Opinion

Trump should resume regular press briefings

Editorials

Presidents of the United States are big news, whether they want to be or not. President Donald Trump is a more riveting story than many of his predecessors. Yet Trump has broken with the tradition, established in recent years, of regular press briefings at the White House. Reportedly, he told ...

Hate letter writer should be ashamed

Letters

To the editor: I wish to address this letter to whomever sent hate mail to Alma Marin. We as Americans have a right to our opinions. You have the same right but you should be ashamed of the hate mail you sent, unsigned, to Alma. Except for the Native Americans, we are all immigrants. My ...

We’re made in God’s image

Letters

To the editor: If you had a good parent, you learned early that nobody is better than someone else. Different characteristics, yes, but not better. We are all members of the race of man, just different shades of brown. Let’s honor the memory of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who longed ...

Good people live here too

Letters

To the editor: Lately there has been news of an individual in New Ulm getting hate mail. It is disheartening to hear such things happening here. However, there are also a lot of very good-hearted people in New Ulm. On my way home from work tonight I slowed down for a corner due to blowing ...

Heed Jesus’ words

Letters

To the editor: In Matthew 12:25, Jesus said: “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste and any city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” Our country has already fought one devastating civil war, “a house divided against itself” over race and economics. We must ...

Journal Editorial Page

Letters

To the editor: I read with interest that The Journal won first place in the recent Minnesota newspaper contest for Editorial Page. As a reader of The Journal for about 25 years, this award was no surprise to me. I have always thought that the most remarkable thing about The Journal is its ...

No room for racist rant in America

Editorials

Alma Marin simply spoke her mind recently about her opinion of our current president. She told The Journal’s “Whats on your mind?” reporter that the just-ended government shutdown shows what a “bad president” we have. Perhaps the person who responded by sending Marin a hate-filled, ...

That’s not the New Ulm I know

Letters

To Our City: In response to the ‘New Ulm resident receives racist hate mail’ article. I found it difficult to start writing this letter. I think because it happened here. Here in our community. In our quiet little city of New Ulm. I am not so naive to think that racism, bigotry, or ...

New Ulm Human Rights Commission responds to hate mail

Letters

To the editor: We, members of the New Ulm Human Rights Commission, would like to formally respond to a letter received by one of our long time New Ulm residents. The specifics of this unsigned letter are unable to be reprinted here due to the content, but suffice it to say it was peppered with ...

Weeds: Pondering the patterns of life, death

Columns

There was a stretch in November when I went to five wakes in ten days. The bend toward winter always has more than its share of funerals, but that many was notable. When you hang around the town where you grew up, wakes are part of your social calendar. I am the age where the services I ...

Education funding

Editorials

Gov. Tim Walz is considering moving the state away from making school districts rely on local tax levy referendums to fund their operations. A report in the Star Tribune Monday said Walz is considering overhauling the way the state funds school districts, to make the state more responsible for ...

Time for Pelosi to deliver on immigration

Editorials

Now, the ball is in House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s court. She has insisted for weeks that she and other Democrats would negotiate over President Donald Trump’s request for funds to erect new physical barriers on the nation’s southern border only if he agreed to end the ...

Shutdown reprieve

Editorials

The agreement reached between the White House and Congress on Friday brought an end to the longest-ever government shutdown, but it is only a repreive, not a solution. The agreement reopens the federal government for a three week period, until Feb. 15, when another spending continuation will ...

Shutdown reprieve

Editorials

The agreement reached between the White House and Congress on Friday brought an end to the longest-ever government shutdown, but it is only a repreive, not a solution. The agreement reopens the federal government for a three week period, until Feb. 15, when another spending continuation will ...

Being right more important than being first

Letters

To the editor: Congratulations to The Free Press’ Mark Fischenich for winning second place in both investigative reporting and hard news at the Jan 24 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention. Likewise to The Journal for first place in Editorial Page as a Whole for Dailies under 10,000 ...

Courtland missing an opportunity with water tower

Letters

To the editor: I am very disappointed in the Courtland City Council’s decision to make our $1,000,000 water tower look boring and in my opinion ugly. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a lasting impression on everyone that travels through our town. Why are we wasting it? ...

Being right more important than being first

Letters

To the editor: Congratulations to The Free Press’ Mark Fischenich for winning second place in both investigative reporting and hard news at the Jan 24 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention. Likewise to The Journal for first place in Editorial Page as a Whole for Dailies under 10,000 ...

Courtland missing an opportunity with water tower

Letters

To the editor: I am very disappointed in the Courtland City Council’s decision to make our $1,000,000 water tower look boring and in my opinion ugly. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a lasting impression on everyone that travels through our town. Why are we wasting it? ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Service to Ag Randy and Carol Schroeder were presented with the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club Service to Agriculture Award Monday. Randy has been the club’s membership chairman since 2012 and served a year as club vice president. He is a current board member. Both Randy and Carol volunteer at ...