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Mary Thom, New Ulm, Minn., letter: Gay marriage backers obscure arguments

August 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In order to divert attention away from the legitimate points brought up by those who support one man/one woman marriage, those who want to change the definition of marriage to include homosexuals often bring up other matters that obscure the point. Continue Reading

Minnesota border collie among top US agility dogs

August 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Joni Steinbach chuckled when asked if she thought her border collie Sport knows she’s one of the best agility dogs in the country. Continue Reading

34-year Kmart shopper, 74, protests New Ulm store closing

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Marge Hames set up again today across the street from the New Ulm Kmart, one of 15 stores that Sears Holding plans to close. Hames has two signs that read “Keep Kmart Open” and “These ‘associates’ are friends, neighbors and family.” Continue Reading

New Ulm, Minn., school contacts parents after ‘rape tag’ recess game

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Journal reports the game is similar to freeze tag, but it involves hip thrusts to unfreeze a person after he or she is tagged. Sprung says teachers and recess supervisors were notified about the game and put a stop to it. Continue Reading

21 Minnesota communities get ‘bad’ gasoline

October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A petroleum company is replacing gas it delivered to nearly two dozen Minnesota communities because it contains too much ethanol. Continue Reading

New Ulm fire: relatives mourn 6 lost

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Two firefighters and a police officer were staffing a post Tuesday at the site of a New Ulm house fire that claimed six lives Saturday. Authorities were keeping the site secure for fire investigators and insurance representatives as a steady stream of people passed by and snapped photos in the aftermath of what is thought to be the city’s worst loss-of-life blaze. Continue Reading

After fire, New Ulm, Minn., grieves for what’s lost

July 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Its once stately porch was blackened, its roof caved in, its perimeter marked by the yellow tape of disaster. But the scores of somber people who came by the Bohemian Bed and Breakfast in this picturesque south-central Minnesota town Sunday had no trouble recalling the iconic structure that had stood since 1899 at the corner of S. German Street. Continue Reading