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Another successful year

May 31, 2015 We have closed in on the end of another successful school year. My personal thanks go out to our staff for their dedication and focus to help our students grow. more »»

Do what you can for the environment

May 31, 2015 To the editor: I have five and a half acres I live on that I put a quarter acre pond on. I leave as much wild as I can. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 30, 2015 Well-deserved thanks Leslie Pitt Schneider is having a wonderful life, in spite of losing her left leg above the knee in a traffic accident when she was a six-year-old in New Ul. more »»

Political process ties up avian flu aid bill

May 30, 2015 To the editor: Passing legislation to respond to the avian flu crisis was an issue that both Democrats and Republicans pledged support for during the recently concluded session. more »»

IRS must keep our information secure

May 29, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

USAC’s Social Norms campaign

May 29, 2015 To the editor: Brown County Underage Substance Abuse Coalition (USAC) is a community coalition that serves all residents of Brown County with representation from the following: parents, youth,... more »»

There oughta be a law – and soon!

May 28, 2015 We’ve all heard the phrase, “There oughta be a law...” in reference to some injustice or wrong that is so obviously but seems to have slipped through the statutory cracks. more »»

Another waste of VA dollars

May 27, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

Thanks for the Broadway Sign

May 27, 2015 To the editor: As many of you have noticed the city parking lot sign on Broadway and been turned on for the first time in many years. more »»

Ramadi raises worry about ISIS in Iraq

May 26, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Our veterans truly deserve our thanks

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Congress should meet highway needs

May 24, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 23, 2015 Bird flu on the wane? THUMBS UP: The incidence of avian flu in Minnesota seems to be slowing down. more »»

Transportation bill should be recalled

May 22, 2015 For years, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has been struggling to keep up with the maintenance and repair of the state’s roadway. more »»

Protecting Hillary

May 21, 2015 A federal judge, perhaps disgusted by the blatantly political attempt to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has rejected one aspect of it. He should proceed to the next step. more »»

Back to special session

May 20, 2015 Back in 1992, following the Los Angeles riots sparked by the Rodney King beating and the acquittal of the officers who were videotaped beating him, King asked the plaintive question, “Can’t we all... more »»

It’s not easy being religious

May 20, 2015 It had rained a spot on Saturday, enough to chase me and my planter in from the field. Now on Sunday morning, I was walking up the steps at St. Mary’s in Sleepy Eye for Mass. more »»

Chickens finally here

May 19, 2015 Last year when the New Ulm City Council began debating the question of keeping chickens in town, the turnout at council meetings seemed to indicate there was quite an intererest in keeping flocks... more »»

Budget deadline

May 18, 2015 Today is crunch time for the Minnesota Legislature. It has until midnight tonight to pass the state’s two year budget before it adjourns. The only thing standing in their way, it seems, is Gov. more »»

Ethics office gave cover to Clintons

May 17, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’ family millions of dollars. more »»



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