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Irish ‘Gathering of the Clans’ on Sunday NEW ULM — The Irish Cultural Society of New Ulm will host its annual Gathering of the Clans Banquet on Sunday, March 17 at Don’s Pub (aka Veigel’s Kaiserhoff), 221 North Minnesota. The event will be held in the Wilhelmina Room and begin ...

A Night of Ballroom Dancing

NEW ULM — On Friday, March 15, 2019, the State Street Theater will host a Night of Ballroom Dancing to mark its 80th anniversary. For some, the festivities will start at 6:30 p.m., featuring dance floor/stage seating and a social hour with Gutes Essen appetizers and desserts. Dancing to the ...

Lions Present Helen Keller Sight Awards

Submitted photo The New Ulm Lions Club presented Helen Keller Sight Awards to Dr. Rebecca Huisken and Lion Brad Kirk at their Feb. 14 meeting. Huisken is an optometrist at Drs. Akre and Clark in New Ulm. Her skills in recognizing conditions and diseases of the eye made her a very easy choice ...

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Bedtime Stories at the Library NEW ULM — ECFE and the New Ulm Public Library will host story time for parents and their preschoolers. Each session will include stories, simple activities, and a free book for each child to take home courtesy of an anonymous donor in our community. Parents ...

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Hot Topics: Community Visioning Groups NEW ULM — In 2016, over 100 New Ulm residents met for a day of prioritizing projects, issues, concerns and opportunities for the future of the community. Fast forward to 2019: four of the groups that were started that day have continued to meet, make ...

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Lions Club of New Ulm to host Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch NEW ULM — The Lions Club of New Ulm will host a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Brunch at New Ulm’s Turner Hall, 102 South State St. on Sunday March 3. Serving will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu will include "all you can eat" ...

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Wingnut RC Flyers meet Saturday NEW ULM — The Wingnut RC Flyers will be flying radio controlled planes, helicopters and drones indoors at Vogel Fieldhouse on Saturday Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to watch. If you have ever been interested in radio ...

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School Board Recognition Week set for February 18-22 NEW ULM — The Minnesota School Boards Association has set February 18-22 as School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. ...

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Tech Presentation for Older Adults NEW ULM — Community And Seniors Together (C.A.S.T.) invites everyone to a free presentation on iPad and Tablet Computer Applications with Chad Aukes, owner of Tech Unlimited. It will be held at 10 a.m.Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m., at the Community Center, ...

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Library to show children’s movie NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library will show a newly released children’s movie on Monday, FEB. 18 at 3 p.m. This movie is rated PG and runs 99 minutes. Free popcorn will be served. Movie screenings at the library are free and open to the public and are ...

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St. Peter Choral Society concerts slated ST. PETER — The Saint Peter Choral Society’s concert of songs of Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers & Hammerstein is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the St. Peter High School Auditorium, and on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in Springfield ...

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ECFE Bedtime Stories NEW ULM — ECFE and the New Ulm Public Library will host story time for parents and their preschoolers. Each session will include stories, simple activities, and a free book for each child to take home courtesy of an anonymous donor in our community. Parents and their ...

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Authors to discuss “Boy in Blue” Civil War Monument NEW ULM — Authors Julie Schrader and Bryce Stenzel will visit New Ulm Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss their new book, “The Boy in Blue: Blue Earth County Minnesota’s Civil War Memorial.” The book ...

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New Ulm Gem & Mineral Society meets Feb. 10 MORGAN — The New Ulm Gem & Mineral Society will meet Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Morgan Public Library at 1 p.m.. in the lower level meeting room. Wheelchair accessible. A DVD on agates will be shown. Show-and-tell is encouraged. For more ...

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ECFE Concert: DD & Rosco NEW ULM — Join ECFE on Saturday, Jan. 26 for a free family concert. Kids of all ages will have a great time writing new songs with DD & Rosco in an interactive song-writing concert. DD & Rosco will lead the crowd in writing “fill in the blank” ...

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Library and CASTLE to screen “(Mid)West of Somalia” NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Library and CASTLE will host a screening of the documentary “(Mid)West of Somalia” on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the library. The film focuses on the stories of nine Somali-American men and women, ...

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Give Kids a Smile Free Dental Care MANKATO — Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Dental Hygiene Department joins a statewide effort to provide free dental care to area children on Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1. Concerned about the growing number of children who are unable to ...

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March for Life trip Jan. 22 NEW ULM — All are welcome to join the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for the 2019 March for Life. A coach bus will leave at 7:40 a.m. following the 7 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 605 N. State Street. The bus will return at ...

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Library and CASTLE to lead book discussion NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library and CASTLE welcome all to a book discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Sloot on Thursday, January 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Dr. Joan Krikava, Hospitalist at New Ulm Medical ...

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ABE offering computer classes NEW ULM — Computer classes are back at Adult Basic Education. Classes will begin on Monday, March 4, from 6 - 8 pm and will continue on Mondays until April 15. Adult Basic Education classes and hours are increasing starting Jan. 14 at 17 N. Broadway St, New Ulm ...