Opinion

Our View: The woman behind Roe v. Wade

Editorials

Pro-abortion activists want women to think the 1973 Supreme Court ruling known as Roe v. Wade is, without question, a good thing. It is not, of course. And the pro-abortion forces would prefer you not know that for years, one of their staunchest opponents was the woman behind Roe v. ...

Eagle Update

Columns

At the February school board study session, board members received program updates from the principals at Jefferson Elementary, New Ulm Middle School and New Ulm High School. There is plenty to be proud of and share with our communities and parents as well. While we can’t provide you with ...

Our View: What happens when Trump needs us to believe him?

Editorials

President Donald Trump gave a 77-minute press conference on Thursday that still has people talking. He derided the press, even as he encouraged them to ask him “nice” questions.” He described news reports about his campaign’s contacts with Russia as “fake news” even while saying ...

Our View: Pence left hanging

Editorials

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he had to be told about the atomic bomb. Roosevelt had kept him in the ...

What’s Going On, by Greg Orear

Columns

The world was his oyster. Taylor graduated last May as the valedictorian of a class of 73 students in small-town America. He was born and raised in this rural town of 4,500, one of many generations of his family to do so, including his grandfather who was a popular county judge. As a ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Help for German Park is welcome THUMBS UP: State Sen. Gary Dahms has introduced legislation to add the German Park renovation project to the state’s bonding bill. He is proposing $300,000 to help pay for the renovations to the amphitheater in the park. The current amphitheater area is built ...

Our View: Unauthorized perks

Editorials

The growing umbrage over the misuse of luxury suites at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings, resulted in the resignations of the top two administrators on the Minneosta Sports Facilities Authority on Friday. Chairwoman Michelle Kelm-Helgen announced her resignation Friday morning. ...

Gender issues

Letters

To the editor: I read through the January issue of National Geographic which was devoted to the exploration of gender. Some people are now telling us there are over 50 genders. They use terms like ‘gender fluidity’ where your gender waffles back and forth between male and female; ...

Time for cooler heads to prevail in Washington

Letters

To the editor: For over 60 years, since the Truman Administration, this writer has been a student of American political affairs. This period has included wars, civil rights protests throughout America, the 1968 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago which was seriously marred by violence in ...

Town Talk: You ask – We answer

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. You ask: How many ...

Our View: Russia connection gets stranger; review is in order

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s seeming infatuation with Vladimir Putin and Russia is no longer just a recurring joke on Saturday Night Live. It is getting seriously strange, and Congress needs to conduct an investigation into just how strange it is getting. This is not just about Trump ...

School choice

Letters

To the editor: I found the School Choice editorial in The Journal puzzling. It seems the message was that since New Ulm has both public and private choices in education, the rest of the nation should have no problem with DeVos’ agenda. This is a misconception. The system works in New ...

Our View: The mistake of limiting troops

Editorials

When U.S. military helicopters were sent to Afghanistan to aid in the battle against terrorists there, many of their mechanics stayed behind in this country. Men and women accustomed to servicing the aircraft and with a very real stake in doing it well — their comrades in arms fly the ...

Dean Krzmarzick (seated)

Weeds: Dean Krzmarzick: Filling in the outlines of a life

Columns

In my summer job inspecting fields, I stop by cemeteries often. A lot of times it is a good place to park. Some are on the edges of towns, others are next to rural churches, a few are in the middle of nowhere. If I have a moment, I walk around. It is quiet, save for the wind and the ...

The Pakistan problem

Editorials

It may be that the most critical foreign relations problem facing President Donald Trump, at least in the short term, is not Russia or China. It is Pakistan, which for years has been enabling terrorist groups in Afghanistan and thus, the rest of the world. During testimony before the Senate ...

Commenting on comments

Letters

To the editor: A couple of comments on Letters To The Editor 1.) Bad behavior all around: In a letter to the editor on Friday, Feb. 10, a woman from Springfield starts out, “Recent letters and comments have described liberals and democrats as without a moral core.” “We march today ...

Our View: Argument for LGA

Editorials

Local Government Aid, the state’s program that provides funding for cities that don’t have the tax base to fund necessary services without exorbitant property tax levies, is being discussed at the Legislature again this year. Governor Mark Dayton is proposing a $20 million increase in the ...

What’s on your mind?

Columns

What do you like about ice fishing? Asked Sunday at the NU Sport Fishermen Ice Fishing Contest (Photos, interviews by Fritz Busch)

Our View: Will DeVos destroy public schools, or will Congress?

Editorials

Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education means the end of public schools as we know them, her critics have charged. There was enough concern about that among senators that 50 of them voted against her. For the first time in history, a tie vote over a Cabinet nominee had to be ...

Consider who benefits from legislative and executive actions

Letters

To the editor: Thank you to Journal publisher Greg Orear, for his thoughtful commentary on the proposed repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which prevents tax exempt organizations, whether a church or a civic organization, from endorsing political candidates or donating to their campaigns. In ...

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