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High School Athletics: S-M's VanOverbeke receives MSHSL honor
Area Male Athlete: W-DC's Ross already in midseason form
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Snowy owls head south
Resort workers keep Lake of the Woods winter fishing industry running smoothly
Tullibees continue to decline in Green Lake
‘That evening hunt — that was worth the whole trip’
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
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These men thought they adopted a mini piglet until she became Esther the Wonder Pig, darling of the internet
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December 16, 2017
Our Opinion: Stay safe on the ice
We're sure many ice anglers are tired of hearing the warning that there is no such thing as completely safe ice. But that admonishment has been tragically proven true this past month. On Monday an Ironton man died after his snowmobile went through the ice on Serpent Lake in Crosby....
December 16, 2017 - 8:30am
December 9, 2017
Our Opinion: A matter of choice
One of the more profound, if not subtly confounding, freedoms we enjoy as Americans is the freedom of choice. What we get to choose, when it comes to our personal lives, is almost unlimited—what we wear, what we eat, where to worship, who to associate with, which ideologies...
December 9, 2017 - 9:30am
December 4, 2017
Other Opinion: Sunday sales still makes sense
Legalizing liquor sales on Sundays in Minnesota isn't exactly lighting up cash registers at bottle shops around Duluth, as a report in Sunday's News Tribune made clear. "It's just kind of a wash," the owner of Woodland Liquors said. Nonetheless, legalization remains the right move...
December 4, 2017 - 7:30am
December 2, 2017
Our Opinion: Crow Wing County is right to be proactive on mental health
We applaud Crow Wing County Administrator Tim Houle for his recent emphatic call to action on a plan to reduce the number of mentally ill people housed in the Crow Wing County Jail. As Houle noted at a Nov. 21 county board meeting, often these inmates are at the jail simply because...
December 2, 2017 - 6:30am
November 18, 2017
Our Opinion: A step in the right direction
As the Brainerd School District begins finalization of a facilities improvement plan to present to voters in a referendum this coming spring, it's encouraging to see that district officials are listening to the neighborhoods they serve. On Monday the Brainerd School Board voted 5-1...
November 18, 2017 - 9:30am
November 17, 2017
Our Opinion: Good luck at state Warriors, Patriots and Pioneers
It would seem a rare feat to have three area teams playing in the semifinals of the state high school football tournament during the same season. But that's what we have—and all playing on the same day no less—with the Brainerd Warriors, Pequot Lakes Patriots and Pierz...
November 17, 2017 - 10:30am
September 30, 2017
Our Opinion: Flat tax levy a cause for concern
For the past eight years, certain Crow Wing County Board members have held up their flat tax levy decisions as a success story. In reality, it has been a dangerous exercise in governing, nothing more than a political prop to wave around at constituents while potentially mortgaging...
September 30, 2017 - 7:30am
September 23, 2017
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
Agriculturalists have only a few areas of universal agreement. We all like cooperative weather. We all dislike food waste. We all believe that nothing is more important than farm safety. The short list also includes, or should include, strong support for public-sector funding of...
September 23, 2017 - 8:08am
September 10, 2017
Weed presents a dangerous foe, must-win battle
Weeds have been a problem since crops were first cultivated. Farmers, on the front lines of the age-old battle, know all too well that weeds...
September 10, 2017 - 6:44pm
September 4, 2017
Our Opinion: Future looks bright for downtown Brainerd
Perception—unfortunately and unfairly—often trumps reality. That's why it's exciting to see people finally looking at downtown Brainerd...
September 4, 2017 - 10:30am
Our Opinion: Still time to see the Crow Wing County Fair
Thursday's cold temperatures and rain might have put a little damper on things, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy the Crow Wing County Fair this year. Specific upcoming events include Teen Day on Friday, along with the 4-H livestock awards program at 6 p.m. On Saturday it's...
August 4, 2017 - 10:54am
July 26, 2017
Our Opinion: Taking a bite out of the drug trade
Addressing the Crow Wing County Board June 13 about drug trends, Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl offered a startling perspective. "I can tell you that it's (meth use) higher than I've ever seen in my 30 years," Dahl told the board of commissioners. "Once we get a handle on it,...
July 26, 2017 - 10:30am
July 22, 2017
Our Opinion: State taking too much tax from charitable gambling
"Charitable Gaming in Minnesota is dead at 72." That was the headline of an emailed "obituary" sent out Wednesday by Allied Charities Minnesota, the association that represents charitable gambling in the state. The email explained why it made such a statement: "Details are not yet...
July 22, 2017 - 7:30am
July 2, 2017
Our Opinion: Destination Downtown challenge another positive step for Brainerd
Downtown Brainerd appears poised to turn a corner as a destination spot once again. New restaurants have opened or are planning to open, new businesses are renovating and looking to locate there and organizations are looking at the city core for office space. It certainly seems downtown...
July 2, 2017 - 7:30am
May 26, 2017
Our Opinion: Time for cooler heads in yearbook issue
Sometimes we forget that words carry weight, and that weight can have a tremendous impact. Those of us in the news media know that well. The Brainerd High School Brainonian yearbook staff now knows it, too. Last week, when it was first reported that a student was quoted in this year's...
May 26, 2017 - 9:30am