Opinion

Parties down

Editorials

With one political convention down and one currently under way, it's really getting difficult to tell which of the two major parties is the stronger, and that's bad news for Democrats, considering a couple months ago the Republican Party was sort of a national laughing stock.Not that long ago, ...

Thank you! Mystery solved

Letters

To the editor:There was a piece in the paper about a happening on the 1st of July, 1916, stating that Henry Koop, son of Herman Koop, was riding his bike and was hit by a car.This solved a mystery for my sister and myself. We often asked our father, Henry Koop, how he got the scar on his arm. ...

An angel in the grocery store

Letters

To the editor:Last Friday (July 15) I was grocery shopping at Hy-Vee in New Ulm. I got up to the register and could not find my card. I was starting to panic, it was not in my billfold where I always keep it. I turned to the woman behind me and apologized for taking so long. I told the clerk I ...

Trump-Hagedorn support medical care choice for Veterans

Letters

To the editor:I am excited that Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has proposed that America's Veterans be given the right to choose their own doctors and hospitals and receive medical care from either VA or private clinics.Trump's policy is identical to First District GOP ...

Keeping commitments?

Editorials

President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other countries.Trump, the Republican candidate for president, has suggested U.S. military aid to its ...

Dangerous for Minnesota

Letters

To the editor:Black bands on Badges (Honor Badges): What do they signify? The bands are worn by law enforcement to recognize and honor a law enforcement that paid the ultimate price. We wear them until after the funeral of the assassinated law enforcement. Unfortunately, we have been unable to ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Looking aheadTHUMBS UP: The New Ulm City Council made a decision this week that will be difficult for historic preservationists to bear, but had to be made for the betterment of the city.The council reversed a Historic Preservation Commission decision blocking the demolition of the brick house ...

Respect police in encounters to stop violence

Letters

To the editor:A police officer friend, 20+ years ago, described to me how vulnerable he felt during traffic stops, especially in low light or at night. By reverting to "Minnesota Nice" we could let our officers know that we understand and appreciate their concerns by simply rolling down our ...

IS isn’t alone on terror list

Editorials

The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. That means that what military resources the major powers are willing to devote to battling Muslim militants are directed almost solely at the IS.That is not inappropriate - for now. The IS still controls large ...

Had a blast at Bavarian Blast

Letters

To the editor:BAVARIAN BLAST was a blast. We had a VERY good time - all three days of it. We go about the time it starts and stay until it closes. The bands were terrific and the Concord Singers were great. Our timing was off and we missed the Dog Races, but we cheered-on our "picks" for the ...

City infrastructure

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.City Infrastructure. It's ...

Rise in police deaths is disturbing

Editorials

Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. His death brought to 18 the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty this month.Eight of them were killed in two tragedies ...

Convention watching has changed

Columns

National political conventions have changed a lot over the years. That's no secret. Political pundits have been writing about that for years.In the good old days when you could tell who the politicians were by the cocky angle of the bowler hats on their heads and the size of the cigars ...

Take care in heat, but it could be worse

Editorials

We urge people to take care of themselves in the heat wave that is expected this week. Brown County Public Health has issued warnings and advice on how to get through the heat, which we published in Tuesday's issue of The Journal.We'd like to offer one more bit of advice - just keep reminding ...

A half percent here and there adds up

Letters

To the editor:This is in response to the sales tax for New Ulm. This will be a half-percent sales tax. I don't know how many people noticed that in the beginning of the year the sales tax was 7.375 percent and somewhere down the line a half percent was added to make it 7.875 percent. I'm still ...

Ghosts of the past

Columns

Back in 1990 we splurged and took our then-only child Anna to Disney World. Somewhere in my brain "It's A Small World" is still looping.When we travel I like to check out whatever agriculture there might be. It's a farmer thing. I knew from geography class that Florida had historically been a ...

Senseless violence changes nothing

Editorials

Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. When it is directed at the peacemakers, it harms us all in a very direct way.It has been said of the men and women in law enforcement that they "have targets on ...

Keep those history pages coming

Letters

To the editor:Many thanks to The Journal for putting those pages in the Saturday papers from 50 and 100 years ago. I love them being included and sincerely hope they continue to be added. I moved to New Ulm in 1967 and next year I hope to be able to reminisce about things from my first year ...

Perkins rises from the ashes

Letters

To the editor:"Rising from the Ashes" was the headline on The Journal on Sunday, April 17, the day of the fire at Perkins.With the help of our Fire Department and Police and their quick response, Erdahl Construction and team, Tom Furth, West Bend Mutual Insurance, Klassen's Plumbing ...

Wendell Anderson

Editorials

As governor of Minnesota from 1970 to 1976, Wendell?Anderson led the reform of the state's school financing system and overhauled many programs to make the state more responsive to the needs of the people. His leadership and charisma earned him a cover on Time Magazine touting "The Good Life in ...

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