Opinion

Yes, people worry about food, Mr. Hagedorn

Editorials

We’re not sure what was going through Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s mind last week when he spoke to the Kiwanis Club in Worthington. Talking about the importance of agriculture in America, Hagedorn, the First District Republican, said, “Nobody [in America] goes to sleep at night wondering if ...

Off the Record: Arnie was one of a kind

Columns

Shortly after I moved to New Ulm in 1985, I began to see a truck driving around town. “Arnie’s Septic Service,” it said on the side. It also carried the motto, “Nobody Sticks His Nose In My Business.” I got a kick out of that then, and continued to get a kick out of Arnie ...

Why did House bother to pass bill?

Editorials

The Minnesota House of Representatives voted Monday to increase the state’s gas tax by 20 cents per gallon, or 70 percent from its current 28.5 cents. Don’t worry. This tax will never be enacted. The vote in the House was along party lines, 74-58. Democrats control the House and passed ...

Trump’s success is undeniable

Letters

To the editor: Over the past few weeks, I’ve received a few requests to write another letter to the editor. Thanks to Steve Grossmann, my enthusiasm has peaked again! I read with interest “The art of the con – Trump edition” in The Journal, April 28. It’s interesting that, after ...

Immunization Week

Editorials

The yearly calendar is full of days and weeks devoted to building awareness for various causes, or social problems, or health concerns. This week has a special theme that deserves a lot of attention — it is National Infant Immunization Week. What makes this week especially significant is ...

‘Unplanned’ movie for all voters

Letters

To the editor: I agree with the letter on Saturday, entitled, “Movie well worth seeing.” Since the movie “Unplanned” will be shown at the New Ulm Theater at least until Wednesday, I would encourage all eligible voters to go and see it. In light of what many far left Democratic ...

‘Stop for Me’ program

Letters

To the editor: Every year there are almost 6,000 pedestrians killed annually in crashes across the nation. Another 129,000 pedestrians are admitted to emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries. For 2018, two pedestrians were killed and several more were seriously injured in pedestrian versus ...

Mexico vs. ‘The Beast’

Editorials

Give Mexican officials some credit for working with the United States to stem the tide of illegal immigrants flowing through their country and into the United States. In contrast with past practice, Mexico City seems to be more interested in keeping its promises regarding the problem. It is, ...

Be careful with CBD oil if you drive for a living

Letters

To the editor: I am writing in reference to your article on CBD oil in Sunday’s Journal. I started using CBD oil on April 10, 2019 (1 soft gel daily). On April 15, 2019, I was selected for a random DOT drug screening. I failed that test because I was over the legal limit for THC. This was ...

Transportation bill should include Highway 14 funding

Editorials

The Minnesota House is taking up the transportation bill this week, the Associated Press reported. The main focus of the bill is the 20-cent per gallon gas tax increase that Gov. Tim Walz and his DFL allies want to impose. While that is a big issue, and one that is going to dominate the ...

The art of the con — Trump edition

Letters

To the editor: The opening paragraph from The Journals 4/26 editorial: “Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians.” I could not believe the Journal either did not note, or did not ...

What’s Going On: Is America ready to elect a homosexual president?

Columns

I’ll be the first to admit, 11 years ago, I never thought it was possible. From what was considered at the time a crowded field of eight candidates, a relatively unknown congressman from Illinois emerged as the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. I wrote then it ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

County job filled THUMBS UP: The position of Brown County Administrator has been filled, after St. James City Manager Sam Hansen agreed to accept the position this week. Hansen was one of two finalists interviewed by the Brown County Board to fill the position of outgoing County ...

Movie well worth seeing

Letters

To the editor: The movie, “Unplanned,” is very moving. It should be seen by all high school students who might be considering pre-marital sex. The theatre in New Ulm has had a very good response from the public and the showing has been extended into next week. Don Brand New Ulm

Keep the Electoral College

Letters

To the editor: In 2016 Donald Trump won 30 states and 56 percent of the Electoral College votes. Democrats reaction: OOPS! Could that be why some candidates in the Democrat Presidential Primary say we should abolish the Electoral College in favor of a national popular vote? The ...

The art of the con

Editorials

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

Town Talk: May is National Electric Safety Month

Columns

Most homes’ highest electricity consumption is in the summer when air conditioners are necessary to keep comfortable. Before your electricity use increases, Safe Electricity (https://www.safeelectricity.org/) along with New Ulm Public Utilities recommends you make sure your home is free of ...

Walz needs to revisit tax plan

Editorials

As the Minnesota Legislature returns from its Easter break and gets down to the tough issues that lie ahead before its May 20 adjournment, one of the things they and Gov. Tim Walz need to look at is the governor’s tax proposal. An analysis this week by the Department of Revenue, the taxes ...

Terrorism is a worldwide plague

Editorials

Only about 7.5 percent of Sri Lankans are Christians, but even that tiny number apparently is intolerable to Muslim extremists. On Easter Sunday morning, as many of the country’s Christians were celebrating Easter, the terrorists slaughtered nearly 300 of them in a series of church bombings. ...