ATVs on the street?
October 8, 2015 To the editor: In Wednesday’s Journal under City Council News was a piece about thinking about ALLOWING UTV-ATV on city streets. more »»
October 7, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»
Where’s evidence on CO2 impact?
October 7, 2015 To the editor: The Sept.23 “Anti-coal impact” and similar editorials tend to blame Obama and EPA, but not offer any resistance to the “carbon dioxide equals global warming” nonsense. more »»
The annual battle of Harvest
October 7, 2015 Cue the foreboding voice. Deep drum sound in background. “So it begins. The great battle of our time.” Thank you, Gandalf. OK, I’m being overly dramatic here. I’m talking about harvest. more »»
Mass shootings multiply
October 6, 2015 The shooting last Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is just the latest in a series of mass shootings that seem to be coming faster and faste. more »»
Eyes on the stars
October 5, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»
Too little, too late for Afghanistan?
October 4, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United... more »»
Stepping down from watering duties
October 4, 2015 To the editor: In 2002 there were substantial financial cuts to the city budget for the following years programing. The Chamber was asked to pay the $10,000+, cost of flower watering. more »»
October 3, 2015 A great Oktoberfest THUMBS UP: New Ulm’s Oktoberfest celebration has been gaining lots of public attention this year. more »»
Bike rules and user fees
October 3, 2015 To the editor: When was the last time you had someone on a bicycle fail to stop at a stop sign in front of you, or came upon a small group of bicycle riders on a city street or a county road riding... more »»
Medical care for babies
October 3, 2015 To the editor: The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill which would require medical treatment for babies who survive an abortion. more »»
MNsure rate hikes raise pain levels
October 2, 2015 It was called the “Affordable” Care Act, wasn’t it? The national health insurance overhaul was supposed to give people who couldn’t afford to pay private health insurance premiums a chance to... more »»
VA misdeeds are everywhere
September 30, 2015 We’ve read about Veterans Administration officials around the country accused of various misdeeds, from lying about long waits some veterans endured before getting medical appointments to substandar... more »»
Calling all Goosetowners
September 30, 2015 To the editor: I would like to invite all Goosetowners to walk in the German-American Parade. We will meet at the Glockenspiel at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 3. The parade will start at 11 a.. more »»
Putin’s new strategy
September 29, 2015 Russian leader Vladimir Putin is more than willing to let others take care of business for him. He doesn’t even mind if they get credit for doing so. more »»
Boehner’s out; Now what?
September 28, 2015 For the past few elections a number of Republican seats in Congress have been taken by tea party conservatives intent on making over Congress and the country in their own image and likeness. more »»
EPA should take care of business
September 27, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»
September 26, 2015 Wetlands care Minnesota’s wetlands are holding steady in number since the state instituted rules requiring those destroing or draining wetlands to replace them somewhere else. more »»