Opinion

Release the files on JFK assassination

Editorials

Despite conclusive debunking of most of the conspiracy theories regarding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, many Americans believe our government has not told us everything. It hasn’t. At all levels, federal officials insist the basic facts are established: Lee Harvey ...

Annette Haynes, New Ulm: “Make healthy food choices and get some physical exercise for at least three minutes every 30 minutes.”

What’s on your mind?

Columns

What should people do to prevent diabetes? Asked at the Diabetes Walk Saturday at New Ulm Civic Center

Olympics more than just games

Editorials

If “our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home,” declared French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, regarding the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Way to show the terrorists and bullies of the world they have not achieved their goals. Certainly the French ...

What’s Going On: A new version of Daniel and the Lions’ Den

Columns

It’s one of the most recognizable stories in the Bible: Daniel and the Lion’s Den. If you wanted to compose a “Best of” Bible stories compilation, Daniel and the Lion’s Den would have to be included along with such classics as Jonah and the Whale, David and Goliath, and the birth, ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Ground floor living THUMBS UP: For the second time in the past year, the New Ulm City Council has granted a variance to allow ground floor apartments in the downtown area, something that the city’s Zoning Ordinance has generally proscribed against. In both cases, the apartments have been ...

ACA’s problems still remain

Editorials

It has been suggested there is no sense in crying over spilled milk. But an enormous amount of it was spilled by the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — and members of Congress are right to attempt to clean at least some of it up. Their most recent attempt to do so failed dismally this ...

Talented New Ulm alumni to be honored

Letters

To the editor: New Ulm has been richly blessed with talented people who will be honored by the ISD 88 Foundation Hall of Fame. Among those are four I am familiar with. Known to everyone as Flip Schulke, friend and confidant of Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali, gave the world iconic ...

Town Talk: Public Power Week, Oct. 1-7

Columns

New Ulm Public Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week Oct. 1-7. Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. The APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and ...

Off the Record: Preserving heritage, including language

Columns

You knew the New Ulm Park and Rec Committee was poking the hornets’ nest last week when it recommended residing the Kiesling House with non-wood siding. The Kiesling House is the only wood-frame building left in New Ulm that was built before the U.S.-Dakota War in 1862. It survived the ...

Getting underway on tax reform

Columns

A major tax reform proposal was unveiled Wednesday by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress. No tax bill is simple, of course. The devil, as always, is in the details, and the details will take months to work out. But the foundation of what the White House and GOP ...

Something needs to change in N. Korea

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s administration “clarified” Monday that it is not seeking to remove North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. That’s too bad. In reaction to a round of North Korean saber rattling during the weekend, Trump had tweeted that if that nation’s leaders continue to ...

Preserve Kiesling House historically

Letters

To the editor: As a former tour guide, I am disappointed to see that the preservation of the Kiesling House has divided parties ("New Ulm historic home stands at center of debate," StarTribune, Sept. 24). This should be a non-issue! Over the decades, town officials in Minnesota and beyond ...

Save Riverside Park: Part 3

Letters

To the editor: The Park and Recreation Department is once again trying to put a bike trail in Riverside Park. The last two times they tried this the trail would have been under water — it's in the flood plain. There is just no common sense in the Park and Recreation Department. This ...

Weeds: Don’t take friends for granted

Columns

We have an old file cabinet in the basement. It has become a repository for refrigerator magnets that no longer warrant a spot in the kitchen. There are multiple Twins magnet schedules and promotional magnets for businesses that have passed on. Among them is a stained oval of forgotten ...

Brown County Browser: Extra reasons to drive safely this fall

Columns

With the end of summer and the start of the new school year, I would like to refresh everyone’s memory with several things to be aware of regarding school safety. Make sure your child knows the most direct route to walk to school or the bus stop. Go over the route with them, identifying safe ...

Community trust critical for police

Editorials

In many towns and cities, some members of minority communities do not trust police officers. Many in law enforcement work to build trust among those they serve. Clearly, however, enforcing the law is the department’s overriding priority. We pay police officers and sheriff’s deputies to ...

Decision is with PUC

Editorials

The decision by the New Ulm City Council to end its subsidy to the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) goes this week to the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The PUC, like the city, has provided $50,000 in an annual subsidy to NUEDC to help pay for its operations. The ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Mediation a bust THUMBS DOWN: The mediation session between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican legislators who sued him for stripping their funding from the state budget bill has gone nowhere. After two days of behind closed doors talks to try to work out their difference, the two sides ...

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