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MLC multi-sport athletes juggle academics, athletics

Martin Luther College student-athletes Anna Treder and Joey Behm know all too well about the struggles of juggling academics and Division III college sports. However, both Treder and Behm are among a number of student-athletes who play not one, but two sports at the college. Treder is a ...

Dist. 88 CTE Center takes shape in former Windings site

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with academic and technical skills, knowledge and training to succeed in future careers and become lifelong learners. ISD 88 Supt. Jeff Bertrang said he’s hearing that CTE jobs are in high demand and not enough employees are ...

Haunted houses provide ‘Boos Cruise’ thrills in October

For many, October means a spooky season and there is no shortage of Halloween-themed activities in Brown County this year. Events range from haunted houses, ghost tours and dancing the Time Warp, again. Zoo Man’s Wacky World of Fun In Sleepy Eye, Brent “Zoo Man” Mielke is once again ...

Weisensel gets into the swing of things at Crookston

When 2020 Minnesota Valley Lutheran graduate Mara Weisensel committed to play volleyball 300 miles northwest of New Ulm at the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC), she had no idea that her freshman season would be as limited as it was. With the COVID-19 pandemic controlling most of last ...

Hammerschmidt launches Twin Valley Pole Vault

NEW ULM — Even at the age of 23 and five years out of high school, Jon Hammerschmidt still continues to promote track and field — more specifically, pole vaulting. Hammerschmidt, who graduated from New Ulm High School in 2016, competed as a pole vaulter for the New Ulm track and field ...

A different kind of berry

Not long ago, Gary and Denise Palmer were thinking about what to grow on their farm near St. George. After talking to a friend, they opted for aronia berries, advertised as one of the most nutritionally-dense fruits on earth with many health benefits. The berries are sold fresh and frozen or ...