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Wedding prayer, unabridged

July 1, 2015 We had a graduation party on the farm in June. That meant cleaning up the ol’ home place. Pam let me know what we were up against when she announced, “It took you 50 years to mess this place up. more »»

Madelia Reunion after 50 years

June 28, 2015 MADELIA — Mary Ann Evans, a Victorian era English writer known as George Eliot, could have been commenting on class reunions when she wrote “how unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common... more »»

The shot heard around Sleepy Eye

June 17, 2015 You remember from school that the “shot heard round the world” was fired at Concord to begin the Revolutionary Wa. more »»

School facilities

June 16, 2015 As most can imagine, with the passage of the bond for a new High School and re-alignment of our other existing buildings, this summer is going to be a busy one for the Facilities Department. more »»

Real life vs. television

June 3, 2015 Sometimes a guy gets a second chance. Twenty years ago I came up with a funny line for a column I was doing then. The problem was, when it appeared in print it didn’t make any sense. more »»

Another successful year

May 31, 2015 We have closed in on the end of another successful school year. My personal thanks go out to our staff for their dedication and focus to help our students grow. more »»

It’s not easy being religious

May 20, 2015 It had rained a spot on Saturday, enough to chase me and my planter in from the field. Now on Sunday morning, I was walking up the steps at St. Mary’s in Sleepy Eye for Mass. more »»

Moms just want some communication

May 6, 2015 My two sons don’t communicate very often, and I whine about it to my family. So much, apparently, that when a niece found out she’s expecting a baby boy her response was “Oh, no. more »»

Eagle Update

May 6, 2015 I would like to congratulate all of the employees and organizations that were honored or recognized at our annual employee banquet last wee. more »»

Hwy. 14 improvements don’t require gax tax increases

April 29, 2015 Expanding Highway 14 has been a topic of discussion since I declared my candidacy in 2008, and the community had been lobbying for improvements decades prior to my interest in public offic. more »»

A losing battle for 40 years

April 21, 2015 The other day as I was having a moment with some honey roasted peanuts, I had a depressing thought. I have been trying to lose weight for 40 years. Forty. Years. more »»

Protect kids with immunizations

April 19, 2015 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. more »»

Love and marriage

April 8, 2015 A couple of weeks ago, brother Dale came in the yard with the news that Lucille Christensen had passed away. I jumped to The Journal app on my smart phone to check the obit. more »»

Eagle Update

April 1, 2015 We have turned the calendar to April; warmer weather, singing birds, athletic events, and getting kids outside await us. We continue to remain very busy at New Ulm Public Schools. more »»

Time for gazing at the sky

March 25, 2015 Spring came on suddenly this year. Sometimes the birth of new season comes after a long, excruciating labor for Mother Earth. We wonder whether it will ever arriv. more »»

Eagle Update

March 17, 2015 There are many great things happening at Jefferson Elementary. Our students continue to strive to do their very best with all parts of our school experience. more »»

Still feeling the loss a year later

March 7, 2015 It was a year ago today that four young men were killed on an icy Highway 14 west of Sleepy Eye. In the days immediately following the tragedy impromptu memorials appeared outside the schools in town. more »»

Farm policy explained(?)

February 25, 2015 By Randy Krzmarzick As a farmer/business owner, I want to speak with you other business owners. more »»

District 88 Food Service

February 14, 2015 I would like to introduce myself. I am the new Director of Dinning Services for the New Ulm Public Schools. I have been a Food Service Director for over 20 years. more »»

The threat of inequality

February 11, 2015 I spent a weekend with friends in Minneapolis. We were staying near Loring Park, a few blocks from the Basilica, a generally upscale neighborhoo. more »»

Let’s focus on sustained, strategic funding for transportation needs

January 28, 2015 We agree with Gov. Mark Dayton: Let’s get real about transportation. Minnesotans demand safe and efficient movement of people and goods. more »»



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