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Office politics

January 16, 2015 Most people understand office politics to be the kind of skullduggery, currying of favor and machinations that take place at work. more »»

Conspicuous by our absence

January 15, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris during the weekend to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as . more »»

No such thing as free

January 14, 2015 It should come as no surprise that President Barack Obama's suggestion community college educations should be provided free of charge is being praised by many "stakeholders" — that is, higher... more »»

Was Obama paying attention last fall?

January 13, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

Don’t forget Ebola

January 12, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

Free press won’t be cowed by murders

January 11, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 10, 2015 Driving in snow takes extra care THUMBS DOWN: Thursday was a bad day for driving in Minnesota. more »»

Paying for roads

January 9, 2015 Everyone agrees that Minnesota is falling behind on road repairs and transportation needs. The question now is, where to get the money to pay for the road repairs and maintenance we need. Gov. more »»

War on terror comes to Paris

January 8, 2015 Three well-trained, well-armed gunmen charged into the office of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 people in a grim, methodical terrorist attack. more »»

Legislative agendas

January 7, 2015 The Minnesota Legislature just started its new session, a budget-setting session when the spending for the upcoming biennium is set. more »»

E-smokes not a good choice for the young

January 6, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»

Contracts conceal federal job growth

January 5, 2015 It is a hard fact for government administrators to swallow. If the nation is to control runaway federal spending, one good way is to reduce the number of government employees. more »»

Economy still needs boost

January 4, 2015 According to the latest round of numbers, business is booming in the United States. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

January 3, 2015 Baby New Year New Ulm welcomed its first baby of 2015 early Friday morning. Little Calah Schleusener was born to Rachel and Aaron Schleusener of New Ulm at Born at 1:58 a.m. on Jan. more »»

Cuba harboring killer

January 2, 2015 President Barack Obama’s initiative to open diplomatic relations with Cuba is not without its problems. more »»

Resolutions we’d like to see

December 31, 2014 With the new year just a few hours away, it’s time for people to make resolutions that will, if followed, make them better people and the world a better place in 2015. more »»

Hooked on spending

December 30, 2014 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Immigration enforcement claims questionable

December 29, 2014 Many Americans object to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy by pointing out it will encourage more people to cross our borders illegally. more »»

Standing up with Israel

December 28, 2014 It has been suggested President Barack Obama is focusing his last two years in office on creating a lasting legacy, one that will mark him as one of the nation’s more important chief executives. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

December 27, 2014 Service to Ag THUMBS UP: Ivan and Janine Enter have been selected by the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club to receive this year’s Service to Agriculture award. more »»

 
 
 

 

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