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Business Notes - April 30
Spotless for spring: 8 areas to deep clean for a sparkling home
Lake Superior's 'frightful blow'
Micronet announces name change to GrowthZone
First listening session on ISD181 school plan is Monday
A look at the 11 players the Vikings selected in the 2017 draft
Penguins clobber Capitals to take 2-0 series lead
Larson capitalizes late to take ToyotaCare 250
Pageau's 4th goal lifts Senators in 2nd OT
Santana's tenure with the Twins may be in jeopardy
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Reader Opinion: Why are gas prices so high
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Reader Opinion: Hospice volunteer work appreciated
Reader Opinion: CHIPS is broken
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
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Conservation Officer Report: Suckers seized when fish speared out of season
Walleyedan: Yelping at snowbirds with mom
Outdoor Notes - April 30
Conservation Officer Report: Inspect gear before hitting water
Walleyedan: Hits and misses of spring turkey season
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Pets of the week
This Was Brainerd - April 30
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Minnesota offers filmmakers varied landscapes and cultural activity
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
The Road Less Traveled: Celtic-American Band Switchback to perform at CLC
Performing Arts - April 27
Her Voice Magazine
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April 17, 2017
Reader Opinion: Democracy
As long as we continue to have rule by the economic elite—the 1 percent—we will not have a functioning democracy in this nation. The evidence is overwhelming. The amazing income inequality is proof, as are any number of other measures. Remember that the Dow Jones and other...
April 17, 2017 - 9:10am
March 31, 2017
Reader Opinion: Finding a voice
Finding an authentic voice is a milestone of becoming an adult. It is when we begin to speak for ourselves as part of the human tradition. It is a voice to be heard and valued. It is no longer a voice that repeats what others have said. It is unique—not the voice of parents,...
March 31, 2017 - 9:30am
March 17, 2017
Township election results
Many area townships had elections Tuesday. Listed below are the results of all the township elections in Crow Wing and Cass counties whose clerks responded to requests to provide the results. Bay Lake Township Supervisor: three-year term—Jon Steblay 20 votes. Treasurer: two-year...
March 17, 2017 - 5:15am
March 13, 2017
Township elections Tuesday
Many area townships will have elections Tuesday. Below are a list of all the townships in Crow Wing and Cass counties with elections, including times and locations. Bay Lake Township—4-8 p.m. Town Hall—13861 County Road 10, west side of County Road 10, 1.5 mile north of...
March 13, 2017 - 10:23pm
November 3, 2016
Reader Opinion: Vote positive
There is an upside to electing our leadership by citizen voting, it is participation in democracy. Some people may feel that we don't have a great choice among candidates, but we have much more than do the people of many nation-states.
November 3, 2016 - 9:15am
October 26, 2016
Reader Opinion: Grassroots democracy
Like many of you I couldn't survive this campaign season without the TV remote's mute button. This is worst I've seen. I watched debates to see where the candidates stood on issues. Gave up. Researched proposed legislation and emailed the candidates for their position. No luck. ...
October 26, 2016 - 10:06pm
October 25, 2016
OPINION COLUMN: Living - and dying - in America
We are fortunate to live and die in America. Billions of people have died from starvation in third world countries. Millions have died in war torn places and never knew a moment of real peace during their lives. So many live and die in harsh nations where daily life is mere survival....
October 25, 2016 - 9:45am
October 20, 2016
Africans say - Trump's rigged election comments a "gift to dictators"
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 20 (Reuters) - If Donald Trump is interested in rigged elections, Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti says he could teach him a thing or two. Biti was arrested for treason and detained for a month after daring to suggest his party had defeated President Robert...
October 20, 2016 - 11:36am
Trump says he may not accept election result, in challenge to U.S. democracy
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday would not commit to accepting the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential...
October 20, 2016 - 9:50am
September 22, 2016
Reader Opinion: Inherited wealth
Accumulating wealth has, unfortunately, become the focus of this nation in the last several decades. During that time there has been a slow shift from the concerns of a healthy democracy for the welfare of the entire nation of citizens, to a market driven morality, defining priorities...
September 22, 2016 - 9:39pm
September 7, 2016
U.S. warns Russia against interfering with Western politics
OXFORD, England, Sept 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday warned Russia against interfering with Western "democratic processes" and accused Moscow of aggressive behavior aimed at eroding the international order. He did not elaborate on what Russia might be...
September 7, 2016 - 10:57am
September 6, 2016
President Obama defends Kaepernick's right to protest even if message obscured
HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was exercising his constitutional right by refusing to stand for the national anthem, although he added that the nature of the protest could make it hard for some to hear his...
September 6, 2016 - 8:29am
July 18, 2016
Reader Opinion: Governance and economics
I generally do not respond to other letters, but recently I was inaccurately labeled so I felt I should. The inaccuracy comes from a basic misunderstanding of the difference between economic systems and systems of governance. The three economic systems we have been familiar with are:...
July 18, 2016 - 8:31pm
May 26, 2016
Reader Opinion: Memorial Day
Memorial Day is one of those special days for this nation and, like many of our national holidays, it is focused on the celebration of democracy. The focus is on those who served in the military throughout our history, and especially about those who gave their lives to help preserve...
May 26, 2016 - 10:26pm
April 18, 2016
Reader Opinion: A will and a way
We all know the old saying, "Where there's a will, there's a way." Once there is enough will to do something, the way will become apparent. We also know that when there is no will there is no way.
April 18, 2016 - 7:51pm