Opinion

Animal advocates list concerns with Brown County Humane Society

Letters

To the editor: The primary purpose of any animal rescue or humane society is about the animals. They strive to find good homes for unwanted or homeless animals. In doing so, the humane society needs to be organized and well-run so that it has the confidence and support of the general public, ...

Rethink ‘equity’ rules

Editorials

So-called “gender equity” rules have been adopted in some places with the specified goal of getting rid of good old boy dominance in politics. Sometimes they backfire. In Pennsylvania, two women who should have won election to the Democratic Party Central Committee in Philadelphia are ...

What’s Going On: A test unlike any other

Columns

It’s a test not only of your mental and physical acuity, but basic survival skills. You will be pushed to your limits and confronted with challenges you could never have imagined. And by the end of the ordeal, you will be pleading with God to literally carry you through as your body is ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

High water woes Thumbs Down: The torrential rains that have been pounding southwest Minnesota is leading to unprecedented flooding for this time of year. The power of water was shown in the washed out roads near Redwood Falls and Walnut Grove this past week. Springfield’s Riverside Park was ...

Putin’s choice is in the White House

Letters

To the editor: The current occupant of the White House is Russian president Putin’s choice. He invested quite a few Russian rubles to get his guy elected. Did he get a good return on his investment? His return on that investment has been so spectacular that it would make Warren Buffet ...

Overturning precedent

Letters

To the editor: It seems every time there is an opening on the Supreme Court we are barraged with concerns over the Court abrogating the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. Why; was it an epic constitutional mistake? According to Roe, states cannot bar abortions before a fetus is able to live outside ...

Our growing debt

Editorials

The $21.2 trillion national debt today is worrisome enough. But it is going to get worse, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. You may want to sit down for this: Within 30 years, the national debt will top $100 trillion, if nothing changes, the CBO is predicting. That ...

Brown County Browser: Protecting vulnerable adults

Columns

Are you concerned about an elderly individual who does not seem to be able to care for themselves anymore? Do you know of a vulnerable adult who is being financially exploited by someone else? What can you do? There is a statewide system in place that is available for anyone to make a ...

Town Talk: Election changes in New Ulm

Columns

The 2018 election season is in full swing. Local voters will notice some changes when they come to vote in the Primary and General elections this year. Brown County purchased new voting equipment for the 4 wards and the City of New Ulm has reduced the number of polling places from eight to ...

Don’t let traffickers slip through border

Editorials

Most illegal immigrants come to our country seeking economic opportunity. Many are fleeing violence or the threat of it. And many, the children to whom our hearts have gone out during recent weeks, have no say in the matter. But a fre of those coming across the southern border are bent on ...

Becoming American

Editorials

Merely coming to America is not enough for some people born in foreign lands. Our nation is such a beacon of liberty and prosperity that some choose to go through the rigorous process of becoming citizens. How many do that says much about us, not just about our government but about us as ...

Weeds: We excel at getting along

Columns

Happy birthday to us. I mean us, as in the United States of America. Tomorrow is the annual celebration of our nation’s birth: maybe some time at the beach, a little bean bag toss, something on the grill, and fireworks at dusk. 242 years old is a ripe old age for a country. There’s some ...

A decision for national security

Editorials

U.S. Supreme Court justices who upheld President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban last week made it clear they were not ruling on whether his policy is wise, only on its constitutionality. But, by a 5-4 vote, justices affirmed Trump’s national security responsibilities give him the ...

Get to work

Editorials

While the rest of us may be thinking of getting in a few last-of-summer days off in August, our U.S. senators will be chained to their workplace, the Capitol building. Normally, members of Congress are in recess during August. But this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ...

What’s Going On: The perfect time for Thanksgiving 2.0

Columns

It’s Thanksgiving in July. You might know it as Independence Day, but really, isn’t it just Thanksgiving 2.0? Both holidays have the same basic blueprint, with slight variations. They both are anchored to one specific day on the calendar, Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday while ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Capital Gazette carries on THUMBS DOWN: An armed man stormed into the newsroom of the Annapolis Capital Gazette offices on Thursday and opened fire. Five people were killed, and several more wounded in an attempt to — to do what, we don’t know. To gain revenge for some unflattering ...

Build that wall

Letters

To the editor: Donald Trump had my vote the minute he said he’d build a wall at the southern border. If Congress had acted on this we wouldn’t have to deal with all these children and illegal immigrants, Mexco would! If we let these people/families stay, each family will get free ...

New justice will change the balance of the Court

Editorials

The announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will give President Donald Trump another chance to perform the task so many people elected him to do — to appoint another conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. You could say the reason so many people chose him over ...

Town Talk: Tired tires

Columns

Automobile tires take a tremendous pounding through out the 35,000 to 50,000 miles they roll down the roadway taking us where ever we have the time and money to go. Honestly, we usually don’t give much attention to them until they don’t hold air or the tread gets thin. Let’s face it, we ...

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