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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 »»

Trouble in the Secret Service

December 26, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigation... more »»

Listen for the bells

December 24, 2014 It has been a while since big retailers used cash registers that actually went “cha-CHING” when a sale was rung up, but the sound still symbolizes the pre-holiday retail season. more »»

Bush III?

December 23, 2014 Amid a horde of potential republican nominees for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the most-discussed last week when he revealed he is actively considering running. more »»

It takes two to negotiate

December 22, 2014 It is no wonder Israelis are so frustrated with the “international community” and, in particular, the United State. more »»

Spending on things we don’t need

December 21, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

December 20, 2014 Too close to home THUMBS DOWN: It’s odd that North Korea can lie about carrying on secret nuclear weapons programs, and test fire missiles capable of reaching the West Coast, but nobody gets too... more »»

Half-baked mandate

December 18, 2014 If you are a low-income woman planning to pay for all or part of your groceries with vouchers from the federal WIC program, feel free to load up the cart with any fruits and vegetables you like. more »»

 
 
 

 

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