Opinion

Carbon capture chances unlikely

Letters

To the editor: Reveal, produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting, had a recent program which captured people from the fossil fuel industries and their lobbyists laughing amongst themselves about how successful they have been in controlling the Interior Department under the Trump ...

Bad messages in Smollet case

Editorials

Television actor Jussie Smollett lied when he claimed he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in Chicago, police there maintain. They say he used two accomplices to stage the assault, in a bid for publicity he may have hoped would help his career. Yet, other than a few days in jail ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Is it getting hot here? THUMBS UP: Or is it just New Ulm? With the Star Tribune Magazine declaring New Ulm this week to be one of the “5 Hottest Small Towns” to visit, we can expect to see an influx of bon vivants and hipsters, looking for some “hot” New Ulm atmosphere. If plans to ...

“A Wonderful Life”

Letters

To the Editor: A Wonderful Life It would’ve been a wonderful life Had you just let me live. I had potential, promise, pulse; I had so much to give. It would’ve been a wonderful life; My family traits were true. My hands and feet resembled Dad’s; My face looked just like ...

Special Olympics funding disaster

Editorials

It would be easier to feel sorry for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos if the $17.6 million cut she included in her department’s budget was going to be rebated to taxpayers or, perhaps, used to help pay down the national debt. But the federal government never, ever spends less. The budget goes ...

Town Talk: Spring asphalt maintenance

Columns

The top priority of the Street Department is to maintain the integrity of the street and alley pavements to ensure they are in a safe and useable condition and to ensure proper drainage for storm runoff. As the weather warms and the snow melts the first maintenance activity we perform is ...

Russia’s real threat

Editorials

Many Americans, perhaps millions, became unwitting tools of Russian President Vladimir Putin during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Some remain susceptible to Russian meddling. There was no conspiracy between the Kremlin and President Donald Trump’s camp during the 2016 ...

Tough times on the farm

Editorials

It has been evident that times have been tough on farmers over the past few years. Just how tough became evident in a report released this week by the Minnesota Extension and the state. The state’s analysis found that Minnesota farm incomes hit a new low in 2018, the lowest in the 23 years ...

Crime Victims Rights Week is April 7-13

Letters

To the editor: In 1981, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Every year since, the United States has recognized one week in April as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, as a way to bring awareness to issues that victims of crime face and to ...

Weeds: Talking, but not listening

Columns

I was trying to find a time to donate a pint of my AB Positive blood to the Red Cross. I saw there was a blood drive at Martin Luther College. It turned out to be one of those miserable days for driving, as a northwester blew snow across the prairie. It let up some toward evening, and I decided ...

Brown County Browser: What every veteran should know: No. 3

Columns

A week ago 27 members of greater Brown County attended the annual Veterans Day on the Hill Capitol Rally in St. Paul. This event brings veterans and legislators from around the State to one central location so that our grass roots organizations can lobby for a strong set of laws that will ...

Public should see Mueller report

Editorials

Robert Mueller turned in his report on his investigation into whether Donald Trump’s campaign cooperated the Russian government to interfere with the 2016 election. A four-page summary released to Congress over the weekend aid Mueller found nothing to prove the campaign was involved. On the ...

Job in Syria far from finished

Editorials

The Islamic State terrorist group is finished, at least in Syria, President Donald Trump and some in the U.S. military are proclaiming. Well, good riddance. Unfortunately, however, the mission of civilized human beings the world over is far from accomplished. Trump this week displayed a map ...

Mueller report ready

Editorials

At long last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report may be ready for prime time. Attorney General William Barr has been perusing it and, at some point, the document will go to Congress. No doubt it will be leaked to the public within minutes. But Mueller has made it clear his team of ...

What’s Going On: A building problem disguised as an opportunity

Columns

Earlier this week, New Ulm city officials toured the former Target location to get a first hand look at possible uses for the vacant building. After we posted a story about the tour online and on Facebook, public comments quickly followed, most of which either criticized city officials for ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Springfield at State THUMBS UP: The Springfield High School boys basketball team earned their trip to the MSHSL Class A Boys Basketball tournament last week, and was listed as the top seed. The Tigers, fell, however, to Spring Grove in an opening round upset. They beat Christ’s Household ...

Why Israel deserves criticism

Letters

To the editor: One does not see it very often: “Israel deserving of criticism.” That was the heading of a brief letter in the March 11 Journal. That proposition finds ample support in such books as “They Dare to Speak Out - People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby” by Paul ...

Eagle Update: NU Learner

Columns

What is the NU Learner? Next school year, New Ulm Schools will continue to implement innovative programs and initiatives that advance opportunities for all of our learners district-wide. This will include our district 1:1 technology initiative (students in grades 5-12 receive their own ...

Trump should give up attacks on McCain

Editorials

Some Americans, including members of Congress, are happy about the success of President Donald Trump’s policies, even as they wish fervently he would learn … well, to keep his mouth shut on certain topics. The late Sen. John McCain, of Arizona, is one of those subjects. McCain was, like ...