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October 10, 2015 Data crunchers THUMBS UP: It is a fairly recent phenomenon, one fueled by the rise of the computer age and large, accessible collections of data. more »»

Public Power: The community-owned advantage

October 10, 2015 New Ulm Public Utilities has operated alongside our customers ever since 1903, when construction of the electric light plant was completed and ownership transferred to the city. more »»

Give Pentagon a chance to investigate hospital airstrike

October 9, 2015 Methods of hitting specific, sometimes small, targets with bombs, rockets and artillery fire have improved dramatically during the past several years. more »»

From Guantanamo to the brig?

October 8, 2015 So desperate is President Barack Obama to keep a campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center that he apparently is prepared to put Americans at risk if that is what it take. more »»

Public Power Week

October 8, 2015 To the editor: Heartland Consumers Power District and New Ulm Public Utilities are celebrating Public Power Week Oct. more »»

Marriage is not ‘forever’

October 8, 2015 To the editor: I’d like to address a mistake in headline of the article, “Pope asserts marriage is forever at start of family meeting” (The Journal, Monday, Oct. 5. more »»

ATVs on the street?

October 8, 2015 To the editor: In Wednesday’s Journal under City Council News was a piece about thinking about ALLOWING UTV-ATV on city streets. more »»

Abuses continue

October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Where’s evidence on CO2 impact?

October 7, 2015 To the editor: The Sept.23 “Anti-coal impact” and similar editorials tend to blame Obama and EPA, but not offer any resistance to the “carbon dioxide equals global warming” nonsense. more »»

The annual battle of Harvest

October 7, 2015 Cue the foreboding voice. Deep drum sound in background. “So it begins. The great battle of our time.” Thank you, Gandalf. OK, I’m being overly dramatic here. I’m talking about harvest. more »»

Mass shootings multiply

October 6, 2015 The shooting last Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is just the latest in a series of mass shootings that seem to be coming faster and faste. more »»

Eyes on the stars

October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Too little, too late for Afghanistan?

October 4, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»

Stepping down from watering duties

October 4, 2015 To the editor: In 2002 there were substantial financial cuts to the city budget for the following years programing. The Chamber was asked to pay the $10,000+, cost of flower watering. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

October 3, 2015 A great Oktoberfest THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Oktoberfest celebration has been gaining lots of public attention this year. more »»

Bike rules and user fees

October 3, 2015 To the editor: When was the last time you had someone on a bicycle fail to stop at a stop sign in front of you, or came upon a small group of bicycle riders on a city street or a county road riding... more »»

Medical care for babies

October 3, 2015 To the editor: The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill which would require medical treatment for babies who survive an abortion. more »»

MNsure rate hikes raise pain levels

October 2, 2015 It was called the “Affordable” Care Act, wasn’t it? The national health insurance overhaul was supposed to give people who couldn’t afford to pay private health insurance premiums a chance to... more »»

Windings is owned by its employees

October 2, 2015 To the editor: I appreciate Monday’s recognition of Windings’ 50th anniversary; however I must correct your statement of current ownership. more »»

One way for Clinton to build trust - truth

October 1, 2015 Not that former President Bill Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a president. more »»

VA misdeeds are everywhere

September 30, 2015 We’ve read about Veterans Administration officials around the country accused of various misdeeds, from lying about long waits some veterans endured before getting medical appointments to substandar... 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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