Letters

Prochniak right choice for Auditor-Treasurer

To the editor: After attending the League of Women Voters forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24, I agree with The Journal’s endorsement. Jean Prochniak is the clear choice. After listening to Jean answer questions concerning the operation of the county’s Auditor-Treasurer position I was very ...

Kathleen Backer for mayor

To the editor: We, the citizens of New Ulm, are fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for our next Mayor on election day. Having two candidates makes it important that people show up to vote. I often hear people say things like, “I don’t have time to vote”, or “my vote won’t ...

The truth on Healthcare

To the editor: In 2010, Congressman Tim Walz voted for the Affordable Care Act. Today, Walz, Dan Feehan, and other Democrats are campaigning for further affordable healthcare. Why - because of the public outcries on the high cost of medical insurance? In our family, a son’s monthly ...

Disagree with endorsements

To the editor: We are writing to express our frustration with the reasoning behind some of the recent Journal editorial board endorsements. A number of recent endorsements state that the challengers are worthy of the office and are equally qualified for the position. However, in their ...

Michelle Zehnder Fisher has earned my vote

To the editor: I am privileged to have known Michelle Zehnder Fischer for the past 23 years and honored to endorse her for Nicollet County Attorney. As a Police Officer for the City of Saint Peter since 1992 I have had numerous opportunities to work with Zehnder Fisher. I can say without ...

Vote based on facts, not fear

To the editor: On social media Jim Hagedorn calls universal healthcare “nonsense.” Medicare is universal healthcare for seniors. Will Hagedorn support Medicare? It’s an important question, because Republicans once again passed a tax cut that did not pay for itself as promised. But ...

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 ...