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NUMC adds family medicine nurse practitioner NEW ULM — New Ulm Medical Center announces that Michelle Evans, APRN, CNP, has joined the New Ulm Medical Center Clinic staff as a family practice provider. She will see patients in the Walk-in (Urgent Care) clinic. Evans is an Advanced Practice ...

Grace Rubischko named to MBA’s Pioneer Club

EDEN PRAIRIE – The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently inducted Grace Rubischko, Minnwest Bank, Gibbon, into its Pioneer Club during its Annual Summit and 130th Annual Meeting at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, Minneapolis. The Pioneer Club honors bankers who have been in ...

Wilkommen, Phil Scriver

Submitted photo The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped out at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School recently to welcome Phil Scriver as the new Director of Mission Advancement. Scriver was born in New Ulm but grew up in Wisconsin. He returned to New Ulm after ...

Budenski promoted to Vice President at Frandsen Bank & Trust

NEW ULM — Sarah Budenski has been promoted to Vice President & Trust Officer of the Wealth Management and Trust Division of Frandsen Bank & Trust. In her role, Budenski works directly with the department’s trust and investment clients as well as with prospective clients, local ...

Jim Hoffmann retiring after 60 years with Principal Mutual

NEW ULM — Jim Hoffmann looks like he could continue selling insurance for another 10 years or so, but after 60 years with Principal Insurance, Hoffmann has decided it’s time to retire. His retirement is official today, July 1. Hoffmann has sold his Blue Cross/Blue Shield business to ...

Willkommen Andrew Supina

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Andrew Supina, the new Plant Manager at 3M. A Stillwater High School graduate who then graduated from Iowa State, Supina began his work with 3M right after college. He has held different jobs within the 3M Company for the ...

Willkommen Anytime Fitness

The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce visited Anytime Fitness to welcome the new gym manager, Jewel Forstner. Forstner has been a member for over 4 years. Describing herself as a “gym rat”, Jewel explained how she’s started running more over the last few years ...

Tara Schwartz attains Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)

NEW ULM — Tara M. Schwartz of the Furth-Meile Insurance Agency has attained the designation of CISR-Certified Insurance Service Representative. By earning and maintaining the CISR designation, she has demonstrated professional competence through a series of rigorous written examinations ...

Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar panels, hoping to capture some of the energy from the afternoon sun to use after dark. Arizona Public Service has been an early adopter of battery storage technology ...

Americana Community Bank announces retirement, promotions

SLEEPY EYE — After 38 years in banking and 14 years of service to Americana Community Bank (ACB) and their customers, James Swiontek, ACB Senior Credit Officer, will retire in late June. Bradley Mathiowetz, President of ACB’s Sleepy Eye branch, will serve as ACB Senior Credit ...

NU Roots Salon opens

At 219 N. Broadway NEW ULM — NU Roots Salon recently opened at 219 N. Broadway, in Suite D, behind Jimmy John’s. Owner Chelsey Bode said the business offers many services including men’s and women’s cuts, colors, body waxing and eye lash lips and tints. Walk-ins are ...

Schmidt’s Meat Market, Nicollet, wins international recognition

NICOLLET — Schmidt’s Meat Market, Nicollet, won international recognition for its meat products at the ‘DFV-AAMP Quality Competition for Sausage and Ham’ Jan. 21-25 in Madison, Wis. The results from this competition are held in conjunction with the IFFA, the world’s largest meat ...

Hanska State Agency, Furth-Meile Insurance, New Ulm, merge

HANSKA — Effective June 1, the Hanska State Agency has merged with the Furth-Meile Insurance Agency of New Ulm. The two agencies share a long history of serving the area. The Hanska State Agency will remain in the Alliance Bank building in downtown Hanska. Any questions can be directed to ...

Dr. Michael Nelson hired full time at MCHC

MADELIA — The Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) is happy to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Nelson as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department. In addition to other duties, he will be educating MCHC staff members on the care of trauma patients and exploring ...

Nuvera Communications, Inc., announces stock repurchase program

NEW ULM — Nuvera Communications, Inc. (the “Company” or “Nuvera”) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to $4.0 million of its common stock. The timing and actual number of shares repurchased will depend on a variety of factors, ...

A witch’s parlor? No, an escape room

NEW ULM — A visitor to Jennifer Deutz’s garage might mistake it for a mad scientist lair, a witch’s parlor or a murder scene in 1930s Las Vegas. In reality, it is a storage place for Deutz’s new business — Escapist Designs. Escapist Designs specializes in creating custom escape ...

Defunct steelmaker’s 21-story headquarters imploded

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the ...

Blethen Berens celebrate recent merger, new name

The Willkommen Committee visited with New Ulm law firm Blethen Berens and celebrated their recent merger and new name. The former Beren Rodenberg & O’Connor has joined with the former Blethen, Gage & Krause of Mankato firm to create Blethen Berens. There are three full time ...

Heerdt joins Jensen Motors

NEW ULM — Jensen Buick GMC Cadillac has added Steve Heerdt to its parts department. Heerdt lives in Hector and has many years of experience working in a General Motors parts department. In his spare time Heerdt enjoys all things related to racing, He also enjoys photography.