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August 8, 2015 Nomination debates THUMBS DOWN: The Fox News debates Thursday for Republican presidential candidates showed that at this point, the candidates are not yet running for president —?they are running... more »»

Festivals need to make safety a priority

August 8, 2015 To the editor: I was truly disappointed to hear of the tragic death of an individual at at festival in the northwest Chicago area this weekend. more »»

Hiroshima - never again

August 7, 2015 Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the first time a nuclear device was used as a weapon of war. more »»

Citizens panel to advise MPCA

August 6, 2015 Gov. Mark Dayton made a symbolic protest against Republican-backed legislative action that dissolved the Citizens Advisory Panel from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. more »»

Timing is everything

August 5, 2015 President Barack Obama must have gotten a good laugh out of a federal court decision less than two months ago. Timing is everything, Obama may have chuckled. In early June, a panel of judges in the U. more »»

Service recruiters can be armed

August 4, 2015 It is impossible to say how many members of the armed services would have survived attacks on them during the past few years had they been, well, armed. more »»

Dictatorial polls determine fate of GOP candidates

August 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Public-opinion polls, once employed by political consultants to gauge the concerns of voters as a means to shape their candidates’ campaigns more effectively, have become the tail that... more »»

Now the Turks are all in

August 4, 2015 All through the Cold War, the Turks were among America’s most reliable allies. After World War II, when Stalin encroached upon Turkey and Greece, Harry Truman came to the rescu. more »»

Huckabee’s ‘oven’ remark taken out of context

August 4, 2015 It’s been a hard time for politicians not named “Trump” to get any attention, but Mike Huckabee managed it. He did it by comparing Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. more »»

No one else to blame for this stupidity

August 3, 2015 Joshua Newell is lucky his stupidity cost him only $200, and not an arm. A certain percentage of idiots like Newell, 35, of Gahanna, Ohio, always have been part of the human race. more »»

Extend animal concern to humanity

August 2, 2015 A letter writer to The Journal this week made a short and salient point. more »»

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August 1, 2015 Legion Gold THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Boys of Summer, the New Ulm Legion Gold baseball team, has returned to the Minnesota State Legion Baseball tournamen. more »»

Big game hunt backfires on hunter

July 31, 2015 Dr. Walter Palmer probably never imagined the kind of backlash he would be facing when he shot Cecil the lion on July 1 in Zimbabwe. more »»

About Julie

July 31, 2015 To the editor: The “Julie” mentioned in Susan Brandel’s letter to the editor was a former Union Hospital “candystriper.” She had been downsized as a supervisor at a printing company at age 47. more »»

Lions or babies?

July 31, 2015 To the editor: There is much agitation over the death of one lion in Afric. more »»

Thanks for the ice cream

July 31, 2015 To the editor: A very big THANK YOU to the lady who paid for my ice cream treat last Thursday at Cash Wise. What a delightful surprise! Ruth M. more »»

Relay for Life

July 30, 2015 We always look forward to the Brown County Relay for Life, an event that has grown into a large, festive occasion about a very serious illness, cancer. more »»

Kids Vote results

July 30, 2015 To the editor: Here are the results of Monday night’s Kids Vote event hosted by the League of Women Voters, New Ulm at National Night Out: 82 kids registered and “elected” Harman Park as New Ulm’... more »»

No flag for now in front of theater

July 30, 2015 To the editor: Now that State Street Theater owns the property and auditorium, we have to make tough choices. more »»

Common sense ruling in USC

July 29, 2015 We have to applaud the Minnesota Appeals Court, which reversed the expulsion of a United South Central student who forgot she had a pocketknife in her purse at school. more »»



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