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39 years of softball dominance, Bob Mertz builds a legacy at New Ulm Cathedral

New Ulm Cathedral has undoubtedly cemented itself as one of the top softball programs in the state. After winning the Class A State Championship this year, Cathedral now holds the record for most state tournament appearances in Class A and most Championships of any class, appearing in 19 state ...

Remembering early family design firms

Father’s Day is a good time to remember that many design firms of the 19th and 20th centuries were family businesses. Some of the most famous glassmakers, ceramicists and metalsmiths followed their fathers into business, and many famous company names end in “and Sons.” This coin silver ...

Building a baseball stadium one LEGO at a time

For some, LEGO(s) are a core memory of their childhood and for others it is still apart of their lives. New Ulm’s Matt Dennis is a history teacher and head basketball coach, but many people may not know about his impressive LEGO collection. Dennis currently teaches history at New Ulm High ...

Eibner’s hot rod lives on

Willibald “Willie” Aloysius Joseph Eibner II of New Ulm was a man of many talents. Among of passions was motor vehicles. Fortunately, Eibner could write very well too, describing his vehicle passion in 1956, when he was 18. “At the age of 18, I got the hot rod bug. After three years ...

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 ...