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A first step for circus elepants

May 3, 2016 On Sunday the Ringling Brothers and Barnum &?Baily Circus held its show with elephants in Providence, Rhode Island. The elephants are being retired to a Ringling Brothers preserve in Florid. more »»

 
 
 
The true American pastime

May 3, 2016 Busy-ness is the true American pastime. We take inordinate pride in being busy. Even when we complain about it, it is an implicit boas. more »»

Buffer opposition not surprising

May 3, 2016 To the editor: No great surprise to read that New Ulm agronomist and Minnesota Soybean Grower Association member, Steve Commerford states, “It would be a whole lot easier if this whole mess (buffer... more »»

Community deserves the theater experience

May 3, 2016 To the editor: I have bought a season ticket for the State Street Theater Company for the last three years. Those talented actors and the gifted director have never let me down. more »»

Fort Ridgely Gof Course serves a need

May 3, 2016 To the editor: As a caddy at the Mankato Country Club in 1940 you got 25 cents for nine holes and a tip of 5, 10 or 15 cents. more »»

German flavor in NFL draft

May 2, 2016 We wonder if the Minnesota Vikings are hoping to get some more season ticket sales in New Ulm with their selection of Moritz Boehringer, a wide receiver from the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns in the... more »»

Legislature should get highway bill done

May 1, 2016 We have urged state legislators on many occasions to get it done when it comes to a comprehensive state transportation bill. more »»

Why would city want to own theater?

May 1, 2016 To the editor: Am I the only citizen in New Ulm that thinks purchasing the State Street Theatre the dumbest thing the city council could do? For one it shouldn’t even be open to the public. more »»

Why isn’t New Ulm a Green Step City?

May 1, 2016 To the editor: Regarding the April 16th article by Fritz Busch on area cities that have chosen to participate in the Minnesota GreenStep City program, a question that was not asked was: “Why isn’t... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 30, 2016 Gridlock ahead THUMBS DOWN: With three weeks left in the legislative session, Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans in charge of the House have passed their widely divergent budget... more »»

Getting together to help kids

April 29, 2016 One of the most ambitious Park and Rec projects in recent memory is getting underway today at Hermann Heights Park, where a crew of volunteers is helping assemble and install the playground equipmen... more »»

A lot of magic possible in community theater

April 29, 2016 I am a big fan of community theater. I like attending plays, I?like being in plays. more »»

No room today for ‘Common Sense’

April 28, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Unsuited to science: a self-fulfilling prophesy

April 28, 2016 Cultural bias is an intriguing idea. It never occurred to me while growing up to be wary of math just because I was female. more »»

Move on Real ID

April 27, 2016 It’s hard to believe the state Legislature is still arguing over something as simple as the Real ID bill. more »»

N Korea’s latest threat is serious

April 26, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Minnesota feels the loss of Prince

April 25, 2016 Minnesota has had superstars before Prince Rogers Nelson dropped his last two names and became one of the brightest pop music stars of the past 40 years. Judy Garland was from Bemidji. more »»

First Amendment and the IRS

April 24, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»

Fight like The Mouse

April 24, 2016 Fight like a mouse. This phrase has been “adopted” by my sister, her friends and family during her battle with cancer. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 23, 2016 Habitat for Humanity THUMBS UP: Brown County Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to dedicate its latest house, built to give a deserving family a home. more »»

Power rests with party insiders

April 23, 2016 To the editor: I think the Democrat nomination for president has, for all intents and purposes, been decided subject to the unlikely event that almost all the so-called “super delegates” change thei... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Hunting's a mystery to me

July 31, 2015 I don't understand the allure of hunting. I've never gone hunting, never stalked a wily animal in the woods, never fired a gun or shot a bow at a living thing. more »

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