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December 13, 2014 Fill ’er up THUMBS UP: Merry Christmas a couple of weeks early. The price for a gallon of unleaded has tumbled into the $2.40s in the region, and by some reports it could dip even more in 2015. more »»

What is status of CIA?

December 12, 2014 Much of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week. more »»

Not who we want to be

December 11, 2014 Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture following the 9/11 attacks is a chilling document. more »»

What about toy arms control?

December 10, 2014 Perhaps a new debate about gun control is needed in America. Not about real firearms — but about “toys” that sometimes cause needless deaths of children. more »»

Obama will settle for Carter in Defense

December 9, 2014 What if a key, prestigious position in the federal government was open — but the president was having trouble finding someone interested in filling it? That would — or should — send a message to the... more »»

Shopping locally pays dividends

December 8, 2014 As Christmas draws nearer, many of us cast nervous looks at our shopping lists and wonder how we will get it all done. more »»

Pearl Harbor remembrance

December 7, 2014 Seventy-three years ago, on a Sunday morning like this one, America’s sense of security was shattered when the Japanese military carried out a surprise air strike on the U.S. more »»

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December 6, 2014 Business of the Year THUMBS UP: Earlier this week the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce saluted M.R. Paving as its Business of the Year. M.R. Paving is very deserving of the honor. more »»

Surplus no reason to go wild on spending

December 5, 2014 Minnesota’s latest state revenue forecast on Thursday had encouraging news for Governor Mark Dayton and legislators who will be writing up a new budget when the Legislature convenes in January. more »»

Tight budgeting

December 4, 2014 As the Brown County and New Ulm budgets approach approval, it is apparent that real measures are being made to hold down spending. more »»

Lame duck session

December 3, 2014 Time is running out for Congress to act on critical pieces of legislation. more »»

Let the pros run the armed forces

December 2, 2014 As leaks from the Pentagon grow in the wake of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to step down, it becomes apparent part of the problem has been White House micromanaging of the military. more »»

Good people stepped up for Karen Schroeder

December 1, 2014 The sad case of Karen Schroeder overshadowed the Thanksgiving holiday week in New Ulm. more »»

Hitting terrorists before they hit us

November 30, 2014 Islamic terrorists who had been holding eight people hostage in Yemen probably were feeling fairly smug about themselves earlier this mont. more »»

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November 29, 2014 Community dinner THUMBS UP: The New Ulm Community Thanksgiving Dinner served up over 1,000 meals on Thursday, a labor of love by the New Ulm Community Friends organization, for anyone who wants to... more »»

Violence distracts from racial issues

November 28, 2014 Rioters in Ferguson, Mo., held the attention of most in the media and the public Monday night. more »»

Look to home for reasons say thanks

November 26, 2014 When Thanksgiving arrives tomorrow, we should all look close to home for reasons to give thanks. Because looking to the horizon, things look pretty bleak. more »»

Terrorists still waging war

November 25, 2014 Kenyans on the bus stopped by armed men at dawn on Saturday knew they were in trouble when their assailants demanded each recite the Shahada, part of Islamic scriptur. more »»

Abuse of power

November 24, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»

Obama’s invitation to immigrants

November 23, 2014 President Barack Obama has an interesting way of dealing with about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States: Simply declare about half of them are not illegal. more »»



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