Opinion

Preliminary tax levy vs final tax levy comparison

Letters

To the editor: I thought The Journal’s readers would be interested in the past history regarding City of New Ulm preliminary levies and the final levy adopted. tax-levy-chart Far from being a conspiracy or bait and switch, as some have suggested, there have been years that the ...

Our View: A real change at EPA

Editorials

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency has sent many liberals diving off the deep end, rhetorically. Pruitt has a record of opposing EPA action meant to cripple the fossil fuel industry, the leftists ...

Don’t fear immigrants’ differences

Letters

To the editor: I’m a NUHS Class of 2000 grad, and New Ulm will always have a piece of my heart. I loved growing up here, and made lifelong friends who are like family. This town provides a community feel that’s hard to find in a larger city, which I’ve realized since moving. One thing ...

Other priceless art in storage

Letters

To the editor: Marcel Duchamp is another “leading, internationally known artist, highly regarded in Europe for [his] abstract works that combined painting and sculpture in unique and novel ways.” The original version of his sculpture, “Fountain,” may be “mouldering in storage ...

What’s Going On: Two iconic anniversaries in one week

Columns

This week, America paused to recognize the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, which would in turn, propel this country into the second World War and eventually, change the course of history. Soon after that attack, a wave of patriotism swept through the United States unlike ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

“Happy” Capitol Thumbs Down: Apparently, the Minnesota Historical Society needs to change its name to the Minnesota Happy Historical Society. The Society decided, in its decisions on what kind of art belongs in the Minnnesota Capitol, that New Ulm artist Anton Gag’s painting ...

Media should report responsibly

Letters

To the editor: This letter is a response to Kathleen Parker’s article on Dec. 6. Mr. Trump asks the media for fair treatment in his plans for the government. Her statement that those who burn the American flag rarely happens. I watched television adn the flag burnings are more frequent than ...

Our View: A true American hero

Editorials

John Glenn, the last of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, died on Thursday. The accolades  that started pouring in can only begin to explain the true worth of this real American hero. Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth, circling the globe three times on Feb. 20, 1962 in a ...

Obama’s executive orders

Letters

To the editor: I just read Greg Orear’s “What’s Going On” column in the Dec. 4 issue of The Journal. As usual I found his article to be entertaining if nothing else. His article pointed out the ups and downs of various Presidents of the United States comparing the number of their ...

Park and Rec: Resident vs. Non-Resident fees

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. Do you live outside ...

Our View: At the least, Trump is trying to save jobs

Editorials

Left-wing politicians and their supporters in some of the news media have become so used to employing a double standard that they seem to be blind to how many voters have caught on. Even after Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, the practice has ...

Off the Record: Familiar with the bait and switch

Columns

Years ago, when I was living in my first apartment in Albert Lea, my landlord walked into the newspaper office where I was working and asked me, “What would you say if I said I had to raise your rent $50 a month?” My eyes bugged out and my jaw dropped. I’m sure it looked ...

Our View: Pearl Harbor

Editorials

Bands had begun saluting the flag as Old Glory was raised. Men were rolling out of bunks, ready for a new day. It was Sunday, so some men of the cloth were polishing sermons to be delivered later that day. It was a Sunday morning just like most others in the tropical paradise that was the ...

Lincoln had his faults

Letters

To the editor: Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan were singled out as very bad presidents in Kremena Spengler’s column in the Oct. 18th Journal. Perhaps they were. But certain things about the next president should be kept in mind. He arrested leading citizens in great numbers, including ...

Little progress on Minnesota River flooding

Letters

To the editor: I see 100 years ago the New Ulm Mayor was concerned about the flooding of the Minnesota River Valley farm land. Boy, have we made progress. Where is the farm land now in the valley? mostly grown up into willows. We still try to pasture some of this bottom land and even this ...

Weeds: Local downtowns were once Christmas Central

Columns

When first child Anna was little, this time of year Pam would join some friends for an Advent retreat. That meant a father-daughter weekend and the chance to reacquaint after harvest. On Saturday night it was our routine to supper at the City Café. That corner in Sleepy Eye was then a starting ...

The 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Columns

On Dec. 7, 75 years ago, a group of Navy reservists from St. Paul, Minn., fired the first American shots of World War II, sinking a Japanese two-man submarine trying to sneak into Pearl Harbor a little more than an hour before the attack. Their ship, the USS Ward was patrolling the entrance ...

Our View: What’s Stein’s recount game?

Editorials

Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein apparently believes all’s fair in politics. Her blatant attempt to pave her way to office in the future ought to be remembered by voters. It is the very old-style politics so many voters are rejecting. Stein, who garnered fewer than 1.5 million ...

Shag Road

Letters

To the Editor: Shag Road is a Cottonwood Township gravel road about five miles in length, located south east of New Ulm in the valley between the Minnesota River and the railroad tracks. There is only two ways to access Shag Road, one is up the motorcycle club hill and intersects with Hwy 15 ...