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A major gift for New Ulm

May 18, 2014 This week the New Ulm Area Foundation has announced the biggest gift it has ever received. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

May 17, 2014 Hanska does it well THUMBS UP: Hanska, New Ulm’s Norwegian neighbor to the south, is celebrating Syttende Mai this weekend. more »»

Easing state into medical marijuana

May 16, 2014 Minnesota legislators reached an agreement on a medical marijuana bill Thursday, one that the governor will support. more »»

Graduation time

May 15, 2014 There are a few truly significant times in a person’s life — one’s birthday, wedding day, the birth of one’s child or grandchild. Graduation is one of those times. more »»

State ending test of shorter school week

May 14, 2014 The Minnesota Department of Education is calling a halt to the experiment with four-day school weeks. more »»

Keep bonding bill clean

May 13, 2014 Governor Mark Dayton threatened on Monday to veto the state’s bonding bill if it includes a change in the state building code requiring sprinklers in houses of a certain size. more »»

EPA watchdog muzzled

May 12, 2014 Science, not politics, guides environmental policy in his administration, President Barack Obama insists. No, it does not. more »»

World needs more mothering

May 10, 2014 As we celebrate Mother’s Day today with cards, flowers and taking Mom out for a fancy brunch or dinner, we can’t help but ponder the tremendous impact mothers have had on the world throughout history. more »»

VA officials should be held accountable

May 8, 2014 Members of Congress should apply a simple test to the American Legion's demand that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two high-ranking subordinates resig. more »»

Press White House on Benghazi

May 7, 2014 Defenders of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deride every new attempt to get to the bottom of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. more »»

Weeds: Losing the battle with beauty products

May 7, 2014 Editor’s note: Gwen Ruff is filling in for Randy Krzmarzick this week. I’ve never considered myself very traditionally feminine, so stuff like doing your hair and nails always baffles m. more »»

Eagle Update: Curriculum and instruction

May 7, 2014 Eagle UpdCritical to a strong educational foundation for our students is a systematic approach to curriculum and curriculum development that recognizes the ever-changing needs of students and the... more »»

Medical marijuana concerns

May 6, 2014 The issue of medical marijuana seems to be moving along in the Minnesota Legislature. If legislators thinks it is absolutely necessary to pass this, there should be several caveats built into the law. more »»

Thwarted massacre raises old questions

May 4, 2014 Waseca had a close call this week. more »»

Sigh of resignation

May 4, 2014 You've seen it happen dozens of times: A government official breaks the law. He or she is "severely reprimanded" and forced to resign. And there the episode end. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

May 3, 2014 Homecoming THUMBS UP: It was nice to have Tippi Hedren come back to New Ulm on Thursday night to talk about her acting career and her work in rescuing and providing sanctuary for animals. more »»

State of State serves two purposes

May 2, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton’s belated State of the State speech on Wednesday served two purposes this year. more »»

Rooting out racism

May 1, 2014 Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made it easy for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to issue Sterling a lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine this wee. more »»

Defense of home doesn’t include execution

April 30, 2014 A jury in Morrison County found Byron Smith guilty of first degree murder on Thursday, in a quick verdict that sends a clear message: In Minnesota, defense of one’s home and property does not give... more »»

Control IRS prying

April 28, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in some cases overriding, invasion of privacy... more »»

 
 
 

 

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