Letters

Retired NU Police Chief Erv Weinkauf supports Seidl

To the editor: When voters go to the polls to elect a sheriff for Brown County, they should consider the attributes that make a competent sheriff — education, work and administrative experience, and working relationships with fellow and county employees from various departments. Prior to ...

Former St. James chief of police supports Hohensee

To the editor: I would like to show my support for Jeff Hohensee in his bid to be the next Brown County Sheriff. I write this letter of support because I have seen firsthand how Jeff works in law enforcement. I have known Jeff for 20 plus years, he has always had a true willingness to work ...

Hagedorn does not represent Minnesota values

To the editor: In 2002, Hagedorn was a blogger. On Nov. 5, he authored a lengthy blog titled Election 2002 Master Analysis in which he predicted the outcomes of various elections. It reads like a bully’s manifesto in which he disparages women, the physically disabled, Native Americans and ...

Kathleen Backer for Mayor

To the editor: The Journal’s summary of the qualities of both mayoral candidates was comprehensive. We disagree with the conclusion reached. Let’s think back to when Joel Albrecht had completed two terms as mayor and was seeking a third. Mr. Beussman ran against him; a majority of the ...

Christensen supports Hohensee for sheriff

To the editor: My name is Bob Christensen and I grew up in rural Sleepy Eye. I was employed by Brown County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) from 1991-2007. I held the positions of patrol deputy, investigator and chief deputy under Sheriff Tim Brennan. During that time, I also worked with Jeff ...

Re-Elect Michelle Zehnder Fischer

To the editor: As a resident of Nicollet County I would like to endorse Michelle Zehnder Fischer for the position of Nicollet County Attorney. I have 18 years of law enforcement experience with several area agencies surrounding Nicollet County. I have worked on many cases with Michelle ...

Stand firm for positive change, partnerships

To the editor: This week I spent four days on Madeline Island. One morning while sitting on the dock, I noticed a maple leaf suspended in the water with stem pointed downward. The maple leaf was bobbing below the surface of the water, moving slowly against the tide, headed for deeper water. ...

Kimmel will get things done

To the editor: I have had the privilege to work closely during the past year on several local initiatives with Mindy Kimmel, District 16B candidate for House. I have quickly come to appreciate her leadership abilities, grasp of issues, and empathy for the people in her home town and southern ...

Seek a new experience with Kimmel

To the editor: Imagine you are driving down Highway 14 when your car shows a check engine light. Being the responsible person you are, you drive to a mechanic you know named Joe. Joe has 10 years of experience working on cars so you think he will do a good job, but you also see many reviews ...

Rescue Us Wisdom

To the editor: America is very divided, and very confused. It was that way in the days of King Solomon. His kingdom too was divided and confused. Two women both claimed to be a child’s mother. His Kingdom was in awe after Solomon discerned the truth. They understood God gave Solomon ...

Supports Zehnder Fischer

To the editor: I have been professionally associated with Michelle Zehnder Fischer for nearly 20 years. She has distinguished herself while first serving as Assistant Nicollet County Attorney and now as the Nicollet County Attorney. She is held with the highest regard because of her ...

Supports Hohensee

To the editor: I am sending this letter in support of Police Senior Investigator Jeff Hohensee for the office of Sheriff of Brown County. My only personal involvement with the New Ulm Police Department occurred some 17 years ago when valuable jewelry was stolen from my elderly invalided ...

Torkelson wrong on the environment

To the editor: At a forum earlier this month, the candidates for Minnesota House 16B were asked a question regarding a recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and what they could do to help combat climate change. Torkelson stated: “The evidence for climate change is ...

Torkelson works for small communities

To the editor: Recently The Journal made a wise decision in endorsing Paul Torkelson to continue representing our area in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Paul has the respect of his peers in the legislature where he has demonstrated his leadership skills. Paul has received a number ...

Support for Hohensee

To the editor: My name is Barry Gulden and I grew up in New Ulm. I work for a sheriffs department that connects to Brown County. I have been watching the Brown County Sheriffs Department race closely. What I have noticed is the compelling and diverse letters that have been submitted to ...

Feehan for 1st District

To the editor: Voters in Minnesota’s First Congressional District have the opportunity to send to Congress one of the most talented candidates I have seen in 66 years as a political junkie – starting as an 11 year old focused on the 1952 presidential race. Tim Walz has been a great ...

Supports Seidl

To the editor: I would like to share a personal experience our family has had with Jason Seidl. For many years we have had issues with trains blocking the roads that we live on, leaving their train cars parked literally for hours at times. We live on a road where there is only one way in, and ...

Good German Musik

To the editor: On Oct. 12 we attended a concert at the Event Center featuring the Bavarian Musikmeisters, a group out of the Twin Cities area. They played good old German musik like the bands brought here from Germany during the Heritagefest prime years. The purpose of this letter is to ...

Why Vote Republican?

To the editor: America has witnessed the true nature of the Democrat Party here in Minnesota and Nationally. Last Monday a MNDFL Headquarters staffer called for GOP members to be taken to the guillotine on Nov. 7 – the day after election. The response from MNNDFL – “it was only an ...

Vote for Beussman

To the editor: Mayor Beussman is a dedicated husband (he has been married 51 years), father of three and grandfather of three. Bob, as he is known, taught for 33 years for School District #88. Bob has been a past commander of the Ben Seifert American Legion Post 132. He is a current member of ...