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Crow Wing County Board: County administrator prefaces budget, levy presentation with warnings - Approves preliminary 7 percent tax levy increase
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Chamber announces business awards winners
Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings parent to buy Sonic for $2.3 billion
Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook shake-up
Grain companies seek extra storage as trade war continues
Balancing the variables of farming and ranching
Commentary: Stranded on I-94 with a load of cows
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Junior Hockey: North Stars skate past Willmar
High School Volleyball: Warriors finish off Sabres for 3-1 victory
Boys Soccer: Menghini, Warriors top the Storm
Girls Soccer: Brainerd bounces Sauk Rapids 5-1
Area Volleyball: Cards collect another win
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Baiting Up With Baby
DNR confirms Zebra mussels found in Big Pine Lake in Aitkin County
Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
'Fish Addictions TV' host adds touring walleye pro to his resume
Historic duck camp tradition lives on: Conservation easements will keep shoreline undeveloped to protect wild rice.
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
That's amore: Sarah's Pasta e Fagioli, a beloved Italian soup, is perfect for fall
Coming Wednesday: Substance abuse is addictive
Minnesota History Center's international partnership leads to app for people with dementia
Water is a health 'food' not to be overlooked
Filmmaker Ken Burns makes Mayo Clinic documentary
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This Was Brainerd
Lakes Jam announces more main stage artists
CLC Performing Arts rolls out 2018-19 season
Feeling proud from the top down: Project Naptural promotes embracing the beauty of black hair
Minnesota artists bringing back Yellowstone Trail markers
Back to the drawing board: Columnist Swift rediscovers love for art after career in writing
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September 15, 2018
Our Opinion: Reminders as the general election approaches
With the primary election now in the rearview mirror, the 2018 campaign season is starting down the homestretch toward the Nov. 6 general election....
September 15, 2018 - 7:30am
September 5, 2018
Zuckerberg: Protecting democracy is an arms race
When you build services that connect billions of people across countries and cultures, you're going to see all of the good that humanity can...
September 5, 2018 - 7:30am
September 3, 2018
Our Opinion: Celebrating Progress in the Brainerd area
Brainerd lakes area businesses have a lot to celebrate this Labor Day weekend. The economy is in a turnaround, new businesses are opening, unemployment is at historic low levels and jobs are there for those who seek them. It's a spectacular turnaround from the Great Recession of a...
September 3, 2018 - 5:30am
September 2, 2018
Our Opinion: Motorists - stay alert as kids go back to school
On Tuesday, kids across the Brainerd lakes area will be putting on their new school clothes, grabbing their lunches, hoisting their backpacks and heading out the door for their first day of school. There probably also will be words of encouragement and a few helpful reminders offered...
September 2, 2018 - 7:30am
August 16, 2018
Our Opinion: We are not the enemy
"The media is not the enemy of the American people." That's the core message in editorials from hundreds of newspapers Thursday, Aug. 16, across...
August 16, 2018 - 7:00am
August 6, 2018
Our Opinion: Shedding a light on sexual assault
Shock, sadness, embarrassment, outrage. Those four words come to mind after reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune's "Denied Justice" series, which kicked off July 22. A Star Tribune review of more than 1,000 sexual assault cases, filed around the state in a recent two-year period,...
August 6, 2018 - 12:30pm
July 30, 2018
Our Opinion: Traveling the Brainerd area? Do so with care
The road construction season in the Brainerd area is kicking into high gear. Really high gear, and the driving public's collective patiences are about to be tested. Reconstruction of South Sixth Street in Brainerd and Excelsior Road west of Highway 371 in Baxter are already underway....
July 30, 2018 - 8:32am
July 28, 2018
Our Opinion: Save the water tower - again
There is no more iconic landmark in Brainerd than the historic water tower at South Sixth and Washington streets. It's the symbol of Brainerd,...
July 28, 2018 - 9:00am
July 19, 2018
Our Opinion: Have fun but be safe while enjoying our lakes and rivers
Every winter, as the temperatures drop below freezing and ice begins to form on lakes, anglers and others who would venture out are warned to be wary of thin ice. In fact, the Minnesota DNR and law enforcement agencies consistently hammer home the idea that no ice is 100 percent safe....
July 19, 2018 - 7:30am
July 4, 2018
Our Opinion: Celebrate America
The Fourth of July marks the day, 242 years ago, that our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence; the day we as a nation rejected the authority of the British crown and set our course toward a free, self-ruled nation. We hope residents will celebrate that fact either...
July 4, 2018 - 12:08pm
June 24, 2018
Other Opinion: Trump's humanitarian crisis
Imagine what it would be like to have your son or daughter yanked from your arms. To have no idea where they have been taken. Or how they are faring. To have to face the possibility even of never seeing your child again. Those are things too awful to contemplate. But today in the...
June 24, 2018 - 6:35pm
June 17, 2018
Other Opinion: Making sure opioids get lost in the mail
Like all drug scourges, the fentanyl epidemic that claims so many lives on a daily basis is a matter of supply and demand. The demand, alas, is made in America. The supply, by contrast, is overwhelmingly imported, with a key source being China, where a poorly regulated cottage industry...
June 17, 2018 - 9:21pm
June 11, 2018
A wake-up call for new approaches to suicide prevention
This editorial appeared in Monday's, June 11, Washington Post. Days after the suicide of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade, chef and world-traveling TV storyteller Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in France, another apparent suicide. Spade was 55, Bourdain was 61,...
June 11, 2018 - 7:49am
May 19, 2018
Other Opinion: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
The heartlessness is a bit hard to fathom. Legislative leaders in St. Paul this session listened to tragic tales from fellow Minnesotans, had a bill before them to prevent more tragedy, and then did nothing.
May 19, 2018 - 5:30am
May 18, 2018
Our Opinion: Now is the time for state tax reform
Only a few days remain in this year's session of the Minnesota Legislature, and so far it appears lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton remain far apart on several issues. Perhaps the most important issue is the passage of a tax bill. Without its passage, there could be a lot of confusion...
May 18, 2018 - 9:52am