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Letters

Board focused on helping students succeed

To the editor: I urge my fellow citizens to vote in the Nov. 8 election. When voting for members of the New Ulm Board of Education, please vote for the three incumbent candidates: Steve Gag, Amanda Groebner (who is my daughter-in-law) and Melissa Sunderman. New Ulm’s public schools are ...

Vote yes to continue ISD 88 levy

To the editor: Strong communities start with strong schools, and in November residents of District 88 can show their support for New Ulm by voting YES for the continuation of the ISD 88 operational levy approved by voters in 2012. Voting YES on this referendum does not mean you are signing ...

Backer is open-minded, success-driven leader

To the editor: Kathleen Backer has an infectious smile and laughter, she is bright and has confidence. She is an experienced leader, business person, effective communicator and has worked with all levels of government from local to county and state. In these busy, confusing and sometimes ...

School Board is promoting mental health, equity

To the editor: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is well-regarded research in the psychology community. Maslow’s theory is often seen in the form of a pyramid. It suggests that humans have basic needs that must be met before moving on to the next level of functioning. Our most basic needs, ...

In education, all students matter always

To the editor: As the superintendent of schools, I have the responsibility to make sure all students in our schools have the academic, physical, social, and emotional supports necessary to be successful in school. This applies to all students who enter our doors, regardless of their ...

Practicing safety during harvest benefits all

To the editor: Soon the farm fields will be busy with activity. Harvest is an exciting time of a farm family’s work each year. This year we need to be aware of the ongoing road construction projects in the area. The detours are well-marked, but if you are like me, you may have found ...