Letters

Reminders for safe biking not very safe

To the editor: There was an article on bicycling in The Journal issue of Saturday, April 8, titled “HONU issues reminders for safe bicycling.” Normally the HONU has good information and has done good work but in this case I believe that it gave some inaccurate and unsafe advice. The ...

Renewed faith in young people

To the editor: I was recently asked to speak with four classes at the New Um Public Middle School. The students I was to speak with are in Ms. Amanda Thorson’s sixth grade science classes. Ms. Thorson has been teaching them about the dangers of drugs and alcohol as well as smoking and ...

Keep cats at home

To the editor: Body parts, mutilated corpses, fouled sandboxes and vegetable gardens — all evidence of cats on the loose just doing their thing! While cats are not licensed in New Ulm, they are not allowed to roam at will, per local ordinance. However, many people feel it’s perfectly OK ...

Thank you, Gerald Woodley

To the editor: Gerald Woodley gave his energy and talent to the Brown County Humane Society during his lengthy tenure as a volunteer and board member and deserves thanks for his dedication. Through its many fundraisers and his public relations efforts, he reminded the community of the ...

Buddy Poppy displays coming to New Ulm

To the editor: Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1648 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 will be asking for donations to display the Buddy Poppy Display Cards to local merchants on April 25 and 26 respectively. In 1923 the Buddy Poppy was fashioned by disabled and needy ...

Compromise within the parties needed

To the editor: To expand on Roger Nelson’s March 28 letter (“We have to stay united for US to be strong”), I say passing legislation also necessitates compromise within the majority political party. A political party was voted the majority in Congress for a reason. I think most people ...

Single payer health care the way to go

To the editor: I humbly disagree with the writer of the letter in Tuesday’s Journal (“We have to stay united for US to be strong”) that health care is best left to the insurance companies. They are in the business of making a profit on our care. Instead, I propose we start looking ...

Real vs. government-enforced charity

To the editor: “Who REALLY Cares,” by Arthur C. Brooks, is a book that, in the words of Richard John Neuhaus, “documents the dramatic gap between those who talk about caring and those who actually care.” Brooks, raised in a politically liberal family, was forced by his research to ...

Special Vehicle Use meeting Wednesday

To the editor: This Wednesday, March 29, the New Ulm City Council subcommittee on Special Vehicle Use will meet to discuss a proposal to allow the use of vehicles in this category on the city streets. The Special Vehicle Catetory covers four kinds of vehicles: the ATV, UTV, golf cart and mini ...

We have to stay united for US to be strong

To the editor: David Nelson wrote a letter with the heading “How is this helping Americans?” We can all have an opinion of how things are to be done, usually there are more ways to accomplish them, but insurance is something that should have been left up to the insurance companies. Now ...

Maybe we need another government agency

To the editor: On the front page of your paper March 22, 2017 is an article about a cleanup on the Minnesota River; $82,000 in taxpayers’ money will need to be spent. I woner where the Army Corps of Engineers is, or where the DNR has been. Even our Highway Department has an engineer. This ...

Voters need more town meetings

To the editor: I noticed once again that the state senator and representative in District 19A, just across the river from New Ulm, held another set of Saturday town halls with their constituents. I applaud them for their commitment to communicating with their voters in this open and public ...

Scrap Obamacare

To the editor: I didn’t plan on writing more, but I was called out by name again. When it comes down to it, God is in charge of everything, good and bad, including the weather and changing seasons. In response to current events, my feelings on the health law should be to scrap Obamacare ...

Save the community garden

To the editor: Tuesday March 21 the article, “Public Hearing to be Set in Liquor License Violation.” Buried in the article was the disheartening news that Putting Greens Environmental Learning Center, community garden, and mini golf would be ending their lease on the land from the city. ...

Thanks for supporting RENU

To the editor: I would like to thank the following people for their support of the proposed RENU projects in New Ulm at the State Capitol last week: Representative Paul Torkelson for authoring HF659 and for his testimony, RENU Committee Member Bob Skillings for his testimony, Park and ...

How is this ‘helping all Americans’?

To the editor: This letter is in response to Bonnie Howk’s letter, “Doesn’t want gender war.” It is in direct response to the ridiculous assertion that “our current administration is striving to help all Americans.” I know that the current administration lives in a world of ...

Don’t dismiss global warming

To the editor: In response to the recent letter to the editor on climate change that cites little data: While I know the author and love her dearly as a person, I feel compelled to speak out to try to foster a better understanding of our situation. Let me be very clear: Climate change is ...

SSTC/CHDC clarification

To the editor: The State Street Theater Company (SSTC) is grateful to The Journal for coverage of both the capital campaign, the Saturday evening concert, and some background on events around the theater in its article of March 17, 2017. The latter is quite complex, so it is understandable ...

DFL’s position misrepresented

To the editor: The statement in Thursday’s “Our View” that Governor Dayton and the DFL want to issue enhanced IDs (Real IDs) to undocumented immigrants is not accurate. For a few years now there has been discussion about creating a second tier license for undocumented persons. The ...

Little data for predicting climate change

To the editor: After a conversation with my son about President Trump’s recently submitted budget proposal with its cutting of environmental subsidies, I did a little “global warming” research and found the following, which was submitted by the name “Tinareno.” Because it so ...

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