Opinion

Scouting for Food this Saturday

Letters

To the editor: This Saturday morning, March 24, Troop 25 Boy Scouts will be up and ready to go to pick up food for their annual “Scouting For Food” service project. We’re hoping every single house will participate by grabbing some nonperishable food and toiletry items and put them in a ...

Town Talk: Sidewalk safety

Columns

As a matter of safety for everyone who uses the sidewalk system, the City of New Ulm believes that it is in the best interest of the public for the City to perform safety inspections on all sidewalks throughout the City. The City has been divided into five sections for the sidewalk ...

We must protect world’s rare species

Editorials

Within a few years, we humans will have allowed another of the majestic creatures that once roamed the earth in great numbers to go extinct. It is the northern white rhinoceros, one of two subspecies of the white rhinoceros. The last known male of the subspecies, a 45-year-old named Sudan, ...

Brown County Browser: Tax bills and valuations are coming

Columns

By the end of March, property owners should be receiving their 2018 property tax bills and valuation notices in the mail. Please take time to review the documents within that mailing. You will note the variety of payment options outlined within the newsletter that are afforded to property ...

Education, treatment will work best on combatting drugs

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s suggestion that some especially evil traffickers in illegal drugs may deserve the death penalty got the headlines this week. But other aspects of his initiative against substance abuse, unveiled Monday in New Hampshire, deserve more attention. Buried several lines ...

Should be ashamed

Letters

To the editor: On the internet I watched the video of the gun violence march in Washington, DC. I also watched some segments on TV news and what I have seen is the same as what I have seen and heard for the last month since the shooting in Florida. I have seen school kids being scripted and ...

Keep AK-47s for the military only

Letters

To the editor: Why are AK-47 rifles allowed outside of the military? Which president (with the NRA) allowed AK-47s “to go public” to create pure chaos and further insanity? In a perfect world, no weapons would exist; however, since this evil weapon has no purpose other than in ...

Tillerson vs. The Swamp

Editorials

His days as U.S. secretary of state near at end, Rex Tillerson knows full well why President Donald Trump ousted him. The two men simply did not get along. And in some ways, Tillerson was just too diplomatic for the president’s taste. But in a way, Tillerson’s departure is a victory for ...

Spring a good time to go vegan

Editorials

To the editor: With three crippling Nor’easters battering our East Coast in quick succession, we all look forward to March 20th, first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom. It’s also a superb occasion to replace animal foods on our menu with healthy, delicious, ...

Let volunteer veterans protect schools

Letters

To the editor: School teachers possessing guns per classroom? Far too many negatives to this insane idea. With so many retired and homeless vets of our military, give them the (paid) honor to stand in front of every school to provide safety and security to all! Without a doubt, no crazy bad ...

Zero-tolerance policy is essential

Editorials

During the months before Nikolas Cruz went to a high school in Parkland, Fla., and massacred 17 people, there were many signals that he had become a threat. In some cases they were ignored. In others, law enforcement agencies were urged to act, but did not. In other places school officials ...

Student demonstrators are to be commended

Letters

To the editor: On behalf of the New Ulm Human Rights Commission, I would like to congratulate and commend the students of New Ulm High School who organized and executed a human chain in an effort to promote unity and commemorate the victims of the Feb. 14 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Sleepy Eye playing for state title The Sleepy Eye girls basketball is playing at noon today for the State Class A Girls Basketball title. Congratulations to the Indians, and here’s hoping for a triumphant return to Sleepy Eye this evening. The Indians edged Ada-Borup/Norman County West ...

Fix the ‘Why’ first

Letters

To the editor: In February of this year we received word of yet another school shooting. Our collective heart remains heavy with the news. Since this sad event happened we have seen everything from corporate cowards fleeing from the NRA to knee jerk legislation being promoted by politicians ...

Former teachers proud of today’s students

Letters

To the editor: We are so proud of what many thousands of school kids across America did on Wednesday. They took a stand for their right both to live and to learn in our schools. And what they did clearly shows that learning can also take place outside the walls of our schools. At many schools ...

Eagle Update: WLC News

Columns

The motto at the Washington Learning Center (WLC) is, “Learning for fun, learning for growth, learning for life,” which encompasses all that we do. Programs for families begin at birth with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), continuing on to preschool for children as early as 3 years ...

Zinke’s ‘sacrifices’ not appreciated in Congress

Editorials

Members of Congress concerned about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s use of taxpayers’ money for travel received a dressing down from him Tuesday. At one point during a hearing, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., asked Zinke about spending $12,375 to charter a private jet for a flight from Las ...

Norwegian grand marshal gives a blessing

Letters

To the editor: I was asked by the Irish to be the grand marshal in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. I understand they wanted a Norwegian to upgrade the atmosphere. They promised something white to eat at the end of the parade. Obviously I thought it would be lefse and lutefisk, but as the day ...

Town Talk: You ask – We answer

Columns

You ask: I love to read and want to talk about books with other people. How do I get involved in the library's book groups? Answer: Book groups are a great way to meet people, make new bookish friends and expand your reading horizons. New Ulm Public Library sponsors six groups that are free ...

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