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Off the Record: How to tell your Sveine from your Sweeney

Well, that didn’t take long. No sooner had Terry Sveine been sworn in as the new Mayor of New Ulm than my wife ran into a friend at the store, who congratulated her on my new honor. “What honor?” my wife asked. “Isn’t he the new mayor?” the friend asked. My wife had to explain ...

Town Talk: Lawn and garden watering

Record high temperatures coupled with unusually dry weather conditions can cause stress to your gardens, lawns, and plantings. With increased use of water, some homes are noticing lower than usual water pressures. Responsible irrigation of your gardens, lawns and other plantings will help water ...

Welcoming Communities: ONE New Ulm to continue work of Welcoming Communities

This is the second year of the Welcoming Communities Project of New Ulm, Springfield, and Sleepy Eye. Our last meeting in this format was in May. A total of 70 community members participated in the Welcoming Communities Project assessment or monthly cohorts, 35% were participants of color. ...

Weeds: Memories on Memorial Day

Early on a June morning seven years ago, we drove our son Ezra to the Mankato National Guard Armory. There, he boarded a bus with other recruits. We were able to drive up to the airport and spend time with him before he flew to Atlanta on his way to Fort Benning, Georgia. Ezra was 17, between ...

What’s On Your Mind?

What do you enjoy about poultry and pigeons? (Asked at at the New Ulm Bird and Small Animal Swap and Sell Day)