Letters

Schell’s limiting areas for pre-prom photos

To the editor: Over the years, Schell’s Brewery and Gardens has been a very popular spot for Pre-Prom pictures. Many, many students, their dates and family members come out to use our beautiful setting for this. Unfortunately, in the past, there has been quite a bit of damage done from ...

City Council needs to listen to the people

To the editor: I am writing this letter to bring attention to a concern about the current city council and some recent actions this council has taken. Look at their current and former employers. Almost all of them either work or have worked for the City of New Ulm, New Ulm Public Utilities, ...

Where are weather doomsday forecasters?

To the editor: Letter writers who subscribe to catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) have been silent for a few weeks. So far this month local temperatures have been about 20 degrees Fahrenheit below normal, with record snowfall and more predicted this week. Probably not a good ...

Buddy Poppy displays coming to New Ulm

To the editor: Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1648 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 will be asking for donations to display the Buddy Poppy Display Cards to local merchants on April 23 and 24, respectively. In 1923 the Buddy Poppy was fashioned by disabled and needy ...

Stop the 7% funding cut to services for Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens

To the editor: Three years ago, the state made a commitment to Minnesotans with disabilities and the direct care staff who support their independence. Due to a technical policy failure, the state is at risk of breaking that commitment and cutting tens of millions of dollars from the financial ...

Is Trump standing down in Syria?

Wednesday morning, President Trump jolted the nation with a tweet that contained both threat and taunt: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing ...

More on what the 2nd Amendment means

To the editor: As the death toll from gun violence mounts we are told that because of the Second Amendment nothing can be done to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. That is false. You have to wonder how many of those who make that argument have ever read the ...

CROP Hunger Walk May 6

To the editor: The Brown County Area CROP WALK will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from a new starting place. We will leave from the German Park Pavilion (200 N. German St.) and follow the bike trail to the Brown County Food Shelf and back. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the walk begins ...

Stop the 7% cut to rates for disability supports

To the editor: Day programs across Minnesota that provide services to people who have disabilities are facing 7 percent cuts, putting services at risk. Some of these cuts are planned to take place July 1, 2018, with ALL individuals being affected in 2019. The Problem: In late February, the ...

Interpreting the 2nd Amendment

To the editor: In reference to a recent letter to the editor regarding his interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, I respond as follows: The Nazi gun control argument has been found to be counterfactual. It claims that gun regulations in the Third Reich rendered victims of the Holocaust ...

Legislature ignoring rural health care needs

To the editor: During 2017, the Minnesota Legislature took these steps on healthcare: • Insurance companies received a $549 million cushion against losses associated with the small number of patients with costly claims. This was meant as an inducement to keep these companies in the ...

Some thoughts on the gun debate

To the editor: I am not mad at anyone. Just a few random thoughts on the gun discussion. When all is said and done, most generally, more is said than done. I do not belong to the NRA. I do support the Second Amendment. At this time I know of no legislation pending to change or abolish ...

What else should students protest?

To the editor: The name shot from the page like a rocket. What name? E. Merrill Root. Books and articles by him have graced my shelves. What page? P. 90 in the March 12, 1961, issue of the Northwestern Lutheran, a publication of the Wisconsin Synod (since renamed Forward in Christ). On ...

The real purpose of the 2nd Amendment

To the editor: A recent letter spoke in favor of “Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation.” This letter was written by my fellow classmate from NUHS Class of 1979. My classmate and I differ on each other’s perception of “Common Sense” when it comes to gun control and the 2nd Amendment. ...

1998 Tornado Video online

To the editor: I would like to let The Journal readers know that the 3/29/1998 tornado video from which screen shots were taken , including the photo in Thursday’s Journal, is on facebook now. Thinking people may be interested in viewing the video, I posted it after family members ...

April Fool’s Day

To the editor: The coming April Fool’s Day reminds us how the meat, egg, and dairy industries play us for fools every day. The meat industry has developed a whole dictionary designed to fool unwary consumers. The flesh of pigs is called “pork” or “bacon” to fool viewers of ...

Magnificent Mozart performance

To the editor: I attended a presentation of Mozart’s Requiem in New Ulm’s Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. It was a beautiful synergy of music/edifice, a complete work of art, performed by the Saint Peter Choral Society — director: Sara McKay. I. Requiem aeternam dona eis — Grant them ...

Common sense

To the editor: I have been thinking long and hard about how to verbalize my support of Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation and how it is NOT anti-Second Amendment and it is not a support of “banning” or “confiscating” anyone’s weapons. I want to begin by pointing out that I served ...

Scouting for Food this Saturday

To the editor: This Saturday morning, March 24, Troop 25 Boy Scouts will be up and ready to go to pick up food for their annual “Scouting For Food” service project. We’re hoping every single house will participate by grabbing some nonperishable food and toiletry items and put them in a ...

Should be ashamed

To the editor: On the internet I watched the video of the gun violence march in Washington, DC. I also watched some segments on TV news and what I have seen is the same as what I have seen and heard for the last month since the shooting in Florida. I have seen school kids being scripted and ...

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