Letters

Journal Editorial Page

To the editor: I read with interest that The Journal won first place in the recent Minnesota newspaper contest for Editorial Page. As a reader of The Journal for about 25 years, this award was no surprise to me. I have always thought that the most remarkable thing about The Journal is its ...

That’s not the New Ulm I know

To Our City: In response to the ‘New Ulm resident receives racist hate mail’ article. I found it difficult to start writing this letter. I think because it happened here. Here in our community. In our quiet little city of New Ulm. I am not so naive to think that racism, bigotry, or ...

New Ulm Human Rights Commission responds to hate mail

To the editor: We, members of the New Ulm Human Rights Commission, would like to formally respond to a letter received by one of our long time New Ulm residents. The specifics of this unsigned letter are unable to be reprinted here due to the content, but suffice it to say it was peppered with ...

Being right more important than being first

To the editor: Congratulations to The Free Press’ Mark Fischenich for winning second place in both investigative reporting and hard news at the Jan 24 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention. Likewise to The Journal for first place in Editorial Page as a Whole for Dailies under 10,000 ...

Courtland missing an opportunity with water tower

To the editor: I am very disappointed in the Courtland City Council’s decision to make our $1,000,000 water tower look boring and in my opinion ugly. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a lasting impression on everyone that travels through our town. Why are we wasting it? ...

Being right more important than being first

To the editor: Congratulations to The Free Press’ Mark Fischenich for winning second place in both investigative reporting and hard news at the Jan 24 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention. Likewise to The Journal for first place in Editorial Page as a Whole for Dailies under 10,000 ...

Courtland missing an opportunity with water tower

To the editor: I am very disappointed in the Courtland City Council’s decision to make our $1,000,000 water tower look boring and in my opinion ugly. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a lasting impression on everyone that travels through our town. Why are we wasting it? ...

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

To the editor: January 2019 marks the 15th National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). Stalking is a pattern of behavior or conduct directed at a specific person that causes the person to feel afraid, nervous, harassed, or in danger. Stalking is unpredictable and dangerous. Some stalkers ...

Common sense, courtesy, and the closed door

To the editor: Virtually every home in America has walls and a door (or doors) which are most of the time closed and sometimes locked. Some homes also have fences and security systems and perhaps even walls to insure safety and protect property. Welcome family members are able to come in to ...

MVL grateful for recognition

To the editor: On behalf of everyone at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, I would like to thank Travis Rosenau and the New Ulm Journal for featuring our school in this week’s Lifestyle section of the Sunday paper. We greatly appreciated the work that Travis did to prepare for and ...

Fight against Alzheimer’s

To the editor: The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers. As an Alzheimer’s Advocate, it is my honor to represent them. With it being a new year, I would like to say ...

Wheelage tax

To the editor: Belated Holiday Greetings. As most of you know, NIcollet County as well as many other counties, levy a wheelage tax to help support our county roads. I became aware of a problem, thanks to Mr. Schmit and Mr. Beranek, with regards to our residents who have non-Nicollet County ...

Lots of good reasons to become a youth sports official

To the editor: The Lifestyle from The Journal, Sunday, Jan. 6 is a much welcomed and appreciated spotlight on a national youth and school level sports culture issue. I remember as a kid listening to the adults around me talk about game officiators. How they’re blind. How they’re dumb. ...

We will miss Chammy

To the editor: Our hearts are filled with sadness over the death of our dear neighborhood horse, Chammy. Two generations of children visited Chammy to feed him, to chat with him, pet his gentle head and how proud they were, each child knowing they had a personal claim to the adored, gentle, ...

The REAL ‘Big Swede’ wishes to clarify

To the editor: Letters to the editors have their time and place. It empowers free speech in a vast, blank space. I support it, the paper, and all that care to write, But when they use a name like yours; it creates such a plight. I am known as “The Big Swede,” yes I am. However, ...

Get serious about border security

To the editor: Anyone getting tired of CNN, MSNBC, The AP, etc. complaining about “President Trump’s shutdown”? I’m tired of the complaining by the media and Democrats, but I’m not tired of the shutdown. Seems to me the sun is still rising in the East and setting in the West. This ...

Thank you, ‘Big Swede’

Thank you, ‘Big Swede’ To the editor: I’d like to send a special thank you to “Big Swede” for sending me your letter. It is the first “negative” letter I’ve ever received regarding my letters to the editor. Unfortunately, you called me an idiot for supporting President Trump ...

‘Our Night Sky’ at library

To the editor: Our New Ulm Public Library is presenting another series on our universe, beginning Thursday evening, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m. It is titled “Our Night Sky” and it is a fitting follow-up to last year’s Hubble Telescope series. The next five Thursday evenings will tell us about ...

New Ulm’s patron saint

To the editor: With so much division, perceived offenses, anger and mistrust in the world these days, it is essential to take the time to point out and honor individuals who truly bring joy to their community. New Ulm is blessed with one such individual. A humble man with a strong desire ...

Trump, the Wall and CO2

To the editor, In response to Tony Miller’s letter regarding President Trump: It takes a lot of courage to admit you think Trump is doing a good job. He is not perfect, but I too think he is making good history as the president of the United States. If all the effort to bring him down were ...