Opinion

More than just cancer treatment

Letters

To the editor: I recently was honored to be a part of the “Chillin’ with Your Cheerleaders” event sponsored by New Ulm Medical Center. I wanted to clarify who is a part of our celebration day. All too often people that are treated in our department are lumped together as cancer ...

Urge Target to reopen in New Ulm

Letters

To the editor: Target may be reopening stores previously closed. Let’s show them how much we miss them in New Ulm and urge a reopening here. Write a short email to these executive contacts: 1. JANNA Potts janna.potts@target.com 2. JOHN MULLIGAN john.mulligan@target.com 3 . BRIAN C. ...

What’s next in Iran?

Editorials

Former President Barack Obama and his aides were very good at one thing — painting the nation into corners. They did it with health care, their campaign against coal and affordable electricity, and their deal with Iran. Irreparable damage was done in every case. It remains for President ...

‘Non-disruptive’ drug price policy

Editorials

The large pharmaceutical companies breathed a huge sigh of relief on Friday when President Donald Trump outlined his plan for bringing down skyrocketing drug prices. His plan eschewed the possible measures they most dreaded, such as allowing Medicare to use its incredible volume of drug ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Tourism award THUMBS UP: The late Arnold Koelpin was a former MLC professor a former mayor, and an all-around enthusiast about New Ulm and its history. So it is no surprise that he was honored this week with the New Ulm Tourism Person of the Year award by the New Ulm Convention and Visitors ...

Ten days to go

Editorials

It doesn’t take Nostradamus to predict this: Ten days from now, on Sunday, May 20, Minnesota legislators will be entering the last day of a marathon sesssion of debating, issuing statements to the media criticizing their political opponents for being obstructionist, offering amendment after ...

Bill would let women see their ultrasound results

Letters

To the editor: Ultrasounds are usually performed before an abortion to verify the size and location of the unborn child and the appropriate abortion method, but women are generally not offered the chance to view them. A new bill, SF2849/HF3194, simply requires that when an ultrasound is ...

Town Talk: Liquor licenses

Columns

The State of Minnesota has many regulations for the sale of alcohol. One of the many duties of the City Finance Office is to process liquor license applications in accordance with State statute and local ordinance. Minnesota Statutes chapter 340A has set guide lines for alcohol sales but ...

Kim’s game is to downplay Trump

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may be telegraphing his punch. If so, it would answer the question of what his charm offensive is designed to accomplish. President Donald Trump and Kim plan to meet in person to discuss a way to alleviate tension over Pyongyang’s weapons buildup. High ...

Hwy. 14 needs funding

Letters

To the editor: I am disheartened by the news that Hwy. 14 was not included in the Corridors of Commerce funding this year. I have grown up in New Ulm and have driven Hwy. 14 more times than I can count. I have seen more than my share of accidents on the highway. There have been many attempts ...

Humane Society

Letters

To the editor: I decided to get involved with the Brown County Humane Society after the Elvis the kitten incident. I turned in my membership form and dues along with my volunteer form and a letter introducing myself and outlining my experience with animals and fundraising. I got an email back ...

Control Garlic Mustard

Letters

To the editor: The month of May is the time to put forth a small effort and gain a big reward. Experience tells me to, “look for and control invasive garlic mustard.” This year, at my property, I found two plants. These were pulled, bagged, and properly eliminated. Left alone these two ...

Off the Record: What would discourage distracted drivers?

Columns

Distracted driving continues to be a problem in this age of instant cell phone gratification. We safe, sane drivers who keep our hands at the “10-and-2” position and check our rear view mirrors every 30 to 45 seconds have all seen the problem. You look ahead or behind and see a car veering ...

Take all school threats seriously

Editorials

There was a time when the idea of arresting a 10-year-old child would be laughable to most people. Zero-tolerance policies resulting in the arrests of young children for minor offenses that should have been treated with common sense and flexibility were rightly met with derision. Such is not ...

Weeds: Duke was a good man, baseball buddy

Columns

I suppose it’s possible live a good life and not like baseball. At least that’s what I hear. Most of my friends are fans though. I have different groups of “baseball buddies:’’ some I played with, others I go to games with, and some I just enjoy talking ball with. One of my best ...

Brown County Browser: Use caution in road construction areas

Columns

It looks like spring is finally here with the warmer weather. Road construction has already started on the Gateway Project (TH 14/15) in New Ulm. This project will take two years to complete. Several more State and County projects are planned for this construction season. The State will be ...

Haspel has earned fair consideration

Editorials

To her credit, Gina Haspel, nominated by President Donald Trump to head the CIA, offered last week to withdraw from contention. Reportedly, White House officials, no doubt with Trump’s knowledge, told her she retains the president’s confidence. Good. Haspel spent much of her career at the ...

Eagle Update: Closing out a school year

Columns

Congratulations to all of our 2018 area high school and college graduates. This week, students from Martin Luther College (MLC) will graduate and go on to start their next chapter in life. While it isn’t widely known, we have a great partnership with MLC. We have students from MLC in our ...

Dueling on Corridors

Editorials

Since the controversial announcement of the Minnesota Corridors of Commerce funding last week, we’ve hade dueling columns from state officials involved with the decision on this page. On Friday, MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle defended the funding decisions that concentrated all the ...

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