Editor’s Mailbag

Fur Trade Experience at library

NEW ULM – A Fur Trade Experience program for children ages 7 and up will be offered on Saturday, Aug.t 2, at 10 a.m. at New Ulm Public Library.

Historian and re-enactor Arn Kind will lead this hands-on, two-hour interactive program about the fur trade of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Upper Midwest. No registration is required for this summer reading program event. Please call 507-359-8336 for more information. This program is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Rock Band reunion

ST. PAUL – The Satellites, a local rock and roll band from the late 60’s made up of five New Ulm natives, will reunite at Sweeney’s Saloon in St. Paul on July 26 for an evening of live music and reminiscing.

Bill Beyer, Ken Haberman, Mark Braun, Bill Berens and Brad Anderson will perform songs that they played over 40 years ago as band mates.

The group members formed the band during their junior high years in New Ulm and stuck together well into their college years. The group performed under various band names over the years and their music crossed over several genres during their tenure.

The Satellites were part of the rock and roll ballroom circuit of southern Minnesota and commonly played high schools dances, colleges, bars and festivals throughout Minnesota and Iowa.

Each member has continued nurturing their music talents over the years performing with various groups, performing individually as well as recording.

Minnesotans Haberman, Berens, Braun and Anderson will be joined by Beyer who will travel from Long Beach, Calif. for the event.

Former New Ulm fans, friends and family are invited to attend the free evening, enjoy the music and help the band reminisce.

National Dance Day Saturday

NEW ULM – Saturday, July 26, is National Dance Day. New Ulm Park and Recreation is offering a FREE class taught by Rachel Oftedahl to celebrate this event.

National Dance Day was established to promote dance education and physical fitness. The class is at 8:30 am. It will run for approximately 60 minutes. It will offer Zumba training. No experience necessary. The class is free and open to the community.

Zumba Classes are held every Wednesday in July at Lincoln Park at 7:15 p.m. Class is sponsored by Heart of New Ulm. Cost is $2 per classs Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes and bring a water bottle.

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