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Tax cuts should be part of budget plan

April 10, 2016 Minnesota lawmakers were disappointed when the February state economic forecast predicted a surplus of only $900 million for the current budget. They had been hoping for the earlier forecast of $1. more »»

Are you sure you’re pro-life … really?

April 10, 2016 How pro-life are you? Considering the voting demographics of the rural Midwest in general and southern Minnesota specifically, I’m going to assume most people who read this will be Republican. more »»

Carp can be good eating

April 10, 2016 To the editor: In response to The Journal article, “What’s in the River?” (Saturday, April 9), carp can be a delicacy, especially when smoked. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

April 9, 2016 Tink Larson Field THUMBS DOWN: New Ulm has always been a baseball town, and has long had a warm spot in its heart for Johnson Park, where so much great baseball has been played over the past 75+... more »»

Please return her cane

April 9, 2016 To the editor: Last Thursday my husband and I had breakfast at Cash Wise. It was good. Two weeks before, I had fallend and hit my head. It made my memory bad. Consequently, I forgot my cane. more »»

Guns and phones that look like phones and guns

April 8, 2016 Back in 1976 on Saturday Night Live, Dan Aykroyd created the character of Irwin Mainway, president of Mainway Toys, a producer of ridiculously dangerous toys like “Bag o’ Glass,” “Johnny Switchblade... more »»

Oh, that mean Kasich

April 7, 2016 In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum over the... more »»

Newspapering is a great career

April 7, 2016 Yesterday I spent a couple of hours at the New Ulm Civic Center, talking to 10th grade students from the area about careers in newspapers. more »»

RENU evaluations

April 6, 2016 The New Ulm RENU Committee has begun holding hearings on the various projects that have been proposed for funding through an extension of the city’s half-percent sales tax. more »»

On what does DNR base park decisions?

April 6, 2016 To the editor: This letter is being written concerning the DNR’s decision to eliminate the golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park. more »»

It’s not politics, it’s about babies

April 6, 2016 About a year ago we got the exciting news that our daughter was pregnant with our first grandchild. We began to say things like “Anna is going to have a baby,” and “We are going to be grandparents. more »»

Keep FBI unfettered in Clinton case

April 5, 2016 Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. more »»

King Sport

April 5, 2016 High-school athletics are intense. They hold children to an impossible standard of perfection. A near-professional commitment is expected. A single-minded devotion is a pre-requisite for keeping up. more »»

Trump learns that thinking is hard

April 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is learning how hard it is to pretend to be something he’s not. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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