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The awful truth

September 8, 2016 Danny Heinrich, the man who led authorities to the body of his victim, Jacob Wetterling, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of possession of child pornography. more »»

Mourning with the Wetterlings

September 8, 2016 It was a tough time for a lot of people, and for me, back in October 1989, when the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling shocked the state and the nation. more »»

Dealing with China?

September 7, 2016 Politics has made stranger bedfellows under President Barack Obama than at any other time during recent memory. more »»

The Zipper Merge

September 7, 2016 Question: Could you explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? I have tried using the Zipper Merge many times and it seems that hardly anyone else on the road knows... more »»

Standing is Patriotism

September 7, 2016 To the editor: I am a Vietnam veteran. These statements are a resonse to Mr. Orear’s column on Sept. 4. I promised to uphold and defend the Constitution. The First Amendment is a right for all people. more »»

Overdose epidemic

September 6, 2016 First Huntington, W.Va. Then Cincinnati, Ohio. Now Louisville, Ky. An epidemic that might be called the White Death is sweeping that region of the countr. more »»

Shaggy lawns observed on his walk

September 6, 2016 To the editor: These are observations made while taking the daily fitness walk: New Ulm slowly is losing its reputation for well-kept lawn. more »»

The bottom line: It’s the workers

September 5, 2016 It’s a phrase we hear time and again, to the point of becoming a cliché — “the bottom line. more »»

Jacob Wetterling’s story has affected us all

September 4, 2016 It appears the story of Jacob Wetterling is having its last chapter written, at long last, nearly 27 years after his abduction and disappearance burned his image into our consciousnes. more »»

Standing or sitting does not a patriot make

September 4, 2016 What is a Patriot? Sept. 11 has been designated Patriot’s Day as a way to celebrate all that is great about America after the devastating terrorist attacks in 2001. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

September 3, 2016 Getting leaner THUMBS UP: Good news for Minnesota on the health front came Friday from the Center for Disease Control. The state’s adult obesity rate took a drop between 2014 and 2015. more »»

New Ulm Schools

September 3, 2016 As finishing work with construction continues at all of our sites, our staff are busy unpacking boxes, setting up classrooms and spending time working together as they prepare for the start of... more »»

What Republicans can do to prevent legislative logjam

September 2, 2016 To the editor: Regarding Claus Sieh's letter to the editor of Aug. 29 suggesting that Gov. more »»

Trump’s speech to reassure base

September 2, 2016 Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed policy speech on immigration Wednesday didn’t offer much in the way of policy, but it did reaffirm his position on immigration for the worried members of his bas. more »»

Hiring process for City of New Ulm, Public Utilities

September 2, 2016 Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. more »»

Precursor to single-payer system?

September 1, 2016 President Barack Obama’s signature federal takeover of health insurance clearly was a mistake. Millions of Americans are paying more, often much more, for coverage because of Obamacare. more »»

Good pictures are hard to find

August 31, 2016 You might have noticed The Journal has begun to attach a photo to these biweekly dawdlings. Editor Sweeney noticed me on the streets of New Ulm despite the fake nose and glasses I was wearing. more »»

Planning Commission sends wrong message

August 31, 2016 To the editor: I am a member of the New Ulm Planning Commission. Personal, family issues prevented me from attending the meeting last Thursday. I apologize for that. more »»

Refugees in America

August 31, 2016 Months ago, President Barack Obama pledged that the United States would accept 10,000 refugees from the civil war in Syria before the current fiscal year was out. more »»

School Bus safety

August 31, 2016 With the school year quickly approaching I would like to focus on the safety of our children. Following the guidelines below will help keep children safe around school buses. more »»



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