Opinion

Supports Zehnder Fischer

Letters

To the editor: I have been professionally associated with Michelle Zehnder Fischer for nearly 20 years. She has distinguished herself while first serving as Assistant Nicollet County Attorney and now as the Nicollet County Attorney. She is held with the highest regard because of her ...

Supports Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: I am sending this letter in support of Police Senior Investigator Jeff Hohensee for the office of Sheriff of Brown County. My only personal involvement with the New Ulm Police Department occurred some 17 years ago when valuable jewelry was stolen from my elderly invalided ...

Torkelson wrong on the environment

Letters

To the editor: At a forum earlier this month, the candidates for Minnesota House 16B were asked a question regarding a recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and what they could do to help combat climate change. Torkelson stated: “The evidence for climate change is ...

Torkelson works for small communities

Letters

To the editor: Recently The Journal made a wise decision in endorsing Paul Torkelson to continue representing our area in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Paul has the respect of his peers in the legislature where he has demonstrated his leadership skills. Paul has received a number ...

Town Talk: How does your water meter work?

Columns

The water meter in your home or business is owned and maintained by the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission Water Department. The water meters currently installed in New Ulm are mechanical water meters. Water flows through the meter’s strainer into the measuring chamber. In this chamber there ...

Mack in 4th Ward

Editorials

As in the New Ulm Mayoral election, voters in the 4th Ward City Council election have a difficult decision on Nov. 6 trying to decide between two good candidates. Larry Mack is finishing his first term as the 4th Ward council member. His challenger is Andrea Boettger, a candidate with good ...

Support for Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: My name is Barry Gulden and I grew up in New Ulm. I work for a sheriffs department that connects to Brown County. I have been watching the Brown County Sheriffs Department race closely. What I have noticed is the compelling and diverse letters that have been submitted to ...

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 ...

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