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Minnesota teacher's lawsuit over high school assault dismissed
Minnesota man found guilty in attempt to kill his ex-wife at work
Minnesota lawmakers try to wrap up state budget with a couple major bills finalized
Minnesota project could help small farmers connect with rural grocery stores
Area Track and Field: Pequot sweeps subsection
Late game 'fatigue' causing Lynx coach some worries
Area Softball: Pierz wins 2 to advance
High School Softball: 6th-seeded Tech ends Warriors' season
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Mille Lacs Lake bass population TBD
Outdoor Notes - May 21
Conservation Officer Report: Officer's request - Don't pick up fawns
What's Up Outdoors: Successful opener on Mille Lacs
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area: More jumps, safer riding part of expansion coming to trails
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
This Was Brainerd - May 25
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Performing Arts - May 25
Artist captures a sense of place through small collages at Bay Lake area gallery
'The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel' to set CLC stage
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Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
May 4, 2017
Our Opinion: Drop the business property tax inflator
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature are headed toward this session's finish line with a lot of work left to do and, so far, not a lot of agreement on how to do it. One of those areas is tax relief. While Dayton, the House and the Senate all have differing ideas on how taxes might...
May 4, 2017 - 9:54am
April 2, 2017
Business leaders launch 'Why Minnesota is Great' website
The Coalition for a Secure Energy Future, in partnership with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, announced the launch of the 'Why Minnesota is Great' website. The business groups plan to use the website to highlight some of the policies and attributes that make Minnesota a great...
April 2, 2017 - 5:00am
September 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: We need a special session
For months, we watched as Governor Dayton and legislative leaders tried to negotiate a special session to finish their important work. This included passing bipartisan tax and bonding bills supported by legislators in the Brainerd lakes area. The recent move to fund Southwest Light...
September 23, 2016 - 5:10pm
April 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: Pipeline hearings
I attended the Minnesota Department of Commerce Sandpiper/Line 3 pipeline corridor EIS scoping hearing in Little Falls. It is interesting to note that the single commentator in support of Enbridge's proposed route through our lakes area was Mike Franklin of the Minnesota Ag Energy...
April 29, 2016 - 11:04pm
Commentary: Private-sector Rx for workforce woes
Our state's workforce shortage—anticipated for years based on demographics and now accelerating due to our stronger economy—has arrived in every community and in every industry. Employers of all sizes and types are challenged to find qualified talent. Lack of housing...
November 29, 2015 - 9:26pm
October 23, 2015
Minnesota employers upbeat about current economy
Minnesota employers are pleased with the performance of today's economy, but they warn that the state's high costs of doing business — if left uncurbed — could slow additional growth. These are among the findings of the 12th annual Business Barometer co-sponsored by the...
October 23, 2015 - 9:56pm
July 3, 2015
U.S. Chamber vice president to lead Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has selected Douglas B. Loon as its new president. Loon, currently a vice president...
July 3, 2015 - 10:01pm
May 28, 2015
Reader Opinion: Education has bipartisan support
Governor Dayton, in his veto message on the education bill, stated that "some Republicans hate public schools." No Republican, or Democrat for that matter, hates public schools. On the contrary, legislators are the public schools' strongest advocates, including Reps. Josh Heinzteman...
May 28, 2015 - 10:13pm
February 25, 2015
Guest Opinion: Transportation debate must be centered on solid numbers
Minnesota legislators have been asked by Gov. Dayton and various groups to support significant increases in the dedicated taxes used to fund our state's transportation system. We understand the need to invest in a safe, reliable, efficient and multimodal transportation system in...
February 25, 2015 - 8:57pm
October 23, 2014
Environmental permitting session canceled
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce informed the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce that the environmental planning meeting scheduled for today has been canceled. The meeting was to have been conducted at Stern Companies Inc. in Brainerd.
October 23, 2014 - 12:01am
August 22, 2014
Paxton elected to state chamber board
Lisa Paxton was recently elected to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. A resident of the Brainerd area, she is president of...
August 22, 2014 - 10:32pm
July 30, 2014
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce names interim president
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce board of directors has named Bill Blazar interim president, according to a statement released Wednesday. Blazar will hold the position previously held by David Olson, the chamber's president for more than two decades who died this month...
July 30, 2014 - 8:15pm