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February 21, 2015 Spelling bee whiz THUMBS UP: Congratulations to Alex Hillesheim, the Cathedral High School 8th grader who finished in second place this week in the Regional Spelling Bee in Mankato. more »»

Keep war authority in place

February 20, 2015 After Islamic terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, members of Congress wasted no time in giving then-President George W. more »»

Thanks for returning wallet

February 20, 2015 To the editor: Thank you to whoever found the wallet at Bockfest and turned it in. Thank you to the police officer who located the wallet’s owner. more »»

Honesty at the Kaiserhoff

February 20, 2015 To the editor: I traveled to New Ulm last Thursday to pick up my granddaughter. My sister came with me and we ate at the Kaiserhoff. more »»

Good company at chili supper

February 20, 2015 To the editor: On Friday, Jan. 23, a friend and I attended a chili supper sponsored by the New Ulm Swim Club. We sat at an empty table. more »»

MNsure audit

February 19, 2015 We really didn’t need the Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s report to tell us the rollout last year of MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, was a debacle. more »»

Feb. 28 is Rare Disease Day

February 19, 2015 To the editor: Feb. 28 has been designated as Rare Disease Day by the National Organization of Rare Disorders. Living with a rare disease can be challenging, heartbreaking and especially lonely. more »»

Terrorists’ spread a warning sign

February 18, 2015 Neither Iraq nor Syria was the site of Islamic State terrorists' most recent atrocity. It was in Libya that they kidnapped and beheaded nearly two dozen Egyptian Christians. more »»

Let common sense control drone rules

February 17, 2015 The federal government is proposing some good, common sense rules for the use of drones, those small remote-controlled aircraft that have so much potential for good — and for ill — in today’s world. more »»

A good problem for district to have

February 16, 2015 District 88 school board members heard this week that Jefferson Elementary School could be facing a space shortage problem this fall. more »»

Support Dayton’s transportation plan

February 16, 2015 To the editor: A majority of Minnesota’s roads are more than 50 years old, and in the next three years one in five will pass its useful life. Forty percent of our bridges are 40 years old or older. more »»

Obamacare’s latest hit to the pocketbook

February 15, 2015 Millions of Americans already have learned that?Obamacare is hazardous to their financial health. more »»

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February 14, 2015 Fasching, Bock Fest THUMBS UP: Now in the discontent of our winter (apologies to the Bard) is the perfect time for some special celebration. 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 »»

More streetlights needed

February 14, 2015 To the editor: Yes, how about more lights along 23rd North from County #29 down to Ridgway on 23rd? Very dark at night and even poor visibility on cloudy days! 23rd North Street is a busy stree. more »»

Don’t tie military’s hands vs. IS

February 13, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

Use of force strategy should be realistic

February 12, 2015 Debate over a critical issue of U.S. policy — defeating Islamic terrorists — appears to have taken on an impressive bipartisan tone. more »»

Process should guide gov’t raises

February 11, 2015 Republican legislators are outraged at Gov. Mark Dayton’s action to give state commissioners and agency heads a raise of $800,000. 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 »»

Lawsuit may do what legislators would not

February 10, 2015 A major class action lawsuit being argued this week could change the way the Minnesota predatory sex offender program operates. more »»



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