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Spending on things we don’t need

December 21, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

 
 
 
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December 20, 2014 Too close to home THUMBS DOWN: It’s odd that North Korea can lie about carrying on secret nuclear weapons programs, and test fire missiles capable of reaching the West Coast, but nobody gets too... more »»

Half-baked mandate

December 18, 2014 If you are a low-income woman planning to pay for all or part of your groceries with vouchers from the federal WIC program, feel free to load up the cart with any fruits and vegetables you like. more »»

Time for a new plan for Cuba

December 18, 2014 President Barack Obama may be criticized for acting precipitously in announcing a change in the U.. more »»

True acts of evil

December 17, 2014 Americans have spent the past couple of weeks agonizing over the Senate report on the use of torture in the wake of the 9/11 attack. more »»

3M to the rescue

December 16, 2014 If Minnesota Vikings fans are able to attend games at the new Vikings stadium in 2016 without walking past mounds of dead birds, or rows of protesting friends of birds, they may have 3M?to than. more »»

Greater Minnesota to get more attention

December 15, 2014 Research by Republicans in the Minnesota House of Representatives shows that outstate Minnesota pays 16 percent more in taxes than metro counties and gets back 6 percent less in major tax aids,... more »»

Pearl Harbor deserves upkeep

December 14, 2014 Some national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. more »»

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December 13, 2014 Fill ’er up THUMBS UP: Merry Christmas a couple of weeks early. The price for a gallon of unleaded has tumbled into the $2.40s in the region, and by some reports it could dip even more in 2015. more »»

What is status of CIA?

December 12, 2014 Much of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week. more »»

Not who we want to be

December 11, 2014 Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture following the 9/11 attacks is a chilling document. more »»

What about toy arms control?

December 10, 2014 Perhaps a new debate about gun control is needed in America. Not about real firearms — but about “toys” that sometimes cause needless deaths of children. more »»

Obama will settle for Carter in Defense

December 9, 2014 What if a key, prestigious position in the federal government was open — but the president was having trouble finding someone interested in filling it? That would — or should — send a message to the... more »»

Shopping locally pays dividends

December 8, 2014 As Christmas draws nearer, many of us cast nervous looks at our shopping lists and wonder how we will get it all done. more »»

Pearl Harbor remembrance

December 7, 2014 Seventy-three years ago, on a Sunday morning like this one, America’s sense of security was shattered when the Japanese military carried out a surprise air strike on the U.S. more »»

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December 6, 2014 Business of the Year THUMBS UP: Earlier this week the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce saluted M.R. Paving as its Business of the Year. M.R. Paving is very deserving of the honor. more »»

Surplus no reason to go wild on spending

December 5, 2014 Minnesota’s latest state revenue forecast on Thursday had encouraging news for Governor Mark Dayton and legislators who will be writing up a new budget when the Legislature convenes in January. more »»

Tight budgeting

December 4, 2014 As the Brown County and New Ulm budgets approach approval, it is apparent that real measures are being made to hold down spending. more »»

Lame duck session

December 3, 2014 Time is running out for Congress to act on critical pieces of legislation. more »»

Let the pros run the armed forces

December 2, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Good people stepped up for Karen Schroeder

December 1, 2014 The sad case of Karen Schroeder overshadowed the Thanksgiving holiday week in New Ulm. more »»

 
 
 

 

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