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Opinion

Trump, Hagedorn not working out for the farmers

Letters

To the editor: Rep. Jim Hagedorn, MN 1st District, barely won the 2018 race against Dan Feehan by changing tactics the third time around: He aligned himself with President Donald Trump. Strategic move for this Republican politician, since President Trump won this district by 15 points in ...

Weeds: Those great summer vacation days

Columns

There are signs of summer around: bugs we like (fireflies), bugs we don’t like (mosquitoes), corn tassels soon to shoot out. And kids on bikes. In town, even though there are less children than there used to be, kids on bikes are still a common sight. That means, of course, summer ...

Ask a Trooper: Hands-free law

Columns

Question: With the upcoming new hands free law that is effective August 1st, can a teen that is under 18 years old and has a driver’s permit or provisional driver’s license use their phone in hands-free mode? Answer: The new hands-free law does not change anything for teens under 18 with ...

The marvel of Apollo 11

Editorials

Fifty years ago today, millions of people around the world watched as the Apollo 11 mission blasted off from Cape Kennedy in Florida, carrying the first men who would walk on the moon. The marvel of that accomplishment, carried out only eight years since President John F. Kennedy had proposed ...

Trump’s racist tweet

Editorials

President Donald Trump has exhibited racists tendencies since he first announced his candidacy for president by denouncing the “rapists and murderers” who were crossing the southern border from Mexico. If there was any doubt about his feelings towards other races and cultures, he made it ...

The Obstructionists

Letters

To the editor: If you’ve been reading The Journal articles and Letters to the Editor, you’ve noticed that the liberal Obstructionists have been hard at work. A recent letter to the editor attacks Congressman Jim Hagedorn because the administration is moving the US Department of ...

What’s on your mind?

Columns

What do you enjoy most about being part of the Narren? (Asked at Story Time with the Narren Saturday at the New Ulm Public Library)

Ross Perot had big impact on nation

Editorials

H. Ross Perot died last week. The 89-year-old self-made Texas billionaire is best known for his 1992 run as an independent candidate for president. With a grassroots organization, a big collection of pie charts, a talent for folksy expressions like “That giant sucking sound you hear is jobs ...

Vatican action is reassuring on sex abuse question

Editorials

Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in many countries, not just the United States. What Pope Francis and others in the Catholic hierarchy do about the matter is watched closely ...

Citizenship question on census? Why?

Letters

To the editor: I have serious concerns about the President’s plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. As many news outlets and fact-finders have reported, this question is largely unnecessary and is a thinly-veiled attempt to suppress the response rate among minority ...

What’s become of America?

Letters

To the editor: As I sit here on the eve of Independence Day I cannot help but think of the children locked in border prison camps, separated from their parents and enduring inhumane, unsanitary conditions. I never imagined my country would ever be the prison keepers of these children and ...

Town Talk: NUCAT high-definition channel upgrade

Columns

Over the past couple of years, New Ulm Community Access Television department (NUCAT) has been making the transition into a more modern production unit. Since 2008 New Ulm citizens have turned to NUCAT to see meetings in the council chambers, church services, town halls, parades, concerts, ...

Epstein plea deal needs explanation

Editorials

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may yet spend an appropriate amount of time in a federal prison. He should have been sent away years ago. Why that did not happen needs to be explained. Epstein, 66, has been arrested by federal authorities in New York, on charges of sex trafficking involving ...

Mexico dealing with its immigrant influx

Editorials

Even before President Donald Trump threatened to use tariffs on Mexican goods imported into the United States, that country’s leaders seemed to be doing more than their predecessors to keep potential illegal immigrants from crossing our southern border. Now, however, the campaign has ...

State should take on gerrymandering

Editorials

Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided it is too hard for it to get involved in settling gerrymandering questions, we guess it is up to the states to settle the question when one political party tries to redraw legislative or congressional boundaries to perpetuate its own advantage. Minnesota ...

What is Hagedorn doing to save USDA Research department?

Letters

To the editor: We wonder what Rep. Hagedorn is doing to stop the administration from destroying the research capabilities of the Department of Agriculture. As noted on his website, “Minnesota’s First District is one of the top crop and livestock producing congressional districts in the ...

Disrespect for anthem marred soccer game

Letters

To the editor: Although not a big soccer fan I watched the USA women’s team in the Soccer World Cup played in France. The team was successful on the pitch. They competed hard and won. I was disappointed, however, that one member of our team — a captain I believe — refused to fully ...

Government benefits competing for workers

Editorials

Still think we haven’t painted ourselves into a corner in this country with the taxpayer-funded public assistance programs that now keep so many families afloat? A study by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation shows 20% of Buckeye State businesses have had problems with hiring, ...

What’s on your mind?

Columns

What are your thoughts on Victorian-era clothing? (Asked at the 1870s Fashion Day at the Harkin Store on Sunday)