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July 22, 2016 Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. more »»

Rise in police deaths is disturbing

July 21, 2016 Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. more »»

Convention watching has changed

July 21, 2016 National political conventions have changed a lot over the years. That’s no secret. Political pundits have been writing about that for years. more »»

Take care in heat, but it could be worse

July 20, 2016 We urge people to take care of themselves in the heat wave that is expected this week. more »»

Ghosts of the past

July 20, 2016 Back in 1990 we splurged and took our then-only child Anna to Disney World. Somewhere in my brain “It’s A Small World” is still loopin. more »»

A half percent here and there adds up

July 20, 2016 To the editor: This is in response to the sales tax for New Ulm. This will be a half-percent sales tax. I don’t know how many people noticed that in the beginning of the year the sales tax was 7. more »»

Senseless violence changes nothing

July 19, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

Perkins rises from the ashes

July 19, 2016 To the editor: “Rising from the Ashes” was the headline on The Journal on Sunday, April 17, the day of the fire at Perkins. more »»

Keep those history pages coming

July 19, 2016 To the editor: Many thanks to The Journal for putting those pages in the Saturday papers from 50 and 100 years ago. I love them being included and sincerely hope they continue to be added. more »»

Wendell Anderson

July 18, 2016 As governor of Minnesota from 1970 to 1976, Wendell?Anderson led the reform of the state’s school financing system and overhauled many programs to make the state more responsive to the needs of the... more »»

Historic downtown perspective

July 18, 2016 To the editor: Ten years ago the New Ulm City Council voted to create a downtown historic district. more »»

Battling terrorists

July 17, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

Historic building saved, but for what?

July 17, 2016 Progress versus preservation. It’s a topic that has been discussed several times in many places and this week surfaced again here in New Ulm. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 16, 2016 Have a (Bavarian) blast this weekend This is the big weekend for Bavarian Blast in New Ulm. more »»

Government can’t have it both ways on secrecy

July 15, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

You ask, we answer New aerial fire truck due in October

July 15, 2016 Editor’s Note: The City of New Ulm presents a weekly column highlighting activities in different departments in the city government. Once a month the city will answer questions from readers. more »»

Law enforcement appreciates public support

July 15, 2016 To the editor: I would like to take this time to thank the citizens of Brown County. more »»

Money to continue the good work

July 14, 2016 We’ve heard a lot in the past week about some things that police do wrong. But more often than not they do right by people, especially victims of crim. more »»

Nothing wrong with Ginsburg’s mind

July 14, 2016 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made news this week by speaking her mind about Donald Trump’s presidential chances. more »»

Are we asking police to do too much?

July 13, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explaine. more »»



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