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Bias seen in tpt documentary

December 30, 2013 To the editor: This letter is in response to an article posted in the Journal on December 22 about the upcoming TPT production called: “The Past is Alive Within Us” that was aired on December 26. more »»

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December 28, 2013 Spending for schools THUMBS UP: It is gratifying to see the report on the District 88 budget this week that indicates that 80 percent of District 88 funds are going toward instruction this yea. more »»

What a waste

December 27, 2013 Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. more »»

Obamacare economy

December 26, 2013 News flash: President Barack Obama believes in Santa Claus. We can think of no better explanation for his press conference, the last of the year, on Friday. more »»

It came upon a midnight clear...

December 24, 2013 We don’t know how the news would be announced in this day of 24-hour news channels, social media and internet bloggers, but 2,000 years ago, word of mouth was as good as it got. more »»

Weeds: Midnight Mass memory

December 24, 2013 When I was young, Midnight Mass at St. Mary’s in Sleepy Eye was a spectacle. Incense, candles, lights bedazzled. Trumpets, organ, and choir filled the church with rich sound. more »»

A teachable moment

December 23, 2013 Target Corp. more »»

Eagle Update: Time to take stock, give thanks

December 23, 2013 It is the time of year to take stock of our surroundings and be thankful for all that we have. more »»

IDing threats to public’s safety

December 22, 2013 A small unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation may be paving the way for state governments in search of a system that could help prevent mass shootings and violence, not through weapons bans,... more »»

Awaiting answers on wind project

December 22, 2013 To the editor: To everyone in and around Sibley County here is an update on the proposed industrial wind turbines near the Winthrop golf course. more »»

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December 21, 2013 Utilities in good hands THUMBS UP: Gary Gleisner will be retiring as the Director of Utilities for the City of New Ulm at the end of the month. more »»

IRS should crack down on tax-dodging vendors

December 20, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»

Accountability

December 19, 2013 We hear Costa Rica is a lovely place to vacation, a lush tropical vacation that would seem even lovlier in the throes of a Minnesota winter. more »»

Don’t shortchange Nicollet interchange

December 19, 2013 To the editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences with the development and design of the Highway 14 project from North Mankato to Nicollet. more »»

Still time to give to others

December 17, 2013 Christmas is just eight days away. No doubt many area residents wish they had more time to prepare. There is so much to do, after all. more »»

Government waste adds up quickly

December 16, 2013 In Washington, government spending is discussed in terms of billions and trillions of dollars. A million bucks isn't even enough to merit decimal-point mention in most agency budget. more »»

MNsure can't handle paper?

December 16, 2013 To the editor: In mid-October we were informed that paper applications would be accepted to meet the Jan. 1, 2014 (health insurance) coverage date. On Dec. more »»

Keep Mall parking lot clean, safe

December 16, 2013 To the editor: I agree with the previous letters about the very bad condition of the Marktplatz Mall parking lot. more »»

We haven’t solved school shootings

December 15, 2013 A year ago 20 innocent children and six adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. were slaughtered by an armed, crazed gunman. more »»

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December 14, 2013 Necessity defense THUMBS UP: An interesting case was argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday. more »»

 
 

 

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