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Peter Gag

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Rick Van Roekel


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Big Ideas – Remodeling the Future

New Ulm MN – It would be hard to believe that there is an organization that has not been slowed because of this global pandemic. Well, after a six-month hiatus, Big Ideas is back!  We are scheduling classes through the end of the year and are ensuring that practices are being taken to create a

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Everyday Genius with Ryan Tree Service

Thank you to Ryan Tree service of Springfield for showing us the professionalism and accuracy your company provides it’s customers. It truly was amazing to watch your team transform a yard so quickly and efficiently. It was very nice to see you leave the property cleaner than you found it. If you are interested in

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New Ulm Area Foundation Grant

Big Ideas was a recent grant recipient of $1500 for purchasing two sewing machines for teaching sewing skills. Accepting the grant is Mary Ann Christensen, President. NUAF representatives are Rick Jensen, Kathy Van Roekel, Shannon Hillesheim, Lauri Stark and Tom Hayes.

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