Opinion

Hose responds to Gladis

Letters

To the editor: First of all, I want to thank those who contacted me regarding the aggressive letter to the editor. Mr. Jody Gladis, your letter displays anger and bitterness and your attack is unsubstantiated. Furthermore, your information regarding the Drug Task Force is again inaccurate. I ...

Wieland is the perennial ‘Good Cop’

Editorials

We’re sure in his 30-year career as a police officer in New Ulm, Police Chief Myron Wieland did just about every job there was. But there’s one thing he was incapable of doing — playing the “bad cop” in the “good cop-bad cop” interrogation scenario. He is just too cheerful for ...

Beussman family supports Bob

Letters

To the editor: We write this letter to offer another supportive perspective in support for re-electing our dad, Bob Beussman, as Mayor of New Ulm. We want to offer a more personal side of how much our dad has dedicated and committed to New Ulm in the past 8 years and why a third term is so ...

Response to Kristi Hose

Letters

To the editor: My name is Jody Gladis and I am responding to Kristi Hose’s letter. Since she stated that my information was inaccurate I would like to make some points to prove my information. You are correct on the $275,00 grant that was used to add an agent according to Bob ...

Vote for Zehnder Fischer

Letters

To the editor: I have worked in the field of law enforcement in Nicollet County for the past 15 years. The residents of the Nicollet County will vote next week on a very important race. There is a stark contrast in the candidates running. I strongly endorse the candidacy of Michelle Zehnder ...

Prochniak right choice for Auditor-Treasurer

Letters

To the editor: After attending the League of Women Voters forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24, I agree with The Journal’s endorsement. Jean Prochniak is the clear choice. After listening to Jean answer questions concerning the operation of the county’s Auditor-Treasurer position I was very ...

Kathleen Backer for mayor

Letters

To the editor: We, the citizens of New Ulm, are fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for our next Mayor on election day. Having two candidates makes it important that people show up to vote. I often hear people say things like, “I don’t have time to vote”, or “my vote won’t ...

The truth on Healthcare

Letters

To the editor: In 2010, Congressman Tim Walz voted for the Affordable Care Act. Today, Walz, Dan Feehan, and other Democrats are campaigning for further affordable healthcare. Why - because of the public outcries on the high cost of medical insurance? In our family, a son’s monthly ...

Stop the caravan, but peacefully

Editorials

Unless they find motorized transport, the 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the group’s arrival. Use of caravans has ...

Disagree with endorsements

Letters

To the editor: We are writing to express our frustration with the reasoning behind some of the recent Journal editorial board endorsements. A number of recent endorsements state that the challengers are worthy of the office and are equally qualified for the position. However, in their ...

Michelle Zehnder Fisher has earned my vote

Letters

To the editor: I am privileged to have known Michelle Zehnder Fischer for the past 23 years and honored to endorse her for Nicollet County Attorney. As a Police Officer for the City of Saint Peter since 1992 I have had numerous opportunities to work with Zehnder Fisher. I can say without ...

Vote based on facts, not fear

Letters

To the editor: On social media Jim Hagedorn calls universal healthcare “nonsense.” Medicare is universal healthcare for seniors. Will Hagedorn support Medicare? It’s an important question, because Republicans once again passed a tax cut that did not pay for itself as promised. But ...

What Hagedorn did in D.C. earns this vote

Letters

To the editor: The Democrats and Dan Feehan have spent millions of dollars deriding Jim Hagedorn as a “Washington Insider” because he was employed by the Treasury Department (while, apparently, Dan Feehan’s politically-appointed position at the Defense Department is considered ...

Brown County Sheriff’s Office is doing great work

Letters

To the editor: The campaign for Brown County Sheriff is coming to an end. There has been a tremendous amount of information shared by both Chief Deputy Seidl and Sr. lnvestigator Hohensee. For me it comes down to whether or not a change is needed or if the current team is on track ...

Brown County Browser: Project Nighthawk

Columns

Brown County Probation has a number of prevention/ accountability programs for probationers. One of these programs is called Project Nighthawk, which was started in 2005. This program partners law enforcement with probation officers to target high risk clients on active probation. The program ...

An ancient evil rears up again

Editorials

An ancient and evil hatred showed itself once again in Pittsburgh on Saturday, when 11 people were shot to death in the Tree of Life synagogue as they gathered to pray. That hatred led the accused, Robert Gregory Bowers, to charge into the place of worship with an AR-15 rifle and three ...

Empathy for the unborn

Letters

To the editor: In my April 6, 2018 issue of ‘Science’ I read where a researcher studying octopuses became horrified that anesthetic drugs might be mere muscle relaxants, blocking motion, but not sensation of pain while doing surgery. Could this kind of ‘empathy’ be also applied to ...

Hagedorn in 1st District

Letters

To the editor: In the race for Congress, there is a clear philosophical choice. Jim Hagedorn has been endorsed by Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life for his ardent defense of the right to life. Dan Feehan has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood because he supports unrestricted and ...

Walz and Feehan are best choices

Letters

To the editor: There are many important choices to make on November 6. But the Minnesota governorship and the U.S. Representative for the 1st district will do much to set the direction of our democracy going forward. Tim Walz and Dan Feehan are clearly the best choice. They have much in ...

Springfield officers support Seidl

Letters

To the editor: The members of the Springfield Police Department Officer’s Union; Law Enforcement Labor Service (LELS) Local #417 endorses Brown County Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Jason Seidl for Brown County Sheriff. This vote passed unanimously. Over the past weeks we have had the ...

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