Opinion

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 ...

Press the question

Editorials

The Highway 14 Partnership is urging voters to really hold legislative candidates' feet to the fire this election on the issue of transportation, especially funding for Highway 14.Actually, after the last legislative session, voters should be pressing candidates to answer the question of why ...

Trump’s taxes

Editorials

American voters still haven't seen Donald Trump's tax returns, but a small glimpse into the billionaire businessman's returns over the weekend reveals a lot.The New York Times got hold of some of Trump's tax records that showed Trump claimed a loss of nearly $916 million in 1995, enough to ...

Baseball Comittee urges yes vote on RENU

Letters

To the editor:On Nov. 8, New Ulm residents will have the opportunity to vote on extending the one-half percent local sales tax that has existed since its passage in 2000.The approval of that tax has enabled New Ulm to build and/or remodel our Civic Center, Community and Senior Citizens Center, ...

What drives his voting decisions

Letters

To the editor:I read a number of newspapers each morning. It seems the wire service "news" they carry and opinion pages of many, if not most, including political cartoons, actively campaign against against Donald Trump. On the few occasions when they might publish a commentary from a ...

Kevin Sweeney: I’m a Fitbit nitwit

Columns

I was honest with my doctor at my last checkup."What kind of physical exercise do you do?" I was asked."Not a damn thing," I answered.And I was being truthful.I've often told my dentist, who wants me to use an electric toothbrush, that if I got an electric toothbrush I wouldn't get any exercise ...

North Korea keeps upping the threat

Editorials

What next from North Korea? One week the rogue dictatorship tests new missiles. The next, it improves its nuclear arsenal. And last week, there were reports Pyongyang is building a new submarine for use as a missile-launching platform.Given the regime's unpredictable aggressiveness, it may be ...

Gymnastics needs RENU support

Letters

To the editor:New Ulm Area Gymnastics and Turner Hall request the community's support by asking you to Vote Yes! to continue investing in our community's resources.Voting Yes creates the opportunity for continuing growth of our city and increases the services and activities available to our ...

Vote for whom you believe in

Letters

To the editor:I am a Gary Johnson supporter. Perhaps you've heard of him, the Libertarian candidate for president. I've heard a few people say they won't vote for Gary Johnson because they think he has no chance of "winning." If you are going to the voting booth voting for someone just because ...

Kremena Spengler: In addiction, attitudes linger

Columns

NEW ULM - A recent survey conducted by Marie Larsen, Manager of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services at the New Ulm Medical Center, points to a lingering stigma associated with addiction.Larsen's poll was administered to about 160 people receiving services at the NUMC, both residential and ...

Insurance woes

Editorials

Minnesota's Affordable Care program is turning into a disaster for people who insure themselves. Last Friday the state announced major rate increases for private plan health insurance policies. Minnesota Commerce Comissioner Mike Rothman said the state had to agree to those increases in order ...

Mylan should not be alone in congress’ crosshairs

Editorials

Mylan Pharmaceuticals and its chief executive officer, Heather Bresch, have been easy targets for politicians seeking to gain headlines as defenders of financially hard-pressed American families.Of course, the company's officials might just as well have taped "Kick me" signs to their backs. ...

Greg Orear: What’s Going On

Columns

Even if you were there, you probably would have missed it.After the woman walked onto the stage, she approached the older man and gently embraced him, one hand landing on his shoulder, the other grasping his folded hands.Smiling, he tilts his head back and leans into younger woman's shoulder ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Hwy. 14 frustrationTHUMBS DOWN: The Highway 14 Partnership is not alone in its frustration with the legislative process. The Partnership held a press conference this week to urge voters to push their legislative candidates on the issue of making funding available for the Highway 14 four-lane ...

Reality of the Presidency

Letters

To the editor:In response to Mr. Shapiro's and Mr. Witcover's columns in The Journal on Sept. 22:The reality of Mr. Trump is a common sense and presidential person. He is compared to every Hollywood actor as being crazy. Mr. Shapiro portrays Mr. Trump as a pent-up movie monster chained to the ...

Politicking with flood victims

Editorials

Tens of thousands of flood victims in West Virginia, Louisiana and other states were used as hostages by cynical politicians in Congress this week, in an inexcusable election-year stunt.Here is what happened:A short-term spending bill needed to avoid a "government shutdown" was moving through ...

Loans available for rental improvements

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.ATTENTION LANDLORDS: Is your ...