Letters

Heartbeat of America

To the editor: I am writing to comment on The Journal editorial on Friday May 17, “U.S. birthrate becoming an issue.” The Journal goes on to say birth rates in the United States have dipped to historic lows, causing ramifications of fewer children being educated in colleges, smaller ...

Hagedorn’s leadership hurts farmers

To the editor: Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District’s strength is our rich, agricultural way of life. Substantial work and investments are being made by citizens, foundations and organizations to continue to strengthen our rural communities. It’s difficult to see these efforts undone ...

Hagedorn prioritizes guns over women’s lives

To the editor: For someone who believes in the sanctity of human life, Representative Jim Hagedorn has a funny way of showing it. Last month he had an opportunity to support the Violence Against Women Act, a law specifically designed to protect life — in particular the lives of victims of ...

State must fund infrastructure improvements

To the editor: It is no longer a secret that our state’s infrastructure is aging and deteriorating. According to the recently released American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual state report card, Minnesota roads received a D+ overall grade while bridges received a C and transit ...

In defense of Jim Hagedorn

To the editor: In his time in office, Congressman Jim Hagedorn has been a tireless champion for Southern Minnesota farmers. He’s urged House leadership to extend bio-diesel tax credits, advocated for year-round use of E-15, and urged EPA to stop the abuse of small refinery exemptions, ...

Let’s get it straight!

To the editor: It was with great disappointment I read the Journal editorial regarding Congressman Hagedorn’s comment in Worthington about hunger in America. Except if you read the story in the Globe, and the subsequent corrections, it’s clear he wasn’t talking about hunger at all, ...

The real Deal

To the editor: Recently Congressman Hagedorn and other House Republicans signed a discharge petition to force a vote on the Green New Deal so the American people know where their representatives stand. They say the Green New Deal will end farming as we know it and end air travel. The ...

Hagedorn’s comments misconstrued

To the editor: I am a private citizen living in Worthington, MN and I am a member of the Worthington Noon Kiwanis Club. I was present on April 23, 2019 when Congressman Jim Hagedorn spoke at our Kiwanis Club; in fact, Congressman Hagedorn came to speak in Worthington at my request. One ...

Electoral College protects ‘flyover’country

To the editor: The last two presidential candidates put forward by the Democrats demonstrated nothing but disdain for the inhabitants of “flyover country.” In 2008 candidate Obama said: “You go into … a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years … ...

Farmers need real free trade, not aid

To the editor: Congressman Hagedorn was quoted in The Journal April 26 as saying he’s a promoter of Minnesota agriculture, but when you look at the conditions on the ground it’s a different and bleak picture. As a result of the Trump administration’s 25% ag tariffs, farmers have ...

Trump’s success is undeniable

To the editor: Over the past few weeks, I’ve received a few requests to write another letter to the editor. Thanks to Steve Grossmann, my enthusiasm has peaked again! I read with interest “The art of the con – Trump edition” in The Journal, April 28. It’s interesting that, after ...

‘Unplanned’ movie for all voters

To the editor: I agree with the letter on Saturday, entitled, “Movie well worth seeing.” Since the movie “Unplanned” will be shown at the New Ulm Theater at least until Wednesday, I would encourage all eligible voters to go and see it. In light of what many far left Democratic ...

‘Stop for Me’ program

To the editor: Every year there are almost 6,000 pedestrians killed annually in crashes across the nation. Another 129,000 pedestrians are admitted to emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries. For 2018, two pedestrians were killed and several more were seriously injured in pedestrian versus ...

Be careful with CBD oil if you drive for a living

To the editor: I am writing in reference to your article on CBD oil in Sunday’s Journal. I started using CBD oil on April 10, 2019 (1 soft gel daily). On April 15, 2019, I was selected for a random DOT drug screening. I failed that test because I was over the legal limit for THC. This was ...

The art of the con — Trump edition

To the editor: The opening paragraph from The Journals 4/26 editorial: “Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians.” I could not believe the Journal either did not note, or did not ...

Movie well worth seeing

To the editor: The movie, “Unplanned,” is very moving. It should be seen by all high school students who might be considering pre-marital sex. The theatre in New Ulm has had a very good response from the public and the showing has been extended into next week. Don Brand New Ulm

Keep the Electoral College

To the editor: In 2016 Donald Trump won 30 states and 56 percent of the Electoral College votes. Democrats reaction: OOPS! Could that be why some candidates in the Democrat Presidential Primary say we should abolish the Electoral College in favor of a national popular vote? The ...

Real communication is the best

To the editor: Stupidity and hatred traverse the neighborhood, the region, the globe, in an instant. Wisdom and love cannot. These can only be sufficently communicated when we are in one another’s physical presence. I ask my visitors, if at all possible, to turn off their dumb-phones when ...

Put splash pad at Harman Park

To the editor: This is in reference to the article from April 17, 2019 “New Ulm City Council Tables Splash Pad Location Decision.” Harman Park was suggested as the park to receive the splash pad with its centralized location, current restroom facilities, and lower utility costs; Councilor ...

Plan to see ‘Unplanned’

To the editor: The movie “Unplanned” is showing at the theater here in New Ulm, at least through Wednesday, April 24. Movieguide has the following review: “UNPLANNED is the incredible, powerful true story of Abby, a young woman who gets drawn into working for Planned Parenthood because ...