Opinion

Please stop for school buses

Editorials

It may be the most dangerous time of a school child’s day, the few seconds he or she is crossing the street to get on a school bus, or crossing to get home after getting off the bus. It shouldn’t be dangerous at all. State laws all across the country require motorists to come to a ...

Wanda Gág honored

Editorials

Wanda Gág was born 125 years ago in New Ulm. She died in New Jersey in 1946 at the age of 53 after a prolific career as an artist and children’s book author. Today, 72 years after her death, she is still being recognized for her achievements as an author and artist. Last week, the ...

ECFE needs your response to survey

Columns

Early Childhood Family Education and Eagles Preschool offer a variety of programs for children birth to kindergarten and their families in our community. Our expanded Eagles Preschool program offers four sections of Eagles 3 (preschool for 3 year olds) and six sections of Eagles 4 (preschool ...

What’s Going On: An embarrassment for Minnesota

Columns

In the three years I’ve lived in Minnesota, I’ve gotten a little spoiled. The schools here are better. The parks here are better. The towns are cleaner and the highways are flat, straight, and devoid of potholes. And on average, Minnesota residents are healthier than most in ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Split First District Thumbs Up: The results of the last two elections in Minnesota’s First Congressional District show how evenly divided the district is between Republicans and Democrats. Two years ago Democratic Rep. Tim Walz barely defeated his long-time challenger Jim Hagedorn by a ...

Easy test: Will Pelosi negotiate on border wall?

Editorials

At one point in time, critics rightly called out American lawmakers for being too cozy with one another. Democrats and Republicans happily engaged in logrolling to pass their pet projects and programs, getting federal largesse flowing to their home districts. That legacy is part of the reason ...

Off the Record: They knew how to celebrate in 1918

Columns

I enjoy looking back at old issues of the Brown County Journal and New Ulm Review to find articles for our 100-year and 50-year history pages each week. It has been especially intriguing to read the papers from 100 years ago as New Ulm went through the Great War, wondering whether the local ...

Town Talk: Where can I find help to pay my gas or electric bill?

Columns

Once the outside temperatures drop, sometimes customers struggle to pay their gas or electric bill. We have a few options that may assist our customers pay their bills. Budget Billing Program With the Budget Billing Program, monthly payments are based on your average usage for the last ...

Walz seeks advice, doesn’t have to take it

Editorials

As Gov.-elect Tim Walz begins his transition to take over the seat from Gov. Mark Dayton in January, he has been meeting with past governors to seek their counsel and advice on the role he will now play. That is a wise strategy, provided he doesn’t feel too obligated to accept their ...

Higher gas tax? Maybe cut spending elsewhere

Editorials

The legislative agenda of Gov.-elect Tim Walz is starting to emerge. Walz will be working with a Democratic-led House of Representatives and a Republican-controlled Senate when the Legislature reconvenes in January. What those facts mean is that nobody can get everything they want, and nobody ...

Clean up that boat landing

Letters

To the editor: Who wants to go fishing? This time of the year a lot of sportsmen like to fish the river. Well, don’t bother trying to land your boat at Minnecon, it’s full of mud AGAIN. The Park department is responsible for the maintenance and are not keeping up with it. The poor design ...

Health care resonates because prices baffle

Editorials

On Tuesday night, Democrats won back the U.S. House of Representatives. On Wednesday, Speaker-in waiting Nancy Pelosi discussed their victory, noting that her party’s candidates who won in crucial swing districts stayed on message, and that message had primarily to do with health care, not ...

Minnesota’s divide

Editorials

Minnesota, it is reported, is the only state in the union with a divided Legislature — Democrats in control of the House, and Republicans in control of the Senate. But the results of last Tuesday’s election show the Minnesota divide is not political as much as it is geographic. A map of ...

What’s on your mind?

Columns

What are your thoughts about the Minnesota River? (Asked at the CCMR Fundraiser Saturday at The Grand Kabaret)

100 years later, we still owe a great debt to Veterans

Editorials

One hundred years ago today, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end all wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last ...

Beussman says thank you

Letters

To the editor: Thank you to all the voters in New Ulm for the great turnout and especially those who supported me with signs and well wishes. Thank you to Ms. Backer for running a positive campaign. Let us hope the next four years will bring a four lane highway to New Ulm. I would also ...

What’s Going On: An American tragedy: The forgotten holiday

Columns

It’s the most American of all holidays. And yet … it’s the most ignored. We celebrate our fair share of holidays, including several “official” ones where most (some) get the day off work. Christmas, New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day immediately come ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Voting does matter THUMBS UP: People who claim their votes don’t really matter are proven wrong nearly on nearly every election day when one race or another is decided by a handful of votes. There were plenty of them in this election. In Sanborn, the mayor’s race was decided by two votes. ...

The Wye

Letters

To the editor: Here two highways join as one, O’re the river they do run. At their junction, called The Wye, Cars and trucks go whizzing by. Crashes proved the danger there. Engineering solved the snare. Traffic shouldn’t have to wait. The Wye shouldn’t be a gate. So a ...

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