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Letters

Trump needs to take crisis seriously

To the editor: If there was any doubt the GOP has lost its mind, look no further than recent videos of protesters storming state capitols brandishing assault weapons, confederate flags, swastika banners and signs demanding freedom, goaded on by the mad Tweeter-in-Chief. LIBERATE MY PEOPLE! ...

The gas price question

To the editor: I write in response to Mr. Ron Wendinger’s letter in the May 2-3, 2020, edition of The Journal regarding gas prices in New Ulm. Mr. Wendinger has hit on one of the consistent complaints I hear from folks either living in New Ulm, or sometimes just passing through town. ...

Presidential neglect on COVID-19

To the editor: Our president has neglected the COVID-19 crisis. When he did begin to take things more seriously, he told people in February that “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” In the weeks following that, there was a clear struggle between ...

Public power utility workers are unsung heroes of coronavirus crisis

To the editor: During this coronavirus pandemic, there is a new sense of appreciation for the men and women who keep our critical infrastructure running smoothly. From doctors and nurses to grocery-shelf stockers to parcel delivery personnel, the importance of these essential workers to our ...

Wear the masks

To the editor: I can’t understand what is so hard about wearing a mask while you are in a store. I wear one during my shift at work and it isn’t that hard to do. Remember you are protecting others from your germs. Please wear the masks. Deanna Zea Hanska

Why is it…?

To the editor: Can someone in the New Ulm gas cartel tell us New Ulmites why the same brand of gas costs us 26 cents more per gallon than in Mankato? Or in Hutchinson? I also heard from my brother-in-law in the cities it is $1.16. Why are we made to wear a mask in Menard’s when in other ...

Hagedorn must support Minnesotans’ lives, not Trump’s greedy agenda

To the editor: Representative Hagedorn bragged in a Facebook announcement on Tuesday night that he joined several of his House colleagues to support President Trump’s executive order to force meat-processing plants to stay open even as plant workers across the country have contracted the ...

More on COVID-19

To the editor: I am writing in response to Kari (Nelson) Gleisner’s April 21 Letter to the Editor. I both like and respect Kari a great deal. (Don’t worry Kari, no offense intended, none taken.) I did indeed (incorrectly) refer to Knut Wittkowski as a former Professor at Rockefeller ...

If the hogs can do it, we can too!

To the editor: I am writing in response to Paul Platz’s April 11-12 Letter to Editor. Paul was a classmate of mine. I’ve known him since the days of Lafayette grade school. I am not writing to pick a fight, my friend, but I feel a need to respond to your article. You say your wallet ...

A stitch in time

To the editor: I grew up with the sayings, “a stitch in time saves nine” and “forewarned is forearmed.” They have helped me to head off trouble in my daily life for over 60 years. “Cause and effect” is a hard concept to wrap your head around. It’s not always easy to put a ...

Care Givers

To the editor: When we are injured, sick or hurt We need some comfort, help and care. When we are helpless; not alert Then fear comes in; gives us a scare. That's when the doctors, techs and nurse Become the experts that we need. Their loving help without a curse Brings care and ...

Thanks to all truck drivers

To the editor: To all drivers and your families and those who support you: THANK YOU! YOU ARE OUR HEROES! We want you and everyone who supports you to know how very proud we are of you. Once again, as the nation struggles, you have risen above everything to keep America moving and alive. ...

Businesses waiting for COVID-19 aid

To the editor: I am a junior at New Ulm High School and I am currently enrolled in a journalism class this semester. For my feature story, I wrote about how this pandemic is affecting local businesses. Many of the business owners I interviewed suggested that I should submit some of my ...

Support your postal workers

To the editor: I am deeply troubled that President Trump is threatening to veto the vital Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act if there is any support for the Post Office. I’m disheartened that Trump would use this crisis to kill an institution, defined by the US ...

In these times, love your neighbor

To the editor: We have just celebrated the season of Easter, and are reminded once again of God’s great love and of Christ’s great sacrifice on our behalf. In speaking with His closest followers, Jesus made a profound statement regarding love and sacrifice. He said: “Greater love has no ...

EPA is taking a break

To the editor: Many of us are taking breaks from our routine in the wake of this pandemic. We can take a break from large gatherings. We can take a break from wearing pants everyday. But we cannot take a break from treating our environment with respect. The current governmental ...

What I have learned so far

To the editor: I have learned that the COVID-19 is the most deadly virus that I have seen in my lifetime. Ou world went into battle with this deadly virus with its hands tied behind its back. No vaccines or medications to stop its deadly path. It’s misison is to take human life and has ...

Sheeple and shepherds

To the editor: My knee still hurts (see my letter to the editor 3-28-2020). So what’s changed in 2 weeks? Well, quite frankly, not much. We’re stuck in a perpetual government shut down ordered by Governor Walz. My knee isn’t the only thing that’s hurting anymore. Now, my wallet and ...

What I have learned so far

To the editor: I would like to share with you what I have learned since the COVID-19 virus has invaded our great country. I have learned never to take anything for granted, especially not life itself. I learned to appreciate the small things given to me in life that never seemed important ...

Thanks for cards, kindness during lockdown

To the editor: A big thank you to all the friends and neighbors that send us cheer cards. Also to those that can buy us some groceries. These acts of kindness really mean so much to us during times of confinement. We really appreciate it, and thank you so much! Ruth Nielsen New Ulm