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Statues are a local issue

If you blinked, you would never see the town of Laclede, Mo. This community of 400 is by all appearances, just like every other sleepy little town in the Midwest; an anonymous face among the thousands dotting our rural landscape. But this town has a former resident who sets it apart from ...

Off the Record: Our tone-deaf president

Time and again, when you listen to President Donald Trump speak you have to wonder about his ability to hear what he is actually saying and how it is being perceived. If he honestly paid attention to himself, would he really have said, about Sen. John McCain, “He’s not a war hero. He was ...

Weeds: Any way you look at it… This is a great country

I got to see 2,000 miles of America from quite different perspectives. First from 30,000 feet above in four hours. Then from ground level. That took three days. Daughter Abby was moving home for a few weeks before starting grad school. She was driving her ’96 Mercury Sable from San ...

Town Talk: You ask, we answer

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. Given the construction ...

Brown County Browser: Election issues being considered in the county

A bill signed by Governor Dayton on May 30 created a $7 million grant fund to replace aging election equipment. This piece of legislation provides up to 50 percent match between state and local governments for mandatory equipment and up to 75 percent match for electronic poll books. The funds ...

Carl Voges, Judson: “I am not optmistic. In the late 70s they were good but if you don’t haqve big guys up you are not going any where.”

What’s on your mind?

After watching their first pre-season game, do you think the Vikings will have a good season?

Supporting a free press

In Minnesota, we understand the importance of a free press. It’s hard to forget in our state – Minnesotans are among the most engaged citizens in the country. Last year we again ranked first in the nation in voter turnout. Minnesotans volunteer at the second highest rate in the country. And ...

Town Talk: Natural gas excess flow valve regulation change

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 accordance with recent ...

Letter From Ulm: German beer is a grand tradition

Jon Braegelmann is the current Sister Cities Hans Joohs Exchange Intern in Ulm Germany. Below is his second article about his time in Ulm, Germany. His topic in this article is one of the first thoughts that comes to one’s mind when thinking of German and possibly even New Ulm … BEER or as ...

What’s Going On: A pro-life Democrat? Impossible!

A few months ago, everyone’s favorite Democrat, House Minority Leader and Empress of Liberaland (aka California) Nancy Pelosi ruffled quite a few donkey feathers by stating a voter, and even candidates can be pro-life and be a Democrat. Oh My! Gasp! What did she say? Pro-life AND Democrat? ...

Off the Record: Words that will never go out of style

There are some phrases that come into style and slip right out again, like “Where’s the Beef?” or “Twenty-Three Skidoo.” (I know the origin of the first phrase, but the latter comes from the Roaring Twenties and I have no idea what it is supposed to mean.) But there’s one phrase ...

Weeds: Listen to the kids, head ‘tside’

Pam and I are trying out this grandparenting thing. It comes highly recommended. Levi is going to be two in September. He’s the cutest kid ever. I might be biased. Daughter Anna asked if I could watch Levi for an afternoon while she visited friends in New Ulm. It turned out to be the Sunday ...

What’s Going On: Now Playing: Rebel With a Cause, starring John McCain

Considering we have a former reality show star as president, it seemed appropriate one of his biggest campaign promises died dramatically early Friday morning in a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood movie. Entering stage left is our hero: the embattled Senator from Arizona who returns from ...

Town Talk: Roadway construction projects update

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. We are past the ...

This technology may be around a while

A couple of weeks ago, Apple, Inc., marked the 10th anniversary of the i-Phone. It’s hard to imagine that something that has become so ubiquitous, so much a part of everyday life, has not been around forever. I remember, however, when it did come out. Cell phones at the time were basically ...

Town Talk: How do you apply for a job with the City of New Ulm?

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. The City of New Ulm has ...

Brown County Browser: National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

The week of July 16-22, 2017 is dedicated to pretrial, probation and parole supervision week. This year’s theme from the American Probation and Parole Association is Clients, Communities, Employees: Empower- ment through Partnerships. This approach is evident that our communities are made ...

Weeds: The watery jewel of Brown County

The excitement has built to a crescendo. Thousands are lined up at newsstands (whatever a newsstand is). Without further ado, here is the Annual Weeds Vacation Guide! Please, stay in line, no pushing and shoving. Once again we begin with a hearty recommendation to vacation Sleepy Eye. Sleepy ...

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