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Opinion

$2 trillion not enough for COVID-19 relief!

CORONAVIRUS

It is an indication of how devastating the COVID-19 epidemic has been to America’s economy that a $2 trillion relief bill was not enough. Without more, some segments of the economy may suffer permanent damage. Included in the CARES Act relief measure is a $350 billion “paycheck ...

If the hogs can do it, we can too!

Letters

To the editor: I am writing in response to Paul Platz’s April 11-12 Letter to Editor. Paul was a classmate of mine. I’ve known him since the days of Lafayette grade school. I am not writing to pick a fight, my friend, but I feel a need to respond to your article. You say your wallet ...

A stitch in time

Letters

To the editor: I grew up with the sayings, “a stitch in time saves nine” and “forewarned is forearmed.” They have helped me to head off trouble in my daily life for over 60 years. “Cause and effect” is a hard concept to wrap your head around. It’s not always easy to put a ...

Care Givers

Letters

To the editor: When we are injured, sick or hurt We need some comfort, help and care. When we are helpless; not alert Then fear comes in; gives us a scare. That's when the doctors, techs and nurse Become the experts that we need. Their loving help without a curse Brings care and ...

Protests or not, state needs to keep protections in place

Editorials

Last Friday a group of protestors estimated at 800 stood in front of the governor’s mansion in St. Paul and demanded that Gov. Tim Walz re-open the state. They want stores and businesses to reopen so people can go back to work. Many of the protestors carried Donald Trump flags. Indeed, ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Trump’s plan is reasonable, but … THUMBS DOWN: President Donald Trump’s three-phased plan to get the nation back on its feet economically is a reasonable plan. The new guidelines are aimed at easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus, while holding the line in ...

Thanks to all truck drivers

Letters

To the editor: To all drivers and your families and those who support you: THANK YOU! YOU ARE OUR HEROES! We want you and everyone who supports you to know how very proud we are of you. Once again, as the nation struggles, you have risen above everything to keep America moving and alive. ...

Businesses waiting for COVID-19 aid

Letters

To the editor: I am a junior at New Ulm High School and I am currently enrolled in a journalism class this semester. For my feature story, I wrote about how this pandemic is affecting local businesses. Many of the business owners I interviewed suggested that I should submit some of my ...

Can Legislature act in emergency situation?

CORONAVIRUS

We noticed a op-ed piece in the Star Tribune this week by Rep. Steve Drazkowki, R-Mazeppa, calling for the Legislature to pass a resolution ending the peacetime called by Gov. Tim Walz in March to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. This would, he said, allow “the House and Senate to develop ...

Town Talk: City of New Ulm compost site

Columns

The City Compost site located at 400 21st Street North is operated by the City of New Ulm Public Works Department. The compost site is open seven days a week during daylight hours all year long so please assist us by self-monitoring the site, as hours will be severely curtailed if we are forced ...

Support your postal workers

Letters

To the editor: I am deeply troubled that President Trump is threatening to veto the vital Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act if there is any support for the Post Office. I’m disheartened that Trump would use this crisis to kill an institution, defined by the US ...

In these times, love your neighbor

Letters

To the editor: We have just celebrated the season of Easter, and are reminded once again of God’s great love and of Christ’s great sacrifice on our behalf. In speaking with His closest followers, Jesus made a profound statement regarding love and sacrifice. He said: “Greater love has no ...

Be careful with new COVID-19 tests

CORONAVIRUS

Going on the offensive against COVID-19 will require knowing more about who has had the disease, perhaps without showing symptoms. To that end, new tests have been developed and are being perfected. Most seem to rely on detecting antibodies the body produces to fight and often, defeat certain ...

EPA is taking a break

Letters

To the editor: Many of us are taking breaks from our routine in the wake of this pandemic. We can take a break from large gatherings. We can take a break from wearing pants everyday. But we cannot take a break from treating our environment with respect. The current governmental ...

What I have learned so far

Letters

To the editor: I have learned that the COVID-19 is the most deadly virus that I have seen in my lifetime. Ou world went into battle with this deadly virus with its hands tied behind its back. No vaccines or medications to stop its deadly path. It’s misison is to take human life and has ...

Helping other states during COVID-19

Editorials

Had COVID-19 unleashed its full fury on every region of the United States at once, the situation now would be nearly unmanageable — and much more deadly than we hope will be the case. Fortunately, the disease is progressing at different stages in different places. Large cities such as New ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Difficult Easter THUMBS UP: Easter Sunday is usually marked by churches packed with worshippers, kids gathering for Easter Egg hunts and families gathering for a big Easter dinner. This year, thanks to the coronavirus, those churches that are having services will be showing them online. ...

Sheeple and shepherds

Letters

To the editor: My knee still hurts (see my letter to the editor 3-28-2020). So what’s changed in 2 weeks? Well, quite frankly, not much. We’re stuck in a perpetual government shut down ordered by Governor Walz. My knee isn’t the only thing that’s hurting anymore. Now, my wallet and ...

CARES-2 act needed

CORONAVIRUS

A CARES-2 Act needs to be written and enacted as soon as possible in Washington — not necessarily to pump more money into the national COVID-19 recovery effort, but to correct flaws in the original law. The ink is barely dry on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which ...