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Immigration attorneys describe surge in deportations under Trump
Smartphone app aims to connect hungry Minnesota kids with free meals
Brau family to be honored: Refurbished Willmar Senior High auditorium to be named for family of musicians
It's time to play! Willmar Destination Playground is officially open
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
Bigger and better: Midco mapping out ambitious live broadcasting schedule for the upcoming season
Unanswered questions remain in theft of Maris memorabilia from West Acres
Area Baseball: Pierz's Tautges named Class 2A Player of the Year
Girls Basketball: Pequot's Lane commits to UND
ATV groups seek more in Beltrami forest plan
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Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Why do squirrels strip tree bark?
Other Opinion: For Rodriguez, death is fitting
What's causing all the tree troubles?
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Lake and River Friendly Award winners recognized
PHOTO: Do you see me?
PHOTO: Two Tanning Turtles
Far northern portion of Paul Bunyan State Trail to close until early to mid-October
Volunteer: It’s a good year to become a water monitor
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Clergy View: Love, Live, Laugh
This Was Brainerd - June 23
Puttin' on The Mitts: Summer doesn't have to be hot
This Was Brainerd - June 22
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Lakes Jam Thursday and Friday
Stage North presents 'On Golden Pond'
Entertainment Briefs - June 22
Jake Owen to bring sunshine to Lakes Jam stage
'You're (not) Gonna (want to) Miss This' - Trace Adkins to perform at Lakes Jam
Her Voice Magazine
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Chuck and Lois Steinbauer
Corliss Nelson Smith
Happy 50th Mom & Dad!
Karen and Les Fundine
Agnes M. Doucette
Steven H. Gangl
Raymond Richard Rudolph
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Crow Wing Co. In-Custody
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June 21, 2017
Reader Opinion: In the beginning
From the book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 1, it reads: "In the beginning God created heaven and earth." This will undoubtedly bring out a huge outcry from the far left who over the last 60 years have in not very subtle ways been trying to destroy all belief in God in our country....
June 21, 2017 - 7:30am
May 20, 2017
Much Obliged: National Day of Prayer event was beautiful
The 2017 Brainerd Lakes Area National Day of Prayer was a beautiful event going before the throne of God in prayer. The theme of this year's event was: For Your Great Name's Sake! Hear us...Forgive us...Heal us! It was based on Daniel 9:19, "O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord,...
May 20, 2017 - 11:30am
May 12, 2017
Clergy View: God is at work
These past few days as I have enjoyed taking my two dogs outside in the morning and being greeted by the wonderful noise of the birds. The birds have been busy and loud! This is a great time of year. The birds are back, the grass is getting green, the trees are budding, the windows...
May 12, 2017 - 12:30pm
Reader Opinion: Blessed Mother's Day
Mothers are.... "Blessed are those that mourn (or worry that hard for her family!), for they shall be comforted. "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God....
May 12, 2017 - 8:30am
April 4, 2017
Reader Opinion: Celebrate God
The fool said in his heart, "There is no God." Psalm 14:1a. "For you (God) formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul (all souls, whether admitted or not!) knows...
April 4, 2017 - 9:00am
March 24, 2017
Clergy View: Live on the highest level
"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18 The Christian who wants to obey God will have enemies. When our Lord ministered on this earth, He had enemies. No matter where Paul and the other apostles went they had enemies opposing their...
March 24, 2017 - 4:30am
February 5, 2017
Reader Opinion: Day of rest
Things will really be peaceful Friday sundown to Saturday sundown if God decides to enforce Exodus 35:3 authorized KJV: "Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitation upon the Sabbath Day." That means no power plants, no vehicles, no furnaces, cookstoves, ships, airplanes, trains,...
February 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 3, 2017
Local leaders speak out against pause in travel
Several Brainerd area voices have spoken out publicly regarding President Trump's executive order, widely known as a travel ban, since it was enacted a week ago. The executive order stopped all refugees for 120 days, stopped Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocked entry for people...
February 3, 2017 - 8:48pm
Reader Opinion: Christian values?
I read with dismay the Jan. 25 letter "Grow Up." The letter writer says he voted for our current president because, "he isn't afraid to say the things we also say, even if those things are deemed racist, sexist, xenophobic or politically incorrect." If this kind of thinking is what...
February 3, 2017 - 8:54am
January 22, 2017
Reader Opinion: God bless Trump
"For the Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield." Psalm 5:12. My prayer for President Trump. "Psalm 7:9—Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. As...
January 22, 2017 - 7:27pm
January 13, 2017
Reader Opinion: Happy, blessed New Year
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or nakedness or danger or sword? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything...
January 13, 2017 - 10:14pm
December 30, 2016
Faith, Cuba and the violin
Jaime Jorge displays both the Cuban-American and Christian parts of identity with fervor. He plays the violin at concerts across America and...
December 30, 2016 - 5:27pm
December 22, 2016
Reader Opinion: Blessed Christmas
"Do not fear..." Luke 1:13&29 & 2:10. After these words, Zechariah doubted, Mary accepted and the shepherds believed. After Zechariah's son was born, he "praised the Lord, Jesus was born, Mary, "treasured these things" and seeing Jesus, the shepherds "glorified and praised God." I...
December 22, 2016 - 9:15am
December 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Sending prayers
Jesus Christ and Mohammed are over in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting over a barrel of oil. You'll have to address your prayers to God himself. Jerrold Turnquist Brainerd
December 20, 2016 - 4:47pm
November 30, 2016
Reader Opinion: After Thanksgiving
I didn't get this out in time for Thanksgiving but this should ring true any day of the year. I wanted to write something special for Thanksgiving but each year I have more difficulty being thankful. Sounds selfish for someone who wants for little. But those tangible things were never...
November 30, 2016 - 10:03pm