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New Ulm need a place like Perkins

April 21, 2016 I am very happy to hear that Perkins is planning on rebuilding its New Ulm restaurant that was severely damaged by a fire on Sunday afternoon. more »»

Earmarks by another name

April 20, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

We neither have our cake, nor eat it

April 20, 2016 I spent the first half of my life in what you would justifiably term “a welfare state.” The prevalent orthodoxy of my formative years was that the United States is NOT one. more »»

Passing along the good things

April 20, 2016 (I am recycling a story. This was written in August, 199. more »»

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 19, 2016 To the editor: This April, millions of people around the world will recognize April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive. more »»

Where did all the implement dealers go?

April 19, 2016 To the editor: Back in 1955 you could go to Biebl Implement to buy a new Oliver, Gafford Implement for a new Allis Chalmers, Fesenmaier Implement to buy a new Farmall, Pengilly Implement to buy a ne... more »»

Crowded prisons

April 18, 2016 Minnesota has a problem with overcrowding in its state prisons, the natural consequence of years of tougher penalties and longer sentences for a variety of crimes, especially drug related crime. more »»

Facilities

April 18, 2016 With the district-wide grade realignment in our buildings coming this fall, summer will provide some additional challenges for the Facilities Department as compared to previous years. more »»

The ‘no-nonsense’ negotiator

April 18, 2016 In addition to winning more primaries, more convention delegates and 2 million more votes than any other Republican presidential candidate running this year, billionaire developer Donald Trump has... more »»

Let books be ready for reading

April 17, 2016 Nearly everyone agrees censorship and banning books (or, rather, eliminating access to books) are wrong ... except for that one book he or she disagrees with or that makes him or her uncomfortable. more »»

We can’t kick the can any farther

April 17, 2016 In 1971, the State promised to expand Highway 14 across southern Minnesota. Forty-five years later, we are still waiting. more »»

Infant Immunization Week

April 17, 2016 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 16, 2016 Time to reconsider on Fort Ridgely THUMBS DOWN: The public information session on the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course closing in New Ulm this week did little to diffuse the outrage of the stat... more »»

Lots of reasons to love Fort Ridgely

April 16, 2016 To the editor: I want to wish the huge turn-out of passionate golfers at the Fort Ridgely Civic Center meeting and the DNR nothing but the best and hopefully a creative solution can be found to get... more »»

Transportation falls farther behind

April 15, 2016 The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the start of its 2016 road construction season Thursday. The DOT is undertaking 246 state road and bridge projects. more »»

How school district handles lice

April 15, 2016 To the editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Steinberg’s comments about the lice concerns at Jefferson Elementary School and his concern that the school isn’t doing enough. more »»

New Ulm commerce in year 2026 – thriving or surviving?

April 15, 2016 We’ve called New Ulm home for 10 years and feel blessed to be in such an outstanding community on so many different levels. more »»

Good news for bees

April 14, 2016 The Ortho Company, a major producer of products used to control garden pests and weeds, announced this week it will stop using neonicotinoids, a category of chemicals believed to be harmful to bees. more »»

Health and wealth

April 14, 2016 A headline I saw earlier this week reminded me of one of my dad’s old sayings. Dad had a way of taking an adage and giving it a wry twist. more »»

National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 14, 2016 To the editor: National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care plannin. more »»

 
 
 

 

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