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September 5, 2017
Other Opinion: Labor Day is not just a day to hang around the grill
The first Labor Day was celebrated in 1882 with a union-organized parade in New York City. The idea was taken up elsewhere, and just 12 years later President Grover Cleveland proclaimed it a federal holiday. It would have been nice to think this act heralded a new era of concord and...
September 5, 2017 - 10:30am
Reader Opinion: Upper class with no class
True to form, the Labor Day edition of the Brainerd Dispatch was really Business Week, including a week's worth of sections (seven sections) about business and not a single dedicated article about the lives of workers, or the history of workers in this nation.
September 5, 2017 - 7:30am
September 4, 2017
Occupations in demand in north-central Minnesota
Labor Day's focus on the American worker creates an opportunity to look at jobs in current demand and those expected to grow in the next decade....
September 4, 2017 - 8:00am
Union membership appears to be stabilizing in North Dakota, Minnesota
GRAND FORKS — Union membership has been on the decline for decades, but union leaders in North Dakota are optimistic about the future of...
September 4, 2017 - 6:26am
September 2, 2017
Biz Buzz: State fair, business notes and Progress all on tap for Labor Day
This last weekend for the state fair could include a stop with a Brainerd lakes area connection. The extended Helmer family, who have the Fried...
September 2, 2017 - 5:00am
August 29, 2017
Coming Labor Day: Accessible art
A Pillager area artist took a new approach to getting his paintings into the hands of customers. Find out how he dealt with the concept in the...
August 29, 2017 - 6:30am
September 16, 2016
Reader Opinion: It isn't easy
As a former small business owner, I found the contents of the Labor Day issue informative. It appears people that have been employed by government (taxpayers) entities and received their wages from taxpayer funds don't understand the difference between small businesses and corporations....
September 16, 2016 - 6:24pm
September 15, 2016
Reader Opinion: Labor Day?
Here in the Brainerd/Baxter area, Labor Day has somehow morphed into Business Day if you are to believe the huge multiple-sectioned edition of the Brainerd Dispatch that is produced each year on that date—all dealing with business. There are more sections to the paper than at...
September 15, 2016 - 10:03pm
September 5, 2016
How did Labor Day start?
Celebration of workers for Labor Day can trace its beginnings to the late 1880s. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union, the U.S. Department of Labor reports. The union repeated the...
September 5, 2016 - 6:59pm
Guest Opinion: Phony populism doesn't feed the family
WASHINGTON—You would have thought that Labor Day 2016 would bring us a serious conversation about lifting the incomes of American workers and expanding their opportunities for advancement. After all, we have spent the year talking incessantly about alienated blue-collar voters...
September 5, 2016 - 6:47pm
September 4, 2016
Americans - on Labor Day, rest awhile
The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could - however, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others enjoy working so much that they...
September 4, 2016 - 10:58am
September 3, 2016
Labor Day: Honoring hard work and dedication
My parents often emphasized the importance of developing a good work ethic. They made sure their six children enjoyed life but also understood...
September 3, 2016 - 9:03am
August 30, 2016
Lane closures on Highway 169 Wednesday and Thursday
Motorists on northbound Highway 169 just south of Onamia may encounter delays as the road is reduced to a single lane Wednesday and Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release. The closures will occur just north of the Highway 169/County Road 19/County...
August 30, 2016 - 9:23pm
September 8, 2015
Turtles on Labor Day Edition: Challenges and opportunities indeed!
Jan Bartle wrote us today, "Labor Day morning, as I went to get the paper, (I found) these little snapping turtles (that) were laboring to get...
September 8, 2015 - 2:56pm
September 6, 2015
Inside: Progress Edition
The annual Progress Edition for Labor Day inside today's paper offers a look at lakes area communities in trends and changes, growing established companies and fresh startups with the entrepreneurial spirit kindled and flourishing. From bees to gun holsters, manufacturers to mechanics,...
September 6, 2015 - 10:18pm