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Mass shootings multiply

October 6, 2015 The shooting last Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is just the latest in a series of mass shootings that seem to be coming faster and faste. more »»

Eyes on the stars

October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Too little, too late for Afghanistan?

October 4, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»

Stepping down from watering duties

October 4, 2015 To the editor: In 2002 there were substantial financial cuts to the city budget for the following years programing. The Chamber was asked to pay the $10,000+, cost of flower watering. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

October 3, 2015 A great Oktoberfest THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Oktoberfest celebration has been gaining lots of public attention this year. more »»

Bike rules and user fees

October 3, 2015 To the editor: When was the last time you had someone on a bicycle fail to stop at a stop sign in front of you, or came upon a small group of bicycle riders on a city street or a county road riding... more »»

Medical care for babies

October 3, 2015 To the editor: The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill which would require medical treatment for babies who survive an abortion. more »»

MNsure rate hikes raise pain levels

October 2, 2015 It was called the “Affordable” Care Act, wasn’t it? The national health insurance overhaul was supposed to give people who couldn’t afford to pay private health insurance premiums a chance to... more »»

Windings is owned by its employees

October 2, 2015 To the editor: I appreciate Monday’s recognition of Windings’ 50th anniversary; however I must correct your statement of current ownership. more »»

One way for Clinton to build trust - truth

October 1, 2015 Not that former President Bill Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a president. more »»

VA misdeeds are everywhere

September 30, 2015 We’ve read about Veterans Administration officials around the country accused of various misdeeds, from lying about long waits some veterans endured before getting medical appointments to substandar... more »»

Calling all Goosetowners

September 30, 2015 To the editor: I would like to invite all Goosetowners to walk in the German-American Parade. We will meet at the Glockenspiel at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 3. The parade will start at 11 a.. more »»

Putin’s new strategy

September 29, 2015 Russian leader Vladimir Putin is more than willing to let others take care of business for him. He doesn’t even mind if they get credit for doing so. more »»

Boehner’s out; Now what?

September 28, 2015 For the past few elections a number of Republican seats in Congress have been taken by tea party conservatives intent on making over Congress and the country in their own image and likeness. more »»

EPA should take care of business

September 27, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

September 26, 2015 Wetlands care Minnesota’s wetlands are holding steady in number since the state instituted rules requiring those destroing or draining wetlands to replace them somewhere else. more »»

Roundabout not a cure-all

September 26, 2015 To the editor: I was surprised to read in a recent issue of The Journal that a roundabout is being considered for the intersection of MN 4 and CR 2. more »»

Why not support Born-Alive legislation?

September 26, 2015 To the editor: Congressman Tim Walz was one of 177 Democrats who recently voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act which “amends the federal criminai code to require any health... more »»

Blowing the whistle on inspectors general

September 25, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

New Walk! Bike! Fun! curriculum

September 25, 2015 To the editor: On Sept. 22, 13 teachers from around the area got together in New Ulm to learn a new physical education curriculum to use in their classrooms. more »»



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