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Opinion

Wrong message merits the right one

Editorials

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Congratulations area teams Three area baseball teams have earned the right to compete in the Minnesota State High School League state tournaments. The New Ulm Eagles defeated Mankato West 2-1 in 11 innings in the Section 2AAA Thursday, and Sleepy Eye beat top-ranked BOLD in the Section 2A ...

Living with a mental health condition

Letters

To the editor: If you have a mental health condition, you’re not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. And across the population, one in every 25 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar ...

DOJ, FBI are here to help

Letters

To the editor: The DOJ and FBI tell us they had “informants” in the Trump Campaign. They further say they were there to help Trump, not to spy on his campaign. Reminds me of when a company’s audit team comes out to a field unit and says we’re from corporate and we’re here to ...

Don’t expect a U-turn in N. Korea’s actions

Editorials

During this era in which instant gratification seems realistic to all too many people, President Donald Trump is doomed to disappoint them next week. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will meet Tuesday in Singapore to discuss Pyongyang’s weaponization campaign, which includes both ...

Marti firing destructive for NUACS

Letters

To the editor: I am writing about the recent WCCO story about Missy Marti being fired as head coach from the New Ulm Cathedral Sonics Dance Team because of her living situation. As a NUACS alumna, it is deeply disturbing to hear that the NUACS administration would choose to display judgment ...

Town Talk: New Ulm Animal Control

Columns

New Ulm Animal Control is a City Public Safety function staffed by two licensed police officers from the New Ulm Police Department. In addition to their regular police duties, they are assigned the part-time animal control duties. Corporal Keith Anderson and Officer Brady Murphy are tasked with ...

Honoring heroes on Flight 93

Editorials

Sept. 11, 2001, seems so long ago, in many ways. A whole generation of Americans has no personal recollection of that tragic day. We are being reminded of it once again, by the announcement that some wreckage from Flight 93, no longer needed for purposes such as investigating the tragedy, ...

MCCL — 50 years of making a difference

Letters

To the editor: A half century ago, a handful of MInnesota citizens recognized an emerging threat to human life in our state. They saw a movement to legalize the killing of unborn children. And so they decided to do something to protect those who needed protection. That’s how Minnesota ...

No guns, just Taps at ceremonies

Letters

To the editor: My bluebird fledglings are OK (in Cambria’s Preri Bach Cemetery), even after the locals came up and fired off their rifles on Memorial Day. Why don’t you reserve your fireworks (... rockets red glare) for the Fourth? This was John Adams’ idea. Thomas Jefferson, that ...

Wild primary season

Editorials

This summer promises to be a wild primary season in Minnesota politics. We have three DFL candidates — Erin Muphy, Tim Walz and Lori Swanson, and two Republicans — Jeff Johnson and Tim Pawlenty — for governor. There’s a scramble in the Attorney General’s race, with five DFLers, ...

Weeds: A love story for the ages

Columns

This is a love story. Oh, it hasn’t always been easy. There’s been stress along the way. Both sides had to give a little to make it work. But in the end, they have always been there when I needed them. Of course, I’m talking about my relationship with my implement dealer. Pam and I ...

Brown County Browser: Plenty of fun close to home in Brown County

Columns

With summer approaching and the costs associated with traveling rising, I wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of several great destinations close to home that are located in Brown County. Mound Creek County Park near Comfrey is a "day-use" park that was built around a flood control ...

Hollywood does the right thing

Editorials

You may want to sit down for this: Hollywood has done something worthy of praise. For once, the movie moguls have put ethics ahead of money. Paramount Network had planned a television reprise of the 1988 film, “Heathers.” The original version starred Winona Rider and Christian ...

A horrible idea for a video game

Editorials

You thought “Grand Theft Auto” is a bad idea for a video game? It allows you to participate in all kinds of illegal activities and unsavory behaviors, glamorizing corruption and crime. But it’s Super Mario World compared to a recently developed video game. “Active Shooter” allows ...

Money v. morals

Editorials

The entertainment world’s dirty little secret — that money trumps morals — was on display again this week. After actress Roseanne Barr was fired by ABC over a racist tweet, stories of other questionable behavior began surfacing. An old picture of her dressed as Adolf Hitler and pulling ...

What’s Going On: How an ‘animal’ became a saint

Columns

His name was Dismas. Up until the final day of his life, Dismas was just another guy. Not a lot is known about his background, beyond the fact he was a bad dude. He preyed upon the innocent and as such, was condemned by society. He would eventually be arrested and convicted for his crimes ...