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Deeper in debt to foreign interests

August 19, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

NUEDC thanks voters in referendum

August 19, 2014 To the editor: The New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) wishes to thank the community for your support for the recent ISD88 Referendu. more »»

Independence Party deserves attention

August 19, 2014 To the editor: Kevin Terrell’s (IP-endorsed Senate candidate) frustration with the media and/or reporters is warranted, as Terrell expressed in Brian Bakst’s AP story. more »»

Islamic State’s barbarism

August 18, 2014 “War is hell,” Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman famously told a graduating class at the Michigan Military Academy. Yet even Sherman had some scruples and standards when it came to warfare. more »»

Advisers can lead to so much more

August 17, 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 »»

Thumbs Up/Down

August 16, 2014 No 90s OK?with us It was pointed out to us by National Service Weather watcher Victor Roepke that by his records, we have not had a 90 degree day yet this summer. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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