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Lots to do in NU THUMBS UP: It is nice to get back to the situation where there’s usually a lot of interesting things to do in New Ulm on a weekend. Last year at this time you could hardly get into a local baseball game. This weekend, no one can complain about having nothing to do. State ...

Jan. 6 investigation must be held

The events of Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol are unprecedented. Never before has a mob broken into the nation’s capitol to disrupt Congress in the midst of its duties — the certification of the election of a U.S. president. This was an appalling event, one that is being described ...

Weather doesn’t respect borders

Perhaps you noticed the moon the last couple of nights with a reddish tint as it crept across the sky. No doubt you saw the haze in the air as you looked down the street Wednesday, or across the valley. Meteorologists tell us the haze is being caused by wildfires burning in the West, affecting ...

County fairs brighten up summer

The COVID-19 restrictions last year forced us to give up a lot of things that we take for granted — packing into a ball park to watch a town team baseball game, for instance, or going to the movies or out for dinner. One thing that hurt a lot of small Minnesota communities was the shutdown of ...

The odd Olympics

This week the Olympic Summer Games will begin in Tokyo, already a year late and one of the oddest ever to be held. Thanks to COVID-19, the International Olympics Committee and the Japanese government have banned foreign spectators. The athletes marching in for the opening ceremony will have ...

Rep. Thompson should step down

State Rep. John Thompson, DFL-St. Paul, raised questions of racial profiling during a recent traffic stop, when police pulled him over for not having a front license plate. Since then, the questions have all been raised about him. First, why would a Minnesota state representative have a ...