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Time for thanks

November 25, 2015 Thanksgiving is here again, and once more, if we look at the world around us we may wonder what there is to be thankful for. more »»

Terror list gun ban not so cut and dried

November 24, 2015 At first glance, a proposal that Congress ban gun purchases for people on the government’s terrorist watch lists seems to make sens. more »»

Do we have the will to fight terrorism?

November 23, 2015 French President Francois Hollande is absolutely correct: Civilized nations, even those with long, sometimes bitter records of rivalry, must unite if we are to destroy Islamic terroris. more »»

Time for alliance against ISIS is now

November 22, 2015 Leaders of both France and Russia want a military alliance against Islamic State terrorists. But thus far, it appears air strikes against IS targets in Syria by those two nations and U.S. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

November 21, 2015 Art and history THUMBS DOWN: The siege of New Ulm in August of 1862 during the U.S.-Dakota War was a big battle and a real turning point in the war. more »»

Target decision

November 20, 2015 New Ulm city and commercial representatives met with Target on Wednesday to make a plea that Target reconsider its decision to close the local Target store on Jan. 30. more »»

Vaping status quo

November 19, 2015 Tuesday’s New Ulm City Council hearing on tougher regulations for e-cigarette use took an hour and a half, but the information presented wasn’t enough to convince a majority of the council to treat... more »»

ntelligence concerns

November 18, 2015 IAre U.S. intelligence agencies any better at “connecting the dots” regarding Islamic terrorists than they were before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America? Let us hope so. more »»

Weak response

November 17, 2015 France’s reaction to terrorist attacks that killed 129 people in Paris was an air strike against Islamic State positions in Raqqa, Syria. more »»

Ending Obama’s abuse of power

November 16, 2015 It has taken nearly seven years, but finally federal judges seem to be taking the constitutional separation of powers seriously. more »»

Stepping up the battle

November 15, 2015 The terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday have shaken France and the rest of the world, much as the 9-11 attack on the U.S. did in 2001. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

November 14, 2015 Business of the Year THUMBS UP: River Creek Nursery was celebrated this week as the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. more »»

Good money after bad

November 13, 2015 Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Obama and Israel

November 12, 2015 President Barack Obama’s prediction there will be no peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians before he leaves office in early 2017 certainly was, as he put it, “realisti. more »»

Veterans more special than ever

November 11, 2015 The generations are passing away that saw military service as a widespread patriotic duty, or at least a universal legal obligation for all able-bodied citizens. But since 1973, when the U.S. more »»

Guantanamo decision without Congress

November 10, 2015 Our system of government uses Congress as a vehicle to both reflect the will of the people and at times provide leadership that may not be reflected in public opinio. more »»

Why is our government spending so much on PR?

November 9, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials would have us believe they do an enormous amount of good in saving lives, safeguarding our health and, to paraphrase President Barack Obama, stopping the... more »»

Exxagerating effects of climate change

November 8, 2015 Alarmism over climate change serves no one. While many scientists agree the earth is warming, how much and how fast that will continue to occur is uncertain. So is the cause of the phenomenon. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

November 7, 2015 Talking to Target THUMBS UP: The news that Target Corp. is planning to close its store in New Ulm hit the town hard this wee. more »»

Technology taking over

November 6, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Cameras in the court

November 5, 2015 Cameras are allowed in many courtrooms in the country, but in many more they are still banned. more »»



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