Letters

22nd Annual Brown County Relay For Life

To the editor: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Committee of Brown County would like to invite the public to the 22nd annual Relay For Life event to be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm. It is a great time to show your support for all cancer ...

Put Popcorn Wagon in Parade

To the editor: In just a short while, Bavarian Blast will showcase New Ulm’s biggest summer festival. One of the many highlights of The Blast occurs on Sunday, that being the Parade. As usual, New Ulm will be well represented by the likes of the New Ulm Battery, Schell’s Brewery, Concord ...

July 3rd Celebration

To the editor: Monday evening, July 3rd, 2017, marks the 5th year of a truly patriotic anniversary — the conclusion of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. It was the largest battle ever fought on the American continent and was a turning point in the tragic Civil War which was ...

The American Health and Wealth Connection

To the editor: Today when I was watching Democracy Now!, an independently run and funded news source, I saw protesters in the nation’s capital being removed from their wheelchairs. They were protesting the aggressive cuts to Medicare that, according to a review by Annals of Internal ...

When did cataclysm happen?

To the editor: Recent drilling samples taken from the 110-mile diameter Chicxulub impact crater located under the Gulf of Mexico indicate its formation must have required an energy equivalent to some 4 million 50-megaton H-bombs. After going through over 200 issues of my science ...

Deer ticks cause Lyme disease

To the editor: Thank you for the article about the importance of not feeding the deer in New Ulm. It is against the law for several very good reasons but for me, the most important reason is that a high density deer population carries deer ticks and deer ticks cause Lyme disease. Lyme ...

Thanks to Rep. Paul Torkelson

To the editor: Thank you to Rep. Paul Torkelson – District 16B, Hanska, chair of the House Transportation Finance Committee, for his work during the 2017 Legislative session to pass a long term, comprehensive transportation funding bill for Minnesota. Chair Torkelson’s bill will provide ...

The process behind the permit

To the editor: Swine producers in Minnesota are proactive in their protection of the environment. Their commitment to environmental protection starts when they determine they need the facility. Great care goes into designing the facility for the protection of the environmental and comfort of ...

Focus federal loans to small farmers

To the editor: My name is MaDonna Sellner and I help out on Autumn Breeze Dairy which is in partnership between my husband David and son Christopher. In this time of low prices, it is not an easy time for family Dairies like ours. I know other small to mid-sized livestock producers raising ...

Current political situation

To the editor: According to Harvard Prof. Dershowitz President Trump is well within his constitutional rights to direct his FBI director to either pursue or drop an investigation: “Throughout American history presidents, including President Obama, have directed (not merely requested) the ...

Thanks to Spaeth Ford folks for their help

To the editor: I wish to thank the folks at Chuck Spaeth Ford for their quick response and consideration when I fell and suffered a broken neck on the street in front of the garage. I’m sure their care averted a worse outcome. Thanks again, you’re the good guys. Roger C. ...

Climate change debate far from consensus

To the editor: Thanks for the courage to print a column (Hysteria over Paris Pullout by Cal Thomas (June 4). It points out that the media and a lot of others have been duped into using the word “consensus” in regard to what is called global warming and climate change and ignoring anything ...

Energy Policy and the Future of the World

To the editor: As we all know from reading the papers and surfing the web, President Trump has withdrawn US support from the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement which was signed by 195 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change members. Before the ...

Trump treated with negativity

To the editor: A Harvard study of President Trump’s national news coverage found the percentage of negativity was: CNN 93 percent; NBC 93 percent; CBS 91 percent; FOX 52 percent; New York Times 87 percent; Washington Post 83 percent. It does not take a battery of intelligence agencies, the ...

Housing needs collaborative effort

To the editor: We appreciate the column by Journal Publisher Greg Orear on Sunday, lamenting the housing shortage in New Ulm. He highlighted an issue of great concern to many in our community including employers, Realtors, the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, school officials and others. ...

Let’s in-fill New Ulm first

To the editor: Before New Ulm annexes valuable contiguous farm land for housing, let’s in-fill the city first. I confess to little knowledge of real estate, construction, zoning, tax policy or the economics of land use. Nevertheless on May 22 I drove around the city and observed ...

Kris Wiley a joy to work with

To the editor: Recently we had the opportunity to work with Kris Wiley, Library Director of the New Ulm Public Library. Not only was she a wonderful host and representative of the library and its staff, but she provided us with a tremendous amount of support and assistance in making our ...

Keep city expansion out of farm fields

To the editor: According to Greg Orear in Sunday’s Journal, housing is the “biggest problem” and the solution is “annexing more land” because he sees “a lot of empty fields on Highways 14, 15, and 29.” We wonder which empty fields he is referring to. As members of the ...

Town meeting time excludes working people

To the editor: Despite numerous and frequent requests to hold town hall meetings when everyone can attend, Sen. Gary Dahms and Rep. Paul Torkelson, have demonstrated they don’t want to hear from their constituency. Once again they have scheduled their town hall meetings during the working ...

Disappointed with County Board process

To the editor: On Tuesday, May 16, the Brown county Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a hog confinement barn in Mulligan Township, less than a half mile from our home. As rural residents of this county, we should all look at this decision with trepidation. All ...

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