Opinion

Restraint evident in Castile protests

Editorials

It is no surprise, of course, that the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting of Philando Castile has been met with anger and dismay by his family and by the black community and others who have been galvanized by a long string of deaths of young blacks at the hands of police. It was ...

What’s Going On: A civilized government lacking in civility

Columns

South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford was hosting a town hall meeting at a retirement center when something happened the Republican lawmaker had never encountered in his 20-plus years of public service. Amidst a discussion of our new president, two of the residents began not only shouting ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Beautiful downtown THUMBS UP: Every year downtown New Ulm sprouts a beautiful display of flowers, or so it seems. Actually, the flower baskets and planters on Minnesota Street are put there with the help of a lot of “garden gnomes” that don’t always get the thanks they deserve. It ...

Focus federal loans to small farmers

Letters

To the editor: My name is MaDonna Sellner and I help out on Autumn Breeze Dairy which is in partnership between my husband David and son Christopher. In this time of low prices, it is not an easy time for family Dairies like ours. I know other small to mid-sized livestock producers raising ...

No way to resolve our differences

Editorials

James T. Hodgkinson wanted to know whether the members of Congress practicing baseball at a field in Alexandria, Va., were Republicans or Democrats, according to multiple media reports. Told they were GOP lawmakers, Hodgkinson walked back to his car. He retrieved a rifle and opened ...

You ask, we answer

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. Why does the City have ...

Hitting reality

Editorials

The efforts by the Friends of Fort Ridgely to preserve the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course and keep it operating hit another obstacle on Tuesday, when the Fairfax City Council couldn’t get a second on a motion to enter an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources to assume the ...

Off the Record: Honoring Dads

Columns

Is it just me, or does Fathers Day lack some of the luster of Mothers Day? I always get the idea that Dear Old Dad is kind of an afterthought. Mothers day first celebrated in 1908. Fathers Day came along in 1910, after a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, came up with the idea while listening to a ...

Can’t fire his way out of this

Editorials

Surely, President Donald Trump doesn’t think he can make the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election go away by firing people. He fired FBI Director James Comey, as he told NBC newsman Lester Holt, because of the Russia investigation. He told a couple of ...

Current political situation

Letters

To the editor: According to Harvard Prof. Dershowitz President Trump is well within his constitutional rights to direct his FBI director to either pursue or drop an investigation: “Throughout American history presidents, including President Obama, have directed (not merely requested) the ...

Thanks to Spaeth Ford folks for their help

Letters

To the editor: I wish to thank the folks at Chuck Spaeth Ford for their quick response and consideration when I fell and suffered a broken neck on the street in front of the garage. I’m sure their care averted a worse outcome. Thanks again, you’re the good guys. Roger C. ...

Brown County Browser: Probation office and domestic violence

Columns

In October 2011, the Brown County Probation Department designated a probation agent to closely supervise domestic violence offenders. The ultimate focus of the agent is to promote victim safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide opportunities for rehabilitation. Upon conviction of a ...

Toppling old orders around the world

Editorials

As often is the case, Americans last year may have established a model to be emulated by the rest of the world. This one involves politics, not technology or culture, however, and the ramifications could be earth-shaking. Last year’s election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was not as ...

Government functions have grown too large

Editorials

Our federal government is an overreaching, bloated, wasteful mess. Why? Because anything and everything deemed a “problem” by anyone becomes fodder for a government “solution.” The “solutions” then become so embedded in the fabric of society that it is impossible to dig them ...

Political theater

Editorials

Some members of the U.S. Senate intelligence committee made it clear Wednesday they are less interested in learning the truth than in political theater. Members of the panel spent much of the day questioning witnesses regarding a probe of the Russian government’s attempts to influence the ...

What’s Going On: The not so extraordinary testimony of James Comey

Columns

Remarkable. Extraordinary. Salacious. When reviewing words used to describe former FBI director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, salacious has to be my favorite. It sounds so … dirty. It also happens to be the one word that’s probably the most sensationalized, although a case ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Invasive carp It is disturbing to see that a bighead carp, one of the invasive species of carp that the state DNR is hoping to keep out of native waterways, was caught near Redwood Falls Sunday, in a gravel pit near the Minnesota River. Apparently it got in the pit from the river during this ...

Climate change debate far from consensus

Letters

To the editor: Thanks for the courage to print a column (Hysteria over Paris Pullout by Cal Thomas (June 4). It points out that the media and a lot of others have been duped into using the word “consensus” in regard to what is called global warming and climate change and ignoring anything ...

Energy Policy and the Future of the World

Letters

To the editor: As we all know from reading the papers and surfing the web, President Trump has withdrawn US support from the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement which was signed by 195 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change members. Before the ...

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