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Vista Prairie Communities to take over Ridgeway properties

NEW ULM — The two Ridgeway assisted living communities in New Ulm were recently sold, but will continue to operate under new management. HADC Ridgeway, the current owners of Ridgeway on German and Ridgeway on 23rd, agreed to sell both locations to Vista Prairie Communities earlier in August. ...

‘Stylish flair’

NEW ULM — A new store has opened downtown in the former Retzlaff Hardware building, and it is looking to fill an artisan gap with their unique business model. Gypsy Girl Consignment Boutique is holding a grand opening Saturday, Aug. 26 at 21 N. Minnesota Street, Suite A. A soft store ...

Senior Olympics helps new neighborhood come together

NEW ULM — A group of new neighbors put together a Senior Olympics-style event to increase neighborhood camaraderie Thursday. The event featured ladder ball, corn hole, and a water balloon toss that saw competitors try to catch water balloons without breaking them. In the current heat wave, ...

Simple process, big impact

LAKE BENTON — It was a simple process — but one that could have a big impact for Minnesota soybean farmers, Bob Worth said. Worth, the president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and a Lake Benton area farmer, recently enrolled in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality ...

NU blood drive photo

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Blood drive continues Marea Mohr of New Ulm donates blood at the New Ulm Civic Center Wednesday. The American Red Cross Blood Drive continues from noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Public Utilities Council approves Energy Assistance Program

NEW ULM – The New Ulm Public Utilities Commission unanimously agreed to renew their Energy Assistance Program for 2024 Tuesday The agreement runs between New Ulm Public Utilities, Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC), and the Minnesota Department of Commerce to ensure those who are low ...