Opinion

Eagle Update: Happenings at New Ulm High School

Columns

New Ulm High School continues to be extremely active this year. Academics will always be our first priority. We continue to increase programming to meet student needs. With the addition of College Courses, English/ Language Arts and Theater Courses, as well as Career and Technical Courses, ...

Damaging tweets

Editorials

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — someone needs to pry President Donald Trump’s fingers from his cell phone when the urge to fire off another round of tweets hits him. This week he offended Muslims throughout the world and angered the government of one of our staunchest ...

Town Talk: School-Public Library partnerships

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. New Ulm Public Library ...

Belligerent words vs. belligerent actions

Editorials

It would be bad enough had the North Korean missile launch this week been just another case of dictator Kim Jong-un rattling his saber for domestic political reasons or merely because he enjoys frightening and angering people. But the vast majority of military rockets used in test firings are ...

Cleaning up the Great Lakes

Editorials

The Great Lakes, shared by the United States and Canada, are among the world’s most majestic and important bodies of fresh water. But their health is threatened on several fronts. Unless dramatic action is taken to safeguard them, the lakes may become an aquatic disaster area. Pollution and ...

November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month 

Letters

To the editor: Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a rare, complex and chronic lung disease which currently has no cure. PH, or high blood pressure in the lungs, makes it difficult for the patient to receive adequate oxygen and forces the heart to work harder, often resulting in heart failure and ...

Conyers should be quickly investigated

Editorials

Using the power conferred upon one by voters to harass women sexually is reason enough to be dismissed from Congress. Add to that using taxpayers’ money in attempt to cover up wrongdoing, and the case for removal is ironclad. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is accused of doing both things. His ...

Now Dayton wants to make nice

Editorials

Gov. Mark Dayton, in an interview with the Star Tribune published Sunday, said he is ready to restore funding to the Legislature and work with lawmakers to get some important things done in the final year of his term. It may be a little late for that. Dayton slashed the Legislature’s ...

Big game policy should focus on protecting species

Editorials

For a few years, it was illegal to import trophies — body parts — from elephants and other animals regarded as endangered. But earlier this year, federal officials loosened the restrictions, insisting that actually may help preserve some species. Killing animals to save them sounds ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Go, Wabasso THUMBS UP: The Wabasso High School football team is playing today for the Minnesota State High School League Class A football championship. The undefeated Rabbits take on undefeated Minneota at 10 a.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. Good luck to Wabasso. ...

A letter to Sen. Franken

Letters

To the editor: Open letter to: Sen. Al Franken, 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Senator, today you are caught up in the sexual misconduct scandal for some things you did in the past. Things that you did to get a laugh, or in hopes of filling your own desires. Your ...

So much for balance of power

Letters

To the editor: So the verdict is in. Our Supreme Court has ruled that Governor Dayton has the power to line item veto funding for our State Legislature. Only in our left leaning State of Minnesota could this happen. Do we still believe our courts are non-political? Several months ago I ...

Legislators bow out

Editorials

Two Minnesota legislators accused of sexual harassment and misconduct have agreed this week that they will resign. Democratic Sen. Dan Schoen was to announce his resignation on Wednesday, though his attorney Wednesday raised questions about whether he is guilty as charged of groping a ...

Town Talk: The New Ulm Public Utilities Material Distribution Center

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 Material Distribution ...

Rules for Congress are different – again

Editorials

When most men are found to have harassed or attacked women, they pay a price. It may be dismissal from a job. It may be a hefty lawsuit judgment or out-of-court settlement. Sometimes, that helps predators escape criminal prosecution. You will not be surprised to learn things are different in ...

Brown County Browser: Highway Dept. getting ready for winter snows

Columns

The fall highway maintenance work is wrapping up and the Brown County Highway Department is getting ready for winter maintenance. Construction projects have been mostly completed. Work continues to complete them before the winter freeze up. Groups that are signed up for Brown County’s ...

Weeds: Barb wire a relic of old days

Columns

While combining corn this fall, I looked over at the outside row and saw something sticking up from the gathering chains. Instinct tells me to immediately and frantically shut down the header whenever anything is out of the ordinary. When it whirred to a stop, I could see an ominous strand of ...

Winners and losers in the tax bill

Editorials

Money does not grow on trees, even if some politicians want you to believe it does. For that reason, tax reform bills in Congress include some “losers.” For some people to get tax relief, someone else has to pay. But the bottom line on both the reform bill approved last week by the House ...

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