Letters

Hoping there will be a bonding bill

To the editor: In The Journal article on Jan. 27 Gov. Dayton called for $75 million for the expansion of pre-k school funding. In The Journal on Jan. 28 Senator Dahms calls for $184 million for the expansion of Hwy. 14 to 4 lanes from Nicollet to New Ulm while Rep. Torkelson calls for $117 ...

International Optimist Day

To the editor: “International Optimist Day” is Feb. 2 and there are 2,500 clubs all over the  world with nearly 90,000 members who will be celebrating! The organization began  in New York City in 1911 and continues to spread around the world. The Optimist Club of New Ulm began in 1997 ...

Media bias

To the editor: After picking up my newspapers from the mailbox Saturday, Jan. 28 after the Pro-Life March on Friday Jan. 27 I looked at the front page and I was expecting a headline to read, “Vice-President Mike Pence speaks at Pro-Life rally” and there was nothing on the front page about ...

Opposition to Trump policies

To the editor: We write this letter in response to several recent letters regarding the Women’s March. One letter stated, “It’s important to keep in mind that Donald Trump was elected president based on his proposed policies, not his personality.” We couldn’t agree more. It is ...

March of liberal sore losers

To the editor: Sisters March or Woman’s March —  those are just a couple of names for last Saturday’s Women’s March. They had all kinds of Women’s Rights groups but what wasn’t allowed were women or sisters for the Pro-Life organization. They claim they weren’t marching against ...

Not buying liberal bias anymore

To the editor: Some in the Liberal Left — primarily the Media — just cannot comes to grips with reality. Instead, they continue their negative and biased narratives regarding our 45th President — President Trump — because they have no alternatives left. What is at play here is ...

Trump’s fantastic inaugural address

To the editor: I feel President Trump’s speech was fantastic and upbeat, stating that we, the forgotten men and women, will be forgotten no more and that he will work hard for we the people of the United States, striving to make all of our lives better. This would be a welcome change to the ...

March on Washington and respect

To the editor: I sincerely hope that those who are going to Washington to participate in the “Woman’s March in Washington” and to protest the Election of Donald Trump in search of “respect” realize that the organizers of this march have a strictly pro-choice/abortion platform. They ...

Ignoring rights of unborn women

To the editor: How ironic that the organizers of the  “Women’s March” in Washingtion DC  Saturday won’t let pro-life women’s  organizations march in their protest. “The Women’s March’s platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one,” say the ...

Sister Marches on Saturday

To the editor: I was happy to see your article in Thursday’s paper about two local women who will be participating in the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C. this Saturday. I’d like also make everyone aware that there are more than 300 sister marches taking place all over ...

Safe crossings are needed

To the editor: I am writing to express my disappointment in the New Ulm City Council’s decision to not move forward with the grant application process for a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon on Broadway at 4th S. Street. I am on the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Committee and I am a ...

He’ll gladly accept Gag painting

To the editor: I offer a sincere DANKESCHÖN to the citizens of New Ulm for the planned vote to display Anton Gag’s painting “Attack on New Ulm” in my living room, as reported by Kevin Sweeney in The Journal of Jan. 5. Unfortunately the only wall suitable in that room is already ...

Invest in safety of pedestrians on Broadway

To the editor: I would encourage the New Ulm City council to apply for the grant for a rectangular rapid flashing beacon for the intersection of Broadway and 4th South Street. Broadway is a four-lane state highway, and it is difficult to cross all four lanes at any of the uncontrolled ...

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

To the editor: Your editorial on Israel and the vote of 14 nations of the U.N. Security Council condemning Israel’s building of Jewish settlements on Palestinian occupied land in the West Bank and Jerusalem would have benefitted from an interview by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on ...

Kind service from the Police Department

To the editor: I am writing to thank the New Ulm Police Department for an early morning service provided to my 88-year-old mother on Tuesday morning. I was talking with mom Tuesday evening when she told me that about 1:30 a.m. she had nearly ventured outside. A flower pot that was hanging on ...

One supporter’s view of Obama

To the editor: Jonathan Turley is a law professor who has voted for Obama and who agrees with many of his policies. Yet he has said, “To be clear, I do not view President Obama as a dictator, but I do view him as a danger in his aggregation of executive power. It is not his motives bu his ...

It’s Merry ‘Christmas’

To the editor: The “Holiday Greetings”  insert in The Journal Dec. 15 displayed charming Christmastime artwork from New Ulm’s elementary schools.  The advertisements therein were of interest for what they said, and some for what they did not say.  I counted 45 ads, 26 of which ...

Fort Ridgely Master Plan

To the editor: The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to clarify a few issues that were included in the Dec. 14 letter written by Friends of Fort Ridgely President John Fritsche about the Fort Ridgely State Park master plan amendment. We invite the public to review of all of ...

Thanks for shoveling us out

To the editor: To whoever shoveled us out today (Sunday) — Thank you!! You are good people, and a blessing. Patti Lee Bock New Ulm

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