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The Timeline and Benefits of Trade School

If you’re a recent high school graduate, or will graduate in a few years, you might be wondering what the difference is between trade school vs. the traditional 4-year undergraduate degree. As more drawbacks to pursuing a 4-year degree emerge (i.e., a lot of debt, difficulty finding a job, etc.), trade school is becoming a

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Automation Station

Automation Station is an interactive exhibit that explores the world of automation, robotics, and assembly from the perspective of a manufacturing environment. Children can assume the role of design engineer, maintenance technician, or production worker by gearing up with safety equipment and getting to work, then pour molten metal, hoist scrap metal, or assemble a

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Congratulations to the prize winners!

Door prizes and the winners from the Big Idea’s Demo Build Big Ideas Tshirt Gift Pack – George Schwint Performax Orbital Jigsaw – Geri Leavens Stanley Jr Kids Tool Belt Set – Brecken Fuchs Irwin Screwdriver Set – Joan Domeier Tool Shop 160 Pc. Titanium Drill Bit Set – Janette Krzmarzick Welding Apron and Pliers

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Spinning Spools Quilt Shop marks 10 years

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Val Besser in her Spinning Spools Quilt Shop which is celebrating 10 years in business this weekend NEW ULM — In 2008, Val Besser had the notion to start a sewing and quilting shop on downtown Minnesota Street. This notion spun into the Spinning Spools Quilt Shop which is celebrating

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