Letters

Buying in bulk not the best sort of health care

To the editor: I would like to reply to Preston Meyer’s letter (12-4-18) expounding on the benefits of single payer health care as proposed by Bernie Sanders and other well meaning Democrats. Mr Meyer cites the attributes of the single payer system being used in the vast majority of the ...

New Ulm gas prices still highest

To the editor: Why are gasoline prices in New Ulm the highest in the area year after year? And who in New Ulm sets the gasoline price and keeps it so much higher than area cities? New Ulm prices Wednesday ranged from $2.39 to $2.46. Meanwhile, Mankato prices ranged from a low of $2.22. A ...

Human life is worth more than…

To the editor: The Star Tribune reported that Stearns County Judge Andrew Pearson was the acting judge for Jared Scheierl, a man who was sexually assaulted by Danny Heinrich. Heinrich also had abducted, molested and killed Jacob Wetterling. Judge Pearson wrote, “It’s been said that a ...

Single-payer is buying in bulk

To the editor: Last Sunday (Nov. 25), there was an editorial about single-payer healthcare in The Journal. Its aim was to scare people into thinking that a single-payer system would be “costly and damaging.” it claimed there are several flaws with the system that would cause it to fail. ...

Distracted driving has to stop

To the editor: I urge everyone to please look out for pedestrians in the crosswalks; they have the right-of-way by law. I walk my dog Grace every day for three miles; sometimes twice a day for a total of six miles a day so we cover a large area of town. For the most part; there are many ...

Get ready to repeat the past

To the editor: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there” (L.P. Hartley). Example: Those viewed as obstinate heretics could be put to death — even by being burned at the stake. After all, the cancer had to be rooted out, the imminent threat to society ...

Clean up that boat landing

To the editor: Who wants to go fishing? This time of the year a lot of sportsmen like to fish the river. Well, don’t bother trying to land your boat at Minnecon, it’s full of mud AGAIN. The Park department is responsible for the maintenance and are not keeping up with it. The poor design ...

Beussman says thank you

To the editor: Thank you to all the voters in New Ulm for the great turnout and especially those who supported me with signs and well wishes. Thank you to Ms. Backer for running a positive campaign. Let us hope the next four years will bring a four lane highway to New Ulm. I would also ...

The Wye

To the editor: Here two highways join as one, O’re the river they do run. At their junction, called The Wye, Cars and trucks go whizzing by. Crashes proved the danger there. Engineering solved the snare. Traffic shouldn’t have to wait. The Wye shouldn’t be a gate. So a ...

You can read what Jesus would do

To the editor: Now the elections are over, all the Dear Editor Letters on politics are gone, all the letters of how good the politicans would work for our country are gone, but two letters caught my eye — “Would Jesus Vote Democrat,” or another asked “Would Jesus Vote Republican.” I ...

A first step to reining in Trump

WASHINGTON — In arguably the most critical midterm congressional elections in our history, the Democrats acquired a down payment on their challenge to halt President Donald Trump’s reign of public division, anger and hate. It fell short of the “blue wave” vote they sought to undo him, ...

Everybody’s vote counts today

To the editor: In Monday’s Journal, when asked (in the “What’s On Your Mind” featurer) whether he would vote, one man responded that he didn’t intend to vote because HIS vote doesn’t matter. In a manner of speaking he has a point. HIS vote doesn’t matter. It’s highly ...

Democrats have changed, I’m voting Republican

To the editor: I come from a long line of Democrats in my family. My father and my uncle ran for office in Missouri and in Maryland. I graduated from a liberal college, so I thought I was a Democrat and voted accordingly. But Democrats are nothing now like they used to be. They are way out of ...

Mack for City Council

To the editor: Please remember to vote on Nov. h and when you vote remember to vote Mack for 4th ward councilor. I have had the pleasure of serving on volunteer boards in New Ulm with Larry and was always impressed with the passion he has for all things that benefit the city. He is a 6th ...

Don’t let Republicans slash Social Security, Medicare

To the editor: There have recently been many excellent letters on this page in support of various candidates for local and state office. The national issues fly by us at a breakneck spee and it’s difficult to sort them out or keep up with them. However, one of these that will surely ...

Don’t blame the president

To the editor: Recently, with the bombs being sent and the shooting at the Pittsburgh Synagogue, I decided to write one more letter. The Democrats and the media are blaming President Trump for the bombs, the killing of the 11 people, and the caravan with thousands of illegals wanting to ...

Support Seidl for Sheriff

To the editor: With the heavy attention paid to the sheriff’s race this election cycle perhaps you are unsure of how to vote. If you are undecided, I would encourage you to ask yourself do you think that the sheriff’s office in Brown County has been doing a good job? I think clearly ...

NU Police Sergeant supports Seidl

To the editor: As a fellow community member and law enforcement officer, I am proud to support Chief Deputy Jason Seidl to be elected our next Brown County Sheriff. I have been a law enforcement officer for 25-½ years, 22-½ of those years working at the New Ulm Police Department. Jason ...

Hohensee asks for your vote

To the editor: I am Jeff Hohensee and I am running for Brown County Sheriff. I would like to thank my family and dedicated volunteers for all their patience, understanding, and hard work. I am grateful and humbled for the many members of our communities who have publicly supported me. I ...

Vote for your Social Security and Medicare

To the editor: Getting old, as they say, is not for sissies. But at least, as they also say, there’s Social Security and Medicare to look forward to. At least there will be until Mitch McConnell and the Republicans get their hands on it. Republicans have vowed to “reform” Social ...

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