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It’s not Christmas yet

December 6, 2013 The latest Minnesota budget forecast on Thursday was particularly rosy. State finance officials are predicting a surplus of more than $1 billion at the end of the current biennium. more »»

Budget catchup time

December 5, 2013 Cities and counties across the state are setting their final budgets for 2014. more »»

Not a lot of love out there

December 4, 2013 St. Cloud State University conducts an annual political poll, asking people how they feel about various polticians and goverment officials, and poltical parties. more »»

Letter from Ulm

December 4, 2013 Editor’s Note: Michelle Malecha is the current intern to Ulm/Neu-Ulm with the New Ulm Sister Cities Commission Hans Joohs Cultural Exhcange program. more »»

New security strategy couldn’t be worse than the old one

December 3, 2013 A new national security strategy, replacing one he initiated in 2010, will be unveiled next year, President Barack Obama has informed Congress. more »»

Good reasons to shop locally

December 2, 2013 Most people put a considerable amount of thought into their Christmas shopping. Finding just the right gifts and staying within the budget is important, after all. more »»

The Iran deal

December 1, 2013 A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

November 30, 2013 Christmas season THUMBS UP: We must say, New Ulm does do Christmas kickoffs well. more »»

Congress can’t cut

November 29, 2013 Among the many upsetting aspects of federal spending negotiations going on in Washington is a comparison of budget cuts in dispute to those agreed upon with little controversy. U.S. Sen. more »»

Many reasons to give thanks

November 27, 2013 Thanksgiving may be a national holiday, but it is an intensely personal one as well. more »»

Weeds: Why do we stay here?

November 27, 2013 You know it's coming. more »»

Celebrate Thanksgiving first

November 26, 2013 The old question about which came first, the chicken or the egg, could be applied to the earlier starting hours for the holiday shopping season. more »»

Eagle Update: Conference change

November 26, 2013 This past week the school board approved a resolution to leave the South Central Conference and join the new Big South Conference. All of the South Central Conference Schools have made this choi. more »»

What does filibuster rule mean outside of Washington?

November 24, 2013 Senate Democrats voted this week to change the rules for closing a filibuster, creating a collective “Harrumph!” from Republicans so large that it threatened to knock over the Washington Monument... more »»

Iran deal just a beginning

November 24, 2013 To be sure, getting Iran to agree to any kind of nuclear pact, if only a six-month pause while talks continue on a permanent pact that would prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, is a... more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

November 23, 2013 That Christmas look THUMBS UP: Next week city crews will be stringing garlands of evergreen branches across Minnesota Street. more »»

A day to remember

November 22, 2013 Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The horror of a U.S. more »»

The murder of JFK: The survey says...

November 22, 2013 Last Tuesday, a crowd of over 60 New Ulmers (and a few out-of-towners) gathered to listen to my talk on the Kennedy assassination at the New Ulm Librar. more »»

Renew ban on plastic guns

November 21, 2013 Ever since Jules Verne wrote about trips to the moon and submarines that could travel 20,000 leagues under the sea, science fiction has developed a history of becoming science fact. more »»

Time to stop smoking

November 20, 2013 The Brown County Board talked about banning e-cigarettes this week but decided to wait until someone actually determines whether they are a health risk to smokers and to other. more »»

 
 

 

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