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Denise Leitz of New Ulm never used to exercise. But after joining the Heart of New Ulm project she has made it a priority to squeeze in an hour-and-a-half bike ride most days. Lorna Benson | MPR News

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Lorna Benson | 91.3 FM

NEW ULM — When her weight crept past 300 pounds last year, Denise Leitz, of New Ulm, knew something had to change.


Her clothes didn’t fit. Airplane seat belts weren’t long enough to reach around her waist —and she was always in pain.

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