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Clintons in no position to surf populist wave

April 5, 2016 With apologies to Buffalo Springfield, there’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear. more »»

Castro’s welcome

April 4, 2016 Lest anyone forget the regime President Barack Obama flirted with in Cuba last week, that nation’s former ruler Fidel Castro penned a mocking response to Obama’s visit and speeches, which was... more »»

Head Start canvassing counties

April 4, 2016 To the editor: What is Head Start? Head Start promotes school readiness in children. The Brown and Watonwan Counties Head Start Services receive grants from the U.S. more »»

Another Trumpism

April 3, 2016 There he goes again: Once again, Donald Trump has made an emphatic statement of what his policy would be if he is elected president and once again he has been forced to retract it. more »»

Mercy for mine, justice for everyone else

April 3, 2016 Earlier this week, an 18-year-old Sleepy Eye “man” was arrested and charged for allegedly shooting out a couple dozen vehicle windows in the area. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 2, 2016 LWV 80 years old THUMBS UP: Congratulations to the League of Women Voters of New Ulm who celebrated their 80th anniversary this week. more »»

CROP Hunger Walk

April 2, 2016 To the editor: Join our 2016 CROP WALK PROJECT. Several of our local churches are involved in the planning of this community event. more »»

Lobbying a necessity for cities

April 1, 2016 A recent report in the Star Tribune focused attention on the issue of local governments in Minnesota lobbying the Legislature. more »»

The case for the course

April 1, 2016 The Minnesota DNR contacted the Friends of Fort Ridgely to ask if they could attend our monthly board meeting on March 21. Six officials came from the regional office. more »»

Clark decision clear

March 31, 2016 Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman went out on a limb Wednesday with his decision not to charge the two Minneapolis Police officers involved in the shooting of Jamar Clark last November. more »»

When politicians don’t listen

March 31, 2016 My column last week about the Teflon quality of Donald Trump, who seems impervious to the consequences of his bad behavior on the campaign trail, sparked a little conversation at coffee last week. more »»

Cyber terrorism - for profit

March 30, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology —has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

The Constitution and the Senate

March 30, 2016 To the editor: Because the U.S. more »»

Small deployments dangerous to troops

March 29, 2016 Pentagon officials said Friday they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

Moderates get shot at from both sides

March 29, 2016 Why do the same people who object to abortion favor the death penalty? Shouldn’t “pro-life” stand for “pro-any-and-all-life”? Why do the same people who want to limit government intervention through... more »»

DNR v. Fort Ridgely park users

March 29, 2016 To the editor: What is the difference between DNR officials and the actual users of Fort Ridgely? Only the users care about the past, present and future of the state park. more »»

No excuse for missing documents

March 28, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. more »»

Easter - You’ve just got to believe

March 27, 2016 There have been many TV shows, books and documentaries over the years that purport to look for the “historic Jesus. more »»

Immigrants, who needs ‘em? We do

March 27, 2016 A couple summers ago, a nasty hail storm rolled through western Iowa where I was living, causing extensive damages to more than half the homes in Red Oa. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

March 26, 2016 Fort Ridgely Golf THUMBS DOWN: We share the concern of the Friends of Fort Ridgely who learned this week that the Department of Natural Resources is planning on closing the Fort Ridgely Golf Cours. more »»



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