Opinion

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 ...

Brown County Browser: Road maintenance work

Columns

The County Highway Department will soon begin spring and summer maintenance operations. County forces will be patching, sealing and graveling county highways as soon as weather permits. They will also be mowing and spraying county right of ways. The County informs the public before spraying ...

Our View: Replace Obamacare with something better

Editorials

Shortly before taking office President Donald Trump has promised to replace Obamacare — the Affordable Care Act — with something better. He said there would be “insurance for everybody.” He said it would be simpler and better: “Much less expensive, much better ...lower numbers, much ...

In response to Women’s Marchers letter

Letters

To the editor: I would like to take the time to address the letter by Bonnie Howk that says the Women’s Marchers are not very ladylike. For us to not stomp on your rights and put our families first. I would like to give those who feel this way a reminder on what the Women’s Marches have ...

Weeds: We are more alike than different

Columns

Two moments from our recent trip to California: the first took place in San Francisco. It was near dusk. Daughter Abby and I were walking to a nearby park. We came to a group of people on the sidewalk. They were taking pictures of one of the city’s quaint old row houses. Curious, I asked a ...

Our View: Sunshine Week

Editorials

For more than two centuries, the bedrock of our liberty and prosperity as Americans has been our right to know what is going on around us and to discuss it freely. Our nation’s founders believed that was so important that when they wrote the Bill or Rights, they made freedom of speech the ...

Women’s marchers not very ladylike

Letters

To the editor: I guess we survived the liberal ladies day to complain about whatever their problems are now. As I was trying to figure out just why they were marching, yelling, etc. I thought, “This isn’t very lady-like.” God created male, then female, and I’m satisfied/happy being a ...

Our View: What a difference

Editorials

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ripped a Republican proposal to replace Obamacare not long after the bill’s contents were released this week. Americans don’t know enough about the bill, Pelosi insisted. Why, “without a (Congressional Budget Office) ...

Our View: The mission grinds on

Editorials

Since former President George W. Bush’s infamous “mission accomplished” moment celebrating what some viewed as defeat of Islamic terrorism, Americans have learned to our dismay that wiping out the scourge will not be easy. Another reminder of that was received this week, from Iraqi ...

Impact of the American Health Care Act

Letters

To the editor: Healthcare is expensive, and as a society we are struggling with how to keep the largest number of people healthy with the least amount of money. Since 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been our nation’s attempt to address both of these issues. It imposed taxes on ...

Health Care for all important

Letters

To the editor: Your recent editorials have expressed hostility to the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. You have failed to discuss why the United States stands alone among the other advanced industrial nations in failing to provide health care to all of its citizens. Health care is much ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Madelia aid THUMBS UP: On Friday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law the bill that includes the aid package for Madelia business affected by last year’s fire. The aid bill, with the assent of legislative leaders and the governor, was attached to a wetlands bill instead of waiting around for ...

Keep improving health with continued funding for SHIP

Letters

To the editor: Here in New Ulm, we’re all extremely proud of the success we’ve seen among ourselves, our family members, neighbors and coworkers, who’ve taken steps to improve their health. Although The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) has played an important role, the project certainly ...