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Opinion

Weeds: He misses them already

Columns

They’re gone. The swallows have left the farm. It’s not quite as predictable as San Juan Capistrano, but it’s close. They were lining up on an overhead wire. taking turns dive bombing for bugs the night before. The next morning, they weren’t here. They left in the dark, beginning a ...

Brown County Browser: Election update

Columns

Absentee voting for the general election began on Friday, September 18, in Minnesota. Brown County will start sending out ballots to those who have already requested one, the week of October 5th. Mail ballot precincts will begin seeing their ballots beginning October 7th. Want to avoid ...

What a difference four years makes

Editorials

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has created a controversy about who will nominate her successor, and when. Four years ago, when Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly on Feb. 13, 2016, then President Barack Obama, who had nearly 10 months left in his term before the next ...

National Voter Registration Day

Letters

To the editor: September 22, 2020 is National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012 and observed annually on the 4th Tuesday in September, this day has gained momentum so that nearly 3 million people have registered to vote on ...

Pull power from a con man

Letters

To the editor: Two startling items arrived in our mail Saturday. One was a bit of campaign mail from the Republican Party of Minnesota. It claimed, “American workers can’t afford four more years of Joe Biden selling them out to China.” WHAAAAT??? Another bizarre attempt to drop the ...

The Utopian dream — or not?

Letters

To the editor: The votes of never-Trumpers, mail-in voter fraud, voters who rely on unprincipled news commentators as their source of information, far left socialist ideologues, and, yes, caring voters who are sincerely convinced they have America’s best interest in mind could make possible ...

Ginsburg’s legacy

Editorials

The Notorious RBG, as some admirers referred to her, is gone. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, at 87, of cancer. She was an icon to Americans with certain political positions — a scourge to others. Already, the battle over a successor has become heated, with ideology at ...

Vote for Boettger for council president

Letters

To the editor: I am writing to express my support for Andrea Boettger and her candidacy for City Council President. I have known Andrea for a few years through my work at Turner Hall. After getting to know her and how she works to get things done, I have no doubt she will make an excellent ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Nice to be wanted THUMBS UP: Minnesota, in most political maps, is deep in the heart of flyover country. In years past we have tended to vote for Democrats in presidential races, and our 10 electoral votes have not exactly been an electoral gamechanger. This year, howevr, Minnesota is a ...

Remembering George Glotzbach

Letters

To the editor: New Ulm lost a beloved son and the Heart of New Ulm Project lost a dedicated advocate in the passing of George Glotzbach on Sept. 15. He was one of the many champions for the project. He was always there to help advocate or persuade key city leaders of the need for positive ...

MLC is thankful

Letters

To the editor: The campus family at Martin Luther College read with great interest the article that was published in Friday’s Journal entitled, “Infection rates soar in college towns as students return.” In case our dear friends in the New Ulm community are curious, we at MLC are very ...

No room for ‘Playback’

Editorials

For 20-some years the giant kinetic sculpture “Playback” stood in the New Ulm Public Library. Designed by New Ulm native Helene Fesenmaier, who had moved to London to start a notable artistic career, Playback consisted of three tall, angled wooden and metal beams, topped with colorful ...

Support Andrea Boettger for Council

Letters

To the editor: We write to endorse the candidacy of Andrea Boettger for President of the New Ulm City Council. Having known Andrea both personally and professionally for many years, we believe that she will be an outstanding addition to the Council. Andrea has a proven business and ...

Can’t rebuild trust by impugning others

Letters

To the editor: To the person who in Wednesday’s paper called for us to “Respect each other and Rebuild Trust”.....you can’t do that by impugning unwarranted motives to the other side and assuming in advance, as the President is doing, that if he loses, he can claim the election ...

Politics not for quitters

Editorials

Our liberties rest only on the willingness of good men and women to charge into the fray of politics when they think change is needed in government. But merely getting into the battle is not enough. One must be willing to remain engaged. In that light, what happened last week in Georgia ...

DFL platform lacks compassion for little ones

Letters

To the editor: Sometime this coming week in the Twin Cities and other U.S. cities, an adult stranger will enter the room of a small child. The child will sense something is wrong as the adult begins to prod and make contact with some type of metal instrument. The child will try to move away, ...

COVID-19 toll soars past early estimates

Editorials

Remember just a few months ago when some disease analysts who had been predicting COVID-19 would kill 200,000 Americans were being ridiculed by some people? For a time, it appeared the pandemic would claim fewer than 100,000 lives in our country. But on Sunday, the tally had topped 194,000. ...

To mail or not to mail

Letters

To the editor: Are we willing to accept the outcome of an election if it goes against our viewpoint? Or do some feel the need to “help it along” by creating a cushion for themselves? Mail-in voting and not requiring voter ID is a way to produce that cushion for those who don’t want to ...

Brown County Browser: Voting from home

Columns

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts are unanimous that avoiding crowded public places is the best way to limit the spread of the disease and keep our communities healthy. While Minnesota remains under a state of peacetime emergency in response to the pandemic, Secretary ...