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July 25, 2016
Guest Opinion: Can hope trump fear in Philadelphia?
After a raucous Republican convention nominated the very conservative Barry Goldwater in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson's campaign ran an advertisement quoting William Scranton, Pennsylvania's moderate governor, describing "Goldwaterism" as a "crazy-quilt collection of absurd and...
July 25, 2016 - 10:52pm
July 3, 2016
Guest Opinion: What does the Fourth of July really mean to us today?
I ask myself this question every year at this time and every year it changes because every year our country changes. I go back a long ways in this country's history. Back to before the start of World War II, in fact. Back far enough to remember the pride that was instilled in this...
July 3, 2016 - 9:46pm
July 1, 2016
Guest Opinion: Giving thanks to patriots this Independence Day
All across our state, Minnesotans are gathering with family and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be picnics, parades, and, of course, lots of fireworks. It's good fun, and it's for a great reason—to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence...
July 1, 2016 - 6:39pm
June 27, 2016
Guest Opinion: The truth about Orlando
On June 12, an American-born Islamic terrorist committed the worst terror attack in the United States since 9/11, gunning down 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando. In the wake of this tragedy focus has been on gun control. This is incredibly disturbing. As a leader in our community,...
June 27, 2016 - 7:42pm
June 17, 2016
Guest Opinion: They were God's children
"A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." — Jeremiah 31:15 and Matthew 2:18 (NIV) They were children. Someone's children. God's children. However else we may remember the victims...
June 17, 2016 - 9:25pm
May 29, 2016
Guest Opinion: Let us not forget this Memorial Day
Of all of the holidays our country celebrates, none has more meaning for me than Memorial Day. That's because, except for the obvious being its meaning to honor our war dead and those who survived, it's also the start of another summer season. Here in the Midwest we tend to bookend...
May 29, 2016 - 10:30pm
May 27, 2016
Guest Opinion: Honoring our fallen heroes, respecting our veterans
Every year on Memorial Day, we remember those we have lost while they served in our military. It is a time to reflect on how we honor these fallen heroes and how we treat those who have followed, our brave veterans, with the dignity and respect they have earned.
May 27, 2016 - 8:12pm
Guest Opinion: The good and the bad of the legislative session
The 2016 legislative session came to a close Sunday as the House adjourned for the final time just before midnight. While there is no doubt that the failure to pass a bonding bill in the final moments of session is extremely disappointing, I am proud of our accomplishments over the...
May 27, 2016 - 8:11pm
May 22, 2016
Guest Opinion: Legislating climate
President Obama's Clean Power Plan is a regulation advanced by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act. Its objective is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants 32 percent below their 2005 levels by the year 2030. The rule works by requiring states...
May 22, 2016 - 10:26pm
May 20, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: The Comprehensive Facilities Planning process
Brainerd area residents will have an important and exciting opportunity to learn more about the facilities of Brainerd Public Schools at a community forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria at Riverside Elementary School. We encourage you to attend this meeting to become informed...
May 20, 2016 - 11:24pm
May 13, 2016
Guest Opinion: Work has begun on supplemental budget bills
Work began this week to negotiate major differences in supplemental budget bills passed by the House and Senate. As for the House, our supplemental budget legislation was passed in three separate bills without the inclusion of any "new" spending. Instead, we reprioritize already existing...
May 13, 2016 - 7:17pm
May 11, 2016
Guest Opinion: A health care conversation
In a March Dispatch guest opinion, Rep. Josh Heintzeman noted three "big issues" as his priorities for this year's legislative session. One of these was health care, noting, "The problems facing MNsure have been well-documented as thousands of Minnesotans have seen their premiums...
May 11, 2016 - 11:41pm
May 6, 2016
Guest Opinion: My 'joke'
I knew cyberbullying existed but had never experienced it until this week. I was the subject of two attacks. One for signing a Proclamation for...
May 6, 2016 - 8:43pm
April 29, 2016
Guest Opinion: Minnesota's roads and bridges need to be addressed
There is less than a month remaining in the 2016 legislative session as lawmakers have been working hard to address the issues facing Minnesota. An area that both Democrats and Republicans agree needs to be addressed this year is a solution that repairs Minnesota's roads and bridges....
April 29, 2016 - 11:02pm
April 25, 2016
Guest Opinion: Failure is not an option
My father, Bruce Dayton, taught me that good stewardship is one of our most important responsibilities—to take what we have been given, or have acquired, and leave it in better condition for those who will inherit it from us. As Minnesotans who have inherited this incredible...
April 25, 2016 - 7:06pm