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Community support for schools humbling

August 16, 2014 I am humbled by the community support of the school district building referendum. more »»

Limit U.S. advisers in Iraqi conflict

August 15, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»

MNsure: a step forward for rural Minnesotans

August 15, 2014 To the editor: A few weeks ago I drove to Saint Paul to listen in on a MNsure oversight hearing. MNsure staff and board members reported on the real impact of the new program. more »»

A narrow win, but a good win

August 14, 2014 Supporters of the District 88 school building referendum are no doubt breathing a little easier today, after holding their breaths Tuesday night as the referendum votes were counted. more »»

Air strikes alone won’t beat IS

August 13, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»

Gasoline prices still high here

August 13, 2014 To the editor: New Ulm gasoline stations still don't get it: gasoline prices here remain much higher than most cities in Minnesota. Other cities are showing gas prices in the mid-$3. more »»

Watching corn grow can be nerve-wracking

August 13, 2014 A few weeks ago, I went with friends to Cedar Rapids for some minor league baseball. The bar-hopping was major league. more »»

Why not itemize cost of government?

August 12, 2014 Last week the state’s minimum wage increase went into effect, and in one of the most affected industries, the restaurant business, at least one owner decided to let customers know how it was... more »»

Remember to vote

August 12, 2014 Today is Primary Election day in Minnesota. The District 88 school building bond referendum is also on the ballot. Please take the time to go to the polls and vote today. more »»

Crackdown on legal ‘deserters’

August 11, 2014 White House aides say President Barack Obama may use an executive order to crack down on what he has called “corporate deserters.” Incredibly, three members of Congress requested the action. more »»

School vote is for all of us

August 10, 2014 On Tuesday, voters in School District 88 are being asked to take a historic vote, one that will impact the future of the district for years to come. The request for $46. more »»

Stealing at Soldiers rest

August 10, 2014 To the editor: When my Dad passed away 4 years ago, I thought it quite an honor that he would be laid to rest alongside fellow service members at Soldiers rest in New Ulm. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

August 9, 2014 Enjoy the county fair The Brown County Fair continues this weekend. This is great time to get out, have some fun, and learn a little about the county’s rural roots. more »»

Community needs a strong school system

August 9, 2014 To the editor: I do not write letters to the editor because I never want to put myself out there, but this time I feel I must. I am in support of the District 88 referendu. more »»

Future of New Ulm will be what we make it

August 9, 2014 To the editor: I have watched the upcoming school referendum with great interest. There are some who feel New Ulm is a rural retirement town. more »»

Vote for Miller

August 9, 2014 To the editor: As a member of Minnesota’s College Republicans, I am happy to support the endorsed candidate for Congress, Aaron Miller. I support Aaron, because he is not a career politician. more »»

Islamic State a major threat in Middle East

August 8, 2014 Al-Qaida, behind the Sept. more »»

New school adds to sprawl

August 8, 2014 To the editor: New Ulm Public Schools wants to promote sprawl by building a high school on the rural fringe of town? That’s unfortunate, and New Ulm is better than that. Investing $46. more »»

Doing it right

August 8, 2014 To the editor: “Do It Right The First Time!” How many of us have had our father tell us this as we grew up? I know I sure did and as much as I may have fought it as a teenager, it sure rings true as... more »»

Too much debt

August 8, 2014 To the editor: It is common knowledge that it is near impossible to pay off debt with borrowed money. more »»



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