Opinion

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 ...

Lochte’s lie tarnishes the gold of Rio

Editorials

Americans had every reason to puff out our chests in pride at how our athletes performed during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. At the same time, we are being forced by a few of them to hang our heads in shame.Four U.S. swimmers, including 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, spent a ...

Riverside celebration

Editorials

We were glad to see the Goosetown Gemtlichkeit celebration doing well on Sunday. It was a family friendly day of fun down in Riverside Park, in the Goosetown neighborhood of New Ulm.We're happy to see it, as well, because one of the other river celebrations, RiverBlast, is not being held this ...

GOP to blame for special session snag

Letters

To the editor:Referencing The Journal article on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 ("Dayton, legislative leaders give up on special session").I disagree with Rep. Paul Torkelson on who owes an explanation to of the hundreds of Minnesotans who were "victimized" by politicai actions as well as the citizens ...

Media: business or public service? (Can’t have it both ways)

Columns

I wish HBO show host John Oliver had not "written" "my" column just before I did, and so much better than me!Oliver's show recently focused on trends in print media and their broader implications for society. As he demonstrated, the fact that people do not want to pay for news content - because ...

Kids Connection

Columns

By Stef DietzKids Connection CoordinatorIt's hard to believe that another summer is coming to a close! I guess it's time to switch gears and start thinking about the "School Year." We're excited and definitely gearing up for a new season!Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year is OPEN! ...

Congress should act on Zika virus

Editorials

The U.S. Center for Disease Control adn Prevention has said the Zika virus, which has spread through Latin America and the Caribbean, has now been found in southern Florida, in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami and now Miami Beach. With the flooding in Louisiana, it seems conditions are ripe ...

Never Hillary!

Letters

To the editor:Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party. This was a timed writing from typing class back in 1954. It is still relevant today! We need to come together in the Republican Party and support our nominee, Donald Trump. Millions of United States citizens from ...

Hans Joohs internships

Columns

Editor's Note: Kelsey Bardon is the Hans Joohs Exchange intern from Minnesota to Ulm, Germany. This is the final of her first report from Ulm.The InternshipsThe internship focus that I chose to focus on includes international relations, event management, marketing and communications, as well ...

Exciting school year ahead

Editorials

Is your summer rushing by too fast??Consider the plight of students in the Sleepy Eye Public Schools who are heading back to school tomorrow - yes, tomorrow, a full two weeks before Labor Day. Most students will be heading back at the end of August, but New Ulm Public students are starting ...

Hollywood whiffed on New Ulm

Columns

When we first decided to move to New Ulm late last year, I quickly knew this town was recognized for two things.The first, and most common response, was "Oh yeah, New Ulm. That's where Schell's Brewery is."Typically, this comment came from a beer connoisseur who appreciated a good brew for its ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Session snagTHUMBS DOWN: We're not surprised, just disappointed that Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders couldn't agree on the agenda for a special session of the Legislature to finish up the incomplete work from the last session.In three months, the agenda got hung up on one issue - ...

The first month in Ulm

Columns

Editor's Note: Kelsey Bardon is the Hans Joohs Exchange intern from Minnesota to Ulm, Germany. This is the second part of her first report from Ulm.The Host Family StaysI am scheduled to live with three different host families who are members of the Ulm Lions Club. Together with the Sister ...

UN ‘peacekeepers’ don’t keep peace

Editorials

When was the last time you remember reading of the United Nations' peacekeeping forces actually keeping the peace? Been awhile, hasn't it?More likely is that you have seethed over reports of the blue-helmeted "peacekeepers" doing nothing as they watched people be slaughtered.It happened again a ...

Vote your conscience and pray for the best

Letters

To the editor:Well, the political conventions are over. The partisan speeches have been delivered! (Did anyone believe that ridiculous praise and bragging?) What are we left with? Many people say we have two of the most unqualified candidates possible. One individual has insulted many people, ...

You ask, we answer

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.----If the City of New Ulm ...

Letter From Ulm

Columns

One month has gone by since I have been living and working in Ulm, Germany. My first few weeks were spent interning at the "Donau Bro Ulm/Neu-Ulm" (Danube Office Ulm/Neu-Ulm) as well as the Stadhaus Ulm. I have also been acquainting myself with the slow paced lifestyle (compared to that the ...

New technology and the world’s oldest profession

Editorials

New Ulm Police, along with other law enforcement agencies in the area, conducted another sting last week to catch those engaging in prostitution. It is dismaying how easy it seems to be to set up a sex trafficking business.In old TV dramas, an undercover vice officer would dress up in a short ...

Burning fossil fuels costs the environment

Letters

To the editor:Your editorial on 8/15/16 failed to acknowledge that climate change is real and progressing. The United States and other countries throughout the world have agreed to reduce carbon emissions. In order to do that we will need to shutter and stop building coal-fired power plants and ...

Veterans Service Office report

Letters

To the editor:I write to provide corrected information concerning the budget expenditure of the Brown County Veterans Service Department reported by Mr. Fritz Busch on 16 and 17 Aug. The term expenditure, the action of spending taxpayers' money, is a sensitive topic. As a taxpayer I scrutinize ...

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