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How school district handles lice

April 15, 2016 To the editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Steinberg’s comments about the lice concerns at Jefferson Elementary School and his concern that the school isn’t doing enough. more »»

New Ulm commerce in year 2026 – thriving or surviving?

April 15, 2016 We’ve called New Ulm home for 10 years and feel blessed to be in such an outstanding community on so many different levels. more »»

Good news for bees

April 14, 2016 The Ortho Company, a major producer of products used to control garden pests and weeds, announced this week it will stop using neonicotinoids, a category of chemicals believed to be harmful to bees. more »»

Health and wealth

April 14, 2016 A headline I saw earlier this week reminded me of one of my dad’s old sayings. Dad had a way of taking an adage and giving it a wry twist. more »»

National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 14, 2016 To the editor: National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care plannin. more »»

Don’t knock parking system

April 14, 2016 To the editor: Greg Orear, publisher of The Journal: I hope you enjoy your stay in the City of New Ulm. more »»

Fort Ridgely golf course meeting

April 13, 2016 The Department of Natural Resources is holding an informational meeting this Thursday, at 6 p.m. in the New Ulm Civic Center, to talk about the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course. more »»

Fireworks regulations

April 12, 2016 With everything else the Minnesota Legislature has to do in the next five weeks, do we need another dustup on fireworks regulations? Re. more »»

The Health conundrum

April 12, 2016 We spend a lot on health. But some say that, of all advanced economies, we get the least bang for our buck. First, the spending. more »»

Government ineptitude

April 11, 2016 It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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