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Letters

Beussman a champion for Hwy. 14

To the editor: When I took office as Nicollet County Commissioner representing the 5th District in January 2017, I was happily appointed to the Highway 14 Partnership committee. I knew Bob Beussman prior to that; however after my involvement I came to realize that Mayor Beussman was the ...

Have we been drinking Kool-Aid?

To the editor: The reference is to the mass suicide in Jonestown in 1978, an event figuring prominently in Charlan Nemeth’s book, “In Defense of Troublemakers – the power of dissent in life and business.” Cult leader Jim Jones “understood the power of consensus for thought ...

Let’s create a Mini-sota

To the editor: Your View 3-29-21 made fun of Jeremy Munson’s proposed bill that would allow “some” western Minnesota counties to secede from Minnesota. Not surprisingly, Jeremy’s idea is nothing new. Efforts by northern California counties to create a State of Jefferson have been ...

Park opening with games

To the editor: What a great day here in St. Cloud for a Friday afternoon at the ball park. Saint Cloud State baseball opened their home game schedule against Mankato State with sunshine and near 70 degree temps. Rules for attendance allowed for fans to attend the games as expected. What ...

Clarifying identity

To the editor: My name is David L. Borchert. I work for the City of New Ulm as the Chief of Police. As a public official, I try to be consciences of “public perception” and am aware that sometimes misinformation can spread, if misinterpretation of identity isn’t addressed. For that ...

What have we got to lose by joining South Dakota?

To the editor: In Monday’s snarky “Our View,” (March 29, 2021) the writer wonders what outstate MInnesota counties have to gain by joining South Dakota — my thought is what have we got to lose? Minnesota residents carry one of the highest tax burdens in the nation and we are ranked #3 ...

Scouting for Food

To the editor: Thank you to all who donated to the New Ulm Area Food Shelf during the Scouting for Food drive. The 3140 pounds and dollars collected by New Ulm and Lafayette scouts will be used by those in need in our community. Cindy Bode New Ulm Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 25

Great job hosting 2021 B Bantam tourney

To the editor: Thank you to the New Ulm Youth Hockey Association and the entire community in the terrific job hosting the 2021 Bantam B State Tournament this past weekend. Our East Grand Forks Bantam B team earned the privilege to travel to your community and participate in the event. Reports ...

Hats off to the Library

To the editor: I want to thank the New Ulm Public Library for doing such a fantastic job during COVID.The staff are so polite when I call to reserve books. They work hard to go and get the books, label and put them on the cart for contactless pickup. If the books are not available, the staff ...

Other Editors

Need to re-examine sex offender registry When this mother speaks on this particular issue, know that every one of her words is valuable and chosen carefully. Patty Wetterling lost a son to the actions of a sex offender. But she now has misgivings about a sex offender registry she helped ...

Liberals and media attacking Trump

To the editor: How do Democrats keep coming up with this stuff? Somehow the COVID-19 disaster is now causing racism. Somehow dead Asian people in Atlanta, Georgia is now President Trump’s fault rather than the criminal that did the killing. The media’s hate for President Trump will never ...

More dog groomers needed

To the editor: The dog population in New Ulm has increased significantly over the years and the need for dog groomers has increased. The New Ulm Veterinary Clinic is no longer offering grooming services which is making it difficult for people to get their dogs groomed. The groomers in New Ulm ...

Social Studies Standards

To the editor: I would like to respond to a video posted on Gary Dahm’s public Facebook page and a subsequent letter printed in The Journal criticizing the proposed changes to the MN Social Studies Standards. There appears to be quite a bit of misinformation and/or misunderstandings in ...

Gas price gripe

To the editor: Same old, same old…Gasoline prices go up and New Ulm once again is among the highest prices. New Ulm on Sunday was charging $2.89.9 per gallon. Meanwhile, Mankato was charging 19 cents LESS. Guess where I filled the tank. Don Brand New Ulm

Review of the 1st Amendment

To the editor: First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress ...

Prime Time address

To the editor: Thursday night, March 11, 2021 President Biden had his first Prime Time Address to the nation on the one year anniversary of Covid pandemic, signing of first time 1.9 trillion Covid 19 stimulation relief package. Why did I listen? I listened to his speech because I wanted to ...

Kids need to breathe

To the editor: I don’t have children in school or grand kids in school, so I don’t get involved much with school. But I have seen videos of teenagers playing basketball with masks on their faces. Those bodies are working hard and need fresh air, yet they are taking in some of the air they ...

No one’s opinion should be censored

To the editor, Sarah Leslie in her letter to the editor entitled “Dahms spreading misinformation on Social Studies standards” lamented she was censored from Dahms’ Facebook page when she questioned the source of his information. She continued that she has been prohibited from further ...

The only difference is age

To the editor: My sister’s grandchild was born the first part of March at 31 weeks of age. Three days later he was breathing on his own and starting to suck a pacifier. If he was still in his mother’s womb for the next five weeks, our current administration would say he was not a person. ...

Dahms spreading misinformation on Social Studies standards

To the editor: Last month, Senator Gary Dahms posted a Facebook video concerning proposed changes to the K-12 social studies standards. In this video he made many of the same misstatements as the writer in this paper’s March 11th Letter to the Editor, “Proposed Social Studies curriculum ...