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New Ulm Home & Health Show gets underway

NEW ULM — The 37th Annual Home & Health Show got underway Friday at the New Ulm Civic Center with more than 150 vendors offering a variety of products and services to help improve your home and your health. Pro Kinship For Kids offered some of the healthiest food with cups of raw carrots ...

Fort Ridgely Golf Course Senate bill continues to evolve

ST. PAUL — Legislation supporting golf course operation by a non-state entity at Fort Ridgely State Park continues to evolve at the Minnesota Legislature. On Tuesday, Fairfax Golf Course Committee members and their attorney met with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks ...

Summit Avenue Music Series presents Peter McGuire and Friends on Sunday

NEW ULM — The Summit Avenue Music Series (SAMS) Season Finale presents Peter McGuire and Friends on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of the Christ on the campus of Martin Luther College in New Ulm. The SAMS final concert of the season features violinist Peter McGuire, a native of ...

Miss Sleepy Eye 2017 crowned

SLEEPY EYE — The title of Miss Sleepy Eye was awarded to Courtney Engholm during the 2017 coronation ceremony at the Orchid Inn Sunday. Engholm is the daughter of Brian and Brenda Engholm. She impressed the judges and audience during the question and answer portion of the evening. Asked ...

Deutsche Sprach Klub heads to Sleepy Eye for 101-year-old member

SLEEPY EYE — The German Language Club (Deutsche Sprach Klub) of New Ulm held a special meeting at Divine Providence in Sleepy Eye Sunday afternoon. The meeting allowed German speakers from the Sleepy Eye area to practice speaking the language, especially 101-year-old Veronica ...

Big South Conference Speech Tourney held in New Ulm

NEW ULM — New Ulm High School hosted the Big South Conference Speech Tournament on Thursday, March 16 with 260 competitors. Nick Schultz of New Ulm was named the Big South All-Conference Campion in Humorous Interpretation. Additional finalists included Bethany Janssen (5th place in Great ...

NUHS 5th in Team Sweepstakes at JWP Speech Meet

The New Ulm High School Speech Team took 5th place in the team sweepstakes on Saturday, March 18 at the JWP “Bulldog” Invitational against 17 area schools. Varsity finalists included Nick Schultz (1st place in humorous), Megan Hietala (4th place in humorous), and Bethany Janssen (4th place ...

Sinkhole forms at 10th S. and Summit

NEW ULM—A sinkhole was discovered Saturday afternoon near the intersection of 10th South Street and Summit. A three-foot section of roadway collapsed due to erosion caused by a sewer main break. The hole was discovered around 2 p.m. by eight-year-old Charlie Weidman and nine-year-old Rhett ...

Sveines honor their father with cribbage tourney

NEW ULM — Some families honor the memory of loved ones through donations or dedications on a park bench. For close to a decade the Sveine family has chosen to honor George Sveine through a cribbage tournament. Saturday afternoon 36 people participated in the Ninth Annual George Sveine ...

Kids find lesson in animal tracks during DNR program at New Ulm Library

NEW ULM—Saturday morning a group of children and their parents learned the basics of identifying animal tracks as part of the Public Library’s youth programing. The presentation was given by DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka. Kudelka has given a similar several times each year and it always ...

Park & Rec Report

Self-Paced Triathlon is a great way for competitors to be challenged physically but also work at your own pace, and even call yourself a triathlete. Competitors will choose which category they would like to compete in with 40 days to reach their goal. Activity miles may be completed indoors ...

MVL speech team at Janesville

JANESVILLE — The Minnesota Valley Lutheran speech team competed Saturday in the JWB Bulldog Invitational in Janesville. In the novice division, Ari Selvey placed 2nd in the Humorous Intrepretation category, and Rachel Ruschmeyer placed 1st in novice Poetry. On the varsity team, Hannah ...

Editor’s Mailbag

NUACS 2017-2018 PreKindergarten Open House NEW ULM — New Ulm Area Catholic Schools will host a PreK Open House on Thursday, March 16, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Elementary School, 514 N. Washington St. Registration materials for the 2017-2018 school year will be available. ...

Fire damages home in trailer park

NEW ULM — A fire damaged a trailer home in the Skyview Trailer park near Highway 15 and 68 Saturday. Scott Schaible of Mankato and his two sons were driving past the park on Highway 15 when they saw smoke at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. They pulled into the park and saw the smoke coming from ...

Farm show full of information on farm, health

NEW ULM — Preventative care was the topic of Dr. Ruth Ann Vogel’s seminar at the 36th Annual Farm-City Hub Club Farm Show. Vogel spoke on ways to reduce colon and lung cancers. Specifically, she talked about the importance of screening for colon cancer and radon testing to prevent lung ...

Irish luncheon kicks off celebration in New Ulm

NEW ULM — Irish and Germans alike had an early taste of St. Patrick’s Day Saturday, March 11, during the Irish Tea and Luncheon. Guests were served salad, potato and leek soup and chocolate cake with Bailey’s Buttercream frosting. After the meal, guests were treated to Irish folk songs, ...

Irish overcome election controversy for 52nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW ULM — The Irish in New Ulm will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17 with the 52nd annual New Ulm St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is the longest continuous St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the state. It will go on despite some electoral controversy in the selection ...

Slide Show: Starting the Celebration

The St. Patricks’ Day celebration started early in New Ulm on Saturday with the Irish Tea and Luncheon, put on by the New Ulm Irish Cultural Society at the Best Western Plus in New Ulm. The event featured traditional Irish food, storytelling, music and dance, all to get the New Ulm ready ...