Question on Sleepy Eye Event Center
October 13, 2015 To the editor: The City of Sleepy Eye has proposed building a event center at the cost of $3.5 million for just the building and $100,000 annual operating cost. more »»
What Hillary believes
October 12, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»
County Road 29 revisited
October 12, 2015 A concerned reader has pointed out that The Journal’s Thumbs Up for the local option sales tax for transportation projects, approved by the Brown County Board last week, contained error. more »»
No talks with Taliban
October 11, 2015 We Americans seem to be viewed as suckers by many of our enemies. And why not? We strike trust-us deals with an Iranian regime operating under the motto, “Death to America. more »»
October 10, 2015 Data crunchers THUMBS UP: It is a fairly recent phenomenon, one fueled by the rise of the computer age and large, accessible collections of data. more »»
From Guantanamo to the brig?
October 8, 2015 So desperate is President Barack Obama to keep a campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center that he apparently is prepared to put Americans at risk if that is what it take. more »»
Public Power Week
October 8, 2015 To the editor: Heartland Consumers Power District and New Ulm Public Utilities are celebrating Public Power Week Oct. more »»
Marriage is not ‘forever’
October 8, 2015 To the editor: I’d like to address a mistake in headline of the article, “Pope asserts marriage is forever at start of family meeting” (The Journal, Monday, Oct. 5. more »»
ATVs on the street?
October 8, 2015 To the editor: In Wednesday’s Journal under City Council News was a piece about thinking about ALLOWING UTV-ATV on city streets. more »»
October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»
Where’s evidence on CO2 impact?
October 7, 2015 To the editor: The Sept.23 “Anti-coal impact” and similar editorials tend to blame Obama and EPA, but not offer any resistance to the “carbon dioxide equals global warming” nonsense. more »»
The annual battle of Harvest
October 7, 2015 Cue the foreboding voice. Deep drum sound in background. “So it begins. The great battle of our time.” Thank you, Gandalf. OK, I’m being overly dramatic here. I’m talking about harvest. more »»
Mass shootings multiply
October 6, 2015 The shooting last Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is just the latest in a series of mass shootings that seem to be coming faster and faste. more »»
Eyes on the stars
October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»
Too little, too late for Afghanistan?
October 4, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»
Stepping down from watering duties
October 4, 2015 To the editor: In 2002 there were substantial financial cuts to the city budget for the following years programing. The Chamber was asked to pay the $10,000+, cost of flower watering. more »»
October 3, 2015 A great Oktoberfest THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Oktoberfest celebration has been gaining lots of public attention this year. more »»