Letters

Support for Fort Ridgely

To the editor: I am proud to report that the Nicollet County Board of Commissioners approved a one-time $5,000 pledge to the city of Fairfax to go toward the operations and capital expenses of leasing the Fort Ridgely Golf Course. Although I am fiscally conservative, I considered it prudent ...

In response to Women’s Marchers letter

To the editor: I would like to take the time to address the letter by Bonnie Howk that says the Women’s Marchers are not very ladylike. For us to not stomp on your rights and put our families first. I would like to give those who feel this way a reminder on what the Women’s Marches have ...

Women’s marchers not very ladylike

To the editor: I guess we survived the liberal ladies day to complain about whatever their problems are now. As I was trying to figure out just why they were marching, yelling, etc. I thought, “This isn’t very lady-like.” God created male, then female, and I’m satisfied/happy being a ...

Impact of the American Health Care Act

To the editor: Healthcare is expensive, and as a society we are struggling with how to keep the largest number of people healthy with the least amount of money. Since 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been our nation’s attempt to address both of these issues. It imposed taxes on ...

Health Care for all important

To the editor: Your recent editorials have expressed hostility to the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. You have failed to discuss why the United States stands alone among the other advanced industrial nations in failing to provide health care to all of its citizens. Health care is much ...

Keep improving health with continued funding for SHIP

To the editor: Here in New Ulm, we’re all extremely proud of the success we’ve seen among ourselves, our family members, neighbors and coworkers, who’ve taken steps to improve their health. Although The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) has played an important role, the project certainly ...

Monitor v. Merrimac anniversary

To the editor: 155 years ago today a four-hour sea battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) ended the more the 3,000 year reign of wooden-ship navies of the world. That brief battle made obsolete the greatest and most powerful and expensive navy in the world, the ...

Sessions tempest without merit

To the editor: Our Senator Al Franken has again, wittingly or unwittingly, started a tempest in a teapot. His question to then Senator Jeff Sessions at his Senate Judiciary Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General was, I think, a convoluted, hypothetical, what-if type question. Here is ...

Appreciating Sean Howk’s hard work

To the editor: Every time I look at the picture of Sean Howk in Saturday’s Journal, I feel deep appreciation for his work ethic. In spite of the pain that often accompanies any sport, athletes continue to show up for practice and competition. Thank you to all the coaches, parents, and ...

Rural reality and factory farms

To the editor: When you look at the bills being pushed at our State Capitol this year it appears many legislators think that what people living in rural and small town Minnesota want are more factory farms and less of a say in what happens in our community. Nothing is further from reality. ...

DeVos will be good for education

To the editor: I feel Betsy DeVos should be good for our educational system. I am responding to a previous letter about schools available to New Ulm students, and a statement made that New Ulm is a homogenous and fairly affluent community. Unless you haven’t been paying attention over the ...

Silencing the voices of our democracy

To the editor: Recently there has been a growing pressure to silence voices on a local, state, and national level. I am deeply concerned that Minnesota GOP Representatives including Rep. Torkelson, voted to continue allowing the Speaker to use a mute button to silence the voices of fellow ...

Can we unite to save the oceans?

To the editor: The world’s oceans are under severe stress from plastic pollution, over-fishing, and climate change. In Indonesia, businesses give away 10 million plastic bags a year which ultimately end up in rivers and the ocean. Most countries do not have any recycling operations (China, ...

Denying reporters access – what is gov’t hiding?

To the editor: Thank you for your level-headed and balanced editorial about “fake news” in the Thursday edition of The Journal. Finding the real facts in all of the misdirection and outright lying has been difficult since campaign time. And I honestly believe that more needs to be done to ...

Informing journalists vs. persuading journalists

To the editor: After reading Joan Krikava’s letter to the editor in Saturday’s Journal, I had to respond. I agree 100 percent with her comment “Thanks to all journalists that daily keep us informed.” The issue I have is with journalists that try to “persuade” us. If you want me to ...

Importance of a free press

To the editor: I was inspired by the editorial in Thursday’s journal regarding the importance of the free press. Kevin Sweeney expressed so well the importance of the press in keeping our country free. Dedicated journalists risk much to keep us informed. They are the heroes of the American ...

Thanks for views on fake news, media

To the editor: Mr. Sweeney, thank you for providing our community today (Feb. 23) with your views on fake news, the mainstream media, journalistic integrity, and, most importantly, the First Amendment to the US Constitution. I was very glad to read that you hold values that are a most ...

AP is wrong, Trump is right

To the editor: I’ve come to the conclusion that the Associated Press isn’t worth looking at anymore because their information often is not correct and their journalists add in their own little tidbits of bias. Their anti-Trump fact checking needs to be fact-checked as their whole ...

Reason to be afraid

To the editor: After having watched the entire one hour plus President Trump news conference on 2-16-17 I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Trump is a mental case. I fear for our nation and the world. Archie Pearson LaSalle

Mainstream media ignore important issues

To the editor: President Trump appeared to enjoy Thursday’s press conference. As the Liberal/progressive media seethed over its inability to control the narrative I recalled Al Capp and his comic strip. He derided student protestors in the 60s by attaching the acronym SWINE to them: ...

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