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Surplus no reason to go wild on spending

December 5, 2014 Minnesota’s latest state revenue forecast on Thursday had encouraging news for Governor Mark Dayton and legislators who will be writing up a new budget when the Legislature convenes in January. more »»

Tight budgeting

December 4, 2014 As the Brown County and New Ulm budgets approach approval, it is apparent that real measures are being made to hold down spending. more »»

What is Community Education?

December 4, 2014 Community Education is a program that connects local citizens and resources through community engagement and collaborative partnerships to improve our schools and the community as a whole. more »»

Lame duck session

December 3, 2014 Time is running out for Congress to act on critical pieces of legislation. more »»

A child in the military

December 3, 2014 On a fall day, some friends were over picking apples for cider pressing. It was an amazing apple year; if apples were corn we would have grown 500 bushels an acre. more »»

Transgender policy

December 3, 2014 To the editor: This week, on Thursday, Dec. 4, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) will vote on whether or not to pass their proposed “transgender student athlete policy. more »»

Thank you and correction

December 3, 2014 To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank the 200 plus volunteers who made the 2014 Community Friends Thanksgiving Dinner a huge success. more »»

Let the pros run the armed forces

December 2, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Easier to name-call than offer solutions

December 2, 2014 To the editor: Several recent letters to the editor have expressed extreme hostility and anger at President Obam. more »»

Michael Brown’s actions

December 2, 2014 To the editor: Has anyone stopped to think: If 18 year old Michael Brown would have moved to the sidewalk when asked by police, odds are that no one would have died, there would be no need for riots... more »»

Good people stepped up for Karen Schroeder

December 1, 2014 The sad case of Karen Schroeder overshadowed the Thanksgiving holiday week in New Ulm. more »»

Hitting terrorists before they hit us

November 30, 2014 Islamic terrorists who had been holding eight people hostage in Yemen probably were feeling fairly smug about themselves earlier this mont. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

November 29, 2014 Community dinner THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Community Thanksgiving Dinner served up over 1,000 meals on Thursday, a labor of love by the New Ulm Community Friends organization, for anyone who wants to... more »»

Activist or terrorist?

November 29, 2014 To the editor: Did you listen to President Obama after the decision of the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo. on Monday night Nov. 24 during the rioting? I did. He said “this country is a nation of laws”. more »»

Violence distracts from racial issues

November 28, 2014 Rioters in Ferguson, Mo., held the attention of most in the media and the public Monday night. more »»

MSHSLtransgender proposal shocking

November 28, 2014 To the editor: Do you know what’s going on with your child’s athletic program? As a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) registered official in five sports and as a grandparent of student... more »»

Look to home for reasons say thanks

November 26, 2014 When Thanksgiving arrives tomorrow, we should all look close to home for reasons to give thanks. Because looking to the horizon, things look pretty bleak. more »»

Terrorists still waging war

November 25, 2014 Kenyans on the bus stopped by armed men at dawn on Saturday knew they were in trouble when their assailants demanded each recite the Shahada, part of Islamic scriptur. more »»

Show kindness, patience during holiday

November 25, 2014 To the editor: We are quickly moving toward the biggest and busiest shopping day of the year. As a former employee of a major retail establishment I would just like to share a thought. more »»

Abuse of power

November 24, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»

 
 
 

 

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