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Opinion

Jim Hagedorn is one of us

Letters

To the editor: I have known Congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn for years and know him to be a man of uncommon faith and conservative values. Thus, I am appalled at Carla Nelson’s decision to engage in a campaign of distortions and half-truths. Jim Hagedorn was born in Blue Earth, ...

Brown County Browser: Election Update

Columns

All registered voters in the following precincts were mailed ballots in July: Albin, Cottonwood, Home, Lake Hanska, Linden, Mulligan, Prairieville, Sigel, Stark, Cobden, Evan and Hanska. If residents in any of these communities have not received a ballot please come to the A-T office to ...

Election letters

Letters

The Journal will accept letter to the editor relating to the Aug. 14 primary elections up to Friday, Aug. 10. Letters endorsing candidates and issues will not be published after Sunday, Aug. 12, unless the editor determines a response to a previously published letter is in order. Please keep ...

Add focus, not bureaucracy to space defense

Editorials

President Donald Trump is right that the United States needs an effective reaction to the militarization of outer space. He is wrong that we need to create a whole new bureaucracy to do that, however. Trump has said he wants to create a new branch of the military — a Space Force. That is ...

Put kids first in education

Letters

To the editor: Let’s put kids, First!!. It is time to add more days to the school calendar. The USA is losing the economic battle to India, China, So. Korea and Japan where 200 — even 210 — days of Engaged Learning Time on Task (ELTOT) is normal. That is why the upcoming primary ...

Comparing administrations

Letters

To the editor: The Obama administrations major foreign policy initiatives destabilized Libya and provided billions to Iran which our State Dept. designated as the top state sponsor of terrorism. President Obama’s meekness toward Russia was demonstrated early in 2009 as he praised Putin ...

Treat sexual assault as the crime it is

Editorials

People generally agree that as crimes go, sexual assault is one of the most heinous and despicable crimes there is. It is physically, emotionally and psychologically damaging to the victim. Few crimes, outside of murder, carry the long-lasting traumatic aftereffects. Society believes that sex ...

What’s Going On: The debt that’s killing America

Columns

What if I told you there was an aspect of society that’s largely embraced, while at the same time, wreaking havoc and chaos. This recent societal development has put a stranglehold on our economy while at the same time threatening our very basic family institutions, including marriage and ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Newsprint tariffs THUMBS DOWN: It’s bad enough that President Trump hollers “Fake News!” and other insults every chance he gets at the reporters who are assigned to cover his rallies, urging his supporters to turn around and boo. But now the Trump administration is going ahead with a ...

A new campaign of deception?

Editorials

New long-range missiles are being built in North Korea, despite assurances by that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, that he desires peaceful coexistence, it was reported this week. Just weeks ago, Kim told President Donald Trump he is willing to pursue disarmament talks. They have been ...

Recreation Trail and Utility Easement

Letters

To the editor: On July 17 the New Ulm City Council approved acquiring a Recreation Trail and Utility Easement from Prairie Land Development, LLP (PLD) at 1318 to 1330 Birchwood Drive. The New Ulm Bike Group would like to thank Prairie Land Development, LLP for donating this easement to the ...

Time to put our heads together

Letters

To the editor: HELLO NEW ULM!!! What can we really do to help in “filling up empty places?” When Herberger’s leaves there will be another large empty spot in downtown area! Let us get together in small groups, large groups and REALLY THINK, DO SOME RESEARCH, READ REPORTS, ASK ...

What does Putin have on him?

Letters

To the editor: What has Putin got on him? That is the obvious question that arises from the disgusting performance by the current occupant of the White House in his meeting with the Russian tyrant in Helsinki, Finland. What could explain that boot-licking performance by someone who likes to ...

Going forward is what counts

Letters

To the editor: It has been said the goal of the Russians is to weaken us from within. As politically divisive as we are with Trump Derangement Syndrome (about half of us are always angry) we seem to do quite well without their help. It started — almost the day after the election — with ...

Off the Record: A supercali-etc. time

Columns

I have often said that being in a play on stage is the most fun you can have without getting arrested. The cast of the State Street Theater Co. production of “Mary Poppins” last weekend proved that right. I think they were having such a good time that they came very close to getting ...

Town Talk: Hermann’s Monument base assessment

Columns

You may have notice some activity at the Hermann Monument in the past couple weeks. The city has received a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society in the amount of $60,000 for a condition assessment of the monument base, and verifying the ...

Laws do get passed

Editorials

We tend to complain at the end of a legislative session when Minnesota legislators have failed to get their most important bills passed, but even in so-called “do-nothing” sessions, a lot of laws get passed that have quite a bit of impact on people. They are important laws and make a good ...

Brown County Browser: Keep it safe in road construction zones

Columns

August is here and the road construction season is half over. Contractors are making progress on the County surface rehabilitation projects this year. The first step of recycling 18 miles of existing road surface is done. This step eliminates the cracks in the old road from reflecting ...

It takes two to dialogue

Editorials

Meeting with our nation’s enemies in an effort to find some common ground is a good idea, despite criticism of President Donald Trump for meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. At least Putin was willing to talk. That is more than can be said about Iranian President Hassan ...

“Mary Poppins” a spectacular show

Letters

To the editor: “Bravi!” to the cast, crew, and orchestra of State Street Theater’s production of “Mary Poppins.” It takes many months of hard work to put on a show like that —- your hard work paid off, as the acting, vocals, and choreography were all top notch (or, dare I write, ...