Letters

What Hagedorn did in D.C. earns this vote

To the editor: The Democrats and Dan Feehan have spent millions of dollars deriding Jim Hagedorn as a “Washington Insider” because he was employed by the Treasury Department (while, apparently, Dan Feehan’s politically-appointed position at the Defense Department is considered ...

Brown County Sheriff’s Office is doing great work

To the editor: The campaign for Brown County Sheriff is coming to an end. There has been a tremendous amount of information shared by both Chief Deputy Seidl and Sr. lnvestigator Hohensee. For me it comes down to whether or not a change is needed or if the current team is on track ...

Empathy for the unborn

To the editor: In my April 6, 2018 issue of ‘Science’ I read where a researcher studying octopuses became horrified that anesthetic drugs might be mere muscle relaxants, blocking motion, but not sensation of pain while doing surgery. Could this kind of ‘empathy’ be also applied to ...

Hagedorn in 1st District

To the editor: In the race for Congress, there is a clear philosophical choice. Jim Hagedorn has been endorsed by Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life for his ardent defense of the right to life. Dan Feehan has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood because he supports unrestricted and ...

Walz and Feehan are best choices

To the editor: There are many important choices to make on November 6. But the Minnesota governorship and the U.S. Representative for the 1st district will do much to set the direction of our democracy going forward. Tim Walz and Dan Feehan are clearly the best choice. They have much in ...

Springfield officers support Seidl

To the editor: The members of the Springfield Police Department Officer’s Union; Law Enforcement Labor Service (LELS) Local #417 endorses Brown County Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Jason Seidl for Brown County Sheriff. This vote passed unanimously. Over the past weeks we have had the ...

Feehan has roots in First District

To the editor: First District candidate Dan Feehan was born in Minnesota and raised in then First District Red Wing. He left at age 14 because his parents moved. Imagine that, he went right along with them. He now lives in the First District. He attended college elsewhere and served in ...

Voting for Beussman

To the editor: I agree that the endorsement of Mayor Robert Beussman is proper. He deserves the opportunity to continue to serve us so that his efforts are not cut short, especially in the Highway 14 issues. I will vote STATUS QUO in our mayor’s office this election year. Denis J. ...

In memory of Fr. Jack Brunner

To the editor: It was in 1987 that I first met Fr. Jack Brunner, and it was easy to see that he was a priest who was about to get things done. As the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Superintendent, Fr. Jack established committees to supervise the daunting task of raising five million dollars to ...

Support for Hohensee

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Jeff Hohensee for Brown County Sheriff. I have had the opportunity to work with both candidates throughout my 18-year law enforcement career and Jeff Hohensee is the clear choice as the next Brown County Sheriff. Jeff started out his ...

Hohensee has experience in battle against drugs

To the editor: Our country is suffering a serious drug abuse epidemic. Over 64,000 Americans lost their lives to drug poisonings in 2016 and last year that number increased to 72,000. During 2017 alone, 55,000 Minnesotans were treated for substance abuse, and opioids and heroin were ...

Seidl has demeanor of a leader

To the editor: We’ve had the pleasure to meet Jason Seidl when our sons joined the local hockey and baseball teams that were coached by him and others. We, the Richs, were new to the Brown County area and the Essers are long-time residents of the community. Neither of our families had known ...

Vote for Veerkamp in Fifth Commissioners District

To the editor: I am writing this letter to support Jeff Veerkamp for District Five Brown County Commissioner. I have known Jeff all his life as a resident of Comfrey. He is a family man, farmer, business man and serves on many organizations in the Comfrey community. Jeff is active in his ...

Sleepy Eye departments support Seidl

To the editor: We are writing this letter to assure you Jason Seidl is the best candidate to continue with the quality service our Brown County Sheriff’s Department has offered its citizens for many years. We work side by side with the Sheriff’s department on a regular basis. The staff ...

SEPD officers for Seidl

To the editor: Members of the Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) Union Local #300 voted by a count of 6-0 in favor of endorsing Chief Deputy Jason Seidl in his candidacy for Brown County Sheriff. Local #300 is comprised of Patrol Officers with the Sleepy Eye Police Department. Officers ...

Hohensee led DTF to fiscal stability

To the editor: My name is Kristi Hose. I worked for the New Ulm Police Department for 13 years and served as the Administrative Assistant for the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force (DTF) under both Commander Jeff Hohensee and Commander Jodi Gladis. Statements made about Hohensee ...

Retired NU Police Chief Erv Weinkauf supports Seidl

To the editor: When voters go to the polls to elect a sheriff for Brown County, they should consider the attributes that make a competent sheriff — education, work and administrative experience, and working relationships with fellow and county employees from various departments. Prior to ...

Former St. James chief of police supports Hohensee

To the editor: I would like to show my support for Jeff Hohensee in his bid to be the next Brown County Sheriff. I write this letter of support because I have seen firsthand how Jeff works in law enforcement. I have known Jeff for 20 plus years, he has always had a true willingness to work ...

Hagedorn does not represent Minnesota values

To the editor: In 2002, Hagedorn was a blogger. On Nov. 5, he authored a lengthy blog titled Election 2002 Master Analysis in which he predicted the outcomes of various elections. It reads like a bully’s manifesto in which he disparages women, the physically disabled, Native Americans and ...

Kathleen Backer for Mayor

To the editor: The Journal’s summary of the qualities of both mayoral candidates was comprehensive. We disagree with the conclusion reached. Let’s think back to when Joel Albrecht had completed two terms as mayor and was seeking a third. Mr. Beussman ran against him; a majority of the ...

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