Northern Days Gone By: Our family scoundrel?

June 1, 2020
I often studied this photo when visiting my grandparent’s home. Does he look like a nasty man? My grandmother is the tallest girl standing next to him. This man is her grandfather. I regularly viewed this photo, asking myself, does ...

A refugee in her homeland

April 1, 2020
St. Cloud woman played on bombs, in bomb craters while growing up in Germany When Ortrud Luethmers was 10 years old, one of her favorite places to play with her friends was in the bomb craters right outside her door. ...

Hostile skies

May 1, 2019
Little Falls pilot stayed busy throughout European Theater There were just a handful of pilots who participated in every major airborne assault and supply operation in the European Theater, from D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge to the end ...

POW endured brutal conditions in WWII

May 1, 2019
While his wife and two small sons were celebrating Christmas Day in the United States, Art Van Moorlehem was imprisoned inside a boxcar in Germany during World War II. Van Moorlehem passed away last July at age 96 in Arlington, ...

Coming to America

September 1, 2018
German singer who performed in New Ulm decides to move to the area a few years later Fifteen years ago, when Angela Jahr came with a band from Germany to perform at festivals, such as Heritagefest in New Ulm, she ...