Opinion

Put Popcorn Wagon in Parade

Letters

To the editor: In just a short while, Bavarian Blast will showcase New Ulm’s biggest summer festival. One of the many highlights of The Blast occurs on Sunday, that being the Parade. As usual, New Ulm will be well represented by the likes of the New Ulm Battery, Schell’s Brewery, Concord ...

Apologize to terrorist?

Editorials

Let us hope Omar Khadr never gets to enjoy a dime of the $8 million the Canadian government has awarded him, or gets to send any of it to his terrorist chums in Afghanistan. Khadr, a native of Canada, was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops battling Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan. ...

Dissing the police

Editorials

Gov. Mark Dayton no doubt meant well last week when he suggested a new state law enforcement training fund be named for Philando Castile. Castile was the victim in a police shooting in Falcon Heights last July, and while the St. Anthony police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, was charged with second ...

Changing how we deal with N. Korea

Editorials

Even the leaders of China and Russia, surely not the United States’ best friends, seem to have recognized that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is pushing his luck in his military buildup. To that end, the two countries have offered a formula they say will reduce tension over Pyongyang’s ...

What’s Going On: New Ulm’s housing problem improving

Columns

Has the tide turned in New Ulm’s ongoing battle with a lack of housing? Two reported events this past week have given us reason for hope regarding this major problem facing the community, the first being the sale of 24 acres in the Milford Heights Addition to a Courtland-based developer, Al ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Cart ordinance THUMBS UP: The New Ulm City Council advances the issue of people being permitted to drive golf carts and other types of vehicles on city streets. We are happy to see that the councilors are insisting that anyone driving a vehicle of any kind on city streets have a driver’s ...

North Korea can’t be allowed to follow path

Editorials

If there ever was a time when North Korea’s bullying militarism could be curbed without great loss of life, it probably passed decades ago. That should not blind world leaders to the reality that the regime’s lethality grows by the week — and cannot be ignored forever. A new North ...

Town Talk: The reason we seal coat roadways

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. Studies by the Asphalt ...

Politicians need to reconsider hyperbole

Editorials

It would be difficult these days to find a member of Congress not concerned about acrimony in politics spurring a few crazies to commit violent acts. Even Montana Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte, convicted recently of assaulting a reporter, is calling for more civility. But some of the very people ...

Off the Record: ‘Your money or your life’

Columns

“Your money or your life!” The classic stickup line was the basis for one of Jack Benny’s funniest jokes. On his radio show, Benny, the notorious miser, is accosted by a stickup man who demands, “Your money or your life!” There is a pause, and the stickup man repeats, “Look, Bud, I ...

‘Affordable’ health insurance? Hardly

Editorials

A measure of the problems with the so-called Affordable Care Act which was adopted during former President Barack Obama’s administration can be seen in legislation Congress is considering now to replace the ACA — Obamacare, as it has come to be known. Throughout the country, insurance ...

Weeds: Father-to-son transition

Columns

Traditionally men passed their occupations to their sons. Cobblers raised cobblers and millers raised millers. We picture Jesus working with Joseph in the carpentry shop until he was called to his larger work. That happens less today. There is one occupation where the old pattern holds. Most ...

United we stand

Editorials

“There is no ‘Republican,’ no ‘Democrat,’ on the Fourth of July, — all are Americans.” —James Gillespie Blaine It is important to remember the quote above as we celebrate the Fourth of July, the anniversary of the day the Second Continental Congress served notice on King ...

Let’s trade data?

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s blue ribbon voting fraud panel is getting a rocky reception from states after asking for detailed information on every voter in the U.S., so it can undertake the president’s charge to unearth the massive “voter fraud” that kept him from winning the personal vote ...

July 3rd Celebration

Letters

To the editor: Monday evening, July 3rd, 2017, marks the 5th year of a truly patriotic anniversary — the conclusion of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. It was the largest battle ever fought on the American continent and was a turning point in the tragic Civil War which was ...

What’s Going On: A contract for the heart?

Columns

Mandy Catron is not what you would call a typical romantic. The author of a book titled “How to Fall in Love With Anyone,” has also been a contributor to the New York Times column “Modern Love.” In a contribution to that column a couple years ago, Catron wrote about a first date in ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Offender in chief Thumbs Down: When is the responsible adult in President Donald Trump’s life going to ground him and remove his cell phone privileges? His latest Tweet blast, trashing MCSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and especially Mike Brzezinski, have been blasted on all sides as ...

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