Letters

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

To the editor: For many of us, driving is something we do every day. Driving may feel so routine that we feel we can do other things while driving, such as eating, talking on the phone, changing the radio station, applying makeup, reading directions on your GPS, or adjusting the temperature ...

Carbon tax wouldn’t affect CO2 in the atmosphere

To the editor: The April 1, ‘Carbon capture chances unlikely’ says: “A carbon tax and shifting to renewable sources of energy over the next few years will be necessary to lessen the adverse effects of climate change.” I believe that policy is mainly directed at getting rid of coal ...

Avarice in our society

To the editor: Avaricious corporations have long afflicted us with products like asbestos and nicotine. Others have polluted the atmosphere with carbon dioxide: thus, destructive climate change. Even some corporations are alarmed by this, because it is adversely affecting their bottom lines, ...

Serving

To the editor: Issues of civics should be addressed to the uncivil. The city of Sleepy Eye has charged a handicapped renter $60 for being late to shovel snow from the city side walk. Recently, the same city has dug a utility pole on the same private property avoiding the city alley property. ...

Trump/Hagedorn health plan — nothing

To the editor: President Trump and his minions such as Congressman Jim Hagedorn want to destroy critical health insurance reforms, but have no replacement plan. Republicans failed repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In July 2017 Senator McCain and others voted against repeal ...

Thank you to our firefighters

To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing New Ulm Fire Department, Chief Paul Macho and all firefighters, for putting their lives on the line, each and every day, for all of us. We feel confident and safe knowing these amazing, dependable, dedicated, men ...

Carbon capture chances unlikely

To the editor: Reveal, produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting, had a recent program which captured people from the fossil fuel industries and their lobbyists laughing amongst themselves about how successful they have been in controlling the Interior Department under the Trump ...

“A Wonderful Life”

To the Editor: A Wonderful Life It would’ve been a wonderful life Had you just let me live. I had potential, promise, pulse; I had so much to give. It would’ve been a wonderful life; My family traits were true. My hands and feet resembled Dad’s; My face looked just like ...

Crime Victims Rights Week is April 7-13

To the editor: In 1981, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Every year since, the United States has recognized one week in April as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, as a way to bring awareness to issues that victims of crime face and to ...

Why Israel deserves criticism

To the editor: One does not see it very often: “Israel deserving of criticism.” That was the heading of a brief letter in the March 11 Journal. That proposition finds ample support in such books as “They Dare to Speak Out - People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby” by Paul ...

Climate change is real, human-hastened

To the editor: Letter writer Phil Dreitz dimisses the threat posed by human-caused global warming. However, in its report “Catastrophe Modelling and Climate Change,” Lloyd’s of London states that the 8 inches of sea-level rise off the tip of Manhattan increased Superstorm Sandy’s ...

Man’s not to blame for CO2 rise

To the editor: A Mar. 10 letter said: “There seems to be a growing consensus that climate change is real and that man (that’s us) has a hand in the negative consequences.” So are we to cut back on fossil fuel burning? Not really, because man is not the cause of global ...

Regrets and hope

To the editor: One of the headlines in the March 4th Journal read: “Has the Catholic Church committed the worst crime in American history?” I wondered if the columnist, George Will, has a list of the possible 2nd and 3nd worst crimes in America?” As a Catholic priest of 61 years in ...

Scouting for Food Saturday

To the editor: This Saturday morning, March 16, Troop 25 Boy Scouts will be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for the “Scouting For Food” service project. Please set donations out by 9 a.m. The Scouts and their driver parents will be scouring the town to pick up your ...

High cost of college

To the editor: One recent major news issue involved the unethical, maybe illegal, extent which some wealthy parents would go just to get their children admitted to what might be considered elite private and public colleges and universities, to the detriment of some meritorious students. ...

Israel deserving of criticism

To the editor: Go, Rep. Omar! Condemnation of Israel is not condemnation of Jews. The U.S. Congress—particularly the U.S. Senate, the most powerful political unit in the world—must stop its love affair with Israel. We give billions of dollars annually to Israel and stockpile her ...

Common sense comment on climate

To the editor: Finally, a common sense voice in your paper this morning that probably goes unread in favor of left and right wing extremes (the Green New Deal and the fake National Border Emergency). Mona Charen’s “If you’re serious about climate...” lays out the case for ...

Mark calendar for Township Day March 12

To the editor: Residents of Minnesota’s 1,781 townships have the unique opportunity to participate Township Day on Tuesday, March 12. The annual meeting on Township Day is what really sets townships apart from other forms of local government. At this meeting, residents have a direct voice ...

Thou Shalt Not Kill

To the editor: Sadly, only three Democrats in the Senate voted in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act bill which would have protected the lives of babies who have survived an abortion and are living on their own outside of their mother’s womb. Our society has now ...

New Ulm getting gouged again on gas

To the editor: Here we go again: gasoline prices take a big jump upward. In the past two weeks, gasoline prices in New Ulm jumped 25 cents… New Ulm seems to be one of the first to raise gas prices—but one of the last to come back down. Mankato, just 30 miles to the east, is selling ...