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Here’s to our health

August 20, 2014 New Ulm Medical Center and Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm project celebrated a prestigious honor Tuesday, recognizing the reception of a 2014 NOVA Award from the American Hospital Association. more »»

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 »»

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 »»

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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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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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 »»

Islamic State a major threat in Middle East

August 8, 2014 Al-Qaida, behind the Sept. more »»

Israelis unjustly criticized for defending themselves

August 7, 2014 Israeli leaders have been criticized roundly by officials in the U.S. and other countries — and yes, by many in the media — for their handling of the conflict against the Hamas terrorist organization. more »»

No time to cut back on Ebola funding

August 6, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tal. more »»

Support Seifert for governor

August 5, 2014 Minnesota Republicans have a lot of choosing to do next Tuesday, especially in the governor’s rac. more »»

Gag House Association did a lot in 25 years

August 4, 2014 This weekend the Wanda Gag House association marked its 25th anniversary with the dedication of a historic plaque at the home at 226 N. Washington St. more »»

FarmFest debates

August 3, 2014 One of the great attractions at FarmFest, which starts Tuesday at the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls, is the chance for people to meet political candidates and hear them speak on issues at the... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

August 2, 2014 Great gift for district THUMBS UP: There are a lot of concerns and questions, as one would expect, about the District 88 school building tax referendum. more »»

 
 

 

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