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Technology taking over

November 6, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Cameras in the court

November 5, 2015 Cameras are allowed in many courtrooms in the country, but in many more they are still banned. more »»

City needs to support businesses

November 5, 2015 To the Editor: Really, Mr. Gramentz, I hope that you were misquoted by The Journal in the front page article about the City Council supporting efforts to save Targe. more »»

Target closing will impact local retail

November 4, 2015 The powers that be at Target Corp. have decided the New Ulm store, for whatever factors they consider, does not fit into their corporate strategy. more »»

A farmer’s best friend - his dog

November 4, 2015 I work alone most of the time. But that is only true if I am speaking of our species. There is another alongside me as I go about my day. Winnie the Farm Dog is a steady companio. more »»

50 against the IS

November 3, 2015 Members of U.S. military special operations units are very, very good at what they do. But they are not that goo. more »»

Government exempt from robocall rules

November 2, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Ryan’s challenge

November 1, 2015 Let us hope U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, is as creative, energetic and dedicated to reform as his record seems to indicate. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

October 31, 2015 CNBC moderators THUMBS DOWN: People watching a political debate expect the moderators to do what the job title says, to moderate the discussion — to ask pertinent, challenging questions about... more »»

Fenske’s hometown touch sustained The Journal

October 30, 2015 Today is Bruce Fenske’s last day at The Journal. He leaves as publisher some 48 years after he started working here as a high school part-timer. more »»

Meat, milk and Wal-Mart

October 30, 2015 To the editor: I am not close to being an expert on anything but it wouldn’t surprise me to hear someday that smoked, processed meat, in moderation, poses little health risk. more »»

Time for Jerry Kill to focus on himself

October 29, 2015 For five years Jerry Kill, head coach of the University of Minnesota football team, has focused his considerable energies and talent on making Gopher football respectable again. more »»

Don’t give Obama a win on spending

October 28, 2015 Obviously, it would be better for all involved if Rep. Paul Ryan takes office as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives with the cleanest slate possible before him. Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

Farming gets a little smellier

October 28, 2015 To the editor: Are you enjoying the smell of the fall slurry-spreading? It emanates from the great concentrations of incarcerated food animals all around us. more »»

MNsure Enrollment

October 28, 2015 To the editor: The headline in The Journal on Monday was “Higher premiums may increase MNsure enrollment.” Increasing costs mean larger subsidies. more »»

Meat industry is scary

October 28, 2015 To the editor: I was never scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween next Saturday night. What really used to scare me was the meat industry. more »»

Sometimes, extra funding warranted

October 27, 2015 The tried-and-failed approach of throwing money at the nation’s challenges has never worked — and never wil. more »»

Taxpayers paying more, politicians want more

October 26, 2015 The government needs more of our money, liberal politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sep. more »»

Playing both sides in Pakistan

October 25, 2015 A Pakistani official’s admission a few days ago does not exactly fall into the category of surprise of the century. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

October 24, 2015 Football playoffs THUMBS UP: Two area teams, the New Ulm Cathedral Greyhounds, and the Madelia Blackhawks, remain active in the Minnesota state high school sectional playoffs. more »»



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