Opinion

There is a better choice

Letters

To the editor:In this year's presidential race there is an alternative to the choices put forth by the two-party establishment and mainstream media, a candidate who has consistently stood for constitutionally limited government, who has been married faithfully to the same woman for more than 35 ...

Fastpitch Association supports RENU

Letters

To the editor:On behalf of the New Ulm Girls Fastpitch Association I'd like to offer the unanimous support from our Board of Directors for the upcoming vote on the local sales tax extension on November 8.The mission of our association is to provide an opportunity for ALL girls in the New Ulm ...

Rebuke Clinton

Letters

To the editor:This letter is a response to Mr. Suss' letter on Oct. 11. He wants all Republican-endorsed candidates to deny Mr. Trump as a candidate for president. The statement of not voting for Mrs. Clinton is the real buttered toast. He wants all voters to not vote for Mr. Trump because of ...

Kevin Sweeney: Setting legislators’ pay

Columns

There's a state constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall, one that has had little publicity, but one which could resonate with voters.The amendment would decide whether legislators should continue to set their own salaries, or whether an independent citizen-led panel should set their ...

Good work on Allina talks

Editorials

Gov. Mark Dayton deserves credit for stepping in between Allina Health and the nurses who have been striking at five Allina Health hospitals. The strike has been going on since Labor Day, and last week striking nurses voted down another contract offer from Allina.Dayton invited Allina's ...

Election tips

Columns

The Brown County Auditor-Treasurer will be providing tidbits about the election process in this column each week right up to the election.Register to Vote. The Election is less than one month away and we encourage all Brown County residents to exercise their right to vote. We hope that you ...

Pilot car for combines

Columns

Question: I heard one of my neighbors was pulled over by a State Trooper for driving his combine down the road. The Trooper told him he needed a pilot car. Is this true?Answer: Farm equipment may be driven or towed to the left of the center of a roadway only if it is escorted by a vehicle ...

Randy Krzmarzick: The summer of his discontent

Columns

So, how was your summer? Good. Glad to hear that.My summer? Great, wonderful, just flippin' wonderful. Truthfully? It was the Summer from Hell.Hey, you got time for a beer? (I see my reader in my mind when I write. I'm going to invite you along this time.) Let's stop in here at Meyer's Bar. I ...

Let’s find solutions to health insurance marketplace

Editorials

I'm not running for re-election, so I am not interested in political posturing. The recent announcement of rate increases for insurance plans has created an opportunity for those running for re-election to posture for short term political gain. This rhetoric makes it difficult to really ...

Let’s see local Republicans repudiate Trump

Letters

To the editorNow is the time for moral courage on the part of all Republican-endorsed candidates for public office in our area to fully repudiate Donald Trump as a candidate for president. I am calling on Senator Gary Dahms, and Representatives Paul Torkelson, Chris Swedzinski, and Tim Miller ...

Kremena Spengler: Motherhood penalty, fatherhood bonus

Columns

What's good for the gander has never been good for the goose.American women earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by American men.And before you tell me I am welcome to the oil rig, weak female that I am, statistics says taking that job will do me no good. I'd still earn less than a male.Pay ...

Obama doesn’t see Obamacare problem

Editorials

It is inconceivable that those in President Barack Obama's administration are as ignorant of basic principles of economics as a new scheme seems to suggest.Several major companies have pulled out of the Obamacare health insurance system. They simply cannot continue losing money by the hundreds ...

A very bad day for campaigners

Editorials

Friday was a bad day, a very bad day, to be a presidential candidate.Donald Trump has been on the defensive since a recording was made public of a conversation with TV host Billy Bush. Not aware that his mike was live, Trump and Bush engaged in what Trump calls "locker room banter." He bragged ...

Clinton still the candidate of abortion

Letters

To the editor:This is a response to the Oct 4, "Vote for whom you believe in." I agree with him that we must be informed on the candidates before voting.Hillary Clinton (Democratic Party) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) are in favor of legalized killing of babies.I am not a Trump fan, but ...

Peaceful solution is best for North Korea

Letters

To the editor:Your editorial of 10/4/16 on North Korea left out several crucial facts. China and Korea have had a tortuous existence for centuries. China fears doing anything that might cause the North Korean regime to collapse and send millions of starving North Koreans toward China. China ...

Clinton still the candidate of abortion

Letters

To the editor:This is a response to the Oct 4, "Vote for whom you believe in." I agree with him that we must be informed on the candidates before voting.Hillary Clinton (Democratic Party) and Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) are in favor of legalized killing of babies.I am not a Trump fan, but ...

Greg Orear: Big news: Sky is blue, Trump is vulgar

Columns

At first, I just shook my head when I read the headline."Trump brags about groping women."I assumed the Republican candidate for president said something dumb, again, at a campaign rally and skipped over the story as the local Oktoberfest celebration interested me more.After I thumbed through ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Thank you, CarriersTHUMBS UP: Every day more than 53 million newspapers are delivered to readers. Those compendiums of news and community information arrive on doorsteps all across our land as if by magic. Nothing magical is afoot, of course. Hundreds of thousands of newspaper carriers spread ...

Pence could give lessons to Trump

Editorials

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence faced off with Sen. Tim Kaine earlier this week in the vice presidential debate. Pence, who is Donald Trump's running mate, put on a powerhouse performance, one that Trump should study before his next debate with Hillary Clinton.Pence was calm and collected. He focused ...

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

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.Often called the invisible ...