighten up the year of 2020 even a little bit, it’s Christmas lights. And lots of them. And there’s no better way to get in on all of the holiday lights than hopping in your vehicle and taking a drive around at night. This year there’s something that ...

College recruiters adjust to changes at MLC

While the COVID-19 pandemic has altered everyone’s way of life in 2020, recruiters at Martin Luther College have remained positive in the toughest of times in their careers at the college. Currently students are off campus, but there’s hope that they will be able to return in January, and ...