THUMBS UP: Next Saturday the Concord Singers will celebrate their 80th year in New Ulm with an anniversary concert at 7 p.m. in the District Administrative Center Auditorium.
There is no group that has represented New Ulm to as many people, and has created as much good feeling, as the Concord Singers.
Also dubbed New Ulm's Goodwill Ambassadors, the Concord Singers have been charming audiences around the state, the nation and around the world. Wherever they go, they make friends for New Ulm.
We wish the Concord Singers a happy anniversary, and encourage their fans to pack the DAC auditorium next week to celebrate with them.
THUMBS UP: The City of New Ulm has started putting bike racks around the downtown area. It's a move that will encourage more people to use bicycles to get to work or to get around town.
Six bike racks have been installed around the downtown area, and the city says that more can be ordered and installed if there is interest.
We hope that bikers, however, will observe the city's ordinance, designed to keep pedestrians safe, that bans biking, rollerblading or skateboarding on the sidewalks in the downtown area, along Minnesota Street from 4th North to 2nd South Streets. Signs have now been posted in the area.
North Korean oopsie
THUMBS DOWN: It's kind of hard to rattle a saber when your belt breaks and the scabbard falls down around your knees.
That's that happened to North Korea this week when its much publicized long range missile test, intended to aggravate the West, failed in dramatic fashion on Thursday. The three-stage missile, intended to carry warheads into orbit, exploded a minute or two after launch.Back to the drawing board.
In the meantime, the rest of the world should continue sanctions against this regime.