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Fingerpointing continues

June 3, 2016 Here we are, a couple of weeks past the messy end of the legisaltive session, and the fingerpointing continues. On Wednesday, Gov. more »»

Avoid the politics of obstruction

June 3, 2016 To the editor: Several of your recent editorials have attacked Hillary Clinton who is running as a Democrat for the Presidency of the United States. more »»

A rare, but noisome event

June 2, 2016 Gustavus Adolphus College has informed the public of a rare and exciting event coming up in its Department of Biology. more »»

Important push in Iraq

June 2, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»

Journal improvements

June 2, 2016 To the editor: Hats off to Greg Orear, publisher of The Journal. Readers, have you noticed a much improved Journal? The front page is predominantly local news with usually only one AP article. more »»

Libertarian candidate should get attention

June 1, 2016 The Libertarian Party, the Green Party and any other minor party looking to make some strides in building support have plenty to be thankful for in this 2016 presidential race. more »»

Golf course part of local heritage

June 1, 2016 I can hit some pretty fair golf shots. If I only counted those I’d be a good golfer. Unfortunately I have to count all my other shots. Truth be told, I’m a hacker. more »»

Too long in prison? ‘Oops!’ won’t cover it

May 31, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

Love that hate mail! It’s good for another column

May 31, 2016 I knew I was born under a lucky star! Just as I was running out of ideas for these random rants that masquerade as columns and going into panic mode (What to write? What to write?), rescue came in... more »»

orial Day: Let us remember

May 30, 2016 MemMemorial Day is a popular holiday for a lot of people, for a lot of reasons. It is the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. more »»

Clinton’s e-mail issue flaming up

May 29, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

How one town handled a bumbling legislature

May 29, 2016 As Minnesota lawmakers bumbled a last-minute attempt this week to reach a compromise on a bonding proposal, my thoughts drifted to a town much like New Ulm in northern Missouri. Kirksville, Mo. more »»

‘Bee’ a hero to pollinators on June 41

May 29, 2016 To the editor: Help give bees and butterflies a chance. “Bee” a hero and help plant native pollinator plants on June 4th at the New Ulm Pollinator Park located at 2250 North Broadway. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 28, 2016 Filing time It is a good sign, seeing all the candidates filing for County Commissioner seats, especially in the Second Commissioner’s District. more »»

Bike riding is great, but wear a helmet

May 28, 2016 To the editor: Bicycling as a form of transportation is picking up speed all across America. more »»

Time to modernize

May 27, 2016 Remember floppy disks? Back in the Pleistocene Age of computer technology, they were the storage medium for computer systems, holding hundreds of megabytes of data, about as much as a modern cell... more »»

The meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016 Between the time when Robert Monroe was killed by the British at Lexington on April 19, 1775, and when Staff Sgt. Matthew McClintock was KIA in Afghanistan on Jan. 5, 2016, some . more »»

A Trump too far?

May 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren’t captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn’t believe in taking prisoners, either. more »»

Hold special session if it will get job done

May 26, 2016 Minnesota has been way too dependent on special sessions to get things done in the Legislature. more »»

Seasons mix, merge when it comes to sports

May 26, 2016 Well, here we are again, less than a week away from June, and the NBA?and NHL?playoffs are dragging on. In the NHL, the conference finals will be finishing up this weekend. more »»



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