Letters

Sister Marches on Saturday

To the editor: I was happy to see your article in Thursday’s paper about two local women who will be participating in the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C. this Saturday. I’d like also make everyone aware that there are more than 300 sister marches taking place all over ...

Safe crossings are needed

To the editor: I am writing to express my disappointment in the New Ulm City Council’s decision to not move forward with the grant application process for a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon on Broadway at 4th S. Street. I am on the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Committee and I am a ...

He’ll gladly accept Gag painting

To the editor: I offer a sincere DANKESCHÖN to the citizens of New Ulm for the planned vote to display Anton Gag’s painting “Attack on New Ulm” in my living room, as reported by Kevin Sweeney in The Journal of Jan. 5. Unfortunately the only wall suitable in that room is already ...

Invest in safety of pedestrians on Broadway

To the editor: I would encourage the New Ulm City council to apply for the grant for a rectangular rapid flashing beacon for the intersection of Broadway and 4th South Street. Broadway is a four-lane state highway, and it is difficult to cross all four lanes at any of the uncontrolled ...

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

To the editor: Your editorial on Israel and the vote of 14 nations of the U.N. Security Council condemning Israel’s building of Jewish settlements on Palestinian occupied land in the West Bank and Jerusalem would have benefitted from an interview by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on ...

Kind service from the Police Department

To the editor: I am writing to thank the New Ulm Police Department for an early morning service provided to my 88-year-old mother on Tuesday morning. I was talking with mom Tuesday evening when she told me that about 1:30 a.m. she had nearly ventured outside. A flower pot that was hanging on ...

One supporter’s view of Obama

To the editor: Jonathan Turley is a law professor who has voted for Obama and who agrees with many of his policies. Yet he has said, “To be clear, I do not view President Obama as a dictator, but I do view him as a danger in his aggregation of executive power. It is not his motives bu his ...

It’s Merry ‘Christmas’

To the editor: The “Holiday Greetings”  insert in The Journal Dec. 15 displayed charming Christmastime artwork from New Ulm’s elementary schools.  The advertisements therein were of interest for what they said, and some for what they did not say.  I counted 45 ads, 26 of which ...

Fort Ridgely Master Plan

To the editor: The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to clarify a few issues that were included in the Dec. 14 letter written by Friends of Fort Ridgely President John Fritsche about the Fort Ridgely State Park master plan amendment. We invite the public to review of all of ...

Thanks for shoveling us out

To the editor: To whoever shoveled us out today (Sunday) — Thank you!! You are good people, and a blessing. Patti Lee Bock New Ulm

Thank your retiring County Commissioners

To the editor: This note is to residents living in Brown and Nicollet County asking you to extend thanks to retiring commissioners Jim Berg and Dick Seeboth in Brown County and to commissioners Bruce Beatty and Dave Haack in Nicollet County. It has been my good fortune to work with these ...

Preliminary tax levy vs final tax levy comparison

To the editor: I thought The Journal’s readers would be interested in the past history regarding City of New Ulm preliminary levies and the final levy adopted. tax-levy-chart Far from being a conspiracy or bait and switch, as some have suggested, there have been years that the ...

Don’t fear immigrants’ differences

To the editor: I’m a NUHS Class of 2000 grad, and New Ulm will always have a piece of my heart. I loved growing up here, and made lifelong friends who are like family. This town provides a community feel that’s hard to find in a larger city, which I’ve realized since moving. One thing ...

Other priceless art in storage

To the editor: Marcel Duchamp is another “leading, internationally known artist, highly regarded in Europe for [his] abstract works that combined painting and sculpture in unique and novel ways.” The original version of his sculpture, “Fountain,” may be “mouldering in storage ...

Media should report responsibly

To the editor: This letter is a response to Kathleen Parker’s article on Dec. 6. Mr. Trump asks the media for fair treatment in his plans for the government. Her statement that those who burn the American flag rarely happens. I watched television adn the flag burnings are more frequent than ...

Obama’s executive orders

To the editor: I just read Greg Orear’s “What’s Going On” column in the Dec. 4 issue of The Journal. As usual I found his article to be entertaining if nothing else. His article pointed out the ups and downs of various Presidents of the United States comparing the number of their ...

Lincoln had his faults

To the editor: Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan were singled out as very bad presidents in Kremena Spengler’s column in the Oct. 18th Journal. Perhaps they were. But certain things about the next president should be kept in mind. He arrested leading citizens in great numbers, including ...

Little progress on Minnesota River flooding

To the editor: I see 100 years ago the New Ulm Mayor was concerned about the flooding of the Minnesota River Valley farm land. Boy, have we made progress. Where is the farm land now in the valley? mostly grown up into willows. We still try to pasture some of this bottom land and even this ...

Shag Road

To the Editor: Shag Road is a Cottonwood Township gravel road about five miles in length, located south east of New Ulm in the valley between the Minnesota River and the railroad tracks. There is only two ways to access Shag Road, one is up the motorcycle club hill and intersects with Hwy 15 ...

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