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Stepping up the battle

November 15, 2015 The terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday have shaken France and the rest of the world, much as the 9-11 attack on the U.S. did in 2001. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

November 14, 2015 Business of the Year THUMBS UP: River Creek Nursery was celebrated this week as the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. more »»

Good money after bad

November 13, 2015 Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Obama and Israel

November 12, 2015 President Barack Obama’s prediction there will be no peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians before he leaves office in early 2017 certainly was, as he put it, “realisti. more »»

Veterans more special than ever

November 11, 2015 The generations are passing away that saw military service as a widespread patriotic duty, or at least a universal legal obligation for all able-bodied citizens. But since 1973, when the U.S. more »»

Guantanamo decision without Congress

November 10, 2015 Our system of government uses Congress as a vehicle to both reflect the will of the people and at times provide leadership that may not be reflected in public opinio. more »»

Why is our government spending so much on PR?

November 9, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials would have us believe they do an enormous amount of good in saving lives, safeguarding our health and, to paraphrase President Barack Obama, stopping the... more »»

Exxagerating effects of climate change

November 8, 2015 Alarmism over climate change serves no one. While many scientists agree the earth is warming, how much and how fast that will continue to occur is uncertain. So is the cause of the phenomenon. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

November 7, 2015 Talking to Target THUMBS UP: The news that Target Corp. is planning to close its store in New Ulm hit the town hard this wee. more »»

Technology taking over

November 6, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Cameras in the court

November 5, 2015 Cameras are allowed in many courtrooms in the country, but in many more they are still banned. more »»

Target closing will impact local retail

November 4, 2015 The powers that be at Target Corp. have decided the New Ulm store, for whatever factors they consider, does not fit into their corporate strategy. more »»

50 against the IS

November 3, 2015 Members of U.S. military special operations units are very, very good at what they do. But they are not that goo. more »»

Government exempt from robocall rules

November 2, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Ryan’s challenge

November 1, 2015 Let us hope U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, is as creative, energetic and dedicated to reform as his record seems to indicate. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

October 31, 2015 CNBC moderators THUMBS DOWN: People watching a political debate expect the moderators to do what the job title says, to moderate the discussion — to ask pertinent, challenging questions about... more »»

Fenske’s hometown touch sustained The Journal

October 30, 2015 Today is Bruce Fenske’s last day at The Journal. He leaves as publisher some 48 years after he started working here as a high school part-timer. more »»

Time for Jerry Kill to focus on himself

October 29, 2015 For five years Jerry Kill, head coach of the University of Minnesota football team, has focused his considerable energies and talent on making Gopher football respectable again. more »»

Don’t give Obama a win on spending

October 28, 2015 Obviously, it would be better for all involved if Rep. Paul Ryan takes office as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives with the cleanest slate possible before him. Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

Sometimes, extra funding warranted

October 27, 2015 The tried-and-failed approach of throwing money at the nation’s challenges has never worked — and never wil. more »»

 
 
 

 

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