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Letters

Promoting farm safety

To the editor: I would like to personally thank the New Ulm FArm/City Hub Club and Midwest Bank for sponsoring the grain bin safety presentations at the farm show last weekend. If investment in our community will prevent an accident, personal injury or loss of life, I will remember it as ...

Feehan will lead on immigration

To the editor: A little over a century ago my family came to Southern Minnesota looking for a better life than they were offered in Germany. They spent years working hard in the fields in their farm near Lewiston. A generation later my great-grandfather was the first member of my family to ...

Proud of Brown County’s health rankings

To the editor: We were so pleased to read the Feb. 12 article in The Journal, “Brown County ranks among the healthiest counties in Minnesota” and we hope everyone in Brown County was, too. According to a study by SmartAsset that considered length of life, health behaviors and health care ...

The Gray Fox

To the editor: The fox, in luxurious fur, moved leisurely through bright, deep snow, barely glancing at the Cottontail. This visit was a reminder of the first (’75?) — he climbed vertically to the highest dried apples. The prime condition of this fox portends more visits in Winters to ...

Coronavirus concerns

To the editor: Today the secretary of Health and Human Services stated the coronavirus presents this country with an unprecedented health challenge. To combat the potential for a nationwide pandemic our country will need talented and robust response. Unfortunately, this administration has ...

Where was Torkelson on insulin bill?

To the editor: On Feb. 26, the MN House of Representatives passed bill HF3100. This bill provides for an emergency insulin program consisting of the Minnesota Insulin Patient Assistance Program. The bill provides for this program to be administered by the MNSure program. It provides for ...

Height of stupidity

To the editor: Have you heard of Bill HR 5383, New Way Forward Act? This bill was written by Garcia of Illinois and co-sponsored by 44 Democrats, not one Republican. The Bill itself is 20 pages long and very hard to understand because its about deportations of illegal immigrants and there ...

Attend Township Day on March 10 – you have a direct voice and vote!

To the Editor: Nearly one million township residents in Minnesota will have the opportunity to participate in their local government by attending their township’s upcoming Annual Meeting. On Township Day, held this year on Tuesday, March 10, citizens attending their local township meeting ...

NU Steel says thanks for support this year

To the editor: We are are writing to the citizens of New Ulm, with a huge THANK YOU for welcoming us into your community! On behalf of our entire team, we really appreciate the support that you have provided to us. We came to your town as visitors, just to play the game we all love. We were ...

2020 US Census

To the editor: As with every year ending in zero, the United States Census Bureau performs the decennial census. The 2020 Census is going to be a little different. Minimal mailings will take place, and most information will be collected digitally (online). In March, individuals will receive ...

Attend your precinct caucuses

To the editor: As leaders of the local Republican and Democratic parties in Brown County, we encourage you to attend your 2020 precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The precinct caucus is the first step in the Minnesota political process. It is a gathering of neighbors with similar political ...

The warming Arctic

To the editor: In September 2019 at the Nobel Conference at Gustavus in St. Peter I heard Sheila Watt-Cloutier, the author of “The Right to be Cold,” speak about the changes occurring in the Arctic and to the people who have lived there for thousands of years. The Arctic is one of the ...

Better buy more eyewash

To the editor: I suppose I should address this to Mr. Conroy. I don’t know you but I think you better buy some more eye wash. Yes, I believe in global warming, but I feel we are only looking at a bit of it. Our earth has gone through this before. Oil drill people have told me they find ...

Turn eyes to the real Lincoln

To the editor: The writer of “Couldn’t believe his eyes” (Feb. 13th Journal) understandably wants us to scrutinize Trump. I in turn invite him to scrutinize Lincoln, whom he groups with Washington, Jefferson, and Keller, and calls “Honest Abe.” An excellent introduction to ...

A witch hunt or a hoax

To the editor: President Donald Trump has been saying for the last three years or more, “a witch hunt,” sometimes he said it was a “hoax.” He was right on both accounts, there is a witch and there was a hoax. Anybody who watched President Trump’s State of the Union Address Feb. 4, ...

Hagedorn dodges question, responsibility

To the editor: On Jan. 3 of this year, the US Armed Forces launched a drone attack that killed a member of the Iranian military. The attack was carried out by our forces on Iraqi soil without requesting permission or even notifying our erstwhile ally. The target, Major General Soleimani, was ...

The beauty of God’s creation

To the editor: As I rolled the garbage container to the end of the driveway, I was overtaken by the beauty of the early hour. Every single branch and twig was individually wrapped in frosty cellophane. As the sun’s rays peeked over the horizon, the tops of the trees appeared as halos, and I ...

Women in White

To the editor: President Trump delivered a very powerful State of the Union address on Feb. 4. He stated the many accomplishments that are being implemented for the country in the past three years, one of them being more women in the workforce than ever before. The women in the Democratic ...

Never fogetting applies to many other victims

To the editor: The Journal of Jan. 28th had an editorial on the Holocaust (“Keep history of Holocaust alive”), and the Journal of Jan. 29 had a long article on it, also on the editorial page (“The human face of the Holocaust”). It does seem a little odd that the figure of six ...

Feehan politicizes tragedy

To the editor: There’s an old adage that says adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Unfortunately, the recent tragic fatal accidents on Hwy 14 have revealed Dan Feehan’s character. I am appalled that anyone would be so desperate to achieve elected office that he/she would ...