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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 »»

What we meant to Afghanistan

March 31, 2015 Too often, American service men and women make great sacrifices for seemingly unappreciative people in foreign countries. more »»

Republican plan funds roads

March 31, 2015 To the editor, The Journal ran an Opinion piece today from the editors of the Mankato Free Press, saying that the GOP plan to repair Minnesota’s roads is full of pot holes. more »»

Tragedy in the Alps

March 30, 2015 We may never know the whole reason that made German aviator Andreas Lubitz fly a Germanwings Airbus into a mountainside last week, killing himself and another 149 people on board. more »»

Working on the railroad

March 29, 2015 For many years, energy conservation campaigns have been considered very “green” — that is, good for the environment. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

March 28, 2015 Time to plan for city sales tax renewal The New Ulm City Sales Tax is set to expire in 2020, but the time to start planning what to do about it is now. more »»

Drivers License and Transgender

March 28, 2015 To the editor: In reading the New Ulm Daily Journal, Thursday March 26th I find two articles that disturb me. First: A push to put drivers license in immigration hands speeds u. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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