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In Flint, government failed its duty

February 7, 2016 The blame game was in full swing this past week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

 
 
 
New Ulm, I’m Greg

February 7, 2016 Hello New Ulm, or should I say, guten Tag. I’m the new guy at The Journal, which basically means I’m the only person in the building who has worked here less than 14 years. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

February 6, 2016 Kraft in New Ulm THUMBS UP: For decades, Kraft has been one of the major employers in New Ul. more »»

Test of Madelia’s mettle

February 4, 2016 You see the look on the faces of people who are standing and watching their homes burn — shock, pain and bewilderment. more »»

MNsure’s good news, bad news

February 4, 2016 MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange program set up through the Affordable Care Act, announced this week that it beat its enrollment goal for 2016, with 85,390 plans enrolled, far ahead of... more »»

United Way needs money for good causes

February 4, 2016 To the editor: I have had the privilege to serve on a United Way committee interviewing agencies who have received financial support in the past and who are requesting a grant for the next two year. more »»

No penalty for VA officials

February 3, 2016 It’s hard to change a culture of corruption in government when the government is not allowed to punish those guilty of corruption. more »»

The results of a mission abandoned

February 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

Banking on New Ulm for 140 years

February 1, 2016 Citizens Bank Minnesota is marking the 140th anniversary of its opening today. One of the oldest banks in the state, Citizens has been a community-owned, community-oriented bank for a long tim. more »»

Start the winnowing process in Iowa

January 31, 2016 The Iowa Caucuses on Monday will tell us a lot about the presidential races. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 30, 2016 Aldi’s on the way THUMBS UP: We’ve been hearing the rumors for some time, and now the news that Aldi’s is planning on building a store in New Ulm has become public knowledge. more »»

Walz has failed to address border security

January 30, 2016 To the editor: The recent terrorist attack in San Bernadino brought much-needed scrutiny to the flaws in our current visa program. more »»

Let’s have more Little Libraries

January 30, 2016 To the editor: I think it is a really great idea to put Little Libraries all over the parks. I love reading. I’ve gotten books from the Little Libraries. It is fun. more »»

Holiday blues

January 29, 2016 It’s not just a war on Christmas anymore. At Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul, the casualties also include Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. more »»

Conservation vs. crops

January 28, 2016 Farmers are finding conservations a more inviting program as crop prices continue to languish, according to a report this week on Minnesota Public Radio. more »»

Sympathy for the East Coast

January 27, 2016 As people who have lived through knee-high snowfalls, we can sympathize with people living on the East Coast who endured a mammoth blizzard over the weekend. more »»

A living link to Sleepy Eye history

January 27, 2016 Babe Ruth played a barnstorming game in Sleepy Eye on Oct. 16, 1922. It’s become a delightful obsession of mine to research that day. more »»

Giving more to Iran

January 26, 2016 President Barack Obama doesn’t have much money to spare to find new jobs for coal miners whose jobs he killed, or pipeline workers who won’t get to work on the KeystoneXL Pipeline project he quashe. more »»

With Target leaving local retailers need support

January 26, 2016 To the editor: As the clock ticks down on the departure of our local Target store, we are reminded that the retail landscape in New Ulm is in constant change. more »»

Claims not believable

January 25, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends, now. They can be trusted, he insists. more »»

Upping grants won’t make college affordable

January 24, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Hunting's a mystery to me

July 31, 2015 I don't understand the allure of hunting. I've never gone hunting, never stalked a wily animal in the woods, never fired a gun or shot a bow at a living thing. more »

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