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New Ulm’s treasure on the hill

To the editor: I am simply writing to make more locals aware of one of the joys of life in New Ulm – namely, Martin Luther College (MLC). The college is a major “player” in our town with advantages available to everyone: • the campus is well kept and full of pleasing public art ...

Assessment of Minnesota farmland

To the editor: As the property tax deadline of Nov. 15 approaches for Minnesota farmers they must ask themselves if they are being abused by the current assessment method. After several years of dropping commodity prices and corresponding farm incomes, how can it be that property assessments ...

Let’s boycott the NFL

To the editor: Let’s protest the NFL(National Football League). Protest by not watching their games on T.V. Ratings will go down and Revenue will go down. Don’t go to the games — save the money (No season tickets). Take the Family on vacation with the NFL savings Their Concessions ...

Thoughts on tax reform

To the editor: The Federal Budget passed. Tax Reform is next. When considering tax reform, including simplification, the issue of which deductions to eliminate and which to keep is being debated. Personally I favor a significant reduction marginal rates and eliminating some deductions. One ...

Thanks, Local Advisory Council on Mental Health

To the editor: I would like to take this time to thank the Local Advisory Council on Mental Health for the wonderful presentation by Cmdr. Dave Borchert last Monday at their Brown Bag luncheon presentation. The Local Advisory Council (LAC) works very hard to make sure that everyone knows ...

Many sidewalks need fixing

To the editor: New Ulm is overdue for a city-wide sidewalk inspection. Why? Because so many sidewalks are short of accepted safety standards These walks are dangerous for walkers, bikers, strollers and roller skaters. On my walks around the city, I would estimate 20% of sidewalks have ...

The MPCA lost credibility

To the editor: The credibility of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is on the ropes. The recent article in The Journal (MPCA says Minnesota River water quality is suffering, Oct. 3, 2017) and the MPCA report on which the article is based, demonstrate their extreme bias against ...

Tour of Manufacturing a success

To the editor: I would like to thank the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce for arranging the Manufacturing Tour of New Ulm businesses this past week. I was able to tour New Ulm Precision Tool, Elkay Manufacturing and United Commercial Upholstery this year and was so very impressed. All three ...

Have respect for the National Anthem

To the editor: We want to end the ungrateful lack of respect for the National Anthem. As young people we recited the Pledge of Allegiance and stood for the National Anthem at sporting eventss. In the service of the country I stood at attention and saluted the flag. I am a Vietnam veteran and ...

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 ...

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