Letters

The budgetary process

To the editor:Did everyone get a chance to review their proposed 2017 city property tax estimate yet? Based on the number of emails and telephone calls, I am pretty sure most everyone received it! Maybe I can help by explaining the process...You received your notice based upon the worst case ...

Rigged elections must be investigated

To the editor:Most of us were skeptical when Donald Trump claimed nearly two months before the presidential election that the election was rigged. The assumption most of made was that he was claiming it would be rigged against him. Later the NSA reported there was a Russian plan to disrupt the ...

City property tax increase

To the editor:I am writing this letter out of concern for our city residents who have sent emails and called me and I am sure my fellow councilors regarding the shock of the estimated increase on the proposed tax statements recently mailed out. Speaking on my behalf we are NOT going to raise ...

City property tax increase

To the editor:I am writing this letter out of concern for our city residents who have sent emails and called me and I am sure my fellow councilors regarding the shock of the estimated increase on the proposed tax statements recently mailed out. Speaking on my behalf we are NOT going to raise ...

Nursing home rate ripoff

To the editor:I have received three 8-1/2x11 political advertisements from State Representative Paul Torkelson and State Senator Gary Dahms tell the public all the issues of concern that they will be working on or have done. Most politicians always tell the public what they are going to do to ...

Friends of Fort Ridgely on DNR decision

To the editor:The Friends of Fort Ridgely along with their supporters were disappointed with the DNR's response to the proposal for a group led by the City of Fairfax to operate the historic golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park. The proposal was a good faith effort to save the ninety year old ...

Never have we had protests like this

To the editor:I have been reading, studying and following politics since President Truman before I was old enough to vote.There has never been protests like now. This is NOT a protest because "they" didn't get their way, because "they" got a Republican as president elect. It is a protest ...

If only the federal government worked as well as local government

To the editor:I'm sure you are as relieved as I am that the 2016 elections are over. The results of this presidential election clearly show that many citizens were fed up with politics as usual. I hope our new president and his team represents our interests better than previous administrations, ...

Repainting donation from New Ulm Foundation

To the editor:I would like to make a clarification on the funding for the re-painting of the "Welcome to New Ulm" sign on the Burdick Elevator. It was reported this week that the New Ulm City Council accepted a $2,000 donation from the Minnesota Community Foundation, in addition to 13 ...

The evils of the Main Stream Media

To the editor:This election demonstrated conclusively that anyone who depends on the Main Stream Media for factual political information is woefully uninformed. It started during the 2008 election when Tom Brokaw, on PBS with Charlie Rose, commented: "We don't know a lot about Barack Obama We ...

Trump Protests

To the editor:I have been reading The Journal's editorials and letters to the editor regarding how terrible they think the post election demonstrations against President-elect Trump are. For the most part the demonstrations are peaceful with only isolated reports of vandalism or violence. There ...

Unity, not bullying

To the editor:Tuesday's letter calling for national unity was the equivalent of having a few beers while telling others not to drink. After one week Trump supporters are tired of crybabies protesting, vulgarity, hate, and unsubstantiated remarks about a legally elected president? Imagine how ...

Trump’s election is worth protesting

To the editor:I read with interest your Nov. 12, 2016 editorial in which you suggested that Trump protestors "wait until he does something worth criticizing." Did we watch the same campaign? He targeted the vulnerable among us, including people with disabilities, Muslims, and other minorities. ...

Trump protestors should grow up

To the editor:I'm tired of the protesting, rioting crybabies making uninformed, unsubstantiated remarks about our legally elected President-elect Donald Trump.Hillary's backers are spewing vulgarity and hatred from the rhetoric they were fed by Hillary and her biased media who refused to report ...

Trump chose his nasty public persona

To the editor:During the just-ended horrid campaign, I watched many people say on news programs that in private, Donald Trump is a very charming man. If that's true, then he chose to be a hate-spewing man who egged on supporters at rallies with anger and vitriol against people who disagree with ...

RENU committee thanks New Ulm

To the editor:Thank you New Ulm!!The passage of the extension of our local sales tax on Election Day by a 70-30 margin was awesome!!Many community members and organizations were involved in choosing the new sales tax projects and promoting its passage. Thank you to all involved and some in ...

Trump/Pence for a New Direction

To the editor:Although I was skeptical at first, I've come to the firm conclusion that a vote for Trump/Pence is the best choice for our country. Please consider this rationale.The Trump/Pence team advances a solid agenda that represents bold conservative thought - with a twist. A huge ...

Vote for Borchert

To the editor:I first met Dave Borchert about 17 years ago when he was going through the hiring process for a Police Officer position for the City of New Ulm. At the time, I was a member of the New Ulm Police Department and I was tasked with conducting background investigations on the police ...

Vote for a better New Ulm

To the editor:In 1966, New Ulm Mayor Dr. James Seifert said "complacency will make a community unattractive to new industry and an undesirable place in which to live." In 2016, the Board of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce wholeheartedly and unanimously supports the extension of the local ...

Borchert will provide strong leadership

To the editor:I would like to provide your readership with some brief personal thoughts regarding Dave Borchert, candidate for Brown County First District commissioner.Dave has my full confidence that if elected Brown County First District commissioner, he will give his full attention to County ...

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