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February 10, 2017
Reader Opinion: Country supposed to be for people not party
Our esteemed president said it bothers him that the courts are so political. News flash Mr. President. This has been going on for a long time and it will continue to go as long as presidents continue to pick judges that favor their political ambitions. You Mr. President are no exception....
February 10, 2017 - 10:56am
February 5, 2017
Reader Opinion: Accomplished so far
As much as a lot of people in this country hate Trump, if you look for something positive about Donald Trump, think about what he has accomplished so far! I have a grudging respect for just how much he's achieved in his first week of being president. I don't think anyone else has...
February 5, 2017 - 6:59pm
November 10, 2016
Reader Opinion: What King Soloman said about a dwindling population
Dear Mr. Rick Nolan: Here's what King Solomon had to say about a dwindling population (which will be caused by abortion.) "A growing population is a king's glory; a dwindling nation is his doom." Proverbs 14:28 - The Living Bible Jerrold Turnquist Brainerd
November 10, 2016 - 10:12pm
November 1, 2016
Reader Opinion: Thanks to Heintzeman
Amongst all the negativity that seems to surround us lately, we would like to take the time to share some positivity by thanking our representative, Josh Heintzeman, for the great work he has done in office this term. Not only is he working hard to protect our families and our freedoms,...
November 1, 2016 - 10:55pm
October 27, 2016
Reader Opinion: Time to effect change
We now have our opportunity to change Brainerd city government. Do not elect Kevin Stunek or Patrick Wussow, They have had their opportunity to serve Brainerd and failed miserably as Fire Chief and City Administrator. Wussow was fired from Big Lake in 2006 under less than desirable...
October 27, 2016 - 10:53pm
Reader Opinion: Vote in Stenglein, Nystrom
Tiffany Stenglein and Quinn Nystrom have my votes to represent District 10 in the Minnesota Senate and House. Both are lifelong residents of the district and will listen carefully to the concerns of constituents. Tiffany's understanding of the tax code will be a benefit as she considers...
October 27, 2016 - 10:18pm
Reader Opinion: No friend of Heintzeman
I believe that if Rep. Heintzeman gets re-elected he will continue to vote against protecting your dog from recklessly set body grip traps as he did on April 7. He is no friend of hunters. John Reynolds Merrifield
October 27, 2016 - 10:14pm
October 25, 2016
Man writes opinion about yoga pants; women take to the streets
BARRINGTON, R.I. (Reuters) - A male reader who sent a letter to a small Rhode Island newspaper criticizing women who wear yoga pants in public found that snug-fitting pants were the least of his problems as hundreds of people picketed his home and thousands rebuked him on social media....
October 25, 2016 - 11:22am
September 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Missing the mark in Nisswa
In reference to the article in the Dispatch of Sept. 18 entitled "Design Team has helped Nisswa and Crosby," I would like to comment on the Nisswa portions. Quoting the article: "One concept the Design Team came up with to boost that economic vitality was the idea of "small town character."...
September 20, 2016 - 9:17pm
September 9, 2016
Reader Opinion: The Syrian crisis
America's failure to prevent genocide in Syria - President Assad's bombing and strafing the Syrian population - has caused the migration of thousands of refugees into Europe and the drowning of hundreds in overloaded boats.
September 9, 2016 - 7:17pm
Reader Opinion: Should have endorsed speech writer
Donald Trump has repeatedly blamed Obama and Hillary for withdrawing troops too early from Iraq and how stupid it was to tell the exact date of the withdrawal. The U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement was signed by George W. Bush in 2008 and established that U.S. combat forces would...
September 9, 2016 - 7:17pm
July 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: Kudos to Nolan
All of us in the 8th District have reason to be proud. Our own Rick Nolan has been rated highly by both the Washington Post and Time magazine for his effective work in Congress. Not only the highest ranked among Minnesota's entire eight-member delegation, Rick is among the top 10...
July 29, 2016 - 5:56pm
June 8, 2016
Reader Opinion: Pick your poison
This presidential election is going to boil down to a comparison of the candidates. It will be between: • A man who buys favors and admits it, and a woman who sells favors and lies about it. • A man who is said to be likeable trying to be unlikeable, and a woman who is unlikeable...
June 8, 2016 - 10:26pm
Reader Opinion: Transgender disorder
In the consideration of transgender bathrooms and locker rooms, the following illustration may help some of us to view the situation differently than our president. I had a friend (she has recently passed away) who was plagued in her younger years with bouts of severe mental and emotional...
June 8, 2016 - 10:26pm
January 26, 2016
READER OPINION: Write us a letter or send us an email
The Brainerd Dispatch welcomes letters on recent articles and current issues. All letters should include the writer's full name, city and a phone number (for verification only). Letters (Reader Opinions) are limited to 300 words. Only one letter - per person - per week.Letters...
January 26, 2016 - 12:18pm