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Few consequences for shirking duty in government

May 25, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

The Cottonwood and the Little Boy

May 25, 2014 Editor’s note: The following Memorial Day address was given by Legionnaire Richard Wilfahrt in 1984 at the New Ulm, Minnesota cemetery and was sent to us by Richard and Mary Niemann. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

May 24, 2014 Service to Mankind THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Sertoma Club presented its Service to Mankind Award on Thursday to Chris Rosenhame. more »»

Super Bowl 2018

May 22, 2014 “If you build it, they will come. more »»

IRS harasses citizens, then falls down on job

May 21, 2014 The Earned Income Tax Credit can be a blessing to low-income families. It also has been a bonanza for tax cheats — and the Internal Revenue Service cannot seem to stop the. more »»

Eagle Update: Congratulations, graduates

May 21, 2014 Congratulations to the class of 2014! This marks an important milestone for our students and our community. more »»

Weeds: Thoughts for graduates

May 21, 2014 Earlier in May, I spoke to 18 seniors at the Gold Cord Dinner for St. Mary’s High School. Here are some of the thoughts I shared: Forty years ago, I was exactly where you are today. more »»

Time to clean up VA

May 20, 2014 No doubt some defenders of the federal bureaucracy will use an old last-ditch defense against allegations the Veterans Administration is endangering the health of many men and women who have served... more »»

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 »»



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