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Opinion

Our View: Women voted for Trump too

Editorials

Hillary Clinton apparently believes 26.4 million American women hate themselves, along with everyone else of their gender. During an interview last week, Clinton was asked why she thought she lost the presidential election last fall. In typical fashion, she blamed everyone but herself and ...

Dog Park Safety

Letters

To the editor: Happy Tails New Ulm Dog Park is a safe, fenced-in space in New Ulm where dogs can exercise and play together off leash. The park was made possible by the hard work of volunteers and generous donors, as well as the City of New Ulm for providing the land. Bring your vaccinated ...

Our View: ‘Good Faith’ unlikely from North Korea

Editorials

North Korea has been having a pretty good run for a long time. Under former leader Kim Jong Il and now his son Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been doing what it wants to do, all the while promising to do something else. Especially in regard to nuclear weapons, North Korea has signed treaties ...

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Letters

To the editor: Since 1996, the second Friday in May had been recognized at Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. This is a day to recognize those who work closely with our small children as in-home daycare providers, child care center staff, and preschool teachers. It takes a special type ...

What’s Going On: We need to turn around South end

Columns

I’ve said several times New Ulm is unique. Typically, that’s a good thing. A downtown mall. A daily newspaper. More Subways than McDonalds. More parks. More Germans. A full-scale brewery. These are all great amenities in a town, especially for a town this size. But this week, New ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Road construction THUMBS UP: The road reconstruction project on Broadway is taking advantage of this week’s good weather and seems to be making good progress on the parts of the project that need to be done before the actual resurfacing can take place. Intersections that are being replaced ...

The good and bad in Minnesota budget

Editorials

Legislative negotiations on finalizing budget targets are getting down to the nitty-gritty. All sides have been reaching out to the public and the media in soliciting support for their proposals. Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Gent, sent out a press release Wednesday urging Gov. Mark Dayton to work ...

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Letters

To the editor: Spring is here and American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and Education (ABATE) of Minnesota would like to remind motorists that motorcycle riders are back on the roads. ABATE of Minnesota has 26 chapters throughout the state and each chapter has their own way to make May ...

Town Talk: Water: Where it comes from, how it is treated

Columns

Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. Questions on New Ulm city issues can be sent to comments@ci.new-ulm.mn.us. Where does your water ...

Our View: Trump: No one is lukewarm about him

Editorials

Donald Trump was elected president in a time of great political divisiveness in America. He came along at a time when the presidency seemed to be controlled by Democrats, while Republicans ruled in Congress. Even his election was divisive — he successfully garnered the needed electoral ...

Off the Record: Guns can quickly complicate things

Columns

It occurs to me frequently, and especially this week, that guns can quickly and needlessly complicate situations. I was reminded again this week when David Pettersen of Madelia pleaded guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm in the Jan. 28 shooting that resulted in the death of 19-year-old ...

What is in new health care bill?

Editorials

You may have to pardon House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., if she enjoys a chuckle this week. Unless something changes about a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Pelosi will be entitled to a bit of sarcastic humor. When the Affordable Care Act ...

State bills threaten Campaign Finance Reform Committee

Letters

To the editor: I am concerned about bills advancing in the state legislature which would combine to devastate any effective regulation of special interests influencing voters in Minnesota. George Beck, former chair of the Minnesota Campaign Finance Reform Committee, provides an accurate ...

Brown County Browser: Zoning office ready to help

Columns

From the Brown County Zoning Office The Brown County Zoning Office is gearing up for warmer weather and assisting you with any planning and permitting needs you have. If you live, or are looking to build, in the unincorporated areas of Brown County, please call or go to our county website ...

Our View: Sowing fear where truth is needed

Editorials

As the measles outbreak in Minnesota continued over the weekend, with 32 cases reported as of Sunday morning, concerned parents, most of them in the Minneapolis Somali community that has been hardest hit were told to be afraid of the measles vaccine. Vaccination skeptic Mark Blaxill told a ...

Our View: We hope our leaders never forget what’s real

Editorials

“It’s just politics” is something people say, and often rightly so. But not always. What they mean is that the political process is corrupt, with special interests able to gain special access, or that politicians are just in it for themselves, or that politics is all about favoritism and ...

Our View: Let’s focus on the next 3.7 years

Editorials

Much has been made the past week about President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, an artificial milestone for presidential accomplishment that was created when Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president in the midst of the Great Depression and ramrodded the New Deal through Congress. ...

What’s Going On: The monster on our dining room table

Columns

The table was set and decorated appropriately for the special Easter dinner. There was a colored table cloth, and equally festive-looking paper plates to use, accompanied by napkins featuring a floral print. But as my wife labored in the kitchen, juggling her typical array of ham, sweet ...