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Graduation time

May 15, 2014 There are a few truly significant times in a person’s life — one’s birthday, wedding day, the birth of one’s child or grandchild. Graduation is one of those times. more »»

Pope, bishop are easy targets

May 15, 2014 To the editor: What’s the link here: columnist Cal Thomas calls for Pope Francis to sell the Vatican’s artworks and give the money away, and local editorialists are offended that the Diocese of New... more »»

State ending test of shorter school week

May 14, 2014 The Minnesota Department of Education is calling a halt to the experiment with four-day school weeks. more »»

Keep bonding bill clean

May 13, 2014 Governor Mark Dayton threatened on Monday to veto the state’s bonding bill if it includes a change in the state building code requiring sprinklers in houses of a certain size. more »»

Catholic presence need not be showy

May 13, 2014 To the editor: In reply to Mr Dulka’s letter, May 2, 2014 I think you were doing a fine job of explaining the need for a new Chancery, that is until your attack on Ms. Guggisberg. more »»

The farmland bubble

May 13, 2014 To the editor: Now that the first half deadline for paying your property tax bill is fast approaching, farmers need to answer this question, “Is their property over assessed?” Will the income from... more »»

EPA watchdog muzzled

May 12, 2014 Science, not politics, guides environmental policy in his administration, President Barack Obama insists. No, it does not. more »»

World needs more mothering

May 10, 2014 As we celebrate Mother’s Day today with cards, flowers and taking Mom out for a fancy brunch or dinner, we can’t help but ponder the tremendous impact mothers have had on the world throughout history. more »»

VA officials should be held accountable

May 8, 2014 Members of Congress should apply a simple test to the American Legion's demand that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two high-ranking subordinates resig. more »»

New Ulm “Economic Development at the corner of history and progress”

May 8, 2014 To the editor: Some things don’t change. New Ulm is still known for its German heritage, beer and festivals like Bavarian Blast. more »»

Johnson Park 75th celebration

May 8, 2014 To the editor: Thank you for the Johnson Park 75th Birthday headline in Wednesday’s edition of The Journal. Indeed, we are planning a birthday celebration for the grand old park on Saturday, June 2. more »»

Press White House on Benghazi

May 7, 2014 Defenders of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deride every new attempt to get to the bottom of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. more »»

Habitat seeks VISTA staffer

May 7, 2014 To the editor: Brown County Habitat for Humanity is currently recruiting for an individual to become an AmeriCorps VISTA and join the global movement to build simple, decent and affordable housing i... more »»

Weeds: Losing the battle with beauty products

May 7, 2014 Editor’s note: Gwen Ruff is filling in for Randy Krzmarzick this week. I’ve never considered myself very traditionally feminine, so stuff like doing your hair and nails always baffles m. more »»

Eagle Update: Curriculum and instruction

May 7, 2014 Eagle UpdCritical to a strong educational foundation for our students is a systematic approach to curriculum and curriculum development that recognizes the ever-changing needs of students and the... more »»

Medical marijuana concerns

May 6, 2014 The issue of medical marijuana seems to be moving along in the Minnesota Legislature. If legislators thinks it is absolutely necessary to pass this, there should be several caveats built into the law. more »»

Thwarted massacre raises old questions

May 4, 2014 Waseca had a close call this week. more »»

Sigh of resignation

May 4, 2014 You've seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is "severely reprimanded" and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

May 3, 2014 Homecoming THUMBS UP: It was nice to have Tippi Hedren come back to New Ulm on Thursday night to talk about her acting career and her work in rescuing and providing sanctuary for animals. more »»

State of State serves two purposes

May 2, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton’s belated State of the State speech on Wednesday served two purposes this year. more »»

 
 

 

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