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Opinion

Trump’s record

Letters

To the editor: Let’s take a look at what President Trump has not done in his term: HAS NOT: Changed abortion laws, even though he had two years with Republican control of House and Senate in which to make an effort to support his supposed position. HAS NOT: Taken leadership to address ...

Jeff Brand for House District 19A

Letters

To the editor: Jeff Brand, who is running for the MN House in District 19A, has our vote. Among other things, he is dedicated to environmental issues and he understood the importance of funding for the expansion of Highway 14 to four lanes from Nicollet to New Ulm and he delivered. Of ...

Talking to Gabriel

Letters

To the editor: Dear Gabriel, How are you? It has been a few years since I last saw you. I trust your new home has brought you much joy and many friends. I also hope you can’t see through the clouds to earth below because millions of children who looked exactly like you have had their ...

Fischbach over Peterson

Letters

To the editor: Michelle Fishbach voted for buffer strips for Minnesota farmers. Not good in my opinion. But would you rather have boys in your daughter’s or granddaughter’s locker room?? Boys in girls locker rooms in MInnesota? Democrat Rep. Colin Peterson supported making this national ...

Doubtful promise

Editorials

Earlier this week, Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature announced that if voters give them the majority in House and Senate this coming year, they will undo all the COVID-19 emergency orders that Gov. Tim Walz has issued since last March, and trust the people to do what is right to keep ...

Support Larry Mack

Letters

To the editor: We are writing this letter in support of candidate Larry Mack for the position of New Ulm City Council President. This summer we purchased the old Hauenstein Brewery and are new to this remarkable community. The previous owner introduced us to Larry Mack. One of the reasons ...

Neither Trump nor Biden will make America great

Letters

To the editor: Donald Trump in not going to make America great again. Nor will Joe Biden, Mike Pence, or Kamala Harris. The truth is, no singular political figure has the ability to make America great or to sew up the divisions affecting our county. The only ones who have that ability are you ...

Larry Mack for Council President

Letters

To the editor: Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to get to know Larry Mack. We have had numerous conversations about the people, the community, projects and ideas for new Ulm’s future. Larry is always thinking about the community of New Ulm and how to make its ...

Weeds: The ‘home’ in hometown

Columns

I went to visit an old friend the other day. It was the beginning of the end. We go back as far as I can remember. You might think I’m getting to be a sentimental old cuss, but I’ve been a sentimental cuss my whole life. This one literally “hits home” with me. There are dozens of ...

Mute button debate

Editorials

After the first presidential debate took on the aspect of a tag team wrestling match where the referee gets knocked out, the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates has discovered the mute button for this week’s second and final debate. To prevent some of the verbal clashes of the ...

The Big Red Wave

Letters

To the editor: Republicans and President Trump have been chanting about a “Big Red Wave” sweeping across Minnesota and all across Americal That is true, however, what is it that is generating that wave? Is it President Donald J. Trump? Perhaps. It is more so now than four years ago, but ...

Vote Mack for Council president

Letters

To the editor: There are so many words that can be used to accurately describe Larry Mack. Those of us who are lucky enough to know him have a tendency to use the same ones when we define him: integrity, generous, creative, advocate, benefactor, ambassador, volunteer, self-starter, ...

The issue is abortion

Letters

To the editor: Over the years I have often written letters to the editor. Haven’t written for some time and somehow felt it was time to write again. A Letter to the Editor this past week stated that Catholics would vote for Trump — not necessarily all from the Catholic faith, but I am ...

Why I am now a Republican

Letters

To the editor: I’ve been an Independent most my life; and have voted Republican and Democrat in the past. Three years ago I became a Republican. I changed because from day one the media and Democrats treated President Trump and his family terribly – and that continues to this day. They ...

In their own words

Letters

To the editor: Former CIA Director John Brennan: “Donald Trump’s failure on COVID and other issues is the epitome of unethical ... He is power hungry , cares only for himself, not the people.” “This administration shows a strong record of dishonesty and deceit.” Former Republican ...

Brown County Browser: Election update

Columns

The General Election is less than two weeks away and Brown County voters are making their voices heard! The Elections team at Brown County is working hard to ensure that every vote counts in the upcoming election. We need voters to take a little extra time with their voting materials and ...

Prepare a plan now for vaccines

Editorials

We Americans, collectively, were not ready for the coronavirus epidemic. We ought to be ready for the recovery. It will begin when a vaccine against COVID-19 becomes available. Though a timeline for that is uncertain, it appears safe, effective vaccines will be available early next year. ...

Support Boettger for Council

Letters

To the editor: I’m writing this letter in support of New Ulm City Council candidate Andrea Boettger. As a long-time business owner, and one that has faced adverse effects of COVID-19, I know Andrea has the future of New Ulm in mind. So often new candidates with fresh ideas are overlooked, ...

A bold vision for agriculture

Letters

To the editor: Minnesota farmers have a long history of leadership and innovation in agriculture, and that is as true in 2020 as it has been at any time in the past. Representative Jeff Brand, Vice Chair of the House Agriculture committee has helped Minnesota farmers thrive now, and supports ...

Choose Mack for Council

Letters

To the editor: Larry Mack is an excellent choice for city council president. I’ve known Larry for eight years as a friend and co-worker. At work, Larry is a very pragmatic problem solver, always willing to ask questions or gather different opinions to bring a task to a successful ...