Opinion

Retain secure site for terrorists

Editorials

Though former President Barack Obama pledged in 2009 to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he was never able to accomplish it. Why? Because he could not propose an acceptable alternative site where terrorists could be held securely, without threat to the ...

MNLARS insanity

Editorials

Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” State lawmakers should keep this in mind as they ponder the idea of giving another $43 million to the people who have already spent nearly $96 million on the Minnesota ...

Meeting was anti-agriculture

Letters

To the editor: I have not slept since that Monday night meeting on well testing. I still wonder why no one will tell me is this state, federal or county money that is being used to make it FREE testing. I am not against well testing but I am against the government getting into our well ...

Attend your precinct caucuses

Letters

To the editor: As leaders within our political parties in Brown County, we would like to personally encourage you to attend your 2018 precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The precinct caucus is a gathering of friends, family and neighbors to exercise your rights in Minnesota’s political ...

Town Talk: Day of Play events

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. Two Winter Day of Play ...

Congress needs to be involved in FBI cleanup

Editorials

It should have come as no surprise that some in the FBI have seen their power as something to be protected and perpetuated through political dirty tricks. This is the agency that was ruled over for decades by the late J. Edgar Hoover, after all. The agency’s headquarters, incidentally, is ...

Brown County Browser: Don’t fall for veterans romance scams

Columns

Do you love a man, or woman in uniform? Online dating scammers hope so too. Modern online romance scams are premeditated, organized crimes that steal millions, potentially billions of dollars from vulnerable, lonely people over the internet. The scammers may just have lit upon the perfect ...

Weeds: ‘Barn of Dreams’ for farm kids

Columns

Everybody I know grew up on a dairy farm. Okay, it just seems that way. Most of my farm kid buddies spent time with cows. We dairy kids had a certain subtle scent when we came to school after morning chores: “Eau de bovine.” Hundreds of farms in Brown County sold milk back then. At some ...

Compromising on immigration

Editorials

Democratic leaders in Congress have made it clear they have no desire to reach a fair compromise on immigration. After weeks of accusing President Donald Trump of not offering a proposal, their reaction when he did so last week was, “No way!” Trump’s plan may not be perfect, but the ...

Still stuck with Obamacare rules

Editorials

Liberals often claim that because government is too stingy with entitlement programs, some people have to choose between seeing a doctor or putting food on the table. Well, what if people could afford both if government would just butt out of their lives? The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare ...

Leaders see the light on “America First”

Editorials

After belittling President Donald Trump’s “America first” economic policies as hopelessly out of step with globalism, some foreign leaders have seen the light. Now, they admit they understand Trump’s reasoning. One wonders how much public opinion in their own countries had to do with ...

The signs are there – after the fact

Editorials

In the aftermath of violent sprees students seem to launch with some regularity in schools, the question asked often is why no one saw it coming. Profiling children as potential killers is such a difficult task it does not even fall into the category of “inexact science.” Deciding ...

Vote for Dan Feehan in 1st District

Letters

To the editor: This is a letter to endorse Dan Feehan for 1st District Congress. I have met Dan and am so impressed with his professional but down to earth manner. s well as really like his views for Southern MN. He is always so respectful. We need much more respect in D.C.!! As a ...

Thanks for digging us out

Letters

To the editor: Our thanks go to City of New Ulm Building Official Ellwood Zabel and the young man who helped library staff dig out of our parking lot and get home safe during Monday’s blizzard. You went above and beyond, and we are grateful for your kindness. Diane Beranek Amy ...

Time to work on immigration reform

Editorials

With drama over the “government shutdown” — engineered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and fellow liberals — over, members of Congress can get down to work on a comprehensive immigration reform package. Time is of the essence, because of unconstitutional action taken ...

Town meeting should be available to all

Letters

To the editor: State Senator Gary Dahms and State Representative Paul Torkelson have been asked repeatedly to hold Town Hall meetings at various times of the day in order to give everyone the opportunity to attend. Regardless of these requests, I’m disappointed to see that they have once ...

Brown County Browser: Drug use impacts us in many different ways

Columns

Frequent headlines throughout local, state, and national media sources speak of various drug epidemics and the affects those epidemics have on communities. You may ask yourself, what is being done about drug problems in our community? Our community is fortunate to have numerous professionals ...

Quick negotiation reopens government

Editorials

It didn’t take long for Democrats and Republicans in the Senate to work out a deal get the federal government back up and running on Monday. Democrats agreed to support the short-term spending bill that will fund government through Feb. 8 in exchange for a promise from Republicans to start ...

Congress finds it hard to do what seems right

Editorials

There are some issues facing Congress that seem like “no-brainers.” They all agree that they should do this or that, but somehow it doesn’t get done. Whatever the worthy legislation may be, it gets caught in the political morass and gets sucked under. Several of those issues are caught ...

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