Opinion

Sheriff Hoffmann encourages support for Seidl

Letters

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

Letters

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 ...

Medicare changes for seniors

Columns

Medicare enrollment for 2019 started this week and many seniors and families are expressing concerns about the significant change happening with private Medicare plans available in our region. Seniors eligible for Medicare have several options to secure the best coverage possible to meet ...

Caravans being sent our way

Editorials

Clearly, officials in some Central and South American countries are capitalizing on U.S. domestic policies to handle some of their own problems. The fact they get to embarrass President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be a bonus for some of them. Rampant violence and poor economies ...

Hohensee kept giving another chance

Letters

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

Letters

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 ...

Would Jesus vote Republican?

Letters

To the editor: Separate children from parents. Mistreat women, minorities, disabled, less fortunate people. Put personal gain above Country and people. Defend murderers, bigots, Nazis, sexual predators. Side with the enemies. Lie, Lie, Lie. Would Jesus vote Republican? I doubt ...

Re-Elect Beussman

Letters

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to endorse your current Mayor Bob Beussman for re-election this Nov. 6 as Mayor of the City of New Ulm for another term. As Mayor of the City of Nicollet these past six years, we have both represented our cities serving on the Hwy. 14 ...

Hanson supports Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: For the past four years I have had the opportunity to work with Jeff Hohensee, the Senior Investigator for the New Ulm Police Department and candidate for Brown County Sheriff. Before my current position, I was also able to work with Jeff when I was in private practice and then ...

A brass tacks look at Sheriff’s election race

Letters

To the editor: Proof is in the pudding they say? First off, I want to say I don’t know Jason Seidl or Jeff Hohensee. I’m basing this off The Journal articles and letters to the editor in the past four months. I’ve read Jason Seidl is a good guy and very qualified guy and Jeff ...

Town Talk: National Friends of the Library Week

Columns

Oct. 21-27, 2018 is National Friends of the Library Week. It is a chance for libraries throughout the United States to recognize the contributions of their Friends of the Library groups to their communities. New Ulm Public Library is grateful to have an active group of library Friends who ...

Council questions

Editorials

Former New Ulm City Council President Dan Beranek said it succinctly at Tuesday’s city council meeting — “This whole thing stinks a lot.” What stinks is the sudden decision by City Manager Brian Gramentz to resign late in August, a decision announced at the Aug. 21 council meeting ...

Backer for Mayor

Letters

To the editor: New Ulm is fortunate to have two great candidates for Mayor. The incumbent has served the citizens of New Ulm well and should be congratulated and thanked for his time, effort and success. Embracing change is sometimes hard. We think change can be a positive and healthy ...

Seidl for Sheriff

Letters

To the editor: I am writing to offer my support to Jason Seidl as Brown County Sheriff. I am in the unique position to know Jason’s character in a personal setting, as he is my brother-in-law, and professionally since I work in the corrections field in Brown County. Jason’s personality ...

Police union supports Hohensee for Sheriff

Letters

To the editor: LELS Local #150, comprised of New Ulm Police Department officers, are proud to announce our endorsement of Senior Investigator Jeff Hohensee for the candidacy of Brown County Sheriff. A forum was held for both candidates on Sept. 13, . In the forum both candidates, Chief ...

Justice must exist even for Weinstein

Editorials

Entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein was chosen long ago as the poster pervert for the #MeToo movement. Yet last week, he became a reminder that justice in America is for everyone, not just people we like. Weinstein has been accused by many women of having used his power to victimize them ...

Highway 14 in our lifetime?

Letters

To the editor: Last December a Mankato newspaper published this from our current legislator: “Torkelson said last week he’s waiting for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to finish gathering public feedback before examining the new rules .... Torkelson said lawmakers will likely ...

Would Jesus vote Democrat?

Letters

To the editor: Would Jesus vote Democrat? They are pro-choice advocates: Murder babies on demand. But God says, “Thou shalt not kill.” Pro-life’s side is where Jesus would stand. Would Jesus vote Democrat? They support gay marriage rights, Proudly wave the rainbow ...

Jason Seidl for Brown County Sheriff

Letters

To the editor: We are fortunate to have two individuals with considerable law enforcement experience vying for the position of Brown County Sheriff. I offer my support for Jason Seidl, who I believe has not only the most relevant experience, but also the attributes best suited for this ...

Support for Prochniak

Letters

To the editor: As a former Auditor-Treasurer of Freeborn County, and now as a Certified Drainage Viewer of Minnesota, I have known Jean Prochniak for 38 years. Jean is committed to the people of Brown County and has proven herself as a dedicated representative of the people she serves. She ...

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