Letters

Thank your retiring County Commissioners

To the editor: This note is to residents living in Brown and Nicollet County asking you to extend thanks to retiring commissioners Jim Berg and Dick Seeboth in Brown County and to commissioners Bruce Beatty and Dave Haack in Nicollet County. It has been my good fortune to work with these ...

Preliminary tax levy vs final tax levy comparison

To the editor: I thought The Journal’s readers would be interested in the past history regarding City of New Ulm preliminary levies and the final levy adopted. tax-levy-chart Far from being a conspiracy or bait and switch, as some have suggested, there have been years that the ...

Don’t fear immigrants’ differences

To the editor: I’m a NUHS Class of 2000 grad, and New Ulm will always have a piece of my heart. I loved growing up here, and made lifelong friends who are like family. This town provides a community feel that’s hard to find in a larger city, which I’ve realized since moving. One thing ...

Other priceless art in storage

To the editor: Marcel Duchamp is another “leading, internationally known artist, highly regarded in Europe for [his] abstract works that combined painting and sculpture in unique and novel ways.” The original version of his sculpture, “Fountain,” may be “mouldering in storage ...

Media should report responsibly

To the editor: This letter is a response to Kathleen Parker’s article on Dec. 6. Mr. Trump asks the media for fair treatment in his plans for the government. Her statement that those who burn the American flag rarely happens. I watched television adn the flag burnings are more frequent than ...

Obama’s executive orders

To the editor: I just read Greg Orear’s “What’s Going On” column in the Dec. 4 issue of The Journal. As usual I found his article to be entertaining if nothing else. His article pointed out the ups and downs of various Presidents of the United States comparing the number of their ...

Lincoln had his faults

To the editor: Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan were singled out as very bad presidents in Kremena Spengler’s column in the Oct. 18th Journal. Perhaps they were. But certain things about the next president should be kept in mind. He arrested leading citizens in great numbers, including ...

Little progress on Minnesota River flooding

To the editor: I see 100 years ago the New Ulm Mayor was concerned about the flooding of the Minnesota River Valley farm land. Boy, have we made progress. Where is the farm land now in the valley? mostly grown up into willows. We still try to pasture some of this bottom land and even this ...

Shag Road

To the Editor: Shag Road is a Cottonwood Township gravel road about five miles in length, located south east of New Ulm in the valley between the Minnesota River and the railroad tracks. There is only two ways to access Shag Road, one is up the motorcycle club hill and intersects with Hwy 15 ...

The budgetary process

To the editor:Did everyone get a chance to review their proposed 2017 city property tax estimate yet? Based on the number of emails and telephone calls, I am pretty sure most everyone received it! Maybe I can help by explaining the process...You received your notice based upon the worst case ...

Rigged elections must be investigated

To the editor:Most of us were skeptical when Donald Trump claimed nearly two months before the presidential election that the election was rigged. The assumption most of made was that he was claiming it would be rigged against him. Later the NSA reported there was a Russian plan to disrupt the ...

City property tax increase

To the editor:I am writing this letter out of concern for our city residents who have sent emails and called me and I am sure my fellow councilors regarding the shock of the estimated increase on the proposed tax statements recently mailed out. Speaking on my behalf we are NOT going to raise ...

City property tax increase

To the editor:I am writing this letter out of concern for our city residents who have sent emails and called me and I am sure my fellow councilors regarding the shock of the estimated increase on the proposed tax statements recently mailed out. Speaking on my behalf we are NOT going to raise ...

Nursing home rate ripoff

To the editor:I have received three 8-1/2x11 political advertisements from State Representative Paul Torkelson and State Senator Gary Dahms tell the public all the issues of concern that they will be working on or have done. Most politicians always tell the public what they are going to do to ...

Friends of Fort Ridgely on DNR decision

To the editor:The Friends of Fort Ridgely along with their supporters were disappointed with the DNR's response to the proposal for a group led by the City of Fairfax to operate the historic golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park. The proposal was a good faith effort to save the ninety year old ...

Never have we had protests like this

To the editor:I have been reading, studying and following politics since President Truman before I was old enough to vote.There has never been protests like now. This is NOT a protest because "they" didn't get their way, because "they" got a Republican as president elect. It is a protest ...

If only the federal government worked as well as local government

To the editor:I'm sure you are as relieved as I am that the 2016 elections are over. The results of this presidential election clearly show that many citizens were fed up with politics as usual. I hope our new president and his team represents our interests better than previous administrations, ...

Repainting donation from New Ulm Foundation

To the editor:I would like to make a clarification on the funding for the re-painting of the "Welcome to New Ulm" sign on the Burdick Elevator. It was reported this week that the New Ulm City Council accepted a $2,000 donation from the Minnesota Community Foundation, in addition to 13 ...

The evils of the Main Stream Media

To the editor:This election demonstrated conclusively that anyone who depends on the Main Stream Media for factual political information is woefully uninformed. It started during the 2008 election when Tom Brokaw, on PBS with Charlie Rose, commented: "We don't know a lot about Barack Obama We ...

Trump Protests

To the editor:I have been reading The Journal's editorials and letters to the editor regarding how terrible they think the post election demonstrations against President-elect Trump are. For the most part the demonstrations are peaceful with only isolated reports of vandalism or violence. There ...

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