Opinion

Licensing fail

Editorials

It’s hard to fathom that the state of Minnesota is having such a tough time rolling out its new computerized system for the state’s licensing system. The new Minnesota Licensing and Registraton System (MNLARS), which replaces the one licensing bureaus have been using the past 30 years, has ...

Brown County Browser: License bureaus dealing with changes

Columns

License Bureaus across that state have undergone many changes this summer with more to come within the next year. As you may have heard, the State of Minnesota implemented the long awaited new program for license vehicles on July 24. This new program is called the Minnesota Licensing and ...

Letter from Ulm: The Hans Joohs experience

Columns

Jon Braegelmann, the 2017 Hans Joohs Sister Cities Exchange Intern, recently returned home to New Ulm from Ulm Germany. Below is his third and final article about his internship in Ulm/Neu Ulm, Germany. He gives us insights to his working experiences, living with host families and his ...

How not to treat customer security

Editorials

Financial services companies assure us they will handle the confidential information they often demand from us responsibly and securely. As many Americans have learned from data breaches in the past, those are promises not always kept. Now Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency, has made ...

The Dayton Dictatorship

Letters

To the editor: Ah yes, the Minnesota Supreme Court (MSC) has decided to open Pandora’s box. MSC recently decided that although Governor Dayton can’t abolish the legislative branch, he can however, line item veto funding for it (effectively eliminating its power). Their logic? The veto ...

Attacking the market for sex with underage girls

Editorials

“Some people think sex sting operations can’t happen in small towns, but this is proof that they can. I believe these eight arrests show that this problem is far more prevalent than anyone thought. No one is policing the Internet. These arrests are the reality of the situation.” — ...

Ted Chesney, Portage, Wi.: “I’ve been in the Jeepster club since 2005. This is the only place we’ve ever visited twice.”

What’s on your mind?

Columns

What do you think of your visit to New Ulm? Asked of Midstates Jeepster Association members and an area residents at the Thunder in the Valley Concert Saturday at HermannFest

Court-ordered cooperation?

Editorials

The Minnesota Supreme Court recognized the right of Gov. Mark Dayton to use the line item veto, even to totally defund the Minnesota Legislature. The court, however, ordered the two sides in the lawsuit over Dayton’s unprecedented veto to find a mediator by Tuesday and work out their ...

What’s Going On: First responders there to serve

Columns

Most people remember where they were Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, before a fourth crashed in a Pennsylvania field. But how many of us remember where we were on Sept. 11, 2002? On the one-year anniversary, there were memorial services ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Festive Weekend THUMBS UP: It promises to be one of those sparkling fall weekends in New Ulm, perfect weather for the abundance of fun and festive things to do. Today we have the Drew’s Crew Colorfest 5K race, an annual event to support Drew Aufderheide in his continuing battle with an ...

Love Letter

Letters

To the editor: Dear St. Peter Family who received horrible hate mail, This is our love letter to you. If we were your neighbor, we’d love to tell you these simple things: -You enrich our community -Love is love -No one deserves to be treated horribly -You make our world ...

Golf cart tourism

Letters

To the editor: As I went to the mailbox this morning to grab the daily Journal, I noticed a strange new sight outside of my house. Parked on the side of the road were a couple of golf carts carrying tourists from Germany. (You could tell they were Germans by their Lederhosen and Dirndls.) ...

DACA change leaves window open

Editorials

President Donald Trump basically did what he had to do this week in announcing he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals rule that was put in place by his predecessor. President Barack Obama had put the rule in place, contrary to current immigration law, to prevent the ...

Town Talk: What is a Special Vehicle Permit and how do I obtain one?

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. On Aug. 1, 2017 the City ...

City owed NUEDC at least a hearing

Editorials

Well, that was sudden. The New Ulm City Council, after 20 years of subsidizing the work of the New Ulm Economic Development Corportation’s, voted 3-2 Tuesday to end that subsidy, putting the effectiveness and activity of that organization in serious question. And they did it despite pleas ...

Off the Record: A dog’s life

Columns

When I was a kid, my dad used to refer to himself jokingly (I think) as “the Poor Old Dog,” usually as a light hearted (I hope) comment about the lack of respect he got from his seven children. This always drew solicitations from my mother that we should all appreciate our father and ...

Haley wasn’t exaggerating

Editorials

Diplomats sometimes engage in hyperbole to make their points. But what Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday may be the literal truth. Haley spoke during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. It was called after it was confirmed that North Korea has ...

Employment data can be misleading

Editorials

During our national Labor Day holiday we celebrated our many hard-working Americans, took a day off and, perhaps, reflect on what we contribute to the economy. Trouble is, the percentage of us supporting it is dropping, despite what the government’s unemployment rate reports may have you ...

The changing world of work

Editorials

The first Labor Day was celebrated over 100 years ago, when labor unions in New York decided in 1882 to celebrate their union members with a parade. Workers had to take an unpaid day off to attend, but they did in droves. In 1894 President Grover Cleveland signed it into the books as a federal ...

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