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Transportation falls farther behind

April 15, 2016 The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced the start of its 2016 road construction season Thursday. The DOT is undertaking 246 state road and bridge projects. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Keep FBI unfettered in Clinton case

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

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 »»

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 »»

Lobbying a necessity for cities

April 1, 2016 A recent report in the Star Tribune focused attention on the issue of local governments in Minnesota lobbying the Legislature. more »»

Clark decision clear

March 31, 2016 Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman went out on a limb Wednesday with his decision not to charge the two Minneapolis Police officers involved in the shooting of Jamar Clark last November. more »»

Cyber terrorism - for profit

March 30, 2016 Cyber terrorism — for profit, not twisted ideology —has become a clear and present danger to Americans. If there is a cohesive strategy to defeat it, it is not working. more »»

Small deployments dangerous to troops

March 29, 2016 Pentagon officials said Friday they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»

No excuse for missing documents

March 28, 2016 It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. more »»

Easter - You’ve just got to believe

March 27, 2016 There have been many TV shows, books and documentaries over the years that purport to look for the “historic Jesus. more »»

 
 
 

 

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