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Look to North Korea for clues to Iran

July 28, 2015 A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea. There, U.. more »»

 
 
 
Two musical plays compared

July 28, 2015 To the editor: July 23, along with my wife and friends, I attended the musical play “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (CCBB) in New Ulm’s newly established State Street Theater in the 1938-9 New Ulm High... more »»

Minimum wage hike shakeout

July 27, 2015 It is likely that soon, thousands of fast-food restaurant workers in New York will have personal understandings of the warning, "Be careful what you wish for. You may get it. more »»

Renew Import/Export bank, with conditions

July 26, 2015 Members of Congress are being pressured by President Barack Obama to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank — but they should refuse to do so on the White House’s terms. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 25, 2015 Safe Routes THUMBS UP: Walking to school shouldn’t be one of those clichéd criticisms older generations have for today’s kids — you know, “When I was your age I walked five miles to school every da... more »»

Military should be allowed to take care of its own

July 24, 2015 Members of the military are supposed to be protecting us — not the other way around. Yet this week, armed civilians were guarding armed forces recruiting stations in several states. more »»

Kasich has appeal

July 23, 2015 For too long, the economy has been the political playground of presidents — of both parties — and many members of Congress. Ohio Gov. more »»

In Ulm, um Ulm, und um Ulm herum

July 23, 2015 As I begin to write this article, I’m sitting in the living room of my host family’s home. more »»

Don’t rush Congress to OK Iran deal

July 22, 2015 Members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday voted unanimously to support a proposed agreement with Iran over production of nuclear weapons. more »»

Ulm celebrates, too

July 22, 2015 To the editor: While our New Ulm celebrated Bavarian Blast with a grand parade on its closing day, our Sister City Ulm also celebrated. more »»

A tax by any other name still smells

July 20, 2015 If you happen to be a politician wondering why most people have lost all confidence and faith in you, consider this: Members of the House of Representatives were scrambling Wednesday to find about... more »»

Internet initiative good for a few cities

July 19, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama this week holds no promise for Americans in rural area. more »»

Working to improve health services

July 19, 2015 Greetings and I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful summer weather. At New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) we continue to work on initiatives to expand services and improve care for our patient. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 18, 2015 Blasting time THUMBS UP: Welcome to all the visitors from out of town, the reuniting classmates and everyone who is coming to New Ulm this weekend for the Bavarian Blast. more »»

Back in the ditch - thanks to Republicans

July 18, 2015 To the editor: Just as Minnesota was getting back on track the tea party Republicans went to work putting us right back in the ditch. more »»

IRS does less with more

July 17, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Uncomfortable truth

July 16, 2015 The law enforcement “sting” last Friday that arrested 13 people trying to hire prostitutes has ripped the cover off of an uncomfortable truth. more »»

Are we heading in Greece’s direction?

July 15, 2015 No doubt many Greeks are upset with their prime minister this week, after he agreed to tax increases and entitlement cuts needed to keep the country’s economy from going belly-up. more »»

If you grow it, they will come

July 15, 2015 It’s summer, you hate your boss, you forgot what the kids look like, or even how many kids you have. It’s time to get out of Dodge and take a summer vacation. more »»

Gov’t data breach coverup unacceptable

July 14, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

O’Malley proposal doesn’t compute

July 13, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. more »»

 
 
 

 

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February 22, 2013 We have many Volunteer Opportunities available: Harman Park - locking the shelter building late evenings; Historian – assisting to research and write a history of New Ulm’s Park and Rec System;... more »

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