Letters

Calling all Goosetowners!

To the editor: Hi to all my Goosetown friends! This invitation is to all Goosetown residents, alumni (past residents), or any Goosetown supporters. All are invited to join us. On Saturday, Oct.7, fellow Goosetowners will meet at the Glockenspiel for the German-American Day Parade at 10:30 ...

Refusing to address the problem of guns

To the editor, Kudos to The Journal for their spot on take on how to handle the aftermath of the most recent mass shooting in the USA. “Calm heads needed...........” The editorial is correct, there should be no rush to judgment. It’s very important to find out if the perpetrator had ...

Kraft expansion marvelous for New Ulm

To the editor: Back in the mid-1950’s, a group of business leaders formed New Ulm Industries (today New Ulm Economic Development Corporation), using their own funds and their own financing, to both recruit and facilitate land acquisition, the first-ever city annexation of additional land, ...

Talented New Ulm alumni to be honored

To the editor: New Ulm has been richly blessed with talented people who will be honored by the ISD 88 Foundation Hall of Fame. Among those are four I am familiar with. Known to everyone as Flip Schulke, friend and confidant of Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali, gave the world iconic ...

Preserve Kiesling House historically

To the editor: As a former tour guide, I am disappointed to see that the preservation of the Kiesling House has divided parties ("New Ulm historic home stands at center of debate," StarTribune, Sept. 24). This should be a non-issue! Over the decades, town officials in Minnesota and beyond ...

Save Riverside Park: Part 3

To the editor: The Park and Recreation Department is once again trying to put a bike trail in Riverside Park. The last two times they tried this the trail would have been under water — it's in the flood plain. There is just no common sense in the Park and Recreation Department. This ...

Thanks from Kissimmee Utilities

(New Ulm Mayor Robert Beussman has passed along this letter of thanks from Kissimmee, Florida. He would like all to know of the good work done by the utility crew that traveled to Florida to help out in the wake of Hurricane Irma.) Dear Mayor Beussman: On behalf of the Kissimmee Utility ...

Pray for those living sinful lifestyle

To the editor: For those that say they believe in Christ Jesus: do you know what is going on in the world, your country, your state, in your community? Do you know that one of the senators from Minnesota speaks as though a Catholic should not be allowed to sit on the Seventh Circuit Court of ...

Dog Days in New Ulm

To the editor: Having had many experiences with the dogs of New Ulm, as a person who loves to walk and uses those sidewalks whose importance is discounted by some, I’ve more than noticed the current discussions regarding in what way dogs are to be “under direct control” in New Ulm. I ...

Suicide Prevention Week

To the editor: This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Each day our community is impacted by the loss of suicide. Whether it is someone who battles with thoughts of suicide, attempts suicide, or dies by suicide, we are impacted. Like a ripple in a calm pond, suicide changes the lives ...

The Dayton Dictatorship

To the editor: Ah yes, the Minnesota Supreme Court (MSC) has decided to open Pandora’s box. MSC recently decided that although Governor Dayton can’t abolish the legislative branch, he can however, line item veto funding for it (effectively eliminating its power). Their logic? The veto ...

Love Letter

To the editor: Dear St. Peter Family who received horrible hate mail, This is our love letter to you. If we were your neighbor, we’d love to tell you these simple things: -You enrich our community -Love is love -No one deserves to be treated horribly -You make our world ...

Golf cart tourism

To the editor: As I went to the mailbox this morning to grab the daily Journal, I noticed a strange new sight outside of my house. Parked on the side of the road were a couple of golf carts carrying tourists from Germany. (You could tell they were Germans by their Lederhosen and Dirndls.) ...

The right to secede from the union

To the editor: This letter is occasioned by comments about Robert E. Lee that appeared in the Aug. 21st (Mona Charen - “He made war on this country ...”) and Aug. 20th (Greg Orear - “He betrayed that oath and he betrayed his country ...”) issues of The Journal. In the response that ...

Provocateur journalism

To the editor: Seldom do I see a letter to the editor like Robin McKee’s of August 22 (Mainstream Media has biased agenda). But when I do the Comments that follow are almost a given. So after reading the Comments I decided to try a brief response in support of McKee’s position. I ...

Outstanding Senior Citizen honor

To the editor: Being nominated for this recognition award (Outstanding Senior Citizen of Brown County) is an honor, let alone being selected to recieve it in 2017. I must thank Bob Apitz for giving up some of his retirement time to complete this program for his 41st time. He will certainly ...

National Anthem protests are unpatriotic

To the editor: In reference to Jake Calhoun’s column in the August 17 sports section, let me say from the outset — intentionally kneeling or sitting in protest during the playing/singing of the national anthem is unpatriotic. It is a slap in the face of every veteran who has ever served ...

Mainstream Media has biased agenda

To the editor: In response to the “Our View” opinion of August 18, I have seriously considered dropping my subscription to The Journal because I am NOT a supporter of the biased news this newspaper and the Mainstream Media (MM) have been pushing at Americans since the last presidential ...

Respect for the national anthem

To the editor: I am writing about the column by Mr. Jake Calhoun (regarding professional athletes refusing to stand during the national anthem). He says the purpose of a newspaper is to promote a healthy constructive dialogue. You are in your own little echo chamber. The refusal to stand ...

Torkelson votes support Big Tobacco

To the editor: Why did Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) vote for the big tobacco companies and against the health of our children? Along with other Republicans, he voted at least twice to follow the wishes of Big Tobacco to freeze the cigarette tax, which has the effect of lowering that tax ...

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