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    Oppressing patriots

    Over the past month or so, I’ve watched on TV as Putin’s heavily armed forces marched into Ukraine to disrupt and oppress patriots clamoring for democracy. A couple weeks ago, I watched this same scenario unfold here in America as Obama’s heavily armed fo ...

    Different strokes

    Our strokes may be different, but we’re all paddling down the same stream. Jerrold C. Turnquist Brainerd   ...

    A spring spectacular

    A crowd flinging off the remains of cabin fever gathered to hear the Legacy Chorale give its spring concert presenting 100 years of Broadway music on Sunday, April 27. People actually wanted to get up and dance in the aisles during parts of the concert. I ...

    Observation on Congress

    I just read this lately in a book by Steve Martini and it sounds right to me. It says most people of sound judgment have long since concluded that any time mouths move among members of Congress, they are either eating or lying and sometimes both simultane ...

    Court decision expected

    The recent Supreme Court decision was to be expected. The majority was five old white men and an old black man who is embarrassed by and tries to deny that he received any benefits from Affirmative Action. The make-up of the court and the make-up of the R ...

    Outrageous overcharge

    In September, I went for a stress test at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. My breathing is poor because of previous lung cancer so my performance was poor. The nurse gave me a nitro pill. She walked three paces to a cabinet, got th ...

    Constructive reason

    In response to “Moral Health Diagnostics” I understand your desire to balance the negative coverage on Obamacare (ACA), but your column falls under the heading of narrow ideological political propaganda rather than broadly constructive reasoned analysis. ...

    Global warming

    The United Nations group on environmental studies has become a joke! They kept adjusting their temperature projections as “real world” measurements become available. I hope Dr. Abraham isn’t using their temperature projections. Here are some facts:  The N ...

    Salivating over surplus

    Wow, a $1.1 billion surplus – “let’s spend it.” Democrat legislators can’t wait. Forget that they “buried” $90 million in a new Senate building — with a reflecting pool in their last session. Why not use the new-found money to pay for that? They passed ne ...

    Wants summer back

    To those of us who live in Brainerd, are we Brainerdians or Brainordians, or simply idiots for living in these subzero temperatures? 0hhh, what a wonderful world we live in. I want summer back. Sue Sterling Brainerd ...

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