In The News

“Hot Topics” provide overview of New Ulm
11/20/2015 - The Journal

At a recent Hot Topics program sponsored by the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, Cindy Winters and Nathan Fuerst from The Heart of New Ulm Project provided an update on the project and the Safe Routes to School plan.

Minnesotans want communities built to support physical activity, poll says
10/22/2015 - Kare 11 News
Bike lanes, sidewalks, parks and trails: People exercise more when they have access to at least two of them, a new survey indicates. Local health advocates such as The Heart of New Ulm project had come to the same conclusion, but say the poll is an affirmation of their work in communities such as Mankato and New Ulm
Minneapolis Heart Institute (Foundation) honors Dr. Kevin Graham
10/21/2015 - Kare 11 News
The Minneapolis Heart Institute will hold the 2015 Heartbeat Gala on Oct 24. The evening's spotlight will celbrate innovation and prevention efforts, plus the work of Dr. Kevin Graham, whose bold vision launched Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project
Council plans to modify agreement for apartment project
10/21/2015 - The Journal
At its recent meeting, the New Ulm City Council received a report and presentation from Cindy Winters of Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project on the Safe Routes to School plan, which identifies opportunities for youth to safely walk or ride bicycles to school.
New 3M manager tackles Hermann 5K
10/04/2015 - The Journal

A new 3M manager learned what it’s like to race in New Ulm’s most unique 5K and says what he really likes in New Ulm are the wide sidewalks, recreation facilities, trails and bike circle route, and organizations like The Heart of New Ulm Project.

Children connect with community garden
09/30/2015 - The Journal

Kids Connection was the district’s summer, before-school and after-school childcare program, and the children were involved in a summer gardening experience at the New Ulm Community Garden to promote fitness, healthful eating and healthful lifestyle goals.

New “Walk! Bike! Fun!” curriculum
09/25/2015 - New Ulm Journal
 Letter to the Editor: On Sept. 22, 13 teachers from around the area got together in New Ulm to learn a new physical education curriculum called Walk! Bike! Fun! that provides lesson plans that they can use to teach kids ages 5-13 to walk and bicycle safely to school and in their neighborhoods.
Improving rural health takes effort, energy
09/01/2015 - American College of Physicians (ACP) Internist
In New Ulm, Minn., a project launched in 2009 in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Allina Health provides preventive interventions through nurses and dietitians who provide phone coaching to reduce myocardial infarctions and coronary heart disease risk.
Safe Routes to School underway in New Ulm
08/25/2015 - The Journal

A week-long test pilot this week coordinated by the Coalition for Active, Safe and Healthy Streets in partnership with The Heart of New Ulm Project will separate traffic modes for all school student arrival and dismissal as part of the Safe Routes to School program.

Thumbs Up/Down: Thumbs up for Safe Routes to School program
07/25/2015 - The Journal

“Thumbs up” editorial: The Safe Routes to School program in New Ulm will look for ways to make streets safer. We hope the program will allay parent fears and let more kids experience the character-building activity of walking to school.