Letters

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To the editor: As we all know from reading the papers and surfing the web, President Trump has withdrawn US support from the Paris Climate Agreement.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 ...

Don’t go backwards downtown

To the editor: I see there’s still discussion about making downtown Minnesota Street a two-way street and making things more bicycle friendly. The last I heard was that bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. were banned from the downtown sidewalks as being hazards to the pedestrians. ...

Who’s to blame now?

To the editor: I recently received a legislative update from Rep. Paul Torkelson complaining that Governor Dayton just will not negotiate on the buffer bill provisions of the Ag bill whereas he (Rep. Torkelson) works in a bipartisan fashion. This reminds me of school yard boys complaining ...

Property tax burden on business

To the editor: Design Home Center is a local business that relies on support from our community, and we do our best to keep our dollars locally. This means purchasing everything from office supplies to appliances in town. We partner with local suppliers, contractors and builders. We pride ...

All children should be loved and cared for

To the editor: The picture of Jimmy Kimmel’s new born son, as shown on TV news reports, speaks volumes. Of course, any new born baby with a heart defect or any other life threatening condition would deserve immediate attention. When the TV news channels showed the picture of this ...

National Stroke Awareness Month

To the editor: May is National Stroke Awareness Month! Minnesota Brain Injury Force shares the following information from the National Stroke Association: “In 2017, the National Stroke Association is turning the spotlight on the rising incidence of stroke among young people. According ...

“Change is a constant”

To the editor: After meeting with some Chamber Members on the topic of workforce availability, housing and seeing the masses of orange cones on Broadway, it is clear we have challenges in our community. At the Chamber, we see the cyclical nature of the business climate and know “change is ...

Economic development important to community’s success

To the editor: We celebrate Economic Development Week May 8-13 and the role economic development plays in making our communities better places to live and work. Heartland Consumers Power District is proud to partner with New Ulm to improve the economic well-being of the community through ...

Dog Park Safety

To the editor: Happy Tails New Ulm Dog Park is a safe, fenced-in space in New Ulm where dogs can exercise and play together off leash. The park was made possible by the hard work of volunteers and generous donors, as well as the City of New Ulm for providing the land. Bring your vaccinated ...

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