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Budget statistics to keep in mind

February 5, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

The exodus has not begun

February 4, 2015 As the eternal argument begins again in the Legislature — tax cuts versus spending cuts — some information from the state Department of Revenue seems to refute one of the arguments against taxing th... more »»

‘Only’ half a trillion?

February 3, 2015 President Barack Obama and other liberals attempt to bolster their argument for higher taxes and bigger, more expensive government by noting deficit spending has been reduced from the $1... more »»

Asset forfeiture needs to be reined in

February 2, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Don’t abandon spending limits

February 1, 2015 Barely had “sequestration,” the government spending limits Congress put in place Jan. 1, 2013, celebrated its second anniversary when President Barack Obama urged throwing any restraint to the wind. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 31, 2015 Lack of agreement on transportation THUNBS DOWN: One of the things keeping Minnesota from keeping up with its transportation and infrastrucutre maintenance is lack of agreement on how much we need. more »»

The missing generation

January 31, 2015 To the editor: In case you haven’t heard, there is a movement of young people who have discovered that one third of their number is missing from their generatio. more »»

Obama not candid about 529 program

January 30, 2015 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Who’s representing small farmers?

January 30, 2015 To the editor: As a family dairy farmer I’ve always thought of myself as real ag. Along with my daughter and son-in-law, I farm 240 acres and run a 48 cow dairy operation in Renville County. more »»

Dayton follows form on budget

January 29, 2015 Governor Mark Dayton is following the form he has shown throughout his tenure in his latest state budget proposa. more »»

More volunteers needed

January 29, 2015 To the editor: I know Minnesota is high in providing many volunteers throughout the state. Also, New Ulm is high in providing extra help (having been a volunteer through previous years). more »»

‘Never again!’

January 28, 2015 Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau exermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Let’s focus on sustained, strategic funding for transportation needs

January 28, 2015 We agree with Gov. Mark Dayton: Let’s get real about transportation. Minnesotans demand safe and efficient movement of people and goods. more »»

An appeal to younger readers?

January 28, 2015 I like to be honest with my readers: the few, the proud, and the brave. I was recently contacted by the Journal’s Mysterious Upper Management (henceforth referred to as “MUM”). The news isn’t good. more »»

Balanced budget talk may be just talk

January 27, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

Character Counts at Washington Elementary

January 27, 2015 While Washington Elementary has always worked to create a welcoming and positive atmosphere for students, this year might be better than previous years thanks to a renewed focus on Character Coun. more »»

Tussle to start for state funds

January 26, 2015 Gov. Mark Dayton will deliver his state budget proposal on Tuesday, and preliminary information indicates he wants to spend most of the state’s projected $1 billion surplus on programs for children. more »»

The facts about 2,4D

January 26, 2015 To the editor: In response to “Stick to facts to make GMO argument.” I am sticking to the facts and I am not trying to influence people as the information is available on the internet. more »»

Cybersecurity starts at home

January 25, 2015 Even as President Barack Obama was using his State of the Union speech to recommend stronger cybersecurity for Americans, his administration was engaged in perhaps the most massive exchange of... more »»

Catholic Schools Week

January 25, 2015 New Ulm Area Catholic Schools (NUACS) is celebrating Catholic Schools Week (CSW) Jan. 25 through Jan. 31. more »»



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