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Letters

Autumn Trees

Directly outside my chapel window Two autumn trees Display their beauty of God, Author of all trees. Their colors so proudly show Glowing gold and crimson red. What a gift to enjoy Such a magnificent creative picture. A blanket of red leaves Covers a well formed tree, Hiding ...

Rep. Hagedorn needs to condemn foreign money in our politics

To the editor: Foreign money has no place in our politics. Nevertheless, Russian dirty money has shown up by way of Ukrainian back channels at Minnesota CD 1’s door. The importance of condemning this attempt to buy influence should be obvious. But, so far, it doesn’t seem obvious to Jim ...

Dignity Revolution Response

To the editor: During the Dignity Revolution presentation by Bob Lenz, I heard a young person sitting behind me ask her friend, “What is a sinner?” After Bob was done speaking, I turned and asked the young woman if I had heard correctly. She told me she doesn’t go to church and had no ...

Feehan’s what we need in First District

To the editor: It is not only reasonable but prudent if one thinks impeachment inquiry is needed but okay to not wish to discuss it further. That issue is being dealt with in D.C. So what we want and need to know in District 1 is what is being done to help our farmers, what can be done ...

What do we want in a water park?

To the editor: New Ulm leaders have made many improvements to our city over many years. Turner hall, Johnson field, Vogel arena, hockey arena, our Schools. And now hopefully a water park. Does our city need a water park? We have Vogel Arena. But every city needs recreational facilities. They ...

Why can’t we listen to each other?

To the editor: After the recent Presidential Rally at the Target Center, I just can’t keep quite any longer. I understand why President Trump was elected. People wanted change. I’m from Minnesota. I wanted to make a statement. I voted for Mr. Ventura. We all know how that turned out. I ...

Do #1Thing to stop domestic violence

To the editor: A total of 685 people were killed by an intimate partner over the past 30 years in Minnesota. Those are only the ones we know about, and it doesn’t include those physically or emotionally injured. The numbers can make domestic violence seem like an overwhelming problem. But ...

Dan Feehan for Congress in 2020

To the editor: As I look at the partisanship and incivility dividing America, I feel a sense of relief when I consider our choice in electing a Congressperson to represent us in southern Minnesota in 2020. Over the past two years I’ve been lucky to get to know Dan Feehan. Dan’s ...

7th North St Project

To the editor: Can anyone tell us the purpose of the limestone blocks down the center and on the corners of 7th North? It appears there is no rhyme or reason as to how they are placed. By no means do they enhance the beauty of our town. To me and a few others I have talked to about it, it is ...

Clarification

A letter from Germaine Rysdahl on Monday referenced a meeting “next week” on Oct. 23 with Bob Lenz. The public meeting is this week, Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the New Ulm Middle School Gymnasium, 414 S. Payne St.

Bob Lenz bringing important message

To the editor, Next week, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, Bob Lenz, who speaks to half a million people each year in public school assembly programs, will meet with the youth in our area. He and his team, including AJ the Animated Illusionist (as the opening act to engage the audience), will ...

Feehan can’t have it both ways

To the editor, Dan Feehan spent the entire 2018 campaign trying to portray himself as one thing here in Minnesota while cozying up to all the uber-liberal donors from outside Minnesota who funded 75% of his campaign and now he’s already playing the same game. First, Dan says he’s in favor ...

More memories of George’s Ballroom

To the editor: I also regret George’s Ballroom must be demolished. But I understand that it must be done. My friends and I danced there every Saturday night while in Comfrey High School. In the 1950s. There were about 300 musicians living in New Ulm as well as at least 30 working bands. ...

Memories of George’s and the music

To the editor: I and a whole lot of people are very sad to see George’s Ballroom is to be torn down. It was the place to go with friends and for dancing the night away. When I was 18, I broke my lef, but went to George’s anyway. Eddie Sheets was playing. He autographed my cast. That was ...

Nobel speakers speak out on climate change

To the editor: The Nobel Conference on Climate Changed, Facing Our Future held at Gustavus Adolphus College Sept 24 and 25, 2019 had numerous speakers who were extremely knowledgeable and informative. Amitav Ghosh, PhD. spoke about his latest book of nonfiction, The Great Derangement: Climate ...

Celebrating Public Power Week

To the editor: Forty-nine million Americans receive electricity from a locally owned, non-profit utility owned and operated by the customers it serves. If you live in New Ulm, you are one of those 49 million. New Ulm’s municipal electric utility is one of more than 2,000 public power ...

Dan Feehan is about service

To the editor: Service. It is something that caring people on both sides of any aisle (political or otherwise) commit to, in effort to make life better for others. Life is not about making things better for “me.” Life should be about making things better for “we.” And it is with ...

Two days in the dark as a matter of principle

To the editor: I’m delinquent on my utility bill. Sept. 24 is disconnectin day. I’ve spoken to everyone at the city level to explain that I have overextended myself and have now secured a part-time job in addition to my full-time job to remedy the situation. I need two more days to ...

Serenity Service this Sunday

To the editor: The second annual “Serenity Service: A Celebration of Hope and Recovery” will take place at United Church of Christ, 301 South Minnesota St., on Sunday, Sept. 22. We encourage everyone to attend this uplifting and inspirational service! This event last year was a powerful ...

New Ulm doesn’t quite pass inspection

To the editor: While walking and driving around New Ulm, these are some observations: • The city did a widespread sidewalk inspection last spring and you could see hundreds of walks marked with red paint as needing repairs or replacement. That was very evident this summer with homeowners ...