Opinion

U should let police handle sex assault complaints

Editorials

The University of Minnesota athletic program has been hit with yet another complaint of a sex assault involving an athlete. Reggie Lynch, the star center on the Gopher’s basketball team, was suspended this week after the university’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) office ...

Trump takes Wolff bait

Editorials

President Donald Trump is a self-described “counterpuncher.” If you attack him or criticize him he punches back twice as hard. He’s been doing it his whole professional life, including his political life. So he is easy pickings for someone like Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury: ...

What’s Going On: When cold really isn’t THAT cold

Columns

The news anchcor was so … serious. Gravely serious. “With the dangerously cold temperatures outside, area officials are making the difficult, and unfortunate decision, to cancel several outdoor events this New Years.” I was in Missouri watching this newscast at my parents’ ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Ice is ready THUMBS UP: Conditions are finally right for the New Ulm Park and Rec Department to put in ice at the outdoor skating rinks at Harman Park. It is one of the traditional joys of a Minnesota winter to be able to head down to the rink, skate around with your friends, warm up in the ...

Women in Business

Letters

To the editor: Congratulations to all the business women in New Ulm. My daughter, Jillian and I opened our store, copy haus, in 1998. We were the first in town to have a color copier, black & white copier and a Risogrraph press plus knowing design and color theory, we could match color ...

Sessions was doing his job on pot rule

Letters

To the editor: I am a strong supporter of the Tenth Amendment i.e. states rights. If individual states choose to legalize “weed” so be it, even though personally I am against it. However under present federal law “weed” is illegal. Federal law supersedes state law. Under an Obama ...

Never doubt Kim’s intentions

Editorials

There are very few sure bets in international relations. But one is that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has no intention of slowing his headlong drive to become a threat to world peace. In fact, it is highly unlikely Kim will make meaningful changes in any of his domestic or international ...

Town Talk: Weight Loss Challenge

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. The Park and Rec ...

Off the Record: Go, Vikes, Go! (Please!)

Columns

All right, this is starting to get serious. The Minnesota Vikings have completed a very successful season, earning a bye in the first round of the NFC Playoffs. There is a very real possibility they could play in the Super Bowl, the first Super Bowl team ever to play on their home ...

Charitable giving not based on selfishness

Editorials

Tax reform signed into law by President Donald Trump just before Christmas may be detrimental to many charitable organizations, some analysts insist. It should not make an iota of difference in how we Americans respond to need. If you make contributions to recognized charities, you may be ...

Farmers don’t need more regulation

Letters

To the editor: So you did not like how the County Board handled the well testing. Yes, they said it was free. Then please pay our taxes, as I am sure it would have been paid for by the taxpayers. There are already notices to us livestock producers how we should spread our manure and it is ...

Spending control lacking in D.C.

Editorials

As members of Congress were debating a massive tax reform bill last month, many critics were vociferous in saying they just could not vote for it for one reason: The measure will increase the national debt. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the $20.6 trillion national debt and ...

Brown County Browser: A lot going on in County P&Z

Columns

The Brown County Planning and Zoning Office includes a multitude of areas. One of these is Land Use Permits, commonly referred to as building permits. Please come in to our office early in your building planning process if you are thinking of building a structure out in the rural areas of Brown ...

Weeds: Having a ball with Santa Claus

Columns

I enjoy being a husband for the most part. It has its days. But, hey, what job doesn’t? In marriage, various roles get divvied up. One of mine is to see what made that noise downstairs when we are up in bed. I have always hoped it would not end up with me getting conked over the head by a ...

Self reliance needed

Editorials

It is about time U.S. officials began worrying about reliance on other countries for critical resources. For too long, as evidenced by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department approving acquisition of a major amount of U.S. uranium by Russia, there has been a “don’t ...

Border still porous

Editorials

Critics of President Donald Trump’s various proposals to crack down on illegal immigration say there is little need to do so. The number of people coming into our country illegally has dropped dramatically, they say. For a time, that may have been true. It is not, now. Judging by the ...

Need to make up for human error

Editorials

It became clear almost immediately after an Amtrak train crashed in California earlier this month that excessive speed was to blame. The train was traveling at 80 mph on tracks rated for 30 mph when it derailed, killing three people and injuring many others. National Transportation Safety ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Schell’s steps up THUMBS UP: We congratulate the August Schell Brewing Co. for stepping up to preserve a historic highlight of the Minneapolis skyline. When the Schell’s brewery bought the Grain Belt label, it also bought a stake in the future of the iconic Grain Belt neon sign that used ...

Make 2018 the year of not shielding sexual predators

Editorials

The last months of this year have brought a seemingly endless series of revelations about women being harassed and assaulted by the powerful — who got away with it for too long. Let us hope 2018 takes the story into the second phase it needs to enter. That is holding accountable those who ...

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