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Letters

Praying for hope during crisis

To the editor: I have been listening to the news and they are saying that they are closing everything. It is crazy! Governor Walz has done the right thing and he should keep it up. The coronavirus is just getting to people so fast. Even if you’re not a Christian, can you please pray with ...

Coronavirus? Deal with it, move on

To the editor: My knee hurts. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since I’m almost 59 and lots of my body parts are either wearing out or falling off. I feel a lot like my 1997 Suburban with 494,930 miles. When my Suburban breaks down, I just pay for the cost of repairs and move on. My ...

Catholic… really?

To the editor: Congress has been putting together a coronavirus relief package. This relief package is being created for the citizens of the United States, who have been asked to stay home from work and therefore will receive no paychecks with which to pay their bills. We all have been asked ...

Give Trump credit for his leadership

To the editor: I am a conservative Republican who is impressed with Democratic Governor Tim Walz’s leadership here in Minnesota. “Politics” isn’t helpful in our present situation where a virus is infecting people of all sects, gender, culture, status, religion, and party. Why is it ...

What’s up with New Ulm gas stations?

To the editor: On March 18 my husband and I came home from Indiana, and all the gas stations were $1.99 per gallon or less, even on the interstate. We pull into New Ulm and gas is $2.07 and by Saturday, $2.02. My brother from Wisconsin called me March 25 and said gas was $1.37, a couple ...

Experience during difficult times

To the editor: The past few weeks have been historic and absolutely stunning to watch. The stock market falling by over 30% from record highs in a matter of weeks. States such as Minnesota having their governors declaring a state of emergency, ordering tens of thousands of businesses to close ...

Keep perspective on COVID-19

To the editor: It is not my intent to minimize the significance and/or seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic issue. But maybe we need to take a step back and try to keep things in perspective. The ever-present and highly respected Dr. Anthony Fauci, longtime director of the National ...

Stewards of our society

To the editor: I’m not entirely sure where this puts me on the political spectrum but here goes: I want everyone (including the ultra-wealthy) to pay the same insane tax rate that I do. I want those taxes to benefit the greater good vs the few. According to Brown University, we have spent ...

This pandemic will pass – really

To the editor: Response to Paul Schroer’s letter, 3-14-20: My father was born March 16, 1903. He was a survivor of the Influenza Epidemic of 1919. He was 16 years old and he was a Christian. I am sure many of the millions of people who died worldwide were people of faith as well. ...

Proud of Governor Walz

To the editor: I am so proud of Governor Walz. His recent speeches to the state regarding the need to make decisions about closing down many places that we take for granted in Minnesota were very clear. Schools, restaurants and bars, gyms and recreational facilities, theaters, museums, ...

New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf

To the editor: You’ve likely been following the news about coronavirus and, like us, are responding to minimize the impact in our community. We want you to know that the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf is committed to protecting the health of our entire community while continuing to meet ...

Birkholtz and Ao travel history

To the editor: I was excited to see Neil Birkholtz and my picture on the front page of today’s news. I want to point out that Neil and his family did not recently return from China. They left China on Oct. 28, 2019. They stayed in Thailand for awhile, then his family returned back to USA ...

Really people…

To the editor: Really people...does everyone need to jump on the bandwagon and panic? Yes, the coronavirus is a serious matter, but not something that people need to start hoarding toilet paper. We have dealt with bird flu, and guess what, it passed. History tells us about the Black Plague, ...

Our Glockenspiel

To the editor: The Glockenspiel is silent. Its bells don't make a sound. Its figures are reliant, For they still spin around. The people come to listen. They stop, but nothing's heard. Some come as on a mission. The clock's without a word. What can be done to fix it And make ...

Comment on Coronavirus Concern

To the editor: On Tuesday, March 3, a letter to the editor in The Journal, entitled “Coronavirus Concern,” written by a woman from Byron, claimed President Trump is responsible for all kinds of budget cuts in the National Society Council of Global Health Security Unit. She also claims ...

Promoting farm safety

To the editor: I would like to personally thank the New Ulm FArm/City Hub Club and Midwest Bank for sponsoring the grain bin safety presentations at the farm show last weekend. If investment in our community will prevent an accident, personal injury or loss of life, I will remember it as ...

Feehan will lead on immigration

To the editor: A little over a century ago my family came to Southern Minnesota looking for a better life than they were offered in Germany. They spent years working hard in the fields in their farm near Lewiston. A generation later my great-grandfather was the first member of my family to ...

Proud of Brown County’s health rankings

To the editor: We were so pleased to read the Feb. 12 article in The Journal, “Brown County ranks among the healthiest counties in Minnesota” and we hope everyone in Brown County was, too. According to a study by SmartAsset that considered length of life, health behaviors and health care ...

The Gray Fox

To the editor: The fox, in luxurious fur, moved leisurely through bright, deep snow, barely glancing at the Cottontail. This visit was a reminder of the first (’75?) — he climbed vertically to the highest dried apples. The prime condition of this fox portends more visits in Winters to ...

Coronavirus concerns

To the editor: Today the secretary of Health and Human Services stated the coronavirus presents this country with an unprecedented health challenge. To combat the potential for a nationwide pandemic our country will need talented and robust response. Unfortunately, this administration has ...