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Letters

Headline was incorrect, inappropriate

To the editor: I’m writing in response to a front page article from today’s paper for which I can’t even bring myself to repeat the headline. The first sentence clearly states the article is in regards to three first degree counts of felony level criminal sexual conduct with a child ...

Proposed Social Studies curriculum changes

To the editor: I am writing to raise awareness and express concern over proposed changes to the state’s social studies curriculum being proposed by the education committee of the Mn Dept of Education. The changes as proposed remove parts of the curriculum, particularly history, and ...

Why is Goosetown so low on park matrix?

To the editor: There is something wrong with the New Ulm park location criteria when 140 +- homes more than four blocks from a playground in an area cut off from everything else by railroad and river for 100 years, where you could buy land for $20,000 per lot can come up last in line for a ...

Encourage Congress to fund Alzheimer’s

To the editor: The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of medical research. As Congress addresses the needs of our nation’s most vulnerable impacted by COVID-19, they’re also continuing their work to address another devastating disease affecting millions of Americans ...

Don’t call Trump’s statements lies unless you can prove they are lies

To the editor: On Sunday I listened to former President Trump’s speech at the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). The next morning I saw the Journal’s front page headline by the Associated Press: “Trump…repeats lies about election loss.” Until we know the election ...

Derangement – or Patriotism?

To the editor: I have heard that those of us who voted for and still support President Trump are said to be part of a cult because of our fervent support. They say when we want to be assured that the election was not fraudulent we are blind, conspiracy theorists. They say we are ...

Executive orders

To the editor: Here is a little history on executive orders from four presidents, Bush had 291, Obama 276, Trump 220 and Biden 34. I heard this straight from the horses mouth, Biden said “any president that rules with executive orders, he considers a dictator.” So what does that make ...

Biden begins to right the asylum ship

To the editor: Since early February, the Biden Administration has implemented several executive orders to undue massive humanitarian catastrophes perpetrated by the Trump Administration, especially as it relates to asylum seekers. This has not received a lot of media attention but this should ...

Concerned for the infants

To the editor: We don’t want to see school-age children adversely affected by bad policies. What about those even younger? Under the heading, “Personal reflection from a mother and midwife,” the following paragraphs appear in the Internet article, “The implications of face masks for ...

Save Our Schools

To the editor: The inevitable sign of springtime is here for the GFW Education Association – educators worrying about their positions being cut. We don’t want our colleagues to lose their jobs but our greatest concern is for our students. When cuts happen, our class sizes rise and they ...

Attend Township Day on March 9 – you have a direct voice and vote!

To the editor: For those that live in one of Minnesota’s 1,781 townships, we encourage you to attend your local government’s annual meeting on Township Day, Tuesday, March 9. You have the opportunity to participate in important discussions, such as your tax levy, and many townships will ...

Can’t fault Trump’s leadership

To the editor: I have to respectfully disagree with Armstrong Williams’s column in last week’s Journal entitled, “The Enemy Within.” Mr. Williams quotes Roger Scruton who said “conservatives must know what to keep and preserve and what to discard” referring to a “lingering demon ...

Why cancel Keystone pipeline?

To the editor: The recent cancelling of the Keystone Pipeline project that connects Canadian oil sources to refineries in Texas, Illinois and distribution in Oklahoma is very hurtful to many of us and maybe all of us. With just a signature our President did a lot of long term dividing of our ...

Whose going to fill those shoes?

To the editor: With this title I suppose you probably think I’m talking about Donald Trump. Donald Trump will be around to fill his own shoes in 2024! This is about the icon of conservative radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh who died on Feb. 17, 2021 at age 70. Rush Limbaugh was in ...

Man-made global warming is fake science

To the editor: The 1-25-2021 ‘Our View’ stated that Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement will; “put the U.S. back in a position of working with other countries to combat a world wide problem.” Here’s why the Paris Agreement is totally worthless for preventing ...

Sidewalks need shoveling

To the editor: During the COVID-19 pandemic walking around the block for some exercise is dangerous when snow is not removed from sidewalks. City code requires snow be shoveled no later than 24 hours after snow stops falling. Until we get COVID-19 under control and can get back to the gym ...

Support your local restaurants

To the editor: For nearly a year, many of us have made an effort to support local restaurants as they work hard to deal with the challenges of staying open through the Covid 19 pandemic. Since we may have several more months before all of us feel safe eating out, our local DFL committee ...

Drivers, respect pedestrians

To the editor: It is dangerous being a pedestrian in New Ulm. At least once a week, I almost get run over by a car. I walk in the crosswalks. There’s no excuse for it. Drivers out there... Slow down. Have respect for us pedestrians. What’s your hurry? Shari Schiltz New Ulm

10th anniversary for “Little Dresses”

To the editor: It is with great pride that our worthwhile project entitled “Little Dresses” celebrated our 10 year anniversary on Feb. 1. As we launched this “idea” to the community, it was with their generous donations of supplies and help that we were able to turn this idea into ...

Optimism is strong in New Ulm!

To the editor: In recognition of Optimist Day, the first Thursday in February, the New Ulm Optimist Club would like to remind our community that optimism is alive and well in New Ulm! The current pandemic has brought so many challenges to all areas of our lives. It has changed how our ...