Letters

Merry Christmas

To the editor: There are many good people in this world,sometimes we forget this, but today my husband was shopping at Hy-Vee and a lady in the line decided to buy what he had in his cart also. He came home and told me this and I didn’t believe him at first. I said nobody does that anymore. ...

Give to The Arts!

To the editor: We represent members of the board and friends of The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, a community arts center in downtown New Ulm. It has been four years this December since we completed the renovation of our building and had a public grand opening. We are now looking to the ...

Thank commissioners for doing the right thing

To the editor: We want to thank the Brown County Commissioners for making the right decision by not supporting the request of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to help provide free well water testing. The commissioners correctly recognized that there is no such thing as a “free” ...

The shoe doesn’t fit

To the editor: A letter here Monday described the legislative process of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as “the shoe being on the other foot”. Not even close. The ACA’s legislative process lasted six months. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was ...

‘Religious Liberty’ in the USA

To the editor: “They won’t go away”, begins the The Journal’s Dec. 12 editorial. Well, our whole American Way has, more or less, invited them! “They.” of course, being the sect pecking away at Belle Plaine and their veterans’ park; to displace, replace and now compensate, for ...

No Dream, no CR

To the editor: On Sept. 5, President Trump announced that he was terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This Obama-era program provides relief from deportation for an estimated 800,000 young immigrants. Because Trump terminated DACA, over 10,000 “Dreamers” ...

Getting the facts straight

To the editor: I am responding to Mr. Brand’s letter published in Monday’s Journal, likening the current tax bill working its way through Congress to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. Mr. Brand believes that Representative Pelosi made a statement in 2010 that Congress ...

The shoe is on the other foot…

To the editor: On Wednesday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was crying that Democrats didn’t know what was in the tax reform bill being pushed by the Republicans. How short her memory: a few years ago when Democrats pushed through the Obamacare bill because they had control of both ...

The history of the garlands

To the editor: Today’s (Dec. 14) Journal article indicated that the tradition of New Ulm’s Christmas garland began in 1925. The tradition began in 1933. “In 1933, the “Christmas dress” changed. After eight years the practice of placing and decorating Christmas trees along ...

See posters in color

To the editor: In the Sunday November 26th edition of The Journal there was a nice article about the 2017 Lions Club of New Ulm Peace Poster contest and the three ISD 88 6th grade students who were winners. A black and white picture of the three winners and their posters was included with ...

Resolutions could resurrect farming

To the editor: The NFO meeting of 12-2-17 put forth resolutions which could resurrect ‘Farmer’ as a species in this country: 1. Enact anti-trust legislation to protect farmers in the marketplace; 2. Enforce anticorporation farm law to prevent corporations and cooperatives from ...

Thanksgiving past, present, future?

To the editor: Two vets helped pull a fifth wheel camper from New Mexico before Thanksgiving. 10 p.m. they arrived at New Ulm’s Green Mill. Their stay and meal at the motor inn was well received. The morning’s drive to the farm at Sleepy Eye saw southern Minnesota lay bare; crops ...

An official Banana Republic

To the editor: Congratulations are in order! After one year of valiant effort by the Republicans in the U.S. Congress, President Trump and the Donor Class we have received our official certification as a Banana Republic. Three Cheers! Hip, Hip, Hurrah! Break out the champagne! Dr. ...

November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month 

To the editor: Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a rare, complex and chronic lung disease which currently has no cure. PH, or high blood pressure in the lungs, makes it difficult for the patient to receive adequate oxygen and forces the heart to work harder, often resulting in heart failure and ...

A letter to Sen. Franken

To the editor: Open letter to: Sen. Al Franken, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Senator, today you are caught up in the sexual misconduct scandal for some things you did in the past. Things that you did to get a laugh, or in hopes of filling your own desires. Your ...

So much for balance of power

To the editor: So the verdict is in. Our Supreme Court has ruled that Governor Dayton has the power to line item veto funding for our State Legislature. Only in our left leaning State of Minnesota could this happen. Do we still believe our courts are non-political? Several months ago I ...

Why the Red Kettle is important

To the editor: You will be seeing red kettles from now until Christmas and I hope you will consider dropping coins and currency into them. Did you know that most of the money raised in the kettles stays right here in Brown County to support many important programs? Without your donation, ...

Agreed – Support local businesses

To the editor: Having once taken umbrage with Mr. Orear in print about one of his articles, I felt it only fair to point out my agreement to his article dated 11/19/17. When I lived in Gibbon, I found myself in need of a garage door. I went to the local hardware store and purchased one. As ...

Ag tax credit and school bonds

To the editor: Ag tax credit helps balance the needs for student learning with an equitable tax on farmland Just as people need to update or improve or add onto their house after a few years, schools also face maintenance and upgrade needs – or sometimes a new house to replace an older ...

Greyhounds show their mettle

To the editor: The Cathedral Greyhounds Football team has one more tough game before they can bring home a Section Trophy, but in our minds, they brought home a victory that needs no trophy this past Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds faced a team that committed over 9 personal fouls on the ...

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