Letters

Comments sought on Nicollet Co. plan

To the editor: As a Nicollet County Commissioner; I am often approached by our citizens in regard to on farm or other rural businesses. Most would like more opportunities for such businesses. Some would like to see such operations concentrated in cities. Some would like to see more housing ...

Thoughts on education, teaching

To the editor: District 88’s Technology Director Michael Milbourn says: “The idea of 21st century learning, I have heard that so much … 2lst century education … I do not think it has significance anymore.” Exactly. Public school teachers should continue to teach history, ...

The cause of violence in schools?

To the editor: Please read the following U.S.Supreme Court Decisions and you will understand why our Public Schools in America,are filled with violence and shootings: #1. McCollum v. Board of Education District 71, 333 U.S. 203 (1948) Court finds religious instruction in public schools a ...

To my fellow animal lovers of Brown County

To the editor: My wife Connie and I just got back from La Paz, Bolivia. While there, we were really fascinated by the dogs. Hundreds and hundreds of them. They are all over the place. Some of them might be attached to people, but most of them appear to be scavengers. The traffic in La Paz is ...

NUACS has the right to decide whom to hire

To the editor: The recent non-renewal of Missy Marti’s dance coaching contract at NUACS has caused a level of outrage in our small community that is normally reserved for departures in standards of lawn maintenance. For this reason, it seems the following observations may be ...

Actions speak louder than words

To the editor: Thanks to the administration of the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools for upholding the teachings of our faith. In dealing with a difficult situation, of not renewing the contract with Sonics dance coach for the 2-18-2019 school year, exemplifies the strength we all should uphold ...

Living with a mental health condition

To the editor: If you have a mental health condition, you’re not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, one in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar ...

DOJ, FBI are here to help

To the editor: The DOJ and FBI tell us they had “informants” in the Trump Campaign. They further say they were there to help Trump, not to spy on his campaign. Reminds me of when a company’s audit team comes out to a field unit and says we’re from corporate and we’re here to ...

Marti firing destructive for NUACS

To the editor: I am writing about the recent WCCO story about Missy Marti being fired as head coach from the New Ulm Cathedral Sonics Dance Team because of her living situation. As a NUACS alumna, it is deeply disturbing to hear that the NUACS administration would choose to display judgment ...

MCCL — 50 years of making a difference

To the editor: A half century ago, a handful of MInnesota citizens recognized an emerging threat to human life in our state. They saw a movement to legalize the killing of unborn children. And so they decided to do something to protect those who needed protection. That’s how Minnesota ...

No guns, just Taps at ceremonies

To the editor: My bluebird fledglings are OK (in Cambria’s Preri Bach Cemetery), even after the locals came up and fired off their rifles on Memorial Day. Why don’t you reserve your fireworks (... rockets red glare) for the Fourth? This was John Adams’ idea. Thomas Jefferson, that ...

New Ulm friendly and helpful

To the editor: Today after meeting my sisters for coffee at McDonald’s, where both the employees AND fellow coffee drinkers were all so friendly, I went to the parking lot to find a flat tire on my car. R&K arrived very shortly, put on the donut, went out of their way and delivered ...

The greatest computer of all

To the editor: In my Feb 9 issue of ‘Science’ I read where our next big computer will work at the exaflop level. (picture a switch being monitored and turned off and on, a billion-billion times per second.) Power to run it will require the equivalent ofabout a dozen large Buffalo Ridge ...

CHS Commencement Ceremony

To the Editor: It was a joy to be part of the commencement exercises for the Cathedral High School graduating class of 2018 hosted this past Sunday at the Church of St. Mary’s. From among the many prayers and speeches by our school officials, the words offered by Mrs. Anne Moeller, a much ...

Making society better will make schools safer

To the editor: The May 17th copy of The Journal had an article titled: District 88 asks outside group for safety ideas. Magnets, mirrors, and evacuation maps posted on school doors were some suggestions for improving school safety. While we are at it, perhaps communities and our school ...

New Ulm is looking pretty

To the editor: Yesterday, I was able to sneak in a quick walk with my oafy golden retriever after my boys went to bed. I was fairly certain I was walking through a Thomas Kincaid painting. The rolling hills were topped with steeples reflecting the setting golden sun, trees were heavy with ...

Getting tired of Torkelson

To the editor: We could have had a completed four-lane highway to New Ulm from Mankato. We could have gotten the necessary funding to get the road built. We could have had commerce expanded. We could have had a safer road with fewer accidents. We could have had all of this, but the chair of ...

New Ulm is looking pretty run down

To the editor: New Ulm slowly is losing its reputation as “The City Beautiful” because too many residents are not caring properly for their properties. Why? Because there are too many sidewalks in unsafe conditions for walkers; too many lawns haven’t seen a mower this spring or lawns ...

Don’t exclude our LGBT youth

To the editor: This letter is in response to the May 14, 2018 column written by Erick Erickson titled Death by conformity. Mr. Erickson infers that youth and adults that identify as being members of the LGBT community as lacking godly values and having corrupting influences. That is a blatant ...

Mental illnesses, let’s Make it OK

To the editor: Each year, one in four Americans from every walk of life experiences a mental illness. Most people live with the symptoms of a mental illness for ten years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma. The sooner people get treatment, the greater their chances of ...

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