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IDing threats to public’s safety

December 22, 2013 A small unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may be paving the way for state governments in search of a system that could help prevent mass shootings and violence, not through weapons bans,... more »»

Awaiting answers on wind project

December 22, 2013 To the editor: To everyone in and around Sibley County here is an update on the proposed industrial wind turbines near the Winthrop golf course. more »»

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December 21, 2013 Utilities in good hands THUMBS UP: Gary Gleisner will be retiring as the Director of Utilities for the City of New Ulm at the end of the month. more »»

IRS should crack down on tax-dodging vendors

December 20, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»


December 19, 2013 We hear Costa Rica is a lovely place to vacation, a lush tropical vacation that would seem even lovlier in the throes of a Minnesota winter. more »»

Don’t shortchange Nicollet interchange

December 19, 2013 To the editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences with the development and design of the Highway 14 project from North Mankato to Nicollet. more »»

Still time to give to others

December 17, 2013 Christmas is just eight days away. No doubt many area residents wish they had more time to prepare. There is so much to do, after all. more »»

Government waste adds up quickly

December 16, 2013 In Washington, government spending is discussed in terms of billions and trillions of dollars. A million bucks isn't even enough to merit decimal-point mention in most agency budget. more »»

MNsure can't handle paper?

December 16, 2013 To the editor: In mid-October we were informed that paper applications would be accepted to meet the Jan. 1, 2014 (health insurance) coverage date. On Dec. more »»

Keep Mall parking lot clean, safe

December 16, 2013 To the editor: I agree with the previous letters about the very bad condition of the Marktplatz Mall parking lot. more »»

We haven’t solved school shootings

December 15, 2013 A year ago 20 innocent children and six adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. were slaughtered by an armed, crazed gunman. more »»

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December 14, 2013 Necessity defense THUMBS UP: An interesting case was argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday. more »»

Wind energy getting away with eagle-cide

December 13, 2013 For as long as 30 years, the wind power industry will be permitted to do something no one else can get away with, President Barack Obama has decreed. more »»

Stop fraud, waste in the U.S. Military

December 12, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Weeds: Sometimes memory needs a kick start

December 12, 2013 I wanted to write about that guy, you know, he worked at Norwood. He lived in town, I don’t know, ten years ago? Fifteen? I think he lived by public schoo. more »»

Will rules change build collegiality?

December 11, 2013 Twenty years ago, the so-called Marty Rule, named after DFL?Sen. John Marty, placed a ban on gifts to public officials. more »»

Obamacare orphans

December 10, 2013 As many as one-fourth of the people who thought they had obtained health insurance through the government’s website,, may be “orphans,” officials confirmed last week. more »»

Unusual situation for legislature

December 9, 2013 There are plenty of people stepping up to take credit for the state’s projected billion-dollar budget surplus. Gov. more »»

Mandela's legacy

December 8, 2013 Political revolutions are time of violence, struggle and inflamed passions. Successful revolutions do more than overthrow a repressive government or syste. more »»

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December 7, 2013 Christkindlmarkt THUMBS UP: We think the organizers of the Christkindlmarkt at the New Ulm Event Center were pleasantly surprised and maybe even a bit overwhelmed by the turnout they had last... more »»



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