Opinion

Time to look at other options

Editorials

There are times when kicking the can down the road can be a wise governmental maneuver. The New Ulm City Council made artful use of the tactic on Tuesday on the issue of what to do to replace the Center Street retaining wall at Hermann Heights Park. Last week the New Ulm Park and Rec ...

I can’t vote for Kimmel; here’s why you should

Letters

To the editor: On Nov. 6, you have an extraordinary opportunity to elect someone with the skills, drive, and will to represent you in St. Paul. Mindy Kimmel has all these traits and more which is why I am supporting her in her race for the State House seat. I met Mindy when I attended a “MN ...

Eagle Update: Washington Learning Center

Columns

Washington Learning Center (WLC) offers classes beginning with expectant parents, infants through kindergarten and is the home of Community Education. WLC is focused on providing education opportunities for all ages. Being a parent is hard work. We work to provide parents with a network of ...

New drug abuse strategy needed

Editorials

Another day, another bill in Congress aimed at curbing the drug abuse epidemic sweeping the nation. This one was approved Monday by a vote of 99-1 in the Senate. A similar bill was approved several weeks ago by the House of Representatives. Now, the two chambers must reconcile their versions ...

Brown County Browser: Sales and New Construction

Columns

Happy fall! The Assessor’s office is busy finishing up their routine inspections and starting to focus on Sales and New Construction. Sales Study An important tool in the equalization of market values is the sales ratio. This is a twelve month study that begins on Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. ...

Kavanaugh accuser deserves hearing

Editorials

The last-minute accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may have tried to force himself on a young woman while he was at a party in high school smacks of political opportunism, but the charge is serious in this #MeToo world and Kavanaugh deserves a chance to have it heard and to ...

Walz proposes more federal involvement?

Editorials

The leaders of our local governments have a responsibility to do the very best they can for citizens and taxpayers. So when Congressman Tim Walz sends out his staff to ask how the federal government might be able to help them, our leaders rightly respond with their “wish lists.” Such was ...

Inconvenient data

Editorials

President Donald Trump seems to be having a hard time with data from Puerto Rico. A study of deaths resulting from Hurricane Maria and its aftermath are making it hard for him to claim an “incredible unsung success” in his administrations response to the suffering in the U.S. ...

What’s Going On: A common cause truly uniting ALL Americans

Columns

Another Sept. 11 has come and gone with solemn remembrances and ceremonies and as typical, calls for some version of the national unity that permeated this country in the attack’s immediate aftermath. In the coincidences of coincidences, the U.S. House of Representatives, for a fleeting ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Hermann’s hillside THUMBS DOWN: Sometimes aesthetic concerns bump up against the cold, hard facts of reality. What is nice may cost a lot more than what one can afford. Such a situation was debated this week in the New Ulm Park & Rec commission meeting. Commissioners looking for a ...

Schapekahm’s legacy of friendship

Editorials

Former New Ulm police officer and mayor Bert Schapekahm had a big impact on New Ulm. One of the longest lasting legacies of his long career in New Ulm is going on this week with a visit to New Ulm from police officers in Germany through the German American Police Program. This exchange, going ...

Town Talk: Police officer hiring process

Columns

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. The New Ulm Police ...

Tests results still show public education failings

Editorials

Public education is touted as a great equalizer. Which is to say that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can better yourself because you can attend public school and receive an education. With a high school diploma, a person could get a decent job, go on to technical school or ...

A German at HermannFest

Columns

I have been asked questions about Hermann multiple times during my time in New Ulm. I have to admit that no, I did not know about Hermann before I came to Minnesota and thus no, I have not visited the ‘Hermannsdenkmal’ in Detmold, Germany either. So for me, it was astonishing to see how ...

Moonves’ megabuck payout colors investigation

Editorials

Les Moonves, the latest entertainment industry titan to be accused of sexual harassment and assault, announced his resignation as CEO of the CBS Network Sunday. On Monday, CBS revealed it has set aside $120 million as a “goodbye, good riddance” severance package — provided its ...

Weeds: The spirit for cartwheels is willing, but the flesh?

Columns

I was at the Corn Days street dance in Sleepy Eye. Up on a flatbed trailer, Heidi and his Good Ole Boys were offering up their distinctive blend of Americana musical dishes. There was a gap on First Avenue between the band and picnic tables, a place set aside for dancing. Early in the ...

Brown County Browser: Planning and Zoning

Columns

The Brown County Planning and Zoning Office include a multitude of areas. One of these is Land Use Permits, commonly referred to as building permits. Please come in to our office early in your building planning process if you are thinking of building or moving on a structure out in the rural ...

A day to remember

Editorials

September 11, 2001 is a day that is seared in the nation’s memory. On this day 17 years ago, the worst terrorist attack in world history was carried out by 19 muslim terrorists at the behest of al Qaida. They hijacked four jetliners in a coordinated effort. Two were flown into the Twin ...

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