Letters

Congratulations, Reds

To the editor: Congratulations to the Gibbon Reds baseball team! It seems only a short time ago that Tony Stadtherr walked up to me and asked “Claus, do you think we can get a baseball team going in Gibbon?” I replied “It takes money and warm bodies.” Tony said “I’ve got the ...

Thanks, BCHS

To the editor: I would like to thank the Brown County Humane Society (BCHS) and especially Theresa Grams for their dedication to animals in need. Theresa went out of her way last week to come to our home and pick up a mother cat who was very close to having her babies. It was obvious the ...

Testing

To the editor: God is sifting the chaff from the wheat. (Deuteronomy 13:3) President Trump nominated a Christian to be secretary of the Army, Mark Green a physician who once served alongside Army Special Operations troops. He is also a Tennessee State Senator and a Christian. Mark Green ...

Koch Brothers out to gut ACA to cut their taxes

To the editor: Articles on the Guardian and Moyers and Company web sites have explored the ideology behind the Koch brothers political network and the Republican Party’s opposition to public supported heath care. They feel that any money paid for Medical Assistance and Affordable Care Act ...

How’s this for paranormal phenomena?

To the editor: The Redwood County Museum is now featuring a collection of items associated with paranormal phenomena. This exhibition runs from May through October of this year and is owned by Adrian Lee, founder of the International Paranormal Society. On display are Ouija boards, dolls with ...

What’s in a name?

To the editor: Scaramouch: A boastful, cowardly character; a swaggering buffoon. From the Italian scaramuccio. Sound familiar??? Gene Brand Hanska

Republican control limited

To the editor: Most of us have heard it said: “Elections have consequences.” Seeing what happened during the Obama Administration and what has not happened in the U.S. Senate during the Trump Administration, maybe we should add “if Democrats win” to that sentence. Presently ...

City should take care of its boat landings

To the editor: A few years ago the city put a new boat landing in. Now it’s just like the last one, full of mud. Maybe it’s time to clean it out so the taxpayers can use it this year. And how about Riverside Park? The weeds are so high they could rent it out for duck blinds. So much for ...

Popcorn wagon too fragile for parade

To the editor: I have been asked by the Board of the Brown County Historical Society to reply to Mr. Keith Schwager’s Letter to The Editor, dated July 12, 2017. His well-intentioned letter asked the question, “Why is the popcorn wagon not in the Bavarian Blast parade?” As a previous ...

Well-deserved tribute to Steve Dittrich

To the editor: To Jim, or as I know him, Red Bastian and to the people of New Ulm, I thoroughly enjoyed your story on Steve Dittrich. Steve is a true representation of New Ulm. He is a congenial professional not just on a baseball field as an adjudacator, but off the field as well. I ...

Sleepy Eye councilor speaks out

To the editor: In response to the recently published articles, whatever the city employees think of me, whatever controversy this has created, I want the readers to know that I will remain steadfast in my duties to the city. The people who voted for me last November did so because they had ...

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 ...

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