Weather Forecast


Vox Pop -May 3

Let’s start now

Oceans’ temperatures are rising, coral reefs are dying and glaciers are melting at a breathtaking pace...but one cool spring in Brainerd convinces climate change “denialists” that global warming is MIA. Conservative talk radio ranters may disagree, but real scientists are unanimous that climate change is real and is a real danger to our grandchildren’s future. Come on, folks, let’s use that amazing American spirit to fix this and let’s start now!

Keeping our reputation as a tourist trap

As I drove by the area gas stations on Friday which was the start of the weekend after Easter which is traditionally the cabin-opening weekend of the tourist season, I see the gas stations raised their price by 15 cents per gallon. How sad. I guess we must keep our reputation as a tourist trap. But remember, your friends and neighbors are trying to survive here also.

Willow is a race track

I’m calling in regard to the person who said that Willow Street was a race track. I’ve said this many, many times. I wouldn’t hold your breath on them doing anything. It took me two years in order to get speed limit signs put up. So hopefully maybe if enough people complain we might get something done about the speeding, I agree.

Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words. To phone in a comment, call (218) 855-5888 and leave a message. To e-mail a comment, write to Comments, which must meet the newspaper’s standards of fairness and good taste, may be edited for clarity, length and libel.

Comments on politics are not accepted in Vox Pop.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.