Opinion

Nicollet County investigator endorses Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: To the voters of Brown County: It is my pleasure to endorse Jeff Hohensee for Sheriff in Brown County. I have worked for the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office for 24 years; 12 years as a deputy and 12 years as an investigator. Over the course of my career, I have worked ...

Sheriff Hoffmann supports Seidl

Letters

To the editor: I want everyone to know how grateful I am for the opportunity to serve as your Brown County Sheriff for the past 12 years. I feel very blessed to work with the truly incredible staff that ensures our citizens have a safe and secure place to live and work. That being said, ...

Former Drug Force commander supports Seidl

Letters

To the editor: My name is Jody Gladis and I just retired from the Marshall Police Department after 31.5 years of service. I am writing this letter in support of Chief Deputy Jason Seidl for Sheriff. I was the Drug Task Force commander from 2012 until my retirement in July 2018. I have had ...

Blame bureaucracy for delay of The Wall

Editorials

Given the waste of time and money evident in the government’s efforts to build a wall along our southern border, it is no wonder Mexican officials want no part of paying for it. Pardon our sarcasm, please. It is difficult to restrain it upon hearing more evidence of how bureaucracy in the ...

Off the Record: Without the 1st, 2nd is necessary

Columns

In this year’s mid-term election one of the things people want to hear from candidates is where they stand on the Second Amendment and gun control issues. They know the Second Amendment gives them the right to keep and bear arms and they see any kind of gun control proposal as an infringement ...

Town Talk: New communications system at city, utilities

Columns

In June, the City of New Ulm and Public Utilities installed a new voice communications system replacing the telephones throughout all departments. The new phone system is a big change from the old one. Up until this change we relied on a mix between analog and digital phones with relatively ...

Will 9-11 mastermind ever face justice?

Editorials

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may die of old age before ever being convicted of the horrific crime he masterminded nearly 17 years ago. Mohammed, captured in 2003, is accused of being the key planner of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. Yet, though Mohammed, 53, has been in U.S. ...

Nelson’s tactics deserve rejection on Aug. 14

Letters

To the editor: I am writing this letter to express my support for Jim Hagedorn for Congress. In my years of following politics and watching candidates, I have never seen a harder working, more caring and decent man than Jim. I have been appalled and offended by the nastiness and outright ...

N Korea should release remains of all American vets

Editorials

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

Jim Hagedorn is from here

Letters

To the editor: Jim Hagedorn is running for 1st District Congress and his GOP opponent has, as a last ditch effort, taken her campaign into the gutter with personal attacks and lies. Unfortunately, I don’t think this sort of behavior is over. Carla Nelson doesn’t want to run on the ...

Jim Hagedorn is one of us

Letters

To the editor: I have known Congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn for years and know him to be a man of uncommon faith and conservative values. Thus, I am appalled at Carla Nelson’s decision to engage in a campaign of distortions and half-truths. Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, ...

Brown County Browser: Election Update

Columns

All registered voters in the following precincts were mailed ballots in July: Albin, Cottonwood, Home, Lake Hanska, Linden, Mulligan, Prairieville, Sigel, Stark, Cobden, Evan and Hanska. If residents in any of these communities have not received a ballot please come to the A-T office to ...

Election letters

Letters

The Journal will accept letter to the editor relating to the Aug. 14 primary elections up to Friday, Aug. 10. Letters endorsing candidates and issues will not be published after Sunday, Aug. 12, unless the editor determines a response to a previously published letter is in order. Please keep ...

Add focus, not bureaucracy to space defense

Editorials

President Donald Trump is right that the United States needs an effective reaction to the militarization of outer space. He is wrong that we need to create a whole new bureaucracy to do that, however. Trump has said he wants to create a new branch of the military — a Space Force. That is ...

Put kids first in education

Letters

To the editor: Let’s put kids, First!!. It is time to add more days to the school calendar. The USA is losing the economic battle to India, China, So. Korea and Japan where 200 — even 210 — days of Engaged Learning Time on Task (ELTOT) is normal. That is why the upcoming primary ...

Comparing administrations

Letters

To the editor: The Obama administrations major foreign policy initiatives destabilized Libya and provided billions to Iran which our State Dept. designated as the top state sponsor of terrorism. President Obama’s meekness toward Russia was demonstrated early in 2009 as he praised Putin ...

Treat sexual assault as the crime it is

Editorials

People generally agree that as crimes go, sexual assault is one of the most heinous and despicable crimes there is. It is physically, emotionally and psychologically damaging to the victim. Few crimes, outside of murder, carry the long-lasting traumatic aftereffects. Society believes that sex ...

What’s Going On: The debt that’s killing America

Columns

What if I told you there was an aspect of society that’s largely embraced, while at the same time, wreaking havoc and chaos. This recent societal development has put a stranglehold on our economy while at the same time threatening our very basic family institutions, including marriage and ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Newsprint tariffs THUMBS DOWN: It’s bad enough that President Trump hollers “Fake News!” and other insults every chance he gets at the reporters who are assigned to cover his rallies, urging his supporters to turn around and boo. But now the Trump administration is going ahead with a ...

A new campaign of deception?

Editorials

New long-range missiles are being built in North Korea, despite assurances by that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, that he desires peaceful coexistence, it was reported this week. Just weeks ago, Kim told President Donald Trump he is willing to pursue disarmament talks. They have been ...

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