Opinion

Ads are personal attacks on a Veteran who served country

Letters

To the editor: I recently took part with a number of local veterans in a roundtable discussion with CD1 candidate Dan Feehan and his guest, congressman Seth Moulton from Massachusetts. They are both veterans of the ongoing wars in the Greater Middle East; my ticket was paid for by service ...

Justice needs victims to act promptly

Editorials

We‘re sure that those who advocate for victims of crime in our society would say that these fellow citizens deserve sympathy and understanding. Some, including those who are victims of sexual assault, may also feel ashamed or embarrassed, although, of course, they have done nothing wrong. ...

Zehnder Fischer strong for child protection

Letters

To the editor: I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with over 40 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings as a counselor and a supervisor. The last 25 years I have been a contracted service in the Mankato public schools and hold a similar position in St. Peter ...

Kim should call off his hackers

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

Retired chief supports Seidl for Sheriff

Letters

To the editor: I was the “senior” active law enforcement officer in Brown County up until my retirement in June of this year. I was the long time police chief for the City of Comfrey. During those many years I worked closely with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriffs Bud ...

TRIAD for Senior Citizen Safety

Letters

To the editor: Brown County citizens, especially senior citizens, want information in order to vote in the election for county sheriff. TRIAD is a program designed to promote older adult safety, lessen crime, and reduce fear of crime/victimization. TRIAD combines law enforcement, senior ...

What’s Going On: A simple chuckle, a troubling commentary

Columns

It was the saddest chuckle I have ever heard. And at the same time, the most troubling commentary on our current political state of affairs. CBS News correspondent Chris Pelley was interviewing Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons, two members of the Senate judiciary committee who had ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Oktoberfest is here THUMBS UP: Oktoberfest is here in New Ulm. Congratulations to the Oktoberfest organizers who strive to make this a fun, festive, family oriented celebration in New Ulm. There is a long schedule of events going on today, from the Hermann 5K in the morning, to the ...

Be safe after dark

Letters

To the editor: I would like to REMIND all folks (especially kids) when outside during the dark, please do yourself and everyone a favor by wearing some reflective clothing or purchase reflective tape and put a strip on your clothing to help others see you. If you are out biking in the dark, ...

Jason Seidl for Brown County Sheriff

Letters

To the editor: I urge Brown County citizens to vote for Jason Seidl for Brown County Sheriff. I believe Jason Seidl is the most qualified for the job. The duties of the sheriff are quite complex and would take long explanations. To summarize, they can be categorized into four areas all ...

Vote for Michelle Zehnder Fischer

Letters

To the editor: I am writing to describe important assets of Michelle Zehnder Fischer, who is seeking re-election as Nicollet County Attorney. I served with Michelle on the Governor’s Task force on Child Protection. I observed her acute understanding of needed reforms that provided ...

Eagle Update: Measuring school achievement

Columns

Every 5-10 years, either the state or federal government rolls out new requirements for public schools to meet. Recently at the federal level, we changed from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Based on the changes, states are required to submit to the federal ...

FBI report is in; what does it say?

Editorials

The FBI’s weeklong investigation into allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is in, and as Kavanaugh himself told the Senate, the FBI doesn’t come to conclusions, it just tells you what people said. So what does the report say? Only a few people know — the White House ...

Leadership against sex trafficking

Letters

To the editor: Before this election, I knew little about Jason Seidl or Jeff Hohensee. I was aware of Jeff’s work from the police reports in the Journal and his coordinating the city deer hunt. Without family or friend loyalty to either Jeff or Jason, I have decided to support Jeff Hohensee ...

Hohensee will support TRIAD

Letters

To the editor: I am Julie A. Duehring, retired Corporal New Ulm Police Department and current member of Brown County TRIAD for past 19 years. I also served as past Vice President of MN TRIAD Board. I am involved and wholeheartedly endorsed the purpose of TRIAD to promote adult safety, ...

Backer backers

Letters

To the editor: We encourage our friends and neighbors to vote for Kathleen Backer for Mayor this November 6, 2018. We have known Kathleen for over 15 years. She loves New Ulm so much that we wonder sometimes if she thinks it is the center of the universe! Kathleen’s first concern as Mayor ...

Town Talk: Fire Prevention Week

Columns

Each year, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) sponsors public observance of Fire Prevention Week. This year, October 7th – 13th is designated as the week to bring awareness to the risk of fire related deaths and provide educational resources to all people, in an effort to keep ...

Waiting on Mueller

Editorials

As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...

Support Levine for Nicollet County Attorney

Letters

To the editor: By way of introduction, I am a career prosecutor and defense lawyer having practiced over 30 years. I write this letter in support of my colleague, Elizabeth Levine’s, bid for Nicollet County Attorney. What many folks do not understand is that the prosecutor�s role is ...

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