Spring is in the air somewhere, which means that Bock Fest is back for the 28th time in New Ulm. August Schell Brewing is hosting the outdoor festival complete with live polka, German food, and their own beers, marking the alleged turning of the seasons. Anyone with a good winter coat and a dedicati ... More >>
This year's Schell's Snowstorm beer, a Belgian Strong Golden Ale and recent Hot Dish Beer of the Week, won a gold medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute on January 15. Scoring 90 points on their rating scale, the Belgian Style Specialty Ale won points for its color, complexity, and elegant aromas ... More >>
This Saturday, Indeed Brewing hosts its second annual Hullabaloo, a one-day, all-day celebration of craft beer. Among the many beers they'll be pouring that day, Indeed is releasing two special brews: Haywire double American black ale and Mosaic fresh hop. There will also be live music and food from ... More >>
The New Ulm Actors Community Theater has decided to cancel their planned production of "Inherit the Wind" thanks to pressure from local evangelicals who object to the way the play portrays the evolution/creationism debate.SEE ALSO: Matt Birk refused White House trip because President Obama is pro-ch ... More >>
On Tuesday the folks over at Surly Brewing Co. took the time to issue their response to the proposed tax increase on Minnesota-made alcohol. In a lengthy blog post that details their multiple issues with the proposed excise tax increase, Surly makes it clear that this legislation can only hurt Minne ... More >>
In rural Redgranite, Wisconsin -- located smack-dab in the middle of the state -- an eye-catching sign is displayed alongside Highway 21.SEE ALSO:-- Ron Larsen, New Ulm politician, visited by Secret Service for threatening letter to Obama-- Mary Hoglund, 83, spits in Romney supporter's face during W ... More >>
An inside look at the brains behind all the zombies
August-Schell Brewery is Minnesota's oldest operating brewery and the second-oldest family-run brewery in the United States (Yuengling in Pennsylvania is first). The New Ulm-based brewery has seen a lot of hard times, surviving the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Prohibition, and a number of other historic ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Issac Aguigui, alleged leader of Army plot to assassinate Obama, was a page at 2008 RNC-- Longfellow Park Obama threat: Is murdered cat a message for the president?In May, Ron Larsen was visited by the Secret Service after sending a what-the-hell-was-he-thinking letter to President Obama ... More >>
Reviews of two new casual eateries
On the heels of the release of Surly's Bandwagon, a new West Coast-style Indian Pale Ale that will be exclusively available at Target Field, Schell's Brewery, the company that gave the world Grain Belt Premium and more recently Grain Belt Nordeast, announced the launch of a new, limited release brew ... More >>
A group of New Ulm elementary school students were busted playing "rape tag" on the playground earlier this month. The game is similar to freeze tag, a child's game where someone tags you and you have to freeze until one of your teammates unfreezes you with a tag. Except in "rape tag," you unfr ... More >>
In a letter made public yesterday, the Minnesota Catholic Conference, including Archbishop John Nienstedt, voiced opposition to the new federal health care mandate requiring insurance companies to cover birth control free of charge. "While we support providing access to those services which can ... More >>
Flax USAA local alternative to soy or rice milk.Health nuts like to sprinkle a little flax seed into granola, smoothies, and the like, to give their diet a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, with the hopes of reducing cholesterol and helping their hearts, among other things. Historically ... More >>
An oldie but a goodie: Schell's was founded in 1860.Schell's Brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota, is the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, and even after 151 years in business, it isn't showing any sign of losing its edge: The brewery ranked in the Top 10 at the recent U.S. O ... More >>
Chris Blakes family is battered and bruised. The deer? We're not sure.Stories about drivers hitting deer on Minnesota highways at this time of year are fairly common. But when a cloven-hoofed beast crashes through the front windshield of a car and keeps on going through the rear window, wel ... More >>
My husband didn't grow up in Minnesota and has never been to the state fair. (The horror, I know!) I'm taking him there to experience it for the first time this weekend. What are the foods he must try?
It won't even be a dry heat. Paging Mr. Gore ... Paging Mr. Gore ...
Photo: aturkus/FlickrMore 420 dope news: Christopher Sean Prodoehl was arrested on Tuesday, and could face felony charges, after Mankato police figured out that the brownies, bread and butter in his possession at Land of Memories Park were laced with pot. That stuff about dope fiends sufferi ... More >>
Schell's isn't wasting any time getting going on its 150th birthday celebrating. It all starts with a pub crawl ...
Doctors said his chest tumor is gone and Hauser appears to be regaining strength and energy.
This photo from New Ulm in 1974 shows us what Lutherans looked like back then: exactly the same as they do today. Wonderful!
One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food
A warm summer's night filled with wine, food and song-- New Ulm's Winedown the Weekend
Daniel Hauser, the 13-year-old who fled Minnesota with his mother after a court ordered him to undergo chemotherapy against the family's beliefs, has returned voluntarily to the state and will face a custody hearing today.
Officials said Daniel and his mom were last seen in the Los Angeles area and are likely heading to Mexico or have already crossed the border.
Blind taste a flight to see how Morgan Creek Vineyard's new Ten Thousand Vines stacks up against a French Pinot Noir and a Spanish Grenache blend.
Old Macdonald had a warehouse, e i e i o?
If you weren't in New Ulm this weekend, you missed Bock Fest at Schell's Brewery.
Hollywood finds our way of life pretty fascinating. So wouldn't it be nice if they threw some cash our way by actually filming in the Land of 10,000 Lakes?
The new movie, set in New Ulm, Minn., is so bad that USA Today said it might be the worst flick ever.
The diocese of New Ulm knew Father David Roney was a pedophile when it sent him to live among orphan schoolchildren in Guatemala
A host of Minnesota politicians say pork-barrel spending on a railroad expansion project threatens the Mayo Clinic
You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.
Drawing a larger, more luminous map of the world
Also of note: A selective listing of honorable mentions
The Business of Blood
Betting on horses or commodities trades is tame stuff compared to managing the blood supply.