Letters

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 ...

Mack for City Council

To the editor: Please remember to vote on Nov. h and when you vote remember to vote Mack for 4th ward councilor. I have had the pleasure of serving on volunteer boards in New Ulm with Larry and was always impressed with the passion he has for all things that benefit the city. He is a 6th ...

Don’t let Republicans slash Social Security, Medicare

To the editor: There have recently been many excellent letters on this page in support of various candidates for local and state office. The national issues fly by us at a breakneck spee and it’s difficult to sort them out or keep up with them. However, one of these that will surely ...

Don’t blame the president

To the editor: Recently, with the bombs being sent and the shooting at the Pittsburgh Synagogue, I decided to write one more letter. The Democrats and the media are blaming President Trump for the bombs, the killing of the 11 people, and the caravan with thousands of illegals wanting to ...

Support Seidl for Sheriff

To the editor: With the heavy attention paid to the sheriff’s race this election cycle perhaps you are unsure of how to vote. If you are undecided, I would encourage you to ask yourself do you think that the sheriff’s office in Brown County has been doing a good job? I think clearly ...

NU Police Sergeant supports Seidl

To the editor: As a fellow community member and law enforcement officer, I am proud to support Chief Deputy Jason Seidl to be elected our next Brown County Sheriff. I have been a law enforcement officer for 25-½ years, 22-½ of those years working at the New Ulm Police Department. Jason ...

Hohensee asks for your vote

To the editor: I am Jeff Hohensee and I am running for Brown County Sheriff. I would like to thank my family and dedicated volunteers for all their patience, understanding, and hard work. I am grateful and humbled for the many members of our communities who have publicly supported me. I ...

Vote for your Social Security and Medicare

To the editor: Getting old, as they say, is not for sissies. But at least, as they also say, there’s Social Security and Medicare to look forward to. At least there will be until Mitch McConnell and the Republicans get their hands on it. Republicans have vowed to “reform” Social ...

Feehan the clear choice

To the editor: On Nov. 6, the voters in southern Minnesota will have the opportunity to elect a new member of Congress to represent us in Washington. I urge them to choose the candidate who best represents the values that we live in our everyday lives and who will be a voice for ALL of us in ...

Hagedorn: The Ag Candidate

To the editor, I’m a lifelong farmer in southern Minnesota. I’ve seen politicians make their share of promises to the agricultural community over the years. Dan Feehan has failed to demonstrate that he understands the issues facing farmers today. Feehan will partner with Nancy Pelosi ...

Response to DTF criticism

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone also that contacted me in regards to my letters. These people were very supportive and thanked me. The only reason I wrote these letters is due to the fact that Investigator Hohensee and Kristi Hose are attacking the Drug Task Force. I stand by ...

The unvarnished truth

To the editor: Another day, another mailer denigrating and misrepresenting Jim Hagedorn’s career. Dan Feehan and his Democrat allies have spent millions telling us that in the last 15 years Dan was a vet, taught school and worked for the Defense Department. But if Dan were a ...

Sheriff’s job needs broader experience

To the editor: There is a great deal of difference between the job of being a County Sheriff and the job of Police Officer-Investigator. The position of Sheriff requires a much broader skill set, perhaps not as detailed in certain areas, but much broader in scope. The Sheriff plans, budgets, ...

Torkelson working hard for Highway 14

To the editor: As a longtime advocate for the expansion of Highway 14, I have seen first hand how hard Rep. Paul Torkelson has worked in the Minnesota House to make the project a reality. He helped secure the funding to expand from North Mankato to Nicollet, completed in 2016. He helped ...

Hagedorn’s health plan the right one

To the editor: There’s an old adage that just because something is repeated over and over again doesn’t make it true. Dan Feehan and the Democrats knowingly distorted Jim Hagedorn’s position on covering pre-existing conditions from attack ad one. It wasn’t true the first time they ...