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Libertarian candidate should get attention

June 1, 2016 The Libertarian Party, the Green Party and any other minor party looking to make some strides in building support have plenty to be thankful for in this 2016 presidential race. more »»

Golf course part of local heritage

June 1, 2016 I can hit some pretty fair golf shots. If I only counted those I’d be a good golfer. Unfortunately I have to count all my other shots. Truth be told, I’m a hacker. more »»

Too long in prison? ‘Oops!’ won’t cover it

May 31, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

Love that hate mail! It’s good for another column

May 31, 2016 I knew I was born under a lucky star! Just as I was running out of ideas for these random rants that masquerade as columns and going into panic mode (What to write? What to write?), rescue came in... more »»

orial Day: Let us remember

May 30, 2016 MemMemorial Day is a popular holiday for a lot of people, for a lot of reasons. It is the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. more »»

Clinton’s e-mail issue flaming up

May 29, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

How one town handled a bumbling legislature

May 29, 2016 As Minnesota lawmakers bumbled a last-minute attempt this week to reach a compromise on a bonding proposal, my thoughts drifted to a town much like New Ulm in northern Missouri. Kirksville, Mo. more »»

‘Bee’ a hero to pollinators on June 41

May 29, 2016 To the editor: Help give bees and butterflies a chance. “Bee” a hero and help plant native pollinator plants on June 4th at the New Ulm Pollinator Park located at 2250 North Broadway. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 28, 2016 Filing time It is a good sign, seeing all the candidates filing for County Commissioner seats, especially in the Second Commissioner’s District. more »»

Bike riding is great, but wear a helmet

May 28, 2016 To the editor: Bicycling as a form of transportation is picking up speed all across America. more »»

Time to modernize

May 27, 2016 Remember floppy disks? Back in the Pleistocene Age of computer technology, they were the storage medium for computer systems, holding hundreds of megabytes of data, about as much as a modern cell... more »»

The meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016 Between the time when Robert Monroe was killed by the British at Lexington on April 19, 1775, and when Staff Sgt. Matthew McClintock was KIA in Afghanistan on Jan. 5, 2016, some . more »»

A Trump too far?

May 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren’t captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn’t believe in taking prisoners, either. more »»

Hold special session if it will get job done

May 26, 2016 Minnesota has been way too dependent on special sessions to get things done in the Legislature. more »»

Seasons mix, merge when it comes to sports

May 26, 2016 Well, here we are again, less than a week away from June, and the NBA?and NHL?playoffs are dragging on. In the NHL, the conference finals will be finishing up this weekend. more »»

Some good comes out of session

May 25, 2016 There’s no doubt the last hour of the Minnesota legislative session was a fiasco of trying to do too much in too little time. more »»

Resale shops are not dumps

May 25, 2016 To the editor: PLEASE... we are NOT a dumping ground! PLEASE DO NOT leave your discards behind MRCI Bargain$ or any of the other resale stores in New Ulm. more »»

Christians not imposing morality

May 25, 2016 To the editor Let us suppose that I somehow succeeded in getting the federal government to promote cannibalism, and that you object strenuously. more »»

Fly the flag, don’t sit on it

May 25, 2016 To the editor: I feel that it is a shame to see several area retailers promoting the idea that it is patriotic to park your rear body parts in a chair which appears to be made out of bits and pieces... more »»

Another failure

May 24, 2016 Our hopes for a successful last minute end to the Minnesota legislative session were dashed Sunday night. more »»



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