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Letters

Nation’s Report Card is flawed

To the editor: When Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the recent NAEP results (The Nation’s Report Card) she announced, “Our nation’s report card shows that two-thirds of American students can’t read at grade level. Two out of three!” But according to NAEP, which is part ...

Please join us for community dinner

To the editor: Halloween has just passed and coming up quick is Thanksgiving. As Board Members of the New Ulm Community Thanksgiving Dinner we wanted to invite the community to come and enjoy a home cooked meal. We serve from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 417 S. ...

The heroes among us

To the editor: Just recently, I crossed paths with two extraordinary men at a city council meeting in Sleepy Eye (Oct.17, 2019). As I sat and listen to both of these men’s comments, I was inspired by not only what they said, but also the meaning behind the words. The first was ...

Dan Feehan’s sense of community

To the editor: The election of 2020 is ramping up. It is important to research the candidates. Look at Dan Feehan. In 2018 he ran against Jim Hagedorn for Congress in Minnesota CD#1. Dan has entered the race for that very same office in the upcoming 2020 election. Why? He is a servant for ...

Thanks for crossing repairs

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to send a special thank you to the following people responsible for the repairs to the railroad crossings in New Ulm. I’ll start with a big thank you to the City Council and city staff for their leadership and continuing to apply ...

Support unity, community in GFW school vote

To the editor: I have listened over the past months to mounting negativity towards the plan for a new GFW building. I have also heard many negative comments about GFW Schools. I just want to share some thoughts I have on all of this. When I was 14 years old, my family moved to the GFW ...

Push Pelosi on USMCA

To the editor: As farmers, we are tired of hearing Democratic politicians like Dean Phillips, Angie Craig and wanna-be Dan Feehan continually bemoan how concerned they are about the problems in “farm country”. They talk about how much they care, yet they refuse to support USMCA, the trade ...

Racism, institutional or otherwise, is still a problem

To the editor: On Sept. 4, the editorial “’Institutional’ racism? We don’t think so, Joe” appeared in the New Ulm Journal. Its first sentence stated that “racism is not an “institutional” aspect of life in the United States” (emphasis original). That certainly must be ...

Vote ‘Yes’ on GFW referendum

To the editor: I am not scared to say I will VOTE YES. And even if you are not capable of stating it publicly, I hope you will join me too, and VOTE YES on Nov. 5 at your local polling place. I have been a resident of the city of Winthrop for the past 23 years. I care about my community in ...

Autumn Trees

Directly outside my chapel window Two autumn trees Display their beauty of God, Author of all trees. Their colors so proudly show Glowing gold and crimson red. What a gift to enjoy Such a magnificent creative picture. A blanket of red leaves Covers a well formed tree, Hiding ...

Rep. Hagedorn needs to condemn foreign money in our politics

To the editor: Foreign money has no place in our politics. Nevertheless, Russian dirty money has shown up by way of Ukrainian back channels at Minnesota CD 1’s door. The importance of condemning this attempt to buy influence should be obvious. But, so far, it doesn’t seem obvious to Jim ...

Dignity Revolution Response

To the editor: During the Dignity Revolution presentation by Bob Lenz, I heard a young person sitting behind me ask her friend, “What is a sinner?” After Bob was done speaking, I turned and asked the young woman if I had heard correctly. She told me she doesn’t go to church and had no ...

Feehan’s what we need in First District

To the editor: It is not only reasonable but prudent if one thinks impeachment inquiry is needed but okay to not wish to discuss it further. That issue is being dealt with in D.C. So what we want and need to know in District 1 is what is being done to help our farmers, what can be done ...

What do we want in a water park?

To the editor: New Ulm leaders have made many improvements to our city over many years. Turner hall, Johnson field, Vogel arena, hockey arena, our Schools. And now hopefully a water park. Does our city need a water park? We have Vogel Arena. But every city needs recreational facilities. They ...

Why can’t we listen to each other?

To the editor: After the recent Presidential Rally at the Target Center, I just can’t keep quite any longer. I understand why President Trump was elected. People wanted change. I’m from Minnesota. I wanted to make a statement. I voted for Mr. Ventura. We all know how that turned out. I ...

Do #1Thing to stop domestic violence

To the editor: A total of 685 people were killed by an intimate partner over the past 30 years in Minnesota. Those are only the ones we know about, and it doesn’t include those physically or emotionally injured. The numbers can make domestic violence seem like an overwhelming problem. But ...

Dan Feehan for Congress in 2020

To the editor: As I look at the partisanship and incivility dividing America, I feel a sense of relief when I consider our choice in electing a Congressperson to represent us in southern Minnesota in 2020. Over the past two years I’ve been lucky to get to know Dan Feehan. Dan’s ...

7th North St Project

To the editor: Can anyone tell us the purpose of the limestone blocks down the center and on the corners of 7th North? It appears there is no rhyme or reason as to how they are placed. By no means do they enhance the beauty of our town. To me and a few others I have talked to about it, it is ...

Clarification

A letter from Germaine Rysdahl on Monday referenced a meeting “next week” on Oct. 23 with Bob Lenz. The public meeting is this week, Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the New Ulm Middle School Gymnasium, 414 S. Payne St.

Bob Lenz bringing important message

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 ...