Opinion

Our View: Political expression via Super Bowl ad? Why not?

Editorials

Many people admit they watch the Super Bowl for the ads more than the game. Advertisers, who pay millions for 30 seconds of time, have taken to previewing their ads, putting out teasers and releasing them on YouTube to build the hype. Their goal is to be the ad that everyone is talking about ...

International Optimist Day

Letters

To the editor: “International Optimist Day” is Feb. 2 and there are 2,500 clubs all over the  world with nearly 90,000 members who will be celebrating! The organization began  in New York City in 1911 and continues to spread around the world. The Optimist Club of New Ulm began in 1997 ...

Brown County Planning and Zoning

Columns

The Brown County Planning and Zoning Office administer the permitting in unincorporated areas of the county. To improve efficiency and better serve the public we have been utilizing permitting software for about a year. This allows citizens to apply on-line for several types of permits and you ...

Our View: Waiting to see who pays for The Wall

Editorials

We understand the importance of a nation keeping and maintaining a secure border. We know that the United States has been doing a poor job of keeping the its 2,000 mile border with Mexico secure, and that this has led to problems that President Donald Trump has promised to fix by building a ...

Media bias

Letters

To the editor: After picking up my newspapers from the mailbox Saturday, Jan. 28 after the Pro-Life March on Friday Jan. 27 I looked at the front page and I was expecting a headline to read, “Vice-President Mike Pence speaks at Pro-Life rally” and there was nothing on the front page about ...

Opposition to Trump policies

Letters

To the editor: We write this letter in response to several recent letters regarding the Women’s March. One letter stated, “It’s important to keep in mind that Donald Trump was elected president based on his proposed policies, not his personality.” We couldn’t agree more. It is ...

Weeds, by Randy Krzmarzick: I’m not used to social media

Columns

Much is made of social media and its impact on our culture. It is said our children are natives in this new digital world. If they are natives, I’m the confused tourist in ugly shorts walking around with a map trying to find someone who speaks English to ask where the bathroom is. Facebook, ...

Our View: Trump’s plan needed more planning

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s order banning travel to this country by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries was his first order that was put into effect immediately. His order to start building “The Wall” will take a lot of planning and financing, but his order on Friday had airport ...

Eagle Update: Washington Learning Center

Columns

The motto at the Washington Learning Center (WLC) is, “Learning for fun, learning for growth, learning for life,” which encompasses all that we do. Programs for families begin at birth with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), continuing on to preschool for children as early as 3 years ...

Pipeline action

Editorials

Among the headlines President Donald Trump made this week was one citing his executive order to clear obstacles standing in the way of the proposed Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Former President Barack Obama held up the Keystone XL pipeline for much of his term in office, ...

Our View: There’s a limit on protestors’ actions

Editorials

Freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, and freedom to redress grievances from government are some of the most basic freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. But there are limits on what protestors can do. Violent actions, destruction of property, and acts that threaten the safety of ...

March of liberal sore losers

Letters

To the editor: Sisters March or Woman’s March —  those are just a couple of names for last Saturday’s Women’s March. They had all kinds of Women’s Rights groups but what wasn’t allowed were women or sisters for the Pro-Life organization. They claim they weren’t marching against ...

Not buying liberal bias anymore

Letters

To the editor: Some in the Liberal Left — primarily the Media — just cannot comes to grips with reality. Instead, they continue their negative and biased narratives regarding our 45th President — President Trump — because they have no alternatives left. What is at play here is ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Successful scholars New Ulm area students earned top honors in several academic competitions this week. The New Ulm Eagles won Knowledge Bowl meets on Monday and Friday while Minnesota Valley Lutheran placed second in Friday’s meet, which included 59 highly competitive teams from south ...

Our View: TPP’s death was coming anyway

Editorials

Among the first actions President Donald Trump took Monday was to officially kill U.S. participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. No doubt free-trade advocates will condemn the new chief executive for that. But all Trump did was to, in effect, sign the TPP’s death ...

Off the Record, by Kevin Sweeney

Columns

For some reason, the past week since Donald Trump’s inauguration reminds me of a scene from Woody Allen’s 1971 political farce, “Bananas.” In the film, Allen plays Fielding Mellish, a New York nebbish who goes to the tiny Latin American republic of San Marcos to impress his activist ...

Our View: Dayton bounces back with budget

Editorials

Governor Mark Dayton caused Minnesotans much concern Monday night when he fainted during his State of the State speech.  The question of his health was heightened Tuesday when he announced that he had just recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and would be consulting with doctors at ...

Brown County Browser: Register to vote when you file tax return

Columns

With income tax season opening Monday, Jan. 23, Minnesota taxpayers who need to register to vote or update their voter registration can now do so when they file their income taxes electronically, the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Secretary of State Steve Simon have announced This ...

Our View: Transition, protest part of how we do things

Editorials

Throughout the nation, more than a million people in dozens of cities took to the streets Friday and Saturday, protesting the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. A few hundred — out of a nation of 325 million —engaged in violent confrontations with police. It ...

Trump’s fantastic inaugural address

Letters

To the editor: I feel President Trump’s speech was fantastic and upbeat, stating that we, the forgotten men and women, will be forgotten no more and that he will work hard for we the people of the United States, striving to make all of our lives better. This would be a welcome change to the ...