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Freddie Gray case botched

July 29, 2016 On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Md., police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. more »»

Donald and Vlad?

July 28, 2016 Donald Trump is now officially the presidential candidate representing the Republican Party. It is time he starts acting like it. more »»

Politics can be a dirty business

July 27, 2016 “Sure, politics ain’t beanbag” is a truism first uttered in 1895 by Mr. Dooley, a fictional Chicago barkeeper created by writer Finley Peter Dunne. more »»

Parties down

July 26, 2016 With one political convention down and one currently under way, it's really getting difficult to tell which of the two major parties is the stronger, and that's bad news for Democrats, considering a... more »»

Keeping commitments?

July 25, 2016 President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 23, 2016 Looking ahead THUMBS UP: The New Ulm City Council made a decision this week that will be difficult for historic preservationists to bear, but had to be made for the betterment of the city. more »»

IS isn’t alone on terror list

July 22, 2016 The Islamic State is the politically incorrect terrorist organization of the year. more »»

Rise in police deaths is disturbing

July 21, 2016 Another cop was murdered Tuesday. He was Capt. Robert Melton of Kansas City, Kan., gunned down as he was approaching suspects in a drive-by shooting. more »»

Take care in heat, but it could be worse

July 20, 2016 We urge people to take care of themselves in the heat wave that is expected this week. more »»

Senseless violence changes nothing

July 19, 2016 Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. more »»

Wendell Anderson

July 18, 2016 As governor of Minnesota from 1970 to 1976, Wendell?Anderson led the reform of the state’s school financing system and overhauled many programs to make the state more responsive to the needs of the... more »»

Battling terrorists

July 17, 2016 How is it that a few small terrorist groups with relatively limited resources have been able to kill so many people in so many different places? We know the answer to that, but it raises another... more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

July 16, 2016 Have a (Bavarian) blast this weekend This is the big weekend for Bavarian Blast in New Ulm. more »»

Government can’t have it both ways on secrecy

July 15, 2016 Secrecy over technology is unacceptable when the prosecutors need evidence, government lawyers argued in the Apple cellphone situation a few months ago. more »»

Money to continue the good work

July 14, 2016 We’ve heard a lot in the past week about some things that police do wrong. But more often than not they do right by people, especially victims of crim. more »»

Are we asking police to do too much?

July 13, 2016 “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. “Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve,” he explaine. more »»

Time to raise a fuss

July 12, 2016 As Eddie Cochran so famously sang in his rock classic Summertime Blues, “I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler. more »»

Vicious circle of racism and violence

July 11, 2016 In the past week we have seen the vicious circle of violence leading to more violence, racism leading to more racism and both feeding off the other. more »»

An encouraging trend for abortion

July 10, 2016 An abortion is a failure. We mean this is the broadest sense, without suggesting that women should lose their reproductive rights or dominion over their bodie. more »»

How do we stop this?

July 9, 2016 It has been an appalling week for race relations in the United States. more »»



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