Letters

Thanks for views on well issues

To the editor: As the chair of the MN Voice Marching Forward group I would like to extend thanks to Brown County Commissioner Windschitl, Brown County Commissioner Borchert, Mr. Broberg (geologist), and the other guests who joined our meeting earlier this week. I appreciate so many new faces ...

Meeting was anti-agriculture

To the editor: I have not slept since that Monday night meeting on well testing. I still wonder why no one will tell me is this state, federal or county money that is being used to make it FREE testing. I am not against well testing but I am against the government getting into our well ...

Attend your precinct caucuses

To the editor: As leaders within our political parties in Brown County, we would like to personally encourage you to attend your 2018 precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The precinct caucus is a gathering of friends, family and neighbors to exercise your rights in Minnesota’s political ...

Vote for Dan Feehan in 1st District

To the editor: This is a letter to endorse Dan Feehan for 1st District Congress. I have met Dan and am so impressed with his professional but down to earth manner. s well as really like his views for Southern MN. He is always so respectful. We need much more respect in D.C.!! As a ...

Thanks for digging us out

To the editor: Our thanks go to City of New Ulm Building Official Ellwood Zabel and the young man who helped library staff dig out of our parking lot and get home safe during Monday’s blizzard. You went above and beyond, and we are grateful for your kindness. Diane Beranek Amy ...

Town meeting should be available to all

To the editor: State Senator Gary Dahms and State Representative Paul Torkelson have been asked repeatedly to hold Town Hall meetings at various times of the day in order to give everyone the opportunity to attend. Regardless of these requests, I’m disappointed to see that they have once ...

Well test opponents mistaken

To the editor: Mr. Vogel, in his letter opposing Brown County water testing, is misinformed about groundwater and about what sampling our drinking water will reveal about local aquifers. Vogel is also mistaken because the families want to know about the quality of their drinking water. The ...

Clean up movie, TV language

To the editor: In response to the language that our president may or may not have said... Something should be done about the terrible language that is heard on TV and the movies. We went to a movie not long ago. In the first 10 minutes the F-word was spoken or yelled at least 15 times. We ...

Women in Business

To the editor: Congratulations to all the business women in New Ulm. My daughter, Jillian and I opened our store, copy haus, in 1998. We were the first in town to have a color copier, black & white copier and a Risogrraph press plus knowing design and color theory, we could match color ...

Sessions was doing his job on pot rule

To the editor: I am a strong supporter of the Tenth Amendment i.e. states rights. If individual states choose to legalize “weed” so be it, even though personally I am against it. However under present federal law “weed” is illegal. Federal law supersedes state law. Under an Obama ...

Farmers don’t need more regulation

To the editor: So you did not like how the County Board handled the well testing. Yes, they said it was free. Then please pay our taxes, as I am sure it would have been paid for by the taxpayers. There are already notices to us livestock producers how we should spread our manure and it is ...

Merry Christmas

To the editor: There are many good people in this world,sometimes we forget this, but today my husband was shopping at Hy-Vee and a lady in the line decided to buy what he had in his cart also. He came home and told me this and I didn’t believe him at first. I said nobody does that anymore. ...

Give to The Arts!

To the editor: We represent members of the board and friends of The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, a community arts center in downtown New Ulm. It has been four years this December since we completed the renovation of our building and had a public grand opening. We are now looking to the ...

Thank commissioners for doing the right thing

To the editor: We want to thank the Brown County Commissioners for making the right decision by not supporting the request of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to help provide free well water testing. The commissioners correctly recognized that there is no such thing as a “free” ...

The shoe doesn’t fit

To the editor: A letter here Monday described the legislative process of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as “the shoe being on the other foot”. Not even close. The ACA’s legislative process lasted six months. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was ...

‘Religious Liberty’ in the USA

To the editor: “They won’t go away”, begins the The Journal’s Dec. 12 editorial. Well, our whole American Way has, more or less, invited them! “They.” of course, being the sect pecking away at Belle Plaine and their veterans’ park; to displace, replace and now compensate, for ...

No Dream, no CR

To the editor: On Sept. 5, President Trump announced that he was terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This Obama-era program provides relief from deportation for an estimated 800,000 young immigrants. Because Trump terminated DACA, over 10,000 “Dreamers” ...

Getting the facts straight

To the editor: I am responding to Mr. Brand’s letter published in Monday’s Journal, likening the current tax bill working its way through Congress to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. Mr. Brand believes that Representative Pelosi made a statement in 2010 that Congress ...

The shoe is on the other foot…

To the editor: On Wednesday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was crying that Democrats didn’t know what was in the tax reform bill being pushed by the Republicans. How short her memory: a few years ago when Democrats pushed through the Obamacare bill because they had control of both ...

The history of the garlands

To the editor: Today’s (Dec. 14) Journal article indicated that the tradition of New Ulm’s Christmas garland began in 1925. The tradition began in 1933. “In 1933, the “Christmas dress” changed. After eight years the practice of placing and decorating Christmas trees along ...

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