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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 »»

Thumbs UpThumbs Down

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 »»

It’s not Christmas yet

December 6, 2013 The latest Minnesota budget forecast on Thursday was particularly rosy. State finance officials are predicting a surplus of more than $1 billion at the end of the current biennium. more »»

Budget catchup time

December 5, 2013 Cities and counties across the state are setting their final budgets for 2014. more »»

Not a lot of love out there

December 4, 2013 St. Cloud State University conducts an annual political poll, asking people how they feel about various polticians and goverment officials, and poltical parties. more »»

Letter from Ulm

December 4, 2013 Editor’s Note: Michelle Malecha is the current intern to Ulm/Neu-Ulm with the New Ulm Sister Cities Commission Hans Joohs Cultural Exhcange program. more »»

New security strategy couldn’t be worse than the old one

December 3, 2013 A new national security strategy, replacing one he initiated in 2010, will be unveiled next year, President Barack Obama has informed Congress. more »»

Good reasons to shop locally

December 2, 2013 Most people put a considerable amount of thought into their Christmas shopping. Finding just the right gifts and staying within the budget is important, after all. more »»

The Iran deal

December 1, 2013 A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

November 30, 2013 Christmas season THUMBS UP: We must say, New Ulm does do Christmas kickoffs well. more »»

Congress can’t cut

November 29, 2013 Among the many upsetting aspects of federal spending negotiations going on in Washington is a comparison of budget cuts in dispute to those agreed upon with little controversy. U.S. Sen. more »»

Many reasons to give thanks

November 27, 2013 Thanksgiving may be a national holiday, but it is an intensely personal one as well. more »»

Weeds: Why do we stay here?

November 27, 2013 You know it's coming. more »»

Celebrate Thanksgiving first

November 26, 2013 The old question about which came first, the chicken or the egg, could be applied to the earlier starting hours for the holiday shopping season. more »»



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