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Letters

We need churches more than candy

To the editor: Gov. Walz recently allowed a candy store to open despite many other businesses forced to remain closed. That candy store had 250 people inside. What about social distancing? Does the candy store operator have DFL connections? On the other hand, churches were limited to no ...

The “New Normal”

To the editor: We need to question whether this is the pandemic we are being told it is. There have been multiple strains of flus and viruses that have come and gone in my lifetime that were as devastating as this one is. We did not panic. We did not demand nor declare an “Emergency Powers ...

United We Stand

To the editor: I voted for President Trump in 2016 with many reservations; I didn’t feel I had another choice. Now I believe that, with his business experience, he has done as good a job as possible in handling this current, unprecedented challenge, using knowledge gained from experts as it ...

The end of the rope

To the editor: The end of the rope is here. There is no more. We have a governor that has no idea nor does he care of the devastation he has brought on to the thousands of businesses, to say nothing for the tens of thousands of the citizens of the once-great State of Minnesota. He is playing ...

The masked and the unmasked

To the editor: A recent Associated Press photo pictures Representative Daudt leaving the House not wearing a face mask. It was stated all DFL legislators chose to wear a face mask and all Republicans chose not to. I am disappointed that we have allowed this crisis to become politicized and ...

Churches closed, abortion mills open

To the editor: Yes, we lost to date over 80,000 lives in the United States caused by the coronavirus. One life is too many! Infant lives killed in abortion average over 1.3 million every year for the past 47 years in the United States. One life lost is too many! Was it ever called an ...

Achtung!

To the editor: Greetings Comrades and Fellow Inmates. It’s now over 2 months of our Minnesota experiment of Socialism under our very own Governor Walz. In my 4-11-20 letter, I thought the lock down was either misguided, or a bigger disaster than we bargained for. I was wrong. It was both. ...

Who will save us from the ‘saviors’?

To the editor: In the 2010 action movie “Knight and Day,” our hero, Roy, played by Tom Cruise, warns our heroine, June, played by Cameron Diaz, to beware of men in dark suits who promise to take her someplace “safe and secure.” The reality is that such a place doesn’t exist and is ...

Support our local businesses

To the editor: I would like to take this time to remind everyone how important our local businesses are to us. Before searching for your needed items on Amazon or other online resources, take the time to see if our local businesses can provide those items to you. It is a rewarding shopping ...

Beware of COVID-19 scams

To the editor: As we navigate through the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are many (we call them scammers) who are using the uncertainty caused by the virus to try to obtain our personal information and even our money. These individuals follow the headlines, and they use those headlines to scheme ...

Autofest canceled this summer

To the editor: It is with great sadness that we announce New Ulm Autofest 2020 Car & Cycle show is cancelled. New Ulm Autofest is a free car show which thrives off of the gracious generosity of our sponsors. We feel that cancelling this year’s show is the right thing to do for both ...

Koch’s impact on America

To the editor: “Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America” by Christopher Leonard shows how libertarian dogma has influenced the United States over the last 50-60 years. Koch Industries, controlled by Charles and his late brother David Koch, set out ...

District 16B race not set yet

To the editor: I would like to clarify something that was stated in a recent article. It has not been established yet that Paul Torkelson and Mindy Kimmel will face each other in the November election. Currently, Minnesota’s major parties are conducting local and state conventions. One ...

Trump providing great leadership on COVID-19

To the editor: To those criticizing President Donald Trump over the COVID-19 pandemic: Truth be known, President Trump stopped all travel from China in late January. That action prevented thousands more deaths in the U.S., for which we are grateful. We’ve had the great leadership of ...

Really

To the editor: Seriously, almost 70,000 dead, millions jobless, small and big businesses closing. People wondering where they are going to live or how to feed little ones and more due to the Trump flu. Yet some clown has to complain that gas is a quarter higher in New Ulm than Sleepy Eye and ...

Good neighbor

To the editor: It has come to my attention, that Waldbaum’s, a division of Michael’s Foods, has been offering free food for residential consumption. This weeks give-aways were in Browton and Winthrop. The donations have been a combination of potato and egg products produced at their ...

Trump needs to take crisis seriously

To the editor: If there was any doubt the GOP has lost its mind, look no further than recent videos of protesters storming state capitols brandishing assault weapons, confederate flags, swastika banners and signs demanding freedom, goaded on by the mad Tweeter-in-Chief. LIBERATE MY PEOPLE! ...

The gas price question

To the editor: I write in response to Mr. Ron Wendinger’s letter in the May 2-3, 2020, edition of The Journal regarding gas prices in New Ulm. Mr. Wendinger has hit on one of the consistent complaints I hear from folks either living in New Ulm, or sometimes just passing through town. ...

Presidential neglect on COVID-19

To the editor: Our president has neglected the COVID-19 crisis. When he did begin to take things more seriously, he told people in February that “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” In the weeks following that, there was a clear struggle between ...

Public power utility workers are unsung heroes of coronavirus crisis

To the editor: During this coronavirus pandemic, there is a new sense of appreciation for the men and women who keep our critical infrastructure running smoothly. From doctors and nurses to grocery-shelf stockers to parcel delivery personnel, the importance of these essential workers to our ...