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Opinion

We can’t agree to disagree

Editorials

These are incredibly toxic political times. It is practically impossible to have a discussion anymore on a political issue or a political candidate with someone who holds a different view, or favors a different candidate than you without sparking a heated argument. This is a polarized society, ...

Waiting for Feehan’s answer

Letters

To the editor: These past few months I have received several flyers asking me to vote for Dan Feehan in the upcoming First Congressional District election. He makes the usual promises in these ads — standing up to party leaders and taking on corporate interests and Big Pharma. However, as a ...

Sleepy Eye City elections – know your candidates

Letters

To the editor: While local city elections are not partisan, the fact is that everyone has political views. These views affect our decisions, and the decisions of those who run for city offices are most immediately felt by those who live in that city. It behooves us, then, to know particular ...

Fort Ridgely construction

Letters

To the editor: What’s happening with the construction at the entry to Ft. Ridgely? It’s been closed all summer and still not finished. Do they have a completion date? Are they fined if it is not done on time? You would think that small project should have been finished months ago. Is ...

Hagedorn doesn’t want to be held accountable

Letters

To the editor: Recently, at my dad’s funeral, I was reminded of wise words he gave us kids. He said, “No matter what work you do make sure it is something you would sign your name to.” I was so disappointed in Congressman Hagedorn’s refusal to address ethics charges when a reporter ...

Meddling continues in our elections

Editorials

If last week’s announcement that Russian and Iranian operatives are using technology once again to influence U.S. politics came as a surprise, you clearly have not been paying attention. That makes you preferred prey, by the way. We were warned in advance of the 2016 election of how the ...

Does one issue trump all others?

Letters

To the editor: May someone who is pro-life vote for a pro-choice Biden/Harris ticket in good conscience? It has been stated by some pro-life Americans that they are not “one issue” voters so they feel they may vote for a candidate who supports the murder of abortion. I’d like to ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Schools staying ahead of COVID-19 THUMBS UP: Information from Brown County Public Health and District 88 indicates the schools in New Ulm are doing a good job of dealing with COVID-19. Superintendent Jeff Bertrang reported to the District 88 board this week that 14 students and five staff ...

Andrea Boettger for City Council President

Letters

To the editor: New Ulm is blessed to have two excellent candidates running for City Council President, Andrea Boettger and Larry Mack. Both are great candidates and possess qualities to lead the council. We support Andrea Boettger for the following reasons. First and foremost, Andrea has a ...

Clean up Southern MN, sweep out Republicans

Letters

To the editor: We like clean politics. We have laws to keep our politics clean, but laws only work if laws are followed. The Blue Earth County Republicans pay a mere $100/month to rent an office in the Mankato Place Mall. At the price of $8/square foot, the lower end of rent prices advertised ...

Election letters

Letters

The Journal will accept letter to the editor relating to the Nov. 3 elections up to Friday, Oct. 30. Letters endorsing candidates and issues will not be published after Monday, Nov. 2, unless the editor determines a response to a previously published letter is in order. Please keep letters ...

Voter interest is high in 2020 election

Editorials

Voter interest is always high in Brown County, where turnout percentages traditionally rank high in the state, especially during presidential years. This year, voters are not about to be deterred by COVID-19 fears. Voters are turning in their absentee ballots at a good pace. According to the ...

Polite political discourse falls to smear tactics

Letters

To the editor: I miss the days when candidates respectfully disagreed. A challenger pointed out votes by the incumbent, explaining why he/she would vote differently. The incumbent explained his/her votes and why the challenger is wrong. Voters considered both sides and decided who to vote ...

‘We love Trump’

Letters

To the editor: Donald Trump, who donates his presidential wages to charities helping ordinary citizens, became a Christian and Pro-Life several years ago when someone he knew did not proceed with an abortion but gave birth to the child, whom Trump knows and couldn’t imagine the world ...

Trump’s record

Letters

To the editor: Let’s take a look at what President Trump has not done in his term: HAS NOT: Changed abortion laws, even though he had two years with Republican control of House and Senate in which to make an effort to support his supposed position. HAS NOT: Taken leadership to address ...

Jeff Brand for House District 19A

Letters

To the editor: Jeff Brand, who is running for the MN House in District 19A, has our vote. Among other things, he is dedicated to environmental issues and he understood the importance of funding for the expansion of Highway 14 to four lanes from Nicollet to New Ulm and he delivered. Of ...

Talking to Gabriel

Letters

To the editor: Dear Gabriel, How are you? It has been a few years since I last saw you. I trust your new home has brought you much joy and many friends. I also hope you can’t see through the clouds to earth below because millions of children who looked exactly like you have had their ...

Fischbach over Peterson

Letters

To the editor: Michelle Fishbach voted for buffer strips for Minnesota farmers. Not good in my opinion. But would you rather have boys in your daughter’s or granddaughter’s locker room?? Boys in girls locker rooms in MInnesota? Democrat Rep. Colin Peterson supported making this national ...

Doubtful promise

Editorials

Earlier this week, Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature announced that if voters give them the majority in House and Senate this coming year, they will undo all the COVID-19 emergency orders that Gov. Tim Walz has issued since last March, and trust the people to do what is right to keep ...