Opinion

What Republicans can do to prevent legislative logjam

Letters

To the editor:Regarding Claus Sieh's letter to the editor of Aug. 29 suggesting that Gov. Dayton's position wanting funding for the Southwest rail line was the stumbling block to a special legislative session: Here's how Rep. Paul Torkelson and the GOP can prevent the need for such special ...

Hiring process for City of New Ulm, Public Utilities

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.The City Of New Ulm and the ...

Precursor to single-payer system?

Editorials

President Barack Obama's signature federal takeover of health insurance clearly was a mistake. Millions of Americans are paying more, often much more, for coverage because of Obamacare. Millions are finding their health care options limited, despite the president's assurances that if we like ...

Refugees in America

Editorials

Months ago, President Barack Obama pledged that the United States would accept 10,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria before the current fiscal year was out. On Monday, about a month ahead of schedule, the White House announced the goal had been met.That happened despite an enormous amount ...

Planning Commission sends wrong message

Letters

To the editor:I am a member of the New Ulm Planning Commission. Personal, family issues prevented me from attending the meeting last Thursday. I apologize for that.I feel the Commission was wrong in not approving the permit to allow apartments on the ground floor of a downtown business. The ...

School Bus safety

Columns

With the school year quickly approaching I would like to focus on the safety of our children. Following the guidelines below will help keep children safe around school buses.School Bus Safety Tips for Motorists:Motorists must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus displaying red flashing ...

Good pictures are hard to find

Columns

You might have noticed The Journal has begun to attach a photo to these biweekly dawdlings. Editor Sweeney noticed me on the streets of New Ulm despite the fake nose and glasses I was wearing. He forced me into Journal headquarters to take pictures up against a bare wall, basically mugshots.In ...

Madelia waiting on state aid

Editorials

Gov. Mark Dayton famously promised to cut red tape for business owners in Madelia following the disastrous fire that destroyed a portion of the downtown in February.Sadly, promises of state aid that would help the city pay for infrastructure improvements and property tax relief for business ...

Fossil fuels have little impact on CO2

Letters

To the editor:Responding to the Aug. 18 letter, "Burning fossil fuels costs the environment" I'd say we have a manufactured bogus crisis that says "burning coal creates CO2, which thereby causes global warming."Open two 12 oz. cans of soda, put one in the refrigerator, the other in a pre-heated ...

Mylan only part of the problem

Editorials

Mylan Pharmaceuticals deserves every bit of the bad press it is getting for taking advantage of the nation's health care system to reap enormous profits by overpricing a life-saving device.EpiPens, the devices used by many with life-threatening allergies, cost consumers $93.88 for a pack of two ...

Hillary’s credibility vs. Associated Press

Editorials

An investigation revealing that donors to Hillary Clinton's family foundation appeared to have been given an inside track to personal contact with her while she was secretary of state is being dismissed by the presidential candidate.Investigative reporters with The Associated Press found that ...

A lopsided equation: women = men

Columns

I might be a sexist.I say that because I really wasn't 100 percent on board with Friday's Woman's Equality Day.Established by Congress in 1971, the day was originally commemorated to celebrate the anniversary of America women receiving the right to vote. That historical context is important to ...

The cost of the EpiPen price increase

Columns

There's a cost that comes with the 450 percent increase in the price of EpiPens.Parents worry that they won't be able to afford their child's medication. They drive to pharmacies miles away from their homes just to get the best deal on EpiPens. School nurses watch as families weigh the risk of ...

Thumnbs Up/Down

Editorials

Fort Ridgely golfTHUMBS DOWN: The days are dwindling down to a precious few as we reach September, as the classic "September Song" goes, for those who love to golf at Fort Ridgely State Park's golf course. The course is due to be closed after Labor Day. The Department of Natural Resources?plans ...

Goosetown gemütlichkeit

Letters

To the editor:If you don't understand the word Gemtlichkeit, you understand it now if you spent Sunday afternoon at Riverside Park in the heart of Goosetown. It was the most delightful gathering for children and the young at heart that can be imagined (without spending a dime). You could learn ...

Hillary’s ethics in need of fixing

Editorials

With a presidential election on the line, Hillary Clinton is beginning to take ethics regarding her family's Clinton Foundation seriously. If she is elected, the foundation will make changes, she and husband Bill Clinton have said.Blatant conflicts of interest have been reported widely. While ...

Bavarian Blast to return, with changes

Letters

To the editor:Bavarian Blast would like to thank our contributors/sponsors, the countless volunteers, our vendors, the residents of New Ulm, and our tourists. The 2016 Blast had wonderful weather and good attendance. As a board of volunteers, we are appreciative of the support, involvement and ...

Get involved with NUCAT

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.Did you know that New Ulm has ...

Was Hillary’s case closed too early?

Editorials

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said repeatedly, sometimes under oath, that her lawyers and technicians turned over all the emails she stored illegally on a personal server while she was secretary of state.In response to one court order, she swore she had ordered that all the emails ...

Drug pricing enough to make you sick

Columns

As someone who takes a lot of medications - I mean, a LOT of medications - I take a great deal of interest in the recent attention Congress is giving drug manufacturers who keep raising their prices for essential medications.I take pills for blood pressure, for my cholesterol, for my diabetes ...

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