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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
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April 22, 2017
ISD 181: BHS to present 'Hello Dolly!'
As our education system increasingly puts an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math, we cannot forget the importance of art....
April 22, 2017 - 9:20am
April 13, 2017
Guest Opinion: Innovation fuels farmers forward in Minnesota
Across the nation, innovation is driving progress and everyday entrepreneurs are building the next generation of services we didn't even know...
April 13, 2017 - 7:30am
April 10, 2017
Sheriff's Corner: Prepare now for severe weather
With the onset of spring and the nice temperatures and weather we are enjoying, we have to think about and be prepared for severe weather that...
April 10, 2017 - 4:30am
April 8, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: District technology and innovation update
Brainerd Public Schools is proud of the investment it has made in partnership with CTC on our wireless infrastructure over the past several years....
April 8, 2017 - 9:55am
April 7, 2017
Guest Opinion: Minnesota families need reliable, affordable child care
As a parent of four young children, I know first-hand that child care is the biggest investment a family will make in the early years of a child's life. Reliable child care is critical for the success of strong families, empowers working parents and lays the foundation for our children's...
April 7, 2017 - 10:26am
April 1, 2017
Guest Opinion: Small manufacturers are essential to central Minnesota's economy
When most Minnesotans think about manufacturing, they likely visualize big companies like 3M or Polaris. These are great companies, to be sure,...
April 1, 2017 - 9:00am
March 25, 2017
Guest Opinion: Thanks to Minnesota farmers, we're making great progress on new buffer requirement
Clean water matters to Minnesota. No matter where we live or what we do, Minnesotans want our families and future generations to enjoy water that's fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. When Gov. Dayton proposed new buffer legislation two years ago, he recognized that we are at a watershed...
March 25, 2017 - 9:30am
March 23, 2017
Guest Opinion: Protecting firefighters' health
Greg Doeden joined the Moorhead Fire Department in 1983 because he wanted to help people. Thirty-four years later, he's still working—day...
March 23, 2017 - 9:30am
March 18, 2017
Guest Opinion: Dangerous Waters ...
As many of you know, before coming to the Minnesota House of Representatives I served as a manager on the Thirty Lakes Watershed District Board...
March 18, 2017 - 9:30am
March 13, 2017
Guest Column: Sunshine Week - Your right to know
Welcome to Sunshine Week, a national effort to promote openness in government. Sunshine Week is brought to you by the American Society of News...
March 13, 2017 - 7:08am
March 11, 2017
Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on school trust lands
Recently, questions have been raised in a letter to the editor by Ms. Flor about a bill in the Legislature dealing with school trust lands. That...
March 11, 2017 - 11:00am
March 9, 2017
Guest Opinion: Misrepresenting Dayton
In the Feb. 18 Dispatch, Rep. Josh Heintzeman alleges that Governor Dayton's recommendation of a "Buy-in" option to MinnesotaCare for low income Minnesotans is actually a "pivoting towards a single-payer system."
March 9, 2017 - 12:56am
March 7, 2017
Guest Opinion: Minnesota state parks and trails need a boost from users, taxpayers
The Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for Minnesota’s state parks and trails system during...
March 7, 2017 - 11:52am
March 4, 2017
Guest Opinion: Setting the record straight
I felt it imperative to respond to the recent letter to the editor penned by Ms. Gloria Flor. In short, the letter misstates the purpose of recent...
March 4, 2017 - 12:01am
March 2, 2017
Guest Opinion: Annual town meetings
Town hall meetings are being held around the country. They have been in the news regularly since before the presidential election. These meetings have focused on events at which politicians or public officials answer questions from members of the public. For Minnesota Townships, we...
March 2, 2017 - 11:26pm