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Opinion

Who’s the enemy?

Editorials

Curious, is it not, that the major industrial power doing the most to battle climate change is the target of the bulk of criticism regarding that concern? With a new general session of the United Nations underway, multiple world leaders are citing worry about a range of issues. In fairness to ...

Weeds: Memories of Summit Street Stadium

Columns

(Editor’s Note: Dean Brinkman is subbing for Randy Krzmarzick this week.) “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The human drama of athletic competition. You are looking live at Summit Street Stadium in beautiful ...

Race card hypocrisy

Editorials

How Canadian voters react to revelations about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is up to them, of course. But the episode is one more demonstration of the hypocrisy demonstrated by liberal politicians who are always eager to use “the race card” in criticizing conservatives. Trudeau ...

Eagle Update: WLC students play to learn

Columns

Play is more than just recess. At Washington Learning Center (WLC) our children play to learn. Playing is integral in social emotional development, developing communication and oral language skills, developing the ability to think independently, using their imagination, being responsible, self ...

Good news on abortion rate

Editorials

Recent news about abortions ought to be viewed as one of the great public health triumphs of the past few decades. Abortions have become less common in the United States than at any time since they became legal, through a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, in 1973, the Guttmacher Institute reports. ...

What’s On Your Mind?

Columns

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about Prohibition? (Asked at the "Night at the Museum" fundraising gala on Saturday at the Brown County Historical Society.)

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Happy 100, CHS THUMBS UP: Cathedral High School in New Ulm is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend during its Homecoming festivities. Originally named the Catholic High School of New Ulm, it was renamed Holy Trinity High School in 1937. CHS was renamed Cathedral High when the New ...

Two days in the dark as a matter of principle

Letters

To the editor: I’m delinquent on my utility bill. Sept. 24 is disconnectin day. I’ve spoken to everyone at the city level to explain that I have overextended myself and have now secured a part-time job in addition to my full-time job to remedy the situation. I need two more days to ...

Saudi attack reminds of oil vulnerability

Editorials

Officials in Saudi Arabia have said damage from an attack on oil production facilities last weekend is being repaired quickly. By Wednesday, about half the production capacity affected had been restored. Still, the interruption in exports from the oil-rich kingdom ought to serve as a ...

Town Talk: You ask, we answer: RENU update

Columns

What is going on with the plans for the Recreation Center (Vogel Fieldhouse) expansion? New Ulm’s local ½ percent sales tax will fund a $9,500,000 construction cost, expansion and remodel of the Recreation Center at 122 S. Garden St. Concept renderings are complete and the final design is ...

Important education for students

Editorials

County Attorney Charles Hanson has been making the rounds of area schools with an important educational message. Sexting is is a bad idea. It is illegal. It can lead to consequences down the road that can ruin your life. It’s the kind of message that should be self-evident, but one that is ...

Serenity Service this Sunday

Letters

To the editor: The second annual “Serenity Service: A Celebration of Hope and Recovery” will take place at United Church of Christ, 301 South Minnesota St., on Sunday, Sept. 22. We encourage everyone to attend this uplifting and inspirational service! This event last year was a powerful ...

Kavanaugh and the New York Times

Editorials

Last year, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faced confirmation hearings that at times seemed more like an inquisition than an effort by U.S. senators to get at the truth. In the end the fact Kavanaugh had been subjected to a purely partisan assault became clear when the full Senate voted ...

Brown County Browser: Changes, challenges in Human Services

Columns

“What are the 3 Biggest Human Services Changes in those 46 Years?” First: Movement from use of large institutions, namely state hospitals and nursing homes, to a large array of community based facilities. Some examples are group homes, sections of community hospitals, assisted living ...

Insulin users still in need of relief

Editorials

Several weeks ago Minnesota government leaders seemed close to a deal on providing relief for diabetics who can’t afford the high cost of their life-saving insulin. An emergency program would be set up to provide a 90-day supply of insulin to those who can’t afford it. It’s an idea that ...

New Ulm doesn’t quite pass inspection

Letters

To the editor: While walking and driving around New Ulm, these are some observations: • The city did a widespread sidewalk inspection last spring and you could see hundreds of walks marked with red paint as needing repairs or replacement. That was very evident this summer with homeowners ...

Odd protection for endangered species

Editorials

Apparently, if you are rich enough, you can slaughter endangered species until your bloodlust is sated. Among animals the federal government deems worthy of protection is the black rhinoceros. Only about 5,500 of them remain alive in the wild. Namibia is home to nearly half that number, and ...

What’s On Your Mind?

Columns

What are your best memories of Goosetown? (Asked at Riverside Park Saturday during Goosetown Gemuetlichkeit)

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Apartment project THUMBS UP: It is encouraging to see progress being made in the project to convert the former New Ulm Middle School building into apartments. It has been a few years since the idea of converting the old school building into a residential complex was floated, and there were a ...

Serenity Service: A celebration of hope and recovery

Letters

To the editor: Every September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to celebrate the people who are in ...