Opinion

Vote Hagedorn for 1st District

Letters

To the editor: The contest to represent the 1st District of Minnesota in Congress has come to one of the most disgusting amount of attack ads from both parties, using outside monies to try to influence the voting public. Unfortunately attack ads work or there would not be any. We, the ...

Check out the 16B debates

Letters

To the editor: Are you wondering who to vote for in the local Minnesota House race? Why not take a look at debates that they had? It’s always good to be informed. The candidates, Mindy Kimmel and Paul Torkelson, have had two debates. One was on Pioneer TV and the other was hosted by the ...

The risks of space travel

Editorials

Space exploration is dangerous. No amount of technological advances and expensive safeguards changes the fact that the brave women and men who travel beyond the atmosphere have agreed to be strapped to the tops of massive amounts of explosives. We were reminded of the hazards this week, when ...

Support for Beussman

Letters

To the editor: I am writing this letter to express my enthusiastic support of Robert Beussman as he seeks re-election for his third term as Mayor of New Ulm. For the past eight years, Mayor Beussman has gone above and beyond in his service to New Ulm, serving as the City’s chief ...

Crime victim endorses Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: I was the victim of a crime. It was absolutely devastating. The officer assigned to my case that day was Officer Jeff Hohensee. I was a complete mess as I sat across from a complete stranger and went over every horrible detail but I didn’t feel like I was sitting across from ...

Saudis must answer for missing journalist

Editorials

Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist with the Washington Post who has written critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2, and disappeared. Turkish officials believe he was tortured and killed by a Saudi assassination squad. The ...

Work for welfare

Letters

To the editor: In this day and age, it is difficult to come by political candidates who strive to pursue solid policies that actually aim to help our communities. In a district like Minnesota’s First Congressional District, Jim Hagedorn is right on the issues. In fact, Jim supports having ...

Hohensee leads and inspires from experience

Letters

To the editor: A county sheriff’s duty is mostly administrative. From the office, the sheriff oversees the jail and dispatch center. In addition, the sheriff processes and carries out warrants and oversees investigations. Any county sheriff administrator inspires confidence, gains respect, ...

What’s Going On: The amazing story of an American staple

Columns

His name is Steve Henson, and his little-known story is the personification of the American Dream. You’ve probably never heard of Steve Henson, but you are aware of his legacy and impact on the American way of life. Steve was from the little town of Thayer, Neb., population 62 in 2010, ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Infrastructure grade Thumbs Down: Earlier this week the MInnesota Society of Civil Engineers gave its report card for Minnesota’s infrastructure. We managed to pass, but certainly not with flying colors. Minnesota got a “C” overall for things like aviation, bridges, dams, drinking ...

Family of Sleepy Eye victim responds to Hohensee radio ad

Letters

To the editor: This letter is addressed to Mr. (Jeff) Hohensee who’s now bringing the loss of our loved one into his political circus via his paid for radio advertisement which aired on KNUJ. We, the family of Vince Mathiowetz, respectfully ask that you refrain from using our family’s ...

Brown County Jail Administrator supports Seidl for Sheriff

Letters

To the editor: I encourage you to join me in supporting Chief Deputy Jason Seidl for Brown County Sheriff. I first met Jason in 1994 when he started with the Sheriff’s Office. Jason has working experience in all of divisions of the Sheriff’s Office; administration, road patrol, jail, ...

Retired deputy has worked with Hohensee, supports him

Letters

To the editor: My name is Dave Nielsen and I am a retired deputy sheriff who worked 28 years in law enforcement, the majority with the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Department. I am writing this letter to endorse Jeff Hohensee for Brown County Sheriff. I have worked with Jeff on a number of ...

Seidl equals experience

Letters

To the editor: I am writing you to join me in supporting Jason Seidl as the next Sheriff of Brown County. I have over 22 years of law enforcement experience with the New Ulm Police Department from 1996 to 2018. I currently serve as the Investigator for the Brown County Sheriff’s Office ...

Support Michelle Zehnder Fischer for County Attorney

Letters

To the editor: I write this Letter to the Editor on behalf of Michelle Zehnder Fischer as she seeks re-election to the office of Nicollet County Attorney. As the chief prosecutor of adult and juvenile crimes, advisor to the county board, and legal representative of the department of social ...

Let’s be ready to help Florida

Editorials

Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott describes as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Minnesota needs to provide whatever help is within our power. Because Florida is a haven for ...

Hagedorn has roots in First District

Letters

To the editor: First District House candidate Jim Hagedorn was born and raised on a farm in the First District in the Truman area. Jim has maintained a residence in our District for most of his life. He has a legitimate interest in representing the First Congressional District as one of ...

Vote for Zehnder Fischer

Letters

To the editor: I am writing to ensure the residents of Nicollet County know that Michelle Zehnder Fischer is the clear choice to remain their County Attorney. I have worked alongside Michelle in a law enforcement capacity for several years and know that she is passionate about public safety ...

Supports Zehnder Fischer

Letters

To the editor: It is my pleasure to endorse Michelle Zehnder Fischer for Nicollet County Attorney. 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 had the opportunity to work ...

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