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Letters

The warming Arctic

To the editor: In September 2019 at the Nobel Conference at Gustavus in St. Peter I heard Sheila Watt-Cloutier, the author of “The Right to be Cold,” speak about the changes occurring in the Arctic and to the people who have lived there for thousands of years. The Arctic is one of the ...

Better buy more eyewash

To the editor: I suppose I should address this to Mr. Conroy. I don’t know you but I think you better buy some more eye wash. Yes, I believe in global warming, but I feel we are only looking at a bit of it. Our earth has gone through this before. Oil drill people have told me they find ...

Turn eyes to the real Lincoln

To the editor: The writer of “Couldn’t believe his eyes” (Feb. 13th Journal) understandably wants us to scrutinize Trump. I in turn invite him to scrutinize Lincoln, whom he groups with Washington, Jefferson, and Keller, and calls “Honest Abe.” An excellent introduction to ...

A witch hunt or a hoax

To the editor: President Donald Trump has been saying for the last three years or more, “a witch hunt,” sometimes he said it was a “hoax.” He was right on both accounts, there is a witch and there was a hoax. Anybody who watched President Trump’s State of the Union Address Feb. 4, ...

Hagedorn dodges question, responsibility

To the editor: On Jan. 3 of this year, the US Armed Forces launched a drone attack that killed a member of the Iranian military. The attack was carried out by our forces on Iraqi soil without requesting permission or even notifying our erstwhile ally. The target, Major General Soleimani, was ...

The beauty of God’s creation

To the editor: As I rolled the garbage container to the end of the driveway, I was overtaken by the beauty of the early hour. Every single branch and twig was individually wrapped in frosty cellophane. As the sun’s rays peeked over the horizon, the tops of the trees appeared as halos, and I ...

Women in White

To the editor: President Trump delivered a very powerful State of the Union address on Feb. 4. He stated the many accomplishments that are being implemented for the country in the past three years, one of them being more women in the workforce than ever before. The women in the Democratic ...

Never fogetting applies to many other victims

To the editor: The Journal of Jan. 28th had an editorial on the Holocaust (“Keep history of Holocaust alive”), and the Journal of Jan. 29 had a long article on it, also on the editorial page (“The human face of the Holocaust”). It does seem a little odd that the figure of six ...

Feehan politicizes tragedy

To the editor: There’s an old adage that says adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Unfortunately, the recent tragic fatal accidents on Hwy 14 have revealed Dan Feehan’s character. I am appalled that anyone would be so desperate to achieve elected office that he/she would ...

Bring back the stop signs

To the editor: I live near the newly constructed roundabouts at the Highway 14-15 intersection. Prior to the construction, I would avoid coming home out of New Ulm on County Road 37. Even if I was at Hy-Vee, I would drive back through town on Broadway to go home on 15 so I would not have to ...

Supports Feehan in First District

To the editor: I support Dan Feehan for US House of Representatives, MN District 1. Dan has the skills, experience and knowledge to represent our district effectively. He understands the needs of rural Minnesotans and will work hard to advance legislation that improves the lives of the ...

Remembering Saturdays at the Time Theater

To the editor: The January 23 Journal story regarding the 100th anniversary of the building at 212 North Minnesota Street reminded me of events from mid-1942. I was 10 years old. On a sunny Saturday afternoon I’d jump on my blue Schwinn Roadmaster bike and ride from our home on South ...

Be educated, compassionate

To the editor: Adversarial nations appear to be taking over the United States electronically. The best proof of this was the election of President Donald Trump in 2016. The only solution is for our citizens to become truly educated and genuinely compassionate. Walter O. Jones Lake Crystal

Pelosi and The Squad

To the editor: In order to Make America Great Again and KEEP AMERICA GREAT, we need to get rid of Rep. Pelosi and the Squad (Reps. Cortez from New York, Omar from Minnesota, Tlaib from Michigan and Pressley from Massachusetts). How do we do that? We have to take the House of Representatives ...

National Stalking Awareness Month

To the editor: January is National Stalking Awareness Month. There are times when we may feel as though someone may be watching us, but we ultimately conclude that is not the case and we are letting our imagination get the better of us. For some, this feeling is a reality as approximately 6 ...

National Stalking Awareness Month

To the editor: January is National Stalking Awareness Month. There are times when we may feel as though someone may be watching us, but we ultimately conclude that is not the case and we are letting our imagination get the better of us. For some, this feeling is a reality as approximately 6 ...

Hoping that garlands will return

To the editor: As I was growing up near St. George the highlight of Christmas was going to New Ulm to see the beautiful downtown decorations, the hanging garland and lights. As I grew older I had the privilege of representing New Ulm as Miss New Ulm. Going to many parades and events, people ...

Baghdad will not be a repeat of Benghazi

To the editor: Hadi Ameri, who led the raid on the US Embassy in Iraq, was once invited to the White House by President Obama. During his Embassy attack the Supreme Leader of Iran, Khamenei, taunted President Trump claiming, “You can’t do anything.” Trump ordered Suleimani taken out and ...

Peace on earth?

To the editor: Since the ongoing Afghan War is very newsworthy now, it seems appropriate to recall the great English poet Thomas Hardy’s comment in 1924 at Christmas: “‘Peace upon earth!’ was said. “We sing and pay a million priests to bring it. “After two thousand years ...

Williams column worth noting

To the editor: I feel the article about the State of Virginia by Walter E. Williams on Page 4A of The Journal on Dec. 24 should have had a note on page 1 in big bold letters. If over 90% of the counties are trying to stop a law that sounds like it has not been signed it is time to look at ...