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Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
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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
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Kindergarten Round Up - Welcoming the Class of 2029
On behalf of the teachers and staff in each of our elementary schools who are already thinking about and planning for next fall, we invite members of the class of 2029 and their families to join us for Kindergarten Round Up on May 4, 5:00-6:30pm at Baxter, Garfield, Harrison, Lowell,...
April 25, 2016 - 9:05am
Guest Opinion: Input encouraged at public meetings on proposed pipeline projects
We encourage your participation in the Sandpiper Pipeline and Line 3 Replacement Projects’ series of public scoping meetings hosted by the State of Minnesota’s Department of Commerce. Beginning April 25 and continuing through May 11, the Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold...
April 25, 2016 - 9:03am
April 24, 2016
Guest Opinion: We can save lives
Kari Hunt of Marshall, Texas was going through a tough time. She was separating from her husband of 10 years. And she had three children under the age of 10 to take care of. On a winter day a few years back, Kari agreed to meet her then-husband in a Texas hotel in the neighborhood...
April 24, 2016 - 8:48pm
April 22, 2016
Guest Opinion: An Earth Day message
Today we will welcome Earth Day, a time to review our biblical obligation to care for the earth and its natural resources. Beginning with verse 26 in Genesis, humans are placed upon the earth, told to be fruitful and multiply, and to replenish the earth. Humans receive dominion over...
April 22, 2016 - 11:42am
April 18, 2016
Guest Opinion: Pipeline delay risks public safety
The Minnesota Department of Commerce recently reopened the public comment period and scheduled more public hearings involving the Sandpiper and Line 3 crude oil pipelines. The hearing in our area will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 11 at the East Lake Community center near McGregor. Go...
April 18, 2016 - 7:52pm