Opinion

Special Vehicle Use meeting Wednesday

Letters

To the editor: This Wednesday, March 29, the New Ulm City Council subcommittee on Special Vehicle Use will meet to discuss a proposal to allow the use of vehicles in this category on the city streets. The Special Vehicle Catetory covers four kinds of vehicles: the ATV, UTV, golf cart and mini ...

We have to stay united for US to be strong

Letters

To the editor: David Nelson wrote a letter with the heading “How is this helping Americans?” We can all have an opinion of how things are to be done, usually there are more ways to accomplish them, but insurance is something that should have been left up to the insurance companies. Now ...

Our View: Russian ties need independent investigator

Editorials

Whether President Donald Trump likes it or not, the question of what the Russians did to our presidential election process and who they did it with is a big, dark question looming over the new administration. And it is increasingly apparent that the question needs to be probed by an independent ...

Our View: Walz choosing governor’s race

Editorials

Minnesota’s First District Congressman Tim Walz has announced his plan to run for Minnesota Governor in 2018 instead of seeking a sixth term in the House. Walz’s decision may be a result of many things. He may be reading the writing on the wall. His re-election campaigns have become ...

Our View: Art of the no deal

Editorials

President Donald Trump suffered a big defeat Friday when he and House Speaker Paul Ryan decided to pull their health care bill rather than put it to a vote in the House that they seemed destined to lose. It was a loss for Trump not just on the policy and political side, it was a blow to his ...

Maybe we need another government agency

Letters

To the editor: On the front page of your paper March 22, 2017 is an article about a cleanup on the Minnesota River; $82,000 in taxpayers’ money will need to be spent. I woner where the Army Corps of Engineers is, or where the DNR has been. Even our Highway Department has an engineer. This ...

Voters need more town meetings

Letters

To the editor: I noticed once again that the state senator and representative in District 19A, just across the river from New Ulm, held another set of Saturday town halls with their constituents. I applaud them for their commitment to communicating with their voters in this open and public ...

What’s Going On: Trump can learn from health care failure

Columns

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, and a whole bunch of other Republicans are learning a tough lesson this week: It’s easier to oppose, than to govern. As soon as Obamacare took effect just more than seven years ago, Republicans have called it a train wreck, and in my opinion, rightfully so. They ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Tigers at State THUMBS UP: Springfield High School’s excellent basketball season comes to an end today, a little earlier than the team had hoped, but still an excellent ending. The Tigers will play today for third place in the Class A State High School League tournament. They ran into a ...

Scrap Obamacare

Letters

To the editor: I didn’t plan on writing more, but I was called out by name again. When it comes down to it, God is in charge of everything, good and bad, including the weather and changing seasons. In response to current events, my feelings on the health law should be to scrap Obamacare ...

Save the community garden

Letters

To the editor: Tuesday March 21 the article, “Public Hearing to be Set in Liquor License Violation.” Buried in the article was the disheartening news that Putting Greens Environmental Learning Center, community garden, and mini golf would be ending their lease on the land from the city. ...

Our View: Repeal, replace not that easy

Editorials

President Donald Trump may be a great deal maker when it comes to business, but he is finding making deals with Congress is something else entirely. He and House Speaker Paul Ryan are finding that out in trying to get a vote on the American Health Care Act, which is supposed to replace the ...

Town Talk: NUCAT trains community in video production

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. In the fall of 2016 New ...

Our View: Gorsuch approach is what court needs

Editorials

Not infrequently, state and federal appeals court judges and justices surprise and even disappoint those who supported them when they were nominated. In a way, that is a very good thing — just what Americans ought to want from the ultimate arbiters of our laws and the U.S. Constitution. We ...

Off the Record: The man in the middle

Columns

New Ulm area state representatives have a penchant for being in the middle of things in the Legislature. Twenty-five years ago, Terry Dempsey was serving in the Legislature, and was the House Minority Leader from 1991 to 1992. He got along well enough with Gov. Arne Carlson (something not a lot ...

Eagle Update: More tools for cases of school shooting

Columns

Over the past several years, our nation has witnessed a dramatic increase in school violence and school shootings. As experts analyze these horrific events, it is apparent that we need to do more, not only taking steps in an attempt to prevent the event from occurring, but training of students ...

Our View: Hearings should focus on Gorsuch

Editorials

Some U.S. senators would do the nation a favor if they pondered who and what they are discussing in this week’s confirmation hearings for federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, who has been nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court. During opening statements Monday by members of the Judiciary Committee, ...

Our View: Troubling issue at Congressional hearings

Editorials

Troubling issues abounded at the first hearing Monday of the House committee appointed to investigate Russia’s possible involvement in efforts to sway the U.S. presidential election. Most serious is FBI Director James Comey’s confirmation that the FBI is investigating whether President ...

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