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Hold DFL accountable on abortion

January 22, 2015 To the editor: It’s been 42 years already since America authorized legal killing of children by abortion. Some of those kids would have now been grandparents. more »»

The gray fox

January 22, 2015 To the editor: The gray fox appears night after moonlit night. He has a huge tail and his distinctive throat markings are bright in light cast from the house. more »»

Money problems

January 21, 2015 Sometimes having too much money can be as big a problem as not having enough. Minnesota’s budget discussions, for a long time, have been centered on the not enough problem. more »»

How soon we forget

January 20, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

Dream still on horizon

January 19, 2015 Today we mark Dr. Martin Luther King J. more »»

GMO or Organic II

January 19, 2015 To the editor: In response to the letter Thursday Jan. more »»

Defending our liberty

January 18, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»


January 17, 2015 Bicycle friendly city THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Park and Rec Commission is recommending that the city apply to the League of American Bicyclists for a Bicycle Friendly City designation. more »»

Did you know John Graff?

January 17, 2015 To the editor: I am working on a 40-60 page essay on the life of John Graff and am wondering if any of our older citizens knew him? He lived from 1877 to 1947 and was a veterinarian by trade, but... more »»

Civil Rights

January 17, 2015 To the editor: The demonstrators and rioters say they are demonstrating and rioting because it is their civil right. more »»

Office politics

January 16, 2015 Most people understand office politics to be the kind of skullduggery, currying of favor and machinations that take place at work. more »»

Our roads and bridges are our lifeline

January 16, 2015 To the editor: In the 1970s, while serving as a Brown County Commissioner, I attended a seminar on roads and bridges. more »»

Support those willling to have children

January 16, 2015 To the editor: What will make our entire county better in 2015? BABIES! More and more signs say “now hiring” but who are they going to hire? We all need to come to grips with this fact and appreciat... more »»

Conspicuous by our absence

January 15, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris during the weekend to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as . more »»

Another view on GMO

January 15, 2015 To the editor: This is a response to the Tuesday Ja. more »»

No such thing as free

January 14, 2015 It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama's suggestion community college educations should be provided free of charge is being praised by many "stakeholders" — that is, higher... more »»

You collect a lot of regrets in life

January 14, 2015 I picked up my phone and saw I had a text and a voicemail from Dean Brinkman. Dean is one of my baseball buddies, and I figured this had to be big Twins news. more »»

Was Obama paying attention last fall?

January 13, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

GMO or organic?

January 13, 2015 To the editor: This is about the poisons in our foods from the chemical companies. When you go to the grocery store to buy produce for instance, buy 100% organic. more »»

Don’t forget Ebola

January 12, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»



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