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Few consequences for shirking duty in government

May 25, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

The Cottonwood and the Little Boy

May 25, 2014 Editor’s note: The following Memorial Day address was given by Legionnaire Richard Wilfahrt in 1984 at the New Ulm, Minnesota cemetery and was sent to us by Richard and Mary Niemann. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

May 24, 2014 Service to Mankind THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Sertoma Club presented its Service to Mankind Award on Thursday to Chris Rosenhame. more »»

Let’s earn the final dollars for the community prize!

May 24, 2014 To the editor: For many people in New Ulm, their 12-month participation in the LOSE IT to WIN IT Community Health Challenge from The Heart of New Ulm Project is coming to an end. more »»

Letter answered questions on Chancery

May 24, 2014 To the editor: In response to the letter by Cynthia Suprenant on 5/15: My letter on 5/12 was not meant to “target” anyone, least of all the Bishop. I was objecting to Mr. Dulka’s response to Ms. more »»

Super Bowl 2018

May 22, 2014 “If you build it, they will come. more »»

Proof of life on Jupiter

May 22, 2014 To the editor: There is a Great Red Spot on the planet Jupiter that is visible through the Hubble telescop. more »»

Acts of kindness made this sheriff’s day

May 22, 2014 To the editor: One evening last week, I returned a call to a lady whose call I had been unable to take earlier in the day. more »»

IRS harasses citizens, then falls down on job

May 21, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

Eagle Update: Congratulations, graduates

May 21, 2014 Congratulations to the class of 2014! This marks an important milestone for our students and our community. more »»

Weeds: Thoughts for graduates

May 21, 2014 Earlier in May, I spoke to 18 seniors at the Gold Cord Dinner for St. Mary’s High School. Here are some of the thoughts I shared: Forty years ago, I was exactly where you are today. more »»

Time to clean up VA

May 20, 2014 No doubt some defenders of the federal bureaucracy will use an old last-ditch defense against allegations the Veterans Administration is endangering the health of many men and women who have served... more »»

A major gift for New Ulm

May 18, 2014 This week the New Ulm Area Foundation has announced the biggest gift it has ever received. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

May 17, 2014 Hanska does it well THUMBS UP: Hanska, New Ulm’s Norwegian neighbor to the south, is celebrating Syttende Mai this weekend. more »»

Easing state into medical marijuana

May 16, 2014 Minnesota legislators reached an agreement on a medical marijuana bill Thursday, one that the governor will support. more »»

Kudos to NU Chef’s Pantry!

May 16, 2014 To the editor: We had the pleasure of celebrating a birthday party at NU Chef’s Pantry. more »»

Sports racism

May 16, 2014 To the editor: What a gift that Donald Sterling (owner of the LA Clippers) has given us! At last, the “plantation mentality” is demonstrated here and people of color can be glad that it is at the... more »»

Graduation time

May 15, 2014 There are a few truly significant times in a person’s life — one’s birthday, wedding day, the birth of one’s child or grandchild. Graduation is one of those times. more »»

Pope, bishop are easy targets

May 15, 2014 To the editor: What’s the link here: columnist Cal Thomas calls for Pope Francis to sell the Vatican’s artworks and give the money away, and local editorialists are offended that the Diocese of New... more »»

State ending test of shorter school week

May 14, 2014 The Minnesota Department of Education is calling a halt to the experiment with four-day school weeks. more »»



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