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Letters

Bring back the stop signs

To the editor: I live near the newly constructed roundabouts at the Highway 14-15 intersection. Prior to the construction, I would avoid coming home out of New Ulm on County Road 37. Even if I was at Hy-Vee, I would drive back through town on Broadway to go home on 15 so I would not have to ...

Supports Feehan in First District

To the editor: I support Dan Feehan for US House of Representatives, MN District 1. Dan has the skills, experience and knowledge to represent our district effectively. He understands the needs of rural Minnesotans and will work hard to advance legislation that improves the lives of the ...

Remembering Saturdays at the Time Theater

To the editor: The January 23 Journal story regarding the 100th anniversary of the building at 212 North Minnesota Street reminded me of events from mid-1942. I was 10 years old. On a sunny Saturday afternoon I’d jump on my blue Schwinn Roadmaster bike and ride from our home on South ...

Be educated, compassionate

To the editor: Adversarial nations appear to be taking over the United States electronically. The best proof of this was the election of President Donald Trump in 2016. The only solution is for our citizens to become truly educated and genuinely compassionate. Walter O. Jones Lake Crystal

Pelosi and The Squad

To the editor: In order to Make America Great Again and KEEP AMERICA GREAT, we need to get rid of Rep. Pelosi and the Squad (Reps. Cortez from New York, Omar from Minnesota, Tlaib from Michigan and Pressley from Massachusetts). How do we do that? We have to take the House of Representatives ...

National Stalking Awareness Month

To the editor: January is National Stalking Awareness Month. There are times when we may feel as though someone may be watching us, but we ultimately conclude that is not the case and we are letting our imagination get the better of us. For some, this feeling is a reality as approximately 6 ...

National Stalking Awareness Month

To the editor: January is National Stalking Awareness Month. There are times when we may feel as though someone may be watching us, but we ultimately conclude that is not the case and we are letting our imagination get the better of us. For some, this feeling is a reality as approximately 6 ...

Hoping that garlands will return

To the editor: As I was growing up near St. George the highlight of Christmas was going to New Ulm to see the beautiful downtown decorations, the hanging garland and lights. As I grew older I had the privilege of representing New Ulm as Miss New Ulm. Going to many parades and events, people ...

Baghdad will not be a repeat of Benghazi

To the editor: Hadi Ameri, who led the raid on the US Embassy in Iraq, was once invited to the White House by President Obama. During his Embassy attack the Supreme Leader of Iran, Khamenei, taunted President Trump claiming, “You can’t do anything.” Trump ordered Suleimani taken out and ...

Peace on earth?

To the editor: Since the ongoing Afghan War is very newsworthy now, it seems appropriate to recall the great English poet Thomas Hardy’s comment in 1924 at Christmas: “‘Peace upon earth!’ was said. “We sing and pay a million priests to bring it. “After two thousand years ...

Williams column worth noting

To the editor: I feel the article about the State of Virginia by Walter E. Williams on Page 4A of The Journal on Dec. 24 should have had a note on page 1 in big bold letters. If over 90% of the counties are trying to stop a law that sounds like it has not been signed it is time to look at ...

Disappointed in Hagedorn

To the editor: I was deeply disappointed my Congressman, Jim Hagedorn, picked political party over country with his impeachment vote. Both he and the president violated their oath of office to defend the Constitution. I WILL remember at the ballot box. Marcella Bode New Ulm

Great Christmas present

To the editor: My Christmas wish came true. For many months I said to myself, “All I want for Christmas is for the Highway 14 adn 15 road into New Ulm to open.” It has finally happened. For most of my life it was my main entrance and exit for New Ulm back to our farm near Lafayette. I ...

Is this what Indivisible calls accessibility?

To the editor: Since the day after Rep. Jim Hagedorn was sworn into office almost 12 months ago, the hyper-partisan, hard-left activists of Indivisible have stalked, harassed and rudely berated him across the district and on social media on every conceivable topic. Two areas in particular to ...

Thanks for the dedication and donation of time

To the editor: Sunday night, our family visited Sleepy Eye’s Christmas Light Display. It was beautiful with excellent music reception and lights flashing to the music. The red, white and blue tribute to heroes (service, firefighters, police, EMT’s, etc.) was very impressive set to Lee ...

USMCA

To the editor: After months of dithering, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally allowed the House of Representatives to vote on President Trump’s trade deal with Canada and Mexico. It passed overwhelmingly and I just wanted to thank Rep. Jim Hagedorn for the crucial role he played in its ...

Time for charity to all

To the editor: It is Christmas, AD 2019. We must have charity to all, to all — not only to our own. We cannot be a great nation and a strong nation when one-third of our people are poor, and when one-third of those are poverty stricken. Human poverty is stalking the whole ...

Allina should invest in nurses

To the editor: On Thursday, Dec. 12, Allina Health Care and the City of Springfield announced plans for Allina to take over the clinic in Springfield that Mayo is closing. As nurses at the New Ulm Medical Center it’s important to us that communities in rural Minnesota have access to ...

FBI report is troubling

To the editor: Impeachment by the House is a done deal and if the House sends the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate acquittal seems pretty much a done deal as well. So if you are tired of that consider something that has not received as much coverage in the New York/Washington ...

USMCA is a Trojan horse

To the editor: If the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is so good for America, then why is the typical “fast track” authority being used, in that Congress has to support all of it as written, or reject the complete bill? Why are so many internationalists pushing this ...