Letters

Get serious about border security

To the editor: Anyone getting tired of CNN, MSNBC, The AP, etc. complaining about “President Trump’s shutdown”? I’m tired of the complaining by the media and Democrats, but I’m not tired of the shutdown. Seems to me the sun is still rising in the East and setting in the West. This ...

Thank you, ‘Big Swede’

Thank you, ‘Big Swede’ To the editor: I’d like to send a special thank you to “Big Swede” for sending me your letter. It is the first “negative” letter I’ve ever received regarding my letters to the editor. Unfortunately, you called me an idiot for supporting President Trump ...

‘Our Night Sky’ at library

To the editor: Our New Ulm Public Library is presenting another series on our universe, beginning Thursday evening, Jan. 3, at 6:30 p.m. It is titled “Our Night Sky” and it is a fitting follow-up to last year’s Hubble Telescope series. The next five Thursday evenings will tell us about ...

New Ulm’s patron saint

To the editor: With so much division, perceived offenses, anger and mistrust in the world these days, it is essential to take the time to point out and honor individuals who truly bring joy to their community. New Ulm is blessed with one such individual. A humble man with a strong desire ...

Trump, the Wall and CO2

To the editor, In response to Tony Miller’s letter regarding President Trump: It takes a lot of courage to admit you think Trump is doing a good job. He is not perfect, but I too think he is making good history as the president of the United States. If all the effort to bring him down were ...

Man-made global warming is fake science

To the editor: The Nov 28, 2018 “We can’t afford to ignore climate change report” said: “Spending a few extra dollars now may prevent the nation from paying a whole lot more in the future in recovering from weather disasters.” I’ve been subscribing to Science, and Science News for ...

Trump White House beats Obama’s

To the editor: First of all, I’d like to thank all the people that called and/or wrote to me in support of my last letter the editor! I really appreciate the overwhelming support! After reading the Thumbs Up/Down section in The Journal, December 15th, I felt I had to respond again. ...

Buying in bulk not the best sort of health care

To the editor: I would like to reply to Preston Meyer’s letter (12-4-18) expounding on the benefits of single payer health care as proposed by Bernie Sanders and other well meaning Democrats. Mr Meyer cites the attributes of the single payer system being used in the vast majority of the ...

New Ulm gas prices still highest

To the editor: Why are gasoline prices in New Ulm the highest in the area year after year? And who in New Ulm sets the gasoline price and keeps it so much higher than area cities? New Ulm prices Wednesday ranged from $2.39 to $2.46. Meanwhile, Mankato prices ranged from a low of $2.22. A ...

Human life is worth more than…

To the editor: The Star Tribune reported that Stearns County Judge Andrew Pearson was the acting judge for Jared Scheierl, a man who was sexually assaulted by Danny Heinrich. Heinrich also had abducted, molested and killed Jacob Wetterling. Judge Pearson wrote, “It’s been said that a ...

Single-payer is buying in bulk

To the editor: Last Sunday (Nov. 25), there was an editorial about single-payer healthcare in The Journal. Its aim was to scare people into thinking that a single-payer system would be “costly and damaging.” it claimed there are several flaws with the system that would cause it to fail. ...

Distracted driving has to stop

To the editor: I urge everyone to please look out for pedestrians in the crosswalks; they have the right-of-way by law. I walk my dog Grace every day for three miles; sometimes twice a day for a total of six miles a day so we cover a large area of town. For the most part; there are many ...

Get ready to repeat the past

To the editor: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there” (L.P. Hartley). Example: Those viewed as obstinate heretics could be put to death — even by being burned at the stake. After all, the cancer had to be rooted out, the imminent threat to society ...

Clean up that boat landing

To the editor: Who wants to go fishing? This time of the year a lot of sportsmen like to fish the river. Well, don’t bother trying to land your boat at Minnecon, it’s full of mud AGAIN. The Park department is responsible for the maintenance and are not keeping up with it. The poor design ...

Beussman says thank you

To the editor: Thank you to all the voters in New Ulm for the great turnout and especially those who supported me with signs and well wishes. Thank you to Ms. Backer for running a positive campaign. Let us hope the next four years will bring a four lane highway to New Ulm. I would also ...

The Wye

To the editor: Here two highways join as one, O’re the river they do run. At their junction, called The Wye, Cars and trucks go whizzing by. Crashes proved the danger there. Engineering solved the snare. Traffic shouldn’t have to wait. The Wye shouldn’t be a gate. So a ...

You can read what Jesus would do

To the editor: Now the elections are over, all the Dear Editor Letters on politics are gone, all the letters of how good the politicans would work for our country are gone, but two letters caught my eye — “Would Jesus Vote Democrat,” or another asked “Would Jesus Vote Republican.” I ...

A first step to reining in Trump

WASHINGTON — In arguably the most critical midterm congressional elections in our history, the Democrats acquired a down payment on their challenge to halt President Donald Trump’s reign of public division, anger and hate. It fell short of the “blue wave” vote they sought to undo him, ...

Everybody’s vote counts today

To the editor: In Monday’s Journal, when asked (in the “What’s On Your Mind” featurer) whether he would vote, one man responded that he didn’t intend to vote because HIS vote doesn’t matter. In a manner of speaking he has a point. HIS vote doesn’t matter. It’s highly ...

Democrats have changed, I’m voting Republican

To the editor: I come from a long line of Democrats in my family. My father and my uncle ran for office in Missouri and in Maryland. I graduated from a liberal college, so I thought I was a Democrat and voted accordingly. But Democrats are nothing now like they used to be. They are way out of ...