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Letters

Doesn’t agree on Houle

To the editor: I cannot agree with the person who wrote the letter to you about Tammy Houle in the discussion the other night in The Journal on July 27 (because of) the comment made on the radio about the (role of Republicans) in creating a buffer zone along waterways. We should look at ...

Drain the Minnesota Swamp, starting in 16B

To the editor: The Republicans have a great opportunity to help drain the Minnesota Swamp in this upcoming primary election to choose the person they would have represent them in the Minnesota State House of Representatives for District 16B. That’s right, the “people” of 16B can choose ...

Important vote for GFW

To the editor: A very important vote is coming up for the GFW Levy on Aug. 11. As a Winthrop resident, GFW graduate, a mom of current GFW students, and business owner in the GFW community I have many perspectives on this vote, and the answer to how I should vote always comes to YES. A YES ...

Systemic racism is a fact

To the editor: As a woman of color I find condescending the assertion that “…the overwhelming majority of Americans … go to extreme lengths to treat other-skinned people with as much respect and consideration as possible.” Who does Mr. Thom consider “other skinned people?” Skin ...

Denying systemic racism doesn’t make it go away

To the editor: Did racial inequality in our country end with the Civil War? Sadly, no. Consider Jim Crow laws, the KKK, the GI Bill, and the treatment of the Freedom Riders. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Affirmative Action mandates minimally improved the racial inequities in our country. ...

Vote for Torkelson!

To the editor: To my fellow residents of Minnesota House District 16B: You know Paul Torkelson. He is our tenacious State Representative. He listens to constituents, perseveres on key issues and is true to his word. Paul is the endorsed Republican candidate, winning the endorsement by a ...

Vote for Houle in 16B

To the editor: When do we say “enough is enough”? I, along with many other people of District 16B, have just about had all we will take of being “ruled” by an elite faction of power and control freaks in our Minnesota State Capital! Our fundamental rights of life, liberty and ...

GFW’s shrinking enrollment, revenue

To the editor: In 1995 GFW’s K-12 enrollment was 1,072. It was 853 in 2005, and 751 in 2015 (Numbers from MN Dept of Ed) and is now below 700. The GFW website shows that enrollment has declined an average of 2.34% a year for the last eight years. For years GFW has spent more money than ...

Who was subverting justice?

To the editor: A July 20th letter in The Journal has this quotation from the BLM website: “#Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer.” Originally, police had declined to arrest and charge George Zimmerman. Then, after the case went ...

A decision well made 10 years ago

To the editor: Recently it was announced that the Chamber of Commerce would be installing 8’ tall aluminum cutouts of New Ulm’s signature Hermann statue next to three of the highway entrance signs into New Ulm from now until Sept. 7. These temporary promotional cutouts recall a decision ...

Recommended reading

To the editor: We could all learn about and appreciate the pain and injustice experienced by many of our citizens in the USA from reading Carol Anderson’s “One Person, No Vote.” Isabel Wilkerson’s book “The Warmth of Other Suns,” published in 2010, about the movement of 6 million ...

Thanks for visiting!

To the editor: I would like to thank Congressman Hagedorn for stopping by New Ulm last week. I appreciate him making the effort to connect with residents in all corners of the district and supporting our small businesses and law enforcement who are still working hard throughout all the recent ...

Be considerate: wear a mask

To the editor: I recently read the LTE by Dr. Scott Rysdahl and was absolutely appalled that anyone would come into the clinic and refuse to wear a mask. This world would be a better world if we quit thinking, “I, I, I, me, me, me” and took into consideration WE.... everybody you are ...

Systemic racism

To the editor: There is much that could be said in response to the Human Rights Commission’s letter of July 17, but at the heart of it all is their contention that there is systemic racism in America. I would like to respond to that. To begin with, if we are going to speak honestly, we must ...

Black Lives Matter, in their own words

To the editor: #BlackLivesMatter has a web site: blackLivesMatter.com I just copied and pasted the paragraph on this web page below. They DO NOT encourage violence. In fact, they are various conflict resolution tools on their web pages. “#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response ...

Time for Silent Majority to be heard

To the editor: I recently listened to Trump’s July 14, 2020, Rose Garden speech during what was supposed to be a press conference. He mentioned the “Silent Majority.” I want to encourage those of you who are part of this group to be brave and admit it. After hearing from him what Biden ...

Support Rep. Hagedorn

To the editor: I write in support of Rep. Jim Hagedorn, a steady hand in these troubled times. Jim has not missed being in Washington D.C., attending every vote on legislation before Congress. The work of the 1st District is too important to not be there as Nancy Pelosi advocates remote ...

No sinister message in ‘Peace/Justice’ signs

To the editor: The New Ulm Human Rights Commission would like to respond to Michael Thom’s recent letter regarding our yard signs. Mr. Thom has incorrectly interpreted the message. To be clear, “If You Want Peace, Work For Justice” (originally quoted by Pope Paul VI), is not a sinister ...

Peace and Justice revisited

To the editor: I am responding to the Letter titled “Peace and Justice” in the July 15 edition of The Journal. It is unfortunate that the writer has chosen to apply some hidden agenda to what I hope can and should be taken at face value: “If you want peace, work for justice.” He ...

Governor, don’t ask us to bail you out

To the editor: Please, please, please Governor Timmy and Lt. Governor Flanagan. I live 150 miles away from the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis and you will need to explain to me why I, and thousands and thousands of other citizens of Minnesota, as well as millions of citizens across the ...