Opinion

Feehan for 1st District

Letters

To the editor: Voters in Minnesota’s First Congressional District have the opportunity to send to Congress one of the most talented candidates I have seen in 66 years as a political junkie – starting as an 11 year old focused on the 1952 presidential race. Tim Walz has been a great ...

Supports Seidl

Letters

To the editor: I would like to share a personal experience our family has had with Jason Seidl. For many years we have had issues with trains blocking the roads that we live on, leaving their train cars parked literally for hours at times. We live on a road where there is only one way in, and ...

Good German Musik

Letters

To the editor: On Oct. 12 we attended a concert at the Event Center featuring the Bavarian Musikmeisters, a group out of the Twin Cities area. They played good old German musik like the bands brought here from Germany during the Heritagefest prime years. The purpose of this letter is to ...

Why Vote Republican?

Letters

To the editor: America has witnessed the true nature of the Democrat Party here in Minnesota and Nationally. Last Monday a MNDFL Headquarters staffer called for GOP members to be taken to the guillotine on Nov. 7 – the day after election. The response from MNNDFL – “it was only an ...

Vote for Beussman

Letters

To the editor: Mayor Beussman is a dedicated husband (he has been married 51 years), father of three and grandfather of three. Bob, as he is known, taught for 33 years for School District #88. Bob has been a past commander of the Ben Seifert American Legion Post 132. He is a current member of ...

Beussman has earned another term

Editorials

The election for New Ulm Mayor presents citizens with a difficult choice. In Robert Beussman and Kathleen Backer, voters have two excellent candidates willing and able to do the job of mayor. Both, we feel, would do an excellent job. So who should be elected? As one of only two city offices ...

Zins supports Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: I fully support Jeff Hohensee for Sheriff of Brown County. I was working the day Jeff started and he hit the road running and has never slowed down. His record of achievements are very impressive. We’ve all heard the saying; “experience is the best teacher.”Jeff has that ...

Brown County Browser: Highway projects update

Columns

The Brown County Highway Department has been busy performing many maintenance operations this summer. We have completed 18 miles of crack sealing, 35 miles of seal coating, major & minor patching of blacktop roads that are breaking down and spot graveling of county gravel roads. These ...

Weeds: Memories of Christmas wishing and hoping

Columns

If Randy isn’t writing this week, that means he’s either planting or harvesting. As a pinch hitter for Weeds, this would be considered my “September call-up” after the initial “call to The Show” last May. Ah, this time of year. I love fall! That is, if winter doesn’t come early. ...

Torkelson deserves return to House 16B

Editorials

The Journal begins its political endorsements this week with the House 16B race, which features Rep. Paul Torkelson, the Republican and the DFL candidate, Mindy Kimmel. We encourage voters to return Torkelson to the State Capitol. His ten years of experience in the Legislature give him the ...

Torkelson: Depth and determination

Letters

To the editor: Paul Torkelson deserves your vote to return to his District 16B Minnesota House Seat. Paul is a compassionate leader, concerned about our families and our future. He graduated college as a music educator and taught high school band for several years; his wife, Cindy, was a ...

Feehan has support of American Nurses Association

Letters

To the editor: I am very proud that our Congressional District 1 DFL Candidate Dan Feehan recently received the endorsement of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Political Action Committee. I am a member of this national organization of Registered Nurses that serves the interests of nurses ...

A Red Tsunami

Letters

To the editor: The liberal Democrats and political pundits say they are going to have a “blue wave” and take over the House and Senate. I am hoping for a” red tsunami,”not just a slight wave in the State of Minnesota and the entire nation. A lot of people have already voted but we ...

Chuck Hanson supports Fischer in Nicollet County

Letters

To the editor: I write to endorse the candidacy of Michelle Zehnder Fischer for Nicollet County Attorney. For the past four years I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle in my job as Brown County Attorney. Michelle has been an invaluable resource in almost every area of my ...

Investigator encourages support for Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: I have authored this letter to voice my support of Jeff Hohensee for Brown County Sheriff. It has been a privilege to have known and worked with Jeff for the past 17 years. He and I have collaborated on numerous narcotics investigations while I worked with a neighboring ...

Eagle Update: Jefferson Elementary using Responsive Classroom

Columns

While Jefferson Elementary has always worked to create a welcoming and positive atmosphere for students, things are getting even better thanks to a focus on using the Responsive Classroom approach. Responsive Classroom was created in 1981 by a group of teachers who believed that student’s ...

Turkey should release evidence

Editorials

Saudi Arabia now acknowledges journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in its Turkish consulate on Oct. 2, that he was there for a meeting to discuss his return to Saudi Arabia, and that the discussion turned into an angry argument, and then into a “fistfight” with the crew of Saudi agents he was ...

Too many demands on young athletes

Letters

To the editor: Jim Bastian’s column in Saturday’s paper struck a chord with me and, I’m guessing, with many parents. Coach Kneeshaw is right on in his assessment that playing three football games in 12 days is too much. As a 15-year football coach on both high school and college levels, ...

On beyond Kavanaugh

Editorials

By their actions this past week, it seems Democratic leaders in the Senate are not content with their unsuccessful efforts to derail the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It appears no judicial nominee from the Trump administration is to get an easy hearing. Senate Judiciary Committee ...

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