Letters

Mental illnesses, let’s Make it OK

To the editor: Each year, one in four Americans from every walk of life experiences a mental illness. Most people live with the symptoms of a mental illness for ten years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma. The sooner people get treatment, the greater their chances of ...

More than just cancer treatment

To the editor: I recently was honored to be a part of the “Chillin’ with Your Cheerleaders” event sponsored by New Ulm Medical Center. I wanted to clarify who is a part of our celebration day. All too often people that are treated in our department are lumped together as cancer ...

Urge Target to reopen in New Ulm

To the editor: Target may be reopening stores previously closed. Let’s show them how much we miss them in New Ulm and urge a reopening here. Write a short email to these executive contacts: 1. JANNA Potts janna.potts@target.com 2. JOHN MULLIGAN john.mulligan@target.com 3 . BRIAN C. ...

Bill would let women see their ultrasound results

To the editor: Ultrasounds are usually performed before an abortion to verify the size and location of the unborn child and the appropriate abortion method, but women are generally not offered the chance to view them. A new bill, SF2849/HF3194, simply requires that when an ultrasound is ...

Hwy. 14 needs funding

To the editor: I am disheartened by the news that Hwy. 14 was not included in the Corridors of Commerce funding this year. I have grown up in New Ulm and have driven Hwy. 14 more times than I can count. I have seen more than my share of accidents on the highway. There have been many attempts ...

Humane Society

To the editor: I decided to get involved with the Brown County Humane Society after the Elvis the kitten incident. I turned in my membership form and dues along with my volunteer form and a letter introducing myself and outlining my experience with animals and fundraising. I got an email back ...

Control Garlic Mustard

To the editor: The month of May is the time to put forth a small effort and gain a big reward. Experience tells me to, “look for and control invasive garlic mustard.” This year, at my property, I found two plants. These were pulled, bagged, and properly eliminated. Left alone these two ...

An open letter to taxpayers…

To the editor: I am a New Ulm High School student graduating this May. For the past two years I have been taking Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) classes at Minnesota State University in Mankato. This program, funded by the tax money allocated for education, has allowed me to take ...

Republicans controlled by NRA

To the editor: Minnesotans are being held hostage at the tip of the barrel of the National Rifle Association (NRA) with the full connivance of the states’ Republican politicians. Republicans control both the state House of Representatives and the Senate. The leader of the Republicans in the ...

Driving is more than just a habit

To the editor: With the new road construction in and around the New Ulm area, there are many changes in our regular driving habits in and around town. The Highway 14 and Nicollet County 37 intersection interests me most. That is one of my most used roads to enter the south end of town. In ...

Angle and Welcome sign together

To the editor: The May 3rd Journal featured a great photo-story on its front page. The Angel of the Waters fountain picture is a truly magnificent depiction of a scene that also includes the unique WELCOME TO NEW ULM sign atop the grain elevators. Thanks to the generous offering by the ...

Beware of the red light runners

To the editor: Have you tried to cross Broadway yet at Center Street since the detour has been put into effect? Most of you know that I live downtown on South Broadway and have since 1979. This is just a warning to those who cross at Center and Broadway. Over the past two weeks while ...

Manmade aerosols and global warming

To the editor: The author of ‘Where are weather doomsday forecasters?’ (April 19), said: “Letter writers who subscribe to catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) have been silent for a few weeks.” and that: “ ..scientists have computed the climate impact of every nation ...

Schell’s limiting areas for pre-prom photos

To the editor: Over the years, Schell’s Brewery and Gardens has been a very popular spot for Pre-Prom pictures. Many, many students, their dates and family members come out to use our beautiful setting for this. Unfortunately, in the past, there has been quite a bit of damage done from ...

City Council needs to listen to the people

To the editor: I am writing this letter to bring attention to a concern about the current city council and some recent actions this council has taken. Look at their current and former employers. Almost all of them either work or have worked for the City of New Ulm, New Ulm Public Utilities, ...

Where are weather doomsday forecasters?

To the editor: Letter writers who subscribe to catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) have been silent for a few weeks. So far this month local temperatures have been about 20 degrees Fahrenheit below normal, with record snowfall and more predicted this week. Probably not a good ...

Buddy Poppy displays coming to New Ulm

To the editor: Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1648 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 will be asking for donations to display the Buddy Poppy Display Cards to local merchants on April 23 and 24, respectively. In 1923 the Buddy Poppy was fashioned by disabled and needy ...

Stop the 7% funding cut to services for Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens

To the editor: Three years ago, the state made a commitment to Minnesotans with disabilities and the direct care staff who support their independence. Due to a technical policy failure, the state is at risk of breaking that commitment and cutting tens of millions of dollars from the financial ...

Is Trump standing down in Syria?

Wednesday morning, President Trump jolted the nation with a tweet that contained both threat and taunt: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing ...

More on what the 2nd Amendment means

To the editor: As the death toll from gun violence mounts we are told that because of the Second Amendment nothing can be done to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. That is false. You have to wonder how many of those who make that argument have ever read the ...

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