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Minnesota Historical Society sites and museums to remain closed ST. PAUL — For the continued safety of staff and visitors and in compliance with Governor Walz's March 25 executive order involving public accommodations, the Minnesota Historical Society will extend temporary closure of its ...

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Legion Fish Fry today is take-out only NEW ULM — Th American Legion Club of New Ulm is holding its annual Fish Dinner today from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Due to the coronavirus concern, only take-out orders will be served. Hub Club Farm Show door prize winners announced NEW ULM — Fourteen ...

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Anderson teaching scholarship NEW ULM — The deadline for the Charlotte Raymond Anderson Teaching Scholarship is March 15, 2020. This is a new $5,000 scholarship awarded annually to one student pledging their intent to attain the highest level of proficiency in teaching or an established ...

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DNR hosts deer conversation open houses MANKATO — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a series of spring open houses at 35 locations throughout the state to invite public conversation with local wildlife managers about deer and deer management. Open house attendees ...

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Joe Gartner to present at Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table NEW ULM — Joe Gartner will present “A Great Grandson’s Perspective on His Civil War Ancestors” at the Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Gartner will discuss the ...

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Two Rivers Community Orchestra to perform at State Street Theater NEW ULM — The Two Rivers Community Orchestra will hold its inaugural concert on Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at State Street Theater Co., 1 North State Street, New Ulm. The orchestra features some of the region’s best ...

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Turner Hall Rib Feast NEW ULM — Turner Hall is holding its 5th annual Rib Feast Fundraiser on Thursday, March 5. This event is sponsored by local pork producers Christensen Farms, Schwartz Farms and Wakefield Pork. This event and 100% of its proceeds support Historic Turner Hall. The meal ...

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Diocese of New Ulm to host annual Bishop Lucker Lecture March 9 in Redwood Falls NEW ULM – The 2020 Bishop Lucker Lecture will be held on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Church of St. Catherine in Redwood Falls. This year marks the 17th year that the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm has ...

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Early Childhood Screening NEW ULM — Early Childhood Screening in New Ulm is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. These will be the last two times District 88 ECFE will offer screening this school year. Screening is ...

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Morgan Community Players to present “Last Gasp at the Last Gulp” Feb. 28, 29, March 1 MORGAN — Step back in time to a rustic setting in a saloon hall full of dance hall girls to solve a murder while enjoying a sarsaparilla? Welcome to “Last Gasp at the Last Gulp,” a two act wildwest ...

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Pinball Place open this weekend NEW ULM — The Pinball Place, at 827 N Broadway in New Ulm, will be holding Open Pinball Night on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. There is a $20 cover charge for guests 15 and over. All machines are on free play. Family Fun Day will be held Sunday, ...

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Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table to screen Gettysburg film NEW ULM — The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table will screen “Gettysburg: The Last Full Measure” at its 6:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The film is a production of Lou Reda films and includes commentary from ...

Snowmobile Hill Climb Saturday, Feb. 15

SLEEPY EYE — The River Valley Dutchmen Snowmobile Club of Brown County will hold a Snowmobile Hill Climb and side-by-side hill drags on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Golden Gate Campground, 6 miles north of Sleepy Eye on Highway 14. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and under 6 ...

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Free Tax Preparation program NEW ULM — United Way of the Brown County Area is offering free tax preparation. Certified tax preparers will be available in the basement of the New Ulm Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season. This service is offered by appointment only ...

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Snowshoe, ski or hike by candlelight at Fort Ridgely State Park on Feb. 8 FORT RIDGELY — The Department of Natural Resources will host more than 30 candlelight events at Minnesota state parks and trails this winter, including one at Fort Ridgely State Park on Saturday, Feb. 8. Drop by any ...

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Program to cover meaning of being ‘German’ NEW ULM — Many Minnesotans have German ancestors from domains of the Austrian Empire, and many have a branch of the family tree from Bohemia, an ancient kingdom whose lands today make up the Czech Republic. Attend this entertaining free slide ...

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Murder Mystery and Fundraiser at NUACS Friday NEW ULM — Lake Life is the theme of the annual New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 24. The fun starts at 5 p.m. with brats, soup and chips for $7 in the NUACS Cafeteria, serving until 7:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., bingo, games and ...

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Organ Concert at Cathedral on Friday NEW ULM — Dr. Chris Gage, music director and organist at Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA, will present an organ concert at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. Dr. Gage has performed in numerous organ ...

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Deutscher Sprachklub meeting Jan. 19 NEW ULM — The New Ulm Deutscher Sprachklub (German Speaking Club) will meet on Jan. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the annex room to the Martin Luther College cafeteria. This is the club’s Christmas party. All are welcome. There are no fees. We only ask ...

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Library to host program on spiders NEW ULM — DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka will present “Spiders: Friend or Foe?” on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library. Many people find spiders scary or creepy, usually because of spiders’ eight legs, big eyes and how easily they ...