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New posthumous Prince albums to include unreleased music
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October 22, 2016
Our Opinion: Jane Peterson milestone highlights a remarkable career
Jane Peterson doesn't remember her first victory as Central Lakes College volleyball coach, but she does remember her first loss as the Raiders' new coach in the fall of 1991. In that memorable match, CLC won the first two sets and were leading in the third set when Hibbing rallied...
October 22, 2016 - 6:11pm
Our Opinion: Jane Peterson milestone highlights a remarkable career
Jane Peterson doesn’t remember her first victory as Central Lakes College volleyball coach, but she does remember her first loss as the Raiders’ new coach in the fall of 1991. In that memorable match, CLC won the first two sets and were leading in the third set when Hibbing rallied...
October 22, 2016 - 12:52pm
October 7, 2016
Our Opinion: 2016 National Newspaper Week
As we celebrate the 76th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, we are reminded of the important role that newspapers continue to play in our lives. This annual observance celebrates and emphasizes the impact of newspapers to big and small communities across the nation. The daily...
October 7, 2016 - 11:02pm
October 3, 2016
Our Opinion: Even the best plans come at a cost
Brainerd's Walkable Bikeable Committee is to be commended for coming up with a plan to improve access throughout the city for pedestrians and bicyclists. For about a year the committee has been working on a draft plan toward that end, one that ranges from painting crosswalks and "sharrow"...
October 3, 2016 - 10:35am
September 30, 2016
Our Opinion: Get to know your local candidates
Early voting has started and the general election is less than 40 days away. And while national campaigns have garnered the headlines, we'd urge everyone to get to know their local candidates at two forums coming in the next couple of weeks. On Tuesday, Brainerd and Baxter residents...
September 30, 2016 - 5:53pm
September 23, 2016
Our Opinion: Drop the annexation battle
For years, the city of Brainerd has been discussing with the city of Baxter the possibility of annexing the property on which the Brainerd Public Utilities campus rests. The Brainerd Public Utilities facilities on Highland Scenic Drive have had a Baxter address for more than 30 years....
September 23, 2016 - 5:14pm
September 16, 2016
Our Opinion: Open presidential debates to other candidates
As it stands, it's a two-horse race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States.
September 16, 2016 - 6:41pm
September 2, 2016
Our Opinion: State must address mental health
The state of Minnesota faces a mental health care crisis of its own making and needs to act. About decade ago, the state closed its mental health hospitals, such as Brainerd Regional Human Services Center, to develop a more community-based approach to the care and treatment of the...
September 2, 2016 - 9:01pm
August 26, 2016
Our Opinion: New direction needed on Mille Lacs
Talk about dock flopping. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced walleye fishing would be closed on Mille Lacs Lake after Labor Day. The decision came just two weeks after Gov. Mark Dayton said walleye fishing on the lake would remain open despite anglers...
August 26, 2016 - 7:41pm
August 5, 2016
Our Opinion: Experience the Lakes Area Music Festival
Hearing world-class musicians and singers, or seeing a performance of Shakespeare, may create visions of a trip to a metropolitan city and a hefty entrance fee. The classical music might be something many only see on a television screen. Beautiful but distant. Interesting but unaffordable....
August 5, 2016 - 8:50pm
July 15, 2016
Our Opinion: Brainerd a ghetto? Get real
It was disappointing, to say the least, to see Mark Ronnei refer to Brainerd as a ghetto in comments made Monday before the Brainerd School Board. Ronnei, a member of the school district's long-range comprehensive facilities planning committee, told the board four of the district's...
July 15, 2016 - 10:35pm
July 1, 2016
Our Opinion: Celebrate the Fourth of July
The Fourth of July weekend is upon us, bringing a host of festivities and activities for friends and families to participate in together. The Brainerd lakes area is a popular destination during the weekend, and for good reason. Communities throughout the area hold myriad parades,...
July 1, 2016 - 6:38pm
May 27, 2016
Our Opinion: One way or another, fund the fair
It's a bit like Groundhog Day. The Crow Wing County Fair Board seeks a license to sell beer at the annual Crow Wing County Fair, only to be denied. In years past it was the Oak Lawn Township board shooting down the proposal. The past two years, however, it's been the Crow Wing County...
May 27, 2016 - 8:10pm
May 26, 2016
Our Opinion: A failure to legislate
While Gov. Mark Dayton considers calling the Legislature for a special session, we still are at a loss as to how our elected state senators and representatives failed in their jobs this session. And there is no other description that fits—it was a failure on all sides. There...
May 26, 2016 - 10:28pm
May 13, 2016
Our Opinion: Bonding for Cuyuna trails is a good area investment
May 23 is approaching fast. That's the date that the Minnesota Legislature is set to adjourn, presumably with its work for the session completed. It's looking more and more like that won't be happening. Numerous important issues still need to be resolved, including a bonding bill...
May 13, 2016 - 7:24pm