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February 17, 2018
Our Opinion: Keep the momentum going for downtown Brainerd
It's unfortunate that Brainerd did not make it to the final five cities in the $500,000 Small Business Revolution contest. That news early Tuesday morning was a disappointment for sure, but the months-long process of that contest also reaffirmed the enthusiasm that exists—an...
February 17, 2018 - 7:30am
February 11, 2018
Our Opinion: Crow Wing looking in the right direction to save Pequot fire tower
Far too often we take for granted the wonderful history we have right here in Crow Wing County. That's why we appreciate Crow Wing County's—and specifically Commissioner Paul Thiede's— efforts to save for future generations the Pequot Lakes fire tower. When the tower closed...
February 11, 2018 - 7:30am
January 20, 2018
Our Opinion: Parent interference with coaching needs to stop
You don't often hear the bluntness Brainerd Warriors head basketball coach Scott Stanfield used to describe the hostility he has experienced from some parents. "I go from being a cop to this, and it's one stressful job to another and it's time for a break," Stanfield, a former Brainerd...
January 20, 2018 - 8:30am
December 16, 2017
Our Opinion: Stay safe on the ice
We're sure many ice anglers are tired of hearing the warning that there is no such thing as completely safe ice. But that admonishment has been tragically proven true this past month. On Monday an Ironton man died after his snowmobile went through the ice on Serpent Lake in Crosby....
December 16, 2017 - 8:30am
December 9, 2017
Our Opinion: A matter of choice
One of the more profound, if not subtly confounding, freedoms we enjoy as Americans is the freedom of choice. What we get to choose, when it comes to our personal lives, is almost unlimited—what we wear, what we eat, where to worship, who to associate with, which ideologies...
December 9, 2017 - 9:30am
September 30, 2017
Our Opinion: Flat tax levy a cause for concern
For the past eight years, certain Crow Wing County Board members have held up their flat tax levy decisions as a success story. In reality, it has been a dangerous exercise in governing, nothing more than a political prop to wave around at constituents while potentially mortgaging...
September 30, 2017 - 7:30am
September 4, 2017
Our Opinion: Future looks bright for downtown Brainerd
Perception—unfortunately and unfairly—often trumps reality. That's why it's exciting to see people finally looking at downtown Brainerd...
September 4, 2017 - 10:30am
Our Opinion: Still time to see the Crow Wing County Fair
Thursday's cold temperatures and rain might have put a little damper on things, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy the Crow Wing County Fair this year. Specific upcoming events include Teen Day on Friday, along with the 4-H livestock awards program at 6 p.m. On Saturday it's...
August 4, 2017 - 10:54am
July 26, 2017
Our Opinion: Taking a bite out of the drug trade
Addressing the Crow Wing County Board June 13 about drug trends, Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl offered a startling perspective. "I can tell you that it's (meth use) higher than I've ever seen in my 30 years," Dahl told the board of commissioners. "Once we get a handle on it,...
July 26, 2017 - 10:30am
July 22, 2017
Our Opinion: State taking too much tax from charitable gambling
"Charitable Gaming in Minnesota is dead at 72." That was the headline of an emailed "obituary" sent out Wednesday by Allied Charities Minnesota, the association that represents charitable gambling in the state. The email explained why it made such a statement: "Details are not yet...
July 22, 2017 - 7:30am
July 2, 2017
Our Opinion: Destination Downtown challenge another positive step for Brainerd
Downtown Brainerd appears poised to turn a corner as a destination spot once again. New restaurants have opened or are planning to open, new businesses are renovating and looking to locate there and organizations are looking at the city core for office space. It certainly seems downtown...
July 2, 2017 - 7:30am
May 26, 2017
Our Opinion: Time for cooler heads in yearbook issue
Sometimes we forget that words carry weight, and that weight can have a tremendous impact. Those of us in the news media know that well. The Brainerd High School Brainonian yearbook staff now knows it, too. Last week, when it was first reported that a student was quoted in this year's...
May 26, 2017 - 9:30am
May 15, 2017
Our Opinion: Legislators should rethink LGA funding
Cities throughout greater Minnesota are imploring the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton to return local government aid to 2002 levels. Brainerd is no exception. Brainerd receives $4,104,000 in LGA, which is about 27 percent of its revenue. The House and Senate Tax Conference Committee's...
May 15, 2017 - 8:15am
May 14, 2017
Our Opinion: Keep committee meetings open
The Brainerd School Board is taking a dangerous step on its path to restructure its committees. The school board on Monday approved the first reading of a revision of district policy that, among other things, specifically states committee meetings would not be subject to Minnesota's...
May 14, 2017 - 2:21pm
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