Columns

What’s Going On: How many flag ‘rules’ are you violating?

I had been working as the editor of the Brookfield Daily News-Bulletin when a former military police officer joined the staff. After serving in the first Gulf War in 1990, Terry returned to his native Missouri and landed a job with the newspaper he grew up reading. Terry had natural ...

Town Talk: Power outages and protocols

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. Power outages can happen ...

Weeds: Tough start for a Monday

With age comes minor annoyances: reading glasses, not hearing so well, aches that linger. One of them is occasionally not sleeping well. Sometimes you lie awake thinking of some problem. Sometimes you lie awake thinking about lying awake. Monday before last was one of those. Sometime after ...

Town Talk: Fire Prevention Week coming up

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. Fire Prevention Week is ...

Off the Record: The Fake News excuse works every time

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson felt he had some explanations to make Wednesday in the aftermath of a NBC News report that he had contemplated quitting his post, and had called his boss, President Donald Trump, a “moron.” Tillerson on Wednesday made a public statement denouncing the ...

Brown County Browser: Property taxes due

Fall is a very busy season for everyone, and that includes the County Auditor-Treasurer’s office! The second half property tax will be due on October 15th. Because the 15th is a Sunday, property owners can pay their tax obligation on Monday, October 16th. Keep in mind the payment options ...

Annette Haynes, New Ulm: “Make healthy food choices and get some physical exercise for at least three minutes every 30 minutes.”

What’s on your mind?

What should people do to prevent diabetes? Asked at the Diabetes Walk Saturday at New Ulm Civic Center

What’s Going On: A new version of Daniel and the Lions’ Den

It’s one of the most recognizable stories in the Bible: Daniel and the Lion’s Den. If you wanted to compose a “Best of” Bible stories compilation, Daniel and the Lion’s Den would have to be included along with such classics as Jonah and the Whale, David and Goliath, and the birth, ...

Town Talk: Public Power Week, Oct. 1-7

New Ulm Public Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 1-7. Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. The APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and ...

Off the Record: Preserving heritage, including language

You knew the New Ulm Park and Rec Committee was poking the hornets’ nest last week when it recommended residing the Kiesling House with non-wood siding. The Kiesling House is the only wood-frame building left in New Ulm that was built before the U.S.-Dakota War in 1862. It survived the ...

Getting underway on tax reform

A major tax reform proposal was unveiled Wednesday by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress. No tax bill is simple, of course. The devil, as always, is in the details, and the details will take months to work out. But the foundation of what the White House and GOP ...

Weeds: Don’t take friends for granted

We have an old file cabinet in the basement. It has become a repository for refrigerator magnets that no longer warrant a spot in the kitchen. There are multiple Twins magnet schedules and promotional magnets for businesses that have passed on. Among them is a stained oval of forgotten ...

Brown County Browser: Extra reasons to drive safely this fall

With the end of summer and the start of the new school year, I would like to refresh everyone’s memory with several things to be aware of regarding school safety. Make sure your child knows the most direct route to walk to school or the bus stop. Go over the route with them, identifying safe ...

Keri Fischer, New Ulm: "I like it when my dog runs through the leaves."

What’s on your mind?

Fall is officially here. What makes you most excited about the season?

What’s Going On: A quarterback, a cop and a conservative reporter …

So what does an unemployed NFL quarterback and members of the St. Louis Police Department have in common? Marge knows the answer. Marge was a reporter at an Iowa newspaper I worked at in 2009. Anytime I hear someone refer to “the liberal media” I laugh to myself as I think of ...

Eagle Update: Refining the Middle School program

The excitement of a new school year could be seen on the faces of New Ulm Middle School students and staff as as they returned to the building the week of Sept. 5. New Ulm Middle School first opened it’s doors last fall, introducing a new middle level program specifically designed to meet ...

Town Talk: TdS Library Cooperative supports local libraries

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. One of the reasons New ...

Off the Record: A festival for the end of road constuction?

In a city that loves to hold festivals, we should hold a festival for the end of the Broadway construction project. This week crews have been painting the lane stripes and crosswalks on the repaved roads, and putting in sod in the spots where they dug up the grass medians. (Good luck getting ...

Brown County Browser: Parents have duty to be parents

I recently gave presentations at Sleepy Eye High School and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s High School. It was my pleasure to give the presentations, but all of the credit for making the arrangements and doing the legwork to get the programs lined up go to Officer Shawn Bohnen and Chief Matt Andres. ...

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