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Letters

Waiting for Feehan’s answer

To the editor: These past few months I have received several flyers asking me to vote for Dan Feehan in the upcoming First Congressional District election. He makes the usual promises in these ads — standing up to party leaders and taking on corporate interests and Big Pharma. However, as a ...

Sleepy Eye City elections – know your candidates

To the editor: While local city elections are not partisan, the fact is that everyone has political views. These views affect our decisions, and the decisions of those who run for city offices are most immediately felt by those who live in that city. It behooves us, then, to know particular ...

Fort Ridgely construction

To the editor: What’s happening with the construction at the entry to Ft. Ridgely? It’s been closed all summer and still not finished. Do they have a completion date? Are they fined if it is not done on time? You would think that small project should have been finished months ago. Is ...

Hagedorn doesn’t want to be held accountable

To the editor: Recently, at my dad’s funeral, I was reminded of wise words he gave us kids. He said, “No matter what work you do make sure it is something you would sign your name to.” I was so disappointed in Congressman Hagedorn’s refusal to address ethics charges when a reporter ...

Does one issue trump all others?

To the editor: May someone who is pro-life vote for a pro-choice Biden/Harris ticket in good conscience? It has been stated by some pro-life Americans that they are not “one issue” voters so they feel they may vote for a candidate who supports the murder of abortion. I’d like to ...

Andrea Boettger for City Council President

To the editor: New Ulm is blessed to have two excellent candidates running for City Council President, Andrea Boettger and Larry Mack. Both are great candidates and possess qualities to lead the council. We support Andrea Boettger for the following reasons. First and foremost, Andrea has a ...

Clean up Southern MN, sweep out Republicans

To the editor: We like clean politics. We have laws to keep our politics clean, but laws only work if laws are followed. The Blue Earth County Republicans pay a mere $100/month to rent an office in the Mankato Place Mall. At the price of $8/square foot, the lower end of rent prices advertised ...

Election letters

The Journal will accept letter to the editor relating to the Nov. 3 elections up to Friday, Oct. 30. Letters endorsing candidates and issues will not be published after Monday, Nov. 2, unless the editor determines a response to a previously published letter is in order. Please keep letters ...

Polite political discourse falls to smear tactics

To the editor: I miss the days when candidates respectfully disagreed. A challenger pointed out votes by the incumbent, explaining why he/she would vote differently. The incumbent explained his/her votes and why the challenger is wrong. Voters considered both sides and decided who to vote ...

‘We love Trump’

To the editor: Donald Trump, who donates his presidential wages to charities helping ordinary citizens, became a Christian and Pro-Life several years ago when someone he knew did not proceed with an abortion but gave birth to the child, whom Trump knows and couldn’t imagine the world ...

Trump’s record

To the editor: Let’s take a look at what President Trump has not done in his term: HAS NOT: Changed abortion laws, even though he had two years with Republican control of House and Senate in which to make an effort to support his supposed position. HAS NOT: Taken leadership to address ...

Jeff Brand for House District 19A

To the editor: Jeff Brand, who is running for the MN House in District 19A, has our vote. Among other things, he is dedicated to environmental issues and he understood the importance of funding for the expansion of Highway 14 to four lanes from Nicollet to New Ulm and he delivered. Of ...

Talking to Gabriel

To the editor: Dear Gabriel, How are you? It has been a few years since I last saw you. I trust your new home has brought you much joy and many friends. I also hope you can’t see through the clouds to earth below because millions of children who looked exactly like you have had their ...

Fischbach over Peterson

To the editor: Michelle Fishbach voted for buffer strips for Minnesota farmers. Not good in my opinion. But would you rather have boys in your daughter’s or granddaughter’s locker room?? Boys in girls locker rooms in MInnesota? Democrat Rep. Colin Peterson supported making this national ...

Support Larry Mack

To the editor: We are writing this letter in support of candidate Larry Mack for the position of New Ulm City Council President. This summer we purchased the old Hauenstein Brewery and are new to this remarkable community. The previous owner introduced us to Larry Mack. One of the reasons ...

Neither Trump nor Biden will make America great

To the editor: Donald Trump in not going to make America great again. Nor will Joe Biden, Mike Pence, or Kamala Harris. The truth is, no singular political figure has the ability to make America great or to sew up the divisions affecting our county. The only ones who have that ability are you ...

Larry Mack for Council President

To the editor: Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to get to know Larry Mack. We have had numerous conversations about the people, the community, projects and ideas for new Ulm’s future. Larry is always thinking about the community of New Ulm and how to make its ...

The Big Red Wave

To the editor: Republicans and President Trump have been chanting about a “Big Red Wave” sweeping across Minnesota and all across Americal That is true, however, what is it that is generating that wave? Is it President Donald J. Trump? Perhaps. It is more so now than four years ago, but ...

Vote Mack for Council president

To the editor: There are so many words that can be used to accurately describe Larry Mack. Those of us who are lucky enough to know him have a tendency to use the same ones when we define him: integrity, generous, creative, advocate, benefactor, ambassador, volunteer, self-starter, ...

The issue is abortion

To the editor: Over the years I have often written letters to the editor. Haven’t written for some time and somehow felt it was time to write again. A Letter to the Editor this past week stated that Catholics would vote for Trump — not necessarily all from the Catholic faith, but I am ...