Letters

Don’t dismiss global warming

To the editor: In response to the recent letter to the editor on climate change that cites little data: While I know the author and love her dearly as a person, I feel compelled to speak out to try to foster a better understanding of our situation. Let me be very clear: Climate change is ...

SSTC/CHDC clarification

To the editor: The State Street Theater Company (SSTC) is grateful to The Journal for coverage of both the capital campaign, the Saturday evening concert, and some background on events around the theater in its article of March 17, 2017. The latter is quite complex, so it is understandable ...

DFL’s position misrepresented

To the editor: The statement in Thursday’s “Our View” that Governor Dayton and the DFL want to issue enhanced IDs (Real IDs) to undocumented immigrants is not accurate. For a few years now there has been discussion about creating a second tier license for undocumented persons. The ...

Little data for predicting climate change

To the editor: After a conversation with my son about President Trump’s recently submitted budget proposal with its cutting of environmental subsidies, I did a little “global warming” research and found the following, which was submitted by the name “Tinareno.” Because it so ...

Keep Fairfax funds in Renville County

To the editor: I live in Fairfax and am confused and have concerns on why the Fairfax EDA or Fairfax City Council would have interest in Fort Ridgley’s golf course, which is located in Nicollet County and not Renville County. For those of you on the Fairfax EDA Board and on the City ...

Eagles thankful for support

To the editor: The players and coaching staff of the New Ulm Eagles Girls basketball team would like to thank the community and students and staff of ISD 88 for the tremendous support given to our team during this past season. To play in front of the large and enthusiastic crowds we had at our ...

Doesn’t want ‘gender war’

To the editor: To Carolyn Borgen: I stand by my letter as written and you proved my points. Whether you persist or desist I just don’t want to see us proceeding into “gender wars” as that does no one any good and we all need each other. Our current administration is striving to help ALL ...

Support for Fort Ridgely

To the editor: I am proud to report that the Nicollet County Board of Commissioners approved a one-time $5,000 pledge to the city of Fairfax to go toward the operations and capital expenses of leasing the Fort Ridgely Golf Course. Although I am fiscally conservative, I considered it prudent ...

In response to Women’s Marchers letter

To the editor: I would like to take the time to address the letter by Bonnie Howk that says the Women’s Marchers are not very ladylike. For us to not stomp on your rights and put our families first. I would like to give those who feel this way a reminder on what the Women’s Marches have ...

Women’s marchers not very ladylike

To the editor: I guess we survived the liberal ladies day to complain about whatever their problems are now. As I was trying to figure out just why they were marching, yelling, etc. I thought, “This isn’t very lady-like.” God created male, then female, and I’m satisfied/happy being a ...

Impact of the American Health Care Act

To the editor: Healthcare is expensive, and as a society we are struggling with how to keep the largest number of people healthy with the least amount of money. Since 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been our nation’s attempt to address both of these issues. It imposed taxes on ...

Health Care for all important

To the editor: Your recent editorials have expressed hostility to the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. You have failed to discuss why the United States stands alone among the other advanced industrial nations in failing to provide health care to all of its citizens. Health care is much ...

Keep improving health with continued funding for SHIP

To the editor: Here in New Ulm, we’re all extremely proud of the success we’ve seen among ourselves, our family members, neighbors and coworkers, who’ve taken steps to improve their health. Although The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) has played an important role, the project certainly ...

Monitor v. Merrimac anniversary

To the editor: 155 years ago today a four-hour sea battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) ended the more the 3,000 year reign of wooden-ship navies of the world. That brief battle made obsolete the greatest and most powerful and expensive navy in the world, the ...

Sessions tempest without merit

To the editor: Our Senator Al Franken has again, wittingly or unwittingly, started a tempest in a teapot. His question to then Senator Jeff Sessions at his Senate Judiciary Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General was, I think, a convoluted, hypothetical, what-if type question. Here is ...

Appreciating Sean Howk’s hard work

To the editor: Every time I look at the picture of Sean Howk in Saturday’s Journal, I feel deep appreciation for his work ethic. In spite of the pain that often accompanies any sport, athletes continue to show up for practice and competition. Thank you to all the coaches, parents, and ...

Rural reality and factory farms

To the editor: When you look at the bills being pushed at our State Capitol this year it appears many legislators think that what people living in rural and small town Minnesota want are more factory farms and less of a say in what happens in our community. Nothing is further from reality. ...

DeVos will be good for education

To the editor: I feel Betsy DeVos should be good for our educational system. I am responding to a previous letter about schools available to New Ulm students, and a statement made that New Ulm is a homogenous and fairly affluent community. Unless you haven’t been paying attention over the ...

Silencing the voices of our democracy

To the editor: Recently there has been a growing pressure to silence voices on a local, state, and national level. I am deeply concerned that Minnesota GOP Representatives including Rep. Torkelson, voted to continue allowing the Speaker to use a mute button to silence the voices of fellow ...

Can we unite to save the oceans?

To the editor: The world’s oceans are under severe stress from plastic pollution, over-fishing, and climate change. In Indonesia, businesses give away 10 million plastic bags a year which ultimately end up in rivers and the ocean. Most countries do not have any recycling operations (China, ...

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