Letters

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 ...

Zins supports Hohensee

To the editor: I fully support Jeff Hohensee for Sheriff of Brown County. I was working the day Jeff started and he hit the road running and has never slowed down. His record of achievements are very impressive. We’ve all heard the saying; “experience is the best teacher.”Jeff has that ...

Torkelson: Depth and determination

To the editor: Paul Torkelson deserves your vote to return to his District 16B Minnesota House Seat. Paul is a compassionate leader, concerned about our families and our future. He graduated college as a music educator and taught high school band for several years; his wife, Cindy, was a ...

Feehan has support of American Nurses Association

To the editor: I am very proud that our Congressional District 1 DFL Candidate Dan Feehan recently received the endorsement of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Political Action Committee. I am a member of this national organization of Registered Nurses that serves the interests of nurses ...

A Red Tsunami

To the editor: The liberal Democrats and political pundits say they are going to have a “blue wave” and take over the House and Senate. I am hoping for a” red tsunami,”not just a slight wave in the State of Minnesota and the entire nation. A lot of people have already voted but we ...

Chuck Hanson supports Fischer in Nicollet County

To the editor: I write to endorse the candidacy of Michelle Zehnder Fischer for Nicollet County Attorney. For the past four years I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle in my job as Brown County Attorney. Michelle has been an invaluable resource in almost every area of my ...

Investigator encourages support for Hohensee

To the editor: I have authored this letter to voice my support of Jeff Hohensee for Brown County Sheriff. It has been a privilege to have known and worked with Jeff for the past 17 years. He and I have collaborated on numerous narcotics investigations while I worked with a neighboring ...

Too many demands on young athletes

To the editor: Jim Bastian’s column in Saturday’s paper struck a chord with me and, I’m guessing, with many parents. Coach Kneeshaw is right on in his assessment that playing three football games in 12 days is too much. As a 15-year football coach on both high school and college levels, ...

BC Dispatch Supervisor supports Seidl for Sheriff

To the editor: I would like to invite you to join me in supporting Jason Seidl for Sheriff. I have worked with Chief Deputy Seidl at the Sheriff’s Office for the past 24 years. Jason is a team player. He is honest and hardworking. He does not boast, but gives credit to those working with ...

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputies endorse Seidl;

To the editor: Members of the Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) Union, Local #94 voted by a count of 7-0 in favor of endorsing Chief Deputy Jason Seidl in his candidacy for Brown County Sheriff. LELS Local #94 is comprised of Brown County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant, Investigation, ...

Election letters

The Journal will accept letter to the editor relating to the Nov. 6 elections up to Friday, Nov. 2. Letters endorsing candidates and issues will not be published after Sunday, Nov. 4, unless the editor determines a response to a previously published letter is in order. Please keep letters brief ...

Vasquez investigation: Fact v. Fiction

To the editor: My name is Eric Schwarzrock, I was the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Lead Investigator for the Miguel Vasquez 1st degree murder investigation. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and other area law enforcement agencies also assisted. The State Attorney General’s ...

Avoid the Israeli option

To the editor: The Trump administration, through Steven Miller and Jeff Sessions, has used family separation, prolonged detention, and payment of money to Mexico to deport migrants from Central America, to discourage movement of people to the United States-Mexico border. Central America has ...

Support for Hohensee

To the editor: I am sending a letter to support Jeff Hohensee for Brown County Sheriff. I have known Jeff personally and professionally for over 20 years. I work in Law Enforcement in a neighboring county and know the value of having good working relationships with Officers across county ...

What was said and not said about TRIAD

To the editor: The League of Women Voter’s forum on Aug. 2, 2018 is proving to be a reliable source of information related to the candidates for Brown County Sheriff. The video of the forum can be found on You Tube. For those who are not familiar with TRIAD, it is a state wide, ...

Sheriff Hoffmann encourages support for Seidl

To the editor: As the Nov. 6 election nears, I wanted to take this time to thank the people throughout my 12 years in office that have supported me and trusted me in the decisions I have made as Brown County Sheriff. I’ve truly appreciated your support and kindness, and I can’t thank you ...

Former jail administrator backs Seidl

To the editor: I am fully supporting and endorsing Chief Deputy Jason Seidl for Sheriff of Brown County. I worked with Jason Seidl for 14 of my 33 years with the Sheriff’s Office. Jason is man of high integrity, both in his professional and personal life. Jason Seidl understands how ...

Hohensee kept giving another chance

To the editor: When I first met Jeff Hohensee I was around 15 and in juvenile drug court due to my truancies and continuous failed drug tests. At that point I was extremely rebellious and didn’t have much respect for anybody on the drug court team or their rules and advice. I had a long and ...

County Sheriff’s Office union supports Seidl

To the editor: The members of Law Enforcement Labor Services #98 (LELS union, comprised of jail staff, dispatchers, and records clerk of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, overwhelmingly support Jason Seidl in the upcoming Sheriff election. Our union comprises two thirds of the current ...