Opinion

Kris Karpen of Hanska: “Yes, (Mueller) is outside of Trump’s circle.”

What’s on your mind?

Columns

Do you support the appoint of a special prosecutor to investigate coordination between President Trump and Russia?

Real ID bill passes – finally

Editorials

Minnesota has joined the rest of the United States — finally — in meeting federal standards on state driver’s licenses to board domestic flights. The Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill to comply with the 2005 federal Real ID Act, which includes a 2018 deadline for upgraded IDs. ...

Disappointed with County Board process

Letters

To the editor: On Tuesday, May 16, the Brown county Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for a hog confinement barn in Mulligan Township, less than a half mile from our home. As rural residents of this county, we should all look at this decision with trepidation. All ...

What’s Going On: New Ulm’s biggest problem

Columns

It’s a problem for Windings. It’s a problem for Hy-Vee. It’s a problem for the three school districts. It’s a problem for the city government. And most importantly (at least from my perspective) it’s a problem for me. A little more than a week ago I attended a New Ulm ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Service To Mankind THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Sertoma Club made a great choice for its annual Service To Mankind award, which was awarded to Dick Embacher this week. As Social Services supervisor for Brown County for 37 years, service to mankind was his job, but his service has not abated since ...

Baby steps when a mad dash is needed

Editorials

As the Minnesota legislative session winds down to its final hours, Governor Mark Dayton and leaders in the House and Senate have been trying to come to agreement on the 10 spending bills passed by the Republicans who control the Legislature and the DFL governor who vetoed each and every one of ...

Renewable Energy

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. By Pat Wrase New Ulm ...

Kim goes too far

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Song Un has gone beyond rattling his saber during the past few months. He has gone to waving the sword around his region of Asia, and that seems to be prompting some other world leaders to reexamine the old advice about the enemy of my enemy being my friend. During ...

Off the Record: School discipline sure has changed

Columns

This week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up a case that probably shouldn’t have been in the court system in the first place. Back in 2011, a 13-year-old student in Albuquerque, N.M. got himself in trouble by deliberately belching in physical education class, no doubt to the ...

Dog park deserves maintenance too

Columns

To the editor: As a person who moved to New Ulm in the winter of 1991, one of the things that caught my eye was how well kept, clean and beautifully maintained the City of New Ulm was. As a pet owner and a regular at New Ulm’s Happy Tails Dog Park, I can’t help but wonder why it is not ...

National security vs cybernet security

Editorials

Which of government’s protective functions is more important: safeguarding us against computer hackers or detecting and stopping the next terrorist plot or, perhaps, slowing down a rogue nation’s missile or nuclear program? As more and more global extortionists demand money in exchange ...

Don’t go backwards downtown

Letters

To the editor: I see there’s still discussion about making downtown Minnesota Street a two-way street and making things more bicycle friendly. The last I heard was that bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. were banned from the downtown sidewalks as being hazards to the pedestrians. ...

Who’s to blame now?

Letters

To the editor: I recently received a legislative update from Rep. Paul Torkelson complaining that Governor Dayton just will not negotiate on the buffer bill provisions of the Ag bill whereas he (Rep. Torkelson) works in a bipartisan fashion. This reminds me of school yard boys complaining ...

Real ID, enhanced drivers license issues

Columns

The Real ID act has become a hot topic for many concerned with traveling, specifically domestic travel and access to military bases and federal buildings. The conversation regarding this issue has promoted an enhanced driver’s license as the primary evidence to comply with this requirement. ...

School discipline and the courts

Editorials

A case the U.S. Supreme Court may handle this week raises troubling questions — but they are not limited to those many in the media and the courts are addressing. Reporters have focused on the case because it is one new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch dealt with while he was a ...

Investigate our meddling, too

Editorials

A chorus of top Democrats are demanding an independent prosecutor be commissioned to investigate Russian tampering with the 2016 presidential election. Fine. By all means, let us have a comprehensive, independent probe of links between Russian officials and U.S. politicians. And while we are ...

Here’s to mothers

Editorials

Today is Mothers Day, and we join people everywhere in honoring mothers on this special days. There are cynics who complain that this is a holiday pumped up by the florist and greeting card industries, but we ask you: Is there anyone more deserving of flowers, fancy cards and a special day ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Graduation season THUMBS UP: Martin Luther College is holding its 2017 spring commencement ceremony today, kicking off the graduation season for schools in the area. High schools in the next couple of weeks will also hold their graduation ceremonies, sending their out into the world that ...

Property tax burden on business

Letters

To the editor: Design Home Center is a local business that relies on support from our community, and we do our best to keep our dollars locally. This means purchasing everything from office supplies to appliances in town. We partner with local suppliers, contractors and builders. We pride ...

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