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Opinion

Bob Lenz bringing important message

Letters

To the editor, Next week, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, Bob Lenz, who speaks to half a million people each year in public school assembly programs, will meet with the youth in our area. He and his team, including AJ the Animated Illusionist (as the opening act to engage the audience), will ...

What’s On Your Mind?

Columns

What got you into match collecting? (Asked at the Great Lakes Match Club meeting at Turner Hall Sunday.)

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Editorials

Putting drones to work for rescues THUMBS UP: Great news came out of Sherburne County this week that a missing 6-year-old boy was found Tuesday afternoon after a frantic search by hundreds of volunteers. One particular volunteer brought his drone with him. The drone was equipped with ...

Town Talk: You ask, we answer

Columns

“What are the rules for putting up a fence in the city of New Ulm, and do I need a permit?” You do not need a permit for a fence that is located entirely outside of the required front, side or rear yard setback area of your property, or if the fence is less than 30” in height and less ...

More vaping deaths

Editorials

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported two more Minnesotans died in September as a result of vaping-related injuries. This brings the number of vaping related deaths to three. To date, according to the MDH, Minnesota has 73 patients classified as confirmed or ...

Nobel for testing conventional wisdom

Editorials

Conventional wisdom — even its more intuitive cousin, common sense — sometimes needs to be tested scientifically. This year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in economics are living proof of that. Michael Kremer of Harvard University and Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts ...

What now for the Kurds?

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of an area of northern Syria controlled by Kurdish military forces is being criticized widely, by both Republicans and Democrats. It is being portrayed as a betrayal of a staunch ally in the war against Islamic terrorists. It is all ...

Airline whistleblower should receive asylum

Editorials

Not all whistleblowers are involved in the attempt to impeach President Donald Trump. Some are worried about a more critical matter — the safety of airline passengers. Ethiopian Airlines former chief engineer, Yonas Yeshanew, is seeking asylum in the United States after resigning from his ...

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Editorials

Oktoberfest weather THUMBS UP: The organizers of New Ulm’s Oktoberfest were probably hoping to have just one more weekend of nice weather for the final weekend of festivities, but Mother Nature is not inclined to comply. Forecasts call for temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, with rain and ...

Eagle Update: Eagle Enterprise adds to CTE courses

Columns

— Homecoming is a popular time of year in schools. Students participate in the dress-up days, many events are held throughout the week to build on our school spirit and encourage student participation, and the week typically ends with a dance after the football game. Students remember ...

When is impeachment unimpeachable?

Editorials

Minnesota’s First District Rep. Jim Hagedorn borrowed a phrase from former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart when he said at his Madelia town hall meeting Wednesday his definition of an impeachable offense is, “you know it when you see it.” Stewart said of pornography in a Supreme ...

Town Talk: New Ulm compost site

Columns

The City Compost site located at 400 21st Street North is operated by the City of New Ulm Public Works Department. The compost site is open seven days a week during daylight hours all year long so please assist us by self-monitoring the site, as hours will be severely curtailed if we are forced ...

Letter From Ulm: September in Germany

Columns

Hello, My name is Emily Bergemann. I am in Ulm, Germany as one of the participants in the Hans Joohs Cultural Exchange Program from New Ulm, MN. My first month in Germany has been exactly what you could have expected for a first month abroad, challenging and loads of fun. It didn’t take ...

Compassion in the courtroom

Editorials

What happened in a Dallas, Texas, courtroom last week ought to be celebrated as an unexpected triumph of compassion — not slammed as an alleged case of misbehavior by a judge. If you have not heard about the trial of ex-Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, you should. And you should look at ...

Feehan can’t have it both ways

Letters

To the editor, Dan Feehan spent the entire 2018 campaign trying to portray himself as one thing here in Minnesota while cozying up to all the uber-liberal donors from outside Minnesota who funded 75% of his campaign and now he’s already playing the same game. First, Dan says he’s in favor ...

The facts should guide impeachment

Editorials

It seems few days have gone by recently without some new revelation regarding the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry that targets President Donald Trump. Clearly, the president and some of his allies used their positions in efforts to advance Trump’s political prospects. Whether ...

More memories of George’s Ballroom

Letters

To the editor: I also regret George’s Ballroom must be demolished. But I understand that it must be done. My friends and I danced there every Saturday night while in Comfrey High School. In the 1950s. There were about 300 musicians living in New Ulm as well as at least 30 working bands. ...

Weeds: To sleep, perchance to…. (snore…)

Columns

By Randy Krzmarzick There are a lot of great things about being young. One is that you can mostly ignore your health. That’s true for most, not all, if we’re lucky and/or blessed. At a certain age, though, you begin to think about your health. Let’s pick a number. Oh, say, 63. You have ...

More should be done to prevent teen vaping

Editorials

It has been suggested by some that the current scare over e-cigarettes is overblown. Though hundreds of Americans have been hospitalized with respiratory ailments linked to “vaping” and a few have died, calls to ban the products are not realistic, critics say. But there is a valid, ...