Opinion

Eagle Update: More tools for cases of school shooting

Columns

Over the past several years, our nation has witnessed a dramatic increase in school violence and school shootings. As experts analyze these horrific events, it is apparent that we need to do more, not only taking steps in an attempt to prevent the event from occurring, but training of students ...

Our View: Hearings should focus on Gorsuch

Editorials

Some U.S. senators would do the nation a favor if they pondered who and what they are discussing in this week’s confirmation hearings for federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, who has been nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court. During opening statements Monday by members of the Judiciary Committee, ...

Our View: Troubling issue at Congressional hearings

Editorials

Troubling issues abounded at the first hearing Monday of the House committee appointed to investigate Russia’s possible involvement in efforts to sway the U.S. presidential election. Most serious is FBI Director James Comey’s confirmation that the FBI is investigating whether President ...

Thanks for supporting RENU

Letters

To the editor: I would like to thank the following people for their support of the proposed RENU projects in New Ulm at the State Capitol last week: Representative Paul Torkelson for authoring HF659 and for his testimony, RENU Committee Member Bob Skillings for his testimony, Park and ...

How is this ‘helping all Americans’?

Letters

To the editor: This letter is in response to Bonnie Howk’s letter, “Doesn’t want gender war.” It is in direct response to the ridiculous assertion that “our current administration is striving to help all Americans.” I know that the current administration lives in a world of ...

Tough to cut spending

Editorials

Donald Trump’s budget is giving everyone a hard dose of reality when it comes to cutting spending. Trump is proposing a huge increase in defense spending and for building his wall (what happened to Mexico?), but big cuts everywhere else. Those great bugaboos, the National Endowment for the ...

Don’t dismiss global warming

Letters

To the editor: In response to the recent letter to the editor on climate change that cites little data: While I know the author and love her dearly as a person, I feel compelled to speak out to try to foster a better understanding of our situation. Let me be very clear: Climate change is ...

Our View: Money for defense or for defense waste?

Editorials

It is not difficult to visualize what Washington lobbyists for the big defense contractors were doing Thursday. They were rubbing their hands together in glee over President Donald Trump’s budget proposal. Trump included a $54 billion increase in military spending in the $1.15 trillion ...

SSTC/CHDC clarification

Letters

To the editor: The State Street Theater Company (SSTC) is grateful to The Journal for coverage of both the capital campaign, the Saturday evening concert, and some background on events around the theater in its article of March 17, 2017. The latter is quite complex, so it is understandable ...

DFL’s position misrepresented

Letters

To the editor: The statement in Thursday’s “Our View” that Governor Dayton and the DFL want to issue enhanced IDs (Real IDs) to undocumented immigrants is not accurate. For a few years now there has been discussion about creating a second tier license for undocumented persons. The ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Knowledge Bowl   Thumbs Up: It’s that time of year when we congratulate local athletes and teams for state tournament trips and successful seasons. But let’s not forget the academic athletes who compete in mental competitions like Knowledge Bowl. On Friday, three area Knowledge Bowl ...

Little data for predicting climate change

Letters

To the editor: After a conversation with my son about President Trump’s recently submitted budget proposal with its cutting of environmental subsidies, I did a little “global warming” research and found the following, which was submitted by the name “Tinareno.” Because it so ...

Keep Fairfax funds in Renville County

Letters

To the editor: I live in Fairfax and am confused and have concerns on why the Fairfax EDA or Fairfax City Council would have interest in Fort Ridgley’s golf course, which is located in Nicollet County and not Renville County. For those of you on the Fairfax EDA Board and on the City ...

Town Talk: You Ask — We Answer

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. Orange and Partly ...

Let’s get all of Trump’s tax returns

Editorials

Rachel Maddow and MSNBC teased the heck out of viewers when she tweeted this week that she had the “Trump tax returns” and would reveal them on her show. After 20 minutes of the show, Maddow revealed that she actually had two pages from President Donald Trump’s 2005 return, and they ...

Eagles thankful for support

Letters

To the editor: The players and coaching staff of the New Ulm Eagles Girls basketball team would like to thank the community and students and staff of ISD 88 for the tremendous support given to our team during this past season. To play in front of the large and enthusiastic crowds we had at our ...

Doesn’t want ‘gender war’

Letters

To the editor: To Carolyn Borgen: I stand by my letter as written and you proved my points. Whether you persist or desist I just don’t want to see us proceeding into “gender wars” as that does no one any good and we all need each other. Our current administration is striving to help ALL ...

Support for Fort Ridgely

Letters

To the editor: I am proud to report that the Nicollet County Board of Commissioners approved a one-time $5,000 pledge to the city of Fairfax to go toward the operations and capital expenses of leasing the Fort Ridgely Golf Course. Although I am fiscally conservative, I considered it prudent ...