Letters

Use funds to clean up parks

To the editor: To The Park and Rrcreation Commission: You have $180,000 in a park account. Well it would be nice to clean up Riverside Park. Then you could go down to Minnecon park and clean it up. That mud pit you call a boat landing. Someone went and shoveled all the mud off to the side so ...

Fairbairn throws support to Seidl

To the editor: I would like to take the time to thank the people who supported me in my campaign for Brown County Sheriff. While on the campaign trail, I met some amazing people throughout Brown County and really appreciated their time and kind words. I would also like to thank my family and ...

President has 1st amendment rights, too

To the editor: This morning (August 16) CNN and the Associated Press reported some three hundred newspapers, led by the Boston Globe, coordinated an editorial page attack on President Trump asserting criticism of the media is unacceptable and an attack on First Amendment freedom of the press. ...

The Seventh North Bridge

To the editor: Rising arches up so high, Earthen mounds on either side, Reaching into the blue sky; Over them we soon will ride. Workers struggled these months long, Setting pillars into place; Making sure they would be strong; Holding beams out into space. Exit ramps come down ...

Celebrating Teen Court on Wednesday

To the editor: In the fall of 1998, Brown County Probation started a juvenile diversion program called “Teen Court” where trained adolescents sat in a courtroom and questioned their peers charged with a petty level crime. After some deliberation in a jury room, the Teen Court Jurors ...

Thanks for Boys State opportunity

To the editor: I would like to thank the New Ulm American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 for sponsoring and supporting my trips to Boys State and Boys Nation. Boys Nation took place from July 20 to July 28. I think the weeks of Boys State and of Boys Nation will shape my life. At Boys ...

Supporting Hohensee for Brown County sheriff

To the editor: I have known Jeff Hohensee since he started his career with the New Ulm Police Department (NUPD) in 1991. In his first 3 months, he accepted the challenge of working as an Undercover Officer and assisted in conducting a successful narcotics investigation. Since that time, ...

Nicollet County investigator endorses Hohensee

To the editor: To the voters of Brown County: It is my pleasure to endorse Jeff Hohensee for Sheriff in Brown County. I have worked for the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office for 24 years; 12 years as a deputy and 12 years as an investigator. Over the course of my career, I have worked ...

Sheriff Hoffmann supports Seidl

To the editor: I want everyone to know how grateful I am for the opportunity to serve as your Brown County Sheriff for the past 12 years. I feel very blessed to work with the truly incredible staff that ensures our citizens have a safe and secure place to live and work. That being said, ...

Former Drug Force commander supports Seidl

To the editor: My name is Jody Gladis and I just retired from the Marshall Police Department after 31.5 years of service. I am writing this letter in support of Chief Deputy Jason Seidl for Sheriff. I was the Drug Task Force commander from 2012 until my retirement in July 2018. I have had ...

Nelson’s tactics deserve rejection on Aug. 14

To the editor: I am writing this letter to express my support for Jim Hagedorn for Congress. In my years of following politics and watching candidates, I have never seen a harder working, more caring and decent man than Jim. I have been appalled and offended by the nastiness and outright ...

Jim Hagedorn is from here

To the editor: Jim Hagedorn is running for 1st District Congress and his GOP opponent has, as a last ditch effort, taken her campaign into the gutter with personal attacks and lies. Unfortunately, I don’t think this sort of behavior is over. Carla Nelson doesn’t want to run on the ...

Jim Hagedorn is one of us

To the editor: I have known Congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn for years and know him to be a man of uncommon faith and conservative values. Thus, I am appalled at Carla Nelson’s decision to engage in a campaign of distortions and half-truths. Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, ...

Election letters

The Journal will accept letter to the editor relating to the Aug. 14 primary elections up to Friday, Aug. 10. Letters endorsing candidates and issues will not be published after Sunday, Aug. 12, unless the editor determines a response to a previously published letter is in order. Please keep ...

Put kids first in education

To the editor: Let’s put kids, First!!. It is time to add more days to the school calendar. The USA is losing the economic battle to India, China, So. Korea and Japan where 200 — even 210 — days of Engaged Learning Time on Task (ELTOT) is normal. That is why the upcoming primary ...

Comparing administrations

To the editor: The Obama administrations major foreign policy initiatives destabilized Libya and provided billions to Iran which our State Dept. designated as the top state sponsor of terrorism. President Obama’s meekness toward Russia was demonstrated early in 2009 as he praised Putin ...

Recreation Trail and Utility Easement

To the editor: On July 17 the New Ulm City Council approved acquiring a Recreation Trail and Utility Easement from Prairie Land Development, LLP (PLD) at 1318 to 1330 Birchwood Drive. The New Ulm Bike Group would like to thank Prairie Land Development, LLP for donating this easement to the ...

Time to put our heads together

To the editor: HELLO NEW ULM!!! What can we really do to help in “filling up empty places?” When Herberger’s leaves there will be another large empty spot in downtown area! Let us get together in small groups, large groups and REALLY THINK, DO SOME RESEARCH, READ REPORTS, ASK ...

What does Putin have on him?

To the editor: What has Putin got on him? That is the obvious question that arises from the disgusting performance by the current occupant of the White House in his meeting with the Russian tyrant in Helsinki, Finland. What could explain that boot-licking performance by someone who likes to ...

Going forward is what counts

To the editor: It has been said the goal of the Russians is to weaken us from within. As politically divisive as we are with Trump Derangement Syndrome (about half of us are always angry) we seem to do quite well without their help. It started — almost the day after the election — with ...

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