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Caucuses vs. Primaries

February 12, 2016 The political presidential season has drawn attention to two very different ways political parties select their candidates — the caucus system and the primary system. more »»

 
 
 
Sanders has history working for vets

February 12, 2016 To the editor: People may be noticing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the first time after his strong showing in the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primar. more »»

Shakeup in N.H.

February 11, 2016 Primary voters in New Hampshire made a couple of important points on Tuesday. First, Donald Trump is not going to fade away. And second, Hillary Clinton seems to be in danger of doing just that. Se. more »»

Obama’s budget

February 10, 2016 President Barack Obama presented his final budget proposal to Congress on Tuesday, and apparently he wants to go out with a bang. The president has submitted a record-breaking $4. more »»

The cost of universal single payer insurance

February 10, 2016 To the editor: Last week universal single payer health insurance i.e. Medicare for all, was discussed during the Feb. 4 CNN Democrat Town Hall, the February 5 MSNBC Democrat Debate, and the Feb. more »»

Glad to have been a part of community

February 10, 2016 To the editor My wife Cyndi and I, along with our two daughters Hannah and Miriam, were privileged to spend over 11 good years in New Ul. more »»

Minnesota and New Ulm Nice at its finest

February 10, 2016 To the editor: I would just like to send a huge Thank You to both Jensen Motors and Kohls-Weelborg Chevrolet for all the help they recently gave to us while passing through the city of New Ulm. more »»

Saying goodbye to the 50s

February 10, 2016 Phew, I’m glad that’s over. I’m turning 60, and let me tell you, the 50s were no piece of cake. more »»

Bernie’s appeal

February 9, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign coming up in New Hampshire today, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. more »»

A lot is happening inside the schools

February 9, 2016 Many people have driven by the new high school to look at what has been accomplished so far. After the exterior walls and roof were in place, it seemed that little had changed. more »»

Sanders could accomplish his agenda

February 9, 2016 To the editor: I constantly hear the following argument for why Hillary Clinton should be the Democratic nominee, and not Bernie Sanders: “Sanders’ appeal to progesslve elements of the party is... more »»

In Flint, government failed its duty

February 7, 2016 The blame game was in full swing this past week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

New Ulm, I’m Greg

February 7, 2016 Hello New Ulm, or should I say, guten Tag. I’m the new guy at The Journal, which basically means I’m the only person in the building who has worked here less than 14 years. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

February 6, 2016 Kraft in New Ulm THUMBS UP: For decades, Kraft has been one of the major employers in New Ul. more »»

Test of Madelia’s mettle

February 4, 2016 You see the look on the faces of people who are standing and watching their homes burn — shock, pain and bewilderment. more »»

MNsure’s good news, bad news

February 4, 2016 MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange program set up through the Affordable Care Act, announced this week that it beat its enrollment goal for 2016, with 85,390 plans enrolled, far ahead of... more »»

United Way needs money for good causes

February 4, 2016 To the editor: I have had the privilege to serve on a United Way committee interviewing agencies who have received financial support in the past and who are requesting a grant for the next two year. more »»

No penalty for VA officials

February 3, 2016 It’s hard to change a culture of corruption in government when the government is not allowed to punish those guilty of corruption. more »»

The results of a mission abandoned

February 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

Banking on New Ulm for 140 years

February 1, 2016 Citizens Bank Minnesota is marking the 140th anniversary of its opening today. One of the oldest banks in the state, Citizens has been a community-owned, community-oriented bank for a long tim. more »»

Start the winnowing process in Iowa

January 31, 2016 The Iowa Caucuses on Monday will tell us a lot about the presidential races. 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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