Opinion

Vote for Trump

Letters

To the editor:There are so many reasons to vote for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton. I'm going to ignore all of the scandals piling up for Clinton and just center on two issues, abortion and Supreme Court justices.Trump is pro-life. He values the life of an unborn child. Clinton is ...

Vote for Gulden

Letters

To the editor:In this crazy national political race, I needed to share why I feel that Jeff Gulden is the best candidate for First District County Commissioner in Brown County.I have known Jeff for over 30 years both personally and professionally. Since his childhood as a son of a farmer, ...

HONU supports RENU

Letters

To the editor:The Heart of New Ulm Project Leadership Team, with the mission of "Support a culture ofwellness" supports the extension of the local option sales tax to create and improve upon the opportunities for physical activity in New Ulm. The projects proposed through the RENU Project will ...

Browon County Browser: Paper ballots back up election results

Columns

Most of us have heard conversations in the national headlines surrounding the security of this country's election systems. We are fortunate that the State of Minnesota has implemented many robust electronic protections and a series of manual verifications. But most importantly, Minnesota has a ...

Halloween a time to keep kids safe

Editorials

Rogue "creepy" clowns are far from the biggest threat to children who will be trick-or-treating on Monday night.In a way, the youngsters themselves may be their own worst enemies.Remember when you were young? Halloween was the one night a year when you were permitted to dress up as whatever you ...

Clinton created her own problems

Editorials

On Friday Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign received a body blow when FBI Director James Comey revealed that the FBI is opening a new inquiry into her emails. The letter to Congress had few details, but the fact that the inquiry that had been closed last summer is being reopened 11 days ...

Keep school votes secret

Letters

To the editor:Regarding having elections at our schools to get students interested in voting, it's a good idea.The bad thing is releasing the results on Nov. 1. This is supposed to be a private election. That is teaching the right way. You shouldn't release the results of the students election ...

Greg Orear: President Who? It’s possible

Columns

Is it possible for someone you never heard of to be elected president of the United States?In a year in which we have seen the unthinkable in terms of a presidential race, unsurprisingly, the answer to that question is yes.His name is Evan McMullin. If you have never heard of him, you're not ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Thanks to the LWVThe Brown County Commissioner candidates forum held this week completes the lineup of debates sponsored this year by the League of Women Voters of New Ulm. We hope all local voters, whether DFL or Republican or independent, will agree on one thing - the League deserves the ...

Vote to better our future, not for Hillary

Letters

To the editor:Before you go to the voting booth you need to know some important facts. First, the USA is in an election that will change history over the next few years. It must be changed for our betterment. Therefore, we must NOT vote for Hillary Clinton!!She lied about Benghazi, getting four ...

A no-brainer referendum

Letters

To the editor:New Ulm residents will have a great opportunity on Nov. 8 general election to extend the one-half cent sales tax. To me, this is a no-brainer.When the one-half cent sales tax was approved by voters in 2000, dozens of seniors worked very hard to convince local residents to vote ...

Upcoming Elections

Letters

To the editor:We live in a time when our current administration is evermore taking away our rights. Our current congressman, Tim Walz, is in lockstep with the Obama Administration and by extension, Hillary Clinton.He has fully endorsed the ACA (Obamacare). Jim Hagedorn wit! vote to repeal the ...

CAST supports RENU

Letters

To the editor:The Community And Seniors Together (C.A.S.T.) Board members and I, the program director, believe the new projects that are a part of the local sales tax extension will make our city attractive to businesses and families. It is an investment in the future of New Ulm.We wish to ...

Dayton’s plan a good start

Editorials

On Thursday Gov. Mark Dayton offered his plan to help people facing huge health insurance premium increases. Dayton would use $313 million from state surplus funds to provide rebates to those who buy insurance on the individual market. The money would go to the insurance providers, who would ...

Democrats support Social Security

Letters

To the editor:Keeping Social Security financially sound received brief mention in recent debates.Congressman Walz has pointed out Social Security isn't driving the nation's deficit and proposes raising the withholding level from $118,500 to at least the level of a Congressman's salary ...

The RENU ‘temporay’ tax

Letters

To the editor:Remember when the current version of RENU was put in place? Remember when it was sold as a temporary tax to fund that very worthy project?When was the last time a "temporary" tax was actually temporary? I've watched with some amusement as the tax was nearing expiration. The city ...

Cyclorama of Wikileaks

Letters

To the editor:Thigns we have learned about HIllary Clinton from Wikileaks:Hillary Clinton said the backers of Bernie Sanders are self-righteous whiners.Communication between General Petraeus and Secretary of State Clinton stating that anything you need, use her personal email server.Mrs. ...

I am fearful

Letters

To the editor:Have you seen he latest Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota television commercial with the tag line LIVE FEARLESS? That's laughable. I am in a position to LIVE FEARFUL!Our Blue Cross/Blue Shield premiums have more than doubled over two years and our deductibles have tripled. Now ...

Borchert has experience in First Commissioner Dist.

Letters

To the editor:As a mother of two who lives and works in New Ulm, my family and I take local elections very seriously. Local elections directly impact New Ulm citizens, families and businesses on a daily basis. Our choices ultimately decide who we entrust with our communities, our personal and ...

Town Talk: Wellness program

Columns

Editor's Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us.The City of New Ulm and the ...