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What went wrong in Yemen?

March 27, 2015 In January, President Barack Obama referred to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts in Yemen as a “model” for avoiding massive deployments of American troops. This week, U.S. more »»

Places to recycle batteries

March 27, 2015 To the editor: Recently, the rechargeable batteries for my cordless drill gave up. One actually melted. more »»

Liberal budget plan: tax and spend

March 26, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by liberals for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

Boys and girls sharing bathrooms

March 26, 2015 To the editor: Late last fall the MSHSL adopted a transgender policy that allows a transsexual person to use bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers of the opposite sex. more »»

Scouting for Food Drive this weekend

March 26, 2015 To the editor: Dear New Ulm: If your spirits are feeling a little low and your energy is down I have a way to bring you instant happiness! This Saturday is the SCOUTING-FOR-FOOD-DRIVE for the New Ul... more »»

Let’s see the details

March 25, 2015 Minnesota House Republicans have presented two major spending plans this week, one a $7 billion, ten year transportation plan that will be paid for without raising taxes (?), and the second, a budge... 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 »»

Undermining Israel

March 24, 2015 U.S. officials often intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, usually while insisting no such thing is happening. more »»

TPP would benefit the rich, cost jobs

March 24, 2015 To the editor: The middle class has been decimated by decades of policies that put the interests of a few wealthy individuals above the best interests of America as a whole. more »»

Oil train risks

March 23, 2015 The Minnesota Department of Transportation noted last week that 326,170 Minnesotans live within half a mile of train tracks that carry North Dakota crude oil through the stat. more »»

Arts and culture important to New Ulm

March 23, 2015 To the editor: Since the early days of German language theater at Turner Hall, to the artists in the Gag family, to our great touring polka bands of the 1930's, 40's, and '50's, arts and culture hav... more »»

Take caution in state budgeting

March 22, 2015 Governor Mark Dayton came out last week with a revised budget proposal, one that takes advantage of the state’s upgraded revenue forecast and its $1.9 billion surplus with upgraded spending. more »»

Drop State Business Property Tax

March 22, 2015 To the editor: In 2001, as part of the Jesse Ventura tax overhaul, the Minnesota legislature created the State Business Property Tax which applies to commercial industrial property and, inexplicably... more »»

Minnesota to suffer if TPP fails

March 22, 2015 To the editor: Minnesota is a leading producer and exporter of agricultural products, ranking third among the states in the value of its agricultural exports. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

March 21, 2015 Senate hangups THUMBS DOWN: If you wonder why Congress can’t get the tough stuff done, its because they can’t even get the seemingly easy stuff don. more »»

Era of open gov’t slams shut

March 20, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

Stop telling enemy our pullout schedule

March 19, 2015 President Barack Obama, having given Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan aid and comfort by assuring them, in effect, that all they had to do was bide their time, has changed course. more »»

Congrats Tigers

March 19, 2015 The Springfield Tigers Girls Basketball team is playing in the Minnesota State High School League Class A tournament this weekend, with their first action today against Ada-Borup. more »»

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 19, 2015 To the editor: My name is Sharon Gieseke and I am the Director of MN Brain Injury Force Inc. more »»

The best approach to transportation

March 18, 2015 Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle was in town Tuesday to talk about the state’s transportation needs and the governor’s plan for meeting those need. more »»

 
 
 

 

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