Opinion

We’ll still need Guantanamo

Editorials

In anticipation of the end of his presidency, Barack Obama has accelerated an initiative to empty the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and shut it down.Not long after he took office, Obama announced he would keep a campaign promise to close the center. In one of the most bipartisan ...

Making medical advances easier

Editorials

People die every day from diseases for which preventions and cures are in the pipeline. Americans pay hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of dollars a year for high-priced drugs because the companies that market them have little or no competition.A great deal is wrong with this picture.More ...

Orear: Another holiday’s traditions a casualty to consumerism

Columns

It has become the forgotten holiday.Despite the most sacred of origins, we no longer reserve the day for reflection and time with family, choosing instead to focus on a day off work (for some) and silly secular rituals.This holiday used to stand for something significant. It used to mean ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Snow drivingPOINTER: The first big winter storm of the season hit Friday. The problem was not so much snow as a strong wind that pushed the snow around and caused visibility problems and pushed cars around on slick roads.It is always worth a reminder at this time of year to remember the lessons ...

If only the federal government worked as well as local government

Letters

To the editor:I'm sure you are as relieved as I am that the 2016 elections are over. The results of this presidential election clearly show that many citizens were fed up with politics as usual. I hope our new president and his team represents our interests better than previous administrations, ...

Repainting donation from New Ulm Foundation

Letters

To the editor:I would like to make a clarification on the funding for the re-painting of the "Welcome to New Ulm" sign on the Burdick Elevator. It was reported this week that the New Ulm City Council accepted a $2,000 donation from the Minnesota Community Foundation, in addition to 13 ...

Charges in Castile shooting

Editorials

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi stood at the podium Wednesday and announced that St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez would face three counts, including second degree manslaughter, in the July 6 shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights.It was the first time in 16 years, after more ...

The evils of the Main Stream Media

Letters

To the editor:This election demonstrated conclusively that anyone who depends on the Main Stream Media for factual political information is woefully uninformed. It started during the 2008 election when Tom Brokaw, on PBS with Charlie Rose, commented: "We don't know a lot about Barack Obama We ...

Trump Protests

Letters

To the editor:I have been reading The Journal's editorials and letters to the editor regarding how terrible they think the post election demonstrations against President-elect Trump are. For the most part the demonstrations are peaceful with only isolated reports of vandalism or violence. There ...

Unity, not bullying

Letters

To the editor:Tuesday's letter calling for national unity was the equivalent of having a few beers while telling others not to drink. After one week Trump supporters are tired of crybabies protesting, vulgarity, hate, and unsubstantiated remarks about a legally elected president? Imagine how ...

Town Talk: You ask, we answer: Junk buildup

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.What to do if your neighbor ...

Obama’s warning

Editorials

Don't make the same mistake I did, President Barack Obama seemed to be advising European leaders this week.Obama is on his last big trip abroad as president. Part of his purpose, as White House aides confirm, is to reassure European leaders President-elect Donald Trump will keep key mutual ...

Highway 14 reopens; now add New Ulm

Editorials

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday marked the opening of the Nicollet to North Mankato portion of Highway 14, which has been expanded to four lanes.It is a joyous and auspicious occasion for proponents of the Highway 14 project, but it is not time to relax. The state still needs to finish the ...

Trump’s election is worth protesting

Letters

To the editor:I read with interest your Nov. 12, 2016 editorial in which you suggested that Trump protestors "wait until he does something worth criticizing." Did we watch the same campaign? He targeted the vulnerable among us, including people with disabilities, Muslims, and other minorities. ...

Brown County Browser: Election day wrapup

Columns

The result of the 2016 Presidential Election has been determined and now we are tasked with certifying the official results to the Secretary of State.According to our records we had 13,925 ballots cast in Brown County which included 1,812 Election Day registrations! It was a very busy day for ...

Our View: Transition time is dangerous for troops in Afghanistan

Editorials

Leaders of other countries were not the only people overseas watching the U.S. presidential election last week. Many of them are concerned with maintaining good, if not friendly, relations with us.But others monitoring our leadership have no such desire. All they want to do is kill as many ...

Trump protestors should grow up

Letters

To the editor:I'm tired of the protesting, rioting crybabies making uninformed, unsubstantiated remarks about our legally elected President-elect Donald Trump.Hillary's backers are spewing vulgarity and hatred from the rhetoric they were fed by Hillary and her biased media who refused to report ...

Post-election wrap-up

Columns

David Wong, my favorite thinker of the moment, and a genius at explaining complexities clearly and simply, pointed out something interesting the other day in a post-election piece called "Don't Panic."(Google him and, while at it, read the rest of his irreverent, insightful stuff. Wong ...

Election reaction shows divisions

Editorials

In the few days since Donald Trump's stunning victory in the presidential election, the reactions across the country reveal our country's divisions.Thousands of people in major cities have spent the past week holding protests and demonstrations, with signs saying, "Not My President." They ...

Promise to veterans

Editorials

President-elect Donald Trump has made many promises during the more than a year he has been campaigning. He may have been reminded of one on Friday.It was Veterans Day, an annual observance during which we Americans pause to remind ourselves of the many sacrifices made by those who have served ...